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2009 World Youth Chess Championships conclude

 Samritha Palakollu (L), and Tanuj Vasudeva; Photo: Chess Life Online, Gene Ng.

This Examiner has been out of commission for a bit, but it's time to get back online. The 2009 World Youth Chess Championship is over, and two youngsters in the U.S. delegation medaled: Samritha Palakollu in the Under-8 Girls section, and Tanuj Vasudeva in the Under-8 Open section.

Here is the list of coaches and players, as reported on the Chess Life Online website:

USA Coaches
IM Armen Ambartsumian
FM Aviv Friedman
GM John Fedorowicz
FST (Fide Senior Trainer) Michael Khodarkovsky
GM Sam Palatnik

US Squad Final Standings

VASUDEVA TANUJ U-8 Open
8.5
ZENG WINSTON U-8 Open
5
LIN DACHEY U-10 Open
7.5
HE TOMMY U-10 Open
7
CHIANG JONATHAN U-10 Open
6.5
GUREVICH-GRIGORIEV DANIEL U-12 Open
6.5
PAMATMAT JAROD U-12 Open
7.5
KRISHNAN VARUN U-12 Open
6.5
SHEN ARTHUR U-12 Open
7
BROWN MICHAEL U-12 Open
6.5
ROZOVSKY DANIEL U-14 Open
5.5
ADELBERG DAVID U-14 Open
6
FINNEY STUART U-14 Open
6
NG ANDREW U-16 Open
5.5
FM GETZ ALEC U-16 Open
6
VIGNA LIZA U-8 Girls
7
WANG ANNIE U-8 Girls
7
CHAWLA ALISHA U-8 Girls
7
PALAKOLLU SAMRITHA U-8 Girls
8.5
LIAO SIMONE U-10 Girls
7
WCM CHIANG SARAH U-12 Girls
7.5
MATLIN ANNA U-14 Girls
5
KATS ALENA U-14 Girls
7.5
ROBINSON DARRIAN U-16 Girls 
5.5
WFM MARSHALL ABBY U-18 Girls
6.5

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