Young Barbadian Rory Prescod played impressively against older players to move up 47 places in an international online chess tournament. (GP)
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BARBADOS has a new pre-teen chess wizard who is making a mark on the world stage.
Reigning National Under-14 and Under-12 Open chess champion Rory Prescod performed outstandingly to emerge as the top Barbadian finisher at the International Tehsil Cup, an online tournament organised by Azerbaijan Chess Federation and other entities.
The 12-year-old Queen’s College student gained five-and-a-half points in the tournament last weekend that was open to Under-17 players and attracted more than 200 competitors from around the world.
Prescod, ranked No. 196, finished in 149th after scoring wins against higher rated opponents from Kyrgyzstan, Germany, Venezuela and Azerbaijan.
When contacted yesterday, a soft-spoken Prescod told MIDWEEK SPORT he was proud of his achievement, noting he was more energised to play against higher rated players. (BCF/EZS)
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