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Oliver Boydell


About the Author

Oliver Boydell was born in New York City to a Vietnamese mother and an English father. A National Chess Champion and a New York City Chess Champion, Oliver developed a passion for chess at the age of five. He started competing in chess tournaments during the same year and is a regular contender at New York City, New York State, and National Scholastic Chess Championships. Oliver endeavors to become a chess Grandmaster. His first book, He’s Got Moves: 25 Legendary Chess Games (As Analyzed by a Smart Kid), came out in late 2020 from Metabook. He has been profiled in The New York Times, and has appeared on Good Morning America. Visit him online at

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