Category Archives: WYCC 2012 Canadian Team

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 Under 14 Open Rd3

Here is an interesting encounter between Hungarian and Canadian juniors played in the U14 Open.

Doknjas,John (1900) lost to a Hungarian junior Peczely,Sebastian(2092) but the difference in strength was not as large as the rating difference would indicate.

Doknjas,John

 

Doknjas,John (1900) – Peczely,Sebastian Zsombor (2092)
Grunfeld Exchange 8.Rb1[D85]
Wch U14 Maribor (3.32), 10.11.2012
White has played aggressively and both sides have had their chances. Now white must play precisely as both king’s are open.

Critcal Position
Black has just played 28…Qe6. Just who is attacking whom now? What do you suggest for white?

  • Bxf8 and try to hit g7
  • Retreat and guard your own king
  • Something else

White to play

 
 
 

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

WYCC 2012 Canada Final Goodbye

The Big Goodbye!!

Team Pic
The FB page is excellent and deserves a visit. Opinions vary on the WYCC.
‘The vital statistics of the Canadian ”team”s performance were also cut in half. Last year Canada’s youth managed to achieve 4 (four) top-ten results. This year only 2 (two) top-ten results were registered..(more)’.-GMkevinspraggett Blog
Benefits will be non-chess and definitely non-financial as the players enriched the lives and had good experiences. The highlights will be the publicity generated by the Ashley Tapp fundraising campaign, more players coming into chess to be the next Richard Wang and Harmony Zhu and so on…
And a final thanks to the behind the scenes work of the delegation, coaches and photographers.

(More games to come later on the blog when they become available)

Quick note
I just found this nice article on the US Team.
….every coach is assigned 7 students….'(more) Uschess Article 

WYCC 2012 Player Overview for CAN Rd11

IM Richard Wang did excellently with 8.5/11 as did Zhu Harmony(7.5/11) and Zhou Qiyu(7/11).
Credit all photos to the great FB page(s) TeamCanadaAtWYCC2012. Must have been a small army of photographers.

Harmony Zhu

Zhou Qiyu

Photos –FB TeamCanadaAtWYCC2012

SNo Name      Rtg      FED           Rd11      Pts.           Rk. Rp Group
Under 8
81 Tan Kylie 0 CAN                          1           6                38 1236 U08 Girls
91 Zhu Harmony 0 CAN                     0           7.5           8    1438 U08 Girls
62 Doknjas Neil 0 CAN                     1           5                80 1191 U08 Open
129 Washimkar Arhant 0 CAN           0           5.5           64 1359 U08 Open

Tan Kylie

Under 10
66 Nguyen Duy Thien An 0 CAN        0           6                48 1457 U10 Girls
126 Zhou Lily 0 CAN                          ½           5.5           65 1414 U10 Girls
140 Doknjas Joshua 0 CAN                0           5.5           85 1776 U10 Open

Doknjas Joshua
Zhou Lily

Under 12
15 Zhou Qiyu 1857 CAN                     ½           7           17 1870 U12 Girls
121 Tapp Ashley 0 CAN                     0           4.5           96 1503 U12 Girls
22 Cao Jason 2038 CAN                     0           5.5           87 1760 U12 Open
163 Cheung Lukas 0 CAN                   0           4                156 1604 U12 Open

Under 14
90 Giblon Melissa 1586 CAN           ½           4                97 1387 U14 Girls
115 Pobereshnikova Agniya 0 CAN      0           4           103 1547 U14 Girls
4 Wang Richard 2356 CAN                1           8.5           3 2379 U14 Open
49 Preotu Razvan 2086 CAN                1           7             23 2152 U14 Open
85 Plotkin Mark 1928 CAN                1           6                73 1740 U14 Open
92 Doknjas John 1900 CAN                0           5                106  1880 U14 Open
117 Shi Diwen 1777 CAN                     0         5.5           78 1902 U14 Open
171 Thanabalachandran Kajan 0 CAN 0           4.5           127 1673 U14 Open

Diwen Shi and Kajan Thanabalachandran

Under 16
45 Kalaydina RV 1934 CAN                ½           6           39 2029 U16 Girls
60 Xiao Alice Huanyi 1843 CAN           0           4           87 1783 U16 Girls
86 Giblon Rebecca 1701 CAN               1           5           68 1768 U16 Girls
55 Sohal Tanraj 2108 CAN                     ½          6           49 2119 U16 Open
59 Semianiuk Konstantin 2102 CAN      ½           5.5         58 2074 U16 Open
68 Itkin David 2058 CAN                     0           4.5           85 1971 U16 Open
80 Florea Alexandru 2013 CAN           0           4.5           96 1896 U16 Open

Kalaydina, Regina-Veronicka

Under 18
75 Lee Melissa 1565 CAN                     0           3.5           74 1564 U18 Girls
110 Blium Benjamin 0 CAN                     1           3.5           106 1818 U18 Open

Blium Benjamin

Zhu,H(CAN) Rd10 WYCC 2012 Under 8G Maribor

The key game of Harmony Zhu.

Zhu,H – Batkhishig,U [E11]
WYCCh U08G Maribor(10), 18.11.2012
Black gave up the bishop pair early and white swooped in on the queenside and won the a-pawn. After was a farily uneventful conversion.

White to Play

WYCC 2012(CAN) People Behind the Scenes

Let’s not forget the Canadian Delegation working hard behind the scenes.

Pics and detailed captions from  FB TeamCanadaAtWYCC2012

Victoria Doknjas

Victoria Doknjas, Team Canada 2012 Lead Photographer and Journalist. This is Victoria’s (John, Joshua and Neil’s Mom) third time as a Team Canada Photographer. She created and manages the “Team Canada at WYCC 2012” Facebook page, which included interviews with IM Richard Wang, FM Jason Cao, Qiyu Zhou, and GM Eric Hansen. Victoria also designed this year’s logo for the Team Canada’s polo shirts. Victoria has been sharing photo duties with Zhixiang Wang and George Zhou, and has been covering both tournament halls, including other areas of general interest.

Andrew Giblon

Andrew Giblon, Team Canada 2012 Head of Delegation. Andrew (Melissa and Rebecca’s Dad) is an experience HoD (with multiple years serving as either HoD or assistant Hod). Andrew helped coordinate the Team prior to leaving for Maribor, Slovenia, as well as keeping the Team up to date and resolving issues on site. This is often a thankless job with literally countless tasks and problems to resolve. So, we are fortunate to have such a capable and experienced person like Andrew on our Team helping.

Victor Itkin

Victor Itkin, Team Canada 2012 Assistant Head of Delegation. Victor (David’s Dad) has been compiling stats and info about the Team during each round as part of the Team updates; and providing general support such as, stepping up to pick up and distribute the Team IDs and because there was 400+ Euros outstanding before the Team IDs would be released – Victor paid the amount in order for the Team to get their IDs on a timely basis.

Andrew Peredun, Team Canada 2012 Coach. Andrew P. is an accomplished chess coach and high rated player. He has previous coaching experience with Team Canada and the kids have benefitted from his game analysis and prep.

Edward Porper

Edward Porper, Team Canada 2012 Coach. Edward was on this year Canadian Olympic Team and is one of the highest rated players in Canada. This is Edward’s first tour of duty as a Team Canada Coach. The kids have benefitted from his game analysis and prep.

Zhixiang Wang

Zhixiang Wang, Team Canada 2012 Photographer. This is Zhixiang’s (Richard’s Dad) second time as a Team Canada Photographer. Zhixiang has an excellent eye for details and that is apparent in the photos that he has taken of the U10 Open, U12 Open/Girls, U14 Open/Girls, U16 Open/Girls, and U18 Open/Girls. He has been excellent to work with on the Team Canada Photo Team.

George Zhou

George Zhou, Team Canada 2012 Photographer. This is George’s (Lily’s Dad) second time as a Team Canada Photographer. George has captured excellent shots of the U8 Open/U8 Girls, and U10 Girls sections; and has been great to work with on the Team Canada Photo Team.

WYCC Rd10 Player Overview CAN

Player overview for CAN

Doknjas John

SNo Name Rtg FED                          Rd9    Pts. Group
81 Tan Kylie 0 CAN                                         U08 Girls
91 Zhu Harmony 0 CAN                              6.5      U08 Girls
62 Doknjas Neil 0 CAN                                    U08 Open
129 Washimkar Arhant 0 CAN                     5.5      U08 Open
66 Nguyen Duy Thien An 0 CAN                5.5      U10 Girls
126 Zhou Lily 0 CAN                                    U10 Girls
140 Doknjas Joshua 0 CAN                     4.5      U10 Open
15 Zhou Qiyu 1857 CAN                          6.5      U12 Girls
121 Tapp Ashley 0 CAN                     ½           U12 Girls
22 Cao Jason 2038 CAN                          4.5     U12 Open
163 Cheung Lukas 0 CAN                              U12 Open
90 Giblon Melissa 1586 CAN               ½           U14 Girls
115 Pobereshnikova Agniya 0 CAN      ½           U14 Girls
4 Wang Richard 2356 CAN                      6.5      U14 Open
49 Preotu Razvan 2086 CAN                         U14 Open
85 Plotkin Mark 1928 CAN                          U14 Open
92 Doknjas John 1900 CAN                ½      4.5      U14 Open
117 Shi Diwen 1777 CAN                       4.5      U14 Open
171 Thanabalachandran K 0 CAN           3.5      U14 Open
45 Kalaydina R V 1934 CAN                         U16 Girls
60 Xiao Alice Huanyi 1843 CAN                     U16 Girls
86 Giblon Rebecca 1701 CAN                         U16 Girls
55 Sohal Tanraj 2108 CAN                              U16 Open
59 Semianiuk K 2102 CAN                      4.5      U16 Open
68 Itkin David 2058 CAN                         4.5      U16 Open
80 Florea Alexandru 2013 CAN           ½      4.5      U16 Open
75 Lee Melissa 1565 CAN                               U18 Girls
110 Blium Benjamin 0 CAN                         2.5      U18 Open

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!!

Kalaydina,R(CAN) at WYCC 2012 U16G

Here is a nice game Kalaydina,Regina Veronicka(CAN) from the U16 Girls section.

Kalaydina is one of Alberta’s top juniors CalgaryChessClub Junior List

Kalaydina,Regina Veronicka (1934) – Shamatava,Ana (2072)
Bogo-Indian 4.Bd2 c5 [E11]
WYCC U16G Maribor (3.9), 10.11.2012

Kalaydina,Regina Veronicka

Critical Position 1
Black made a subtle inaccuracy in the early middlegame and never got a chance to recover. White poured on the pressure in model fashion in a textbook ending.

White to Play