AT 13, ARMENIAN SAM SEVIAN BECOMES YOUNGEST EVER CHESS GRANDMASTER IN THE US

11:01, 25 Nov 2014

It's a new low for chess' highest achievement. On Saturday at the
Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, 13-year-old American
Armenian Sam Sevian completed the final requirement to earn the
title of Grandmaster, the highest title a chess player can attain,
Fox 2 News reorts.

He is now the youngest American Grandmaster in history. Sevian is
13 years, 10 months and 27 days. The previous record was 14 years,
11 months and 16 days set by Webster University student Ray Robson.

Sevian, who is from Boston, had already completed his three "norms",
or superior performances in high-level tournaments, required by FIDE,
the World Chess Federation. He just needed to top a strength rating
of 2500 to earn the Grandmaster title. He was just 16 points shy of
the mark when he arrived in St. Louis Friday to compete in the CCSCSL
Invitational. He won his first four games giving him the points needed.

Once you earn Grandmaster status, you have it for life.

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