Checa took down Sheng to take clear lead after 7 at US Junior

The 2019 US Junior Championship is a 10-player round robin event

Round 7
Burke, John - Niemann, Hans M ½-½
Hilby, Craig - Yu, Jennifer R 1-0
Liang, Awonder - Jacobson, Brandon 1-0
Sheng, Joshua - Checa, Nicolas D 0-1
Tang, Andrew - Vaidya, Atulya 1-0

Round 6
Checa, Nicolas - Liang, Awonder ½-½
Jacobson, Brandon - Hilby, Craig ½-½
Niemann, Hans - Sheng, Joshua 0-1
Vaidya, Atulya - Burke, John M ½-½
Yu, Jennifer - Tang, Andrew ½-½

Round 5
Hilby, Craig - Checa, Nicolas D 0-1
Liang, Awonder - Niemann, Hans M 1-0
Sheng, Joshua - Burke, John M 1-0
Tang, Andrew - Jacobson, Brandon 1-0
Yu, Jennifer - Vaidya, Atulya 0-1

Round 4
Burke, John - Liang, Awonder 0-1
Checa, Nicolas - Tang, Andrew 1-0
Jacobson, Brandon - Yu, Jennifer 1-0
Niemann, Hans - Hilby, Craig 1-0
Vaidya, Atulya - Sheng, Joshua ½-½

Round 3
Yu, Jennifer - Checa, Nicolas 0-1
Liang, Awonder - Sheng, Joshua 0-1
Hilby, Craig - Burke, John ½-½
Jacobson, Brandon - Vaidya, Atulya ½-½
Tang, Andrew - Niemann, Hans ½-½

Round 2
Niemann, Hans - Yu, Jennifer 1-0
Vaidya, Atulya - Liang, Awonder 0-1
Burke, John - Tang, Andrew ½-½
Checa, Nicolas - Jacobson, Brandon ½-½
Sheng, Joshua - Hilby, Craig ½-½

Round 1
Yu, Jennifer - Burke, John 0-1
Jacobson, Brandon - Niemann, Hans M 1-0
Checa, Nicolas - Vaidya, Atulya 1-0
Hilby, Craig - Liang, Awonder 0-1
Tang, Andrew - Sheng, Joshua 0-1

Standings after 7 rounds

1 Checa, Nicolas 6
2 Liang, Awonder 5.5
3 Sheng, Joshua 5
4 Tang, Andrew 3.5
Jacobson, Brandon 3.5
6 Burke, John 3
Niemann, Hans 3
8 Hilby, Craig 2.5
Vaidya, Atulya 2.5
10 Yu, Jennifer 0.5

Photo provided by the organizers www.uschesschamps.com

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