Chess master from Texas, Jeffrey Cheung qualifies for the US Championship

Dallas (CBSDFW.COM) – Jeffrey Cheung, one of the youngest American chess players to claim the title of Grandmaster at the age of 14, has qualified to compete in the 2022 United States Chess Championship.

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Take Your Steps: Jeffrey Cheung is a chess player from Texas and one of the youngest players to become an expert in the United States.

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Now, at just 20 years old, Xiong is one of only 14 chess players to cut to the next tournament.

The players will face off from October 4-20 at the St. Louis Chess Club.

It’s the same tournament hall that was in the center The Magnus Carlsen Hans Niemann Controversy The Norwegian World Chess Champion withdrew from the tournament and resigned during a match against Hans Niemann. Carlsen, 31, said he believed the 19-year-old American was cheating.

Neiman is also competing in this year’s US Chess Championship.

Xiong started playing chess at the age of seven. In 2010, he won the North American U-10 Championship, then a silver medal at the World U-10 Championship. He was the 2016 US Junior Champion, then went on to become the 2016 World Junior Champion.

According to a spokesperson, Xiong’s most impressive trait is his ability to handle losses.

“No matter how painful a loss is, he always sees his loss as an opportunity to improve. This mentality has separated him from other greats by keeping his cool and collected after matches, often analyzing it to find where he can improve.”

Xiong said he credits this mindset with pushing him over 2,700 after a streak of impressive results in 2019. Then, in September of 2019, he took part in the World Cup where he defeated top masters like Anish Giri and Jan Krzysztof Duda, taking him to a quarter Final.

Next month’s tournament lasts 13 rounds, with $250,500 in prize money and the coveted title of the 2022 United States Champion at stake.

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