3 September 2015

Antipov, Yuffa, and Irina Drogovoz are in the Lead in Khanty-Mansiysk

The second round of the World U20 Championships was played today in the Ugra capital.

Grandmaster Mikhail Antipov
Grandmaster Mikhail Antipov
The World U20 Open and Girls Championships continue in Khanty-Mansiysk. Five players won their two starting games in the Open section, including two Russian representatives, GM Mikhail Antipov (2538) and IM Daniil Yuffa (2476). The rating favorite of the event, Jan-Krzysztof Duda (2645) made a drew in the second round and has 1.5 points. 

The Girls section has six leaders with 2/2. The Russian Irina Drogovoz (2253), representing Ugra, is one of them. The 4th seed WGM Zhansaya Abdumalik (2380) from Kazakhstan had the best start among the top players and is also in the leading group.