Sam Shankland

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Meet: Sam Shankland

It all started with a potential parental 
nightmare: two young boys and 16 hours 
in an airplane. Jim and Leslie Shankland were taking a summer trip to Europe with their two sons, Alex and Sam, back in 2001. “We were desperate to keep the kids occupied on the plane flight,” says Leslie, “so Jim bought a magnetic chess set and taught Sam the game on the plane. When we got to Europe, all Sam wanted to do was stay in the hotel and play chess.”
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