Chess mates: West Jordan prodigy finds support from family

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  • utahprincipal801 Sandy, UT
    July 9, 2012 11:51 a.m.

    The Troffs are such lovely people. I had the opportunity to be the principal of their neighborhood school a number of years ago. It's such a joy to read about the successes of their family.

  • gnrl39 South Jordan, UT
    July 9, 2012 7:56 a.m.

    I'm not a chess player but I can recognize a great story about a wonderful family when I read it.
    Good luck all in your endeavors. We will hear more as time goes by. This story made me want to go to a chess match....

  • teleste Austin, TX
    July 9, 2012 12:20 a.m.

    I've sat across the board from the Troffs before...they are classy folks.

    Keep it up y'all...Utah could use a some-home grown GMs!

    BTW: The article mentioned that Kasparov is widely recognized as the greatest player of all time. He might be. Still, (and I know it's the same kind of Michael Jordan vs. Lebron James debate)it is my opinion that if Kasparov had to play under the same conditions that Fischer did back in the day...Kasparov might not have achieved all that he has achieved. IMO Bobby Fischer is the greatest player ever.