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Indians Depart With Six Medals

Sunday, October 31st, 2010



Three silver and three bronze medal is an excellent showing for India in the World Youth Chess Championship that concluded at Porto Carras in Halkidiki in Greece on Oct 30. In many early years India had not won any medal from this event.

Azerbaijan took three titles, China two and several nations one each. India fielded half the entries of Russia and were more productive.

Abhimanyu Puranik pipped Baskar Gupta in the final round to take the bronze medal in the Under-10 section.

As a bonus from the event, Anwesh Upadhyaya completed his final IM norm. He drew S.P. Sethuraman in the final round.

Several parents called this one of the best organised Youth Championship. The five star accommodation beats the previous ones. The warm weather at the start turned expectedly chilly at the end of the contest. The food was excellent and choices were available for the more reserved diet.

The 2011 World Youth Chess Festival will take place in Brazil.

The Indian players were accompanied by Arvind Aaron, T.J. SureshKumar, Mrunalinee Aurangabadkar and Dilip Pagay as coaches. Bharat Singh Chauhan visited the event for the early days to set aside the rooming details and air booking for the various Indians.

All champions and Indian prize winners (top 8) in each section:

Girls Under-8: 1 Li Yunshan(Chn) 10.5/11; 4-5. Riddhi Zantye, Adyasa Mahapatra 8 each.
Open U-8: 1 Azar Gadimbayli (Aze) 9.5/11; 2 Rudraksh Parida 9; 5 P. Iniyan 8.5.
Girls U-10: 1 D. Nominerdene (Mgl) 9/11.
Open U-10: 1 Cao Jason (Can) 9/11, 3-4. Abhimanyu Puranik, Bhaskar Gupta 8.5 each.
Girls U-12: 1-2. Osmak Iulija (Ukr), Ivana Furtado 9/11 each; 3-4. M. Mahalakshmi, Sunyasakta Satpathy 8.5 each; 8 G.K. Monnisha 8.
Open U-12: 1 Wei Yi (Chn) 9.5/11.
Girls U-14: 1 Dinara Saduakassova (Kaz) 9/11; 3 P.V. Nandhidhaa 8.5.
Open Under-14: 1 Izzat Kanan Azar (Aze) 9/11, 2 Shiven Khosla 8.5.
Girls U-16: 1 Nastassia (Blr) 8.5/11; 7 J. Saranya 8.
Open U-16: 1 Kamil Dragun (Pol) 8.5.
Girls U-18: 1 Nizami Kazimova (Aze) 9/11; 5 Bhakti Kulkarni 8.
Open U-18: 1 Zierk Steven (USA) 9.5/11.

Source: Delhi Chess Association- Official Blog

Rook and Pawn endgame

Sunday, October 31st, 2010


White to move. Is this a win, draw, or loss for White? How should White proceed?

2r4k/8/6PP/7K/8/1p6/p7/5R2 w – - 0 1

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American performance at the World Youth

Sunday, October 31st, 2010


SNo
Name Rtg FED 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Pts. Rk. Group
56
Kumar Aravind 0 USA 1 0 1 1 ? 1 1 0 ? 0 1 7,0 18 Open U08
62
Liang Awonder 0 USA 1 1 ? 1 0 ? 0 1 1 1 1 8,0 9 Open U08
87
Praveen Balakrishnan 0 USA 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 7,0 21 Open U08
104
Taghizadeh Rayan 0 USA ? 1 ? ? ? 1 1 0 1 1 0 7,0 22 Open U08
1
Sevian Samuel 2105 USA 1 1 1 1 ? 1 0 0 1 1 ? 8,0 6 Open U10
16 FM He Tommy O 1830 USA 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 7,0 15 Open U10
19
Xiong Jeffrey 1824 USA 1 1 1 ? 0 1 1 1 1 1 ? 9,0 2 Open U10
24
Panchanatham Vignesh 1803 USA 0 1 1 1 1 ? 0 1 1 1 ? 8,0 9 Open U10
43
Chiang Jonathan 1714 USA ? 1 0 1 ? 1 0 1 0 1 ? 6,5 37 Open U10
153
Wheeler Cameron 0 USA 1 1 1 ? 1 ? 0 1 1 1 0 8,0 5 Open U10
5
Troff Kayden W 2216 USA 1 1 1 1 ? 1 1 1 0 1 ? 9,0 2 Open U12
12
Williams Justus D 2155 USA 1 0 1 ? 1 1 1 ? 0 1 ? 7,5 14 Open U12
14
Wu Christopher 2138 USA 0 1 1 ? 0 1 1 ? 0 0 0 5,0 88 Open U12
20
Colas Joshua 2068 USA ? 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 6,5 34 Open U12
24
Chandran Kapil 2058 USA 1 ? 1 ? ? 0 1 1 1 0 1 7,5 17 Open U12
31
Viswanadha Kesav 2017 USA ? 0 1 1 ? 0 1 0 ? 0 0 4,5 109 Open U12
79
Lin Dachey 1805 USA 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 ? ? ? 5,5 86 Open U12
120
Beilin Allan 0 USA 0 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 5,0 104 Open U12
25
Adelberg David 2201 USA 1 ? 1 0 1 1 ? 0 0 ? 0 5,5 58 Open U14
46
Shetty Atulya 2092 USA 1 1 0 0 ? 1 ? 1 0 0 0 5,0 72 Open U14
26 FM Zierk Steven C 2391 USA 1 1 1 1 ? ? ? 1 1 1 1 9,5 1 Open U18
58
Haskel Jeffrey 2229 USA 0 1 0 1 ? 0 1 0 1 0 0 4,5 80 Open U18
4 WFM Wang Annie 0 USA 1 1 1 0 ? 1 ? 1 1 0 ? 7,5 6 Girls U08
34
Joanna Liu 0 USA 1 0 1 1 ? 1 ? 0 0 1 ? 6,5 22 Girls U08
54
Nguyen Emily 0 USA 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 ? 1 7,5 9 Girls U08
64
Ramesh Kaavya 0 USA 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 ? 0 6,5 24 Girls U08
41
Devina Devagharan 0 USA ? 1 ? 1 0 ? 0 ? 0 ? ? 5,0 60 Girls U10
79
Palakollu Samritha 0 USA 1 1 1 ? 0 0 ? ? 1 0 0 5,5 46 Girls U10
90
Singh Reva 0 USA 1 0 1 0 1 1 ? 0 0 0 1 5,5 48 Girls U10
107
Zlotchevsky Nicole 0 USA 1 0 1 ? ? 0 1 ? 1 0 1 6,5 30 Girls U10
29 WCM Chiang Sarah 1864 USA 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 ? 6,5 23 Girls U14
79 WCM Munoz Claudia 0 USA 1 ? ? ? 0 1 0 0 1 ? 0 5,0 57 Girls U14
95
Regam Jessica 0 USA ? 1 0 1 0 1 ? 0 ? 0 0 4,5 71 Girls U14
46
Matlin Anna 1923 USA 1 0 1 0 1 0 ? 1 ? 0 1 6,0 35 Girls U16
37
Datta Anjali 2025 USA 0 1 ? 0 ? 0 ? ? 1 1 0 5,0 48 Girls U18
9
Hua Margaret 1943 USA 1 1 0 1 ? ? 1 1 0 ? 1 7,5 10 Girls U12
59 WFM Liao Simone 1673 USA 1 0 1 0 ? 0 1 1 1 0 0 5,5 49 Girls U12
62
Oreshko Mariya 1651 USA 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 ? 1 1 6,5 37 Girls U12
82
Dong Alice 0 USA 0 ? 1 0 ? ? 0 1 0 1 1 5,5 69 Girls U12
113
Virkud Apurva 0 USA 0 ? ? ? 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 5,5 71 Girls U12

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The incredible performance by Zierk

Sunday, October 31st, 2010


World Youth Under 18 Final Top 5

Rk.
Name FED Rtg Pts.
1 FM Zierk Steven C USA 2391 9,5
2 GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel ARM 2516 8,5
3 GM Grandelius Nils SWE 2500 8,0
4 FM Arribas Lopez Angel ESP 2454 8,0
5 GM Shimanov Aleksandr RUS 2512 8,0
6 IM Cruz Cristhian PER 2497 7,5
7 FM Kanarek Marcel POL 2401 7,5

Zierk’s performance:

Rd. SNo
Name Rtg FED Pts. Res.
1 79
Rostgaard Tobias Valentin 2114 DEN 4,5 w 1
2 54
Dilanyan Grigor 2245 ARM 6,5 s 1
3 5 GM Grandelius Nils 2500 SWE 8,0 w 1
4 15 IM Firat Burak 2424 TUR 5,5 s 1
5 2 GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel 2516 ARM 8,5 s ?
6 6
Belous Vladimir 2498 RUS 7,0 w ?
7 9 IM Alonso Rosell Alvar 2485 ESP 6,0 s ?
8 22 IM Mazur Stefan 2402 SVK 7,0 w 1
9 17
Anwesh Upadhyaya 2420 IND 7,0 w 1
10 12 FM Arribas Lopez Angel 2454 ESP 8,0 s 1
11 8 GM Durarbeyli Vasif 2495 AZE 7,0 w 1
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SPICE Cup Round 4 Pairings

Sunday, October 31st, 2010


Round 4 pairings:

Group B

Smith – Antal
Bykhovsky – Ippolito
Finegold – Rensch
Krush – Yang
Diamant – Kuljasevic

Group A

So – Meier
Onischuk – Almasi
Perelshteyn – Robson

Here is the link to over 200 pictures from the SPICE Cup 2010.

Round by round pairings: http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com/2010/10/spice-cup-pairings.html

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SPICE Cup 2010 – 3

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

The SPICE Cup (Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence) takes place Thu 28th – Sun 7th Nov 2010 at tghe Texas Tech University in Lubbock. The
top group with Zoltan Almasi, Alexander Onischuk Wesley So, Georg Meier, Ray Robson and Eugene Perelshteyn will see 3 points for a win and 1 for a draw.
The B Group uses the normal scoring system. Daily reports: http://www.chessdailynews.com/.

Source: The Week in Chess

Chess Position Trainer – Show Novelties

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Once you created an opening repertoire in Chess Position Trainer (or imported it from elsewhere), you can cross-reference it against the database of games that you played. Here is a little walkthrough of how to use this feature.

Typically I play a lot of games on ICC, which stores all my games in a PGN file.
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By using “show novelties” menu, I get a prompt for a pgn file, and then – a list of games:

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Clicking on each game takes me to the position in which the game departed from my repertoire! The tool comments on what I should have played, according – to my own opening preparation

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Apparently castling is premature here, but, alas, I forgot how exactly to deal with this piece sacrifice in the dragon, and did not play Nb3.

The new version of Chess Position Trainer is coming out soon, I can’t wait!

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World Youth Chess Championships 2010 Concluded – Porto Carras, Greece, from 20th to 30th October 2010

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Only one group was decided before the last day, and R11 turned out to be one of the most exiting WYCC finishes ever. The players continued battling for many hours in the decisive games, and multiple first places and medals were decided by a tiebreak “photo finish”.

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SPICE Cup Round 3 Results

Saturday, October 30th, 2010


Round 3 pairings:

Group B

Diamant 1/2 Smith
Kuljasevic – Krush
Yang – Finegold
Rensch – Bykhovsky
Ippolito 1/2 Antal

Group A

Almasi – Meier
So 1-0 Robson
Onischuk – Perelshteyn

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The game faces of Ben Finegold

Saturday, October 30th, 2010


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