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Triplets, 7, win chess nationals

Dec. 28, 2010 at 2:10 PM   |   Comments

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EAST WINDSOR, Fla., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- A set of 7-year-old triplets from New Jersey was dubbed the top team in the first grade section of the National Scholastic K-12 Chess Championship in Florida.

Katerina Varsou of East Windsor said her fraternal triplets, Andreas, Nicholas and Constantine Oskiper, only started playing chess about a year before taking the top spot at the Dec. 10-12 tournament, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

The boys played as a team, adding together their scores at the end of the games.

"I've seen them more cheering for each other in the nationals than I have seen them do before," Varsou said.

The United States Chess Federation said it marked the first time a tournament had been won by a team of triplets.

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