At the 2017 edition of the World Cadets Championships in Pocos de Caldas, Brazil, CHESSanity boasted three alumni (Liran Zhou, Ellen Wang, and Lisa Jin) representing Team USA.
Of America's 7 total medalists, CHESSanity is proud to pronounce two of them as former students. NM Liran Zhou (see our article about his record-breaking achievement here) took gold in the U10 Open section, scoring an astonishing 9.5/11 without a loss! Ellen also scored impressively, tallying 7.5/11 to take bronze in the U10 Girls section on tiebreaks. Lisa fought hard, but settled for a 27th-place finish in the same section with 5.5/11, losing the heart-breaking final two rounds.
We are honored to have once coached these three talented young children. We hope many more medals are to come!