Ray Robson in contention
By Jennifer Shahade   
October 27, 2006
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With a round to go, Ray Robson has 7.5/10 and is in medal contention in the Boys U12 section of the World Youth Championship (Batumi,Georgia October 19-28). In the final round tomorrow, he is on board two with Black against Nyzhnyk Illya from Ukraine. Our other twenty representatives are playing well, and most have plus scores or the chance to achieve them with last round wins.

Joel Banawa, playing in the Boys U18 is on a solid plus one, after a pair of consecutive wins in rounds 7 and 8. His stunning victory over David Yang(Canada) features an unusual and effective queen sacrifice.



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Alisa Melekhina has 6.5/10 in the Girls U16 section.



Atulya Shetty, coached by IM Ben Finegold, has 6/10 in the Boys U10.


Darwin Yang has 6/10 in the Boys U10.


Darrian Robinson has 4/10 in the Girls U12. You can read more about her in this New York Times article or our earlier Chess Life Online piece. Unfortunately, Medina Parilla did not attend as mentioned in both articles. Despite significant fundraising attempts on the part of the chessdrum, there was not quite enough funding for Medina's mom to attend.

SNo
NameFEDRtg12345678910Pts.Rk.Rp
28
Banawa Joel CholoUSA227201100½11½½5,5232238Boys U18
20
Tanaka Christian TUSA213511½001101½6,0191941Boys U14
29
Shen Victor CUSA20661011½001½½5,5312038Boys U14
4FMRobson RayUSA221711½110½1½17,552227Boys U12
23
Naroditsky DanielUSA204011½0½101106,0211813Boys U12
68
Liao EricUSA0000½110½014,0771376Boys U10
81
Shetty AtulyaUSA011100½10½16,0221726Boys U10
93
Yang DarwinUSA0½1½½½010116,0271570Boys U10
95
Zhang EricUSA01011½½101½6,5141641Boys U10
58
Nip NicholasUSA0110½½101½05,5281483Boys U8
9WFMAbrahamyan TatevUSA229211110010005,0202174Girls U18
13WFMMelekhina AlisaUSA208810010½11116,592020Girls U16
44
Kuzniatsova LenaUSA0½101101½106,0151884Girls U12
54
Robinson DarrianUSA0100101½0½04,0511602Girls U12
23
Dai EileenUSA00½0101½½115,5261436Girls U10
61
Xiang EllenUSA0101½1011005,5201498Girls U10
62
Yang Sylvia SiyuanUSA0011½10½10½5,5211426Girls U10
64
Zhurbinskiy EveUSA0½011½111006,0141496Girls U10
22
Lee Fei-TzinUSA010110001105,0231400Girls U8
45
Xiang EvanUSA011011½00015,5181436Girls U8
47
Zhu JessicaUSA001010110015,0251357Girls U8