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Girl, 9, Could Be Youngest-Ever Chess Master

Carissa Yip already better than 93% of US Chess Federation

(Newser) - Even if you're a skilled chess player, chances are Carissa Yip will kick your butt. The 9-year-old can beat out 93% of those registered with the US Chess Federation, making her the youngest chess expert on record, reports CBS News . And with a 2,100 rating, the Massachusetts native...

Microsoft Prodigy Arfa Karim Dead at 16
 Microsoft Prodigy Dies at 16 

Microsoft Prodigy Dies at 16

Bill Gates offered to pay for Arfa Karim's medical care

(Newser) - A computer prodigy known as "Pakistan's girl wonder" has died at the age of 16 from complications caused by an epileptic stroke. Arfa Karim was just nine years old when she became the youngest person ever awarded the "Microsoft Certified Professional" title for mastering the company's...

7-Year-Old 'Mini Monet' Sells His Art for $240K

Hue and cry over new prodigy

(Newser) - He has the touch of an Impressionist master but he prefers Gameboys to waistcoats. And he's only been painting a couple of years because he recently turned 7. But Kieron Williamson, known in the British press as "Mini Monet," is enjoying the buzz of an established artist because...

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