Adly leading the World Juniors

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After seven of the thirteen rounds, Egyptian GM Ahmed Adly is leading the World Juniors in Yerevan. He is an experienced grandmaster already; in 2005 he became champion of Africa and in 2006 he played the C-group of the Corus Chess Tournament. Ahmed started in Yerevan with what's sometimes called a Swiss Gambit: he lost in the first round and thus avoided the strongest players in the first half of the tournament. He continued winning rounds 2-7.

In the sixth round Ahmed was awarded for his courageous play and in the seventh round he profited from a big mistake by Wesley So in the ending. So could have reached a drawn R vs RB by sacrificing his last pawn but instead the R vs RB that was reached was already lost for White.



Top standings:

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Full standings here.

After the rest day the tournament really starts today. The top pairings for round 8:

Adly-Laznicka Wang Hao-So Popov-Stellwagen Rodshtein-Negi Meier-Gopal Geetha Narayanan

In the girls section, Vera Nebolsina (2349) from Russia had a good start.

Top standings:

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Full standings here.
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