After four rounds of competition with three more left on Sunday, the ¨TEXAS SCHOLASTIC STATE CHAMPIONSHIP¨ has been a good tournament thus far for Claudia. She won her first three rounds against Keaton Weissmiller, Neil Karvekar and Victoria Mortero. In the 4th round, Claudia who was the 14th seed played the 3rd seed on board two, Sam Land Capocyan. Claudia miscalculated a position in the transition between the middlegame and the endgame that led to her first loss of the event, however, we applaude Sam Land Capocyan for an excellent game.
Claudia continues to be the best placed girl in the event as she is in the top eight of 103 competitors after day one. She will have to play a flawless day two in order to finalize the event with a great position in the final standings.
We want to thank GM Susan Polgar for posting the article that the ¨WICHITA TIMES AND RECORD NEWS¨ published in today´s edition. It has been through GM Susan Polgar´s life and dedication as a female player, which has set an extroardinary example for Claudia. We not only thank her for contributing to American chess but also for providing a vision for girls chess. We provide you the link of her post today:
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