Akobian, Sevian & Liang triumph in St. Louis
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Akobian, Sevian & Liang triumph in St. Louis

14-year-old Awonder Liang is one GM norm from becoming a grandmaster after scoring a brilliant 7.5/9 to win the B Group of the Spring Chess Classic in St. Louis. The youngest US player ever to become a grandmaster, Sam Sevian, is now 16 and took the C Group by a full point, while the youngsters were only thwarted in the A Group, where Varuzhan Akobian continued his fine form from the US Championship to take clear first ahead of Yaroslav Zherebukh in second. Jeffery Xiong was in a 5-way-tie for third.




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