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.