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|World Youth Underway|
|October 20, 2010|
The World Youth Championship (Halkidiki, Greece, October 19-31 is underway! Coach Aviv Friedman reports that all 40 U.S. players have arrived safely in Halkidiki and are ready for battle--the first round just began. Watch top boards live on the official site. The rounds begin at 4:00 PM local time, which is 9 AM EST. See the full schedule here.
Also look to CLO for reportage and photos by Shaun Smith of Chess-in-the-Schools. Shaun traveled to Athens with Justus Williams of the CIS program and they got a chance to see a few sites before the chess festivities begin. Justus, 12, recently broke the record for the youngest African-American master ever.
GM John Fedorowicz
GM Sam Palatnik
FST (FIDE Senior Trainer) Michael Khodarkovsky
FST and IM Armen Ambartsoumiam
FST and FM Aviv Friedman