|Big US Scorers Increase Pressure at World Youth|
|November 18, 2009|
In round seven of the World Youth (Antalya, Turkey, Nov.11-23) Tanuj Vasudeva, Samritha Palakollu, Jarod Pamatmat all upped their scores to 6/7! Sarah Chiang, who also went into the seventh round with 5/6, drew and now stands on 5.5. Overall the rest day did the US team well. They scored 17.5/25, their best showing since round one.
Head of Delegation, Fide Senior Trainer Michael Khodarkovsky told CLO that it's too early to calculate medalling chances, "In such a long tournament with a leveled field of strong players from all over the world, everything is decided in the last two or even one rounds."
Can you play like our young tacticians? Try out the two positions below.
What's the fastest win here for Tanuj Vasudeva, playing Black?
How did Pamatmat (playing White) continue his attack?
See the full games from three of our winners below:
On the free day, many members of the delegation went to the old city of Antalya, where they went to a bazaar, saw a waterfall, caves and interrupted the repetitive hotel food with a visit to a local restaraunt.
Standings after seven rounds