2017 World Amateur Team in New Jersey

This year’s World Amateur Team Championship saw excellent playing conditions in hotel Hilton in Parsippany, New Jersey. In the end, the team “Summer Academy Talented Youth” was victorious.

The happy winners. Picture from the official homepage.

“#BlackKnightsMatter” came in 3rd, other ingenious names include “Trumpowsky Attack” and “Kramnik To Pay For Berlin Wall”.

Carsten Hansen and I met at the event to discuss our upcoming training program 12 Weeks to Better Chess in more detail, and also to hand over 3 copies each of Improve Your Positional Chess and The Secret Life of Bad Bishops for promotional prizes during the tournament.

My wife Lu Mu was at the event too, taking pictures for the blog and of the event. One player asked her to take pictures of a team with two sisters – the strongest on board one apparently the first African-American female to get to a USCF rating of 2200. Well done!