Sunday, August 22, 2010

2010 Philadelphia Inventors: Elvin Wilson

Elvin Wilson is an accomplished chess player and chess coach. He tied for first at the World Open in the U2000, has won numerous military chess events, and has won numerous State events. Importantly for Philadelphia chess, he helped found the Masterminds Chess Club, which is perhaps the most active chess club in Philadelphia, especially with regard to younger chess players. He hopes to one day become an International Master. Hopefully, his performance during the US Chess League brings him closer to that goal.

Lets look at some games:

Wilson puts up a nice defense against pressure, and finds some very nice tactics in a Queen + Opposite Color Bishop ending.

Here is a really nice game where Wilson does a great job of adding on pressure. I really like how after tons of Queen side build up, White finishes off his attack by a Queen invasion on the King side!

Judging from these two games, we can expect some exciting chess from Elvin Wilson over the course of this year's Chess League. Good luck to him!

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