Many Players Benefit from FIDE Youth Program Print
Monday, 24 April 2006 00:00
Ahead of two Grandmasters, four International Masters and many seasoned national masters, 12-year-old Wesley So qualified into the Philippine team to the Olympiad and may be one of the youngest players in Turin. Last year, he finished in a tie for first in the World Youth Under-12. There are many young players who have benefited from FIDE`s youth program. World Champion Veselin Topalov can trace his beginnings to the 1989 World Youth Under-14 in Puerto Rico which he won. Read More. Ahead of two Grandmasters, four International Masters and many seasoned national masters, twelve year old Wesley So qualified into the Philippine team to the Olympiad and may be one of the youngest players in Turin. Last year, he finished in a tie for first in the World Youth Under-12.

There are many young players who have benefited from FIDE`s youth program. World Champion Veselin Topalov can trace his beginnings to the 1989 World Youth Under-14 in Puerto Rico which he won. We asked some of the players in the World Championship Tournament in San Luis. Here are their records.

Judit Polgar:
1988 Timisoara U-12 boys – 1st
1990 Fond du Lac U-14 boys - 1st
1986 Rio Gallegos U-16 girls - 2nd
1986 Puerto Rico U-14 boys - 2nd/3rd

Veselin Topalov:
1988 Timisoara U-16 - 13th place
1989 Puerto Rico - 1st place U-14
1990 Singapore - 3rd place U-16

Peter Svidler:
1992 Duisburg U-16 - tied 1 to 3, 2nd on tiebreak
1994 Szeged U-18 - 1st

Peter Leko:
1989 Puerto Rico U-10 - 3rd place
1990 Fon Du Lac U-12 - 3rd place
1991 Warsaw U-12 - 1 and 2
1992 Duisburg U-14 - 1 to 4
1993 Bratislava U-14 - 1 and 2
1994 Szeged U-16 - 1st

Michael Adams
Insbruck world U-16 - 2nd
 
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