Chess in Israel

Now that Boris Gelfand is the challenger for Viswanathan Anand for the World Chess Championship 2012, Israel is formally a chess “super-power”.

This summer, we went to our annual visit in Israel to spend quality time with family and friends.

Daniel had an opportunity to play in a local tournament (Kfar Saba Open) in the U1750 section, and continued to compete as part of a team at the Israel  Team Championship for kids under 14 years. We are very thankful to Lior from Chess4all for his support of Daniel during this tournament.

Here is one game Daniel was especially proud of, and was impatient to analyze with his coach Ted Castro as soon as he got back to the US.

On move 25, a nice Bishop sacrifice leads to a checkmate.