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2013 North American Youth Chess Championships

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The 2013 North American Youth Chess Championships were in Toronto this year!

August 14-18. Over 300 young players from Canada, USA, Mexico, Cuba, Haiti, and Costa Rica competed in boys’ and girls’ age categories from under-8 to under-18.

We were well represented at the event, as lots of ACC players took part: Harmony Zhu (1st U-8G), Zehn Nasir (=6th U-16B), Pi Nasir, Zhanna Sametova (=5th U-16G), Danny Zotkin (=5th U-12B), Daniel Sirkovich, Alexandre Michelashvili, Stefan Markarov, Nicholas Vettesse, and Vlad Nitu. (I hope I haven’t missed anyone!) And of course we’re big fans of some of the other strong Canadian juniors as well!

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The tournament is complete and final results are posted on the official site.

There is also a facebook page. And MonRoi has some games posted!

And John Upper took lots of nice photos (including those shown above).


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Congratulations to Harmony Zhu – North American Under-8 Girls’ Champion! And recipient of a WCM (Women’s Candidate Master) title!


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