Five Golds for the US Team in Argentina!
August 21, 2009
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