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Friday, July 29, 2011

World Junior Open Chess Championship begins on August 1

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Hi everyone,

The World Junior Open Chess Championship 2011 is set to begin on August 1 in the Indian city of Chennai. A total of 127 players, including 19 Grand Masters from 44 countries in the boys' section and 69 from 33 nations in girls' category will participate in the event. The event will be inaugurated by world champion Viswanathan Anand. You can access the official website at this link.

The golden jubilee edition will have Maxim Matlakov of Russia as the top seed while Nazi Palkidze of Georgia will be top seed in the girls' section. The championship would be of 13 rounds under Swiss format with a time control of 40 moves in 90 minutes and remaining game in 30 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds from the first move.
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