Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Heading Towards 2000
As mentioned in previous posts, Trevor played in the Chicago Open Chess Tournament this past weekend. He made a fine showing, winning four out of his seven games. But even better, he netted 16 rating points, bringing his USCF rating to 1990 (rating points are calculated according to a formula that takes into account a player's wins and losses as well as the relative strength of his opponents). That is only 10 points short of the 2000 needed to be considered an "expert," quite a feat for a 14-year-old. Congratulations, Trevor!