Monday, July 30, 2012
A new record by Awonder
Awonder Liang has just set a new record by being the youngest player to defeat a GM. Here is the email from his Dad:
I am very happy to report to you that Awonder has just createde another small piece of history in chess for America. He had defeated GM Lawrence Kaufman in the prestigious Washington International chess tournament in round 3 today, Sunday, July 29, 2012. Such, Awonder has become the record holder for the youngest chess player in the United States to have beaten a Grand Master in a tournament game of chess.
The new record Awonder has just established is 9 years 3 months and 20 days. The previous record was established by now super GM and world number 8th chess player Fabiano Caruana on September 28, 2002. Caruana's record was 10 years one month and 29 days. Awonder has broken Caruana's record by 10 months and 9 days.
Awonder could not have done this without your help and encouragement,. We thank you very much!
Will Liang, From Washington DC
Special thanks to Brad Rosen for sending us the information.