30 September 2016

An Interview with Carlos Oliveira Dias, the Chief Arbiter WYCC 2016

Carlos Oliveira Dias from Portugal is the chief arbiter at the FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships 2016. Despite of the busy schedule and loads of work to be done during the rounds of the tournament he was kind enough to grant the official media team of the event an interview regarding the championships […]

The Chief Arbiter Carlos Dias (POR)
29 September 2016

Round 7. The Armenian Day

If the Championships in Khanty-Mansiysk ended right now, the medal score would look as follows: Russia – 3 gold, 3 silver, and 1 bronze medal, Armenia – 2+1+1, and China – 1+0+1.

Petrosyan Manuel (ARM) and Lorparizangeneh Shahin (IRI)
28 September 2016

Round 6. The 18-year-old Make Their Choice

Six championships bring six different and thrilling plots. There are no primary and secondary events in Khanty-Mansiysk, however the most attention is naturally paid to the elder categories.

Vavulin Maksim (RUS) and Petrosyan Manuel (ARM)
28 September 2016

Chess on ice

A free day of the FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships 2016 will become memorable for visiting Archaeopark and its huge bronze statues of mammoths, still there are those who were impressed by other, real “mammoths”!

27 September 2016

Work done, have your fun

The first five rounds of the FIDE World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships 2016 are now history, it means that there’s time to take a break and have some rest.

27 September 2016

Bon Appetite!

Any parent who sends an offspring for a long trip abroad, is first and foremost worried about the child’s diet at the destination. Well, the organizers from Khanty-Mansiysk probably created a new problem for the parents of the World Youth Championship participants – the players could demand a different menu upon returning home!

26 September 2016

Round Five. The Junction Point

The main favorites in nearly all categories of the FIDE World Youth Championships made strong steps forward, which may even be called decisive later on. 

Khomeriki Nino (GEO) and Obolentseva Alexandra (RUS)
26 September 2016

Lucky Charms

Although chess is considered a rational sport, sometimes even famous grandmasters have superstitions or follow certain rituals. Some believe in lucky pen, shirt, or shoes, others stop shaving during the tournaments, like hockey players during play-offs.

Shih Ching-An (TPE)
25 September 2016

Round Four. Thriller Time

Finally! The key clashes took place today in two age groups out of six. The Girls 18 category featured the most fierce and uncompromising battles between all the main contenders. The nearby boards also added some heat.

Maltsevskaya Aleksandra (RUS)
25 September 2016

Start is Everything

Three starting rounds have passed, and it is a good time to draw some conclusions and play with the numbers. And there is nothing more emotional than dry statistical data…

The Chief Arbiter Carlos Dias (POR)