2001 World Chess Festival

The 2001 World Youth Chess Festival, Spain

By Michael Freeman


Two weeks in October staying at the Marina d’Or City of Vacations in Oropesa del Mar, on the Costa Azahar. Sounds great!.

Situated in Castellón province, Costa Azahar, on the Mediterranean coast, 90 Kilometres from Valencia, 261 from Barcelona and 440 from Madrid, Oropesa del Mar is a sleepy old town that is now under attack from developers of tourist apartments.

Throughout the centuries, Oropesa del Mar, with its attractive and strategic position on the Mediterranean, has served as a settlement for many cultures occupying the Iberian Peninsula; many historical vestiges along the village show this. Of particular interest is the Castle, conquered by Jaime I in 1233 and the King’s Tower (Torre del Rey), built by Pedro I from Antequera to defend the village against Berber attacks.

In the last 30 years, Oropesa del Mar has become one of the best tourist resorts in Spain due to the wonderful beaches and a well-developed tourist industry. Visitors enjoy a very pleasant combination of rest and entertainment.
The Oropesa del Mar urban development stretches from the beach of La Concha, the yacht harbour and the beach of La Renegá in the south, to close to the wide beach of Morro de Gos in the north, where MARINA d’Or Ciudad de Vacaciones is located.

Every October for the past four years around 900 chess playing children aged from eight to eighteen have descended upon this complex to participate in the World Youth Chess Festival. In addition, another 400 parents and coaches accompany the children to encourage, support, and mentor the budding young chess talent of tomorrow.

Every country is given free entry and board for one child in each of the ten tournaments, being under 10,12,14,16,18 for boys and girls. In addition, one parent/coach is provided free board. Therefore, as the reader can calculate, the hotel makes a very tidy profit from the exorbitant fees charged to the extra parents, coaches and additional players during what is the tourist off-season.

Accommodation is provided in the Hotel Marina d’Or, which is of modern architecture, with 144 rooms, all with a sea view.  In addition, eight apartment buildings containing around a total of 250 apartments of two bedroom units are also fully utilised. Each apartment contained one double bed, two single beds, and a couch that opened into another small double bed. A great arrangement for a team like New Zealand with three members, but not so for the larger teams, who found a parent and five children allocated to one apartment, regardless of the age, sex or family connections of the team members!. We were lucky enough this time to score one of the newer apartments, equipped with cooking equipment, a fridge, and more importantly, a washing machine. All that was missing was a telephone.

The 2001 NZ Junior results qualified Puchen Wang and Eugenia Charomova to represent NZ in the under 12 Boys and under 12 Girls events. When it became obvious that none of their usual coaching contacts in Auckland would be able to accompany them, I again volunteered to travel as the support parent and coach.

Next came the issue of finance. Here, NZCF President Bob Smith stood up and through great efforts managed to attract sponsorship from the Lion Foundation and Scottwood Group, along with the generous donations of many chess individuals. This allowed for the full funding of the two children’s fares, entry fees and uniforms, plus a contribution of around one third of my fare.

So, off to the chess, almost. The terrible actions in the USA of September 11 threatened to disrupt the trip for a period as concerns of safety, and rising travel costs were discussed. Eventually, all was sorted, and we gathered at Auckland airport, resplendent in uniform, off to battle with the worlds best.

The travel proved uneventful, via Singapore and Munich to Barcelona. There we spent one night, before joining the convoy of buses for the trip to Oropesa.

Eugenia was competing in the under 12 girls event, which had 78 entries. Ten of those players have FIDE ratings, with a Ukrainian the top seed at 2274 followed by a Chinese at 2225.

Puchen was competing in the under 12 boys event, which had 117 entries. A massive 27 of these had FIDE ratings, the top seed being from Russia at 2398. Eleven of the players were over 2200.

By the time you get to the under 16 boys, 80 out of the 102 players have FIDE ratings, 50 of them over 2200, with a top seed of 2548.

These facts are given to show that these events are actually tougher than anything seen in this country, including our national championships. Most other nations, except the major chess powers, are overjoyed if any player scores 50% in the under 10, 12 and 14 events, while in the under 16 and under 18, a score of 4/11 is considered an achievement. I do hope that this can be appreciated by NZ chess players, as putting unrealistic expectations on young children can prove harmful.

The games were played at the new FIDE time limit of 90 minutes for the whole game, with 30 seconds added to the clock upon completion of each move from move one. Therefore, the rounds were around four hours in length. One game was played per day, starting at 4pm. This leads to some late nights for the younger players.

Each morning after breakfast was spent preparing for the opponent, ninety minutes each with Puchen and Eugenia. In contrast with other countries, their opening knowledge is pretty limited, but once into the middle game, they can compete on an equal basis if they still have a reasonable game. Therefore the emphasis was on playing something simple and easy to learn that gave them an equal chance to compete. As can be judged from the games, this strategy worked reasonably well. After lunch, the kids either did a little more study, rested, or caught up on other activities.

Whilst the games are in progress in a large playing hall surrounded with glass windows like a fishbowl, the parents and coaches are banned from the venue. Hence, the poolside coffee bar outside the playing room does a roaring trade, whilst anxious parents peer through the large windows with opera glasses trying to see the board.

To pass the time, I and the Australian support staff amused ourselves watching the Spanish builders on the nearby building site as they built the next floor of a new apartment building. Never have I seen such cowboy building techniques. Every 30 minutes or so GM Ian Rogers would pass by with an update on the NZ and Australian games. This also became an amusement, as especially with the younger players, Ian’s expert opinion often varied greatly from the actual plans found by the kids inside. Hence, many expectations of a win or loss proved different in reality. Ian was one of around thirty grandmasters present as coaches, showing the importance the event has to some parents. Once again, it was sad to see the tears from some kids as they emerged to face the music from over zealous parents with unrealistic expectations.

The weather for the whole event was great, a nice warm 25 degrees until the last day. Then, with an outdoor closing ceremony, stage show and fireworks spectacular planned, down came the rain. Luckily, unlike last year when massive floods occurred, this year the rain only dampened the event, and an excellent display was seen by all.

Having also accompanied Puchen last year when he placed 5th in the under 10’s, I felt that his tactical play was not as sharp this year. This affected several games. His general strategical play has improved, but he has yet to learn when to change plans when his attack has been blunted. Puchen finished 25tth – 36th equal (33rd on count back), scoring 6.5/11 with 4 wins, 2 losses and 5 draws.

Eugenia is a very determined player, who competes for the whole game. This ability shone through in the second half of the event. Again, tactics were not good. Also understanding when to break the rules taught to every Russian schoolboy is a skill that needs to be acquired. Eugenia finished 33rd to 47th equal (46th on count back) scoring 5.5/11 with 4 wins, 4 losses and 3 draws.

Overall, I think the results of both kids were excellent in such company. Both now face a hard choice, as the competition in the under 14 is considerably harder, and occasional study and a few club games will not be enough to keep up with the opposition. However, advancement requires a lot of dedication, hard work, and finance for a coach.

The trip did generate some publicity in NZ on TV. Eugenia appeared on the TV One news and the What’s Now programme on national TV, whilst Taranaki channel 7 presented a full 30 minute interview with myself.

I would thank both Puchen and Eugenia for their support during the event. We had our fun as a makeshift family, along with a few other moments.

Next year the event moves to the island of Crete under the control of the Greek Chess Federation.

And now to the games, presented in round by round order.

Charomova,E – Paulet,I [C00]

World Youth Oropesa del Mar (1), 2001

1.e4 e6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.Ngf3 b6 5.g3 Ba6 6.Bg2 dxe4 7.Nxe4 Nxe4 8.dxe4 Qc8 9.b3 Bc5 10.c4 0–0 11.0–0 Nd7 12.Qc2 Bb7 13.Bf4 f6 14.Rad1 e5 15.Bc1 Bd6 16.h4 Nc5 17.Rfe1 Ne6 18.Kh2 Bc5 19.Bh3 Qe8 20.Kg2? f5 21.Bxf5 Rxf5 22.exf5 Qh5 23.Qe2? Nd4 24.Rxd4 Bxd4 25.Rh1 Qxf5 26.Rh3 Rf8 27.g4 Qxg4+ 28.Rg3 Bxf3+ 29.Qxf3 Rxf3 30.Rxg4 Rxf2+ 31.Kh3 Rxa2 32.Bh6 g6 33.h5 Kf7 34.hxg6+ hxg6 35.Bg5 Rc2 36.Bd8 Rc3+ 0–1


Goormachtigh,L – Wang,P [C06]

World Youth Oropesa del Mar (1), 2001

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Bd3 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Ne2 cxd4 8.cxd4 f6 9.exf6 Nxf6 10.0–0 Bd6 11.Nf3 0–0 12.Nc3 a6 13.Bg5 Bc7 14.Re1 Kh8 15.Rc1 h6 16.Bh4 Bf4 17.Rb1 Qc7 18.Bg3 Bd7 19.a3 b5 20.b4 Bxg3 21.hxg3 Nxd4 22.Nxd4 Qxc3 23.Nxe6 Bxe6 24.Rxe6 Rfe8 25.Rxe8+ Rxe8 26.Rb3?? Re1+ 27.Kh2 Qe5?? [27…Rxd1 28.Rxc3 Ng4+ 29.Kh3 Nxf2+ 30.Kh4 Rh1#] 28.Qf3 Qg5? [28…Qa1 29.g4 h5 30.g5 (30.Qf5 Rh1+ 31.Kg3 h4+ 32.Kf4 Qc1+ 33.Ke5 Qc7+ 34.Kd4 Rc1 35.Ke3 Re1+ 36.Kd4 Qb6+ 37.Kc3 Ne4+ 38.Bxe4 Qc6+ 39.Kd4 Rxe4+ –+) 30…Qc1 31.Qf5 h4–+] 29.Bf5 Qc1 30.g4 Rh1+ 31.Kg3 Qc4 32.Qd3 Qc7+ 33.Kf3 ½–½


Huddleston,H – Charomova,E [D02]

World Youth Oropesa del Mar (2), 2001

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 e6 3.c3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.Nbd2 c5 6.e3 Nbd7 7.Bd3 Qc7 8.e4 dxe4 9.Bxe4 Nxe4 10.Nxe4 b6 11.Bxe7 Kxe7 12.d5 exd5 13.Qxd5 Bb7 14.Qg5+ Nf6 15.Nxf6 gxf6 16.Qe3+ Kf8 17.Qh6+ Ke7 18.0–0–0 Bc8 19.Nh4 Be6 20.Rhe1 Rhd8 21.Nf5+ Ke8 22.Ng7+ Ke7 23.Rxd8 Qxd8 24.Nxe6 fxe6 25.Qg7+ Kd6 26.Rd1+ Kc6 27.Rxd8 Rxd8 28.Qxf6 Kd6 29.Qxd8+ 1–0


Wang,P – Filip,M [B22]

World Youth Oropesa del Mar (2), 2001

1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nf6 3.e5 Nd5 4.d4 cxd4 5.cxd4 d6 6.Nf3 e6 7.Bc4 Nb6 8.Bb3 Nc6 9.exd6 Bxd6 10.Nc3 Bb4 11.0–0 Bxc3 12.bxc3 0–0 13.Bc2 f5 14.Re1 Nd5 15.Qd3 Qa5 16.Bd2 Qa3 17.Ng5 Rf6 18.Bb3 Bd7 19.Nxe6 Bxe6 20.Rxe6 Rxe6 21.Bxd5 Rae8 22.Re1 Nd8 23.Bxe6+ Rxe6 24.Qc4 Qe7 25.h3 Qf7 26.Rxe6 Nxe6 27.Qb3 Nd8 28.d5 b6 29.Qc4 h6 30.Bf4 Nb7 31.Qc8+ Kh7 32.d6 Nc5 33.Qc7 Qe6 34.Qe7 Kg8 35.Be5 Qf7 36.Qd8+ Qf8 37.Qc7 Qf7 38.Bd4 Ne6 39.Qc8+ Nf8 40.c4 Qd7 41.Qc7 Qf7 42.c5 bxc5 43.Bxc5 a6 44.Qc8 a5 45.d7 Qxd7 46.Qxf8+ Kh7 47.Qd6 Qb5 48.a3 Qe8 49.Bd4 Qe1+ 50.Kh2 Qd2 51.Qe5 Qg5 52.f4 Qg6 53.Qxa5 Qe8 54.Qxf5+ Kg8 55.Qe5 Qd7 56.Qxg7+ Qxg7 57.Bxg7 Kxg7 58.a4 Kf6 59.a5 Kf5 60.Kg3 h5 61.a6 h4+ 62.Kf3 Ke6 63.a7 Kd5 64.a8Q+ Kd4 65.f5 Ke5 66.Qe4+ Kd6 67.f6 Kd7 68.f7 Kd6 69.f8Q+ Kc7 70.Qfe7+ Kb6 71.Q4b4+ Kc6 72.Qed6# 1–0


Vijay,K (2163) – Wang,P [B20]

World Youth Oropesa del Mar (3), 2001

1.e4 c5 2.g3 Nc6 3.Bg2 g6 4.c3 Bg7 5.f4 e6 6.Nf3 d5 7.e5 Nge7 8.d4 cxd4 9.cxd4 f6 10.Nc3 Nf5 11.g4 Nfe7 12.Qe2 a6 13.Be3 f5 14.Bh3 b5 15.gxf5 Nxf5 16.Bxf5 exf5 17.Kf2 Be6 18.h4 Qa5 19.a3 Qb6 20.Rag1 Ne7 21.Rh2 h5 22.Rhg2 Bf7 23.Nd2 Ng8 24.Kf1 Nh6? 25.Nxd5 Bxd5 26.Rxg6 Qc7 27.Rxg7 Qc1+ 28.Kf2 Qxb2 29.Qxh5+ Bf7 30.Qg5 Qxa3 31.Qf6 Ra7 32.e6 Re7 33.d5 Qd3 34.exf7+ Nxf7 35.Qc6+ Kf8 36.Qc8+ Re8 37.Bc5+ 1–0


Charomova,E – Garcia Millan,L [A08]

World Youth Oropesa del Mar (3), 2001

1.e4 e6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.Ngf3 c5 5.g3 Be7 6.Bg2 Nc6 7.0–0 0–0 8.Re1 b5 9.e5 Nd7 10.Nf1 Qc7 11.Bf4 a5 12.h4 Bb7 13.N1h2 c4 14.d4 b4 15.Ng4 h5 16.Ne3 a4 17.Ng5 g6 18.Bf3 Bxg5 19.Bxg5 f6 20.exf6 Nxf6 21.Qd2 Kh7 22.Bf4 Qf7 23.Bg2 [23.Bd6] 23…Rad8 24.Nf1 Bc8 25.Nh2 Rfe8 26.Nf3 Kg8 27.Ne5 Nxe5 28.dxe5 Nd7 29.Qxb4 Qf5 30.Bg5 Rf8 31.Bxd8 Qxf2+ 32.Kh2 Rf3 33.Rf1 Qxg3+ 34.Kh1 Nxe5 35.Rxf3?? Nxf3 36.Bxf3 Qxf3+ 37.Kg1 Qe3+ 38.Kf1 Qf3+ 39.Ke1 Qg3+ 40.Ke2 Qg2+ 41.Ke3 Qe4+ 42.Kd2 Qf4+ 43.Ke2 Qe4+ 44.Kf2 Qf4+ ½–½


Wang,P – Narain,A [B22]

World Youth Oropesa del Mar (4), 2001

1.e4 c5 2.c3 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.d4 Nc6 5.Nf3 Bg4 6.Be2 e6 7.h3 Bh5 8.c4 Qd7 9.d5 exd5 10.cxd5 Nce7 11.Ne5 Bxe2 12.Qxe2 Qxd5 13.Nc3 Qe6 14.Qb5+ Nc6 15.Qxb7 Qxe5+ 16.Be3 Rd8 17.Qxc6+ Rd7 18.Rd1 Qc7 19.Qe4+ Ne7 20.0–0 Qb7 21.Qa4 Nc6 22.Rxd7 Qxd7 23.Nb5 a5 24.Rd1 Qc7 25.Nxc7+ 1–0


Goormachtigh,S – Charomova,E [B76]

World Youth Oropesa del Mar (4), 2001

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 Nc6 8.Qd2 0–0 9.0–0–0 Bd7 10.Kb1 Qb8 11.h4 a6 12.g4 Ne5 13.h5 b5 14.hxg6 fxg6 15.Bh6 Rf7 16.Bxg7 Rxg7 17.g5 Nh5 18.f4 Nc4 19.Qf2 e5 20.fxe5 dxe5 21.Nb3 Bg4 22.Rd3 Nf4 23.Rg3 Bh5 24.Qc5 Nb6 25.Rh2 Nd7 26.Qe3 Nf8 27.Rd2 N8e6 28.Nc5 Raa7 29.Nxe6 Nxe6 30.Nd5 Nf4 31.Nf6+ Kh8 32.Qc5 Rge7 33.Rc3 Kg7 34.Qf2 Rac7 35.Rc5 Re6?? 36.Rxc7+ Qxc7 37.Rd7+ Qxd7 38.Nxd7 Kf7 39.c4 Rd6 40.Nxe5+ 1–0


Biag,I – Wang,P [D61]

World Youth Oropesa del Mar (5), 2001

1.d4 e6 2.c4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 c6 6.Nf3 Nbd7 7.Qc2 0–0 8.cxd5 Nxd5 9.Bxe7 Qxe7 10.Nxd5 cxd5?! 11.Bd3 Qb4+ 12.Nd2 Nf6 13.a3 Qb6 14.0–0 Bd7 15.Rac1 ½–½


Charomova,E – Batzaya,Y [C00]

World Youth Oropesa del Mar (5), 2001

1.e4 e6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.Ngf3 Bc5 5.e5 Nfd7 6.g3 Nc6 7.Nb3 Be7 8.Qe2 0–0 9.Bg2 f6 10.exf6 Nxf6 11.0–0 Bd6 12.d4 Ne4 13.Nbd2 Nxd2 14.Bxd2 Qf6 15.Be3 Bd7 16.a3 h6 17.Qd2 Ne7 18.Nh4 Nf5 19.Nxf5 Qxf5 20.f4 Rac8 21.Qf2 b6 22.Bf3 h5 23.Kg2 c5 24.c3 cxd4 25.Bxd4 Bc5 26.Rfe1 Bxd4 27.Qxd4 Rc4 28.Qe5 h4 29.Qxf5 Rxf5 30.Bg4 Rf6 31.Rf1 hxg3 32.hxg3 g5 33.Be2 Re4 34.Bf3 Rc4 35.Be2 Re4 ½–½


Guimaraens,L – Charomova,E [B20]

World Youth Oropesa del Mar (6), 2001

1.e4 c5 2.Bc4 d6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 g6 5.d3 Bg7 6.Nd5 e6 7.Nxf6+ Bxf6 8.0–0 0–0 9.d4 d5 10.e5 Bg7 11.Bb3 cxd4 12.Qxd4 Nc6 13.Qg4 Nxe5 14.Qh3 Nxf3+ 15.Qxf3 Qf6 16.Qxf6 Bxf6 17.Bh6 Bg7 18.Bg5 Bxb2 19.Rad1 b6 20.Ba4 Ba6 21.Rfe1 Ba3 22.Re3 Bc5 23.Red3 Bxd3 24.Rxd3 Rfc8 25.Bd7 Rc7 26.Bb5 a6 27.Ba4 b5 28.Bb3 a5 29.a3 a4 30.Ba2 b4 31.axb4 Bxb4 32.Bb1 Rb8 33.Bf4 Bd6 34.Ba2 Rxc2 35.g3 Bxf4 36.Ra3 Bc1 37.Rxa4 Rbb2 0–1


Wang,P – Diamant,A [B22]

World Youth Oropesa del Mar (6), 2001

1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nf6 3.e5 Nd5 4.d4 cxd4 5.cxd4 d6 6.Nf3 Nc6 7.Bc4 Nb6 8.Bb3 d5 9.h3 Bf5 10.Nh4 Bxb1 11.Rxb1 e6 12.Nf3 Be7 13.0–0 a5 14.a3 Qd7 15.Ne1 Rc8 16.Qg4 g6 17.Bh6 Bf8 18.Bxf8 Kxf8 19.Qf4 h5 20.Nf3 Qe7 21.Bc2 Kg7 22.Bd3 Nd7 23.Rbd1 a4 24.Rfe1 Na5 25.Re3 Nc4 26.Bxc4 Rxc4 27.Ng5 Rc2 28.Rf3 Rf8 29.Rb1 f6 30.exf6+ Rxf6 31.Qe3 Rxf3 32.Nxf3 Qd6 33.Ng5 e5 34.b4 e4 35.Rc1 Rxc1+ 36.Qxc1 Nb6 37.f3 exf3 38.Nxf3 Nc4 39.Qc3 Qf4 40.Kf2 h4 41.Qd3 Kf6 42.Qc3 g5 43.Ke2 Qe4+ 44.Kf2 Qb1 45.Ne1 Qb3 46.Qf3+ Qxf3+ 47.Kxf3 Nxa3 48.Ke3 Nc4+ 49.Kd3 a3 50.Nc2 Kf5 51.b5 Kf4 52.Nb4 Kg3 53.Kc2 a2 54.Nxa2 Na3+ 55.Kd3 Nxb5 56.Nb4 Nc7 57.Nc2 Kxg2 58.Ke3 Kxh3 59.Kf2 Kg4 0–1


Alutis,M – Wang,P [C11]

World Youth Oropesa del Mar (7), 2001

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.f4 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Ndf3 Qb6 8.Ne2 f6 9.g3 cxd4 10.cxd4 Be7 11.Bh3 0–0 12.Bxe6+ Kh8 13.Bxd5 fxe5 14.Bxc6 Qxc6 15.d5 Qb6 16.Qb3 Bb4+ 17.Kf1 Nc5 18.Qe3 Bh3+ 19.Kg1 Rae8 20.Nxe5 Rxe5 21.Qxe5 Nb3+?? [21…Ne4+] 22.Be3 Bc5 23.Kf2 Nxa1 24.Rxa1 Bxe3+ 25.Qxe3 Qxb2 26.Qc3 Qb6+ 27.Qe3 Qb2 28.Qe7 Rg8 29.Rd1 Qb6+ 30.Qe3 Qa6 31.d6 Bd7 32.Rd2 Re8 33.Qc5 h6 34.Qc7 Bg4 35.Nd4 Bh3 36.Re2 Rxe2+ 37.Nxe2 Qb5 ½–½


Charomova,E – Lvova,J [B76]

World Youth Oropesa del Mar (7), 2001

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.f3 0–0 8.Qd2 Re8 9.Be2 Nc6 10.0–0–0 a6 11.Rdg1 Nxd4 12.Bxd4 b5 13.g4 Bb7 14.h4 Qa5 15.Kb1 e5 16.Be3 Rad8 17.Bg5 Rd7 18.h5 d5 19.exd5 Nxd5 20.Nxd5 Qxd2 21.Bxd2 Rxd5 22.Bc3 Rd7 23.hxg6 hxg6 24.Rd1 Red8 25.Kc1 e4 26.Bxg7 Kxg7 27.fxe4 Bxe4 28.Rxd7 Rxd7 29.Rd1 Rxd1+ 30.Kxd1 Kf6 31.b3 Ke5 32.c4 Bb1 33.cxb5 Bxa2 34.bxa6 Bxb3+ 35.Ke1 Kf4 36.Kf2 Bd5 37.Bf1 Kxg4 38.Bg2 Bxg2 39.Kxg2 f5 40.a7 g5 41.a8Q f4 42.Qb7 Kf5 43.Qd7+ Kg6 44.Kf3 Kf6 45.Qd5 Kg6 46.Kg4 Kf6 47.Qd6+ Kg7 48.Kxg5 f3 49.Qd7+ Kh8 50.Kg6 f2 51.Qh7# 1–0


Diloudi,D – Charomova,E [D53]

World Youth Oropesa del Mar (8), 2001

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.Nc3 Nbd7 6.e3 c5 7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.Nxd5 Bxg5 9.Nxg5 exd5 10.Nf3 Qa5+ 11.Qd2 Qxd2+ 12.Kxd2 b6 13.Rc1 Nf6 14.Ne5 Bb7 15.Bb5+ Ke7 16.dxc5 bxc5 17.Ke2 Rac8 18.Rhd1 Ke6 19.Nd3 Kd6 20.Nf4 Rhd8 21.Bc4 Ke7 22.Bb3 Rd6 23.Rd2 h6 24.Kf1 g5 25.Ne2 Ba6 26.Ke1 Bxe2 27.Kxe2 Ke6 28.Rcd1 Rcd8 29.h4 ½–½


Wang,P – Boukobza,A [C06]

World Youth Oropesa del Mar (8), 2001

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Bd3 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Ne2 cxd4 8.cxd4 Qb6 9.Nf3 f6 10.exf6 Nxf6 11.0–0 Bd6 12.a3 0–0 13.Nc3 Bd7 14.Rb1 a5 15.Bc2 Qd8 16.Bg5 Qe8 17.Ne2 Ne4 18.Be3 Qh5 19.Ng3 Nxg3 20.hxg3 Qe8 21.Ng5 g6 22.Re1 Ne7 23.Bc1 Nf5 24.g4 Ng7 25.Qd3 Rc8 26.Qh3 h5 27.Bb3 Be7 28.Bd2 Bxg5 29.Bxg5 Qf7 30.Be3 e5 31.dxe5 hxg4 32.Qg3 a4 33.Bd1 Nh5 34.Qh4 Qf5 35.Be2 g3 36.Bxh5 gxf2+ 37.Bxf2 Qxh5 38.Qxh5 gxh5 39.e6 Bc6 40.Re5 Rce8 41.Rg5+ Kh7 42.Rxh5+ Kg6 43.Re5 Rg8 44.Rbe1 Rgf8 45.e7 Rf4 46.Bc5 Re4 47.R5xe4 dxe4 48.Rf1 Kg5 49.Rf8 Kg6 50.Kf2 Kg7 51.Ke3 Kg6 52.g3 Kg7 53.Rxe8 Bxe8 54.Kxe4 Kf6 55.Kd5 Bc6+ 56.Kd6 Kf7 57.g4 Ke8 58.g5 Kf7 59.Kc7 Ke8 60.g6 Be4 61.g7 Bd5 62.Kb6 Bc4 63.Kxb7 Bd5+ 64.Kb6 Be6 65.Ka5 Bb3 66.g8Q+ Bxg8 67.Kxa4 Bd5 68.Kb5 Bb3 69.a4 Kd7 70.Kb4 Bd5 71.Kc3 Bc6 72.b3 Bd5 73.b4 Bf3 74.b5 Bd1 75.Kb4 Bh5 76.a5 Be8 77.a6 Kc7 78.b6+ Kb8 79.Bd6+ Ka8 80.b7+ Ka7 81.Ka5 1–0


Charomova,E – Kalnina,M [C45]

World Youth Oropesa del Mar (9), 2001

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Be3 Bxd4 6.Bxd4 Nf6 7.Nc3 0–0 8.Qd2 Nxe4 9.Nxe4 Re8 10.f3 d5 11.Bb5 dxe4 12.Bxc6 bxc6 13.0–0 exf3 14.Rxf3 c5 15.Bc3 Qxd2 16.Bxd2 Re2 17.Rf2 Rxf2 18.Kxf2 Bf5 19.c4 Re8 20.Be3 Bd3 21.b3 Re5?? 22.Rd1 Rf5+ 23.Kg1 f6 24.Rxd3 Re5 25.Bf4 Re7 26.Kf2 Kf7 27.Rd5 g5 28.Be3 a6 29.Bxc5 c6 30.Bxe7 cxd5 31.Bb4 dxc4 32.bxc4 Ke6 33.c5 Kd5 34.Ke3 f5 35.g3 a5 36.c6 Kxc6 37.Bxa5 Kb5 38.Bd8 g4 39.Kf4 Ka4 40.Be7 h5 41.Kxf5 Ka5 42.Kg5 h4 43.Kxh4 Ka4 44.Kxg4 Kb5 45.h4 Kc6 46.a4 Kd7 47.a5 Kxe7 48.a6 Kd7 49.a7 Kd6 50.a8Q Kd7 51.Qa6 Kc7 52.Qe6 Kb7 53.Qd6 Kc8 54.Qe7 Kb8 55.Qd7 Ka8 56.h5 Kb8 57.h6 Ka8 58.h7 Kb8 59.h8R# 1–0


Wang,P – Duskujanov,D [C43]

World Youth Oropesa del Mar (9), 2001

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 Nxe4 4.Bd3 Nc6 5.Bxe4 d5 6.Bd3 e4 7.Bg5 f6 8.Bf4 exd3 9.Qxd3 Bg4 10.Nbd2 Qd7 11.a3 0–0–0 12.0–0–0 g5 13.Bg3 h5 14.h4 Bf5 15.Qc3 g4 16.Ne1 Bg7 17.Nb3 b6 18.Nd3 Bxd3 19.Qxd3 Kb7 20.Kb1 f5 21.Bf4 Bf6 22.f3 Rhe8 ½–½


Steil-Antoni,F – Charomova,E [B76]

World Youth Oropesa del Mar (10), 2001

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0–0 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.0–0–0 Nxd4 10.Bxd4 Be6 11.g4 Qa5 12.a3 Rab8 13.h4 b5 14.Ne2 Qxd2+ 15.Rxd2 a6 16.Ng3 Nd7 17.Bxg7 Kxg7 18.Rdh2 Ne5 19.Be2 Rh8 20.h5 f6 21.Nf1 Rbc8 22.Ne3 g5 23.Rf2 Rb8 24.f4 gxf4 25.Rxf4 Kh6 26.Rf2 Rhg8 27.Rg1 Rg5 28.Rfg2 Rbg8 29.b3 Kg7 30.Kd2 Kf7 31.Bd1 R5g7 32.Be2 Rg5 33.Bd1 Ke8 34.Be2 Kf7 35.Bd1 Rc8 36.Be2 Rcg8 37.Bd1 Ke8 38.Be2 R5g7 39.Bd1 Nf7 40.Be2 Ng5 41.Kd3 Kd7 42.Nf5 Bxf5 43.exf5 Nf7 44.c4 Ne5+ 45.Kd4 bxc4 46.Bxc4 Nxc4 47.Kxc4 Rc8+ 48.Kb4 Rc5 49.a4 Rg8 50.Re2 Rb8+ 51.Ka3 Rc3 52.Rb2 h6 53.Rgg2 a5 54.Rb1 Rb4 55.Rbb2 d5 56.Rgd2 d4 57.Rg2 d3 58.Rgd2 Rxg4 59.Rb1 Rf4 60.Kb2 Rc2+ 61.Rxc2 dxc2 62.Kxc2 Rxf5 63.Rh1 e5 64.Kd3 Rf4 65.Kc3 Ke6 0–1


Warakomski,T (2090) – Wang,P [B51]

World Youth Oropesa del Mar (10), 2001

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.0–0 Bg4 5.h3 Bh5 6.c3 Nf6 7.Re1 Qb6 8.Na3 a6 9.Ba4 e5 10.Nc4 Qc7 11.Ne3 b5 12.Bc2 Be7 13.d3 Nd8 14.g4 Bg6 15.Nh4 Ne6 16.Nef5 h5 17.g5 Nh7 18.Nxe7 Qxe7 19.Nf5 Bxf5 20.exf5 Nexg5 21.h4 Nh3+ 22.Kg2 Qxh4 23.Qf3 Qg4+ 24.Qxg4 hxg4 25.f3 N3g5 26.fxg4 f6 27.Bb3 Nf7 28.Bd5 Rb8 29.a4 b4 30.a5 Nhg5 31.Bc4 Ra8 32.cxb4 cxb4 33.Ra4 Rh4 34.Kg3 Rh3+ 35.Kg2 Rh4 36.Bxf7+ Kxf7 37.Rxb4 Rc8 38.Bxg5 Rc2+ 39.Kf3 Rh3+ 40.Ke4 Rc5 41.Bxf6 gxf6 42.Rb7+ Ke8 43.d4 d5# 0–1


Agayer,N – Wang,P [C00]

World Youth Oropesa del Mar (11), 2001

1.e4 e6 2.Qe2 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.Nc3 Qd8 5.g3 Bd7 6.Bg2 Bc6 7.Nf3 Nf6 8.0–0 Be7 9.d4 0–0 10.Bg5 Nbd7 11.Rad1 h6 12.Bxf6 Nxf6 13.a3 a5 14.Rfe1 Re8 15.Ne5 Bxg2 16.Kxg2 c6 17.Ne4 Nxe4 18.Qxe4 Qd5 19.Qf3 Qxf3+ 20.Kxf3 Red8 21.c4 Bf6 22.Ke4 Bxe5 23.dxe5 Kf8 24.c5 Rd5 25.Rxd5 cxd5+ 26.Kd4 Ke7 27.a4 Rb8 28.Re3 b6 29.c6 Rc8 30.Rc3 Rc7 31.f4 Kd8 32.g4 Rc8 33.f5 Kc7 34.h4 Rd8 35.h5 Rc8 ½–½


Charomova,E – Hamrakulova,Y [C24]

World Youth Oropesa del Mar (11), 2001

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d3 Be7 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.0–0 d6 6.h3 0–0 7.Re1 a6 8.c3 Na5 9.Bb3 Nxb3 10.Qxb3 b6 11.d4 exd4 12.Nxd4 Bb7 13.Nd2 d5 14.exd5 Bxd5 15.c4 Bc5 16.N4f3 Bb7 17.Nf1 h6 18.Be3 Bxe3 19.Rxe3 Ne4 20.N1d2?? Nxd2 21.Nxd2 Qxd2 22.c5 Qd5 23.Qxd5 Bxd5 24.cxb6 cxb6 25.b4 Rfe8 26.Rd3 Bc4 27.Rd6 Re6 28.Rd4 b5 29.a4 Rae8 30.Kh2 Re2 0–1