The Mechanics square off against longtime rivals Seattle Sluggers (0.0 MP, 1.0 GP) next Tuesday night.
|The kid on board 4: Hans!|
|Neel Apte and Daniel Liu with Coach Fpawn at 2009 CalChess Scholastics.|
|Harbor of Tromsø with hills in background. Credit: Truong|
|World #2 Aronian plays white vs #1 Carlsen. Credit: Truong|
|FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov|
|13th World Champion Garry Kasparov|
|The people are playing chess! Credit: Chessdryad|
|Top boards in final round. Credit: Chessdryad|
|Aigner versus Sevillano in Round 6. Credit: my father|
|Tromsø lies amid water and mountains.|
|World Champion Magnus Carlsen|
|Women's Champion Hou Yifan|
|California's newest National Master: Uyanga Byambaa!|
|Yian wears his Stanford colors while playing chess in Paracin, Serbia|
|Center of Novi Sad, Serbia.|
|Yian at age 10. I promised not to embarrass|
him too much in this article. Sorry mate!
Q: In your view what is the main benefit of learning chess during childhood?
A: Chess can teach a person to appreciate beauty in things that are not visibly beautiful at first sight. In chess you need to dig deep to see the true meaning of some moves. Another thing I learned from chess is patience. Before you react, you need to understand the situation.
Q: Is there any advice you can give to young developing chess players?
A: I think it’s important to be good at tactics and calculation. Those skills you can develop by yourself, and for strategy you will need an experienced guide. The best thing that Melik (Khachiyan) did for me was to force me to solve and play blindfold chess – it helped my calculation and imagination.
|Daniel Naroditsky and Steven Zierk smile at 2008 CalChess Scholastics.|
|Trophies, trophies and more trophies!|
|Neel Apte, Daniel Liu and Fpawn at 2009 CalChess Scholastics.|
|Daniel Schwarz poses at 2006 CalChess Scholastics.|
|An old photo of playing hall in Reno. Do you recognize some familiar faces?|
|Walking into the chess room.|
|Watching a tournament game.|
|Chess tournament flag.|
|Cameron Wheeler - 7th place|
|Kesav Viswanadha - 4th place|
|Robby on Chess Life cover.|
|The big playing hall at National High School. Credit: Martha Underwood.|
|Sevian at Bay Area International in January.|
|Sam Sevian receives the U12 gold medal from|
Kasparov at the 2012 World Youth in Slovenia.
|Do you recognize these young stars? All are now masters,
won at World Youth U12. Photo from Cam's Chess Blog in 2010.
|NM Kesav Viswanadha|
|NM Michael Wang|