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Jeffery Xiong
J Xiong 
2014 US Juniors, St. Louis, Missouri  
Number of games in database: 513
Years covered: 2012 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2709 (2730 rapid, 2724 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2712

Overall record: +111 -47 =163 (60.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 192 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (36) 
    B90 B51 B53 B31 B52
 Queen's Pawn Game (27) 
    A46 E10 D02 E00 A41
 Catalan (21) 
    E04 E06 E07
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C67 C91 C65 C80 C82
 Slav (17) 
    D13 D11 D12 D14 D15
 Grunfeld (16) 
    D85 D80 D92 D90 D76
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (52) 
    B90 B51 B23 B92 B46
 Grunfeld (27) 
    D85 D80 D78 D83 D90
 Sicilian Najdorf (23) 
    B90 B92 B91 B96 B94
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (16) 
    D27 D20 D26 D23
 Reti System (15) 
    A04 A06
 English, 1 c4 c5 (13) 
    A34 A30 A32 A35 A38
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Shankland vs J Xiong, 2019 0-1
   Carlsen vs J Xiong, 2020 1/2-1/2
   J Xiong vs J K Duda, 2019 1-0
   Nepomniachtchi vs J Xiong, 2020 0-1
   I Beradze vs J Xiong, 2016 1/2-1/2
   J Xiong vs C Aravindh, 2016 1-0
   J Xiong vs J K Duda, 2019 1-0
   J Xiong vs E Karavade, 2018 1-0
   J Xiong vs W So, 2016 1/2-1/2
   B Bok vs J Xiong, 2019 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Capablanca Memorial (Premier) (2016)
   World Junior Championship (2016)
   US Junior Championship (2020)
   US Championship (2020)
   Millionaire Chess (2016)
   Pacific Northwest Chess Center Masters (2020)
   Tata Steel Challengers (2017)
   Biel Master Open (2019)
   World Cup (2019)
   FIDE Online Steinitz Memorial (2020)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)
   American Continental (2018)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   Isle of Man Masters (2017)
   FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Cup 2019 by jcgandjc

   🏆 US Championship
   J Xiong vs Lenderman (Oct-29-20) 1/2-1/2
   A Ramirez Alvarez vs J Xiong (Oct-29-20) 0-1
   J Xiong vs Nakamura (Oct-28-20) 1-0
   J Xiong vs Robson (Oct-28-20) 1-0
   W So vs J Xiong (Oct-28-20) 1-0

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(born Oct-30-2000, 20 years old) United States of America
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FIDE Master (2010); International Master (2014); Grandmaster (2015); World Junior Champion (2016).

Xiong became a FIDE master after winning the World U10 Championship held in Halkidiki in Greece in 2010. He was the runner-up to Jason Cao in the World Youth Championship (2012) U12 category. He won his IM norms at the 4th Annual Golden State Open in January 2013, the 2013 UT Dallas Spring FIDE Open sponsored by Turner Construction in March 2013 and at the 7th Annual Philadelphia Open a couple of weeks later. He reached the requisite 2400 rating on 22 March 2014 when he beat Darwin Yang in round 4 of the 2014 DCC FIDE Open II, which he won with 5/5.

In September 2014, he placed =1st at the 2014 Dallas Open alongside Alejandro Ramirez Alvarez and Milos M Pavlovic. In November he placed =3rd with 6/9 at the 2014 UT Dallas Fall FIDE Open.

In May 2015, Xiong won the Chicago Open ahead of 24 grandmasters, and achieved his final GM norm. This makes him the 17th youngest person in history to qualify for the GM title. In July 2015, he won the 7th St Louis GM Invitational. He achieved an even score (+1 =9 -1) in the US Chess Championships (2016). He scored 6/9 at both the 2016 USA Junior closed championship(1) and the Capablanca Memorial (2016) to win those events.

In August 2016, he became the youngest player since Joel Lautier to win the World Junior Championship (World Junior Championship (2016)), doing so with a round to spare. He tied for share of 2nd-6th in 2017 at the World open(2).

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References / Sources:

(1), (2), (3) Wikipedia article: Jeffery Xiong

Last updated: 2017-07-06 17:16:03

 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 504  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V C Shen vs J Xiong  1-0352012ch-USA Junior GpAE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
2. J Xiong vs C Holt  ½-½392012ch-USA Junior GpAE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
3. D Yang vs J Xiong  0-1352012ch-USA Junior GpAD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
4. J Xiong vs A Getz  0-1492012ch-USA Junior GpAC77 Ruy Lopez
5. A Dreev vs J Xiong 0-11042014Millionaire ChessD94 Grunfeld
6. J Xiong vs Zhou Jianchao 1-0542014Millionaire ChessB22 Sicilian, Alapin
7. W So vs J Xiong 1-0442014Millionaire ChessD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
8. J Xiong vs A Ramirez Alvarez  ½-½532014Millionaire ChessC60 Ruy Lopez
9. G Kacheishvili vs J Xiong  ½-½282014Millionaire ChessD80 Grunfeld
10. J Xiong vs Brunello  ½-½502014Millionaire ChessB12 Caro-Kann Defense
11. C Blocker vs J Xiong  ½-½362015Dayton MastersE13 Queen's Indian, 4.Nc3, Main line
12. J Xiong vs Zhou Jianchao  ½-½252015Millionaire ChessC67 Ruy Lopez
13. F Sanchez Saez vs J Xiong  ½-½602015Millionaire ChessB22 Sicilian, Alapin
14. J Xiong vs G Garcia  1-0372015Millionaire ChessC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
15. D Raznikov vs J Xiong  ½-½332015Millionaire ChessE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
16. J Xiong vs A Zapata  ½-½212015Millionaire ChessB40 Sicilian
17. D Haessel vs J Xiong  0-129201525th North American OpenE17 Queen's Indian
18. K F Kiewra vs J Xiong  0-140201525th North American OpenA48 King's Indian
19. J Xiong vs Joshua Colas  ½-½20201525th North American OpenA07 King's Indian Attack
20. Onischuk vs J Xiong ½-½532016US Chess ChampionshipD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
21. V Akobian vs J Xiong ½-½272016US Chess ChampionshipD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
22. J Xiong vs Robson ½-½712016US Chess ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Lenderman vs J Xiong ½-½322016US Chess ChampionshipD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
24. J Xiong vs Kamsky 1-0382016US Chess ChampionshipB03 Alekhine's Defense
25. A Chandra vs J Xiong  ½-½362016US Chess ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
 page 1 of 21; games 1-25 of 504  PGN Download
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Oct-25-18  SugarDom: I think I won 350 dollars betting on Xiong vs Rapport. I knew Rapport will push it and pay the price.
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  Calli: Xiong is up about 20 points to 2675 on his Isle of Man results. #69 in the world and I guess the youngest member of the top 100. Has white against Gawain Jones in the last Rd.
Mar-20-19  JimNorCal: "His parents couldn't spell "Jeffrey""

I noticed that too. Oh well, using unusual name spellings is fashionable now. They can say "we meant to do that"

Mar-20-19  parmetd: This is how my parents spelled my brother's middle name... it's just a less popular spelling alternative.
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  Sally Simpson: ***

'Jeffrey'or 'Jeffery' is actually the lower working classes way of spelling it.

The correct way is 'Geoffrey' and I should know.

(insert smug gums emoji)

It says Geoffrey on my Birth certificate but I sold the 'REY' to Guillermo Rey


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  offramp: The lowest-class name around is "Micheal", a name given by parents that are so stupid they cannot even spell the name they want to give their son.
Mar-21-19  SugarDom: <offramp: The lowest-class name around is "Micheal", a name given by parents that are so stupid they cannot even spell the name they want to give their son>

It's the Chinese pronunciation.

Mar-21-19  JimNorCal: Congrats, Jeffery, tied first place after 2nd Round of US Championship
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  Gypsy: And nice win in rd. 3 against Shankland
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  wordfunph: Xiong - So tonight

Xiong, fight!

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  wordfunph: <2019 U.S. Championship: Pick the Winner! : Xiong [info] 10 LIVE BET 36:1 36.71 367 Apr-01-19>


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  ketchuplover: Rd 4 World Cup awaits!
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  ketchuplover: The elite 8 can't wait
Sep-22-19  Otoy: I know someone whose name is "Karlos". It looks good too.

Like the name Alicia, there are those whose name is Allysa, which looks nice too.

Sep-22-19  WorstPlayerEver: The pic is somewhat unflattering.
Sep-23-19  SugarDom: He's the new Kid on town.

The other Kid is now overaged.

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  ketchuplover: He won 4 (rounds) but no more :(
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  saffuna: <He won 4 (rounds) but no more :(>

Ranked #35, reached final eight.

Nov-24-19  Jambow: And he is in...
Feb-11-20  1d410: I do not understand these games
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  louispaulsen88888888: Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst, officer in the British Army Jeffery Deaver, American mystery/crime novelist
Jeffery Demps, Florida football player and sprinter Jeffery Lamar Williams, better known under his stage name Young Thug (born 1991), American rapper Jeffery Simmons (born 1997), American football player Jeffery Taylor (born 1989), Swedish basketball player Jeffery Xiong, American chess grandmaster
Oct-30-20  Ironmanth: Happy birthday, Grandmaster! So impressed with your skill, work ethics, and performances, Jeffery. So proud you are a member of the US team. Congrats on your 2020 US Championship result!
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  Williebob: Winning on his birthday must be pretty sweet. Happy birthday GM Xiong and congratulations on a solid USCC performance!
Nov-05-20  SChesshevsky: With some 2020 wins versus Aronian, So, Nakamura and even Carlsen, Xiong looks like he might be moving solidly into that "next generation of chess" top group. Maybe headed by Firouzja, Duda, Artemiev, etc.

What's the next step? Probably many more major tournament head-to-heads against his peers. And I might suggest some sort of serious in tone and prize money 10 game or thereabouts rapid match with a top player like Naka, So, or Caruana.

The outcome isn't really that important. It's the preparation, plus the ongoing and post match analysis that might really have the potential of bringing Jeffery's game up a notch. I think the Fischer-Reshevsky 1961 match certainly helped Fischer. Guessing the Carlsen-Leko 2008 match didn't hurt Carlsen either.

Regardless, next few years should be exciting for Xiong and maybe US chess.

Nov-18-20  Jambow: <SChesshevsky> No doubt you are correct Xiong finished just 1/2 point behind So for US chess championship.... at 20 years old his prospects look like a top ten player at the very least as my best guess.
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