Today's Top Juniors

Today's Top Juniors‎

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Who will be the next World Champion? There's a good bet that it's one of the young prodigies, Alireza Firouzja, Jeffery Xiong and Nihal Sarin. GM Melik Khachiyan demonstrates what makes these stars unique.

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Alireza Firouzja:  There's no greater young star than Alireza Firouzja. Many people think that he will someday be a world champion. GM Melik Khachiyan demonstrates what makes Firouzja a special player and different from prodigies of the past.

More Firouzja:  Alireza Firouzja's brings fighting chess to the board with both colors. Check out how he turned the black side of a quiet Caro Kann Exchange Variation into a vicious attack.

Jeffery Xiong:  Jeffery Xiong just finished in second place in the 2020 US Championship. Against Dariusz Swiercz, Jeffery played over 20 moves of razor-sharp preparation and meticulously brought home his advantage.

Xiong vs Nakamura:  Hikaru Nakamura has beaten Jeffery Xiong multiple times, but in the 2020 US Championship Xiong got his revenge in spectacular style.

Nihal Sarin:  Nihal Sarin won the 2020 Junior Speed Chess Championship and in the top section, he played a tight match with Super GM, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Sarin be a top contender in more championships to come. Check out his demolition of an experienced GM, Igor Efimov.

Who are your favorite young players today? Let us know in the comments.

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