2016 U.S. Olympiad Team Gold Medalist and Grandmaster
Birthday: October 25, 1994
Ray Robson is one of the top 10 grandmasters in the country and within the top 100 players in the world. He was a member of the Gold Medalist 2016 U.S. Olympiad Team.
Robson reset two records previously set by Hikaru Nakamura, becoming the youngest U.S. International Master at age 13 and the youngest U.S. Grandmaster at age 14 (the current record holders are Awonder Liang and Samual Sevian). He became the U.S. Junior Champion in 2009.
Robson is often a key contender at major American tournaments, even among super-GMs. He finished 2nd to Wesley So at the 2014 Millionaire Open and 2nd to Hikaru Nakamura at the 2015 U.S. Championship. Robson has also competed for the Webster chess team since 2012, helping the team win numerous national collegiate championships over the years.
Here is Robson’s victory over World Top 10 player, Wesley So, at the 2015 U.S. Championship: