Shinsaku Uesugi

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FM Shinsaku Uesugi
Shinsaku Uesugi at Dresden Olympiad 2008 (cropped).jpg
Shinsaku Uesugi at the 38th Chess Olympic in Dresden, Germany in November 2008
Full name Shinsaku Uesugi
Country  Japan
Born (1991-04-17) April 17, 1991 (age 26)
Kyoto,  Japan 
Title FIDE Master (JUL 2009)
Peak rating 2332 (MAY 2010)
Shinsaku Uesugi with Former World Champion Garry Kasparov at the US Chess SuperNationals (the National Scholastic Championship) in Nashville, TN in April 2009. GM Kasparov made the first move of Shinsaku Uesugi for kicking off the SuperNationals.

Shinsaku Uesugi (上杉 晋作, Uesugi Shinsaku, born April 17, 1991 in Kyoto, Japan) is a FIDE Master (FM, World Chess Federation Master)[1] of Japan and played for Japan at the 38th Chess Olympic in Dresden, Germany in November 2008. He won the 40th Japan National Chess Championship in May 2007 and became youngest ever National Champion (16 years, 18 days old). He also became Co-Champion of the U.S. National High School Championship in April 2010.

Shinsaku Uesugi was born in Kyoto, Japan on April 17, 1991 and moved to the United States in March 2000. He graduated from Winston Churchill High School (Potomac, Maryland) in June 2010 and University of California, Berkeley in May 2014.

Chess major achievements[edit]

World[edit]

United States of America[edit]

  • National High School Co-Champion, Columbus, OH - APR 2010[5]
  • National High School Bughouse Chess Champion, Columbus, OH - APR 2010[6]
  • Springfield Open Co-Champion, Springfield, VA - JAN 2010[7]
  • United States Chess League Player at Baltimore Kingfishers - AUG-NOV 2009[8]
  • UMBC Championship Co-Champion, Catonsville, MD - SEP 2009[9]
  • US NO.1 ranking among age 18, JUN 2009[10]
  • 40th Virginia Open Champion, Springfield, VA - JAN 2008[11][12]
  • National Scholastic Champion of Grade 10, Houston, TX - DEC 2007[13]
  • National Scholastic Champion of Grade 9, Lake Buena Vista, FL - DEC 2006[14]
  • Winner of Sweet 16 Invitation only Maryland Scholastic Championship to determine University of Maryland, Baltimore County (2009 US NO.1 Chess University) Chess Scholar awarded full tuition scholarship for UMBC in Grade 7, Catonsville, MD - MAR 2005[15]

Japan[edit]

  • Golden Open Champion, Tokyo, Japan - MAY 2015[16]
  • New Year Open Champion, Tokyo, Japan - JAN 2013[17]
  • Christmas Open Champion, Tokyo, Japan - DEC 2012[18]
  • Three times Japan Summer Open Champion, Tokyo, Japan - JUL 2008,[19] JUL 2009,[20] JUL 2012[21]
  • 2010-2011 Most Promising Youth Award for the coming Olympics and International Championships by Japanese Olympic Committee
  • 2009-2010 Most Promising Youth Award for the coming Olympics and International Championships by Japanese Olympic Committee
  • Three times Japan Junior Champion and Junior Olympic Cup winner, Tokyo, Japan - JUL 2007,[22] JUL 2008,[23] JUL 2009[24]
  • Japan Youngest ever National Champion, Tokyo, Japan - MAY 2007[25]

Chess profiles[edit]

Other sports[edit]

In November 2010, Shinsaku Uesugi won the UC Berkeley Canasta tournament with partner Ted Sanders. As of February 2011, Shinsaku Uesugi is UC Berkeley's second highest rated Canasta player.[26]

Shinsaku also plays badminton for the University of California, Berkeley club badminton team.[27]

Media articles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIDE personal file which refers to Shinsaku Uesugi's FIDE Master title". Ratings.fide.com. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  2. ^ "Japan National Team result at 38th Dresden Chess Olympic in Dresden, Germany NOV 2008". Chess-results.com. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  3. ^ "Japan National Team result at 12th World Youth U16 Chess Olympic in Singapore JUL 2007". Chess-results.com. 2007-08-15. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  4. ^ "World Junior Championship photo". Chessbase.de. 2005-11-20. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  5. ^ "National High School Championship". Uschess.org. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  6. ^ "National High School Championship Bughouse Chess". Alchess.com. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  7. ^ "USCF MSA - Cross Table for SPRINGFIELD OPEN (Event 201001313831)". Uschess.org. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  8. ^ "Baltimore Kingfishers' roster". Uschessleague.com. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  9. ^ "USCF MSA - Cross Table for 2009 UMBC CHAMPIONSHIP (Event 200909202661)". Uschess.org. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  10. ^ "US Top Age 18 by USCF". Main.uschess.org. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  11. ^ "USCF MSA - Cross Table for 40TH ANNUAL VIRGINIA OPEN (Event 200801252511)". Uschess.org. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  12. ^ "VA Open Champions". Vachess.org. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  13. ^ "2007 National Scholastic K-12 Grade Championship". Alchess.com. 2007-12-09. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  14. ^ "2006 National Scholastic K-12 Grade Championship". Alchess.com. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  15. ^ "USCF MSA - Cross Table for UMBC OPEN/SWEET 16 (Event 200503138841)". Uschess.org. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  16. ^ "Golden Open 2015 result (Japanese)". Jca-chess.com. Retrieved 2015-05-08. 
  17. ^ "New Year Open 2013 result (Japanese)". Jca-chess.com. Retrieved 2013-01-13. 
  18. ^ "Christmas Open 2012 result (Japanese)". Jca-chess.com. Retrieved 2013-01-13. 
  19. ^ "Summer Open 2008 result (Japanese)". Jca-chess.com. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  20. ^ "Summer Open 2009 result (Japanese)". Jca-chess.com. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  21. ^ "Summer Open 2012 result (Japanese)". Jca-chess.com. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 
  22. ^ "Japan National Junior Championship 2007 result (Japanese)". Jca-chess.com. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  23. ^ "Japan National Junior Championship 2008 result (Japanese)". Jca-chess.com. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  24. ^ "Japan National Junior Championship 2009 result (Japanese)". Jca-chess.com. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  25. ^ "Japan National Championship result (Japanese)". Jca-chess.com. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  26. ^ "UC Berkeley Canasta Club Site". Canasta.pftq.com. 2011-03-03. Retrieved 2011-12-15. 
  27. ^ "UC Berkeley Badminton Club Site". 2012-08-11. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 

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