Aravindh Chithambaram scores bronze in World Juniors 2017

Aravindh Chithambaram scores bronze in World Juniors 2017

     Grand Master and former National Junior Champion Aravindh Chithambaram came up with an inspired performance in the final round to crush  Xu Xiangyu of China and annexed the bronze medal in the World Juniors Chess Championship 2017.

The Chennai-based was in his elements in the final round as Xu found no defense. Playing Black, it was a queen pawn opening by the Chinese and Aravindh chose an off-beat system that soon spelt doom. The middle game was one sided as Xu struggled on all parts of the board and it took just 38 moves for Aravindh to wrap the issues.

GM Aryan Tari

Norwegian Grandmaster Aryan Tari won the Gold while the Silver medal went to GM Petrosyan Manuel of Armenia. IM Praggnanandhaa R, who finished fourth, played out a draw with  GM Svane Rasmus.

Praggnanandhaa made his maiden Grandmaster norm with his splendid performance in this tournament.

IM Abdumalik Zhansaya

The Women’s Championship was won by IM Abdumalik Zhansaya who got rewarded for some excellent play in the early phase of the event. In the final round Ghate defeated Indian junior champion Kumar Gaurav. The Silver here went to WGM Paramzina Anastasya while FM Yu Jennifer had to be content with the bronze.

 

Open: Final Ranking after 11 Rounds

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Pts.
1 5 GM Tari Aryan NOR 2581 8,5
2 16 GM Petrosyan Manuel ARM 2554 8,5
3 7 GM Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. IND 2572 8,5
4 26 IM Praggnanandhaa R IND 2509 8,0
5 1 GM Van Foreest Jorden NED 2616 8,0
6 32 FM Sorokin Aleksey RUS 2483 8,0
7 6 GM Karthikeyan Murali IND 2578 8,0
8 30 IM Lomasov Semen RUS 2490 7,5
9 11 GM Alekseenko Kirill RUS 2563 7,5
10 21 IM Xu Xiangyu CHN 2543 7,5

Girls: Final Ranking after 11 Rounds

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Pts.
1 1 IM Abdumalik Zhansaya KAZ 2428 9,5
2 44 WGM Paramzina Anastasya RUS 2123 8,5
3 13 FM Yu Jennifer USA 2321 8,0
4 11 WGM Tsolakidou Stavroula GRE 2340 8,0
5 16 WGM Tokhirjonova Gulrukhbegim UZB 2306 8,0
6 10 IM Osmak Iulija UKR 2345 7,5
7 5 WIM Shuvalova Polina RUS 2386 7,5
8 22 WIM Injac Teodora SRB 2244 7,5
9 43 WFM Kanakova Natalie CZE 2134 7,5
10 8 IM Nomin-Erdene Davaademberel MGL 2358 7,0

 

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