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The Bashkansky family Chess Travel blog: parents Guy and Ludmila with children NM Ethan and WIM Naomi

Monday, January 2, 2017

Media Star Naomi

Victory has a thousand... journalists

After becoming the World School Chess Champion, Naomi has turned into a media star of sorts. Oh, the burden of fame!

On December 30, 2016, the KING 5 News with Lili Tan interviewed Naomi and her coach GM Greg Serper for the TV, just an hour and a half after we landed home from the NAO in Las Vegas.

That interview resulted in a January 3, 2017 KING 5 News TV segment, in three forms here:
  1. Live news TV broadcast screen video capture 7:18 PM (with different TV anchors and wording)

And here's the written press, led by Erik Lacitis' masterpiece in The Seattle Times, a gripping triumph of high-end journalism:

"You keep crushing the opponent, and squeezing them"

Stabilized video of Naomi getting first place award (starts at 37s, then runs for 30s):

Last month it exceeded 10K page views per month (and 50K at all time), as Naomi became world champion.

Which pales in comparison to the popularity of our coach GM Serper chess blog:

Happy New Year everybody!


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