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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Russia Leads World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad in China

Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) 2013

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Here's a short news item from China. The World Youth (Under-16) chess olympiad is being held from July 21-30 in Chongqing, China. After 5 rounds, the top seed Russian team has emerged as the sole leader. In the key Round 4 matches, top seed Russia outplayed 4th seed China (1) 3-1; 2nd seed India won against 5th seed Australia (1) with the same score while 3rd seed Hungary was held to a draw by 6th seed USA (2). In Round 5, 7th seed Turkey held the Indians to a draw while the Russians edged the Americans 2.5-1.5.

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