To start out with we had never met a chessplayer from Vermont before and were not aware of the state of chess in that state; however, Natalia had qualified to be in this tournament so the final instructions was not to take things for granted.
After two hours and forty minutes, Claudia won her first round game in the Susan Polgar Invitational 2009.
By the way, where is Claudia in the picture with the SPNI 2009 competitors?
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