Tuesday, February 9

Celebrity Guest: Danya on ChessFM!

Announcement on the ICC ChessFM website:
This week (Tue., 9 February) joining IM John Watson on Chess Talk will be the young American prodigy and author, FM Daniel Naroditsky.

Daniel Naroditsky, 14, of the Mechanics Chess Club in San Francisco, shot to fame in 2007 when he won the under-12 World Youth Championship, being only the second American to win a world youth title - and in the process, he was rewarded with a lifetime membership of ICC. Recently, Daniel has also become the world's youngest chess author in history with the release of
Mastering Positional Chess for top chess publishers New in Chess.
(To listen to the full interview, you must be a current Internet Chess Club member. Enter your ICC username / password if prompted. Click here for a 10-minute free preview.)

During the hour long interview, Danya lists all of his many GM and IM coaches, describes some of his study habits, shares what it is like playing--and beating!--a strong Grandmaster and then shows off his crushing win on the black side of the Najdorf against GM Alexander Shabalov in round 4 of 2009 North American Open. He also explains why he wrote a book on positional chess and how he put together enough examples to fill over 200 pages.

Danya's book already was released in Europe and should be available sometime in March in the USA. Click here to pre-order the book on Amazon.

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