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Saturday, 12 Oct 2019 07:10
World Youth Championship is in the books

Six new World Champions will be crowned today in Mumbai (India) in the World Youth Chess Championship finishing at the Renaissance Convention Centre Hotel . Youngsters from 66 countries are competing in the Girls U14, Open U14, Girls U16, Open U16, Girls U18, and Open U18 categories.

Here are the standings after Round 10 & key pairings for the last round that is now underway:

Girls U14

1. Bat-Erdene Mungunzul (MGL) - 8 
2-4. Eline Roebers (NED), Ekaterina Nasyrova (RUS) & Meruert Kamalidenova (KAZ) - 7½

Mungunzul - Ravi Rakshita (IND, 7) 0-1
Kamalidenova - Roebers 1-0
Diviya Deshmukh (IND, 7) - Nasyrova 1-0

Meruert Kamalidenova is the new champion

Open U14

1. Aydin Suleimanli (AZE) - 8
2-6. L R Srihari (IND), R Abinandhan (IND), Alex Kobay (USA), Marc Morgunov (AUT), Vo Pham Thien Phuc (VIE) - 7½

Sultan Amanzhol (KAZ, 7) - Aydin Suleimanli 0-1
Vo Pham Thien Phuc - L R Srihari ½ - ½
Morgunov - Kobay ½ - ½
Abinandhan - Sreeshwan Maralakshikaru (IND, 7) 0-1

Aydin Suleimanli (AZE) is the new champion

Girls U16

1. Nazerke Nurgali (KAZ) - 8½
2. Leya Garifullina (RUS) - 8
7 players are tied for 3rd with 7 points

Govhar Beydullaeva (AZE, 7) - Nurgali 1-0
Garifullina - Svitlana Demchenko (CAN, 7) ½ - ½

Leya Garifullina is the new champion (better tiebreaks)

Open U16

1. Rudik Makarian (RUS) - 8
2-4. Ghosh Aronyak (IND), Stefan Pogosyan (RUS), Arash Daghli (IRI) - 7½

Pogosyan - Makarian ½ - ½
Daghli - Aronyak ½ - ½

Rudik Makarian is the new champion

Girls U18

1. Polina Shuvalova (RUS) - 8
2. Agrawal Vantika (IND) - 7½
3-5. Alexandra Obolentseva (RUS), Zala Urh (SLO), Assel Serikbay (KAZ) - 7

Serikbay - Shuvalova ½ - ½
Obolentseva - Vantika ½ - ½
Urh - Honorata Kucharska (POL, 6½) ½ - ½

Polina Shuvalova defended her title

Open U18

1. R Praggnanandhaa (IND) - 8½ 
2. Shant Sargsyan - 8
3. Aryan Gholami (IRI) - 7½

Praggnanandhaa - Valentin Buckels (GER, 7) ½ - ½
Kalyan Arjun (IND, 7) - Sargsyan ½ - ½
Artur Davtyan (ARM, 7) - Gholami 1-0

R Praggnanandhaa is the new champion

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Final report to follow...