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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Update on Kayden Troff

My April 2009 Scholastic Chess column at ChessCafe covered the 10-year-old Utah phenom Kayden Troff.

TD Damian Nash reports that after Kayden's showing in the latest Utah Expert Series tournament in which Kayden beat two experts, his rating stands at 2013. One of these experts is a five-time Utah state champion and the other is currently the highest rated active player in Utah.

In the April 2009 USCF Top Ten Age 10 list, Kayden was ranked #10 with a 1907 rating. But Nash states that Kayden is likely to jump to #1 in the next rating supplement (Nicholas Nip will apparently turn 11 by this next supplement).

Congratulations to young Kayden Troff!

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  • Kayden did jump to the #1 player for 10 year olds on the USCF June Top 100 list. He also was #1 for his quick chess rating for all players under age 13. On the August Top 100 list Kayden turned 11 years old so he dropped to #5 but he remained the #1 player for all players under age 13. Kayden is currently the top active player in Utah for players of all ages for both his standard and quick rating. His USCF standard rating is 2140 and his USCF Quick rating is 2180. His FIDE rating is about to be published for the first time on September 1st and it is 2174.

    By Blogger TNT Chess Camp, at 6:16 PM  

  • Kayden did jump to the #1 player for 10 year olds on the USCF June Top 100 list. He also was #1 for his quick chess rating for all players under age 13. On the August Top 100 list Kayden turned 11 years old so he dropped to #5 but he remained the #1 player for all players under age 13. Kayden is currently the top active player in Utah for players of all ages for both his standard and quick rating. His USCF standard rating is 2140 and his USCF Quick rating is 2180. His FIDE rating is about to be published for the first time on September 1st and it is 2174.

    By Blogger TNT Chess Camp, at 6:18 PM  

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