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IM Jason Liang is the winner of the US Chess Grand Prix

IM Jason Liang is the winner of the US Chess Grand Prix. Jason Liang finished ahead of GM Brandon Jacobson and IM John Bryant. 

The top ten finishers for the 2022 Grand Prix are:

  1. IM Jason Liang – 222.68
  2. GM Brandon Jacobson – 177.20
  3. IM John D Bryant – 166.43
  4. IM Semen Khanin – 152.35
  5. GM Fidel Corrales Jimenez – 137.17
  6. IM Mykola Bortnyk – 127.25
  7. FM Danila Poliannikov – 124.26
  8. GM Mark Paragua – 121.20
  9. GM Alexander Fishbein – 103.43
  10. GM Andrew Tang – 103.28

Jason Liang is an American chess player. He has held the titles of National Master since 2018, FIDE Master since 2019, and International Master since 2021. In 2022, he received the Arthur Award for Chess Excellence from the Eade Foundation. He was ranked World #30 junior chess player by FIDE on February 1, 2023.

Liang crossed FIDE 2400 at the 49th World Open held in Philadelphia on July 3, 2021, and thus qualified for the IM title. He earned his first IM norm after scoring 7/9 at the Montreal Winter Chess Classic in March 2020. His second IM norm was achieved at the Charlotte Chess Center Summer IM Norm Invitational held in August 2020. In December 2020, Liang secured his third IM norm by earning the silver medal at the North American Junior Chess Championship held in Charlotte, North Carolina. In August 2021, Liang tied for first place in the Charlotte Chess Center’s Summer GM Norm Invitational with a score of 5.5/9, tying with GM Tanguy Ringoir and IM Aleksandr Ostrovskiy and earning a fourth IM norm.

Liang achieved his first GM norm in the New York City Grandmaster Norm Invitational with a score of 6.5/9, tying for first place with GM Vladimir Belous in April 2022. In June 2022, he was clear 1st by scoring 6.5/9 in the Eastern Ontario Chess Championship GM Norm Section held in Ottawa. In August 2022, Liang became a co-champion of Washington International after drawing GM elect Viktor Gažík and GM John M. Burke. In November 2022, Liang earned his second GM norm by scoring 7/9 at the Maplewood Invitational held in Waterloo, Quebec and simultaneously crossed 2500 in his FIDE rating.

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