2010 World Youth Chess Championships

The 2010 World Youth Chess Championship is going on now (Oct. 19 – Oct. 31).

Many young talented players from all over the world are participating in this event!

Among the top-scorers for this event are Kayden Troff (Open U-12) and Samuel Sevian (Open U-10) both from the United States who incidentally are also two of the winners of the 3rd Annual Schein-Friedman Awards.

At 12, Kayden Troff (USA) is dominating the U12 Open section! He is also topping the rating list in his group, and is #1 on the FIDE list in both North and South America. Last year he took first place and the gold at the North American Youth (under 12 open), in Mexico.

REPLAY THE GAME: WYCC Round 7 – Troff, Kayden (White) vs. Duda, Jan-Krzysztof (Black)

9-year-old Samuel Sevian (California) is the youngest player ever to break the rating of 2000 (at age 8), and with his current 2156 (#1 in his age group) he has a very good chance of becoming the youngest chess master in the history of the United States.

REPLAY THE GAME: WYCC Round 7 – Sevian, Samuel (White) vs. Cao, Jason (Black)

Another young talent who recently made headlines is Justus Williams who became the youngest African-American Master ever.

On September 23, 2010, 12-year-old Justus Williams hit 2200 at the Marshall Chess Club’s 10 Grand Prix Points becoming the youngest African-American Player to ever reach the master rating. He broke Kassa Korley’s earlier record by three years.

See the recent article on Justus in the Wall Street Journal: Portrait of a Bronx Chess Champion, Age 12

REPLAY THE GAME: WYCC Round 7 – Xu, Yi (White) vs. Williams, Justus (Black)

We have included a list of the U.S. Participants below.

United States Participants

U8 Girls

  • Joanna Liu
  • Emily Nguyen
  • Kaavya Ramesh
  • Annie Wang

U10 Girls

  • Devina Devagharan
  • Reve Singh
  • Samritha Palakollu
  • Nicole Zlotchevsky

U12 Girls

  • Alice Dong
  • Margaret Hua
  • Simone Liao
  • Mariya Oreshko
  • Apurva Virkud

U14 Girls

  • Sarah Chiang
  • Claudia Munoz
  • Jessica Regam

U16 Girls

  • Anna Matlin

U18 Girls

  • Anjali Datta

U8 Boys

  • Praveen Balakrishnan
  • Aravind Kumar
  • Awonder Liang
  • Rayan Taghizadeh

U10 Boys

  • Jonathan Chiang
  • Tommy He
  • Vignesh Panchanatham
  • Samuel Sevian
  • Cameron Wheeler
  • Jeffery Xiong

U12 Boys

  • Allan Beilin
  • Kapil Chandran
  • Joshua Colas
  • Dachey Lim
  • Kayden Troff
  • Kesav Viswanadha
  • Justus Williams
  • Christopher Wu

U14 Boys

  • David Adelberg
  • Atulya Shetty

U18 Boys

  • Jeffrey Haskel
  • Steve Zierk

A complete list of the WYCC participants can be found on the Official Website.

2010 World Youth Chess Championship Schedule

The World Youth Chess Championships 2010 (categories under 8, under 10, under 12, under 14, under 16 & under 18) will be held in the 5-star resort of Porto Carras in Halkidiki, Greece from 19 October (arrival) to 31 October (departure).

Schedule of the games:

  • October 19: Arrival of Delegations
  • October 19: Technical Meeting – 22:00
  • October 20: Opening Ceremony – 15:30
  • October 20: Round 1 – 16:00
  • October 21: Round 2 – 16:00
  • October 22: Round 3 – 16:00
  • October 23: Round 4 – 16:00
  • October 24: Round 5 – 09:00
  • October 24: Round 6 – 16:00
  • October 25: Free Day
  • October 26: Round 7 – 16:00
  • October 27: Round 8 – 16:00
  • October 28: Round 9 – 16:00
  • October 29: Round 10 – 16:00
  • October 30: Round 11 – 10:00
  • October 30: Closing Ceremony – 18:00
  • October 31: Departure of delegations

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