Emily Nguyen Wins US Junior Girls Championship

emilywithrelyea US Chess Organizer of the Year Alex Relyea with Emily Nguyen, Photo Nam Nguyen
Congrats to 13-year-old Emily Nguyen of Texas who took clear first in the US Junior Girls Championship with 6.5/9. The tournament, held from June 25-29 in Manchester, NH was extremely competitive, with lots of decisive games: Each player scored at least two victories. usjuniorxtable
[pgn] [Event "2016 Girls Closed Championship"]
[Site "Manchester, NH"]
[Date "2016.06.28"]
[Round "7.1"]
[White "Nguyen, Emily"]
[Black "Liu, Joanna"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A45"]
[WhiteElo "1944"]
[BlackElo "1850"]
[PlyCount "105"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]
[WhiteClock "0:52:08"]
[BlackClock "0:38:28"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bg5 e6 3. e4 h6 4. Bxf6 Qxf6 5. c3 d6 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. Ne2 Bd7 8. Nd2
g5 9. O-O h5 10. f4 O-O-O 11. e5 Qh6 12. b4 gxf4 13. b5 Nb8 14. exd6 Bxd6 15.
Nc4 e5 16. Qa4 Rdg8 17. Qxa7 Bxb5 18. Rab1 Rxg2+ 19. Kxg2 Qg5+ 20. Ng3 Bc6+ 21.
Kf2 fxg3+ 22. hxg3 e4 23. Nxd6+ cxd6 24. Be2 Rg8 25. Ke1 Qxg3+ 26. Kd2 e3+ 27.
Kd1 Qg6 28. Rb2 h4 29. Qa5 Bg2 30. Rf4 Qe6 31. Qh5 Bc6 32. Qxh4 Ba4+ 33. Kc1
Rg1+ 34. Rf1 Qg6 35. Qh3+ Nd7 36. Qxe3 Rxf1+ 37. Bxf1 Qe6 38. Qxe6 fxe6 39. Bh3
e5 40. Bxd7+ Bxd7 41. dxe5 dxe5 42. Re2 Be6 43. Kb2 Bd5 44. Rxe5 Bc6 45. Kb3
Kc7 46. Kb4 Kb6 47. Re6 Kc7 48. a4 Bd5 49. Rh6 Be4 50. a5 Bc6 51. Kc5 Be4 52.
a6 bxa6 53. Rxa6 1-0[/pgn]
CmFWWZXWgAAVbDA Agata Bykovtsev, Photo Tony Cortizas Jr.
16-year-old WIM Agata Bykovtsev (California) was clear second with 6/9.

[Event "2016 Girls Closed Championship"]
[Site "Manchester, NH"]
[Date "2016.06.28"]
[Round "7.3"]
[White "Dong, Alice"]
[Black "Bykovtsev, Agata"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B90"]
[WhiteElo "1953"]
[BlackElo "2158"]
[PlyCount "64"]
[EventDate "2016.??.??"]
[WhiteClock "0:44:27"]
[BlackClock "0:57:26"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e6 7. g4 Be7 8. Bg2
Nfd7 9. O-O Nc6 10. Nce2 Nxd4 11. Nxd4 h5 12. gxh5 Nf6 13. h6 gxh6 14. Ne2 Qc7
15. b3 Bd7 16. c4 O-O-O 17. Be3 Bc6 18. f3 Rhg8 19. b4 d5 20. exd5 exd5 21. Qc2
dxc4 22. Qxc4 Nd5 23. Bc5 Bxc5+ 24. Qxc5 Qe5 25. Nd4 Rxg2+ 26. Kxg2 Nf4+ 27.
Kh2 Qxd4 28. Qf5+ Kb8 29. Rad1 Qb2+ 30. Kg3 Ne2+ 31. Kg4 Qxb4+ 32. f4 Rg8+ 0-1

Find more details and games on the official site. 


In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

First photo credit belongs to Nam Nguyen.

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

Emily, congratulations to you!!! With all your hard work, training and practice, you can accomplish your goals. These are very challenging tournaments with very tough and dedicated players, but you remained strong, determined and focused the entire time. Winning this championship says a lot about you. Great Job!!!

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

Hello! :D Congratz! Hello!

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

Congratulations from Austin!!!

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

Congratulations to Emily from Dallas! It is so great to see Emily to come to Dallas Chess Club to to play, and to watch her to grow with persistently strong effort and her family's dedication. Keep up the good work!

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

Emily Nguyen's rating displays here as 1944. She has not held a rating below 2000 since the year 2014.

In reply to by Thomas Peebles (not verified)

That's her fide rating. It's well over 2000 after this tournament though.

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