Saturday, December 01, 2007

World Youth Chess Championship 07: Although the Philippine team did not do exceptionally well in this tournament, there are good things to report about it. In the U18 category, Paolo Florendo placed considerably higher ( 32nd place ) than his initial ranking ( 101st ). He scored 6.5/11 points and that made him the highest ranked unrated player in his group. His performance rating was calculated to be at 2353.

In the U16 group, Carl Ochoa ended up in 58th place, down four slots from his initial ranking with an initial rating of 2164. He scored 5.5/11 with a performance rating of 2040. There were 125 players in his group. Now, in the U16 Girls, there were 103 participants, and one of them was Kimberly Cunanan who scored 5 /11 points and placed No. 62, down from being ranked no. 41.

U14, we've got Haridas Pascua coming up with 6/11 points, placing him at No. 47, down from his ranking at No. 28. He was rated 2177. U14 Girls, Chardine Camacho placed 23rd out of 114 players with 6.5/11 points. Chardine was ranked No. 9 with a rating of 2094.

For the U12 Girls, Brena Membrere did quite well when she place 50th after being ranked intially at No. 84. There were 121 participants in her group. Brena scored 6/11 points.

U10 Girls, we've got Mira Mirano with 6.5/11 points and placed No.30 from an being initially ranked No. 70. Congrats.

And, finally, we get to the U8 Girls where Samantha Glo Revita scored 6/11 points putting her in the No. 31 spot out of 73 participants. Samanthat was ranked No. 56 at the beginning of the tournament.

Eleven rounds of chess are grueling and just by participating in this tournament these young people deserve a well-earned congratulations.

Here is Brena Membrere's ending, in Round 3, playing white, against Tasmin Amra at the 31st move. Membrere moved her king up with 31. Ke2 Ke5 32. Kd3 h5 33. f4+ Kf5 34. Kd4 1-0 and you can already see that white will produce the extra passed pawn in the kingside and then head for the queenside to mop up the black pawns there for the win.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hou Yifan (Chinese: 侯逸凡; pinyin: Hóu Yìfán) (born February 27, 1994, in Xinghua, Taizhou, Jiangsu, China)[2][3] is a Chinese chess prodigy, who in 2008, became the youngest ever female in history to qualify for the title of Grandmaster, the highest a chess player can attain. In 2007, she became China's youngest ever National Women's Champion. In the July 2008 FIDE rating list, she is ranked the strongest girl player[4] and the fourth strongest female player in the world.[5] On September 12, 2008 she became the youngest ever finalist for the Women's World Championship title.

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