30 July 2017
World Team Smashes Hosts at the Match of the Millennials in Saint Louis
Bibisara Assaubayeva shows the best result.
Photo: Lennart OotesThe Match of the Millennials between young US and rest-of-the-world players under 14 and under 17 years old finished in Saint Louis with a convincing victory of the guests.
In the U17 group the World team (Haik Martirosyan, Andrey Esipenko, Aleksey Sarana, Anton Smirnov, and Aryan Chopra) defeated the US team 19-13, while in the U14 group the score is 11.5-4.5 in favour of the rest-of-the-world players (R. Praggnanandhaa, Nodirbek Abdusattorov, Bibisara Assaubayeva, and Nurgyul Salimova).
The total score is 30.5-17.5 in favour of the World team.
The Russian Bibisara Assaubayeva showed the best resuls in the event - 4 points out of 4. Aleksey Sarana has got 4 points out of 6, while Andrey Esipenko scored 4 points out of 7.
A former World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand and the reigning US. champion Wesley So took part in the Closing Ceremony. The grandmasters have arrived in Saint Louis to participate in the next stage of the Grand Ches Tour - 2017 Sinqfield Cup (August 1-12).