Since being taught how to play chess by his father at the age of three, Robson has had many impressive results. He was the Supernationals champion in 2005 and then placed top ten in the World Youth Chess Championship starting in 2004 continuing until 2007. In 2007, he broke Nakamura’s record of youngest IM-elect ever after achieving his final GM norm at the University of Texas, Dallas (UTD) GM invitational tournament. He achieved his Grandmaster title in 2009, after winning the Pan-American Youth Championship that year. The same year, he was the US Junior Champion, one of the youngest to ever win the US Junior Championship. He also broke Nakamura’s record of youngest American Grandmaster by achieving it at 14 years, 11 months, and 16 days.
Robson took second place in the 2014 Millionaire Chess Championship, and then again at the 2015 US Championships. Robson was a member of the Webster University SPICE Chess team, and has helped that team to several national titles, three in a row, throughout his time there.