Sunday, August 30, 2009

Murfee Elementary students shine

Polgar: Murfee Elementary student wins two world championships

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Story last updated at 8/30/2009 - 2:05 am

On July 29-31, Tom Polgar, 10, and Leeam Polgar, 8, competed in the 2009 Superstar Chess World Youth Championships and Superstar Chess World Championship in Pardubice, Czech Republic. They were the only two players representing the United States.

After three exciting days of international competition, Tom won the Superstar World Under 12 Championship, as well as the World Under 18 Championship, both by a full point margin. He also finished in a tie for second place in the Superstar Chess Overall World Championship, behind Arpad Rusz of Romania.

Leeam finished in fifth place in the Superstar Chess World Under 12 Championship, tied for sixth place in the World Under 18 Championship, and tied for 12th place in the Overall World Championship.

Tom just started fifth grade and Leeam fourth grade at Murfee Elementary School

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