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GM Adly and WIM Nebolsina win the U20 World Championship

World Junior Chess Championship final report

GM Adly is the new champion of the U20 World Juior Chess Championship that finished today in Yerevan, Armenia. With a total of 10,0/13 he was able to finish in front of chess stars such as GM Popov, GM Wang Hao, GM Negi, GM Stellwagen, etc. Adly won his last round game against GM Georg Meier and finished 1/2 points ahead of GM Popov (who drew GM Andreikin).

GM Adly showed great desire for victory. He never accepted draw offers and finished with 10 wins, 3 losses, and no single draw. A true ambassador of the “Sofia rule”

Final standings, juniors

1 GM Adly Ahmed EGY 2494 10,0

2 GM Popov Ivan RUS 2539 9,5

3 GM Wang Hao CHN 2643 9,0

4 GM Andreikin Dmitry RUS 2555 9,0

5 GM Meier Georg GER 2558 8,5

6 GM Pashikian Arman ARM 2534 8,5

7 GM Rodshtein Maxim ISR 2615 8,5

8 GM Negi Parimarjan IND 2514 8,5

9 GM Jones Gawain C. B. ENG 2567 8,5

10 IM Jojua Davit GEO 2434 8,0

11 GM Stellwagen Daniel NED 2639 8,0

12 IM Romanov Evgeny RUS 2515 8,0

13 IM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2470 8,0

14 IM Corrales Jimenez Fidel CUB 2513 8,0

15 GM Amin Bassem EGY 2561 8,0

16 GM Khairullin Ildar RUS 2567 8,0

17 IM Grigoryan Avetik ARM 2489 7,5

18 IM Gopal Geetha Narayanan IND 2520 7,5

19 GM Laznicka Viktor CZE 2610 7,5

20 IM So Wesley PHI 2531 7,5

The games of GM Adly

1 Kulakov Viacheslav 2261 RUS 0

2 Vovk Ilja 2325 EST 1

3 Hayrapetian Ovik 2374 ARM 1

4 Abhishek Das 2383 IND 1

5 GM Jones Gawain C. B. 2567 ENG 1

6 IM Melkumyan Hrant 2469 ARM 1

7 IM So Wesley 2531 PHI 1

8 GM Laznicka Viktor 2610 CZE 1

9 GM Wang Hao 2643 CHN 0

10 GM Popov Ivan 2539 RUS 0

11 IM Gupta Abhijeet 2470 IND 1

12 IM Jojua Davit 2434 GEO 1

13 GM Meier Georg 2558 GER 1

total: 10 won, 0 draws, 3 lost

Vera Nebolsina

WIM Vera Nebolsina

WIM Vera Nebolsina needed a draw in the last round to become girls champion and she achieved it against IM Tairova. With a total of 10,0/13 she was out of reach for the other players. Fantastic performance for Nebolsina as she started with the crushing 6 out of 6. After round 12 victory against Priya Panneer Ramachandran, she left no question who the next U20 girls champion will be.

Final standings, girls

1 WIM Nebolsina Vera RUS 2349 10,0

2 WGM Zawadzka Jolanta POL 2371 9,5

3 WGM Melia Salome GEO 2364 9,5

4 IM Tairova Elena RUS 2391 9,0

5 IM Harika Dronavalli IND 2480 8,5

6 WGM Mongontuul Bathuyag MGL 2389 8,5

7 WGM Arutyunova Diana UKR 2256 8,5

8 WIM Soumya Swaminathan IND 2244 8,5

9 WGM Karavade Eesha Sanjay IND 2331 8,0

10 WGM Vega Gutierrez Sabrina ESP 2331 8,0

11 WIM Dauletova Gulmira KAZ 2240 8,0

12 WFM Guramishvili Sopiko GEO 2305 8,0

13 Priya Panneer Ramachandran IND 2129 8,0

14 WFM Kulon Klaudia POL 2139 8,0

15 WFM Gasik Anna POL 2191 7,5

16 WGM Khotenashvili Bela GEO 2307 7,5

17 WFM Pertlova Sona CZE 2169 7,5

18 Limontaite Simona LTU 2141 7,5

19 WFM Bokuchava Madona GEO 2130 7,5

20 WFM Hoolt Sarah GER 2199 7,0

The games of WIM Nebolina

1 Tjolsen Katrine 2081 NOR 1

2 WFM Gasik Anna 2191 POL 1

3 WFM Abrahamyan Tatev 2246 USA 1

4 WGM Khotenashvili Bela 2307 GEO 1

5 WFM Hoolt Sarah 2199 GER 1

6 WGM Karavade Eesha Sanjay 2331 IND 1

7 IM Harika Dronavalli 2480 IND ½

8 WGM Mongontuul Bathuyag 2389 MGL ½

9 WGM Vega Gutierrez Sabrina 2331 ESP 1

10 WGM Zawadzka Jolanta 2371 POL 0

11 WGM Arutyunova Diana 2256 UKR ½

12 Priya Panneer Ramachandran 2129 IND 1

13 IM Tairova Elena 2391 RUS ½

total: 8 won, 4 draws, 1 lost

World Junior Chess Championship

World Juior Chess Championship reports

World Junior Chess Championship round – preview

World Junior Chess Championship round 4 – GM Howell David, GM Rodshtein, IM Wesley So, and GM Georg Meier leading

World Junior Chess Championship round 5 – IM Wesley So and WIM Nebolsina leading

World Junior Chess Championship round 6 – IM Wesley So and GM Ahmed Adly leading

World Junior Chess Championship round 7 – GM Ahmed Adly leading the Junior Chess Championship

World Junior Chess Championship round 8 – GM Ahmed Adly a clear point ahead

World Junior Chess Championship round 9 – GM Wang Hao defeats GM Adly

World Junior Chess Championship round 10 – IM Grigoryan, GM Wang Hao, and GM Popov leading the U20 World Championship

World Junior Chess Championship round 12 – The Junior Chess Champion title will be decided in the last round

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