Next month, Diamond Shakoor is scheduled to take part in three National events including the All-Girls National Championship in Northbrook, Illinois. Shakoor, a 12-year old, recently got 5.5/6 at the Gateway Classic. While her rating has hovered around 1270-1370 the last couple of years, she is playing on a consistent basis and trying to improve. Her career-high rating is 1416. The 7th grader moved with her father to St. Louis in 2012 to find more opportunities to express her talent.
All the best!
Diamond hopes to shine next month at Nationals.