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Sunday, August 7, 2011

World Junior Chess: Rombaldoni in Open, Girya in Girls' section lead

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Hello everyone,

The latest chess news from the World Junior Chess Championships being held in Chennai, India is that Italian IM Axel Rombaldoni and WGM Olga Girya of Russia are leading at the event. Both are performing way ahead of their seeding. 

It is one of the strongest WJCC ever, featuring over 80 titled players among the juniors and girls. Top seeds in the Open Section are Russian GMs Maxim Matlakov (2632) and Sanan Sjugirov (2629), Spanish GM Ivan Salgado Lopez (2626) and fifteen more GMs. In the Girls' Section there are five WGMs led by Nazi Paikidze (2416, GEO), Anastasia Savina (2398, RUS), Deysi Cori (2376, PER), Olga Girya (2371, RUS) and Rout Padmini (2348, IND).

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