Photo of Jeffery Xiong by Austin Fuller at STL Chess Club
Reigning US Junior Champion Grandmaster Jeffery Xiong is a point ahead of the field at the World Junior Championship in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India (August 7-22). Update: Xiong wins World Junior with a round to spare. Jeffery currently has 9/11 with two rounds to go. Here are his critical round 9 and 10 wins over two other top seeds, Parham Maghsoodloo (Iran) and IM Nasuta Grzegorz (Poland). Show these to your students who don’t believe endgame study is important! Update:
In the Girls Under 20, 2015 US Junior Girls Champ Ashritha Eswaran has 4.5/11.
Follow full standings here for the World Junior and Girls and follow live games and further info on the official site.