- Jorge was born and raised in Honduras, and spent much of his childhood playing competitive chess all over the world.
- In 1988, he won the U-10 world championship, and went on to win the U-12 championship as well.In addition to his many victories as a youth, Jorge is now the current Internet Blitz Chess Champion, a title won in both 2007 and 2008.
- Jorge is a member of the Boston Blitz, one of the most accomplished professional chess teams associated with the US Chess League.
- Jorge is a gifted instructor whose love of the game inspires children to reach new heights of creativity and fun. View Jorge’s
National Master “GEORGE” SAMMOUR and his wife raised five highly talented children across a wide variety of disciplines. A champion himself in the sport of weightlifting, George instilled in his children a zeal to compete and to be the very best at what they do. George began playing chess at the age of 32, and coached his son Jorge to the world championship as a youth. Before leaving Honduras to emigrate to the United States, George, along with sons Jorge and Elias, qualified to represent Honduras in the Chess Olympics. George’s teaching style is classical in nature, emphasizing mental discipline, respect of self and of one’s opponent, and the joy that comes from a game well played.