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9-Year-Old Chess Prodigy Will Be Allowed To Remain In U.K.

Shreyas Royal, one of the world's best chess players in his age group, was to be deported after his father's work visa expired. But following outcry, the U.K. government made an exception.

The United Kingdom has decided to allow a 9-year-old chess prodigy to remain in the country, after his father's work visa expired and his family faced deportation back to India.

Shreyas Royal is "very delighted" with the news, his father tells NPR by email.

Shreyas has lived in the U.K. since he was 3 and has played chess since he was

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