Wang Earns Bronze Medal at World Youth

art_0646-683x1024Girls Under 14 pre-game peptalk: Photo Anastasia Popova

In the final round of the World Youth in Khanty-Mansiysk, Annie Wang lost a crucial battle in the Girls Under 14. She still earned the bronze medal on tiebreak after finishing in a big tie for second through fifth place behind Jiner Zhu of China.

[pgn] [Event "WYCC2016"] [Site "Khanty-Mansiysk"] [Date "2016.10.03"] [Round "11.2"] [White "Maltsevskaya Aleksandra (RUS)"] [Black "Wang Annie (USA)"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "A04"] [PlyCount "75"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [TimeControl "6000+925"] [WhiteClock "0:21:48"] [BlackClock "0:03:23"] 1. Nf3 e6 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 d5 4. c4 Be7 5. d4 O-O 6. Nc3 dxc4 7. Ne5 Nc6 8. Bxc6 bxc6 9. Nxc6 Qe8 10. Nxe7+ Qxe7 11. Qa4 Bb7 12. O-O e5 13. dxe5 Qxe5 14. Qxc4 c5 15. Bf4 Qh5 16. Qb5 Bc8 17. Bd6 Bd7 18. Qxc5 Qh3 19. f3 Rfe8 20. e4 Be6 21. Rad1 Rec8 22. Qf2 Bc4 23. Rfe1 Qe6 24. Ba3 Rc6 25. Nd5 Kh8 26. b3 Ba6 27. Bb2 Ne8 28. Rc1 Bb7 29. Rxc6 Bxc6 30. Nf4 Qd7 31. Qd4 Qxd4+ 32. Bxd4 f6 33. Rc1 Bb7 34. b4 a6 35. Ne6 Kg8 36. Nc5 Bc8 37. Be3 Nc7 38. Na4 1-0[/pgn]
Final Team #US Chess standings  Open Under 14 David Peng-7.5 Gabriel Sam- 6.5 Marcus Miyasaka- 6

unnamed-1Craig Hilby had a strong finish, ending in a tie for 8th.

Open Under 16 Craig Hilby-7 Bryce Tiglon-6 Open Under 18 Christopher Wu-5.5 Girls Under 14 Annie Wang -8 Shreya B Mangalam, Ritika Pandey and Simona Nayberg-5.5 Girls Under 16 Tianhui Jie- 5 Julia Sevilla-4 Girls Under 18 Evan Xiang- 5 Find more info, photos and crosstables on the official site and find out more about the Two Sigma sponsorship here.  Also look for a personal account of the event from Ritika Pandey later this week.