Aleksey Grebnev Becomes U18 World Youth Champion with One Round to Go
The U14, U16 and U18 World Youth Championships are about to finish in the city of Montesilvano (Italy).
After defeating Vuppala Prraneeth (India) in Round 10, Aleksey Grebnev of Russia became the U18 World Youth Champion ahead of the final round.
President of the Chess Federation of Russia Andrey Filatov:
"I congratulate Aleksey Grebnev on his outstanding victory. He has become World Youth Champion with one round to go in such a prestigious tournament, which also adds to his winning this year's Asian Youth Championship. The fact that he triumphed in all but one game without a single defeat speaks volumes about his huge potential. I am happy for his coaches and congratulate everyone on yet another great success of the Russian chess!"
All in all, round ten of World Chess Championship went well for the Russian chess players. In the U18 open tournament, Volodar Murzin (currently in 2nd place with 8 points) and Konstantin Popov (7.5) won their games as well. Anna Zhurova defeated the leading Rochelle Wu and is now tied for 2-3 with 8 points under her belt.
Tamerlan Chyndygyr (6.5) and Alexander Khripachenko (5.5) won their games in the U16 open category. Jakub Seemann and Jan Klimkowski (both of Poland) are leading with 8.5 points each. Alexandra Shvedova (9) defeated Daria Bondar and is tied for the lead with Wang Chuqiao (China).
In the U14 open competition, the Russian derby saw David Akhmedov outperform Savva Vetokhin to ascend to third place with 8 points. Magnus Ermitsch (Germany) and Pawel Sowinski (Poland) are leading the race. Savva Vetokhin, Aleksey Prokhorov, and Artem Uskov are sharing 7 points. In the U14 girls' group, Afruza Khamdamova (Uzbekistan) is in the lead with 9 points. Anna Shukhman has scored 7.5 points, Iren Lutsinger - 7, and Oksana Goriachkina - 6.5.
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