He's only eight years and nine months old, but England's David Howell from Seaford, East Sussex, is already the British Under-9 and Under-10 Champion. David must be a super bet for becoming a future top grandmaster, especially when one considers that he also succeeded recently in defeating GM Dr John Nunn with Black in game G13.2, which features the line 1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5 a6 4 Ba4 Nf6 5 d3 b5 6 Bb3 Be7 of the Ruy Lopez.
As an amusing extra, I don't know if the bookmakers have ever given odds yet
on young David, but you can check in a flash that the 12 letters in "David Howell's"
can be rearranged to make "will have odds"!!
Hero of the Launch