The World Youth Chess Championship (under 14 – under 18) is developing quickly in Montevideo, Uruguay. Yesterday, Friday the 22nd, the last double-round day took place. From now onwards we will have four single rounds that will define the final standings.
In the open under-18, the only leader until now is IM Alexandr Triapishko (Rusia), who has 6/7, followed by IM Luca Moroni. With a point less are 7 players, among them a few south-americans (Escalante, Acosta, Zapata, Martínez Alcántara).
In the female under-18, the situation is similar, as WIM Laura Unuk (Eslovenia) took sole lead, followed by FM Anastasia Avramidou (Grecia) half a point down, with 5 players persuing them.
In the open under-16, George Stoleriu (Rumania) is in command. However, the last word is not said yet, as 5 players are looking for a setback of the romanian, as well as those who are a point away from the lead.
In the female under-16, the surprising WIM Annie Wang (Estados Unidos) has grabbed sole first place with 6,5/7. First seed WIM Polina Shuvalova (Rusia) is second with 6/7.
In the open under-14, FM Batsuren Dambasuren (Mongolia) continues on top, followed by Koustav Chatterjee (India) with half a point less, and 4 players afterwards waiting for their chance.
In the female under-14, two players share first place: FM Salimova Nurgyul (Bulgaria) and WFM Assaubayeva Bibisara (Rusia), both with 6 points. Third is WFM Martha Samadashvili, with 5,5/7.
The event keeps going today at 3 pm (-3 GMT) Montevideo hour, with round 8.
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