Awonder Liang

Chess Player

Birthday April 9, 2003

Birth Sign Aries

Birthplace Wisconsin

Age 20 years old

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Chess prodigy from Wisconsin who made news by becoming the youngest Chess Expert ever accepted into the U.S. Chess Federation. He also became the youngest person ever to defeat a Grandmaster at just nine years old.

Before Fame

He won the gold medal in the Under-8 portion of the World Youth Chess Championships held in Brazil.


He achieved the rank of Expert at eight years and seven days old.

Family Life

He has been coached in chess by his father, Will.

Associated With

He beat Italian player Fabiano Caruana's record for being the youngest person to defeat a Grandmaster.