Fairfield chess champion, 12, authors book about the board game

Chehan Sethi is only 12 years old. The seventh grader at Roger Ludlow Middle School in Fairfield says he wrote the book "Become a K-5 State Champion in Chess" for one simple reason.

News 12 Staff

Mar 25, 2024, 1:15 AM

Updated 29 days ago

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A two-time Connecticut K-5 State Chess champion has written a book about the board game.
Chehan Sethi is only 12 years old. The seventh grader at Roger Ludlow Middle School in Fairfield says he wrote the book "Become a K-5 State Champion in Chess" for one simple reason.
"I didn't want young kids running away from chess. I want them to, when they hear the five letters C-H-E-S-S, I want them to come to chess, enjoy it, play it and become better at it," Sethi said.
The young author takes part in the Dig Chess program.
"I never had a kid, at the age of 12, come up to me and say, 'Hey, I want to write a chess book.' And not only a chess book but a chess book that could help other kids in our organization. So this is amazing and I never experienced anything like this, and I know this can go a long way," said Jithu Sajeevan, of Dig Chess.
Sethi's book is available for purchase on amazon.com.


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