Arthur Shen is returning this year for his second straight appearance in the U.S. Junior Closed Championship. Shen is a creative player that is always looking for new ways to improve his game. His positive attitude has lead to a steady increase in his rating year after year.
Shen became a FIDE master in 2009 and is now an IM-elect. The 18-year-old has put together a very impressive resume. Shen was the winner of 2011 U.S. Cadet Championship and tied for second in both the Liberty Bell Open (2015) and the 2015 High School Nationals. He has been a member of the USCF All-American Chess Team from 2010 – 2015. He has also been recognized by the U.S. Chess Trust as a 2014 Scholar Chess Player Award winner.
Shen is proud of his home state and has brought a lot of success to New Jersey. He is the winner of two New Jersey Junior Championships (2011, 2013), and he also played for his state in four seasons of the U.S. Chess League, for the New Jersey Knockouts. He is looking forward to representing his state in this year’s U.S. Junior Closed Championship.