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5 - 20 October 2014 | Pune | India

Final Round Results -  OPEN  GIRLS
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Lu Shanglai and Aleksandra Goryachkina won the World Junior Chess titles!

Lu Shanglai of China won the World Junior Chess title by defeating Aleksander Indjic of Serbia. In the girls section Aleksandra Goryachkina had successfully defended her title with a round to spare yesterday.



Live Interviews during the 13th Round!

Venkatarama Raja, President of the AICF (All India Chess Federation), and Professor Anantharam, the Chief Arbiter of the tournament, appeared for Live interviews in the studio at the venue.



Round 13 Inauguration

13th round of the World Junior Chess Championships 2014 on 19th Oct 2014 on both the Open and Girls sections were inaugurated by Ashok Jain, President of Maharashtra Chess Association.



I&B Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar speaks on World Junior Chess Championship

I&B Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar in a video message conveys his best wishes to the players and inspires them on the occasion of World Junior Chess Championship held in Pune.



Know Your Arbiters!

We have a bunch of very motivated and hardworking people who do a specialized job for this event! Please join your hands together and clap for the Arbiters of this event.



Round 12 Inauguration

12th round of the World Junior Chess Championships 2014 on 18th Oct 2014 was inaugurated on the Open section by Manuel Aaron, Indian first ever International Master on the top board game GM Vladimir Fedoseev (Russia) – GM Wei Yi (China).



Wei Yi defeats Karen Grigoryan, tops the point tally

Wei Yi of China continued his merciless march towards the title with a comprehensive victory over Karen Grigoryan of Armenia in the 11th round of the World Junior Chess Championship being played at Hotel Hyatt, Pune. His compatriot Lu Shanglei who had been matching pace with him was held to a draw by Griogriy Oparin of Russia. Wei is the sole leader now with a tally of 9 points while Shanglei is the sole occupant of the second spot with 8.5 points.

Round 11 Inauguration

11th round of the World Junior Chess Championships 2014 on 17th Oct 2014 was inaugurated on the Open section by Andrzej Filipowicz, legendary chess player and Chairman of FIDE Technical Commission, on the top board game GM Wei Yi (China) - GM Karen Grigoryan (Armenia).




Venue visit by Prithviraj Chavan

The former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Prithviraj Chavan, who was instrumental in bringing the World Junior Chess Championship 2014 to Pune, Maharashtra, visited the venue during the 10th round and spent quality time. Also present at the same time was Pankaj Kumar, Director of Sports, State of Maharashtra.



Norm Chances in the 11th round






Aravindh Chithambaram impresses with a draw against super GM Jorge Cori while chinese juggernaut rolls on

The Chinese duo Lu Shanglei and Wei Yi emphatically exhibited rising Chess power by scoring convincing victories over Russians, Vladimir Fedoseev, the top seed in fray here and Mikhail Antipov in the 10th round of the LIC World Junior Chess Championship at Hotel Hyatt, Pune.

Norm Chances for the 10th round at the World Juniors




Good day for India - S L Narayanan earns GM Norm, P V Nandhidhaa completes wim title requirements and Padmini Rout bounces back with a victory

16-year-old S L Narayanan has easily been the pick of the Indian players in display at the World Junior Chess Championship in progress at Hotel Hyatt Pune. In the 9th round today Narayanan today held compatriot and fourth seed Vidit Santosh Gujrathi to a draw and earned his first GM norm.

Padmini shrugs off yesterday's defeat and bounces back with a win

If Mae FraynaJanelle hoped to shock her opponent Padmini Rout with her choice of the 'Alekhine Defence' (which very rarely makes an appearance these days) on the very first move, then it was an effort wasted. " I had done my homework and realized she experiments with different Openings and to a certain extent I was expecting this Opening" smiled Padmini after scoring

Game of the Day for Rounds 5 & 6!

The Game of the Day is conducted every day from a selected 4 games, encouraging chess lovers to caste their votes at our official Facebook page:


'www.facebook.com/WorldJuniorChess2014'


and a jury consisting of GM M.R.Venkatesh, WGM Soumya Swaminathan


Round 9 Inauguration

9th round of the World Junior Chess Championships 2014 on 15th Oct 2014 on both the Open and Girls sections were inaugurated by Ravindra Dongre, Chairman of Maharashtra Chess Association. The ceremonial first move was made on the top board game GM Wei Yi - GM Lu Shanglei, both from China in the Open section and WIM Ann Chumpitaz (Peru) - Aleksandra Goryachkina (Russia) at the Girls section.

Norm chances galore!

Title norms for grabs at the World Junior today! GO for them, boys and girls!






Round 8 - ​A Day Of Upsets

Padmini Rout's unbeaten stint was spoiled by top seed Aleksandra Goryachkina much to the disappointment of the Indian camp in the 8th round of the LIC World Junior Girls Chess Championship which continued after a day's rest at Hotel Hyatt, Pune. In fact the Girls section was dominated by the higher rated Russians in fray with Daria Pustovoitova also defeating Anna Iwanow of Poland.


Round 8 Inauguration

8th round of the World Junior Chess Championships 2014 on 14th Oct 2014 on both the Open and Girls sections were inaugurated by Atul Goel, who heads the Pune chapter of the Lakshya Sports Foundation, Managing Director of the Goel Ganga Group - the realty sector giant, and owner of the Pune Attackers team from the Maharashtra Chess League.


Game of the Day awards!

World Junior Chess Championship conducts a Game of the Day survey everyday, from a selected 4 games, encouraging chess lovers to caste their votes at our official Facebook page:


'www.facebook.com/WorldJuniorChess2014'


VIP Venue Visits

Mr.Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State, Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India, visited the World Junior Chess Championship venue on 12th Oct 2014. The honourable minister spent time at the venue, watching games, interacting with the participants, best players of Pune and the organisers. Member of Parliament, Pune constituency, Mr.Anil Shirole,


Round 7 - Anurag Mhamal shocks second seed Robin Van kampen

In the most sensational result of the day Goa based Anurag Mhamal defeated second seed Robin Van Kampen of Netherland in the dying stages of the game. Battling in a minus position against the Sicilian defence, Anurag was delighted when Kampen in severe time trouble blundered and resigned on the 47th move


Round 7 Inauguration

7th round of the World Junior Chess Championships 2014 on 12th Oct 2014 on both the Open and Girls sections were inaugurated by Aniruddha Deshpande, Vice President of Maharashtra Chess Association and Chairman of the organizing committee. The ceremonial first move was made on the top board game between GM Cori Jorge (Peru) and GM Mikhail Antipov (Russia) in the


Round 6 - Padmini wins to maintain joint lead in girls section Vidit loses, S L Narayanan in join lead

Padmini Rout scored an impressive victory with plenty of fireworks in the sixth round of the LIC World Junior Girls Chess championship being played at Hotel Hyatt. Entertaining and enthralling the following spectators, Padmini sacrificed her queen to unveil a spectacular checkmate against Ioana Gelip of Romania. However

Round 6 Inauguration

6th round of the World Junior Chess Championships 2014 on 11th Oct 2014 started off in the presence of Saurabh Gadgil, a former chess player and Chairman and managing director of P N Gadgil Jewellers, and S.K.Jain, a sports lover and a leading lawyer of the city.



Round 5 - India's Nandhindhaa P V and Ivana Maria registers win and are among joint leaders

Less fancied Indians once again stole the thunder in the fifth round of the LIC World junior Chess Championship being played at Hotel Hyatt, Pune. Nandhidhaa Pv created a sensational upset by defeating IM Meri Arabidze of Georgia, an opponent rated and titled much higher than her while 15-year-old Maria Ivana Furtado shocked Nguyen Thi Mai Hung to emerge joint leaders.

Round 5 Inauguration

5th round of the World Junior Chess Championships 2014 on 09th Oct 2014 was inaugurated by Ashwin Trimal, a member of Lakshya Sports Foundation, and owner of Trumasters team at the Maharashtra Chess League, assisted by Shekhar Naniwadekar, a respected Chartered Accountant and a big chess lover of Pune. The ceremonial first move was made on the first board game between GM Cori Jorge (Peru) and GM Wei Yi (China) in the Open section.

Round 4 - S L Narayanan shocks polish GM Kamil Dragun, Padmini Rout wins and again shares joint lead. N Srinath holds top seed vladimir fedoseev

S L Narayanan has been a regular visitor to Pune for Maharashtra Chess League (MCL) and had gained a reputation for shocking seeded players. In the fourth round of the LIC World Junior Chess championship in progress at Hotel Hyatt,

Round 4 Inauguration

4th of the World Junior Chess Championships 2014 on 09th Oct 2014 was inaugurated by Woman Grandmaster Soumya Swaminathan, former world junior girls champion, on the first board game between GM Vladislav Kovalev (Belorussia) and GM Wei Yi (China) in the Open section.

Inauguration at the Girls section was done by Dr.Satish Thigale,

Round 3 - S L Narayanan holds second seed to draw while Vidit and Padmini held to draws by fellow Indians Sahej Grover and Maria Ivana Furtado respectively

Lesser fancied Indians continued to impress, while the fancied ones struggled to score even as overseas Grandmasters took charge in the third round of the World Junior Chess Championships being played at Hotel

Round 3 Inauguration

3rd round of the World Junior Chess Championships 2014 on 08th Oct 2014 was inaugurated by Robert Zsifkovits, official representative of FIDE, on the first board game between GM Wei Yi (China) and IM Diptayan Ghosh (India) in the Open section, in the presence of organizing secretary Niranjan Godbole and chief arbiter Anantharam.

Round 2 - TOP SEEDS IN BOTH SECTIONS HELD TO DRAWS BY LOWER RATED OPPONENTS

If the general perception in chess circles is that the first couple of rounds of a Swiss League event produce perfectly predictable results in favour of high Ratings, then players at the on-going World Junior Chess Championship at Hotel Hyatt are determined to prove it wrong!. After a spate of upsets in the first round, it was no different in the second round played on Tuesday as the seeded

Round 2 Inauguration

2nd round of the World Junior Chess Championships 2014 on 07th Oct 2014 was inaugurated by Swastik Shirshikar, of Lakshya Sports Foundation, on the first board game between GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel (Romania) and GM Vladimir Fedoseev (Russia) in the Open section.

Inauguration at the Girls section was done by GM Erwin l'Ami, the coach of the

WOULD IT BE A 'DOUBLE DELIGHT' FOR INDIA ONCE AGAIN

Can India expect another ' Delightful Double' as it did in 2008 when Abhijeet Gupta won the World Junior Chess Championship and Dronavalli Harika clinched the World junior Girls title at the same venue? Incidentally this was the first and only time in the history of the game that two players from the same country had won the title ,

Round 1 - VIDIT OFF TO A FLYING START, 10 YEAR OLD NIHAL SARIN SHOCKS MUCH HIGHER RATED IM JONATHAN WESTERBERG AFTER A MARATHON LASTING 94 MOVES IN A SENSATIONAL RESULT

Vidit Santosh Gujrathi got off to a flying start by quickly winning the first round of the World Junior Chess Championship which commenced at Hotel Hyatt,

Round 1 Inauguration

1st round of the World Junior Chess Championships 2014 was inaugurated by Dr.Nitin Kareer (IAS), on the first board game between GM Vladimir Fedoseev (Russia) and Chakravarthi Reddy (India) in the Open section.

Inauguration at the Girls section was done at the top board game between WGM Alexandra

Getting ready for the World Junior 2014

It's the beginning of the beginning for World Juniors, as we enter the final bend of the run up to the world juniors chess championship 2014 at Pune, Maharashtra. Last week, we conducted the Press Conference, where we announced the details and started the buzz among the scribes…

Now, it is the race upto the 5th of Oct, to set everything in place.

Pune Geared Up To Host World Junior Chess Championship 2014

Pune is all geared up to host this prestigious and second most important Chess tournament in the World from 5thOctober to 20th October at Hotel Hyatt.

More than 125 players in the open category and over 75 girls from over 45 countries have confirmed participation.

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