World Junior Championship enters finishing straight
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World Junior Championship enters finishing straight

This year’s World Junior Championship is taking place in New Delhi, India, and although it’s been overshadowed by events on the Isle of Man it’s still a prestigious tournament. 14-year-old Praggnanandhaa was battling to follow up winning the World U18 Youth Championship with an amazing double, but that now looks unlikely after he lost to both 20-year-old co-leaders Evgeny Shtembuliak of Ukraine and Miguel Santos Ruiz of Spain. 18-year-old Russian Polina Shuvalova may manage the double in the girls section, however, as she hit the sole lead with 3 rounds to go.

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