Lexington Man No “Rook”ie To Chess
Reported by: Ellen Bryan
For the last twenty years, Gregory Kaidanov has consistently been rated in the top five chess players in the United States, and for three years he even held the number one title.
Now this Kentuckian prepares for what he says is the only big tournament he has yet to win…The United States Chess Championship.
Kaidanov moved his first chess piece when he was just six-years-old. He would go on to master the game and become one of America’s premier chess coaches.
Kaidanov says he’s won every major tournament besides this one, and he’s not too optimistic that this will be his year.
However, he says after 45 years of playing the game, it’s taught him valuable life lessons.