World Youth Chess Championship - 18th to 28th December 2013

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Re: World Youth Chess Championship - 18th to 28th December 2

Post by ThomasThorpe » Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:18 am

For Wales, we're all enjoying the tournament and looking forward to the final couple of days :-)

I've won 3 in a row, and we have a Wales vs Ireland battle in the U18s.
Venetia our highest scorer is on 7/9 half a point behind the leaders.

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Re: World Youth Chess Championship - 18th to 28th December 2

Post by Andrew Camp » Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:12 pm

GO VENETIA! A remarkable performance.
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Re: World Youth Chess Championship - 18th to 28th December 2

Post by John Higgs » Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:46 pm

You tube live feed for round 10:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6W3W4w96_Nk
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Re: World Youth Chess Championship - 18th to 28th December 2

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:05 pm

7/9, you don't see that every year from a british player in any of these numerous world/european youth type events ...

Nothing so memorable from any of the English players, though I notice one player, whose name is unfamiliar to me, who is surely doing very well so far - Kumar Dixit.

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Re: World Youth Chess Championship - 18th to 28th December 2

Post by John Higgs » Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:17 pm

Round 11- the last round - starts at 9am local tomorrow (5am UK).

Pairings etc to follow :)
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Re: World Youth Chess Championship - 18th to 28th December 2

Post by Alan Walton » Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:42 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:7/9, you don't see that every year from a british player in any of these numerous world/european youth type events ...

Nothing so memorable from any of the English players, though I notice one player, whose name is unfamiliar to me, who is surely doing very well so far - Kumar Dixit.
A little narrow minded Jonathan, Andy Horton seems to have played a lot stronger field and gaining a similar amount of points

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Re: World Youth Chess Championship - 18th to 28th December 2

Post by Andrew Camp » Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:34 pm

John Higgs wrote:Round 11- the last round - starts at 9am local tomorrow (5am UK).

Pairings etc to follow :)
Thanks, thought it was 7am UK time. Oh well, I'm not getting up at 5!
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Re: World Youth Chess Championship - 18th to 28th December 2

Post by John Higgs » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:53 am

Round ten results and round eleven (the final round) pairings can be viewed at:

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr119508. ... YES&wi=821 - scroll down for detailed individual players information.

The team scored 14.5/24 in round ten - the most successful round so far.

Reports of rounds one to nine with some excellent photographs & PGNs can be viewed at http://englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/ - note re PGNs: place your finger on the chessboard and scroll down for more.

Live boards links can be found at http://www.chessdom.com/world-youth-che ... in-al-ain/

There is a youtube TV station broadcasting games and images at http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CgOvG8rHNBA - guest commentator today is Garry Kasparov.

Round 11 starts at 5am UK time - 9am local.

For useful shortcuts, photo's and to follow progress during the day tune into our twitter account: @ECFWYCC2013

No twitter account? You can follow the twitter account via this link https://twitter.com/ECFWYCC2013
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Re: World Youth Chess Championship - 18th to 28th December 2

Post by Andrew Camp » Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:41 am

A big thank-you and well-done to all coaches, officials and players from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland for all your efforts in the UAE this last fortnight. As a former HoD for Wales, I know how hard you will have all worked.

Safe journey home, all.
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Re: World Youth Chess Championship - 18th to 28th December 2

Post by John Higgs » Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:00 pm

Round eleven results and the final points table and rankings can be viewed at:

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr119508. ... YES&wi=821 - scroll down for detailed individual players information.

The team scored 10/24 in round eleven. Congratulations to our highest scoring player Akshaya (U12 Girls) who scored 7.5/11.

Reports of rounds one to eleven with some excellent photographs & PGNs can be viewed at http://englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/ - note re PGNs: place your finger on the chessboard and scroll down for more.

The event is now finished and the closing ceremony completed. A big thank you to the six hard working and committed coaches and to our first class Head of Delegation Isabel.

Thank you for following the WYCC 2013 delegation - this is my last post.
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Re: World Youth Chess Championship - 18th to 28th December 2

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:16 pm

As ever,one question which needs to be considered is whether the experience of this sort of event is worth the expense and almost inevitable sacrifrice of rating points. As usual, most lost points, some lost very many, and only Andrew Horton and Kumar Dixit emerged clearly ahead (with encouraging performances for Daniel Abbas and Joshua Higgs too, but are even their Elo gains truly worthwhile?)

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Re: World Youth Chess Championship - 18th to 28th December 2

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:48 am

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Re: World Youth Chess Championship - 18th to 28th December 2

Post by Mick Norris » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:56 am

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Re: World Youth Chess Championship - 18th to 28th December 2

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:16 pm

I would like to add my personal thanks to Isabel Keen whose efforts as Head of Delegation were absolutely amazing and have been throughout much of 2013. Rarely has a HoD been confronted with so many difficulties and she has put in an extraordinary amount of hours of hard work to ensure the English contingent all got to UAE with the relevant visas and then got their passports back in time to board their flights.

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