All-Girls in Chicago: Naomi Becomes USA National Champion!
On April 26-28, 2013 Naomi Bashkansky and her mom Luda traveled to Chicago, where the All-Girls National Chess Championship is held every year around this time, in Swissotel Chicago Downtown.
This year Naomi won first place at the All Girls Championship, in the Under 10 category! She has become the reigning chess champion among girls her age in the USA! And just one week before this, Naomi became Washington State Grade 4 Champion! Atta girl!
And yes, that's Kasparov at the picture, personally giving Naomi her hard won trophy:
This year in Chicago, Garry Kasparov gave trophies to quite a few WA girls:
Naomi Bashkansky - first place.
Sujatha Chalasani - sixth place.
Sangeeta Dhingra - ninth place,
Olga Cherepakhin - twelfth place.
Both Sangeeta and Olga also got second place in bughouse.
Sarah May - third place.
USCF story: http://www.uschess.org/content/view/12184/707/ has this photo:
Downtown Chicago is an amazing masterpiece of modern architecture. Its Arts Institute houses some of the best art pieces and exhibits in the whole world. Here are links to Luda’s daily photo albums:
Last year we also traveled to the All-Girls National Chess Championship in Swissotel Chicago Downtown, on April 20-23, 2012.
Back then Naomi took second place in the USA among girls 8 years old and under.
Downtown Chicago is an amazing masterpiece of modern architecture. Its Arts Institute houses some of the best art pieces and exhibits in the whole world. Here are links to my daily photo albums:
If you haven’t clicked on the links above to see the photo albums, it’s like you won a lottery prize but lost the winning ticket.