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World Youth Championship (2012)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Vladimir Fedoseev, Ivan Bukavshin, Dariusz Swiercz, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Jorge Cori, David Anton Guijarro, Karen H Grigoryan, Benjamin Bok, Matthias Bluebaum, Hovhannes Gabuzyan, Vladislav Kovalev, Maxime Lagarde, Pouya Idani, Urii Eliseev, Kayden W Troff, Daniel Forcen Esteban, Alexandr Predke, Denis Kadric, Chithambaram V R Aravindh, Zaur Mammadov, Mads Andersen, Yang-Fan Zhou, Srinath Narayanan, Jonathan Westerberg, Kacper Drozdowski, Tigran S Petrosyan, Rail Makhmutov, Jorge Viterbo Ferreira, Leon Mons, Tadeas Kriebel, Christophe Sochacki, Gabor Nagy, Juraj Druska, Luka Draskovic, Tuan Minh Le, Marcin Krzyzanowski, Mykola Bortnyk, Giuseppe Leiva Rodriguez, Ido Ben Artzi, Bjorn Moller Ochsner, Misratdin Iskandarov, Viacheslav Borisenko, Philip Lindgren, Pavlo Vorontsov, Zan Tomazini, Linus Johansson, Chang Liu, Luis Carlos Torres Rosas, Robert M Perez, Urtnasan Nasanjargal, Melih Yurtseven, Erkin Kozganbay, Pratik Patil, Federico Boscolo, Gleb Apryshko, Tim Janzelj, Benedict Hasenohr, Reinaert Verstraeten, William Fisher, Alihan Guseynov, Bojan P Jovanovic, Niranjan Navalgund, Arturs Bernotas, Alexandru Pop, Spyridon Naoum, Gal Drnovsek, Vlad-Ionut Stegariu, Jani Ahvenjarvi, Reddy M L Abhilash, Ilyas Sodikov, Jan Rindlisbacher, Anton Siagodnik, Severin Mejak, Rokas Klabis, Domen Hiti, Mark Lapidus, Mukhit Ismailov, Velizar Sofranov, Saravanan Sathyanandha, Alexis Skouvaklis, Janko Havas, Filip Matijevic, Badamdorj Ariunbuuvei, Andres Aleman Hernandez, Gustavo Alarcon Careaga, Aleksandar Kokotovic, Vata Oltian, Ales Brcar, P K U M Jayasundara, Erlend Kyrkjebo, Kah Meng Elgin Lee, Antonio Maurizio, Joris Verhelst, Alex Bullen, Francois Oberholzer, Tilen Lucovnik, Jovan Jovancevic, Giorgio Villa, Craig M Whitfield, Nino Cmor, Bakai Esenbek Uulu, Davor Draskovic, Dorian van den Heede, Andrei Zaporojan, Deda Ahmed, Klemen Janzekovic, Jonathan Fortis Rivera, Jherko Carrasco Cea, Ambroz Copi, Benjamin Blium, Sam Gregory, Immanuel Gariseb, Govan Jolliffe-Byrne, Ting-Hao Wang, Gamaliel Figueroa Calderon, Gent Gjika, Samora Gakui Ndurumo, Brian Thuku

 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 614  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. L Draskovic vs G Villa  1-049 2012 World Youth ChampionshipB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
2. J Westerberg vs K Janzekovic  1-041 2012 World Youth ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
3. G Drnovsek vs S G Ndurumo  1-037 2012 World Youth ChampionshipD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
4. D Ahmed vs B M Ochsner  0-127 2012 World Youth ChampionshipA10 English
5. E Kozganbay vs A Zaporojan  1-032 2012 World Youth ChampionshipC10 French
6. D van den Heede vs G Apryshko  0-120 2012 World Youth ChampionshipC12 French, McCutcheon
7. L Mons vs B Esenbek Uulu 1-031 2012 World Youth ChampionshipB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
8. J Verhelst vs Chang Liu  0-131 2012 World Youth ChampionshipA15 English
9. B Ariunbuuvei vs R Makhmutov  0-140 2012 World Youth ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
10. J Jovancevic vs M Krzyzanowski  0-133 2012 World Youth ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
11. T Kriebel vs C Whitfield  1-034 2012 World Youth ChampionshipE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
12. E Kyrkjebo vs Z Tomazini  0-130 2012 World Youth ChampionshipC48 Four Knights
13. N Cmor vs F Boscolo  0-147 2012 World Youth ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
14. J Druska vs T Lucovnik  1-046 2012 World Youth ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
15. B Thuku vs W Fisher  0-146 2012 World Youth ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
16. J Rindlisbacher vs G Jolliffe-Byrne 1-023 2012 World Youth ChampionshipD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
17. B Blium vs T Janzelj  0-148 2012 World Youth ChampionshipC50 Giuoco Piano
18. I Sodikov vs G Gjika  1-045 2012 World Youth ChampionshipC52 Evans Gambit
19. A Pop vs A Copi 1-024 2012 World Youth ChampionshipD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. S Gregory vs P Lindgren  0-136 2012 World Youth ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
21. R Abhilash vs V Oltian  1-038 2012 World Youth ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
22. V Borisenko vs J Carrasco Cea  1-038 2012 World Youth ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
23. D Draskovic vs L Johansson  0-140 2012 World Youth ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
24. I Ben Artzi vs F Oberholzer  1-033 2012 World Youth ChampionshipA58 Benko Gambit
25. J Fortis Rivera vs U Nasanjargal  0-1100 2012 World Youth ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  waustad: I was originally confused between the World Junior Championship and this. Here they are all in sections up to a specific age. There are U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18 with open and girls sections. From what I've read from other posters, somebody is considered U18 if he or she is below 18 years old on Jan 1 of this year.
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  notyetagm: <waustad: ... From what I've read from other posters, somebody is considered U18 if he or she is below 18 years old on Jan 1 of this year.>

Yes, so there are probably many 19-year olds in the U-18 section because they were 18 on January 1, 2012.

Nov-15-12  messachess: I guess our job is to spot the next big thing. I take it that China is not financing any trips for this. Anyone know where Chang Liu is from?
Nov-18-12  brankat: The tournament standings table looks exactly the same today as it did 4 days ago! Four rest days? :-)
Nov-18-12  supy: This is earlier today, games are started
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  whiteshark: GM Dariusz Swiercz became The World Champion U18. Congratulations!!
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  alexmagnus: The U10 section was won with by Nguyen Anh Khoi with 11/11! Let's see if the Vietnamese grows into something years later.
Nov-18-12  brankat: Nguyen Anh Khoi: 11/11! Talking about impressive!
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  Alien Math: FM Nguyen Anh Khoi

Article with picture of, Credit Susan Polgar page

Nov-19-12  brankat: I could not find FM Nguyen Anh Khoi in CG's players' database, unless they use different spelling. Or maybe because he is under 10 years old :-)
Nov-19-12  HeMateMe: Knowing how thrifty FIDE is, they are probably offering the winner a years supply of Twinkies.
Nov-19-12  brankat: Nguyen Anh Khoi's Fide ID card has his ratings at 1923.

Doesn't really correspond to FM designation. Or was the title based on his winning Asian U10 Championship, or something like that, regardless of the ratings?

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  alexmagnus: The FM title is obviously an automatic title for some youth championship, as there are many of those automatic titles in the FIDE title rules.
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  alexmagnus: And yes, winning ASEAN U10 would bring the FM title (and coming second or third the CM title).
Nov-19-12  brankat: Thank You <alexmagnus>.
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  waustad: Standings can be found here:
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  Peligroso Patzer: <notyetagm: <waustad: ... From what I've read from other posters, somebody is considered U18 if he or she is below 18 years old on Jan 1 of this year.>

Yes, so there are probably many 19-year olds in the U-18 section because they were 18 on January 1, 2012.>

Actually, as I understand the criterion, players had to be <under> 18 on January 1, 2012, to be eligible. Any birthday of an eligible player occurring so far during calendar year 2012 could not be more than his or her <18th> birthday (so there could <not> have been any players currently 19 years old in the tournament).

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  waustad: <peligro>I think you're right on that one.
Nov-20-12  vkwow: <hemateme> from what I remember correctly(having played before) the top prize is a dual core laptop. Still not that much, considering the expenses and that most regular tourneys pay out more in value.
Nov-22-12  SimonWebbsTiger: Chessbase provide a nice picture gallery of all the winners and names to look out for in the coming years!


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  notyetagm: Mark Crowther has got PGN for 543 games of the World Youth Championship (2012) in <TWIC 941>.


Nov-24-12  HeMateMe: Has anyone noticed all of the American flags, especially on the boys end of it? Several trophy winners brought the flag up to the presentation ceremony. I guess that's ok, very patriotic.
Nov-26-12  haydn20: Dylan McClain in NYTimes features the two US winners, Kayden Troff of Utah (U14) and Samuel Sevian of Cal., U12. He includes a win by Troff as Black against Vorontsov, a Ukrainian master. Here it is with DM's annotations.

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. c3 Nf6 4. Be2 Nc6 5. d4 cxd4 (avoids the well-known trap 5....Nxe4? 6. d5 Nb8 7. Qa4+) cxd4 6. cxd4 d5 7. e5 Ne4 8. Nc3 Nxc3 9. bxc3 e6 10. 0-0 Be7 11. c4 dxc4 12. Bxc4 0-0 13. Rb1 b6 14. d5 (too aggressive--better is 14. Be3) 14...Na5! 15. d6 Bxd6 (better is 15....Nxc4) 16. exd6 Nxc4 17. Ra4 Bb5

Nov-26-12  haydn20: oops 17. Rb4 Ba6 18. Ra4? Bb5 19. Rb4 Nxd6 20. Re1 (20. Rd4? is worse after 20....BXf1 21. Rxd6 Qc7 22. Kxf1 Rfd8) Bc6 21. Ne5 Bd5 22. Qh5 Nf5 23. Ng4 a5 24. Rf4 Rc8 25. Ba3 Re8 26. Bb2 Rc2 27. Bf6 (and now not 27....gxf6? 28. Rxf5! but)...27 Re2! 28. Rxe2 Qc7 29. Rfe4 Bxe4 30. Qg5 Rc8 31. Bb2? (31. h3) Qd8 32. Nf6+ Kh8 33. Rd2 Qf6! 0-1
Dec-12-12  Thanh Phan: Nguyen Anh Khoi: Chess is an entertaining subject:

"I want to later grow up, become a doctor for medical treatment for many. As a doctor I can still play chess, but if I pursue a chess path then I can not do other things."

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