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siow, weng nian
28-08-2012, 10:09 PM
Dear All,

After nearly two years of planning and hard work, the moment has arrived. (I have refrained from blogging so as not to leak our teams to the rest of the world.) The World Youth Chess Olympiad (WYCO) U16 2012 begins tomorrow (29th August). I wanted so much to be there soaking up the atmosphere (but alas work is a big hurdle. sigh!) Why you may well ask ...... World Youth Chess Olympiad (WYCO) U16 2012 is special this year 'cos it is happening at the same time same place as the senior Olympiad. It is extra special for the juniors to play their games and then go and watch their chess heroes play their games. To be physically present in the same room as their chess idols. Wow! Talk about six degrees of separation! It is one degree of proximity!!!

WYCO U16 has its own website and live games portal: see here (http://wyco2012.tsf.org.tr).

Australia Junior Chess is represented by three dynamic intrepid teams:

6 Australia-Team A Rtg-:2227

Bo. Name IRtg FED
1 FM Cheng Bobby 2358 AUS
2 Tan Justin 2221 AUS
3 Liu Yi 2188 AUS
4 Matheson Laurence 2140 AUS
Chen Pengyu 2129 AUS

20 Australia-Team C Rtg-:1895

Bo. Name IRtg FED
1 Chau Bernard 1985 AUS
2 Perera Pasan 1956 AUS
3 WFM Setiabudi Megan 1801 AUS
4 Puccini Jack 1839 AUS
Gu Shirley AUS

24 Australia-Team B Rtg-:1832

Bo. Name IRtg FED
1 Dale Ari 2184 AUS
2 Narenthran Savithri 1749 AUS
3 Simmonds Leteisha 1718 AUS
4 Mithran Mirakla 1675 AUS

As you can see Team A headed by 2010 U12 World Chess Champion, FM Bobby Cheng, is ranked no 6. Now I don't wish to jinx the teams but we may well be in with a chance for the medals, folks. So, whether you are religious or otherwise, say your prayers, make your sacrifices, or just cross every part of your body which can be crossed and hope for the best ever result by an Australian team in a chess team event. C'mon folks, cheer for the youngsters!!

Before the contest begin and whatever the results ('cos Australian juniors chess has already emerged winners), I would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge the tremendous effort and sacrifices made by everyone involved to get to this day. Firstly, I think GM Ian Rogers deserve the utmost gratitude of Australian Chess for his leadership, driving force and sacrifices (including monetary) and not forgetting Cathy Rogers beside him. Next the juniors for committing themselves to weekly training for more than 18 months amidst their school and other commitments. The parents should also be applauded for their support and their sacrifices. Next but not least, I wish to thank the chess coaches who have made the commitment and also sacrifices to prepare our juniors. Lastly, I would like to acknowledge those juniors and parents who did not manage to make it to the Olympiad for various reasons. Lastly, (yes, it seems I cannot count) I thank the various people who supported the teams by donations of some kind or another and also the State Chess Association and Junior Chess Leagues for your generosity. Very much appreciated!

Thank you for supporting the dream of one amateur chess player cum chess parent to see an Australian junior chess Dream Team contest on the world stage on equal footing with other more well-known and better resourced chess countries.

Now, let the contest begin and let our Juniors prosper.

Garrett
29-08-2012, 04:09 AM
Good luck to the teams !!

Kai
29-08-2012, 12:40 PM
Dear All,


Before the contest begin and whatever the results ('cos Australian juniors chess has already emerged winners), I would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge the tremendous effort and sacrifices made by everyone involved to get to this day. Firstly, I think GM Ian Rogers deserve the utmost gratitude of Australian Chess for his leadership, driving force and sacrifices (including monetary) and not forgetting Cathy Rogers beside him. Next the juniors for committing themselves to weekly training for more than 18 months amidst their school and other commitments. The parents should also be applauded for their support and their sacrifices. Next but not least, I wish to thank the chess coaches who have made the commitment and also sacrifices to prepare our juniors. Lastly, I would like to acknowledge those juniors and parents who did not manage to make it to the Olympiad for various reasons. Lastly, (yes, it seems I cannot count) I thank the various people who supported the teams by donations of some kind or another and also the State Chess Association and Junior Chess Leagues for your generosity. Very much appreciated!

Thank you for supporting the dream of one amateur chess player cum chess parent to see an Australian junior chess Dream Team contest on the world stage on equal footing with other more well-known and better resourced chess countries.

Now, let the contest begin and let our Juniors prosper.

The obvious omission was yourself of course - a big thank you from all of us to you for co-leading the project and for all the support and hard work you have put in. Hopefully, it will also stand the kids in good stead for China next year!:clap: :clap: :clap:

Adamski
29-08-2012, 04:11 PM
The obvious omission was yourself of course - a big thank you from all of us to you for co-leading the project and for all the support and hard work you have put in. Hopefully, it will also stand the kids in good stead for China next year!:clap: :clap: :clap:
Absolutely ditto on that post!

siow, weng nian
30-08-2012, 10:52 AM
It is always a difficult decision what team to play in the first Round of a Team Event. Especially if you are seeded highly as a team. Do you play your best team? Do you rest your top player? For the players, it is also a difficult time. The tension, nerves, team expectations can get the better of you.

"[GM Robson said that in a team event the first win is crucial. “In a tense match situation it's great if you're ahead. It gives you a lot more freedom (to decide the direction of the position).”" (see here (http://main.uschess.org/content/view/11865/658/))

Australia rested Yi Liu for the Team A First Round and we got off to a great start!!! Well done! 4-0 against Singapore. This should settle some nerves for the rest of the competition.

Teams B and C had the harder task as they were up against higher seeded teams and higher rated players in their individual encounters. Both teams lost 0-4.

1.1 1 Russia 4 - 0 20 Australia-Team C
1 IM Eliseev Urii 2480 1 : 0 Chau Bernard 1985
2 FM Chigaev Maksim 2462 1 : 0 Perera Pasan 1956
3 IM Artemiev Vladislav 2476 1 : 0 WFM Setiabudi Megan 1801
4 Sanzhaev Darsen 2335 1 : 0 Puccini Jack 1839

1.5 5 Australia-Team A 4 - 0 24 Singapore
1 FM Cheng Bobby 2358 1 : 0 CM Lim De Li Derek 1863
2 Tan Justin 2221 1 : 0 Lim De Dao Linson 1810
3 Matheson Laurence 2140 1 : 0 Low Zhen Yu Cyrus 1702
4 Chen Pengyu 2129 1 : 0 Lee Qing Aun 1643

1.6 25 Australia-Team B 0 - 4 6 Armenia
1 Dale Ari 2184 0 : 1 Harutyunian Tigran K. 2308
2 Narenthran Savithri 1749 0 : 1 Petrosyan Manuel 2286
3 Simmonds Leteisha 1718 0 : 1 Torosyan Norayr 2188
4 Mithran Mirakla 1675 0 : 1 Kanjaryan Vladimir 2091

Live games here for replay: http://live1.tsf.org.tr/ and http://live1.tsf.org.tr/ (http://live2.tsf.org.tr/)

And Team A has somehow moved up to be seeded 5th. Not sure what happened ......

Today there will be two rounds, very tough for the kids!
In Round 2, Team A will face Greece, Team B faces UAE and Team C Lebanon.

Their opponents are:

14 Greece Rtg-:2107 who won 4-0 in Rd 1.
Bo. Name IRtg FED
1 Naoum Spyridon 2146 GRE
2 Theodorou Nikolas 2129 GRE
3 Papasimakopoulos Alexandros 2126 GRE
4 Ladopoulos Dimitrios 2027 GRE
Kalogridakis Georgios 2017 GRE

28 United Arab Emirates Rtg-:1796 who lost 0-4 in Rd 1.
Bo. Name IRtg FED
1 Sultan Marshool 1756 UAE
2 Walid Anwar 1893 UAE
3 Abdulla Abdulwahab 1784 UAE
4 Hamdan Marshool 1749 UAE
Mohamed Marshool 1617 UAE

38 Lebanon Rtg-:1238 who lost 0.5-3.5. Obviously their Bd 1 is the dangerman.
Bo. Name IRtg FED
1 FM Chahrour Ibrahim 1953 LIB
2 Najarian Nareg LIB
3 Hamad Mohammad LIB
4 Khairallah Ralph LIB
Mouwakdie Mathieu LIB


C'mon Aussies!!!

peter_parr
30-08-2012, 11:53 AM
Australia has three teams in the World Youth Under 16 Chess Olympiad (39 teams, 10 rounds) also in Istanbul. FIDE Master Bobby Cheng of Melbourne, the 2009 World Under 12 Champion is top board of Australia Team A. The top five seeds :- Russia 2438, Iran 2289, India 2276, Serbia 2233 and Australia A 2227 all won their first round matches 4-0. Australia Team A beat Singapore 4-0,team B lost to Armenia 0-4 and Team C lost to Russia 0-4.

siow, weng nian
31-08-2012, 12:23 AM
The results for Round 2 have been posted on the official website (finally!) and what a great round for the Australian juniors!!! Three identical victories!

Team A 2.5-1.5 over Greece.
Team B 2.5-1.5 over UAE.
Team C 2.5-1.5 over Lebanon.

2.2 14 Greece 1 - 2 5 Australia-Team A
1 Naoum Spyridon 2146 : FM Cheng Bobby 2358
2 Theodorou Nikolas 2129 0 : 1 Tan Justin 2221
3 Papasimakopoulos Alexandros 2126 1 : 0 Liu Yi 2188
4 Kalogridakis Georgios 2017 0 : 1 Chen Pengyu 2129

2.17 28 United Arab Emirates 1 - 2 25 Australia-Team B
1 Sultan Marshool 1756 : Dale Ari 2184
2 Walid Anwar 1893 0 : 1 Narenthran Savithri 1749
3 Abdulla Abdulwahab 1784 0 : 1 Simmonds Leteisha 1718
4 Hamdan Marshool 1749 1 : 0 Mithran Mirakla 1675

2.15 20 Australia-Team C 2 - 1 38 Lebanon
1 Chau Bernard 1985 : FM Chahrour Ibrahim 1953
2 Perera Pasan 1956 1 : 0 Najarian Nareg
3 WFM Setiabudi Megan 1801 0 : 1 Hamad Mohammad
4 Gu Shirley 1 : 0 Khairallah Ralph

From official bulletin:

It was also the same story [a rather Pyrrhic victory, especially in a tournament where game points are taken into consideration as the first criteria] for Australia-A against Greece on the second board. The effort of Justin Tan on the second board against Theodorou was especially notable as he forced his opponent's king to a walk in the middle of the board only to be mated at the other side.

Team A is currently joint 3nd with 6.5/8 game points together with Russia (no 1 seed), Serbia and Iran (no 2 seed). India and Poland are leading with 7/8 game points.

I am just hoping the kids have energy for the next round since it is a double round day. Now it gets harder. Team A is paired in Round 3 with the second seeds, Iran, and it will be close!

3.3 5 Australia-Team A - 2 Iran
1 FM Cheng Bobby 2358 : FM Javanbakht Nima 2385
2 Tan Justin 2221 : FM Kowsarinia Amir 2319
3 Liu Yi 2188 : Bolourchifard Farzad 2229
4 Matheson Laurence 2140 : FM Lorparizangeneh Shahin 2201

Team B is set down to play South Africa A:

3.15 25 Australia-Team B - 34 South Africa-Team-A
1 Dale Ari 2184 : Pon Matt 1832
2 Narenthran Savithri 1749 : Bezuidenhout Roland 1942
3 Simmonds Leteisha 1718 : De Abreu Roberto N 1970
4 Mithran Mirakla 1675 : Darling Simeon C.

Over on the next table, Team C faces Kyrgyzstan:

3.14 27 Kyrgyzstan - 20 Australia-Team C
1 Taalaibekov Tagir 1849 : Chau Bernard 1985
2 Nurlanov Zhakshylyk 1912 : Perera Pasan 1956
3 Isaev Chingis 1892 : Puccini Jack 1839
4 Samudin Elina 1509 : Gu Shirley

I am also hoping GM Rogers and the coaches are coping with the double rounds.

Games are live right now. Perhaps someone who is a stronger player can kibitz and let us know how the team is doing: http://live1.tsf.org.tr and http://live2.tsf.org.tr

siow, weng nian
31-08-2012, 06:25 AM
Results overnight are not that good. Looks like we are going on the Swiss Roller-coaster/yo-yo. Also yesterday being a double round is not good for the juniors.

Team A lost 1-3 to Iran (seed no 2) with Justin Tan the only one to win. All 4 games were on the Live Games broadcast (see previous 2 posts for links).
3.3 5 Australia-Team A 1 - 3 2 Iran
1 FM Cheng Bobby 2358 0 : 1 FM Javanbakht Nima 2385
2 Tan Justin 2221 1 : 0 FM Kowsarinia Amir 2319
3 Liu Yi 2188 0 : 1 Bolourchifard Farzad 2229
4 Matheson Laurence 2140 0 : 1 FM Lorparizangeneh Shahin 2201

Team B also lost 1-3 to South Africa A with Ari scoring the lone win:

3.15 25 Australia-Team B 1 - 3 34 South Africa-Team-A
1 Dale Ari 2184 1 : 0 Pon Matt 1832
2 Narenthran Savithri 1749 0 : 1 Bezuidenhout Roland 1942
3 Simmonds Leteisha 1718 0 : 1 De Abreu Roberto N 1970
4 Mithran Mirakla 1675 0 : 1 Darling Simeon C.

Team C lost 0-4 to Krygyzstan:

3.14 27 Kyrgyzstan 4 - 0 20 Australia-Team C
1 Taalaibekov Tagir 1849 1 : 0 Chau Bernard 1985
2 Nurlanov Zhakshylyk 1912 1 : 0 Perera Pasan 1956
3 Isaev Chingis 1892 1 : 0 Puccini Jack 1839
4 Samudin Elina 1509 1 : 0 Gu Shirley

Currently India is leading followed by Iran with Poland and Russia 3rd and 4th respectively. Team A is placed 13th, 32nd and 39th.

In Round 4 (today at 4:30 Istanbul time which means the teams have some time to recover), Team A faces Kazakhstan, Team B meets Sth Africa B and Team C will a bye.

Kevin Bonham
31-08-2012, 07:06 PM
Dropped in briefly at the start of yesterday's round. Impressive that we have 3 teams in what is not a very large competition in terms of total team numbers. It is quite different to the Olympiad in that spectators (well, at least those with something official draped around their necks) can wander freely amid the tables while play is in progress.

siow, weng nian
01-09-2012, 05:52 PM
In Round 4, as predicted we bounced back against weaker opponents. Team A drew 2-2 with a team that was almost equal in strength.
4.6 5 Australia-Team A 2 - 2 15 Kazakhstan
1 FM Cheng Bobby 2358 0 : 1 Akhmetov Ayan 2252
2 Liu Yi 2188 0 : 1 Saiyn Zhanat 2188
3 Matheson Laurence 2140 1 : 0 Serikbay Chingiz 2017
4 Chen Pengyu 2129 1 : 0 Mukhit Aisezym

Team B won 3-1.
4.16 25 Australia-Team B 3 - 1 31 South Africa-Team-B
1 Dale Ari 2184 1 : 0 Van De Venter Waldo 1914
2 Narenthran Savithri 1749 1 : 0 Koekemoer Bernard 1765
3 Simmonds Leteisha 1718 0 : 1 Moharir Sandip
4 Mithran Mirakla 1675 1 : 0 De La Rey Sean-Luc 1611

Team C according to GM Ian Rogers were unlucky in their Rd 3 game losing 0-4 and so was given a bye in Rd 4.

After Round 4, the favourites, Russia is equal on match points with Iran, but leading by tiebreak of 0.5 points, followed by Lithuania, India, Serbia, Armenia and Georgia. Team A is at present 12th with 5 match points. I have to do further research on the scoring as I was under the impression that the rules follows the Senior Olympiad with matchpoints followed by gamepoints as first tiebreaker.

Today is another double-header with a rest day tomorrow. Would be good to actually hear from the players and coach whether they prefer one round a day than a double-round day followed by a rest day.

5.6 32 Turkey-Turkuaz - 5 Australia-Team A
1 Gokerkan Cem Kaan 1845 : Tan Justin 2221
2 Yaver Faik Emre 1782 : Liu Yi 2188
3 Erdem Atakan 1756 : Matheson Laurence 2140
4 Tan Cenker Eren 1639 : Chen Pengyu 2129

5.15 37 Scotland - 25 Australia-Team B
1 Mcdonald Ian 1869 : Dale Ari 2184
2 Mccusker Andrew 1659 : Narenthran Savithri 1749
3 Deary Daniel : Simmonds Leteisha 1718
4 Roy Zak : Mithran Mirakla 1675

5.17 20 Australia-Team C - 23 Denmark
1 Perera Pasan 1956 : Thybo Jesper Sondergaard 2006
2 WFM Setiabudi Megan 1801 : Jensen Tobias Ilsoe 1812
3 Puccini Jack 1839 : Olsen Filip Boe 1621
4 Gu Shirley : Moller Sophus Mechlenburg 1784

Live games for Team are now on http://live1.tsf.org.tr (r") and http://live2.tsf.org.tr.

pax
02-09-2012, 05:24 PM
Australia in a solid win after a good win over Turkmenistan, equal 4th on 15 GP. Next up is Peru, and I would guess Australia will be shooting for a solid victory.

siow, weng nian
03-09-2012, 06:23 PM
As Pax posted, Australia Team A is placed strategically on 5th position going into the last 4 rounds after the rest day. Again the spectre of a double round raises its head but hopefully after the rest day, it won't be as much a factor as in previous double-rounds days. The last two rounds are on Tuesday (afternoon local time) and Wednesday (morning local time) respectively.

In Round 5, we had the following results (it seems I was wrong in my evaluation of Justin's game):
5.6 32 Turkey-Turkuaz 2 - 2 5 Australia-Team A
1 Gokerkan Cem Kaan 1845 1 : 0 Tan Justin 2221
2 Yaver Faik Emre 1782 : Liu Yi 2188
3 Erdem Atakan 1756 : Matheson Laurence 2140
4 Tan Cenker Eren 1639 0 : 1 Chen Pengyu 2129

5.15 37 Scotland 1 - 3 25 Australia-Team B
1 Mcdonald Ian 1869 0 : 1 Dale Ari 2184
2 Mccusker Andrew 1659 0 : 1 Narenthran Savithri 1749
3 Deary Daniel 1 : 0 Simmonds Leteisha 1718
4 Roy Zak 0 : 1 Mithran Mirakla 1675

5.17 20 Australia-Team C 2 - 1 23 Denmark
1 Perera Pasan 1956 0 : 1 Thybo Jesper Sondergaard 2006
2 WFM Setiabudi Megan 1801 1 : 0 Jensen Tobias Ilsoe 1812
3 Puccini Jack 1839 1 : 0 Olsen Filip Boe 1621
4 Gu Shirley : Moller Sophus Mechlenburg 1784

And in Round 6:

6.7 5 Australia-Team A 3 - 29 Turkmenistan
1 FM Cheng Bobby 2358 1 : 0 Nazarov Rustem 2108
2 Tan Justin 2221 : Kakabayaev Mergen
3 Matheson Laurence 2140 1 : 0 Meredow Shanepes 1939
4 Chen Pengyu 2129 1 : 0 Dovletov Hajugurban

6.13 10 Slovakia-Team A 3 - 25 Australia-Team B
1 Repka Christopher 2218 1 : 0 Dale Ari 2184
2 Dolnak Michal 2141 : Narenthran Savithri 1749
3 Takacs Laszlo 2164 1 : 0 Simmonds Leteisha 1718
4 Nayhebaver Martin 2124 1 : 0 Mithran Mirakla 1675

6.15 33 Turkey-Red Girls 1 - 3 20 Australia-Team C
1 Keskin Suara 1751 0 : 1 Chau Bernard 1985
2 Yigit Aleyna 1714 0 : 1 WFM Setiabudi Megan 1801
3 Aksoy Ayca 1696 1 : 0 Puccini Jack 1839
4 Gundogan Sinem Cagla 1669 0 : 1 Gu Shirley

And now (happening now!) we face the following opponents:

7.4 16 Peru - 5 Australia-Team A
1 FM Cuellar Diego 2273 : FM Cheng Bobby 2358
2 FM Principe Alexander 2228 : Tan Justin 2221
3 WFM Paredes Bustamante Paula 1893 : Liu Yi 2188
4 WFM Felix Vega Aurora Edith 1896 : Chen Pengyu 2129

7.13 24 Singapore - 20 Australia-Team C
1 Iskandar Bin Abdullah 1985 : Chau Bernard 1985
2 Lim De Dao Linson 1810 : Perera Pasan 1956
3 Low Zhen Yu Cyrus 1702 : WFM Setiabudi Megan 1801
4 Lee Qing Aun 1643 : Gu Shirley

7.14 25 Australia-Team B - 17 Slovakia-Team B
1 Dale Ari 2184 : Pechac Jergus 2081
2 Narenthran Savithri 1749 : Sosovicka Matej 2040
3 Simmonds Leteisha 1718 : Haring Viktor 2049
4 Mithran Mirakla 1675 : Spacek Oliver 1945

As usual Live Games for Team A is here: http://live1.tsf.org.tr/.

Watto
03-09-2012, 10:25 PM
Thanks for all the reports and link for the live games - looks like Australia A has drawn the round 7 match.

Nice result for Savithri Narenthran in round 6:

6.13 10 Slovakia-Team A 3 - 25 Australia-Team B
2 Dolnak Michal 2141 : Narenthran Savithri 1749

Go the Aussies!

pax
04-09-2012, 01:11 AM
Cheng-Eliseev from round 8 in progress. Note the threefold repetition after Black's 14th, 16th and 18th moves.
1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. e3 Nf6 4. Bxc4 e6 5. Nf3 c5 6. O-O a6 7. Bb3 Nc6 8. Nc3 Be7 9. dxc5 Qxd1 10. Rxd1 Bxc5 11. Na4 Ba7 12. Bd2 Ne4 13. Be1 b5 14. Rac1 Bb7 15. Nc3 Nf6 16. Na4 Ne4 17. Nc3 Nf6 18. Na4 Ne4 19. Bc2 Nf6 20. Nc3 Ke7

siow, weng nian
04-09-2012, 02:54 PM
Another day of mixed results (I think) on more than one level.

For Team A, in Round 7, they faced Peru and I think (this is my personal opinion and without being on the ground so to speak) it would have been good if we managed to actually win the match. But Team ended up with a 2-2 draw.

7.4 16 Peru 2 - 2 5 Australia-Team A
1 FM Cuellar Diego 2273 0 : 1 FM Cheng Bobby 2358
2 FM Principe Alexander 2228 0 : 1 Tan Justin 2221
3 WFM Paredes Bustamante Paula 1893 1 : 0 Liu Yi 2188
4 WFM Felix Vega Aurora Edith 1896 1 : 0 Chen Pengyu 2129

Following that, in the second round of the day (Round 8), Team A faced the mighty Russia. On every board Team A was outrated (on paper). I think the boys did well with 2 draws.

8.2 5 Australia-Team A 1 - 3 1 Russia
1 FM Cheng, Bobby 2358 : IM Eliseev, Urii 2480
2 Tan, Justin 2221 0 : 1 FM Chigaev, Maksim 2462
3 Matheson, Laurence 2140 : IM Artemiev, Vladislav 2476
4 Chen, Pengyu 2129 0 : 1 Sanzhaev, Darsen 2335

After Round 8 Team A is now placed 13th and they face Turkey Red (board pairings are not available as yet. Turkey Red is ranked 13th with the following players.

13 Turkey-Red Rtg-:2119
Bo. Name IRtg FED
1 CM Koksal Ege 2198 TUR
2 Yurtseven Melih 2126 TUR
3 Arat Ufuk Sezen 2124 TUR
4 CM Yuksel Atilla Koksal 2028 TUR
Dedebas Emre Emin 1841 TUR

On paper it will be another tough match and the boys will need to step up pace and intensity if they are to have any hopes of a medal (not sure of this as I have not done any calculations as yet). Update: Just rough calculations: If Iran defeats Lithuania 4-0 and Russia does Georgia in similar fashion, and India draws 2-2 with Azerbaijan, and Team A wins 4-0, then I think we are still in with a chance.

I am still uncertain about the scoring system in use. The Regulations state this:

4. TOURNAMENT FORMAT:
The tournament shall be run on a 10 Round Swiss. Each match between teams will be conducted over 4 boards. The pairings, scoring and tiebreak regulations are in accordance with the Pairing Rules for the Chess Olympiad.


Team B began the day with a defeat at the hands of Slovakia B and ended the day with second defeat by the Danes and consequently they are placed 32nd.

7.14 25 Australia-Team B 1 - 2 17 Slovakia-Team B
1 Dale Ari 2184 1 : 0 Pechac Jergus 2081
2 Narenthran Savithri 1749 : Sosovicka Matej 2040
3 Simmonds Leteisha 1718 0 : 1 Haring Viktor 2049
4 Mithran Mirakla 1675 0 : 1 Spacek Oliver 1945

8.16 23 Denmark 3 - 1 25 Australia-Team B
1 Thybo, Jesper Sondergaard 2006 0 : 1 Dale, Ari 2184
2 Thogersen, Rasmus 1885 1 : 0 Narenthran, Savithri 1749
3 Jensen, Tobias Ilsoe 1812 1 : 0 Simmonds, Leteisha 1718
4 Moller, Sophus Mechlenburg 1784 1 : 0 Mithran, Mirakla 1675

In Round 9 they will face off with Sweden.

40 Sweden Rtg-:1131
Bo. Name IRtg FED
1 Paltzer Brandy SWE
2 Andreasson Linn SWE
3 Weinman Rina 1525 SWE
4 Kraemer Ina SWE
Paltzer Triina SWE

Team C drew with Singapore in Round 7 and then defeated Singapore's neighbours in Round 8.

7.13 24 Singapore 2 - 2 20 Australia-Team C
1 Iskandar Bin Abdullah 1985 0 : 1 Chau Bernard 1985
2 Lim De Dao Linson 1810 1 : 0 Perera Pasan 1956
3 Low Zhen Yu Cyrus 1702 0 : 1 WFM Setiabudi Megan 1801
4 Lee Qing Aun 1643 1 : 0 Gu Shirley

8.14 20 Australia-Team C 3 - 1 26 Malaysia
1 Chau, Bernard 1985 1 : 0 Cheong, Jie Yao 1691
2 Perera, Pasan 1956 0 : 1 Lee, Kah Meng Elgin 2000
3 WFM Setiabudi, Megan 1801 1 : 0 Subramaniam, Shreyas 1814
4 Puccini, Jack 1839 1 : 0 William, Lee Kah Howe 1798

They are now placed 26th and faces Turkey Istanbul in Round 9.

21 Turkey-Istanbul Rtg-:1895
Bo. Name IRtg FED
1 Gundogan Cem 2012 TUR
2 Yaran Siar 1904 TUR
3 Can Melih Kaan 1884 TUR
4 Eren Ataberk 1780 TUR
Ozgur Tibet Kagan 1653 TUR

siow, weng nian
05-09-2012, 02:44 PM
Time for possibly the penultimate report. Yep, yessirree! we have reached that part of the journey when the answer to Life and the Universe is revealed. BTW it is 42 in case anyone did not know.

But first to recap.

Team A did very well in Rd 9, winning 3.5-0.5 against Turkey-Red, WELL DONE!!!!.:clap: The boys came up with the goods when they were required!

9.7 13 Turkey-Red - 3 5 Australia-Team A
1 CM Koksal Ege 2198 0 : 1 FM Cheng Bobby 2358
2 Yurtseven Melih 2126 0 : 1 Tan Justin 2221
3 Arat Ufuk Sezen 2124 0 : 1 Liu Yi 2188
4 CM Yuksel Atilla Koksal 2028 : Matheson Laurence 2140

The Standings looks like this:
Rank Team Gam. + = - Pts. BH. MP SB. BH.
1 Iran 9 8 1 26 195 16 170,00 151
2 Russia 9 7 2 25 192 16 170,50 151
3 India 9 7 2 23 193 14 142,00 150
4 Lithuania 9 5 1 3 21 188 11 103,25 147
5 Azerbaijan 9 3 3 3 21 184 9 81,75 144
6 Georgia 9 5 1 3 21 183 11 102,25 141
7 Armenia 9 4 3 2 21 181 11 102,75 140
8 Australia-Team A 9 4 3 2 21 181 11 101,00 138
9 Poland 9 4 2 3 21 176 10 89,25 134
10 Czech Republic 9 4 2 3 21 170 10 91,00 132

I don't think Russia and Iran can be caught and it is a two way-fight between them as to who ends up with gold and who gets silver. They play Armenia and Poland respectively. If Iran can just win or draw one game more than Russia they will be the 2012 WYCO U16 Champions. So it is a battle for the Bronze for the rest. India is the main obstacle in Team A's path but as Caissia (or luck) would have it, Team A has their destiny in their own hand instead of having to depend on another team to defeat India 4-0. By now you would have guessed the last Round opponents of Team A, yes! It is India! I think if we can score 3.5 we may very well end up with the Bronze!!! (I think GM Ian Rogers concur as well with this assessment.)

3 India Rtg-:2276
Bo. Name IRtg FED
1 Narayanan Sunilduth Lyna 2328 IND
2 FM Das Sayantan 2305 IND
3 FM Gagare Shardul 2287 IND
4 Chaithanyaa K.G. 2112 IND
Akash Pc Iyer 2182 IND

The game is played at 10 am local time which I understand is sometime after 5 or 6 pm AEST. So, Australians, turn up in force and cheer the mighty WYCO U16 Australia A on and on towards victory!!!

Just to round up the rest of the pairings of the top 10 ranked teams which are:
4 8 Azerbaijan 21 - 21 Lithuania 9
5 12 Czech Republic 21 - 21 Georgia 11

Now for Team B, they defeated Sweden 2.5-1.5 with Ari again on Bd 1 doing well. They are on 29th position.

9.16 25 Australia-Team B 2 - 1 40 Sweden
1 Dale Ari 2184 1 : 0 Paltzer Brandy
2 Narenthran Savithri 1749 0 : 1 Andreasson Linn
3 Simmonds Leteisha 1718 1 : 0 Weinman Rina 1525
4 Mithran Mirakla 1675 : Kraemer Ina

Unfortunately it is their turn to have the bye in the last round. A bit of a shame but they can cheer on Teams A and C.


Team C unfortunately lost 0-4 toTurkey Istanbul. They are currently placed 30th.

9.13 20 Australia-Team C 0 - 4 21 Turkey-Istanbul
1 Chau Bernard 1985 0 : 1 Gundogan Cem 2012
2 WFM Setiabudi Megan 1801 0 : 1 Yaran Siar 1904
3 Puccini Jack 1839 0 : 1 Can Melih Kaan 1884
4 Gu Shirley 0 : 1 Ozgur Tibet Kagan 1653

They face Iraq in Round 10.

35 Iraq Rtg-:1602
Bo. Name IRtg FED
1 Moazaz Dhahir Habeeb 1702 IRQ
2 Noori Sabah 1847 IRQ
3 Hussein Abbas IRQ
4 Rabeea Sabah Nori 1860 IRQ
Shkar Hamid Abdullah IRQ

pax
05-09-2012, 02:57 PM
Australia-A have it all to play for in the final round. The pairing, although tough on paper, at least gives them a shot at the medals. I would say a 3-1 win would give them an excellent chance of a bronze.

Kevin Bonham
05-09-2012, 08:42 PM
Looks like India have prevailed 2.5-1.5 although I suspect the last move showing of Laurence's game is not correct.

Adamski
05-09-2012, 10:18 PM
Dropped in briefly at the start of yesterday's round. Impressive that we have 3 teams in what is not a very large competition in terms of total team numbers. It is quite different to the Olympiad in that spectators (well, at least those with something official draped around their necks) can wander freely amid the tables while play is in progress.
Congratulations especially to Justin Tan who is going really well.:clap:

siow, weng nian
05-09-2012, 10:18 PM
India defeated Team A 2.5-1.5. Which means India got the bronze. It looks like Russia pipped Iran to the gold by 0.5 points. Georgia and Azerbaijan scored 1 point more than Team A in final round which means Team A at best is 6th and at worst is 8th as Team A, Lithuania and Poland have the same points. Depends on tiebreaks.

Adamski
05-09-2012, 10:20 PM
Did Justin get a board prize?

siow, weng nian
05-09-2012, 10:32 PM
I think both Justin and PengYu just missed out on a bronze for Bds 2 and 5 respectively.

Adamski
05-09-2012, 11:11 PM
I think both Justin and PengYu just missed out on a bronze for Bds 2 and 5 respectively.
Thanks, Weng Nian. You have again given excellent service! :clap:

siow, weng nian
06-09-2012, 09:58 AM
It is over! We came, we saw but alas! we did not conquer. Nonetheless we acquitted ourselves with dignity and honour and I am sure Australia chess juniors are now on the radar ......

Team A fought but unfortunately went down to 3rd seed India 2.5-1.5. I read on USCF Chess Life Online (http://main.uschess.org/content/view/11878/676/) that the US Open captain, IM John Donaldson commented that to gain a medal at the Olympiad, "It’s not sufficient to perform at your rating level, or even a little bit above it." Hopefully Australian juniors have learned this. In addition, PengYu was the closest to a Board medal. If he won, I think he could have gotten the bronze with 6/8=75%.

10.3 5 Australia-Team A 1 - 2 3 India
1 FM Cheng Bobby 2358 : Narayanan Sunilduth Lyna 2328
2 Tan Justin 2221 : FM Das Sayantan 2305
3 Matheson Laurence 2140 0 : 1 FM Gagare Shardul 2287
4 Chen Pengyu 2129 : Chaithanyaa K.G. 2112

Team B sat out the final round with a bye.

Team C met Iraq and finished their campaign on a winning note.

10.16 35 Iraq - 3 20 Australia-Team C
1 Noori Sabah 1847 0 : 1 Chau Bernard 1985
2 Hussein Abbas 0 : 1 Perera Pasan 1956
3 Rabeea Sabah Nori 1860 0 : 1 Puccini Jack 1839
4 Shkar Hamid Abdullah : Gu Shirley

The Final Standings:
Team A 8th
Team B 30th
Team C 25th

WELL DONE! SYABAS SEMUA SEKALIAN! AUSTRALIA AKAN GEMILANG!!!

For the record:

Rank Team Gam. + = - Pts. BH. MP SB. BH.
1 Russia 10 8 2 29 233 18 209,50 186
2 Iran 10 9 1 28 236 18 207,00 186
3 India 10 8 2 25 234 16 176,50 186
4 Georgia 10 6 1 3 24 229 13 140,50 183
5 Azerbaijan 10 4 3 3 24 224 11 112,25 179
6 Greece 10 5 1 4 24 218 11 115,00 175
7 Lithuania 10 5 1 4 23 236 11 118,00 190
8 Australia-Team A 10 4 3 3 23 229 11 114,00 182
9 Poland 10 4 2 4 23 226 10 101,25 181
10 Kazakhstan 10 4 5 1 23 217 13 135,50 177
11 Czech Republic 10 4 2 4 22 213 10 102,75 169
12 Armenia 10 4 3 3 22 232 11 116,75 186
13 Serbia 10 4 3 3 22 227 11 114,25 181
14 Peru 10 5 1 4 22 207 11 104,00 169
15 South Africa-Team-A 10 6 4 21 196 12 106,50 156
16 Slovakia-Team B 10 5 1 4 21 183 11 99,00 147
17 Turkey-Istanbul 10 5 1 4 20 211 11 108,00 165
18 Slovakia-Team A 10 5 2 3 20 207 12 119,50 166
19 Moldova 10 6 4 20 189 12 103,50 155
20 Turkey-Turkuaz 10 4 1 5 20 210 9 85,00 169
21 Turkmenistan 10 4 1 5 20 204 9 79,50 164
22 Turkey-Red 10 2 4 4 19 218 8 82,75 178
23 Turkey-White 10 5 1 4 19 185 11 72,75 148
24 England 10 4 6 19 203 8 72,50 162
25 Australia-Team C 10 6 1 3 18 181 13 89,00 138
26 Singapore 10 2 3 5 18 194 7 58,75 157
27 Denmark 10 2 3 5 17 180 7 55,50 147
28 South Africa-Team-B 10 3 3 4 17 178 9 74,25 139
29 Kyrgyzstan 10 5 5 17 186 10 63,50 151
30 Australia-Team B 10 5 5 17 186 10 66,50 149
31 United Arab Emirates 10 3 1 6 17 176 7 53,75 139
32 Scotland 10 4 2 4 17 167 10 81,75 132
33 Turkey-Red Girls 10 5 5 16 167 10 60,00 136
34 Malaysia 10 4 6 16 194 8 69,50 156
35 Lebanon 10 3 1 6 16 162 7 34,75 130
36 Sweden 10 2 1 7 15 163 5 19,75 131
37 Iraq 10 4 1 5 14 172 9 49,50 137
38 Turkey-White Girls 10 1 3 6 14 160 5 21,25 127
39 Libya 10 1 3 6 11 165 5 22,50 130
40 Bulgaria 0 130 0 0,00 104

Board Prizes

Board 1

Rank Name Rtg Team % Games ratP Pts.
1 Akhmetov Ayan 2252 Kazakhstan 85 10 2500 8
2 Laurusas Tomas 2402 Lithuania 83,3 9 2496 7
3 Repka Christopher 2218 Slovakia-Team A 77,8 9 2355 7
5 Dale Ari 2184 Australia-Team B 72,2 9 2053 6
12 FM Cheng Bobby 2358 Australia-Team A 61,1 9 2306 5
14 Chau Bernard 1985 Australia-Team C 56,3 8 1989 4

Board 2

Rank Name Rtg Team % Games ratP Pts.
1 FM Chigaev Maksim 2462 Russia 77,8 9 2424 7
2 Lee Kah Meng Elgin 2000 Malaysia 72,2 9 2141 6
3 Yaran Siar 1904 Turkey-Istanbul 68,8 8 2181 5
6 Tan Justin 2221 Australia-Team A 66,7 9 2150 6
22 Narenthran Savithri 1749 Australia-Team B 44,4 9 1803 4
33 Perera Pasan 1956 Australia-Team C 28,6 7 1583 2

Board 3

Rank Name Rtg Team % Games ratP Pts.
1 Atabayev Saparmyrat 2106 Turkmenistan 83,3 6 2051 5
2 IM Artemiev Vladislav 2476 Russia 81,3 8 2392 6
3 Papasimakopoulos Alexandros 2126 Greece 75 8 2264 6
16 WFM Setiabudi Megan 1801 Australia-Team C 57,1 7 1825 4
35 Liu Yi 2188 Australia-Team A 25 6 1864 1
36 Simmonds Leteisha 1718 Australia-Team B 22,2 9 1501 2

Board 4

Rank Name Rtg Team % Games ratP Pts.
1 Mousavi Seyed Khalil 2224 Iran 91,7 6 2487 5
2 Pirverdiyev Agil 2179 Azerbaijan 90 10 2355 9
3 WFM Felix Vega Aurora Edith 1896 Peru 80 10 2162 8
15 Matheson Laurence 2140 Australia-Team A 56,3 8 2094 4
26 Puccini Jack 1839 Australia-Team C 42,9 7 1819 3
34 Mithran Mirakla 1675 Australia-Team B 27,8 9 1423 2

Board 5

Rank Name Rtg Team % Games ratP Pts.
1 FM Dimic Pavle 2155 Serbia 75 8 2236 6
2 FM Lorparizangeneh Shahin 2201 Iran 75 6 2300 4
3 Ding Tze How Dilwen 1710 Malaysia 71,4 7 1692 5
4 Chen Pengyu 2129 Australia-Team A 68,8 8 1846 5
16 Gu Shirley Australia-Team C 42,9 7 1415 3

So end my reports. It has been an enjoyable ride, albeit a roller-coaster even from a distance away. I think my ulcer might not recover! Thanks again to the juniors, families, Australian coaches and the onsite coaches, chess supporters, and above all, GM Ian Rogers and Cathy Rogers.

Next WYCC 2012!

PS: The coach of the Australian Team A has this to say in an interview (http://wyco2012.tsf.org.tr/en/component/content/article/1-news/182-interview-with-gm-david-arutinian-):

Since when have you been working with Australian team? Are you working with them regularly or just at tournaments?

Generally before World Youth Championships, they contact me. Since 2006 I have coached them every year for World Youth Championships. I just missed one year, 2008, since it was very far from here, in Vietnam. However this is my first youth Olympiad and I’m glad to be here.

So what do you think about your teams’ standings? What is your aim in this tournament?

It is little bit difficult to say what we wait from this tournament. Some games are a little bit hard for players. Even if the game is easy, sometimes they tend to miss some things. I think those are not purely chess-related problems but tiredness and other factors take their toll.

How do you find the kids who are playing in here? How are they ranked in Australia comparatively?

When I started to work with them in 2006 there were not so much good players. Some players were good, but generally the level was not so high. But when I came this year, I was little bit surprised of their level. The kids here are very talented and I enjoy working with them. Unfortunately we are not yet in the position we wanted to be in the tournament standings, but I think everything will be fine. We still have rounds to play and will try to do our best.