9-Year-Old Prodigy Is America's Youngest Chess Master

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Samuel Sevian's skills are "too intense" for his school's chess club, but that's okay—he's the U.S. Chess Federation's golden child. "It feels good," says Samuel, who'll probably nab himself a Fields Medal before he gets his driver's license.


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Being a child chess champion is all well in good, but if I've learned on thing about it, it's this: it will make you ashamed of your Chinese heritage, your mother, and cause strain between her and you when, one day, you marry a white guy.