We'd like to extend a big congratulations to one of our students - Samuel Mendonca for the 1st place in the Children's Chess Tournament U-9 Category, held on November 20. Samuel had joined ZugZwang Academy in the month of June (2016) to learn Chess. There is something about Chess that clicked very well with Samuel, and he is always very motivated when it comes to learning more about the infinite complexes of the game. He is one of our most enthusiastic student, and it is been a pleasure for the team at ZugZwang to mentor Samuel. His passion for Chess today has brought his first tournament victory, when he won all his rounds at the Children's Chess Tournament that was held in HSR Layout on Sunday. Samuel is very serious about chess and he hopes to achieve his FIDE Rating very soon. We wish him the best of success in all his future games and hope to see him bring home many more trophies!