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

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

Post by Matthew Turner » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:34 am

The U10 section appears to feature four sets of pairings between a player on 2/2 and an opponent who 'wasn't paired' in round 1 and lost in round 2.

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

Post by Roger de Coverly » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:06 am

Matthew Turner wrote:The U10 section appears to feature four sets of pairings between a player on 2/2 and an opponent who 'wasn't paired' in round 1 and lost in round 2.
Curiously one of the pairings allegedly features the 25th of 24 English players. The chess-results site is usually reliable, but presumably depends on data uploaded by the organisers.

(edit) The official site has the 25th player as being Italian. That still doesn't explain the pairings. (/edit)

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

Post by John Higgs » Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:20 pm

Round three results and round four pairings can be viewed at:

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

The team scored 12/24 in round three, which follows 12/24 in round two and 11/24 in round one. Well done to Akshaya (U12 girls) who is on 3/3 and to Michael (U14 open) & Aaravamudhan (U8 open) who are both unbeaten.

Round one & round two reports with photographs can be viewed at http://englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/

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

plus there is now a youtube TV station broadcasting games and images: http://www.youtube.com/embed/g-RAD2gS70Q

Tomorrow is the double round day: Round 4 starts at 5am UK time - 9am local; Round 5 at 12 noon UK time - 4pm local.

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

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

Post by John Higgs » Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:42 am

Round four results and round five pairings can be viewed at:

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

The team scored 11/24 in round four. Well done to Akshaya (U12 girls) who is on 4/4.

Reports and photographs of rounds one, two & three can be viewed at http://englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/

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

There is now a youtube TV station broadcasting games and images: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqqnKzMIqbg

Today is the double round day: Round 5 starts at 12 noon UK time - 4pm local.

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

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

Post by John Higgs » Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:12 pm

Round five results and round six pairings can be viewed at:

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

The team scored 14/24 in round five - the best score to date. Well done to all our talented players and especially Akshaya (U12 girls) who is on 4.5/5 and remains unbeaten.

Reports of rounds one to five with some excellent photographs can be viewed at http://englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/

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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn5mdTvrCzM

Round 6 starts at 12 noon UK time - 4pm local.

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

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

Post by John Higgs » Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:32 pm

Round six results and round seven (out of 11) pairings 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 six. Well done to all our talented players after a tough double round day.

Reports of rounds one to six with some excellent photographs can be viewed at http://englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/

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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn5mdTvrCzM

Round 7 starts at 12 noon UK time - 4pm 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 ThomasThorpe » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:59 am

Quick update on the Welsh delegation.

Venetia's amazing 4/5 run in the U8 girls was halted with a loss to a strong Polish girl in round 6. Still an amazing performance from her with 4/6 with 5 rounds to go.
We have three players on 3/6, several on 2.5 and 2, and then there's me on 1!

I'm having a bit of a nightmare, blundering pieces from strong positions. I'll blame the heat, though it's more due to my brain!

Hopefully a succesful last 5 rounds for both the Welsh and English;

Except for the two Wales vs England match ups today! :D

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

Post by Krishna Shiatis » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:10 pm

Thank you for the team updates to John, Lawrence and Thomas - nice to hear how you are all doing!

Don't worry Thomas, you're in a tough section! Keep going and well done to Venetia - great when the littlies are doing well!

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

Post by ThomasThorpe » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:34 pm

Welsh update!

I won :D hallelujah! Venetia won as well and on a brilliant 5/7 - possible record breaker if her form continues into the last 4 rounds!

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

Post by John Higgs » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:04 pm

Round seven results and round eight (out of 11) pairings can be viewed at:

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

The team scored 13.5/24 in round seven - our best score to date! Well done to all our talented players and to our dedicated team of coaches; and of course the supportive families.

Reports of rounds one to seven with some excellent photographs & PGNs can be viewed at http://englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/

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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn5mdTvrCzM

Round 8 starts at 6am UK time - 10am local. Then a day off for Christmas Day!

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 PeterFarr » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:35 pm

Krishna Shiatis wrote:Thank you for the team updates to John, Lawrence and Thomas - nice to hear how you are all doing!

Don't worry Thomas, you're in a tough section! Keep going and well done to Venetia - great when the littlies are doing well!
Hear hear!

While the live coverage has been very patchy, it's worth looking at Akshaya Kalaiyalahan's games from round 4 and today's round 7 on the chessdom site (sorry Geoff C, no idea how to copy these in) The 4th round game ended with 4 connected passed pawns beating a rook, while today, Akshaya sacrificed a knight to get 2 connected passed pawns and win. Plenty of holes to pick in both games no doubt, but I do think Philidor would have approved. Very enterprising and entertaining.

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

Post by John Higgs » Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:32 pm

Round eight is over for Team England 10/24. Details to follow.

Christmas Day is a rest day - wot no chess?!
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Re: World Youth Chess Championship - 18th to 28th December 2

Post by John Higgs » Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:02 am

Round eight results and round nine (out of 11) pairings 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 eight - a tough round.

Reports of rounds one to eight 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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn5mdTvrCzM - please note this URL is liable to change and will be edited as & when (do not save as a shortcut!)

Today is a rest day - Merry Christmas to one & all - Round 9 is on Boxing Day at 12 noon UK time - 4pm 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 John Higgs » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:14 am

It is Boxing Day in Al-Ain - time for round 9.

The round starts at 4pm local (12 noon UK). For your favourite shortcut see the post above.

Good luck to all our players and thanks to the coaching team for your hard work and commitment :D
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Re: World Youth Chess Championship - 18th to 28th December 2

Post by John Higgs » Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:50 am

Round nine results and round ten (out of 11) pairings 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 nine - another tough round.

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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pn5mdTvrCzM - please note this URL is liable to change and will be edited as & when (do not save as a shortcut!)

Round 10 starts at 12 noon UK time - 4pm 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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