World Youth Underway
October 20, 2010
Justus Williams, Photo Shaun Smith

The World Youth Championship (Halkidiki, Greece, October 19-31 is underway! Coach Aviv Friedman reports that all 40 U.S. players have  arrived safely in Halkidiki and are ready for battle--the first round just began. Watch top boards live on the official site. The rounds begin at 4:00 PM local time, which is 9 AM EST. See the full schedule here.

Also look to CLO for reportage and photos by Shaun Smith of Chess-in-the-Schools. Shaun traveled to Athens with Justus Williams of the CIS program and they got a chance to see a few sites before the chess festivities begin. Justus, 12, recently broke the record for the youngest African-American master ever.

The Acropolis, Photo Shaun Smith

Justus prepares for the weeks ahead! Photo Shaun Smith

US  Squad

GM John Fedorowicz 
GM Sam Palatnik
FST (FIDE Senior Trainer) Michael Khodarkovsky
FST and IM Armen Ambartsoumiam
FST and FM Aviv Friedman

U8 Girls  
Annie Wang
Kaavya Ramesh
Emily Nguyen
Joanna Liu
U10 Girls   

Devina Devagharan
Reve Singh
Nicole Zlotchevsky
Samritha Palakollu
U12 Girls  

Simone Liao
Alice Dong
Apurva Virkud
Mariya Oreshko
Margaret Hua
U14 Girls   

Sarah Chiang
Jessica Regam
Claudia Munoz
U16 Girls  

Anna Matlin
U18 Girls  

Anjali Datta
U8 Boys  

Aravind Kumar
Awonder Liang
Rayan Taghizadeh
Praveen Balakrishnan
U10 Boys 

Samuel Sevian
Tommy He
Jeffery Xiong
Jonathan Chiang
Vignesh Panchanatham
Cameron Wheeler
U12 Boys  

Kayden Troff 
Christopher Wu
Joshua Colas
Kapil Chandran
Dachey Lim
Justus Williams
Kesav Viswanadha
Allan Beilin
U14 Boys  

David Adelberg
Atulya Shetty
U18 Boys  

Steve Zierk
Jeffrey Haskel