It was a good weekend for Chess Kids students.

William Maligin moved into the ranks of “professional chess players” by winning $50 for 2nd best Junior in the Geelong Open. Being only his second Open event he still didn’t recognise the faces of “famous” players and so casually challenged IM Stephen Solomon to a practice match before the games started. Stephen very kindly obliged and showed William a few tips during the game. Then in his first tournament game he came up against another International Master, Leonid Sandler and lasted a credible 62 moves! It’s not often that 9 year olds get a chance to play against 2 International Masters in one day!

William with his $50 cheque and tournament sponsor Westpac


Also Sandeep Pushparaj was lucky enough to win an iPod shuffle at the RJ Shield in Clayton!

One Response to “Chess Kids Winners!”

  1. July 04, 2011 at 1:20 pm, ZhiLin Guo said: