Friday, March 16, 2007

"Young chess prodigy runs away, lives with stripper"

Here's an amazing story of 15-year-old international master Emilio Cordova from Peru who after being crowned South American chess champion travelled to Brazil and "became caught up in Sao Paulo's pulsating and sleazy nightlife."

To fund his Brazilian sojourn, he told his family he had fallen ill and needed
them to wire out money to pay for medical expenses. He even sold his laptop computer, which contained all his chess notes and training programs.
Wow! The story says he "returned home to a hero's welcome."

I ran accross the article from a news search. I also found has his games and some info about him in their database. A few kibitzers posted a few links to the same story.

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