August 9, 2011
Reporting from East Palo Alto, Calif. -- Dyhemia Young left for Lubbock, Texas, with
a black eye — compliments of a girl at her East Palo Alto group home — and returned
the proud recipient of a chess scholarship worth $40,000.
The tournament takes place each year at Texas Tech University, drawing the top-rated girl from each state. Polgar, the first woman to earn the title of grandmaster, also issues two "wild card" invitations to gifted players who haven't traveled the pricey road of official competition.