Annie Wang Clinches GOLD at World Youth

Annie in her penultimate round game, sporting sponsor Two Sigma jacket, Photo Jerry Nash
Congratulations to Annie Wang, who clinched first place at the World Girls Under 16 Championships with her tenth, penultimate round victory over Marina Gajcin of Serbia.   The battle concluded with a flourish in ...Qg3+! , forcing mate.
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[Event "Girls U16 World Youth Championship"]
[Date "2017.09.25"]
[White "Gajcin, Marina"]
[Black "Wang, Annie"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2148"]
[BlackElo "2090"]
[PlyCount "58"]
[EventDate "2017.??.??"]
[WhiteTeam "Serbia"]
[BlackTeam "United States"]
[WhiteTeamCountry "SRB"]
[BlackTeamCountry "USA"]
[WhiteClock "0:00:49"]
[BlackClock "0:16:11"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Qb6 6. a3 Bd7 7. b4 cxd4 8. cxd4
Rc8 9. Be2 Nge7 10. O-O Nf5 11. Bb2 Be7 12. Qd3 O-O 13. g4 Nh6 14. h3 f6 15.
Nc3 fxe5 16. dxe5 Be8 17. Rac1 Bg6 18. Qb5 Qc7 19. Nb1 Qd7 20. Nd4 Bg5 21. Rce1
Qe7 22. Nxc6 Rxc6 23. Bd4 Bf4 24. Kg2 a6 25. Qa4 Bc2 26. Qa5 Qh4 27. Bf3 Bxb1
28. Rxb1 Rc2 29. Qb6 Qg3+ 0-1

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Annie Wang analyzing her tenth round game with US Chess coach IM Armen Ambartsoumian
This brough Annie's score to an outstanding 9.5/10, which she increased to 10.5/11 with a final round victory! Annie worked with US Chess coach IM Armen Ambartsoumian during the event, as well as her private coach Melikset Khachiyan, who raved about his student's success: https://www.facebook.com/melikset.khachiyan/posts/1640190459360201
Angelica Chin, Annie Wang and Sophie Morris-Suzuki.
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