Back in February I reported on 8-year old Anita Somton‘s call-up to the England team. This is now confirmed, as can be seen on the ECF Juniors page (scroll down to near the bottom to see Anita’s write-up).
Anita is now receiving intensive coaching from N. Jyothilal, from the Hamara Chess Academy in India. He is currently living in London and played recently in the FIDE Open at the London Chess Classic.
The World Schools Chess Championships will be taking place in Halkidiki, Greece, between the 6 and 15 May. Anita will be playing in the Under 9 tournament. We all wish her the best of luck.