Newsflash: Wu, Kumar and Hong Earn Medals in Batumi

rochellewu Rochelle Wu, in Two Sigma apparel, Photo GM Irina Krush

Rochelle Wu earned a gold medal in the Girls Under 10 section of the World Cadets in Batumi, Georgia. She joins Nikhil Kumar, who clinched the Open Under 12 yesterday, at the top of the podium. Meanwhile, Andrew Hong joins Kumar on the stage as he takes silver in the Open Under 12.

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Check out the final key games from Wu and Hong and look for more photos and analysis from GM Irina Krush coming soon.

[pgn] [Event "?"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.10.30"] [Round "?"] [White "Cherepanova, Evita "] [Black " Wu, Rochelle"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A48"] [PlyCount "92"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bf4 Bg7 4. e3 O-O 5. Be2 d6 6. h3 Nc6 7. O-O e5 8. Bh2 Nd7 9. c4 f5 10. Nc3 h6 11. dxe5 dxe5 12. Qd5+ Kh7 13. Rfd1 Qe7 14. Qd2 Nc5 15. Nd5 Qf7 16. Rab1 e4 17. Nd4 Nxd4 18. exd4 Ne6 19. Be5 c6 20. Bxg7 Qxg7 21. Nc3 Rd8 22. d5 cxd5 23. cxd5 Nc7 24. Qe3 Rd6 25. Qc5 Qd7 26. Rbc1 b6 27. Qc4 Ba6 28. Qd4 Bxe2 29. Nxe2 Nxd5 30. Qe5 Re8 31. Qh2 f4 32. a3 e3 33. f3 Rd8 34. Re1 Qf5 35. Nd4 Qf6 36. Nb5 R6d7 37. Nc3 Nxc3 38. bxc3 Rd2 39. Kf1 Qe5 40. Kg1 e2 41. Qh1 Qe3+ 42. Kh2 Qf2 43. Qg1 Qxg1+ 44. Kxg1 Rd1 45. Kf2 Rxc1 46. Rxc1 Rd1 0-1 [/pgn]
[pgn] [Event "?"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.10.30"] [Round "?"] [White "Suleymanli, Aydin"] [Black "Hong, Andrew"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D48"] [PlyCount "100"] [SourceDate "2016.10.30"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c6 4. e3 Nf6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8. Bd3 a6 9. O-O c5 10. a3 Bb7 11. Qe2 Bd6 12. Rd1 Qb6 13. dxc5 Bxc5 14. h3 O-O 15. e4 e5 16. Bg5 Rfe8 17. a4 b4 18. Nb1 h6 19. a5 Qa7 20. Bh4 Bc6 21. Nfd2 Qb7 22. Kh2 Bd4 23. Nc4 Re6 24. Nbd2 Nc5 25. Re1 Rd8 26. Bc2 b3 27. Bd1 Qb4 28. Rb1 g5 29. Bg3 Nfxe4 30. Rc1 Nxd2 31. Nxd2 Bxb2 32. Rc4 Qxd2 33. Rxc5 Qxe2 34. Rxe2 Bd4 35. Rxc6 Rxc6 36. Bxb3 Rc5 37. Ra2 Rb8 38. Bd1 Rb1 39. Bc2 Rb2 40. Rxb2 Bxb2 41. Bb3 Rxa5 42. f3 Ra1 43. h4 Kg7 44. h5 f5 45. f4 exf4 46. Bf2 g4 47. g3 f3 48. Bc4 a5 49. Bf1 Rxf1 50. Bd4+ Kf7 0-1 [/pgn]
 

20161025_190758 Silver medalist Andrew Hong, at the Two Sigma dinner midway through the event.

See full team US standings on chessresults and more games on chess24 and the official website. Also follow along on twitter, facebook & chessresults.com. Find out more about Two Sigma sponsorship here.  Also see GM Irina Krush’s first piece from Batumi here and her post rest day report here.

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In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

Congratulations Nikhil, Rochelle and Hong!!! Way to go...

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