A name that you might have heard in recently years is Nicholas Vettese. Nicholas, or should I say, National Master Nicholas Vettese, is the youngest ever Canadian Master. He became a NM at age 10 yrs, 11 mths and 11 days by achieving a CFC rating over 2200 and earning three 2300 performance norms. Subsequently, Nicholas achieved the CFC rating of 2300 in June that year when he was 11 years and 3 months.
As the song goes, “Well, it’s starting to look a lot like Christmas…” and with that, the fun starts as we search for that perfect gift for those very special people in our lives. Some people get very stressed out during Christmas because they have just too many people on their list who fall under the categories of “hard to buy for” or “someone who already has everything”. And what if one of these people is a chess player, well the task may seem even more insurmountable!
Hi Chess’n Math Kids!
Lots of people talk about strategy and plans. Why is that? Well, if you could discover your chess opponent's plan of attack, it would make it much easier for you to thwart your opponent's plan; and then win the game.