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August 16, 2009
America sent 23 players and four coaches to the Pan-American Youth Championships. (August 16-22, Mar Del Plata, Argentina.) WIM Alisa Melekhina is the only American representative playing in a mixed section! See the official website here (Spanish), with live games, pairings and information.* The tournament is a nine-round Swiss, using most of FIDE rules, although the organizer decided at the last minute not to impose the draconian rule that being even one second late would result in forfeiture. Under 10 competitor Simone Liao reports on arrival in Argentina with her family, including her brother, who is also playing.

It is currently a mild winter in Argentina with temperatures in the 60s during the day. Check CLO for more news this coming week as the competition heats up.

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Simone and Stan Liao


Sub.8 Abs.      TANUJ VASUDEVA

Sub.10 Abs     TOMMY HE

Sub.10 Abs.    SHYAM GANDHI

Sub.10 Abs.    STAN LIAO

 
Sub.12 Abs.    JAROD PAMATMAT

Sub.12 Abs.    JORDAN PAMATMAT

Sub.12 Abs.    ARTHUR SHEN

Sub.12 Abs.    MICHAEL BROWN

Sub.12 Abs.    SAMUEL WARANCH


Sub.14 Abs.    DANIEL ROZOVSKY

Sub.14 Abs.    JUSTIN KARP

Sub.14 Abs.    MILES HINSON

 
Sub.16 Abs.    VICTOR SHEN

Sub.16 Abs.    ANDREW SHVARTSMAN

Sub.16 Abs.    ADARSH JAYAKUMAR

Sub. 16 Abs.   VINCENT HUANG

Sub.18 Abs.    ALISA MELEKHINA

 

Sub. 8 Fem.     ANNIE WANG

Sub.10 Fem.    MARYIA ORESHKO

Sub. 10 Fem    SIMONE LIAO

Sub.14 Fem     ANNA MATLIN

Sub.18 Fem     KARSTEN MCVAY

Sub. 18 Fem    COURTNEY JAMISON

 
Coaches:

Aviv Friedman – Head Of Delegation

Armen Ambartsoumian

Michael Khodarkovsky

Beatriz Marinello

*-The official website content and speed is incosistent. We expect it to improve as tournament goes on- CLO will also update you with alternate sources for info.
 
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