Samuel is now 16. Some of the major milestones he reached in the past several years include becoming the youngest GM in US History at age 13 years 10 months 26 days. He also shared the joint 5-6 th place in 2015 US Championship when he was 14, when he managed to win Wesley So to draw Nakamura and the defending Champion Kamsky. Thanks to that performance Sam had qualified to play in the World Cup. In 2016, he shared 1-st place in two strong Open's last year , SPICE Cup and the Dallas Open.