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GM Hans Moke Niemann

Hans Moke Niemann
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Full name
Hans Moke Niemann
Jun 20, 2003 (age 18)‎
Place of birth
San Francisco, California, USA
United States



Hans Niemann is an American grandmaster and chess streamer. Among the top juniors in the world, he ranks 25th (as of May 2021).

Neimann quickly rose through the ranks of chess, earning his FIDE master title in 2016, only four years after his first rated tournament where he received a provisional US Chess rating of 1122. He tied for first in the U-18 North American Youth Championship that same year. Niemann then went on to earn his international master title in 2018 and his grandmaster title in 2021.

In July 2021, he won the U.S. Junior Championship.

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