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November 26, 2011
Awonder Liang, Photo Andrea Rosen
Awonder Liang earned a gold medal at the 2011 World Youth in Caldas, Novas Brazil in the Under 8 Open with 7.5/9 while Ruifeng Li took silver in the Under 10 Open with 7/9. Other high-finishing members of our squad included a number players who finished with impressive 6.5/9 scores including David Peng, who placed 7th in the Under 8 Open, Albert Lu 12th in the Under 10 Open, Kevin Wang (15th) and Varun Krishnan (14th) in the Under 14 Open and Mariya Oreshko and Agata Bykovtsev, 6th and 8th in the Under 12 Girls.

This year the top six players in each section brought home medals, including Sarah Chiang, 4th in the Girls U14; and Jeffrey Xiong, 5th in the Open Under 12. Coach and FIDE Senior Trainer Michael Khodarkovsky said, "Now we are all packing and looking forward to a long trip back home."

See full results of the US team on chessresults and look for the full story by Andrea Rosen coming soon to CLO. For those in New York, check out a lecture by Nick DeFirmian at the Marshall Chess Club on November 29th, 2011.

Congrats and safe travels home to our US squad!

Ruifeng Li Photo Andrea Rosen

November - Chess Life Online 2011

Sucesso in Brazil Four-Way Tie at Turkey Bowl in Florida The US Chess Scoop on the National Chess Congress Shabalov Wins STL Thanksgiving Open, GM Norm Tourney BeginsThanksgiving Results are in Stars of Chess in Education Gather in Dallas Liang Golden at World Youth; Silver for Li Carlsen Wins Tal Memorial, Plans Trip to NYC Hou Yifan Defends World Women's Title Happy Thanksgiving From BrazilNew York Knights: 2011 US Chess League Champs Nakamura Hunts for a Win in Moscow Hou Extends Lead in Women's World Championship US Junior Congress Smashes RecordsOver 1000 Compete in K-12 Nationals in Dallas US Chess League Final: Chicago Blaze vs. New York Knights A Weekend in Dallas: National K-12 Champs Kick Off Preparing for Brazil: Awonder Has Adream Heading to Brazil: World Youth Awaits Amanov & Akopyan Top 12th FIDE Metropolitan Invitational John Ballow Earns Correspondence IM TitleRuth Haring: President's Report Tal Memorial Begins in Moscow US Chess League Highlights: Quarterfinals Kaidanov Takes Throne in King's IslandWomen's World Championship Begins Grandmasters Attack in Michigan Brooklyn Castle: The IS 318 Story Urgent Update for Organizers of FIDE Rated Tournaments2012 Samford Fellowship: Call for Applications US Chess League: Week Ten Highlights The Scoop on the US Chess League: Eastern DivisionMore Action Than Ever in Irvine & Miami The November Check is in the Mail Kekelidze New Marshall Club Champ; Wu Second Greg on Norms Part I: Please Stop Caring! Pumpkin Patch Chess Tournament A Better Place to Wait in Dallas New in Chess and the FEB show on Nakamura and Kasparov