USCS student, Awonder Liang, is the World Under 10 Champ!
Awonder Liang, Madison’s 10-year-old chess prodigy, has added another major trophy to his impressive collection.
Awonder, a fifth-grader at Van Hise Elementary School, won the World Youth Chess Championship gold medal for the under-10 open classic competition held in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.
Awonder, who also won his age group title two years ago in Brazil, won his first 10 matches to assure himself of the gold medal even before playing his 11th and final match early Saturday morning. He became the first person to win both the U8 (under 8) and U10 championships. Read More
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This was an impromptu three-minute game that took place in Los Angeles at the 14th USCS camp. A few years later, Sam Sevian went on to become the youngest-ever U.S. Grandmaster at the age of 13.
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