The World Junior and Girls Under 20 starts August 2 in Czarna, Poland. The country will be represented by 12 year old Paulo Bersamina in the junior division and 19 year old Aices Salvador in the girls division. Wesley So skipped this years edition of World Junior as he will compete in the Rising Stars vs Experience in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on August 12. Bersamina (1984), the youngest participant in his division is seeded 120 while Salvador is seeded 52 (2050) in the girls division.
One player to watch in the Junior division is the 13 year old Illya Nyzhnyk (2540) of Ukraine, one of the youngest player to attain the title of International Master at age 11. No 2700+ rated player is competing in Junior division but familiar young players such as GMs Andreikin, Negi, Safarli are some of the favorites.
WJG U-20 Official website
List of players, Junior.
List of players, Girls
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