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Nicolas Checa
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Full nameNicolas Checa
CountryUnited States
TitleGrandmaster (2019)
FIDE rating2743 (October 2019)
Peak rating2506 (2019)
Peak rankingNo. 910 (2019)

Nicolas Checa is an American chess grandmaster. A chess prodigy, he holds the record for the youngest New York State Chess Champion in history[1][2]

Checa placed second in the North American Youth Chess Championship (U-14 section) and obtained 1st place in the NAYCC Blitz Open in 2014. In 2015, Checa tied for 5th place in the World Youth Chess Championship in Greece. At this championship, he was the official American player for the U-14 section.[3]

In December of the same year, Checa achieved two norms at the Marshall Chess Championship and North American Open.[3]

Career[edit | edit source]

2013[edit | edit source]

In 2013, Checa won the title of New York State Chess Champion on tiebreaks. At the age of 11, Checa is the youngest New York State Champion in the history of the tournament. [2][1]

2014[edit | edit source]

Checa placed second in the North American Youth Chess Championship (U-14 section) and obtained 1st place in the NAYCC Blitz Open.[3]

2015[edit | edit source]

Checa tied for 5th place in the World Youth Chess Championship in Greece as the official U-14 American player.[3] Checa also achieved the rank of FIDE Master (FM).[4]

2016[edit | edit source]

In 2016, Checa achieved the rank of International Master (IM)[4]

2019[edit | edit source]

In 2019, Checa achieved the rank of Grand Master (GM)[4]

Rankings[edit | edit source]

Currently, Checa is ranked No. 752 of worldwide active players, and No. 23 for the U-18 section. In North America, his overall active rank is No. 40 and his U-18 rank is No. 3.

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

As of 2019, Checa is a junior at the Dobbs Ferry High School, where he is active in the school's Legislative Branch and International Baccalaureate program

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "New York State Championship 2013 « CCA Chess Tournaments". chessevents.com. Retrieved 2019-05-07.
  2. 2.0 2.1 LaMagna, Maria (2013-09-14). "It's Checkmate, and Then Back to School for 11-Year-Old State Champ". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2019-05-07.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Nicolas Checa | www.uschesschamps.com". uschesschamps.com. Retrieved 2019-05-07.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Checa, Nicolas FIDE Chess Profile - Players Arbiters Trainers". ratings.fide.com. Retrieved 2019-05-07.


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