2008 World Junior Chess Championship

Player Seeding

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Player

2627

MAMEDOV Rauf

g

AZE

2605

RODSHTEIN Maxim (7) (2615)

g

ISR

2604

ANDREIKIN Dmitry (4) (2555)

g

RUS

2601

LAZNICKA Viktor (19) (2610)

g

CZE

2593

BARAMIDZE David

g

GER

2590

LI Chao B

g

CHN

2584

LENIC Luka

g

SLO

2583

ZHIGALKO Sergei

g

BLR

2579

NGUYEN Ngoc Truong Son

g

VIE

2577

LE QUANG Liem

g

VIE

2577

SO Wesley (20) (2531)

g

PHI

2572

GEETHA Narayanan Gopal (18) (2520)

g

IND

2561

AMIN Bassem (15) (2561)

g

EGY

2561

HOWELL David (26) (2527)

g

ENG

2561

ITURRIZAGA Bonelli Eduardo Pat

g

VEN

2557

HOU Yifan

wg

CHN

2555

KRAVTSIV Martyn

m

UKR

2554

KHAMRAKULOV Dzhurabek (27) (2357)

m

UZB

2551

GUPTA Abhijeet (13) (2470)

g

IND

2549

POPOV Ivan (2) (2539)

g

RUS

2545

SJUGIROV Sanan

m

RUS

2543

LEON Hoyos Manuel

m

MEX

2533

BRAUN Arik

m

GER

2531

RAMIREZ Alejandro

g

CRC

2530

BRKIC Ante

g

CRO

2530

PONKRATOV Pavel

m

RUS

2529

NEGI Parimerjan (8) (2514)

g

IND

2527

RAGGER Markus

g

AUT

2527

SAFARLI Eltaj

g

AZE

2507

MELKUMYAN Hrant (29) (2469)

m

ARM


22 GMs
22 IMs
15 FMs
1 WGM

108 Players


Notes:

  • The numbers in parentheses indicate the player’s final rank and rating in the 2007 World Juniors.
  • A total of 60 titled players are participating (could be a record).
  • The lone woman participant, Hou Yifan, is among the youngest seeds.
  • No less than 11 of the top 30 seeded players in this event are ranked #3 or higher in their respective federations.
  • To more or less get an idea of the roster’s strength, Wesley So is seeded 11th, and if you throw in a Torre or an Antonio in the list, either of them would be ranked 29th on the starting grid.
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