Canada’s secret weapon on the planet of chess: A Romanian grandmasterJanuary 30, 2023
A Romanian chess grandmaster and coach helps a lot of Canada’s most gifted junior gamers obtain success on the world stage.
Gergely Szabo, 39, has been Canada’s secret weapon during the last decade in bringing a complete new technology of younger gamers to worldwide recognition. He has been Canada’s on-site coach for a number of high-profile youth championships world wide.
Extra just lately, Szabo has teamed up with Victoria Doknjas to create the Juniors to Masters Chess Academy, which affords a nationwide chess coaching program for promising Canadian juniors. By way of a partnership with the Chess Federation of Canada, many younger gamers have been sponsored to enter the academy.
Szabo says Canada has some sturdy chess rivals, however the lack of nationwide coaching has held them again.
“Most Canadian juniors hit plateaus, get caught for years, and maybe quit aggressive chess altogether,” he says. “We wish to assist Canadian juniors to interrupt these obstacles that are holding them again.”
Szabo’s newest contribution to Canadian chess growth was in Romania final summer season when he coached the Canadians entered on the planet youth championships. At that match, Shawn Rodrigue-Lemieux of Quebec was topped the Underneath-18 champion of the world, and Rachel Chen completed ninth within the Underneath-14 class.
Gergely Szabo v. Stanislaw Zawadzki, Spain, 2004
How does White end off his opponent?
White performed 27.Rxe5 dxe5 (if Bxe5 White has a pleasant transfer in 28.Bg7+ successful). 28.Bxf7 Bf5 29.Rxf5 gxf5 30.Bg7+ and Black resigned.