Junior Natalie Wisniowski Set to Represent USA at World Youth Chess Championship 2023 in Italy!
Junior Natalie Wisniowski has received a prestigious invitation from the U.S. Chess Federation to represent the United States at the upcoming World Youth Chess Championship 2023, scheduled to take place in Italy from November 12 to 25. Notably, she is one of two female players from the United States selected to compete in the under 18 age category at this esteemed international event.
Natalie's journey in the world of chess began at the tender age of four, and since then, she has made an impressive mark in the competitive chess scene. With a track record that boasts participation in 11 national competitions, 8 regional championships, and numerous local tournaments, Natalie's dedication to the game is unmistakable.
Her achievements include clinching the spot of 4th best chess player on both the North and South American continents over the summer at the Pan American Youth Chess Championship, which made its U.S. debut this year, taking place right here in Chicago! More than 600 players from 21 countries participated in the tournament. She has also taken home the Bronze medal in two Continental Chess Championships and has taken part in two other World Youth Chess Championships over the years. She has diligently honed her skills, earning the esteemed title of Woman Candidate Master.
Natalie's commitment to chess goes beyond her academic responsibilities. She incorporates at least one daily chess match into her routine and meets with her chess coach twice a week. Her aspirations reach even greater heights, with a dream of attaining the title of Grandmaster one day. Natalie credits her strategic thinking in chess for its positive impact on school subjects like math and science.
For more information on Natalie’s journey log onto her website.