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The Newest Chess Master in the Country is a 10 Year Old Black Boy Who Was Once Homeless | Shoppe Black

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Tani Adewumi discovered his affinity for chess while living in a homeless shelter in Manhattan. Three years later, at 10 years of age, he now the country’s newest national chess master.

At the Fairfield County Chess Club Championship tournament in Connecticut on May 1, Tani won all four of his matches, bumping his chess rating up to 2223 and making him the 28th youngest person to become a chess master, according to US Chess.

 

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