U.S. Junior Championship: Xiong Leads With Two Rounds to Go
Friday, July 15, 2016 at 7:45PM
Dennis Monokroussos in 2016 U.S. Junior Championship, Jeffery Xiong

Jeffery Xiong is the top seed at the 2016 U.S. Junior Championship, so it's not too surprising that he is in the lead. Despite a loss to Aleksandr Ostrovskiy in round 4, Xiong is very much in command with 5.5/7, a point clear of IM Awonder Liang and a point and a half ahead of his next four pursuers. The other grandmaster in the event, Kayden Troff, is having a poor event, and is tied for next-to-last with just 2.5 points.

The games have been extremely hard-fought, so while there have been a lot of blunders the spectators are at least getting their money's worth if they're in it for the show.

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