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9-Year-old Becomes Youngest US Chess Master

A 9-year-old California boy has become the youngest American to earn the title of "national master" in chess. Samuel Sevian of Santa Clara earned the United States Chess Federation title at a match in San Francisco on Dec. 11, the federation's website says. He earned a rating of 2,201, just over the threshold of 2,200 [...]

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Pawn king: Boy, 9, is chess 'master'

A NINE-year-old California boy has become the youngest-ever chess "master" in the United States. Samuel Sevian, of Santa Clara, earned the title after a match in San Francisco.The United States Chess Federation, the governing body of competitive chess, gave him a rating of 2201 after the December 11 match.  A rating of 2200 qualifies a [...]

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California boy, 9, is youngest US chess 'master'

Samuel Sevian, of Santa Clara, earned the title after a match in San Francisco. The United States Chess Federation, the governing body of competitive chess, gave him a rating of 2,201 after the Dec. 11 match. A rating of 2,200 qualifies a player as a "national master." Samuel beat the previous record-holder for youngest chess [...]

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Samuel Sevian, Nine-Year-Old Chess Master

Searching for Samuel Sevian Nine days ago, Samuel Sevian of Santa Clara, just a few weeks short of his tenth birthday, played in a tournament at the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco, tying for first place. Photo Bay Area ChessThat showing was good enough to qualify him as the youngest chess master in U.S. history, [...]

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