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 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 6½/9 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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