2019 US Chess Federation All-America Chess Team Announced

(Crossville, TN) The United States Chess Federation is pleased to announce the 2019 All-America Chess Team. Team members will be presented with their team jackets and plaques at the 2018 National K-12 Grade Championships to be held December 14th through the 16th in Orlando, Florida at the Rosen Shingle Creek.

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, 2018, and their peak post-tournament rating from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. 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 54 members of this year’s All-America Chess Team for receiving this prestigious award!


Name State
Age 18 (Min. Rating 2500)  
Andrew Tang MN
Akshat Chandra MO
Age 17 (min. rating 2475)
Jeffery Xiong TX
Samuel Sevian MA
Craig Hilby CA
Joshua Sheng CA
Vignesh Panchanatham CA
Roland Feng WA
Cameron Wheeler CA
Zhaozhi Li IL
Bryce Tiglon WA
John Gabriel Ludwig FL
Age 16 (min. rating 2450)
Ruifeng Li TX
John Michael Burke NJ
Nicolas Checa NY
Age 15 (min. rating 2425)
Advait Patel OK
David Brodsky NY
Praveen Balakrishnan VA
Ben Li MI
Jennifer Yu CA
Rayan Taghizadeh NJ
Age 14 (min. rating 2400)
Awonder Liang WI
David Tianjian Peng IL
Brandon Jacobson NJ
Hans Moke Niemann CT
Carissa Shiwen Yip MA
Age 13 (min. rating 2350)
Andrew Zhang Hong CA
Wesley Wang NY
Christopher Shen OH
Age 12 (min. rating 2300)
Justin Wang TX
Anthony Bi He WA
Balaji Daggupati CA
Maximillian Lu CT
Age 11 (min. rating 2225)
Christopher Woojin Yoo CA
Arthur Guo GA
Jason Yuyang Wang OH
Derek Clasby NJ
Nico Werner Chasin NY
Rochelle Wu AL
Age 10 (min. rating 2150)
Evan S Park PA
Eric Yuhan Li CA
Vyom Vidyarthi CA
Sandeep Sethuram AZ
Age 9 (min. rating 2050)
Liran Zhou NY
Dimitar Mardov IL
Liam Henry Putnam NY
Sriram Krishnakumar CA
Erick Zhao FL
Age 8 & Under (min. rating 1950)
Abhimanyu Mishra NJ
Bryan Xie CA
Harshid Kunka TX
Steve Wongso AZ
Brewington Hardaway NY
Sebastian Prestia NY

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