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July 31, 2014 116

I MET CAPTAIN CHARLES MCGEE AT THE 115TH U.S. CHESS OPEN

WCM Claudia Munoz www.claudiamunoz.com 115th U.S. Chess Open – Orlando, Florida (After 3rd round) Today I had the honor and privilege of meeting a true American hero while I was on my way to play in my respective round. The man on my right is Captain Charles McGee and original Tuskegee Airman. He and his friend were searching for an event when we crossed paths. My mother told him that in the adjoining room a chess tournament was in progress. It was then that we were told the he was Captain Charles McGee. There is no possible way that I could do justice by describing to my reader who this awesome American hero is so I am posting what WIKIPEDIA says about Captain Charles McGee. It was a… Read More...
Jul 29, 2014 174

MY THOUGHTS ON WINNING 2014 NATIONAL GIRLS INVITATIONAL

WCM Claudia Munoz www.claudiamunoz.com NATIONAL GIRLS INVITATIONAL – Award Ceremony: Words cannot describe what I am feeling in this moment particular moment but one thing is for sure, I will always remember the chess summer of 2014! I know you guys have been following me this week from my first round loss and as I won round after round until I won the final round today becoming 2014 National… Read More...
Jul 28, 2014 133

MY REPORT AFTER 5TH RD 2014 NATIONAL GIRLS INVITATIONAL

WCM Claudia Munoz www.claudiamunoz.com NATIONAL GIRLS INVITATIONAL – After the 5th round: I knew this morning that if I wanted to do well in this tournament after my first round “debacle”, I could not afford to lose in the tournament anymore. Wow! Great idea, why not go undefeated for the rest of the tournament? Excellent ideas but every chess player knows that winning five games in a row without… Read More...
Jul 27, 2014 185

MY REPORT AFTER 3RD RD 2014 NATIONAL GIRLS INVITATIONAL

WCM Claudia Munoz www.claudiamunoz.com NATIONAL GIRLS INVITATIONAL – After the 3rd round: We all have bad rounds in our chess life but I never expected to suffer the mishap I had in the first round against Katherine Du of Connecticut. Ratings do not play, players do and even though there was a rating difference of 600-points, I lost a queen. If Magnus Carlsen spotted me a queen I feel I might be… Read More...
Jul 25, 2014 209

I AM IN ORLANDO FOR THE 2014 NATIONAL GIRLS INVITATIONAL

WCM Claudia Munoz www.claudiamunoz.com It is an honor for me to represent Texas in the 2014 National Girls Invitational to be held this weekend in Orlando, Florida. Regardless that I am arriving as Champion of the Girls Junior Closed Championship this Monday at the University of New Hampshire that was then, this is now. I will apply myself and remain focus knowing that each participant has earned… Read More...
Jul 23, 2014 227

CHESS IN THE CURRICULUM? THE GAME MAKE YOU SMARTER

KANSAS Chess in the curriculum? The game that makes you smarter. In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, David Ayrapetyan plays a game of chess at his chess class in Yerevan. Tiny Armenia is a big player in world chess, and a new gambit could make it even bigger: mandatory chess in school. The only thing 8-year-old David Ayrapetyan is hoping for from the program: an opponent worthy of his… Read More...