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Chess (#1215)

Devangshu Datta 

Jeffery Xiong clinched the World Junior (Under-20) with a round to spare at Bhubaneswar. The second-seeded 15-year-old American GM scored 10.5 points from 13 games. He was followed by top seed Artemiev Vladislav (9.5), with Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan and Xu Yi sharing 3rd-4th (9 each).

Other Indian hopefuls, Murali Karthikeyan (8.5), Aravindh Chithamvbaram (8) and Praggnanandhaa (7.5) did well but suffered losses at critical moments. In the Girls event, top seeded Dinara Saduakassova (9.5) of Kazakhstan won. She was chased by P V Nandhidhaa (9) and Dinara Dordzhieva of Russia. R Vaishali was ...

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First Published: Sat, August 27 2016. 00:05 IST