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Robert Hess, 17, Chess Grandmaster
A student at Stuyvestant, Hess is a few days shy of his 18th birthday as this issue hits newsstands and he's already classified as a Grandmaster—the highest title in chess. A writer for Chess Life compared him to Bobby Fischer—in skill, not mental unbalance. We haven't won a single game of chess since 2006, when our intoxicated opponent missed several opportunities to capture our Queen.