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World Youth Championship Tournament

Dariusz Swiercz9/11(+7 -0 =4)[games]
Hovhannes Gabuzyan8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Jan-Krzysztof Duda8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Pouya Idani8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Gabor Nagy8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Jorge Cori8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Kacper Drozdowski8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Ivan Bukavshin7.5/11(+7 -3 =1)[games]
Denis Kadric7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Vladimir Fedoseev7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
David Anton Guijarro7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Karen H Grigoryan7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Vladislav Kovalev7/10(+6 -2 =2)[games]
Zaur Mammadov7/10(+7 -3 =0)[games]
Maxime Lagarde7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Yang-Fan Zhou7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Matthias Bluebaum7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Urtnasan Nasanjargal7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Chang Liu7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Alexandr Predke7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
William Fisher7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Marcin Krzyzanowski6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Badamdorj Ariunbuuvei6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Misratdin Iskandarov6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Leon Mons6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Giuseppe Leiva Rodriguez6.5/11(+6 -4 =1)[games]
Mykola Bortnyk6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Ido Ben Artzi6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Srinath Narayanan6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
(118 players total; 89 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
World Youth Championship (2012)

This and the World Youth Championship (Girls) (2012) were held at Maribor, Slovenia from November 7th until the 19th. The World Junior Championship (2012) is a separate event altogether. Game sources for the previous (WYCC 2011) and next (WYCC 2013) sections in this tournament's history do not yet appear to be readily available at this particular website.

Games found from other sources that have not yet been added to this tournament id page are: U Eliseev vs A Wagdy, 2012 (U16, Nov 8th, round 1, board 1); U Eliseev vs Yan Fang, 2012 (U16, Nov 10th, round 3, board 1); D Sanzhaev vs U Eliseev, 2012 (U16, Nov 11th, round 4, board 1); U Eliseev vs Nima Javanbakht, 2012 (U16, Nov 12th, round 5, board 1); D Wagner vs U Eliseev, 2012 (U16, Nov 12th, round 6, board 1); U Eliseev vs I Beradze, 2012 (U16, Nov 14th, round 7, board 1); U Eliseev vs M Chigaev, 2012 (U16, Nov 15th, round 8, board 1); G Koushik vs U Eliseev, 2012 (U16, Nov 16th, round 9, board 1); S L Narayanan vs U Eliseev, 2012 (U16, Nov 17th, round 10, board 1); U Eliseev vs T Harutyunian, 2012 (U16, Nov 18th, round 11, board 1). Those rounds, boards and dates were already provided from the pgn, which indicate that Eliseev did not have to vacate the top board during the tournament, and his 2nd round game is already linked in to this tournament file (correction slip already submitted for these games to be added in).

(Currently partial^) leaderboard, by category (unsorted, except that (only) the 3 gold/silver/bronze winners of each section appear in final ranking order, by category):

U18 U16 U14 U12 U10 U08 Dariusz Swiercz Urii Eliseev Kayden W Troff Samuel Sevian Anh Khoi Nguyen Nodirbek Abdusattorov *** Hovhannes Gabuzyan Girish A Koushik Chithambaram V R Aravindh Cameron Wheeler Shant Sargsyan Ahmet Utku Uzumcu *** Jorge Cori Maksim Chigaev Richard Wang Yi Zhu Aravind L N Ram Christopher Y Shen *** Jan-Krzysztof Duda Tigran K Harutyunian Zhanat Saiyn Saveliy Golubov Kaiqi Yang *** Vladislav Kovalev Ottomar Ladva Manuel Petrosyan Jason Cao *** Pouya Idani Tanraj Sohal Razvan Preotu Jeffery Xiong *** Gabor Nagy Tuan Minh Le Mark Plotkin Parham Maghsoodloo Kacper Drozdowski Alexandru Florea Pavlo Vorontsov *** Vladimir Fedoseev David Itkin Mads Andersen Dennis Wagner Mykola Bortnyk Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan Arturs Bernotas Gleb Apryshko Vlad-Ionut Stegariu Aleksandar Kokotovic Melih Yurtseven Spyridon Naoum Ido Ben Artzi Severin Mejak Benedict Hasenohr Jani Ahvenjarvi

^(Along with many other contendors).

Top prize winners in each section:

Group Leaderboard (by medal finishes) COUNTRY U08 <Nodirbek Abdusattorov> <(Uzbekistan)> 10/11 followed by a player scoring 9.5 & 8.5 points each, respectively. U10 <Nguyen Anh Khoi> <(Vietnam)> 11/11 followed by a player scoring 9 points, and 3 others tying (Gadimbayli, Shevchenko) for shared 3rd-5th (before tie-breaks). U12 <Samuel Sevian> <(USA)> 9/11 was the score between him, Wheeler, Zhu and Golubov (before a 4-way tiebreak was applied). U14 <Kayden Troff> <(USA)> 9/11 he and Aravindh had the same score before tie-breaks; Wang, Saiyn and Petrosyan trail by a half-point. U16 <Urii Eliseev> <(Russia)> 9/11 followed by Koushik at clear 2nd; trailing a point behind 1st were Chigaev (the highest initial seed of the bunch to be <paired> to Eliseev somewhere in the 11 rounds who was able to catch a draw), Harutyunian and Ladva. U18 <Dariusz Swiercz> <(Poland)> 9/11 Gabuzyan's trailed but took clear 2nd; Cori and 5 others (Duda, Idani, Nagy, Drozdowski and Kovalev) tied for share of 3rd-8th at a point behind 1st.

The list of winners is provided by the sources(2, 4) below.

References: (1) , (2) Wikipedia article: World Youth Chess Championship , (3) , (4) , (5) , (6) , (7) , (8)

 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 614  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Draskovic vs G Villa  1-0492012World Youth ChampionshipB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
2. J Westerberg vs K Janzekovic  1-0412012World Youth ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
3. G Drnovsek vs S G Ndurumo  1-0372012World Youth ChampionshipD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
4. D Ahmed vs B M Ochsner  0-1272012World Youth ChampionshipA10 English
5. E Kozganbay vs A Zaporojan  1-0322012World Youth ChampionshipC10 French
6. D van den Heede vs G Apryshko  0-1202012World Youth ChampionshipC12 French, McCutcheon
7. L Mons vs B Esenbek Uulu 1-0312012World Youth ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
8. J Verhelst vs Chang Liu  0-1312012World Youth ChampionshipA15 English
9. B Ariunbuuvei vs R Makhmutov  0-1402012World Youth ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
10. J Jovancevic vs M Krzyzanowski  0-1332012World Youth ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
11. T Kriebel vs C Whitfield  1-0342012World Youth ChampionshipE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
12. E Kyrkjebo vs Z Tomazini  0-1302012World Youth ChampionshipC48 Four Knights
13. N Cmor vs F Boscolo  0-1472012World Youth ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
14. J Druska vs T Lucovnik  1-0462012World Youth ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
15. B Thuku vs W Fisher  0-1462012World Youth ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
16. J Rindlisbacher vs G Jolliffe-Byrne 1-0232012World Youth ChampionshipD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
17. B Blium vs T Janzelj  0-1482012World Youth ChampionshipC50 Giuoco Piano
18. I Sodikov vs G Gjika  1-0452012World Youth ChampionshipC52 Evans Gambit
19. A Pop vs A Copi 1-0242012World Youth ChampionshipD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. S Gregory vs P Lindgren  0-1362012World Youth ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
21. R Abhilash vs V Oltian  1-0382012World Youth ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
22. V Borisenko vs J Carrasco Cea  1-0382012World Youth ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
23. D Draskovic vs L Johansson  0-1402012World Youth ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
24. I Ben Artzi vs F Oberholzer  1-0332012World Youth ChampionshipA58 Benko Gambit
25. J Fortis Rivera vs U Nasanjargal  0-11002012World Youth ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 614  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-14-12  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.
Nov-14-12  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!
Nov-19-12  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 :-)
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  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>.
Nov-19-12  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).

Nov-20-12  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!


Nov-22-12  notyetagm: Mark Crowther has got PGN for 543 games of the World Youth Championship (2012) in <TWIC 941>.


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  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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