Tiglon and Zhu Earn Norms in New Jersey

Big trophies at the North American Youth
MORRISTOWN, NJ Americans Bryce Tiglon and Evelyn Zhu garnered IM and WIM titles at North American Youth Chess Championships involving the US, Canada and Mexico Bryce Tiglon (USA) ran away with the Under 18 title and IM designation ahead of nine other FIDE masters by finishing a point and a half ahead of the field in the three country championships. Champions of the age categories U8, U10, U12 will qualify to play at the 2017 World Cadets Chess Championships in Poços de Caldas MG Brazil. Full board (accommodation and meals) will be provided by WCCS organizers. Evelyn Zhu (USA) won her WIM title in a third tie-break with Vicki Yang (USA) as they tied for first place ahead of six WFMs in the Girls Under 18. The third tie-break went to the youngest of the two players. The 357 players were divided into Under 18, 16, 14, 12, 10 and 8 in Open and Girls sections. Various candidate master and FIDE master titles were awarded for top finishers. The first place winners were all but one from the USA: Under 18 Open: Bryce Tiglon
Bryce Tiglon
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[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2017.07.17"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Yuanchen, Zhang"]
[Black "Tiglon, Bryce"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A01"]
[PlyCount "56"]
[EventDate "2017.07.17"]
[SourceDate "2017.07.17"]

1. b3 g6 2. Bb2 Nf6 3. Bxf6 exf6 4. c4 f5 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Rc1 O-O 7. g3 Bxc3 8.
Rxc3 d5 9. cxd5 Qxd5 10. Nf3 c5 11. Bg2 Na6 12. O-O Qd6 13. d4 Rd8 14. e3 Be6
15. Qe2 Bd5 16. dxc5 Nxc5 17. Rd1 Qb6 18. Rd4 Ne6 19. Rd2 Be4 20. h4 Qa5 21.
Rc4 Bxf3 22. Rxd8+ Rxd8 23. Bxf3 Rd2 24. Ra4 Qc3 25. Qe1 b6 26. Qb1 b5 27. Rxa7
Rc2 28. Qf1 Rc1 0-1 [/pgn]
Under 18 Girls: Vicky Yang and Evelyn Zhu
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[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2017.07.17"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Zhu, Evelyn"]
[Black "Qiao, Cindy "]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D46"]
[PlyCount "41"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 e6 5. e3 Bd6 6. Bd3 Nbd7 7. O-O O-O 8. e4
dxc4 9. Bxc4 e5 10. Be3 h6 11. Re1 Re8 12. h3 Qe7 13. Qc2 Bb4 14. dxe5 Bxc3 15.
Qxc3 Nxe4 16. Qc2 Ng5 17. Bxg5 hxg5 18. e6 fxe6 19. Rxe6 Qxe6 20. Bxe6+ Rxe6
21. Nxg5 1-0[/pgn]
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[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2017.07.17"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Liu, Jessica"]
[Black "Yang, Vicki"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D25"]
[PlyCount "54"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bg4 5. Bxc4 e6 6. h3 Bh5 7. O-O Bd6 8. Be2
Nc6 9. Nbd2 O-O 10. b3 h6 11. Bb2 Bg6 12. Rc1 Qe7 13. Nc4 Rfd8 14. a3 a6 15. b4
Na7 16. Nfd2 b5 17. Na5 Rab8 18. Bf3 e5 19. Bb7 e4 20. Ndb3 Qe6 21. d5 Qf5 22.
Bd4 Bh5 23. Qe1 Bf3 24. Bxa7 Bxg2 25. Kxg2 Qf3+ 26. Kg1 Ng4 27. hxg4 Qxg4+ 0-1[/pgn]
Under 16 Open: Christopher Yoo on tie-breaks over Brandon Jacobson Under 16 Girls: Queena Deng on tie-breaks over Kimberly Liu Under 14 Open: Qiuyu Huang (Canada) Under 14 Girls: Ellen Wang Under 12 Open: Maximillian Lu on tie-breaks over Jason Wang Under 12 Girls: Annapoorni Meiyappan Under 10 Open: Liran Zhou Under 10 Girls: Stephanie Velea on tie-breaks over Kally Wen Under  8  Open: Kevin Duong on tie-breaks over Brewington Hardaway Under  8  Girls: Iris Mou (9-0!) The 54 player Canadian delegation, headed by Victoria Jung-Doknjas, was a spirited and successful group, walking off with 22 trophies. She noted the extremely helpful Chess Federation of Canada in supporting their efforts to make the journey. For a complete list of results, go to https://www.naycc2017.com/
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[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2017.07.17"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Jacobson, Aaron"]
[Black "Adnan, Habib"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B47"]
[PlyCount "47"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. d4 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Qc7 6. f4 a6 7. Nxc6 bxc6 8.
e5 f6 9. Bd3 g6 10. exf6 Nxf6 11. Ne4 Nxe4 12. Bxe4 Qb6 13. c3 Bg7 14. h4 d5
15. Bd3 e5 16. fxe5 O-O 17. Qe2 Bxe5 18. Be3 Bg3+ 19. Kd1 Qc7 20. h5 Bf5 21.
hxg6 hxg6 22. Bd4 Bh2 23. Bxf5 Rxf5 24. g4 1-0[/pgn]

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