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Subject:      (NYT)  Boy, 10, Is Youngest Chess Master, Vaulting Past His 
From: (Tomoyuki Tanaka) 
Date:         1998/04/11
Message-Id:   <6golph$ph2$> 
Newsgroups:   soc.culture.japan

>The New York Times >April 11, 1998 > >WHITE PLAINS -- For six years, Asuka Nakamura, 12, had outranked all >the younger players. > ... >Today, his parents fielded telephone calls from Jay Leno's "Tonight" >show and "Late Show With David Letterman." He accepted an invitation >from "Live With Regis and Kathie Lee" for Monday morning. interesting. please let us know if this kid is going to be on late night TV show. i wonder how much Jp the kid speaks. > >Hikaru was encouraged by a big victory against the international >master Jay Bonin on Dec. 31, which made him the youngest American >player to beat an international master. Coincidentally, he got a copy so i guess the kid is a US citizen. >of the Guinness Book of World Records at a school book fair and >realized that he had until the middle of May to beat the current >record and become the youngest master in the country. > >Then Hikaru set to work. this makes it sounds like the Guinness Book of World Records was a big motivation factor.