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World Youth Chess Championship 2017: Round 5

He have reached the first half of the World Championship that is being held in Montevideo, Uruguay. A free day splits the tournament in two. The second half will be defining the candidates to win each category.

On Friday we play the last double round of the event, in order to continue with single rounds until the end of the schedule. We also attach some pictures of the activities that took place on the free day.

In the open under 18, the tournamente is even more equal, with a shared lead between IM Alexandr Triapishko, IM Luca Moroni, FM Venkataraman Karthik, IM Florian Mesaros and IM Sebastian Mihajlov with 4 out of the 5 points in dispute.

In the female under 18, the scenario is less than clear as well. The leaders are Yao Lan, FM Avramidou Anastasia, WIM puertorriqueña Danitza Vázquez,  WFM Teodora Injac and WIM Laura Unuk all with 4 units.

In the open under 16, those on top are George Stoleriu from Romania and FM Gonzalo Quirhuayo from Peru.

In the female under 16, main favourite WIM Polina Shuvalova lost her direct encounter with WIM Annie Wang, making the american the only leader of the tournament. She is followed by russian Aleksandra Maltsevaskaya, with half a point less.

In the open under 14, FM Batsuren Dambasuren from Mongolia is clear first with 100% of effectivness, with two competitors trailing by half a point.

In the female under 14, from the seven players that were sharing the first place, only WCM Jyothsna L (India) y la FM Salimova Nurgyul (Bulgaria) stay on top.

The event goes on today at 9.30 am (-3 GMT) Montevideo hour, with round 6.

You can watch the games here

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