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  Record score for young chess champ
Updated 01 March 2002, 17.29
Vladimir Kramnik shakes hands with 11-year-old opponent David Howell
An 11-year-old boy from Eastbourne has just become the youngest chess player to score against a world chess champion.

David Howell played against the Russian world champ Vladimir Kramnik in four "blitz matches" on Friday, drawing one of them!

  Click here for David's report!

Normal chess matches can go on for hours.

But in blitz matches, players have 10 minutes each to out-wit their opponent.

Vladimir Kramnik
Vladimir Kramnik

Although he lost the match overall, the drawn game makes him a record breaker in the chess world.

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Kramnik became world champ in 2000 after beating Garry Kasparov. At 10-years-old, he'd beaten two grand masters.

David also shook the chess world in 1999 when he beat a grand master at his own game.

He's already won the under-eight, nine and 10 British Chess championships and came joint first in the European Under-12s.

Now David plays mostly on the adult circuit, only competing against children his age in major championships.

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