Gene nakauchi

Gene Nakauchi (born 1995) is a chess champion from Australia with Asperger's Syndrome. He started to display signs of exceptional abilities when he was two years old (he could read the whole Japanese alphabet). When he was eight his brother took him to the Gardiner Chess Centre on the Gold Coast, and this was the start of a phenomenal career in spite of initial difficulties. Gene definitely has remarkable skills and on one occasion (at an Oceania Chess Championship in Fuji) he was for example able to memorize the endless variations of one of chess's most aggressive and complicated opening strategies. Read more about how it all started here or view his games here.