Andrew Tang

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Andrew Tang
CountryUnited States
Born (1999-11-29) November 29, 1999 (age 19)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
TitleGrandmaster (2018)
FIDE rating2507 (September 2019)
Peak rating2517 (May 2018)

Andrew Tang (born November 29, 1999) is an American chess player. He was awarded the title of grandmaster by FIDE in April 2018. He is known online for his bullet and ultrabullet (respectively 1 minute and 15 seconds chess) skills, even playing blindfold, and is a popular streamer.

Chess career[edit]

Tang began playing chess in preschool. He was instructed by IM John Bartholomew as he was growing up. He earned the International Master title in 2014, by winning the North American Junior Chess Championship.[1][2]

In November 2017, Tang achieved his final GM norm and achieved a rating of over 2500 in the Fall 2017 CCCSA GM Norm Invitational tournament (in Charlotte, NC), thereby earning the title of Grandmaster.[3]

In December 2018, he participated in the world chess rapid championships in St. Petersburg. Starting out just like the 190th of the seeding, Tang achieved a good result, scoring 8.5 points out of 15 rounds, and placing himself 59th.[4] In the tournament, he also played his first live match against world champion Magnus Carlsen.[5][6]

Tang plays live on, preferring fast bullet chess games of 15, 30 or 60 seconds chess with 0 seconds increments.

Tang graduated from Wayzata High School in Plymouth, Minnesota.[7]


  1. ^ "2011 Canadian Closed Chess Championship". Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  2. ^ "Andrew Tang |". Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  3. ^ "Fall 2017 CCCSA GM Norm Invitational". Retrieved 2017-11-29.
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  7. ^ "STRIB: Andrew Tang of Wayzata High School becomes one of nation's few chess grandmasters - WAYZATA.COM ⚓". Retrieved 2018-02-19.

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