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Orlando eyeing top chess title

HAYDN GILL, [email protected]

Orlando eyeing top chess title

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ORLANDO HUSBANDS has set a target of two years to become the English-speaking Caribbean’s first chess grandmaster.

The 19-year-old took a significant step towards the achievement by winning the gold medal at the Central American and Caribbean Under-20 Championships two weeks ago.

In the process, he became the fourth Barbadian to be elevated to the title of international master while securing one grandmaster norm.

He requires a further two norms to attain the grandmaster title and he will also need to move his current rating of 2300 to 2500.

Please read the full story in today’s MIDWEEK NATION, or in the eNATION edition.