Monday, June 23

Gregory and Fpawn

2008 US Junior Closed co-champion NM Gregory Young poses together with the fpawn. Only 13 years old, this was his second national championship behind the 2007 National Junior High School Championships in Sacramento (also a tie for first).

Can you believe that when I started teaching him, I could look him eye to eye? Three years later, both his chess rating and height have increased substantially. What's next, the FM title? I estimated Gregory's FIDE rating to be 2249 after the US Junior, meaning that he now needs only 51 more points for his international title. Good luck!

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