Justus Williams is one of the brightest stars in scholastic chess. As his rating continues to climb, he is making strides to take his game to a higher level. Now at I.S. 318, his coach Elizabeth Vicary has arranged a match with FM Andrei Zaremba, a former scholastic standout.
The four-game match will be played on two consecutive weekends and will be Game/90. The first two games showed that Justus has the skill to play enterprising chess. Vicary posted on her blog,
In the first game, Justus was up a piece for a pawn, but Andrei got some counterplay, went into a queen ending and held. In game 2, Justus was positionally much worse, then lost a pawn, but got lots of activity in a rook and same colored bishop ending and drew.
The 11-year old All-American will lead his team this year with hopes of a successful season. Very unassuming and humble, Justus is approaching a 2200 rating and hopes to become a Grandmaster one day. The match with Zaremba is tied with two draws. The last two games will be played on Sunday.
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