Lenderman and Robson Climbing at the World Junior
October 29, 2009
GMs-elect Ray Robson and Alex Lenderman. Photos Betsy Dynako

After lackluster starts at the World Junior (Puerto Madryn, Argentina, Oct. 22-Nov.4) GM-elects Alex Lenderman and Ray Robson are climbing back up the standings, with round seven wins. Lenderman has 5/7 while Robson has 4.5/7. Today in round eight, they will both face strong Chinese representatives. Lenderman plays against GM Chao Li (2617) while Ray plays the 2500+ rated Yangyi Yu (listed as untitled on chessresults.com and this report since he received the GM title before the event began/now updated as a GM.) Update: Lenderman ties for third, fifth in tiebreak! Robson ends in 18th. Top-seed Maxime Lagrave-Vachier wins gold. See complete final standings here.

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