Jeffery Xiong is an American chess Grandmaster. He earned his Grandmaster title in 2015 at the age of 14. This young super star has achieved many impressive results since his start at seven years old. In 2010, he won the Under 10 North American Continental Championship, and then a silver medal in the Under 10 World Championship. Xiong was the 2016 US Junior Champion, and then continued on to become the 2016 World Junior Champion. In 2019, Xiong competed in the World Cup where he defeated grandmasters such as Anish Giri and Jan-Kryzystof Duda, pushing him to the quarterfinals. In 2020, he placed second in both the U.S. Junior Championship and the U.S. Championship. Xiong’s impressive results at such a young age earned him the wildcard spot at the 2021 Sinquefield Cup.
Sam Sevian is an American chess Grandmaster. He achieved his GM title at 13 years, 10 months, and 27 days, making him the youngest ever American Grandmaster at the time. Sevian has competed in numerous U.S Junior Championships, U.S. Championships, and Chess World Cups. Some of his most notable wins include 2012 World U12 Chess Champion, 2017 American Continental Chess Champion, 2019 World Team second board bronze medal, and 2021 U.S. Championship top 3. He is currently ranked within top 50 in the world.
Ray Robson is a American chess Grandmaster. As a child chess prodigy, Robson won many national scholastic titles and represented the U.S. in international scholastic events. In 2008, Ray won his first major tournament at the Miami open, and later that year broke Hikaru Nakamura's record for youngest American GM when he achieved his title at age 14 years, 11 months, and 6 days. Robson's notable achievements include 2009 U.S. Junior Champion, 2009 Pan American Junior Champion, 2012 SPICE Cup Champion, 2014 Millionaire Chess 2nd place, and 2015 U.S. Championship 2nd placee.
Illya Nyzhnyk is an Ukrainian chess Grandmaster. He first gained international attention when he won group B of the 2007 Moscow Open at age 10. In that same year, he won the U12 section of the European Youth Chess Championship, as well as tying for first in the U12 group of the World Youth Chess Championship, placing second on tie-breaks. Nyzhnyk's recent acheivements include tying for first in 2011 Reykjavik Open and winning the 2019 U.S. Open.
Dariusz Świercz is an American chess Grandmaster. He earned his grandmaster title at the age of 14 years and seven months in 2009. In 2011, Świercz won World Junior Chess Championship and in 2016 he won the 3rd Millionaire Chess. Since 2018, he represents the United States. He was a part of US National Team in World Team Championships 2019 and Online Olympiad in 2021, contributing in the latter to US Team winning a silver medal. His elite chess skill earned him a wildcard spot in the prestigious 2021 Sinquefield Cup. He is currently a student at Saint Louis University and plays on the school chess team, with which he won 2022 Pan American Intercollegiate Chess Championships.
Hans Niemann is an American chess Grandmaster. He achieved his Grandmaster title in 2021 at the age of 17. Being a child prodigy, he has won numerous scholastic tournaments including 2016 North American Youth Championship U18, 2017 SuperNationals VI first place in K-8 section, and 2018 National K-12 Blitz Champion. His recent achievements include 2021 World Open winner, 2021 U.S. Junior Champion, and 2021 U.S. Open second place.
Mikhail Antipov is an Russian chess Grandmaster. He was awarded the title of Master of Sports of Russia at age 15, and was awarded his Grandmaster title a year later at age 16. In 2015, Antipov won the U20 World Junior Chess Championship. He is currently a student and chess team member at the University of Missouri Columbia.
Aram Hakobyan is an Armenian chess Grandmaster. He started playing chess when he was 6 years old and earned his Grandmaster title in 2018. Since then, he has achieved much in the chess world, such as winning the Armenian Youth Championships five times in different age groups (10,12,14,18), becoming World Chess Champion in U12 in 2012, earning vice-champion of the European Chess Championship U14 years in 2014, bronze medalist of the of the European U14 Championship in 2015, and bronze medalist in U16 team Olympiad in 2016.
Alex Lenderman is a American chess Grandmaster. He has been playing chess since 10 years old and playing professionally since 19. Lenderman's top achievements have been winning the U.S. Open 3 times(2011, 2017, 2021), 2015 World Open, and 2021 U.S. Open. In addition to playing chess, Lenderman was also the coach for the 2016 U.S. Olympiad team.
Kamil Dragun is a Polish chess Grandmaster. He started playing chess with his grandfather at 5 years old. Dragun's biggest achievements include 4th place representing Poland in the 2018 Olympiad, 2019 Polish Champion, 2010 World Youth Championship (U16) gold medal, 2009 Europeean Youth Championship gold medal, 2009 World Youth Championship (U14) silver medal. In 2017, Dragun moved to the U.S. to attend the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley studying financial planning and play on the chess team. While in school, the chess team won three national championships.
Elshan Moradiabadi is an Iranian-American chess Grandmaster. He won the 2001 Iranian Chess Championship at the age of 16. Moradiabadi moved to the U.S in 2012 to attend Texas Tech University and play on the school chess team. While at Texas Tech, he won the Final Four of collegiate chess with Texas Tech University in 2012, and won the Pan-American Intercollegiate Team Chess Championship in 2015. As a coach, Elshan coached US national team at the world team in 2019, Pan Am team in 2019 in Ecuador, and was the head of delegates of the US team at the world youth the Mumbai, India.
Robert Hungaski is an American chess Grandmaster. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster in 2013. His accomplishments include winning the 2007 Pan-American Junior Chess Championship gold medal, 2011 New York International, 2012 Amsterdam International, 2015 Argentina Cup, and 2018 Montevideo Blitz Open. Hungaski is currently concentrating on coaching, being a FIDE Senior Trainer and official coach for U.S. Chess at international competitions.
Cemil Can Ali Marandi is an Turkish chess Grandmaster. He has a unique achievement of winning the European Youth Championships for five times in each and every category: U10 in 2008, U12 in 2010, U14 in 2011, U16 in 2014, U18 in 2015. Cemil Can Ali Marandi participated in four World Youth U16 Chess Olympiads (2009, 2010, 2013, 2014), where he won bronze medal in team scoring in 2014. He also participated in four European U18 Team Chess Championship (2011, 2014, 2015, 2016), where he won gold (2014) and silver (2011) medals in team scoring, as well as gold (2014) medal in individual scoring. He is currently a student and chess team member at Saint Louis University.
Titas Stremavicius is an Lithuanian chess Grandmaster. His greatest tournament victories include winning the 11th edition of Lichtenrader Herbst in 2015 and the 1st Saint-Quentin Open in 2019, which was organized to honor his friend and mentor GM Aloyzas Kveinys. Titas also represented the Lithuanian national team in the 2018 Olympiad, where he made his second GM norm without losing a game.
Christopher is a 15-year old Korean-American Grandmaster-Elect. He is the youngest ever to beat a FIDE-rated 2700+ "Super GM" and the youngest ever California State Champion. Christopher is also an award-winning composer of endgame studies. He earned the bronze medal in the 2019 FIDE World Cup in Composing. In 2021, he placed 2nd to GM Praggnanandhaa in the finals of the Julius Baer Challengers Chess Tour, which featured many of the strongest juniors in the world.
Semen Khanin is an Russian chess International Master. He started playing chess at 5 years old. Khanin has won multiple Russian Youth Championships, and bronze medal in both the European Championship (U12) and team Olympiad (U16). His biggest chess achievement is 1st place in the 2021 Panchenko Memorial with rating perfomance of 2734. Khanin is currently attending Texas Tech University and playing on the chess team.
Abhimanyu Mishra is an American chess Grandmaster. He is a ambitious and hard working player who holds all the youngest international and national records, including youngest person ever to qualify as a Grandmaster, making the achievment at 12 years, 4 months, and 25 days.
Youngest Ever Grand Master in the World (12 years 4 months)
Youngest Ever International Master in the World (10 years 9 months)
Youngest Ever USA National Master (9 year 2 months)
Youngest Ever USA National Expert (7 year 6 month)
Arman Mikaelyan is an Armenian chess Grandmaster. He earned the Grandmaster title in 2017. Mikaelyan had many achievements as a youth, including second place in the 2013 Armenian Junior Chess Championship U18 section and silver medal in the 2015 Armenian Chess Championship. He is currently a student and chess team member at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.