Albany teen goes far in national chess championship

WNYT Staff
Created: October 12, 2020 08:13 PM

NewsChannel 13 wants to congratulate 16-year-old Martha Samadashvili from Albany. She tied for eighth place over the weekend in the U.S. Girls' Junior Championship in chess.

The tournament was held online this year because of the pandemic. 

Martha started playing chess when she was 8 and a year later she was the North American Youth Champion.

We're told she is also a two-time geography bee champion at her school.

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