International Chess Federation
Friday, 07 Jun 2024 23:49
World Junior Championship 2024 crosses halfway mark

The FIDE World Junior Chess Championship 2024 in Gujarat, India, passed its midpoint. The organizers have prepared some fascinating entertainment for the participants' day off, including various excursions, a table tennis tournament, and many other options. This will allow the players to rest and prepare for the second half of the tournament starting on June 9th.

Let's take a look at the standings and results of both Open and Girls sections after six rounds.

In the Open event, four players are tied for first place, scoring 5 points each: IM Nogerbek Kazybek (KAZ, pictured below), GM Jose Gabriel Cardoso Cardoso (COL), IM Rudik Makarian (FID), and IM De Silva L M S T (SRI).

As many as 13 players, including the second and third seeds Alexey Grebnev (FID) and Pranav Anand (IND), are trailing the leading quartet by just a half-point. This ensures an even more fascinating and entertaining second half of the tournament.

Standings after Round 6 Open

In the Girls' section, IM Divya Deshmukh (pictured below) is the sole leader with 5.5 points after six rounds. WIM Mariam Mkrtchyan (ARM), Narmin Abdinova (AZE), and Kseniya Norman (FID) are just a half-point behind. Just like in the open section, the girls' tournament is keeping us guessing who will emerge as the winner at the end.

Standings after Round 6 Girls

Some general information about the tournament:

  • There are almost 230 players in this tournament from 44 different federations with 104 different titles.
  • 55% of all participants in this competition are from the host country, India.

The live broadcast is available here:

Open section

Girls section

Photos: Sarangam Production