Claudia will be playing in her last two rated tournaments of the month, this weekend, at the Dallas Chess Club. After making a brave assault on the rating lists, Claudia has set herself on crossing 1800 this weekend after having been 1491 - 5 weeks ago. We have seen how relocating Claudia from the U.S. - Mexican border to North Texas, where she could play rated chess every weekend, has literally transformed her.
We still hold the belief that she will qualify for the World Youth Championship 2010 in Greece this fall. If for some reason this cannot be achieved, simply because time ran out on us, somewhere in late spring she should have qualified for the WYCC 2011.
The commuting from Wichita Falls to Dallas continues.
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