A 9-year-old chess player became the youngest American chess master at a tournament in Dayton, Ohio Saturday, news sources reported.
Awonder Liang a 9-year-old chess player from Madison, Wis. became the youngest American chess master, NBC News reported.
Liang was a week younger than the previous youngest American chess master, Star Tribune reported.
To earn chess master status chess players must earn more than 2,200 points the United States Chess Federation rules state, NBC News reported.
Liang other accomplish include beating a chess grandmaster, the highest rank in chess, in August 2011, Star Tribune reported.
Liang is currently ranked the 10th best chess player in Wisconsin, Star Tribune reported.