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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

In Tribute For The British Prodigy WFM\Jessie Gilbert (January 30, 1987 – July 26, 2006)

Jessica Gilbert had represented England in every major chess competition from the age of 12, and came to prominence when she won the Women’s World Amateur Chess Championship in 1999. She was mentioned in a parliamentary debate by the then sports minister, Tony Banks, who said: "We are extremely proud of what Jessie Gilbert has achieved for chess and for this country."She also gained the Woman FIDE Master (WFM) title from the game's governing body, FIDE. In recognition of her achievement, the Brain Trust charity and Swedish health care company Bure provided Gilbert with a bursary of £4000 so that she could travel to America to study with grandmaster Edmar Mednis in New York .Gilbert had won a place at Oxford University to study medicine from September 2005, but decided to take a gap year in order to spend time focused solely on chess. In the space of only a few months in early 2006, Gilbert achieved three "norms" in major chess tournaments...
Source of the photo: by (Pufichek)

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