Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Princess of Chess

Alisha Chawla age 7 from Freemont, Northen California is a chess player to look out for in the future. She is the highest rated chess player for her age in Northan California. Here she is giving a simil quite effortlessly. Video: Princess of Chess When asked for advise on chess she said Open the centre, bring out the Knights before bishops and do not bring out your Queen early in the game, very sound advise! Alisha's mother, Sunanda Chawla taught her daughter to play when she was just 3 years of age. In the USA it is a known fact that girls are a 1 in 10 ratio in regards to boys. We need to focus more on introducing girls to this most underestimated sport in our schools worldwide.

Alisha has been invited to play at the World Youth Chess Championships in Vung Tau, Vietnam, Oct. 19 to 31 and has been accepted to play at J. Polgars chess event for girls July 27 - August 1 at Texas Tech University (TTU) in Lubbock, Texas U.S.A.

Preparations for Vietnam to host the 2008 World Youth Chess Championship are well underway ahead of the event in the southern beach city Vung Tau, local authorities said this week. International master Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son, is one of Vietnam’s two best hopes at the World Youth Chess Championship.

I will try to keep updates of these future chess champions. Here is the official web site where over 2000 participants will take place from around the world. Have FUN! : Host Site

The Games have started and i must say the web site is very well laid out and info on all the players and their games is just a sight for sore eyes. Brilliant chess by these young chess participants, I hope you are too enjoying the games.

In August 1999, David Howell became famous internationally when he broke the world record for the youngest player to have defeated a Grandmaster in an official game. He defeated GM John Nunn in a blitz game at the Mind Sports Olympiad. David still holds this record. he is in third place at the moment. Games of David Howell

In 2000 Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son won the world under-10 championship. In 2002, he was awarded the International Master title. In 2004, he became a Grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 10 months. In 2004, he was voted as athelete of the year in Vietnam. Games of Ngoc Truongson NguyenHe is in first place at the moment but still may games to go.

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