Wednesday, June 22, 2011
A special Birthday shoutout to International Chess Champion Frankie 'The Gladiator' Newton, his historic Championship victories, both in America and Internationally, have led to his becoming one of the most popular and famous Chess Champions in the world today. His notable wins include games against IM Sevillano, IM Tapia, GM Becerra, and GM Nakamura, plus his win against SM Klaus Pohl in the Final Round of the North Carolina Championship which earned him the Title of North Carolina Champion. He won the most Wendy's Charlotte Chess Championships of all time, he also won a major South Carolina Championship as well. I could go on and on, but I think my....I mean his....accomplishments speak for themselves :) . Could this be the year that The Gladiator returns to the Over The Board Chess world? Never say never! Either way, I look forward to hearing how my friends in Charlotte, as well as Chicago, Atlanta, and throughout America and the world, are performing! Maybe you'll see me again on the other side of the board sooner than you think :) .