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Sunday, December 18, 2011

US chess talent search: Applications invited for Schein–Friedman Scholastic Recognition Project

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The Schein – Friedman Scholastic Recognition Project

The U.S. Chess Trust is a proud supporter of the Schein-Friedman Scholastic Recognition Project

“The Schein-Friedman Scholastic Recognition Project is designed to reward some top-rated youngsters, and help them become tomorrow’s best players and eventual Grandmasters. These youngsters will be serving as role models and inspiration to the entire scholastic community.”

The Schein-Friedman Scholastic Recognition Project is currently accepting submissions.

Last year, the winners were: Samuel Sevian from California, Alena Kats from New York, and Kayden Troff from Utah.
9-year-old Samuel is the youngest player ever to break the rating of 2000 (at age 8). He is a multi-time member of the All American team, and was an official representative in the World Youth in Greece.Find out more about Samuel >>

Alena is a 15-year-old, who is the highest ranked girl for her age group. She has already crossed the milestone of 2200, becoming a USCF master, and drawing her first GM. She has represented the US several times in world events, earning a bronze medal at the Pan American games in 2008, and a high 7th place at the World Youth the same year. Find out more about Alena >>

At 12, Kayden tops the rating list in his group. In 2009, he took first place and the gold at the North American Youth (under 12 open), in Mexico. Kayden represented the US at the World Youth in Greece (2010), and was an official player in the under 12 section. Find out more about Kayden >>

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