12/13 - the Sixth Day of the World Junior Championships

(check out Gerry Chua's tournament photo coverage)

Another exciting day. The youngest Chinese player, born 1994, finally played. He did not play the team event but was ejected by the umpire not once but twice! I watched his match with the eighteen-year-old Matiss Burgis, aka Latvia Hope. Matiss is 25 in the world in the U18 category and 9th seed in the tournament while Zhang Shengwunan does not have a world ranking and was the "D" player in the preliminary round robin. However, Zhang played toe-to-toe with Burgis and won 14-12 in the fifth! The rallies were very amazing. It's mind-boggling how a 13-year-old can play like that.

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