Kansas Teen Ranks Country-Wide in Chess

By: AP
By: AP

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A Kansas teenager who practices chess
blindfolded is one of the nation's top players.
Conrad Holt's chess skills rank him among the top players in the
country at age 15.
On July 6th, the Andover teen tied for first place in his rating
category at the 2008 World Chess Open in Philadelphia, the world's
biggest open tournament.
More than 100 people competed in Conrad's group. He won eight
games and tied one.
When the United States Chess Federation publishes its top player
lists in August, Conrad's family expects he should be in the top
five nationwide for his age.
He should be in the top 50 for players under age 21.


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