Category Archives: WYCC 2012 Canadian Team

IM Wang,R-GM Hansen,E Canadian Open 2012

Some background on IM Wang from the 2009 WYCC..

Video by Andrei Botez as posted on by Andrei Chesstalk Message Board

Here is a key game between two of Canada’s top young players. Hansen since became a GM at the 2012 Olympiad and has qualified for the World Cup 2012. Wang is currently 4-0 at the WYCC 2012.

Wang,R(l)-Hansen,E(r) at the Canadian Open 2012
Photo taken by and posted by Mark Dutton on Chesstalk
Background-GM Hansen
Some interesting background on GM Hansen too Chess.com-Hansen Article

Wang,Richard (2307) – Hansen,Eric (2447)
Colle-Zukertort [A46]
2012 Canadian Open Chess Championship Victoria Canada (5), 10.07.2012
The middlegame is tense. Just who is attacking who? White is the plan for white? Is the a combination?

White to Play

WYCC 2012 Rd 5 CAN vs HUN

Key Rd5 match coming up.

‘Richard Wang and Harmony Zhu were the only to remain perfect at 4/4 in their respective sections. Harmony is paired against the top rated player in her section for the next round, and Richard is black on board 1.’-Aman Hambleton on Chesstalk Message Board

1 18 Repka Christopher SVK 2258 4 4 IM Wang Richard CAN 2356 4
2 91 Zhu Harmony CAN 0 4 3½ Juhasz Judit HUN 1710 1

Harmony Zhu(l), analysing her final-round game with her dad and her opponent(r)

Team Canada has great coverage on FB!

Facebook-Team Canada At WYCC 2012

Team Canada has great coverage on FB!

Team in front of Hotel
Practicing hard Ashley Tapp(r)
‘The Photo Team of Zhixiang Wang, George Zhou, and yours truly are capturing some great pics even under the tight restrictions of “players only” in the tournament halls. After some negotiations, we were given permission to do photos (with no flash) for “5 minutes” — and really got a work out running around to find as many Canadian shirts/flags before being “kicked out” of the two halls (and one is a BIG hall!).Victoria Jung-Doknjas-Chesstalk


Cao,Jason(CAN 2038) WYCC 2012 Preview

The WYCC 2010 Champion from Canada

Photo- The Province-Cao Jason Story

Nice TV inteview YouTube Cao Interview

The 2010 WYCC Awards ceremony youtube WYCC Ceremony

Facebook has great team coverage with photos FB-Team Canada At WYCC 2012

Cao has been rapidly improving. He won his first two games at the 2012 Canadian Open beating masters both times. He finished with 4.5/10 and a 2102 performance. 2012-Canadian Open CC Results by Monroi

Here is the first round game from the Canadian Open.

Cao,Jason (1993) – Calugar,Arthur (2271) [B49]
2012 Canadian Open Chess Championship Victoria Canada (1), 08.07.2012
Black has launched an attack but who is attacking whom?

White to Play

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