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WYCC 2012 Under 12G Tapp(CAN) Rd6

Here is a win by Ashley Tapp.

Ashley Tapp
Photo-Chessbase.com

It’s very tempting to brush aside wins but every game needs to be nitpicked over to meticulously weed out weaknesses that can be exploited by future opponents. Promising junior Ashley Tapp won this game but her future opponents(or coaches) will no doubt be on their computers finding ways to crank up their level. The same work must be done by Ashley to prepare for her next trip to the WYCC.

Blond Hanten,Elsa (1477) – Tapp,Ashley
French Advance 6.Bd3[C02]
Wch U12 girls Maribor (6.47), 12.11.2012[Yip]

Critical Position
White has offered the d pawn as a gambit which black declined in the game. Now the question is, in hindsight, if the same position arose again what should black do?

Black to Play

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WYCC 2012 Final Words Under 12 Girls

Chessbase Report from Chessbase.com
‘I had the best time of my life, and I thank Maribor and Slovenia for supporting my journey to my first International Chess Tournament, and for sharing news about chess in Canada.-Ashley Tapp (Canada)’

Ashley Tapp

Ashley finished with 4.5/11 and gained valuable experience.

Tapp Ashley 0 CAN Rp:1503 Pts. 4.5

1 58 Gankhuyag Uchral 1635 MGL 6.5 w                ½
2 56 Jorge Rita Maria Osorio 1636 POR 5.5 s         0
3 80 Batawala N Navodya 1492 SRI 5 w                1
4 50 WFM De Bruyn Aleida 1664 RSA 5 s              0
5 74 Musaeva Shakhnazi 1528 KGZ 5 w                 ½
6 82 Blond Hanten Elsa 1477 LUX 4.5 s                  1
7 63 Ayazmali Gizem 1618 TUR 6 w                         0
8 78 Breasha Gupta 1513 IND 5.5 s                        ½
9 76 Milton Anna 1521 SCO 5 w                             ½
10 72 Lomandong Noela-Joyce 1542 MNC 4.5 s    ½
11 62 Erseki Tamara 1624 HUN 5.5 w                     0

Here is her game from Rd2. The game was fairly even with both sides exchanging tactical mistakes.

Jorge,Rita Maria Osorio (1636) – Tapp,Ashley
French Advance[C02]
Wch U12 girls Maribor (2.32), 09.11.2012
White has just pushed forwards aggressively with 17.Nc5. How should black continue?

Black to Play

Ashley Tapp Pics at WYCC 2012 U12G

Ashley Tapp now at 4 pts.

Tapp Ashley 0 CAN Rp:1522 Pts. 4.0
1 58 Gankhuyag Uchral 1635 MGL 5.0 w ½
2 56 Jorge Rita Maria Osorio 1636 POR 4.5 s 0
3 80 Batawala N Navodya 1492 SRI 3.5 w 1
4 50 WFM De Bruyn Aleida 1664 RSA 4.0 s 0
5 74 Musaeva Shakhnazi 1528 KGZ 5.0 w ½
6 82 Blond Hanten Elsa 1477 LUX 2.5 s 1
7 63 Ayazmali Gizem 1618 TUR 4.5 w 0
8 78 Breasha Gupta 1513 IND 4.0 s ½
9 76 Milton Anna 1521 SCO 3.5 w ½
10 72 Lomandong Noela-Joyce 1542 MNC 4.0 s

Some great pics from Facebook AshleyTappPics

Ashley getting ready

Tapp(l) and Milton Anna (SCO 1521)

WFM De Bruyn Aleida 1664 RSA

Go Ashley!!

Canada’s WYCC 2012 Team and Ms Ashley Tapp

The Canadian team( Canada WYCC 2012 ) is on the way.

Name    Province     Rating     Category
1. IM Wang Richard AB 2356 U14-Open
2. Sohal Tanraj BC 2108 U16-Open
3. Semianiuk Konstantin ON 2102 1996 U16-Open
4. Preotu Razvan ON 2086 U14-Open
5. Itkin David ON 2058 U16-Open
6. FM Cao Jason BC 2038 U12-Open (2010 Champion) 
7. Florea Alexandru ON 2013 U16-Open
8. Kalaydina Regina Veronicka AB 1934 U16-Girls
9. Plotkin Mark ON 1928 U14-Open
10. Doknjas John BC 1900 U14-Open
11 Zhou Qiyu ON 1857 U12-Girls
12 Xiao Alice Huanyi BC 1843 U16-Girls
13 Shi Diwen CAN 1777 U14-Open
14 Giblon Rebecca ON 1701 U16-Girls
15 Giblon Melissa ON 1586 U14-Girls
16 Lee Melissa ON 1565 U18-Girls
17 Blium Benjamin ON UNR U18-Open
18 Cheung Lukas ON UNR U12-Open
19 Doknjas Joshua BC UNR U10-Open
21 Doknjas Neil BC UNR U08-Open
21 WCM Nguyen Duy Thien An NB UNR U10-Girls
22 Pobereshnikova Agniya ON UNR U14-Girls
23 Tan Kylie – ON UNR U08-Girls
24 Tapp Ashley BC UNR U12-Girls
25 Thanabalachandran Kajan ON UNR U14-Open
26 Washimkar Arhant ON UNR U08-Open
27 Zhou Lily ON UNR U10-Girls
28 Zhu Harmony BC UNR U08-Girls

‘Among other notable participants, Richard Wang (U14), from Edmonton, earned his IM title at this year’s Canadian Closed (at age 13) and must be one of our best medal hopes this year. Jason Cao (U12), from Victoria, is of course famous as the U10 World Champion of 2010. And Ashley Tapp (U12 Girls), also from BC, has already become a bit of a chess celebrity through her recent fundraising campaign. ‘-Annex Chess Club.com-2012 Team

Ashly Tapp has generated more publicity by hereself than the whole of Canada for the team.

Opinions on the WYCC vary widely in Canada.
‘We are well known chess tourists…sending far too many kids to wycc as usual…

btw- i never played a WYCC till I was 16. I played in strong adult tournaments instead until I got to the point where I could actually be competitive on the world stage’-GM Hansen,E from Chesstalk Message Board(CAN)    

Here is a game with Tapp from the CYCC qualifier.
Tapp,Ashley (1324) – Zhou,Qiyu (1953) [E12]

CYCC U12 w Vancouver CAN (3), 04.07.2012
Black is ready to pounce, but how exactly?

Black to play