New Canadian Chess Star!

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  1. Vlad Drkulec says:

    Hello Kevin,

    First off my congratulations to Jay Sawant. Finishing with a perfect score in any section is an impressive feat and a sign that he is ready to move on to another higher rated section. I think that this is the type of human interest story that I really want to hear about. One of my favourite chess sites is windsorchess.com which is full of such stories about our local Windsor kids. Jack Li rated about 1000 and change gained 360 points by finishing 5-0 in an under 1400 section in Columbus Ohio this weekend. Erica Forshaw might have done the same in Grand Rapids Michigan but for an error in one game. Not as interesting venues as Las Vegas but more examples of the heroic exploits of the children who make chess organization an interesting experience. I check that website every day.

    Felix is quite a tireless worker and an active chess organizer. If the CFC doesn’t let our brand new newsfeed team and online magazine know what we want then we can’t fault them for delivering something else. We have to do better. You have shown us another example of where we can do better and I thank you for that.

    I read your blog regularly and enjoy the chess commentary and your thoughts on chess though I can’t say we always agree on things CFC. I often quote you or use the interesting games that you seem to find constantly in my lectures and lessons. Unfortunately I can’t send my students to your website as they tend to be rather young (mostly between six and thirteen).

    I was hoping that I could make it through my first few hours as the new CFC president without too much controversy. We can all dream….

    Vlad Drkulec