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Elliott Liu
Number of games in database: 57
Years covered: 2001 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2284
Highest rating achieved in database: 2356

Overall record: +13 -25 =8 (37.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 11 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (8) 
    B43 B25 B46 B32 B33
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B14 B12
With the Black pieces:
 King's Indian (9) 
    E94 E70 E77 E91 E97
 Sicilian (7) 
    B33 B45 B21 B31 B40
 French Defense (4) 
    C03 C00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   E Liu vs A Barnett, 2012 1-0
   E Liu vs A Vospernik, 2001 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   US Championship 2006 (2006)
   Millionaire Chess (2015)

   D Naroditsky vs E Liu (Feb-15-17) 1/2-1/2
   E Liu vs I Chirila (Feb-15-17) 1-0
   E Liu vs Mamedyarov (Feb-15-17) 0-1
   B G Smith vs E Liu (Feb-01-17) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   E Liu vs Erick G Garcia (Feb-01-17) 1/2-1/2, rapid

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(born Nov-25-1989, 27 years old) United States of America

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FIDE master since 2006 and chess coach based in Stanford, California. Elliott is also the winner of the inaugural Xtreme Chess Championships, a made for television knockout contest played in early 2011 and screened in 2012.*

* link to the three preliminary knockout rounds and the final of the Xtreme Chess Championships: Chessbase article about Xtreme chess championship and related matters:

Wikipedia article: Elliott Liu

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 57  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. C Desmarais vs E Liu  0-140 2001 FSFM JuneE97 King's Indian
2. E Liu vs T Banusz  1-042 2001 FSFM JuneB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
3. Z Csapo vs E Liu  1-046 2001 FSFM JuneC44 King's Pawn Game
4. O Dobos vs E Liu  ½-½19 2001 FSFM JuneA48 King's Indian
5. E Liu vs A Vospernik 1-087 2001 FSFM JuneB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
6. L Puschmann vs E Liu  1-037 2001 FSFM JuneA00 Uncommon Opening
7. E Liu vs J E Koch  1-050 2001 FSFM JuneB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
8. A Bacsi vs E Liu  1-057 2001 FSFM JuneC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
9. E Liu vs D Boros  ½-½33 2001 FSFM JuneB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
10. D Berczes vs E Liu  1-033 2001 FSFM JuneC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
11. E Liu vs I Orsher  0-143 2001 FSFM JuneB32 Sicilian
12. C Evans vs E Liu  ½-½15 2001 FSFM JuneC56 Two Knights
13. E Liu vs G Ladanyi  1-042 2001 FSFM JuneC55 Two Knights Defense
14. J P Gentilleau vs E Liu  0-133 2004 36th OlympiadB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
15. E Liu vs P Nakhapetiane  0-145 2005 BELFORT YWCC Boys Under 16B33 Sicilian
16. Yermolinsky vs E Liu ½-½63 2006 US Championship 2006E91 King's Indian
17. E Liu vs Kaidanov  ½-½54 2006 US Championship 2006C96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. E Liu vs S Kriventsov  0-140 2006 US Championship 2006B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
19. T Abrahamyan vs E Liu  ½-½60 2006 US Championship 2006B33 Sicilian
20. E Liu vs B Lugo 0-127 2006 US Championship 2006C78 Ruy Lopez
21. Browne vs E Liu 1-027 2006 US Championship 2006B33 Sicilian
22. N Christiansen vs E Liu  0-127 2006 US Championship 2006A48 King's Indian
23. E Liu vs H Itkis  1-062 2006 US Championship 2006B07 Pirc
24. V West vs E Liu 1-029 2006 US Championship 2006B40 Sicilian
25. I Ibragimov vs E Liu  1-073 2006 National OpenE70 King's Indian
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 57  PGN Download
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  Joshka: This player just drew in round 2 against Kaidanov! 2 draws in a row against 2 Gm's.
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  jamesmaskell: And hes just a schoolkid! According to the US Championship site he is 15, born in Boston, MA and living in San Diego so this is a hometown tournament for him. USCF rating of 2254. Fave player was Kasparov, now Topalov. Been playing since age 5. He qualified by winning the Scholastic Champion of Champions tournament last month according to a local website.

Curiously part of his pre-game superstitions involves listening to a rare live recording of "Nessum Dorma" performed by Pavarotti! Also watches Sportcentre on ESPN before games.

He is trained by IM Cyrus Lakdawala.

Mar-05-06  pazzed paun: they had a few quotes from him in the local free paper before the tournament and ,he comes across as being humble and as of yet not having fully focused intense time and energy into improving his chess.

He is underated and this tournament could be a huge leap in performance for him.

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  Fusilli: He seems to be very down-to-earth. See the second half of this newspaper article:
Dec-29-10  cruiseyleemorph: Been meaning to write on here for ages. Elliott is a chess coach now on He is really helpful, funny, and explains things great. Hes currently on a few months break as hes traveling and studying I think. I have played him myself online 5 times and hes spanked me on all occations bar one where I did well but he cleaned up in the end. I also run tournaments and Elliott even accepted that the winner of each one could get a game v Elliott online. Hes (Immortal technique) on and great guy. Shame he hasnt got much plans on studying chess as he would definitely have become a GM if he gave it the time. But I think hes got right idea as it does take so much away from other things. ;)
Jan-18-12  JCTEAM10: Elliott, has coached our son for about 7 months now. Elliott is a very good teacher. He is patient, insightful, and very knowledgeable. He has helped our son greatly with his openings and tactics. Our son's rating, his confidence and his love of the game has gone up under Elliott's tutelage. We strongly recommend Elliott as a coach. JCTeam10 's mom
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  twinlark: Congratulations to Elliott for winning the first Xtreme Chess Championship in the US.
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