Seven-year-old Arthur Emrikyan from Chicago has become of a phenomenon for his age, becoming a world champion among children under 8.
On August 21-31, in Posse di Caldas, Brazil, hosted the championship of boys and girls under the age of 12, with over 400 chess players participating.
The tournament was held in 3 age groups, girls and boys up to 8, 10 and 12 years old.
7-year-old Armenian Arman Erikian from Chicago also participated in the boys’ 8-year-old tournament. He scored the most points in the 11 rounds and won the title of world champion.
“He was welcomed as a world champion on September 1 at age 7. Aren Emrikyan has played 11 games and has managed to score more points at the World Championship held in Brazil in August, “Chicago Tribune writes.
The newspaper also writes that Are started chess with his mother. He spent 1.5 hours a day on the chess board and prefers to attack in his game.