Maximillian Lu

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Maximillian Lu
CountryUnited States
Born2005 (age 13–14)
TitleFide Master
National Master
FIDE rating2223 (August 2016)
Peak rating2223 (August 2016)

Maximillian Lu is an American chess player.[1] Maximillian was the former youngest United States Chess Federation member to attain a master rating.[2] At approximately nine-years and eleven-months of age Maximillian beat the previous record by twelve days and reached the milestone three years before Bobby Fischer. [3] About a year later, this record was broken by Christopher Yoo.

List of tournament wins[edit]

2013 Fide North American Youth Chess Championships, Toronto, Canada, Under age 8, Gold Medal 1st place – received Fide Candidate Master title.[4]

2013 Fide World Youth Chess Championships, Al-Ain, UAE, 4th Place,Under age 8, top U.S. finisher.[5]

2014 Fide North American Youth Chess Championships, Tarrytown, NY, Under Age 10, Gold Medal 1st place.[6]

2015 USCF K-3 National Blitz Champion, 1st place.[7]

2015 US Chess Federation Grade Nationals, 4th Grade National Champion, 1st Place.[8]

2017 Fide North American Youth Chess Championships, Under Age 12,Gold Medal, 1st place.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Awonder Liang
Youngest ever United States chessmaster
Succeeded by
Christopher Yoo


  1. ^ Maximillian Lu. FIDE Chess Profile. Retrieved on November 8, 2016.
  2. ^ Max Lu, Youngest US Chess Master: "Good Things are About to Happen.". (September 11, 2015). Retrieved on 2016-11-08.
  3. ^ Schott, Paul. (October 11, 2015) Greenwich student youngest ever chess master. Retrieved on 2016-11-08.
  4. ^ US Squad Bags Bevy of Medals & Norms in Toronto. (August 30, 2013). Retrieved on 2016-11-08.
  5. ^ Dylan Loeb McClain (January 18, 2014) Strong Showing for U.S. at Youth Championships. NY Times. Retrieved on 2016-11-08.
  6. ^ Beatriz Marinello (June 26, 2014) Katz, Williams, Tang & Wang Among Big Winners in Tarrytown. Retrieved on 2016-11-08.
  7. ^ National Elementary Championship 8–10 May Nashville, TN. Retrieved on November 8, 2016.
  8. ^ GM Irina Krush (December 13, 2015) Krush on K-12: “No Offense, but GMs Aren’t Good at Bughouse”. Retrieved on November 8, 2016.