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Plano teen makes his move toward chess elite

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WFAA, Posted on December 21, 2010 at 4:59 PM. Updated Tuesday, Dec 21 at 11:04 PM

'RICHARDSON — Survival of the fittest is no small matter when your name is "Darwin" — Darwin Yang.

'"The joy of victory is very enjoyable," said the 14-year-old Plano boy. "I just want to win."

'At an elite tournament sponsored by the top-ranked University of Texas at Dallas chess team this week, Yang hoped to reach the rare status of "International Master."

'For his age, he's the best chess player in the United States, and he hoped to achieve a status just below a top-rated Grandmaster.

'"He definately stands out," said Jim Stallings, Director of Chess at UT-Dallas'.

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