2018 US Chess Federation All-America Chess Team Announced

(Crossville, TN) The United States Chess Federation is pleased to announce the 2018 All-America Chess Team. Team members will be presented with their team jackets and plaques at the 2017 National K-12 Grade Championships to be held December 8th through the 10th in Orlando, Florida at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. The All-America Chess Team was created in 1987 to honor the very best players ages 18 and under. The team, one of the highest national honors attainable by a young chess player, is selected on the basis of age, rating, and chess activity during that year, similar to the selection process of "all conference" sports teams. This year's candidates were selected based on their age as of January 1, 2017, and their peak post-tournament rating from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. Since this award is a "post-season" selection, the minimum rating limits in each age group are reviewed annually by US Chess staff and the US Chess Scholastic Council. The United States Chess Federation wishes to congratulate each of the 74 members of this year’s All-America Chess Team for receiving this prestigious award!

2018 US Chess All-America Chess Team
Age 18 (Min. Rating 2500)  
Kayden Troff UT
Luke Harmon-Vellotti ID
Mika Andrew Brattain MA
Age 17 (min. rating 2450)  
Akshat Chandra MO
Andrew Tang MN
Kesav Viswanadha CA
Age 16 (min. rating 2400)  
Jeffery Xiong TX
Samuel Sevian MA
Cameron Wheeler CA
Craig Hilby CA
Vignesh Panchanatham CA
John Gabriel Ludwig FL
Roland Feng WA
Joshua Sheng CA
Bryce Tiglon WA
Zhaozhi Li IL
Ethan Li NY
Age 15 (min. rating 2400)  
Ruifeng Li TX
John Michael Burke NJ
Nicolas Checa NY
Albert Lu CA
Age 14 (min. rating 2350)  
David Brodsky NY
Advait Patel OK
Praveen Balakrishnan VA
Rayan Taghizadeh CA
Ben Li MI
Aravind Kumar NJ
Jennifer Yu VA
Age 13 (min. rating 2300)  
Awonder Liang WI
Hans Moke Niemann CT
Brandon Jacobson NJ
Carissa Shiwen Yip MA
David Tianjian Peng IL
Justin Chen NY
Josiah Paul Stearman CA
Ivan Ke CA
Age 12 (min. rating 2250)  
Andrew Zhang Hong CA
Nikhil Kumar FL
Christopher Shen OH
Andy Huang VA
Wesley Wang NY
Age 11 (min. rating 2200)  
Justin Wang TX
Anthony Bi He WA
Maximillian Lu CT
Balaji Daggupati CA
Robert Shlyakhtenko CA
Vincent Tsay NY
Kevin D Chor AZ
Daniel Hung TX
Age 10 (min. rating 2100)  
Christopher Woojin Yoo CA
Nico Werner Chasin NY
Arthur Guo GA
Jason Yuyang Wang OH
Eddy Tian NJ
Derek Clasby NJ
Rithik Sai Polavaram TX
Rochelle Wu AL
Eric M Zhang WA
Nathaniel Lande Shuman NY
Ming Lu CA
Shelev Oberoi TX
Age 9 (min. rating 2000)  
Arthur Xu IL
Derek Jin MA
Eric Yuhan Li CA
Sandeep Sethuraman AZ
Age 8 & Under (min. rating 1900)  
Liran Zhou NY
Abhimanyu Mishra NJ
Dimitar Mardov IL
Marvin Gao FL
Luke Sicong Ye MO
Sriram Kriishnakumar CA
Liam Henry Putnam NY
Brian Huang CA
Steve Wongso AZ

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