Thursday, September 26, 2013

NWC Features Luke-Harmon Vellotti

I was invited by Northwest Chess magazine editor Jeffrey Roland to write an article on 14-year-old Boise, Idaho, native Luke-Harmon Vellotti. Luke recently finished tied for second place in the U.S. Junior Closed Championship.

This fall, Luke Harmon-Vellotti will begin undergraduate study at UCLA on a full math and computer science scholarship. According to the Idaho Statesman, UCLA won’t discuss individual students, citing privacy issues. But the school said in the past decade, it has admitted just 20 students younger than 16.

Read more by visiting the Northwest Chess web site and downloading the .pdf file for the August 2013 issue.