Youngest Player to Defeat a Grandmaster || Liang vs Kaufman || Washington International 2012


Youngest Chess Player to Defeat a Grandmaster || Awonder Liang vs Larry Kaufman || Washington International 2012

On July 29, 2012, he became the youngest player ever to defeat a grandmaster (GM) in a standard time limit tournament game. It occurred in round 3 of the Washington International in Rockville, Maryland, when he defeated GM Larry Kaufman. Liang was 9 years, 111 days old at the time, breaking the previous record by about 2.5 months. The record was previously held by Shah Hetul at the age of about 9 years, 6 months. At the same time, Liang broke the USA record for the youngest to win against a GM by 10 months, 9 days; the previous record having been held by Fabiano Caruana.

Awonder Liang (born April 9, 2003) is an American chess prodigy. He is the second youngest American to qualify for the title of Grandmaster (after Samuel Sevian), at the age of 14. Liang was twice world champion in his age category.

Awonder Liang vs Larry Kaufman
Washington International 2012

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 ed4 4. Nd4 Nf6 5. Nc6 bc6 6. e5 Qe7 7. Qe2 Nd5 8. c4 Nb6 9. Nd2 a5 10. Qe4 g6 11. Bd3 Bg7 12. Nf3 Qb4 13. Nd2 O-O 14. O-O Re8 15. Nf3 d5 16. Qh4 Nc4 17. Bc4 Qc4 18. Bf4 Bd7 19. Rac1 Qb4 20. a3 Qf8 21. Rfe1 c5 22. Bg5 Rab8 23. Bf6 c4 24. Qd4 Be6 25. Qa7 c5 26. Rc2 Ra8 27. Qc7 Rec8 28. Qb6 Bf6 29. ef6 Qd8 30. Re6 fe6 31. Qe6 Kf8 32. Ng5 Ra7 33. Re2 Qd7 34. Nh7 Qh7 35. Qc8 Kf7 36. Re7 Re7 37. fe7 1-0


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