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Friday, September 24, 2010

39th Chess Olympiad: Nine-year-old from Puerto Rico beats WIM

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WFM Danitza Vazquez-Macarini

Hello Everyone,

The Chess Olympiad brings together some of the best chess players in the world and some of the youngest! So, here's something about a nine-year-old girl who's come to Khanty-Mansiysk all the way from Caguas, Puerto Rico in the Caribbean.

She's certainly not on a holiday. She's here to play some strong chess! One of the youngest participants at the 39th Chess Olympiad, from San Juan, WFM Danitza Vazquez-Macarini (1818), showed she means business by defeating WIM Olga Gerasimova (2218) in Round 3.

Here is the nice game. Way to go kid, keep it up! You can run the moves in our pgnplayer or watch in flash below.

PGN: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Bd3 Nf6 7. O-O Be7 8. Re1 d6 9. Be3 b5 10. a3 Bb7 11. f4 Nbd7 12. Nb3 O-O 13. Bd4 Nc5 14. Nxc5 dxc5 15. Be5 Qb6 16. Kh1 c4 17. Bf1 Rad8 18. Qe2 Nd7 19. Qh5 f6 20. Na4 bxa4 21. Bc3 Qc7 22. Ba5 Nb6 23. Re3 Qc5 24. Rh3 Qxh5 25. Rxh5 Rd6 26. Rc5 Rd1 27. Rxd1 Bxc5 28. Bxb6 Bxb6 29. Bxc4 Kh8 30. Bxe6 Bxe4 31. c3 Rd8 32. Rxd8 Bxd8 33. Bc8 a5 34. Bd7 Bc2 35. h3 Bb6 36. g4 Kg8 37. Be6 Kf8 38. Bd5 Be3 39. f5 Bc1 40. Kg2 Bxb2 41. c4 Bxa3 42. Kf3 Bc5 0-1

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