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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

10-year-old becomes 1st girl to win Iceland Children's Chess Championship

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Hi everyone,

An interesting piece of news here from a chess country in the north! According to the Iceland Review, Nansý Davíðsdóttir became the first female to win the Iceland Children’s Chess Championship last weekend. The first tournament was held in 1994. Nansý, who turns ten years old this week, won eight matches, and drew one.

The title earns her a place in Iceland’s team, which will compete in the Nordic Youth Chess Championship in Finland next February.

The guest of honor, and opening the Icelandic Children’s Chess Championship was President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson. For the win, Nansý received three trophies and an ISK 25,000 gift certificate at Bónus, a low price grocery chain. 

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