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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

16-Year-Old in the Chicago Sun-Times

Kayin Barclay
photo credit: Chess Drum

Thanks go out to the Chess Drum for pointing out the nice article at the Chicago Sun-Times regarding 16-year-old Kayin Barclay, Illinois' representative to the Denker Tournament of High School Champions the past two years.

The Sun-Times piece quotes the Chess Drum's Daaim Shabazz as saying about Kayin, "He's one of the brightest chess talents to come out of Chicago in many years."

The article's author Maudlyne Ihejirika asked the youngster what advice he might offer other kids. "I guess what I would tell other African-American kids is that anybody can learn chess if you put your mind to it. It may take a lot of hard work, but it does open doors for you."

Additional articles at the Chess Drum about Kayin, dating back to 2003, can be found here.

Addendum: Thanks to Tom Panelas for sending this link for yet more information about Kayin.



  • Thanks for featuring Kayin; he really deserves it. Everyone in Chicago is very proud of him.

    By Blogger Tom Panelas, at 1:39 PM  

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