2010 World Youth Championship

This is the Canadian team blog from the 2010 World Youth Championship in Greece.

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Robert Song has created a blog to disseminate information pertaining to this year's WYCC.

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International News Today - Nov 22, 2011

Three rounds and plenty of action at the Tal Memorial, since I last checked in (playing in the PEI Open over the weekend curtailed any of this activity). However, despite complicated games with lots of interesting chances the games have all been drawn. This means that Carlsen, Aronian, Karjakin, and Nepomniachtchi are all still tied for 1st. Catch the games tomorrow on any of the live servers starting at 7am ET.

International News Today - Nov 24, 2011

I just finished watching the end of the Aronian-Svidler game. Beautiful piece sac by Aronian in a Q&N ending eventually left him with passers on b6 and h6 that couldn't both be stopped. This leaves him alone in 1st with 5/8 going into the final round. Only 1/2 point behind are Carlsen, Karjakin, Ivanchuk, and Nepomniachtchi. Aronian has black tomorrow against Nepo. Karjakin is white against Ivanchuk and Carlsen is black against Nakamura.

International News Today - Nov 30, 2011

Getting caught up:

Magnus Carlsen won his final round game to move into a tie with Levon Aronian at the Tal Memorial. Carlsen won the title on tie-break (most blacks).

As suspected, Hou Yifan was able to draw the 8th match game and retain the World Women's title with a score of 5.5-2.5.

The World Youth is complete. Russia was the dominant country with a total of 7 medals. Michael Song from the Toronto area took home the bronze medal in U12.