World Youth Update: Wang Tied for Lead After Four

After four rounds of the World Youth in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, the US squad has several players toward the top of the crosstables, including Annie Wang in the Girls Under 14 (see one of her victories below) and Gabriel Sam in the Open Under 14. Wang will play Elizaveta Solozhenkina, the top seed on board one tomorrow. 

[Event "World Youth Chess Championships 2016 G14"]
[Site "Khanty Mansiysk"]
[Date "2016.09.23"]
[White "Wang, Annie"]
[Black "Beshukova, Alina"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "2013"]
[BlackElo "1820"]
[PlyCount "69"]
[EventDate "2016.09.22"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. Be3 exd4 8. Nxd4
Re8 9. f3 Na6 10. O-O Nc5 11. Qd2 a5 12. Rad1 Ne6 13. Nd5 Nxd5 14. cxd5 Nxd4
15. Bxd4 Bxd4+ 16. Qxd4 f5 17. Bd3 fxe4 18. fxe4 Bg4 19. Rc1 Re5 20. Rf4 Bd7
21. Qf2 Rc8 22. Rf1 c6 23. dxc6 bxc6 24. Qd4 Be6 25. Rf8+ Qxf8 26. Rxf8+ Rxf8
27. Qxd6 Rh5 28. Qxe6+ Kh8 29. Qe7 Rf4 30. Qd8+ Kg7 31. Be2 Rh6 32. Qd4+ Rf6
33. e5 Rf5 34. e6+ Rf6 35. e7 1-0[/pgn]
Team US Chess after four rounds  Open Under 14  Gabriel Sam- 3/4 Marcus Miyasaka- 2/4 Open Under 16 David Peng- 2.5/4 Open Under 18 Christopher Wu- 1.5/4
wubyannavolkova Christopher Wu sporting Two Sigma jacket, Photo Anna Novolkova
Girls Under 14
anniewanguschess Annie Wang on the cover of Chess Life in October 2014
Annie Wang -3.5/4 Simona Nayberg-2/4 Shreya B Mangalam -2/4 Ritika Pandey-1.5/4 Girls Under 16* Tianhui Jie- 2.5/4 Julia Sevilla- 2/4 Girls Under 18 Evan Xiang- 2/4 *Unfortunately National JHS Champion Maggie Feng was unable to attend.  Follow along on the tournament site and find out more about Two Sigma's support of the US Chess World Youth and World Cadet teams here. 

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