Grandmaster Awonder Liang to Give Simul at US Open

Grandmaster Awonder Liang, Photo Eric Rosen
Local Grandmaster Awonder Liang will conduct a 23-board simul to kick off the US Open in Middleton, Wisconsin on Saturday, July 28 at 10 am.  Participants will be players from the Denker, Barber and National Girls Tournament of Champions (NGTOC).  Up to seven participants from each of the three events will be eligible to participate with priority given to the lower rated players who register for the event.  In addition, up to two wild card entries will be selected by the organizers.
Interested eligible Denker, Barber and NGTOC players who plan on arriving by the time of the simul should contact Mike Nietman at to register.  If more than seven participants from their event sign up, then a drawing will be held to fill the seats.
US Chess bookstore gift certificates will be awarded to any player who beats or draws GM Liang.
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.
2017 US Junior Champ Awonder Liang chats with 2016 World Junior Champ Jeffery Xiong, Photo Eric Rosen
He is the 2017 US Junior Closed Champion and recently completed his first US Closed Championship where he finished 1-3-7. He drew games with GM Fabiano Caruana, GM Wesley So and GM Hikaru Nakamura, America’s top three players and defeated Zviad Izoria:
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Find out more about the US Open here  and the Denker, Barber and National Girls Tournament of Champions (NGTOC).


In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

This is a wonderful free opportunity to play a GM before the start of their invitational. It should be a fun and learning experience.

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

[…] the US Open in his hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. He’ll also be giving a simul in Madison for participants at the Denker, Barber and National Girls Tournament of Champions. “The last tournament of the summer for me will probably be the US Masters organized by Dr. […]

In reply to by anonymous_stub (not verified)

[…] opening festivities at the US Open in his hometown of Madison, Wisconsin, where he’ll give a simultaneous exhibition for 23 participants in a trio of opening events: the Denker, Barber, the National Girls Tournament of […]

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[…] The Madison festivities begin with a simul from Grandmaster and US Junior Champion Awonder Liang. Find out more about that event here. […]

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