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October 19, 2014 147

MY FINAL REPORT FROM WORLD JUNIOR CHESS IN INDIA

WCM Claudia Munoz 2014 World Junior Chess Championship Pune, India (FINAL – Pune, India) The World Junior Chess Championship is now over for me as I played my 13th and final round vs. WIM Klara Varga of Hungary. It was a really interesting game where I blundered in the middle game but it does not take away the fact that I had a good tournament as this is my first ever World Junior U20 Chess Championship. In these two weeks I had the blessing in playing representatives of 11 countries in 13 rounds. The experience that I take with me will assist me to push forward back in American chess. Before I continue, I thank the organizers of the event for assisting the entire of obtaining our VISAS. It… Read More...
Oct 18, 2014 166

REPORTING ON MY R12 FROM WORLD JUNIOR CHESS IN INDIA

WCM Claudia Munoz 2014 World Junior Chess Championship Pune, India (Round 12 – Pune, India) Ever since our day off I decided that I would leave my worries on God and simply focus on playing the best chess possible regardless of the poor results from round four to seven. It has been an awesome climb since then! In the last five rounds I have scored 4 of 5 points but I do not credit myself for that… Read More...
Oct 17, 2014 160

REPORTING ON MY R11 FROM WORLD JUNIOR CHESS IN INDIA

WCM Claudia Munoz 2014 World Junior Chess Championship Pune, India (Round 11 – Pune, India) I can honestly say that my 11th round game against Karina Azimova of Russia was an enjoyable experience, I say this because I faced the King’s Indian Attack again and after learning from my 7th round thumping by Angelina Fransson of Sweden with this open – this time I was better prepared. The 7th round… Read More...
Oct 16, 2014 181

REPORTING ON MY R10 FROM WORLD JUNIOR CHESS IN INDIA

WCM Claudia Munoz 2014 World Junior Chess Championship Pune, India (Round 10 – Pune, India) I cannot deny that the last three rounds have been great for me but curtain calls in chess during an event do not exist. I admit that I have had three consecutive good rounds since the rest day, but I give all glory to God for giving me strength when I had four consecutive losses. Also, I am grateful for… Read More...
Oct 15, 2014 139

REPORTING ON MY R9 FROM WORLD JUNIOR CHESS IN INDIA

WCM Claudia Munoz 2014 World Junior Chess Championship Pune, India (Round 9 – Pune, India) There are some pretty wins and there are some ugly wins, the only thing that separates them are the adjectives you us to describe them but today in the 9th round of this World Junior Chess Championship, I am just happy to have earned a noun today – “win”. My coach tells me that at times my worst enemy is… Read More...