Paragua, susunod sa shess star
ANG pamangkin ni Grandmaster Mark Paragua ang hinuhulmang susunod na America's sports superstar na gumagawa ng ingay sa chess world.
Ang seven year old New York based Megan Althea Obrero Paragua ay nakapasok sa top ng rating list at napili bilang official representative ng United States of America sa 2020 World Cadet Under 8 Girls chess championship na iinog sa October 18, 2020 – October 31, 2020 sa Batumi, Georgia.
"3 years ago, When she (Megan Althea Obrero Paragua) was learning the name and value of chess pieces. Now, February 2020. We received an email from Federation (United States Chess Federation) and she was chosen as official representative of United States of America on 2020 World Cadet Under 8 Girls chess championship to be held in Batumi, Georgia." sabi ni father/coach Jan Vincent Paragua, younger brother ni Grandmaster Mark Paragua.
"There will be 100 + countries will play in this event, and Megan Althea is so proud to wave the US flag." ani pa proud father/coach Jan Vincent.
" So many heartbreaking news recently but here's a surprising and heartwarming update from a friend and former colleague, Ric Paragua (father of chess Super GM Mark Paragua). Its official!!! Seven-year old Megan Althea Orbero Paragua was chosen as Official Representative of the United States in the forthcoming 2020 World Cadet U8 Girls to be held in Batumi, Georgia. Megan Althea is the daughter of Jan Vincent Paragua, younger brother of Super GM Mark, and his wife Jennifer," paliwanag naman ni Chi Nazario, close confidante ni engineer Ricardo "Ric" Paragua, ama nina GM Mark at Jan Vincent.
Nitong November ay si Megan Althea Obrero Paragua ay nakapagtala ng 5.5/6 para mag reyna sa K-3 Championship sa New York State Girls Chess Championships.
Ating ding magugunita na si Dominic Nathan Paragua na nakatatandang kapatid naman ni Megan Althea ang nagkampeon sa 2019 Columbus Day Chess Championship na ginanap sa New York, USA nitong October.