Young Masters playing in Lausanne

9/20/2003 – They are between 13 and 19, all remarkable talents, hailing from different parts of Europe and Russia. From Sept. 19 to 22, 2003, they are playing in the Young Masters tournament in Lausanne, Switzerland. Watch the games live or download them from our illustrated report page.

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The Young Masters in Lausamme is a double-round knockout, and the games can be watched live on the server. The participants are Etienne Bacrot (20, France), Luke McShane (19, England), Shakhriyar Mamediyarov (18, Azerbaijan), Arkadij Naiditsch (18, Germany), Sergey Karjakin (13, Ukraine), Alexandra Kosteniuk (18, Russia), Elisabeth Pähtz (18, Germany), Severin Papa (19, Switzerland).

Results so far:
Round 1 (September 17-18, 2003)
McShane, Luke J Paehtz, Elisabeth 1/2 1-0
Naiditsch, Arkadij Karjakin, Sergey 1-0 1-0
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyaz Kosteniuk, Alexandra 1-0 1-0
Bacrot, Etienne Papa, Severin 1-0 1/2

Minor Placings (September 19, 2003)
Kosteniuk, Alexandra Paehtz, Elisabeth 1-0
Karjakin, Sergey Papa, Severin 1-0

Winners Round 1 (September 19, 2003)
McShane, Luke J Mamedyarov, Shakhriyaz 1/2
Bacrot, Etienne Naiditsch, Arkadij 1-0

Picture gallery

Alexandra Kosteniuk, world women's vice champion

Elisabeth Pähtz, Germany's under 18 women's world champion

Shakhriyaz Mamedyarov and his sister Zeinab promoting a French chess magazine. There is also a younger sister named Turkan in this amazing family. Sh won the European Under 14 Championship last year.

The youngest of the young masters, Sergey Karjakin

The favourites: Luke McShane of England, Etienne Bacrot of France

A round one game, won by the 18-year-old Azerbaijani

The French GM beat the local Swiss FM

The German WGM succumbed to the British GM

The 13-year-old GM didn't have a chance against the talented German GM

How do young masters relax between game? With blitz chess naturally


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