Newsflash: Liran Zhou and Alice Lee Earn Gold in China, Bronze for Li and Yan

Congratulations to Liran Zhou in the Open Under 12, and Alice Lee in the Girls Under 10, who both earned GOLD medals at the World Cadet Championships in China. Rachael Li in the Girls Under 10, and Ruiyang Yan in the Girls Under 12 both took home bronze medals while the U.S. team earned second overall team behind Russia.

Liran Zhou won his final round game to finish in clear first with a scorching 9.5/11.

Alice Lee also won her final round game, to finish with an outstanding 10/11, though surprisingly another player, Chen Yining from China also earned this score, with Alice taking the gold on tiebreak.

The incredible rising star Rachael Li earned bronze in the Girls Under 10.

Ruiyang Yan was in pole position throughout the final rounds of the Girls Under 12, setting the pace for gold. A last round loss allowed two players to pass her, but her incredible play throughout secured her bronze.

A huge thanks to our wonderful coaching squad in China, HOD FM Aviv Friedman, Assistant HOD GM Sergey Kudrin, Coaches IMs Kostya Kavutskiy, Levy Rozman, Andranik Matikozyan, Jan van de Mortel, and WGM Katerina Nemcova.

Thanks to our sponsor American Intercultural Education, AIE.  

 

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