Friday, November 25, 2011

Round 8 of World Youth Chess Championship underway

Eric Rosen is playing on Board 1 against GM Samvel Ter-Sahakyan of Armenia.  Follow the action here!

Update 9:00 p.m. by Frederick Rhine Alas, Eric lost, leaving him with 5.5/8 (+4 =3 -1) with one round left. I haven't done the math, but according to Jon Burgess on Facebook he can still get an IM norm if he wins or draws tomorrow. Go Eric!! Update 2:05 p.m., courtesy Matt Pullin, who doesn't think it looks good. I agree.Update 12:20 p.m.  I've been unable to get moves for some time.  Here's the last I saw (obscure opening, still theory):

Here are the round 7 standings: Eric moves into a tie for first if he wins. Awonder Liang of Wisconsin leads the World Under-8 by a full point, while Aydin Turgut has a plus score in the same event!


Frederick Rhine said...

I think this is actually the 8th of the 9 rounds, not the last round. Eric has 5.5/7 so far (+4 =3 -0).

Anonymous said...

I never said anything on facebook how hilarious Bill I think your sources are bogus.

A great showing by eric who drew his final round game to end on 6/9 and 9th place

Jon Burgess

Frederick Rhine said...

It was my mistake, not Bill's. My apologies, Jon. Maybe it was Jan van den Mortel who said that.