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Profile of a Prodigy: Samuel Sevian
16.08.2021 James Satrapa
Chess
Samuel Sevian

At age 13 years 10 months and 27 days, Samuel Sevian became the world's youngest grandmaster, and the youngest grandmaster in US history, beating Ray Robson's record. His course has been a list of 'youngest evers', and his determination in the recent Saint Louis Invitational, where he clinched the 2500 rating, showed in his games. Here is a look at his spectacular chess resume.

Born in New York to Armenian parents and learning chess when he was five, Sevian became the world’s youngest Grandmaster at the age of 13 years 10 months and 27 days. He is the first International Master and the first Grandmaster born in 2000 or later. He was also the youngest-ever US Expert (aged eight years and two months), the youngest ever US National Master (just before he turned ten), the youngest ever US International Master (12 years 10 months 15 days) and the youngest ever US Grandmaster. Moreover, he was the U12 World Champion in 2012 and in 2013 he was the youngest ever participant in the US Championship. An appropriate expression of these extraordinary achievements is that Sevian is also the top rated U14 player in the world.

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