Can You Calculate Like World Junior Champion Jeffery Xiong?

Jeffery Xiong at the 2016 U.S. Championships. Photo: Austin Fuller

Jeffery Xiong at the 2016 U.S. Championships. Photo: Austin Fuller

Days ago, Jeffery Xiong, the current U.S. Junior Champion, added World Junior Champion to his impressive list of accomplishments. He led the field for most of the championship, clinching the title with one round to spare. The last American to win the championship was Tal Shaked nearly 20 years ago.

Test your calculation abilities by solving these tactics from Xiong’s road to victory.

Tactic #1

Jeffery Xiong vs. Chithambaram Aravindh

What’s the simplest for Xiong to finish off the game?

White to move.

Level: Warm-Up

Tactic #2

Jeffery Xiong vs. Christoh Menezes

White to move.

Level: Intermediate

Tactic #3

Jeffery Xiong vs. Qingyu Yuan

White to move.

Level: Advanced

Leave a Comment

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Announcements

  • US Chess Press