The Youngest Grandmaster

Chulkov

 

Believe it or not but this boy is the youngest Russian Checkers Grandmaster!

Kirill Chulkov is now 16 and as you can see is trying for the title on the big board too - but he won the small board grandmaster title at 14, beating some of the greatest players in Moscow Championship (which is harder to win than the World Title!) His father Anatoliy Chulkov is also a famous grandmaster and he is understandably proud of his son.

I would say it is harder to be the best in their house than to be best in some countries!