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Match of the Millennials - Day 2 Recap

After a hard fought twelve games, the World team extended its lead over the U.S. team by two points. For the first time, the U17 U.S. team lost even though they outrate their opponents by quite a bit. In the U14 section, the U.S. team managed to hold the World team to a tie after Carissa Yip’s marathon game yet again, which she managed to win.

2017 Match of the Millennials - Day 1 Recap

Day one of the Match of the Millennials is in the books and it looks like it is going to be a close match! In the under 17 section, after two rounds, the score is 4-4.In the under 14 section, after one round, the World team leads by a full point with 2.5-1.5.

Match of the Millennials Announces U.S. and World Team Delegations

ST. LOUIS, July 24, 2017 - The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL), in cooperation with the Kasparov Chess Foundation (KCF), U.S. Chess Federation, World Chess Federation (FIDE) and FIDE Trainers’ Commission are proud to announce the U.S. and World Team players for the Match of the Millennials. Hosted at the CCSCSL from July 26th through the 29th, nine American players will face the nine best juniors from around the world.

2017 U.S. Junior Championships - Round 9 Recap

Gorti won the Girls’ Section with one round to spare, but there was still a lot of action in the last round in both sections!

U.S Girls’ Junior Championship

2017 U.S. Junior Championships - Round 8 Recap

We arrived at the most critical part of the tournament, so naturally there were high stakes and tension; mistakes could occur, but some flourish in these conditions and create brilliancies!

2017 U.S. Junior Championships - Round 7

The seventh round started out slowly, but it provided many entertaining games, and also crucial ones!

2017 U.S. Junior Championships - Round 6 Recap

A dramatic round where rivals clashed in both sections!

2017 U.S. Junior Championships - Round 5 Recap

 

by Denes Boros

Round 5 started off with multiple heavyweight battles: Michael Brown against Ruifeng Li, Akshat Chandra against Andrew Tang, and in the Girls’ Section the leading Emily Nguyen faced her tournament rival, Akshita Gorti.

 

U.S. Junior Championship

2017 U.S. Junior Championships - Round 4 Recap

Looking at the pairings, I expected some deep home preparation from the players. I was surprised to see that the tournament spontaneously turned into a Carlsbad Theme Tournament instead!

2017 U.S. Junior Championships - Round 3 Recap

Compared to the early rounds, players arrived with clear intentions, to challenge the leaders!

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