Montana Open 2014, Round 1
In the first round of the 2014 edition of the Montana Open I faced a young, unrated player. I had briefly met him before and noted his emerging skill and enthusiasm.
There being no chess club in his town, he took the initiative and started his own. Along with a few chess-playing friends and family, Simon has become an increasing presence on the Montana chess scene. We hope and expect to see more of them in the future.