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Born Loser - or how I learned Victoria's Secret
February 28, 2004


Sometimes I feel like such a loser.


Because of a discussion recently, I have been seeking information on the US Women's Chamionships.

That sounds like an easy subject to research, doesn't it?

Undoubtably, the Women's Championship is held in high disregard, if not contempt, in the US of A. There's an overwhelming dearth of information of the subject and despite hours of wandering through the desert of the web, I've come up dry and arid. But though I may be a loser, I'm a persistant one. So, more on the US Women's Championships later.


In my futile search, serendipitously, I did come up with something interesting ... and the reason I feel like such a loser :


Victoria Ying

Victoria Ying was born in Manhattan, NY on Jan 15, 1979. She is working on her Ph.D. thesis that involves the chemical modification of chemotherapeutic drugs and uses biodegradable polymers to deliver drugs locally to treat brain cancer. Victoria hopes to work in a pharmaceutical company after she graduates, integrating her interests in science and business. Victoria's extracurricular activities include chess, piano, martial arts, aerobics, swimming, gymnastics, and public speaking. She represented U.S. in the 1995 World Junior Chess Championship in Brazil. Victoria also won the 2000 New York State Women's Chess Championship. She has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and is an Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) certified aerobics instructor. Victoria is a member of Yale Toastmasters and hopes to achieve the highest award of Distinguished Toastmasters (DTM) in public speaking.


Her brother, Victor, was the 1993, 1994 New York State Junior High School Chess Champion, the 1996 New York State High School Chess Champion, and the 1999 New York State High School Quick Chess Champion.


Victoria's homepage

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Victoria's chess resume


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