I am going for complete shutout now having secured gold medal with 8 out of 8. It has been a great tournament for me. I feel all the hard work I put in my preparation is being rewarded.
Once again many thanks to all the friends and family that have supported me, encouraged and sent their wishes.
It is exciting that we are about to get more gold medals. Following are leading or in the hunt for Gold. I wish they all win tomorrow and win gold.
Annie Wang: U-8 Girls: Leading by tie-breaks. She is only 7(corrected) years and plays amazingly good.Simone Liao: U-10 Girls: Leading by 1 point. Last year's silver medalist. I have known her longest and she will definitely win gold.Jarod Pamatmat/ Arthur Shen: U-12 Boys: I wish for them to get Gold and Silver tomorrow.Daniel Rozovsky: U-14 Boys: Half point behind the leader. He beat the only other 7/7 player at the tournament.Victor Shen: U-16 Boys: Leading by tie breaks. Undefeated so far in the tournament.
Good luck to all the other US team members.
Some pictures from earlier today...
Round 8: With Alejandro Santillan from Argentina. He was not smiling after a few moves.
With Coach Armen and coach Aviv after round 8. I was working with coach Armen during this tournament.
Getting ready before Round 8