Young Chess Player Is The Champion of Chiswick

Seven-year old Christopher will represent the UK at an international tournament


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A young chess-player from Chiswick has been moving his way into the limelight following recent triumphs. Seven-year-old Christopher Tombolis is now ranked second in England at under-eight (U8) level, having recently finished joint-first at the British Chess Championship, held in Torquay on 2nd August in this category.

Not only this, but in last December he became English U8 Rapidplay champion. The quicker form of the game involves clashes between only 15 and 60 minutes long.

The Champion of Chiswick, who has just finished at Orchard House School, will be taking part in the Gibraltar International Junior 2013 Chess Congress on 15th August at U12 level. Since the age of six beating both his dad and grandfather has not been a problem for Chris. His mother, Klaudia, told ChiswickW4 that, “We are all so proud of him.”

A member of the West London Chess Club in Chiswick, Christopher hopes to continue playing as he progresses through school. He has ambitions to represent England, and indeed has been nominated to represent the country next year. He practises for two hours a day in the run up to tournaments; chess is a hobby of Christopher, a way to earn some pocket money.


Max Daniels


August 9, 2013

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