Tommy He Golden in Brazil
August 7, 2010
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Tommy He, Photo 2009 Elizabeth Vicary from the NYC US Chess School
Results are in at the 2010 Pan American Youth Championship in Bento Gonçalves, Brazil (August 1-8)! Tommy He earned the Open Under 10 gold medal with 7.5/9 while Jonathan Chiang earned a bronze in the same section with 7/9. Evan Xiang tied for first with 8/9 in the Girls Under 12, taking silver on tiebreaks.

The experience should be very valuable for those who are participating in the World Youth, coming up in Halkidiki, Greece from October 19-31. Coach FM Aviv Friedman said the team had a lot of fun, "It is Brazil after all!" Friedman, and IM Armen Ambartsoumian, who also coached the team, are both FIDE Senior trainers.

Scroll down for US player scores-full results and crosstables are on chessresults.com and more games are on the tournament blog.
 


In the final position, White can win the black queen with Nf5+.





 

Open Under 10

Tommy He    7.5/9, GOLD on tiebreak
Jonathan Chiang 7/9- clear bronze
Vignesh Panchanatham-6.5/9
See full chessresults.com crosstable.
Girls Under 10
Hannah Liu- 5/9
See full chessresults.com crosstable.
Open Under 12
Justus Williams- 5.5/9
See full chessresults.com crosstable.

Girls Under 12
Evan Xiang- 8/9, tied for first, SILVER on tiebreak
See full chessresults.com crosstable.
Open Under 14
John Hughes and Sarah Chiang- 5.5/9
See full chessresults.com crosstable.
Girls Under 14
Ellen Xiang-6.5/9
See full chessresults.com crosstable.

Open Under 16
Adarsh Jayakumar tied for 3rd-6th, 4th on tiebreaks -6.5/9
Stuart Finney -5.5/9
Christopher Hueng-5/9
See full chessresults.com crosstable.
Girls Under 18
Dai Yang- 5.5/9
See full chessresults.com crosstable.