The record breaking World Youth Chess Championships is past round 9 and already eleven players have reached norms The results so far confirm 7 new IM norms in the Open U18 section – FM Steven Zierk (USA) (interview with him here and here) , FM Angel Arribas Lopez (ESP), FM Pouya Idani (IRI), FM Ayaz [...]
Managing the record-breaking event, like the 2010 World Youth Chess Championships, is a demanding task. Members of the Organizing Committee are constantly monitoring the events and making sure that all conditions are met. IM Mastrokoukos Georgios GRE Tzermiadianos Aggelos GRE FM Logothetis Sotirios GRE Bousios Hristos GRE WGM Karlovich Anastazia UKR WIM Sorokina Anastasia AUS [...]
The World Youth Chess Championships continued in Porto Carras with round 9 today. FM Steven Zierk (interview with him here) continued his good performance in the Open U18 section of the World Youth Chess Championships and after winning his round 9 game is now sharing the first position with GM Samvel Ter-Sahakyan, who drew GM [...]
GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel (ARM) with 7,0/8 is still heading the U18 Open section of the World Youth Chess Championships here in Porto Carras after a draw with IM Tal Baron (ISR). However, his position is now threatened by the well performing FM Steven Zierk (interview in the video of the round) who won today and [...]
Ignatius Leong, General Secretary of FIDE, gave an extensive interview during the World Youth Chess Championships. Ignatius Leong spoke about the development of chess around the World, the role of youth chess and chess in schools, the 16th Asian games, and analyzed the record breaking WYCC in Porto Carras.