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Matthew Dahl wins, and plans to accept, a four-year scholarship to the University of Texas at Dallas.


when Dahl had only one second on his clock and his opponent had five seconds. Although chess is a big part of the culture


at UTD, Jim Stallings, Director of the Chess Program at UTD, told the youths that there are easier ways to get into the university than battling it out on the chessboard: “And that is through good academics,” Stallings told the youths. “We have far, far more scholarships for good academics. So just because we only give out one scholar- ship here today doesn’t mean you can’t get an academic scholarship.” Judging by his sheer dominance at


the K-12 Championships over the years, Christopher, a student of GM Alexander Shabalov, seems well-positioned to col- lect the UTD scholarship should he decide to compete for it as a high school senior in 2016. Asked how he won so many K-12 Championships at such an early age, Christopher attributed his suc- cess to natural talent and a simple love for the game. “Ever since I started playing, I have


enjoyed the game and thought it was interesting,” Christopher said. “There was also a natural talent involved.


uschess.org Christopher Wu: His fourth first K-12 first-place finish and third perfect score. Chess Life — February 2012 37


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