A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to George Clarkson who just won the U7 Gigafinal!!!
Here are a few words from George himself about his journey so far:
I first learnt chess when I was five and three quarters and was surprised to come second in my first tournament before I turned six. I love to play (too) fast and to attack my opponents. I especially like it when I spot a clever sacrifice to get checkmate. John Paul tries to make me slow down and think carefully at my school chess club and I also go to Rookies and chess camps when I have time (I love tennis and cricket too!). It’s beginning to work and I am making fewer blunders now! I have won the chess camp a few times, and have also started to win some national tournaments, such as winning the U7 boys Gigafinal in the UK Chess Challenge in Reading (pictured). It was a huge event with some 460 young chess players having qualified from county Megafinals taking part. I scored 6/6 and won this trophy and £100!