World Junior Chess R6: Alexander Ipatov, Irina Bulmaga Sole Leaders
The latest chess news via Fide is that Alexander Ipatov and Irina Bulmaga are in sole lead at the World Junior Chess Championship currently on in Athens, Greece.
GM Alexander Ipatov beat GM Nils Grandelius with black in a key encounter of Round 6 to take sole lead in the World Junior Chess Championship in Athens, Greece. A member of the Turkish Olympic Team, Ipatov is now with 5,5/6, half a point ahead of the chasing pack, as the other top board match GM Yu Yangyi – GM Samvel Ter-Sahakyan finished draw.
IM Karen Grigoryan, GM Richard Rapport, IM Das Debashis, and GM Aleksandr Shimanov used the opportunity to join GM Yu Yangyi and GM Samvel Ter-Sahakyan at the second position with 5,0/6. The tournament top seeded player GM Ding Liren continues undefeated, but made a third draw with black, which leaves him sharing 8th place with IM Grigoriy Oparin, GM Salem A R Saleh, FM Peter Schreiner, GM Baron Tal, FM Wei Yi, and the local top placed player IM Antonios Pavlidis, all with 4,5/6.
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