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Pan-Am Youth Begins With Over 20 U.S. Players Print E-mail
By Jennifer Shahade   
July 1, 2008
An up and coming brother sister team, Simone (Girls Under 10) and Stan Liao (Boys Under 8)

The Pan-American Championships (Villa Carlos Paz, June 30-July 6) kicked off a day late due to flight delays in Argentina. The U.S. brought over 20 players and 4 coaches: the head of the delegation, Aviv Friedman as well as Michael Khodarkovsky, IM Armen Ambartsoumian and WIM Beatriz Marinello. You can follow the tournament on the official website or on various blogs including two from young female participants. Claudia Munoz, who has dual Mexican-American citizenship is playing in the Girls Under 12 and her blog, www.womancandidatemaster.blogspot.com features regular updates in Spanish and English. Simone Liao also has a blog of her own , and she won her first game in the Girls Under 10, against a Colombian WFM rated over 2100!


Watch CLO for more updates on the progress of our large delegation, listed in full below. Also check out the tournament website for daily results and live games.

U.S. Delegation

  Standings after two rounds
Under 8
Stan Liao  1/2

Under 10

Jordan Pamatmat  1.5/2

Under 12

Jarod Pamatmat  2/2
Eric Ruiyang Zhang  1.5/2

Under 14

Vincent Huashi Huang 1/2
Justin Karp   1/2
Cheston Gunawan 0/2
Under 16

Alec Getz  2/2
Stanley Yang  2/2
Christian Tanaka 2/2
Jared E. Tan  1/2

Under 18

Robert Lau 2/2


Under 8

Reva Singh 1/2
Under 10  

Simone Liao 1.5/2
Evan Xiang  1.5/2
Under 12
Claudia Munoz-1/2
Sylvia Yang  -2/2
Ellen Xiang-1.5/2

Under 14

Alena Kats 2/2
Darrian Robinson 1.5/2
Under 18

Nicole Suzanne Maffeo- 2/2
Courtney Jamison  - 2/2