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California Boy Is Youngest U.S. Chess 'Master'

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California Boy Is Youngest U.S. Chess 'Master'

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California Boy Is Youngest U.S. Chess 'Master'

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Samuel Sevian recently reached two milestones in his life. He became a "national master" in chess earlier this month, and he turned 10 years old on Sunday. The California fourth-grader, who was 9 at the time, is the youngest "national master" in U.S. history. Sevian's father says Samuel has been competing against adults since he was eight.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:

Good morning. I'm Linda Wertheimer.

Samuel Sevian recently reached two major milestones. He became a national master in chess, and turned 10 years old. The California fourth-grader is the youngest national master in U.S. history. Sevian's father says Samuel has been competing against adults since he was eight. That helped him gather the points needed to be a master. Samuel says when he grows up, he wants to be a chess player or a pilot.

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