World Juniors: Jeffery Xiong comes closer to the title

by Johannes Fischer
8/19/2016 – In round eleven of the World Junior Championships tournament leader Jeffery Xiong played against top seed Vladislav Artemiev. Before the round Artemiev was trailing Xiong by one point and had to win to keep realistic chances for the title. However, Artemiev carefully avoided taking too many risks and after 40 moves the uneventful game ended in a draw. With two rounds to go Xiong now leads with 9.0/11 and is a full point ahead of his closest rivals Artemiev and Grzegorz Nasuta.

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Focused: Jeffery Xiong

 

Vladislav Artemiev

Standings after 11 rounds

Rank Title Name Elo Country Pts
1 GM Xiong Jeffery 2633 USA 9
2 GM Artemiev Vladislav 2665 RUS 8
3 IM Nasuta Grzegorz 2442 POL 8
4 GM Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. 2543 IND
5   Maghsoodloo Parham 2576 IRI
6   Xu Yinglun 2516 CHN
7 IM Bersamina Paulo 2402 PHI
8 GM Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan 2515 IND 7
9   Ivekovic Bozidar 2351 CRO 7
10 FM Xu Yi 2371 CHN 7
11 IM Mosadeghpour Masoud 2437 IRI 7
12 GM Gagare Shardul 2486 IND 7
13 IM Tran Tuan Minh 2473 VIE 7
14 IM Henriquez Villagra Cristobal 2520 CHI 7
15 GM Karthikeyan Murali 2514 IND
16 IM Svane Rasmus 2546 GER
17 IM Menezes Christoph 2408 AUT
18   Yuan Qingyu 2366 CHN
19 IM Lorparizangeneh Shahin 2478 IRI
20   Dhulipalla Bala Chandra Prasad 2276 IND
21 IM Akash G 2400 IND
22   Arjun Kalyan 2292 IND
23 FM Karthik Venkataraman 2305 IND
24 FM Praggnanandhaa R 2429 IND 6
25 FM Rakesh Kumar Jena 2161 IND 6
26   Beradze Irakli 2440 GEO 6
27   Srijit Paul 2217 IND 6
28   Harsha Bharathakoti 2344 IND 6
29 IM Visakh N R 2431 IND 6
30 GM Wagner Dennis 2572 GER 6

... 80 players

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Johannes Fischer was born in 1963 in Hamburg and studied English and German literature in Frankfurt. He now lives as a writer and translator in Nürnberg. He is a FIDE-Master and regularly writes for KARL, a German chess magazine focusing on the links between culture and chess. On his own blog he regularly publishes notes on "Film, Literature and Chess".
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Raymond Labelle Raymond Labelle 8/20/2016 05:13
Mr. Xiang won today (Saturday, round 12 of 13)- the only ones who could catch him, Mr. Artemiev and Mr. Natusa, needed a win today to have a mathematical chance to do so, but they played one against the other and drew.

Thus, Mr. Xiong already won the title, with one round to go.

Congratulations!
vladivaclav vladivaclav 8/20/2016 10:09
Xiong's performace is 2750 after 11 rounds...
notyetagm notyetagm 8/19/2016 08:17
Artemiev really needed to win this game. I am surprised he didn't play what Vigus called the Russian Counterattack against the Exchange Slav with Bf4 Nh5!?.
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