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Denis_Jessop
18-11-2007, 07:27 PM
The opening ceremony of the World Youth Championships took place yesterday at Antalya, Turkey. Play begins today and the event finishes on 28 November.

The official website is at http://wycc2007.tsf.org.tr/.

Here is what it said of the opening:


2007 World Youth Chess Championship is taking place in Kemer, Antalya with 1450 players from 103 different countries. With all the accompanying persons, VIPs, staff of TCF, journalists, coaches etc. there are 2500 people that are in Kemer for this organization. This is the second largest sports organization in the history of Turkish Republic after 2005 Universiade which took place in İzmir. The TCF personnel is working all day and night for accreditation Three hotels (Limra, Alinda and Sailor's Beach).

The opening ceremony took place with many players, Deputy President of Türkiye İş Bankası Prof.Dr.Baran Tuncer (main sponsor of TCF) , Member of the Turkish Parliament Prof.Dr. Yusuf Ziya İrbeç, FIDE Administration, Deputy Governor of Antalya Fazlı Akgün, many other guests including players, coaches, local, national and international journalists were in the opening ceremony. There was also a folk dance after the protocol speeches. You can find the details of the protocol speech including Prime Minister of Turkish Republic Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's message for the young chess players. You can find many pictures at the tournament page photo gallery, videos and press releases are also available at the tournament page.

Australia is represented by a squad of 35 including coaches, officials and accompanying persons (mostly parents). Play is at 4 different venues and live games broadcasts are promised from all age groups beginning at 1500 local time.

DJ

klyall
18-11-2007, 09:48 PM
Bobby Cheng who is playing for New Zealand is another player worth watching. He now plays at the Box Hill Chess Club.

Ian Rout
23-11-2007, 01:01 PM
This doesn't seem to be getting much of a run so I ploughed through the scores after Round 6 and found the following. Apologies if I missed any.

U/8
Callum Gray 4
Sean Gu 4
Ethan Derwent 2.5
Anton Smirnov 2.5

U/10
Bobby Cheng (NZ) 4.5
Oscar Wang 3
Cedric Koh 2

U/10G
Mirakla Mithran 4.5
Clarise Koh 2.5

U/12
Gene Nakauchi 4.5

U/12G
Emma Guo 3.5
Leteisha Simmonds 3
Abbie Kanagarajah 2

U/14
Rengan Vijayakumar 2

U/14G
Sally Yu 2.5

U/16G
Jessica Kinder 2.5

U/18
Dusan Stojic 3

U/18G
Alexandra Jule 3

Watto
26-11-2007, 07:49 AM
This doesn't seem to be getting much of a run so I ploughed through the scores after Round 6 and found the following. Apologies if I missed any.
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Thanks Ian. Sorry to not be doing the same- there are a lot of scores and I don't have time to record them all! But just noting that Gene Nakauchi in the Under 12s is having a good run having won his next 2 games so he's on 6.5 out of 8 now.

Watto
26-11-2007, 09:37 AM
U/8
Callum Gray 4.5
Sean Gu 5
Ethan Derwent 2.5
Anton Smirnov 3.5

U/10
Bobby Cheng (NZ) 6.5
Oscar Wang 3.5
Cedric Koh 3

U/10G
Mirakla Mithran 4.5
Clarise Koh 4.5

U/12
Gene Nakauchi 6.5

U/12G
Emma Guo 5
Leteisha Simmonds 3.5
Abbie Kanagarajah 2.5

U/14
Rengan Vijayakumar 3

U/14G
Sally Yu 4.5

U/16G
Jessica Kinder 3

U/18
Dusan Stojic 4

U/18G
Alexandra Jule 3.5

Denis_Jessop
26-11-2007, 02:34 PM
Thanks Ian. Sorry to not be doing the same- there are a lot of scores and I don't have time to record them all! But just noting that Gene Nakauchi in the Under 12s is having a good run having won his next 2 games so he's on 6.5 out of 8 now.


Gene is actually going very well indeed being 6th on tie break but actually equal third on scores with 5 others and only a point off the lead. There is only one player on 7.5 and one on 7 in the first two spots after 8 rounds.

DJ

pax
27-11-2007, 09:47 AM
Gene won again in round 9, and is now on 7.5/9, half a point behind the leader (=2-5). This is a tremendous performance on the world stage (he is 34th seed). He has black against the American Naroditsky in rd 10.

Garvinator
28-11-2007, 01:46 AM
Results shown on chessbase:

Under 12 after nine rounds.

Boys under twelve


No. SNo. Ti. Name Rtg FED Pts Fide Rp

1 5 Bukavshin Ivan 2248 RUS 8 38½ 2351
2 13 Naroditsky Daniel 2124 USA 7½ 41 2198
3 3 FM Bajarani Ulvi 2268 AZE 7½ 40½ 2229
4 1 FM Nyzhnyk Illya 2377 UKR 7½ 40 2197
5 34 FM Nakauchi Gene 2040 AUS 7½ 36½ 2177
6 16 Beradze Irakli 2104 GEO 7 37 2174
7 48 Monev Alexander 1962 BUL 7 36 2221
8 2 FM Cori Jorge 2316 PER 7 29 2031

Watto
28-11-2007, 06:34 AM
I see that Sally Yu is on 6.5 after 10 rounds having had 4 wins in a row against higher rated opponents. :clap: Bobby Cheng (NZ) in the U/10s is now on 7.5 as well. Like a few of the top seeds he had a loss to the unrated 146th seed, Wang Tong Sen from China (in the U/10s, players were unrated from about the 30s so he was seeded by name) who is actually leading the field with 9.5.

Watto
28-11-2007, 10:39 AM
U/8
Callum Gray 5.5
Sean Gu 7
Ethan Derwent 4.5
Anton Smirnov 5.5
(tournament leader is Konstantin Savenkov from Russia on 9½; Sean Gu’s 7 puts him in the top 15 out of 120 odd players)

U/10
Bobby Cheng (NZ) 7.5
Oscar Wang 5
Cedric Koh 4
(tournament leader is from China on 9½)

U/10G
Mirakla Mithran 4.5
Clarise Koh 5

U/12
Gene Nakauchi 7.5
(the two tournament leaders from the USA and Ukraine, Daniel Naroditsky 2124 and Illya Nyzhnyk 2377, are a point ahead on 8 ½)

U/12G
Emma Guo 5
Leteisha Simmonds 3.5
Abbie Kanagarajah 3.5

U/14
Rengan Vijayakumar 4

U/14G
Sally Yu 6.5
(tournament leader is from Georgia on 9½. Sally’s 6.5 put her in the top 22 out of 114 players)

U/16G
Jessica Kinder 4

U/18
Dusan Stojic 4
(tournament leaders are GM Popov from Russia and IM Edouard from France on 8)

U/18G
Alexandra Jule 4.5
(tournament leaders are WIM Nemcova from the Czech republic and WFM Ganina from Russia on 8)

Garvinator
28-11-2007, 04:47 PM
Board

1 BERADZE Irakli 2104 GEO 8 8½ FM NYZHNYK Illya 2377 UKR
2 FM BUKAVSHIN Ivan 2248 RUS 8 8½ NARODITSKY Daniel 2124 USA
3 FM CORI Jorge 2316 PER 7½ 7½ FM CHUA XING-JIAN Graham 2065 SIN
4 FM BAJARANI Ulvi 2268 AZE 7½ 7½ MONEV Alexander 1962 BUL
5 FM NAKAUCHI Gene 2040 AUS 7½ 7½ HAN Chao 0 CHN
6 BOK Benjamin 2116 NED 7 7 IDANI Pouya 1853 IRI
7 DRASKOVIC Luka 1944 SRB 7 7 ELISEEV Urii 2101 RUS
8 KAPHLE Sebastian 2086 GER 7 7 DE FILOMENO Simone 2045 ITA
9 SANZHAEV Darsen 2015 RUS 7 7 KOWSARINIA Amir 1980 IRI

Denis_Jessop
29-11-2007, 11:59 AM
Final Rankings are:

u8
22 48 GU Sean 0 AUS 7 1502
38 103 SMIRNOV Anton 0 AUS 6½ 1519
58 47 GRAY Callum James 0 AUS 5½ 1400
76 39 DERWENT Ethan 0 AUS 5 1364

u10
88 144 WANG Oscar 0 AUS 5½ 1470
106 91 KOH Cedric 0 AUS 5 1515

u10g
4 6 CHENG Bobby 2064 NZL 8½ 1749
66 60 KOH Clarise 0 AUS 5 1501
73 71 MITHRAN Mirakla 0 AUS 4½ 1460

u12
11 34 FM NAKAUCHI Gene 2040 AUS 7½ 2012

u12g
72 30 GUO Emma 1733 AUS 5 1477
90 107 SIMMONDS Leteisha 0 AUS 4½ 1406
98 72 KANAGARAJAH Abbie 0 AUS 4½ 1479

u14
113 101 VIJAYAKUMAR Rengan 1879 AUS 4½

u14g
32 69 YU Sally 1717 AUS 6½ 1975

u16g
71 66 KINDER Jessica 1728 AUS 5 1580

u18
90 60 STOJIC Dusan 2193 AUS 4 2052

u18g
42 47 WIM JULE Alexandra 1896 AUS 5½ 1892

The first two figures are the final placing and the ranking at the start. The final figure is the RP where available. These details were copied from the official web site http://wycc2007.tsf.org.tr/.

DJ

Kevin Bonham
29-11-2007, 07:21 PM
So how does Nakauchi, seeded 34th, place 11th while performing below his rating? Is there an error there?

klyall
29-11-2007, 10:53 PM
Congratulations to all players. :clap:

Especial congratulations to Bobby Cheng - this is a sensational result!:P

Ian Rout
30-11-2007, 07:33 AM
So how does Nakauchi, seeded 34th, place 11th while performing below his rating? Is there an error there?
He played seven rated players, average 2152, scoring 4.5, which is a performance of over 2250.

However he scored 3/4 against unrated players. If you factor these in at the rating floor of 1400 you get the exact figure quoted on the site so I would guess that is how it was calculated.

Watto
30-11-2007, 08:57 AM
He played seven rated players, average 2152, scoring 4.5, which is a performance of over 2250.

However he scored 3/4 against unrated players. If you factor these in at the rating floor of 1400 you get the exact figure quoted on the site so I would guess that is how it was calculated.
Which makes the PR pretty meaningless given that most of the players in Gene’s age group are unrated. The unrated player Gene lost to, Chao Han from China, came equal third and received the highest PR of 2356. New Zealander Bobby Cheng in the Under 10s finished with 8.5 (was 6th seed and came equal third) but like a few of the top seeds lost to the unrated winner of that group who wound up with a performance rating of 2203 while the rated players all got much lower PRs (Bobby gets a PR in the 1700s.)

Ian Rout
30-11-2007, 10:00 AM
Which makes the PR pretty meaningless given that most of the players in Gene’s age group are unrated. The unrated player Gene lost to, Chao Han from China, came equal third and received the highest PR of 2356. New Zealander Bobby Cheng in the Under 10s finished with 8.5 (was 6th seed and came equal third) but like a few of the top seeds lost to the unrated winner of that group who wound up with a performance rating of 2203 while the rated players all got much lower PRs (Bobby gets a PR in the 1700s.)
In fact it's meaningless on two counts, one that it treats all the unrateds the same and the other that it calculates on average rating which is distorted by wide-ranging numbers. However the PR in an event like this will always be of limited use when so many players are unrated and even those with ratings are probably based on a small number of games and many players are improving rapidly.

Kevin Bonham
30-11-2007, 10:23 AM
A very strong performance by Gene in that case. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Also looks like an excellent result for Sally Yu.

Ian Rout
12-12-2007, 01:46 PM
Here (http://www.chessvibes.com/?p=1434) is an interesting little postscript (pointed out in a comment to an unrelated story on chessexpress).

Moderators may wish to move this to Arbiter's Corner if there is much discussion.

Kevin Bonham
12-12-2007, 09:18 PM
Here (http://www.chessvibes.com/?p=1434) is an interesting little postscript (pointed out in a comment to an unrelated story on chessexpress).

Moderators may wish to move this to Arbiter's Corner if there is much discussion.

Very shoddy form if that is all there is to the story. It is not rocket science that a player must be made aware of an appeal against the result of their game; indeed the appeal should not be heard until this is the case.

Also if the appeal was only brought on incorrect grounds it should have been thrown out even if the original decision was incorrect.

And even if requiring the players to continue the game was the correct decision it should not have been done at such a time of night.

But I would like to see the other side to the story, if there is one.

Phil Bourke
12-12-2007, 10:25 PM
http://www.chessvibes.com/?p=1434
If we can believe that these comments are posted by the people they claim to be, we have both sides of the story to judge for ourself. Recent events in the US suggest that we should treat these with a certain grain of salt :) Now I am not even sure if it is me that is writing this :)