Youngest Chess Master in US: Nine-Year-Old Awonder Liang Sets New Record
Liang (born April 9, 2003) became the youngest US chess player to beat an International Master at the US Open in Orlando, FL. The previous record was held by Hikaru Nakamura. Liang also won the gold medal in the Under-8 Open section of the World Youth Chess Championship in Caldas Novas, Brazil to achieve the the titles of U-8 World Chess Champion and FIDE Master. He also became the youngest chess player to beat a Grandmaster in 2013 in Round 3 of the Washington International in Rockville, MD.
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