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7-year-old Armenian from Chicago wins World Chess Championship

7-year-old Armenian from Chicago wins World Chess Championship

PanARMENIAN.Net - A 7-year-old American chess player of Armenian origin, Aren Emrikian has won the World Chess Federation's Cadet Championship gold medal for male players younger than 8, The Chicago Tribune reports.

His victory came after 11 rounds of play in the Brazilian city of Pocos de Caldas.

In a recent interview, Emrikian reveals that it was his mom who taught him play chess. The little champion said he practices every week with his coach (Glenview resident Mesgen Amanov) for one hour and 30 minutes.

Also, Emrikian said he is a great Harry Potter fan and has read every single Percy Jackson book.

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