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Awonder Liang 2017 Chicago Open  Photo by Betsy Zacate

GM Awonder Liang Simul for Denker, Barber and NGTOC participants at the 2018 US Open–Registration is Closed

Local GM Awonder Liang conducted a FREE 23 board Simul to open the US Open in Middleton, Wisconsin on Saturday, July 28 at 10 am.  Participants were players from the Denker, Barber and National Girls Tournament of Champions (NGTOC).  Up to seven participants from each of the three events were eligible to participate with priority given to the lower rated players who register for the event.  In addition, up to two wild card entries were selected by the organizers.

GM Liang is a two time world champion having won the 2011 Under 8 section of the World Youth in Brazil and the 2013 Under 10 section of the World Youth in the United Arab Emirates.  He is the 2017 and 2018 US Junior Closed Champion and recently completed his first US Closed Championship where he drew games with GM Fabiano Caruana, GM Wesley So and GM Hikaru Nakamura, America’s top three players!

In addition, Awonder Liang (WI) earned his Grandmaster title and played in the 2018 U.S. Championship in St. Louis.  He previously completed the 2017 US Junior Closed Championship with a 6.5/9 result taking clear 1st Place.  Awonder played in the Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions in 2013.  We wish him the greatest success in the future.

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Complete Story can be found at:  https://new.uschess.org/news/youth-movement-sevian-wins-chicago-open-im-awonder-liang-scores-final-gm-norm/