World Youth Gallery and Update
October 26, 2010
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Kayden Troff, leading the Boys Under 12, Photo Shaun Smith
After six rounds of the World Youth Championship (Halkidiki, Greece, October 19-31), US players Kayden Troff (in the Open Under 12) and Samuel Sevian (in the Under 10) are the top-scorers, with 5.5/6. In the Under 18, Steven Zierk is performing extremely well. He stands with 5/6 and is only behind GM Samvel Ter-Sahakyan from Armenia. Tommy He (Open Under 10), Cameron Wheeler (Open Under 10) Emily Nguyen (Girls Under 8) are all on 5/6. Stay up to date with the US squad pairings on chess results.com. Update: Troff is in the clear lead with 6.5/7 in the Boys Under 12 after a round seven win!







Photo Gallery by Shaun Smith
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Awonder Liang has 4/6 in the Boys Under 8.

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Praveen Balakrishnan studying with coach Armen Ambarcumjan


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Justus Williams, also doing well in the Boys Under 12, with 4.5/6


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Aviv Friedman and Jeffrey Xiong studying

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Nicole Zlotchevsky has 3/6 in the Girls Under 10


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A night view of the playing hall