Kimani Stancil knows what it takes to be the best. Last year, the Maryland native, completed the requirements for his Ph.D. degree in physics at M.I.T., one the world's top schools. Stancil had shown promise at an early age in chess and was frequently mentioned as among the top juniors in the U.S.

Now that the "good doctor" has completed his rigorous training, he traveled a few hours to Philadelphia to compete in the Open section of the World Open. Having scored 3 points the previous year, Stancil scored a stellar 5 points, beating
IM Richard Delaune, defeating three National Masters and drawing two others en route to a near-2500 performance.

In the following game, Stancil annotates his game against
NM William Wright in which he exploited some opening inaccuracies and pounced on his unsuspecting opponent. The ending is brutal.

Dr. Kimani Stancil. Copyright  2003, Daaim Shabazz

Kimani Stancil at the 2003 World Open.

See NM William Wright - Kimani Stancil


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