Shen and Rajendran Big Winners at the National Youth Action Print E-mail
November 9, 2010
shenslide.jpgThe National Youth Action (November 5-7, Long Branch, NJ) crowned new National Champions, in four sections, K-12, K-9, K-6 and K-3.

High school senior and Under 2400 World Open Champion Victor Shen took first place in the K-12 section. Shen scored a perfect 9-0 to win the section by a full point.

Victor Shen said, "this tournament was practically held in my backyard. I was happy it was on the beach and about the way it was run." Victor pinpointed his favorite game as his victory over Justus Williams of IS 318 and Chess-in-the-schools. Last month, Justus broke the record as the youngest African-American master ever while Victor's perfect 9-0 puts him on a personal best rating of 2437. 


 

In the K-9 section, Jeevan Karamsetty of Virginia and Andrew Ding of New Jersey tied for first.

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Jeevan Karamsetty
Jeevan won his game against Andrew, but lost to clear third place finisher Arthur Shen (Victor's younger brother.) Meanwhile, Andrew won all his games after losing to Jeevan so they tied with 8/9 each. Jeevan told CLO, "Playing G/30 after a long time was challenging. After a couple rounds I got used to it and overall it was an unforgettable experience." Here are two of Jeevan's wins:



 

In the K-6 Champs, Rishi Rajendran of New Jersey took clear first by a full point with 8.5/9.
rishilead.jpgPraveen Balakrishnan and Rohit Praveen Desai tied for first in the K-3 with 7.5/9 each. Balakrishnan, who recently returned from the World Youth in Greece, sent the following win from Long Branch:



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Praveen at the World Youth here playing a blitz game with Awonder Liang, Photo Shaun Smith


Infinity Chess Academy in Westport won the K-12 Team. IS 318 earned top team honors in the K-9 while Dean of Chess teams took K-6 and K-3.

Victor Shen also won the K-12 blitz tournament while Christopher Yang of Pennsylvania took the K-6 section. Randy Rivera and Danny Feng of IS 318 in Brooklyn won the bughouse event. Congrats to our new champions! See USCF rated results on MSA.
 
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