|IM Daniel Naroditsky in Saint Louis. Photo credit: CCSCSL|
Thanks to IM John Donaldson at the Mechanics' Institute for pointing out that Daniel is the third Bay Area star to win the US Junior in four years! He joins 2010 champ IM Sam Shankland (now a GM) and 2011 winner NM Gregory Young. Our hopes remain high for future years, especially for 12 year old Sam Sevian who shared second place this year, just 0.5 behind.
In the following contest, Daniel attacks his opponent's IQP and wins an instructive battle.
|10 year old Daniel at 2006 CalChess Scholastics. He went 5-1|
in a K-12 section won by NMs Daniel Schwarz and Drake Wang.
Check out the official Naroditsky chess website for the latest exciting tournament news. How many high school students can boast of two published books on their college applications? Danya can! Indeed, all of us can learn from Mastering Complex Endgames, a thorough instructional work published last year. For someone with so many different talents, only the sky is the limit.