Boise 9-year-old wins national chess title

Associated Press – December 13, 2007 12:14 PM ET

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – 9-year-old Boise resident Luke Harmon is a national chess champion.

Harmon took first place overall with a perfect 7-0 score in the K-12 Collegiate Grade Championships in Houston. He also took home a national title in the K-6 Speed Chess Championships.

The skill seems to run in the family. His mom and her husband, Ava and Daniel Vellotti, run a chess-coaching business.

More than 1,5000 students competed in last week’s national championship.

Source: AP News

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