The World Junior Chess Championship is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world and out of all the champions, 4 has even made it to the World Championships. This tournament is organised every by World Chess Federation, FIDE for open and U-20 Girls category where the player must be 20 years of age or less on 1st January in the year of competition. It began in the year 1951 at Birmingham, England every two years untill 1973 and then happened every year. In 1983, a separate tournament for girls was introduced. Every FIDE member nation may give one entry except for the host and seeding is done based on the elo ratings and the performance of the players based on their previous championships.
Title of Grandmaster and Woman Grandmaster is awarded to the winners in both the categories and Runner ups receive the titles of International Master and Woman International Grandmaster.
The 2018 WJCC took place from 4th Sep to 16th Sep in Gebze, Turkey where the winners were Parham Maghsoodloo from Iran in Open category and Aleksandra Maltsevskaya from Russia in Girls category. Players from 65 countries participated and in Open category more than 30 players had the Elo rating more than 2500!
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