Samuel Sevian, nine, is youngest ever US chess master
A nine-year-old boy from California has become the youngest-ever chess master in the US.Samuel Sevian, from Santa Clara, was awarded the title by the US Chess Federation following a match in San Francisco.
The body gave him a rating of 2,201. A rating of 2,200 qualifies a player as a national master.
Samuel beats the previous record-holder of youngest US chess master, Nicholas Nip, of San Francisco, by 11 days.
It is not the first record for Samuel, who celebrates his 10h birthday on 26 December.
At the age of eight he was also the youngest person to attain the US chess level of "expert".
Samuel spends at least two hours a day studying chess, playing against his father Armen Sevian, 37, and practising over the internet with his coach, international master Andranik Matikozyan, the San Jose Mercury News reported.
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|Born||December 26, 2000 (2000-12-26) |
|Title||USCF National Master|
|FIDE rating||2132 (July 2010) |
2191 USCF (December 2010)
|Peak rating||2144 (March 2010) |
2201 USCF (December 2010)
 Earlier careerSevian started his chess career in Orlando on August 12, 2006. His first major success of becoming the youngest expert in US history was featured in an article of the Los Angeles Times by International Master Jack Peters. He wrote that Sevian learned to play chess at age five and earned a modest rating of 315 from his first tournament, when he was living in Florida. By the time his family moved to California in 2007 (when he was seven years old) his rating had risen to 1614, higher than most adults. In February 2009 he was named the Bay Area Chess Player of the Month.
 Rating and achievementsSevian earned a spot on both the 2009 and 2010 All-America Chess Team. In 2009, at the age of eight, Sevian defeated his first National Master in tournament play. In January 2010 with a FIDE rating of 2119, he became the highest rated chess player in the world for his age. He also qualified for the 2010 World Youth Chess Championship, and has reached the norms for the USCF Candidate Master title.
On December 11, 2010, his rating rose from 2187 to 2201, making him at 9 years, 11 months and 15 days, the youngest-ever American master and breaking the record previously held by Nicholas Nip by 11 days.
- ^ a b Chess Addict: Youngest expert ever -- age 8, by Jack Peters
- ^ Official Crosstable of Samuel Sevian becoming a National Master for the First Time
- ^ Players of the Month
- ^ 2009 All America Chess Team Announced
- ^ FIDE Rating Progress Chart for Sevian, Samuel(USA)
- ^ List of players born in 2000 with +2000 FIDE rating
- ^ List of his Milestone in chess
- ^ US Chess Federation - Member Details: SAMUEL SEVIAN
- FIDE rating card for Sevian Samuel
- 8 year old expert from susanpolgar.blogspot.com
- Andrew Green and Toby Boas Win March Tornado from orlandochess.com
- The United States Chess Federation Top Aged 9 from uschess.org
- Chess rating history for SAMUEL SEVIAN from kebuchess.com
- Bay Area Chess> Tournament Results from bayareachess.com
- The USCF Title System
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