Five Golds for the US Team in Argentina!
August 21, 2009
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Gold medallists Tanuj Vasudeva, Annie Wang and Simone Liao with coaches Aviv Friedman and Armen Ambartsoumian
The American team brought home eight medals at the Pan-American Youth Championships (Mar Del Plata, Argentina, August 15-22), including five golds by Tanuj Vasudeva (perfect score!!) in the Under 8, Daniel Rozovsky in the Under 14, Victor Shen in the Under 16, Annie Wang in the Girls Under 8 and Simone Liao in the Girls Under 10. USA scored more golds than any other delegation.

See one of Tanuj's victories in round six, over a Brazilian representative and read more about his chess adventures on his blog.



Two nice Sicilian wins by the Shen brothers:





Arthur Shen in the Under 12 and Andrew Shvartsman in the Under 16 took home silver medals, while Tommy He got a bronze in the Under 10. Full team results below.

American Team Final Standings

Sub.8 Abs.      TANUJ VASUDEVA- 9, Gold!

Sub.10 Abs     TOMMY HE- 6.5- Bronze!
Sub.10 Abs.    SHYAM GANDHI- 4.5

Sub.10 Abs.    STAN LIAO- 4

 
Sub.12 Abs.    JAROD PAMATMAT- 6.5
Sub.12 Abs.    JORDAN PAMATMAT- 5.5
Sub.12 Abs.    ARTHUR SHEN- 7- Silver!

Sub.12 Abs.    MICHAEL BROWN- 5

Sub.12 Abs.    SAMUEL WARANCH- 4


Sub.14 Abs.    DANIEL ROZOVSKY- 7.5- Gold!

Sub.14 Abs.    JUSTIN KARP-4

Sub.14 Abs.    MILES HINSON- 5

 
Sub.16 Abs.    VINCENT HUANG-4.5

Sub.16 Abs.    ANDREW SHVARTSMAN- 6.5- Silver!

Sub.16 Abs.    ADARSH JAYAKUMAR-6.5

Sub. 16 Abs.    VICTOR SHEN-  7.5- Gold!

Sub.18 Abs.    ALISA MELEKHINA –6

 

Sub. 8 Fem.     ANNIE WANG-7.5- Gold!

Sub.10 Fem.    MARYIA ORESHKO-5

Sub. 10 Fem    SIMONE LIAO-7.5- Gold!

Sub.14 Fem     ANNA MATLIN-5

Sub.18 Fem     KARSTEN MCVAY-4

Sub.18 Fem    Courtney Jamison- 5