Who is this 8-time National Champion?
I just found an exciting game involving Emory Tate (who else?) and Sheldon Wong from the 1991 World Open. Wong is a Jamaican national of Chinese descent and is considered a legendary figure in the annals of Jamaican history. According to Ian Wilkinson,
In 1976 sixteen year-old Sheldon Wong, regarded in some circles as Jamaica’s greatest ever chess talent, won the National Championship and then represented Jamaica the same year at the 15th World Junior Chess Championships in Groningen, Holland, winning a brilliancy prize for his second round Grunfeld win against the Israeli Nir Grinberg. Wong became a national master in 1977 and retained his national title the same year. (see game)
Many years after his sensation burst on the chess scene, Wong faced another legend in Tate and the game showed what happens when two tacticians meet. Marvin Dandridge once told me that you cannot attack a tactician. Maybe he’s right!
Five IMs in his photo. Who are they?
(Hint: They are all from Africa.)