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January 2017

My Life-Changing Experiences at Webster University

It was like a dream came true when I was selected for the SPICE (Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence) scholarship to study at the Webster University. Having a western education experience while working on my chess in a top-level… Continue Reading →

7 requirements to become a chess grandmaster

Many people work hard on their chess. But while some seem to easily climb up the Elo ladder others get frustrated as they get stuck way behind. Only about 1,500 players or 0.3 % of registered Fide players currently hold… Continue Reading →

Women’s World Championships 2017 – Pairings Round 1

FIDE announces the first round pairings for the forthcoming Women’s World Championship to be held in Tehran, Iran. As you can see, yours truly will be paired against the former Women’s world champion from 2001 to 2004, GM Zhu Chen…. Continue Reading →

Interview with Le Quang Liem

After finishing my graduate school a month ago, I could really relate how hard it was to keep competing professionally while maintaining my school’s grade. But for Le Quang Liem, it is as if ain’t no mountain high enough. Since… Continue Reading →

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