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Chess Child: The Story of Ray Robson, America's Youngest Grandmaster


A very young Ray Robson

As reported yesterday, Dr. Gary Robson has penned a biography of his phenom son, grandmaster Ray Robson.

Here is a bit more information, from the Nipa Hut Press website:

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.

Product Details
Price: $16 (Florida residents only: Sales Tax will be added into shipping costs)
Paperback: 281 pages
Publisher: Nipa Hut Press; 1st Edition (May 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-0-9826682-0-7
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5"

For more info: This page tells a little about Gary and his wife, and here is where you can sample the first page from the book.


  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    dear ray robson,
    I am 9 I am a chess player My rating is 419 I am playing the second board at a tournement soon do you have any advice

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