Thursday, June 19

Fremont Girl is a Chess Star

Check out the nice newspaper article about 7 year old star Alisha Chawla from Fremont on the local news website Already ranked among the top girls in the country for her age, Alisha recently tied for 1st place at the Susan Polgar World Open for Girls in Las Vegas. She now moves on to a bigger stage in Texas in the last week of July, competing against other top girls of all ages. The news article describes Alisha:

"Alisha is adorable. She's sweet and petite. Like most 7-year-olds, she's precocious at times and shy at others. ... But on a chess board, particularly wielding her favorite piece — the queen — Little Miss Chawla quickly transforms into a tiger. She moves the pieces authoritatively and thumps them hard onto the board wherever she places them."

To read the full article, please click on this link. The photo on the left of Alisha with GM Polgar was first posted on the Susan Polgar Chess and Information Blog.

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