The Muggles of the Chess Wizardy World - Blitz story on Asian descendents chess player in the western hemisphere.
The Muggles is a person born into a non magical family - JK Rowling
This is a weird posting ,but I just want to highlight a new chess phenomenon nowdays. There are a few sampling of success chess player who is a half breed, from a Western and Asian parent. Mostly they are a normal student, seeking for extra activity in the school, end up success and then converted into serious chessplayer. I like to present a phenomenon of Far East Asian parent or mixed parents, that choose chess as their children extra curriculum. Thus I suspect the Far East mummy loves scholastic competition as a reason.
There will plenty of examples, especially if Asians certainly also means Indian, Vietnamese and others. What I like to pointed out here is not story about grew up Indian or Filipino chess player seeking fortune in the West. But this is about phenomenol Asian mixed race young baby that suddenly turn to be a chess GM. If I followed report from USCF website on Scholastic chess, Asian surname (especially Chinese) is coming up too frequently now, especially for girls.
Here are few examples, very familiar names.
Early life Robson was born in Guam to Gary Robson, a professor at the college of education (applied linguistics) at St. Petersburg College, and Yee-chen, a kindergarten teacher at Country Day School. They later moved to Largo, Florida, where they live today. An only child, he learnt chess from his father at age three. Later become youngest GM in USA. I can't confirm what "asian" is Yee-chen, but geographically Guam is not really Western. But his breakthru in chess is outstanding here, and a big proud to Guam.
Moving to European soil, we found:
David Wei Liang Howell (born November 14, 1990) is an English chess player. He is the youngest chess Grandmaster in the United Kingdom. Howell was born in Eastbourne to Angeline (originally from Singapore) and Martin Howell. He has a younger sister, Julia, and lives with his family in Seaford, East Sussex.
Another "Western" continents also provide sampling for this "trend".
New Zealand - And if you haven't seen this website, seems like this chess tournament done in a Chinatown.
to be continue....