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Young Chess Champion from Roanoke -- Nalin Jha





EVENT: Va. State Amateur Championship

WHERE : Richmond Va. Hilton Garden Hotel

WHEN: Labor Day Weekend – Sept. 2-4.

HIS SCORE: 5/6 ( 83% ).

TOTAL AMATEUR SECTION: 33

TOTAL ENTIRE TOURNAMENT : 93.

He is the first person from the Roanoke Valley to win the State Amateur since the 1980’s !

He is a Junior at North Cross School.

He takes chess lessons from National Master Russell Potter.

His new U.S. Chess Federation rating is ( 1740 ). This places him in the top ten rated players of ANY age in the Roanoke Valley.

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