The very talented Tatev Abrahamyan and Elliott Liu captured Gold for the US! Tatev scored a perfect 9/9 to decisively win the girl’s under 18 and Elliot scored 7/9 to win the boy’s under 18.

Here are two games from Elliott and Tatev:

White: Abrahamyan, Tatev
Black: Herrera, Milena

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Bd3 Nc6 6.Nxc6 bxc6 7.O-O d5 8.Nd2 Nf6 9.c4 Bb7 10.Qa4 Nd7 11.Nf3 Nc5 12.Qc2 d4 13.b4 Nd7 14.Bb2 e5 15.c5 Be7 16.Nd2 Qc7 17.Nc4 g5 18.g3 h5 19.f4 h4 20.fxe5 hxg3 21.Nd6+ Bxd6 22.cxd6 gxh2+ 23.Kh1 Qd8 24.Bxd4 Rh6 25.Qf2 f6 26.e6 1-0

White: Jorquera, Paulo
Black: Liu, Elliott

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Be2 Bb4 7.f3 Qa5 8.Ndb5 d5 9.Bd2 a6 10.Na3 b5 11.exd5 exd5 12.Ncb1 Bxd2+ 13.Nxd2 b4 14.Nb3 Qb6 15.Nb1 O-O 16.c3 Re8 17.Nd4 bxc3 18.bxc3 Nxd4 19.cxd4 Qb2 20.Nd2 Rxe2+ 21.Kxe2 Bd7 22.g3 Qxd4 23.Kf1 Bh3+ 24.Ke2 Re8+ 25.Ne4 Rxe4+ 26.fxe4 Bg4+ 27.Ke1 Qe3+ 0-1

Here are the final standings of the US youngsters:

Boys U18 – Elliot Liu – 7/9 – Gold Medal!
Girls U18 -Tatev Abrahayman – 9/0 Gold Medal!

Girls U16 – Alisa Melekhina – 7/9 – Silver Medal (Co-Champion of the 2005 SP National Invitational for Girls), Julia Kerr – 6.5/9 (member of the Polgar Chess Club) and Nicole Maffeo – 5.5/9

Boys U14 –
Alec Getz – 6.5/9, Marc Arnold – 6/9 and Christian Tanaka – 4.5/9
Girls U14 – Karsten McVay – 4.5/9

Boys U12 –
Ray Robson – 8/9 – Silver Medal (tied for first, Silver on tiebreak), Daniel Naroditsky – 6.5/9-Bronze Medal, Christopher Hueng – 5/9 and Justin Karp – 4/9.
Girls U12 – Darrian Robinson and Helen Chu – 5/9

Boys U10 – Darwin Yang-7.5/9 – Silver Medal (tied for first, silver on tiebreak), Aleksander Ostrovskiy – 6/9 and Aaron Schein – 5/9
Girls U10 – Eileen Dai – 7/9 – Silver Medal

Here is the official website of the event.

Here are some words from the team captain and coach Aviv Friedman. He is also a valuable member of the USCF Scholastic Council.

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