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Shinsaku Uesugi

Shinsaku Uesugi at the 38th Chess Olympic in Dresden, Germany in November 2008
Full name Shinsaku Uesugi
Country Japan
Born April 17, 1991
Kyoto, Japan 
Title FIDE Master (JUL 2009)
Peak rating 2332 (MAY 2010)
Shinsaku Uesugi with Former World Champion Garry Kasparov at the US Chess SuperNationals (the National Scholastic Championship) in Nashville, TN in April 2009. GM Kasparov made the first move of Shinsaku Uesugi for kicking off the SuperNationals.

Shinsaku Uesugi (上杉 晋作 Uesugi Shinsaku, born April 17, 1991 in Kyoto, Japan) is a FIDE Master (FM, World Chess Federation Master) of Japan and played for Japan at the 38th Chess Olympic in Dresden, Germany in November 2008. He won the 40th Japan National Chess Championship in May 2007 and became youngest ever National Champion (16 years, 18 days old). He also became Co-Champion of the U.S. National High School Championship in April 2010.

Shinsaku Uesugi was born in Kyoto, Japan on April 17, 1991 and moved to the United States in March 2000. He graduated from Winston Churchill High School (Potomac, Maryland) in June 2010 and University of California, Berkeley in May 2014.

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In November 2010, Shinsaku Uesugi won the UC Berkeley Canasta tournament with partner Ted Sanders. As of February 2011, Shinsaku Uesugi is UC Berkeley's second highest rated Canasta player.

Shinsaku also plays badminton for the University of California, Berkeley club badminton team.

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