World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad 2018

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John Higgs
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World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad 2018

Post by John Higgs » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:33 am

The World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad starts on 25th November and runs to 2nd December.

It is a team event with 4 players and 1 reserve. To date 46 teams have entered.

The event is a 9 round FIDE rated event and is being hosted by the Turkish Chess Federation. The venue is Konya, Turkey.

The event website is http://wyco2018.tsf.org.tr/

The pairing and results link for the event is:

http://chess-results.com/tnr387556.aspx?lan=1

Latest news, photographs etc can be seen via the twitter feed : @wyco2018

The ECF have not entered a team.

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Re: World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad 2018

Post by NickFaulks » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:25 am

The top seeds look rather frightening.

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Re: World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad 2018

Post by John Higgs » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:23 pm

Live board link for round 1 which started today at 3pm local time in Turkey:

https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tourn ... -u16/1/1/1
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Re: World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad 2018

Post by Leonard Barden » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:09 pm

Let's not forget, in the context of the ECF failing even to send a team to this very strong event, that 39 years ago the first (unofficial) under-16 Olympiad was played in Viborg, Denmark, where England, represented by Nigel Short, Julian Hodgson, Daniel King, Ian Wells and John Pitcher, won seven and drew one of their eight matches and took the gold medals.
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Re: World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad 2018

Post by Alex Holowczak » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:46 pm

Leonard Barden wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:09 pm
Let's not forget, in the context of the ECF failing even to send a team to this very strong event
On the basis that no players expressed an interest, I understand.

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Re: World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad 2018

Post by Nick Grey » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:58 pm

39 years ago parents were not charged 200 plus pounds a day for taking children out of school & BCF had a lot of funding. A nice bunch of players.
Those strong U16s we hope to see in the London Chess Classic instead.

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Re: World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad 2018

Post by Jaimie Wilson » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:02 pm

What a crying shame it is that rules and barriers mean we don't have a team in this fabulous competition. A week in Turkey in a learning environment would have been an invaluable experience for our young talents. I am thankful for events on home soil like the LCC and Hastings which provide other opportunities.

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Re: World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad 2018

Post by NickFaulks » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:30 pm

This is turning into a terrific tournament

Take a look at the American 15 year old player Hans Niemann, totally overshadowed by his illustrious US peers ( who aren't there ). He has won his first six games, including a pivotal one against the mighty Uzbeks. The mystery is that the ACP haven't accused him of cheating yet.

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Re: World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad 2018

Post by John Higgs » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:37 pm

The event finished on 2nd December and the winners were Uzbekistan (with an average FIDE rating across their 5 players of 2520).

The final ranking cross table: http://chess-results.com/tnr395106.aspx ... 63&flag=30
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