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Naroditsky Heads to Board One
By Jennifer Shahade   
November 24, 2007
Daniel Naroditsky. Photo Dujiu Yang.
The U.S. team scored 19.5 out of 33 in round 7 of the World Youth Championship (Antalya, Turkey, November 18-22.) Daniel Naroditsky won again, and plays on board one tomorrow against the only other 6.5/7, FM Ulvi Barjarani from Azerbaijan. Other likely medal contenders with four rounds to go are Sarah Chiang, with 6/7 in the Girls Under 10, Brian Luo, with 6/7 in the Boys Under 10 and Ray Robson, with 5.5/7 in the Boys Under 14. You will definitely be able to watch Daniel's game live tomorrow (and probably Sarah's and Brian's also) at 7 AM EST at this link: http://wycc2007.tsf.org.tr/content/view/20/24/lang,en/

In Daniel's game against Han Chao, everything went downhill for the Chinese representative after he allowed Daniel the following tactic:

Position after 12.Nd2. Black to Move

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Here is the full game:


World Youth  (November 18-28, Antalya, Turkey)
U.S. Team member scores after 7 rounds

Girls U18    
Ettie Nikolova     4
Elina Kats     2.5
Julia Kerr     3
Girls U16     
WFM Alisa Melekhina     4.5
Abby Marshall     4.5
Courtney Jamison     4
Louiza Livschitz    3.5
Girls U14     
Dai Yang     4.5
Jennie Liu    2.5
Gayatri Vempati     3
Girls U12     
Alena Kuzniatsova     4
Anna Matlin     4
Girls U10     
Sarah Chiang    6
Ellen Xiang    3.5
Girls U8     
Evan Xiang    4.5
Simone Liao     5
Boys U18     
FM Elliot Liu     3.5
Boys U16     
Marc Tyler Arnold    4.5
Warren Harper     3.5
Samuel Shankland    4.5
Boys U14     
FM Ray Robson     5.5
Victor Shen     4
Alec Getz    5
Michael Yee    4
Christian Tanaka     4
Boys Under 12     
Daniel Naroditsky     6.5
FM Darwin Yang    4.5
Christopher Heung    3.5
Boys Under 10     
Brian Luo     6
Varun Krishnan    4
Jarod Pamatmat     4
Boys Under 8      
Jonathan Chiang     5
Dachey Lin     5