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Interview With U.S. Chess Grandmaster Missionary Featured in Australian Chess Magazine


In its October 2018 issue of Australian Chess Magazine 50 Moves, the bi-monthly publication features an interview with Elder Kayden Troff, an American Chess Grandmaster. Elder Troff won the 2014 World U/14 Chess Championship in Maribor, Slovenia, and earned the U.S. Grandmaster title two years later at the age of 16. 

With a professional chess career looking likely, Elder Troff chose instead to accept a mission call for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and put his developing chess career on hold for two years. He is currently serving as a full-time missionary for the Church in the Australia Brisbane Mission. 

A link to the article and interview with Elder Troff in the magazine is found here.

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