Chess Child

Nipa Hut Press is proud to release its first book: Chess Child. The subject of the book, Ray Robson, is  the youngest grandmaster to ever represent the United States. In addition to beating Bobby Fischer's record as youngest grandmaster, Ray Robson is also the youngest recipient of the prestigious Samford Chess Fellowship, the youngest member of a US team in world team competition, and the youngest player to ever qualify for the US Chess Championship. Chess Child describes the development of Ray Robson from three-year-old chess player to 14-year-old grandmaster. More than just a biography, the book tells the story of a father and his struggle to adapt to meet the changing needs of his child.

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Price: $7.99
Kindle: 281 pages
Publisher: Nipa Hut Press; 1st Edition (May 2010), 1st Electronic Edition (April 2013)
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About the author:
Dr. Gary Robson  started his career in education as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines. Between 1987 and 1996, he taught K-12 students and trained teachers in Asia and Micronesia. Between 1996 and 2011, he worked in various educational settings within the United States. In 2011, Dr. Robson helped to create Ayeyarwaddy International School in Mandalay, Myanmar. He has served as Principal of AIS since the school was founded in December of 2011. Although his area of expertise is ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), he has worked with a variety of students and has taught multiple subjects in a number of settings. Chess Child, his first book, was published in the spring of 2010 and begins where Misadventures in Maasin ends.

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