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Scholar Spotlight: Young Scholar Agata Bykovtsev Makes All The Right Moves

Posted by Matthew Keys on Mar 10, 2014 4:42:00 PM

Jack Kent Cooke Young Scholar Agata Bykovtsev, a high school freshman from California, traveled around the globe in 2013 to compete in two high-profile chess championships.  In Pocos De Caldas, Brazil, at the Pan American Youth Chess Championship, Agata maneuvered her way through a 24-player bracket to capture the bronze medal.  A few months later, her performance at the World Youth Chess Championships, hosted in the United Arab Emirates, was arguably more impressive, as Agata withstood a grueling 12-day tournament to log a ninth-place finish out of 126 participants from 63 countries, the highest finish for any American in the tournament.  Later this summer, Agata will once again compete in the Pan American Youth Chess Championships in Mexico City.

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Topics: Scholar Spotlight, Young Scholars, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, JKCF, high school, parents, Scholar accomplishment, chess

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