National K-12 Scholastic Championship
Update after the 5th round
The day started with 1.5/2 and after five rounds it ended 2.5/5. It was a difficult day for Claudia as she lost the 3rd round against Daniel Liu (1929) from California in a 70-plus move game. Afterwards losing again with Abhishik Penumala of Virgina. This proved to be a difficult pill to swallow because of his strength. However, as a parent I was able to evaluate how she would perform in similar situations now that she is about to enter USCF chess and leave Mexican chess behind.
Prior to entering the 5th round I explained the importance of winning this 5th round in order to build upon it. She stepped up to the plate and returned with a victory against Srikar Chikkala of Arkansas.
Tomorrow we have two more rounds to go.