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GM Awonder Liang

Awonder Liang
Awonder Liang. Photo: Peter Doggers/Chess.com.
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Awonder Liang
Born
Apr 9, 2003 (age 19)‎
Place of birth
Madison, Wisconsin
Federation
United States
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Awonder Liang is an American grandmaster and the 2011 World U8 Champion. He’s well-known for being the youngest player ever to defeat a grandmaster in a standard tournament game when at the age of 9 years, three months, and 20 days, he beat GM Larry Kaufman. Liang is also the second-youngest grandmaster in American history and one of the youngest chess grandmasters ever as of April 2021.

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