Mary Lloyd of The Cape Argus newspaper penned an article about a promising young player in the Cape Town Province. No… this player is not South African champion IM Kenny Solomon. In fact, when asked what his main ambition was, this 11-year old player simply said… "to beat Kenny Solomon."

This article talks about the discovery of his talent after he solved a problem involving a queen sacrifice in a Morphy game! The expression in the picture shows a boy with confidence beyond his years. Perhaps South Africa is starting to see the results of the influence of players like
IM Watu Kobese and Solomon.

11-year old Ricky Rossouw

Read Mary Lloyd's "The Right Moves"

Posted by The Chess Drum: 14 January 2004