Medal Watch in Italy: Jennifer Yu on Board One in Final Round

Jennifer Yu at the World Girls Under 20
Jennifer Yu (Virginia, USA) will play on board one at the final round of the World Junior Girls Championship in Tarvisio, Italy (Nov 12-26). Yu won a key penultimate round victory to bring her to 8/10, just a point behind the leader, Zhansaya Abdumalik of Kazakhstan, who she faces tomorrow. In today's exciting battle against the Mongolian representative, Jennifer Yu valiantly defended her dark square weaknesses, after which she forced mate on her opponent's weakened light squares.
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[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2017.11.24"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Davaademberel, Nomin-Erdene"]
[Black "Yu, Jennifer"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C70"]
[PlyCount "108"]
[SourceDate "2017.11.24"]
[SourceVersionDate "2017.11.24"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. c3 a6 5. Ba4 Bg7 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 exd4 8. cxd4
Nge7 9. Nc3 Bb7 10. O-O Na5 11. d5 Nxb3 12. Qxb3 c5 13. d6 Nc8 14. Bf4 O-O 15.
Rfe1 Nb6 16. Bg5 Bf6 17. Bh6 Re8 18. e5 Bh8 19. Ne4 c4 20. Qd1 Nd5 21. Bg5 Qb6
22. Qd2 Re6 23. Bh4 Bg7 24. Rad1 h6 25. Nf6+ Nxf6 26. exf6 Rxe1+ 27. Rxe1 Bf8
28. Bg3 Bxf3 29. gxf3 Qc6 30. Re3 a5 31. a3 Rb8 32. Kg2 b4 33. axb4 axb4 34.
Bf4 Qc5 35. Qe1 Qf5 36. Be5 h5 37. h4 c3 38. Re4 c2 39. b3 Bh6 40. Bb2 Rc8 41.
Bc1 Bf8 42. Qxb4 Qxf6 43. Qb7 Rd8 44. Qc7 Bxd6 45. Qxc2 Rb8 46. Bb2 Qf5 47. Qd2
Rxb3 48. Re8+ Bf8 49. Qe2 d6 50. Bc1 Kg7 51. Be3 Qd3 52. Qa2 Rb1 53. Kh2 Qd1
54. Bd4+ Kg8 0-1

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Jennifer's team-mate and friend Emily Nguyen has an even score after ten rounds.
Emily Nguyen in Tarvisio
In the Open section, Grandmaster Awonder Liang has 6/10, while Aryan Tari of Norway leads with a round to go. Follow along on the official site and chess results. 

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