22 Words

Saved so far. Join the Cause!

Frenetic 10-year-old beats international chess master in a 4-minute game

Jul 8, 2013 By Abraham

Two days after he turned 10, back in 2010, chess prodigy Samuel Sevian, a student at the U. S. Chess School, played International Master Greg Shahade in an impromptu game of speed chess. It went unexpectedly well for him as a player and amusingly well for us as his audience…

(via Digg)


  1. Whovian007 says:

    I wish he wasn’t so cocky in the beginning (but he’s 10 so eh I’ll let it go) very impressive playing!

  2. Richard says:

    Master Greg Shahade has the right attitude. I’m willing to be that the “blunder” on move five was the sort of momentary lapse that doesn’t happen but once in a blue moon. (On the other hand, I think we should check for the performance enhancing properties of that pop the kid’s guzzling… : – ) ) Anyway, nice video.

  3. dpc says:

    He didn’t cheat… if you get a pawn to the end of the board you can exchange it for any of your pieces that are off the board.

As seen on Huffington Post, CNN, BuzzFeed, New York Times, Scientific American, Mentalfloss, USA Today, Funny or Die, Gawker, Gizmodo, Laughing Squid, Boing Boing, Hot Air, Jezebel, Neatorama

About 22 Words

22 Words collects a blend of everything from the serious and creative to the silly and absurd. As your source for the crazy, curious, and comical side of the web, 22 Words can be counted on to share funny and fascinating viral content as well as more obscure (but equally interesting) pictures, videos, and more.

© 2016 | 22 Words

Privacy Policy