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BC boy crowned chess champ after upset win

VICTORIA — Victoria's newest world champion was a virtual unknown a few months ago. But in Greece last November, Jason Cao shocked a string of highly touted opponents from countries including Spain, the United States, Italy and Belarus at the World Youth Chess Championships to emerge as the best under-10 chess player on the planet. [...]

By |January 23rd, 2011|news|Comments Off on BC boy crowned chess champ after upset win

Chess whiz eclipses record with victory

<!--Saxotech Paragraph Count: 15-->WHITE PLAINS — A 12-year-old city boy has become the country's youngest black national chess master.Joshua Colas, a White Plains Middle School seventh-grader, achieved national master status Thursday after beating national master Leonardo Martinez at the Marshall Chess Club in New York City.Joshua broke a record previously set Sept. 23 by Bronx [...]

By |December 27th, 2010|news|Comments Off on Chess whiz eclipses record with victory