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Jason Zhou '19

November 27, 2018

Jason Zhou '19 was quoted in a story produced by St. Louis Public Radio on 11.27.18 about chess champion Fabiano Caruana and the possibility of the St. Louis Chess Club becoming the center of international chess: "Even before making it into the World Chess Championship, Caruana had already made an impact on chess in St. Louis. 'Him being here, really inspires me,' Jason Zhou said. The John Burroughs student is the Missouri high school chess champion and spends a lot of his time at the chess club, learning from experts brought in from around the world. Zhou hasn’t had a chance to take on Caruana, but he hopes someday he’ll get his chance. 'I would love to,' he said, 'I feel like there's a lot to learn from playing against the top of the top.' Now high schoolers like Zhou and grandmasters like Yasser Seirawan will be closely watching the tiebreak in London on Wednesday. Should Caruana win, Sinquefield expects St. Louis will have the proper reaction." Read the whole story (and listen to the radio broadcast) here.