Friday, March 19, 2010


242 miles round-trip is how much WCM Claudia Muñoz has had to travel every weekend, for the past month, in order for our daughter to compete at the Dallas Chess Club. It has been an extroardinary organizational feat, which has been spearheaded by my wife Claudia (not the chess player). Two volunteers close to our family have assisted in order to make the Wichita Falls - Dallas, Texas commute easier for us.
Needless to say, our daughter Claudia has stepped up to the plate with an average increase of 36-rating points in each of her last 5-tournaments in Dallas in the last 30 days - 178 rating points total.
When will the rise stop?
We do not know and it does not concern us at the moment.
I simply predicted that once Claudia would relocate from Mexico back home to the United States, to play chess, she would increase 300-points in her first 90 days. Our daughter is way ahead of those projections.
We simply will take it slowly and with confidence. There is no rush, she is 12-years old. The objective is not who starts fast but who can maintain the pace. As of for now, Claudia will play in the Friday Night and Saturday Night Swiss Rated Event at the Dallas Chess Club this weekend.
The rest will come in its due time.


Ken said...

Good Luck Claudia! Sincerely Anna Wyzywany

WCM Claudia Munoz said...

Thanks! Thanks for the message. Right now I just finished the 3rd round. I am 2.0/3 The only I have had so far was against Tommy He. The 4th round is going to start in a few minutes.


Zachary Haskin said...

congrats on breaking 1700! keep moving up

WCM Claudia Munoz said...


I will be commuting again to Dallas for two tournaments this weekend. I believe either I cross into 1800 this weekend or in April. Thanks for keeping up with me. Please tell GM Susan Polgar that I am hoping to get invited to her Girls tournament in July. My dad told me that she wont have a SPNI but another tournament like it, please let her know I am doing well.