After scoring a combined 3.5/4 over the past two days, FIDE masters Sam Shankland and Danya Naroditsky both have a shot at a respectable finish. Depending on his pairings, Sam even has a chance at bringing home his second IM norm (but he needs to play one more GM or IM). Danya has recovered from a rocky beginning to pull up to 5.5/8, just half a point out of a tie for fourth place. Either could medal with three straight wins to close out the week, although that may be unrealistic given the strength of opposition.
Update on Tuesday morning: Sam has 6.0/9 for a 2474 performance rating. Normally this would be enough for a norm, but he faced only 1 GM and 1 IM. As luck would have it, he is paired with an IM in round 10 and needs a draw for what appears to be a norm!
I update the daily results below. Check out the games from rounds 1-7 at ChessAsia.net.
- Sam beat 2262 from India
- Danya drew with 2200 from India
- Alisha lost to UNR from Peru
- Sam beat 2322 from Greece
- Danya beat 2170 from Russia
- Alisha lost to UNR from Iran
- Sam drew with FM Ruben Pereira (2437) of Portugal
- Danya drew with 2256 from Philippines
- Alisha got a full point bye
- FM Sam Shankland has 6.0, tied for 6th place, 2474 performance
- FM Danya Naroditsky has 6.0, tied for 8th place
- Alisha Chawla has 3.0
The following list includes 13 Americans with a score of 5.0 or more after round 8. Kudos to FM Darwin Yang of Texas, who leads the U12. Can Darwin repeat Danya's success from last year?
- Jonathan Chiang, 5.0 in U8
- Tommy He, 5.0 in U8
- Jeevan Karamsetty, 5.5 in U10
- FM Darwin Yang, 7.0 in U12 (section leader!!!)
- David Adelberg, 6.0 in U12 (tied for 3rd!)
- Atulya Shetty, 5.0 in U12
- FM Danya Naroditsky, 5.5 in U14 (tied for 8th)
- FM Sam Shankland, 5.5 in U18 (tied for 6th)
- FM Daniel Ludwig, 5.0 in U18
- Hannah Liu, 5.5 in Girls U8 (tied for 5th)
- Simone Liao, 6.0 in Girls U10 (tied for 4th)
- Caroline Zhu, 5.0 in Girls U12
- Alena Kats, 5.0 in Girls U14