At the time I took this photo, Gabriel was said to be the World Chess Champion for Boys under 13. However, Gabriel had finished second in the competition. The actual World Chess Champion for Boys under 13 was a girl, Judit Polgar.
Gabriel now resides in Gainesville, Florida, where he is a student at the University of Florida and a columnist with the Gainesville Sun.
See: Gabriel Schwartzman wins 1996 US Open Chess Championship. See also: Gabriel Schwartzman's Home Page.