1st Place: 2018 Philidelphia International (U2100)
5th Place: 2018 World Open (U2000)
1st Place: 2019 Boston Chess Congress
1st Place: 2019 National Chess Congress
I started playing chess actively when I was 13 years old, but my access to slow tournaments was restricted because I focused on chess full time at the expense of my grades. My parents didn't appreciate this and restricted tournaments to try to motivate me for school. This strategy didn't work because I enjoyed studying chess too much to need tournaments as a motivator. As a result of having almost no tournament experience, I became extremely strong at blitz chess (2588 chess.com
blitz peak) without developing the right calculation habits for slow chess. I'm sure that I will adjust to slow chess with experience. In the meantime, I'll enjoy the process, as always!