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Letter #10 -  2016

Sub:    Youngest to defeat a GM
Date:   03/22/16  11:02:33 PM EDT
From:  Griffin

Is it still David Wei Ling Howell the youngest player to ever defeat a Grand Master?

Thank you,


Dear viewer,

On July 29, 2012 Awonder Liang -born April 9, 2003 in Madison, Wisconsin-, became the youngest player ever to defeat a Grandmaster in a tournament game at the Washington International in Rockville, Maryland.

Liang defeated GM Larry Kaufman at 9 years, 111 days old breaking the previous record by about 2.5 months.The record was previously held by Shah Hetul at the age of 9 years, 6 months.

The game:

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