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. 

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


Christopher Wu sporting Two Sigma jacket, Photo Anna Novolkova

Girls Under 14


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. 


  1. Good to see So Cal representing so well (Annie Wang, Gabriel Sam, Julia Sevilla). Big cheers for the entire US Team and their coaches! U-S-A! U-S-A!! U-S-A!!!

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