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Jeffery Xiong
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Number of games in database: 929
Years covered: 2012 to 2022
Last FIDE rating: 2709 (2730 rapid, 2724 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2712

Overall record: +251 -113 =323 (60.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 242 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (74) 
    B90 B53 B40 B51 B52
 Queen's Pawn Game (43) 
    D02 A46 E10 E00 A41
 Ruy Lopez (43) 
    C67 C91 C65 C80 C70
 Catalan (27) 
    E04 E06 E03 E07
 Grunfeld (26) 
    D85 D80 D92 D70 D90
 Slav (22) 
    D11 D13 D14 D15 D17
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (100) 
    B90 B51 B23 B50 B92
 Grunfeld (46) 
    D85 D80 D78 D79 D70
 Sicilian Najdorf (43) 
    B90 B92 B96 B94 B91
 Queen's Pawn Game (30) 
    A45 D02 A46 E00 A40
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (23) 
    D27 D20 D26 D23 D22
 Reti System (20) 
    A04 A06
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Shankland vs Xiong, 2019 0-1
   Carlsen vs Xiong, 2020 1/2-1/2
   Xiong vs Duda, 2019 1-0
   Xiong vs C Aravindh, 2016 1-0
   Nepomniachtchi vs Xiong, 2020 0-1
   Xiong vs Duda, 2019 1-0
   Xiong vs Shankland, 2021 1-0
   Xiong vs E Karavade, 2018 1-0
   Xiong vs Shankland, 2021 1-0
   I Beradze vs Xiong, 2016 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   World Junior Championship (2016)
   US Championship (2020)
   US Junior Championship (2020)
   Lindores Abbey Tal Mem (2021)
   Pacific Northwest Chess Center Masters (2020)
   Tata Steel Challengers (2017)
   Biel Master Open (2019)
   FIDE Online Steinitz Memorial (2020)
   World Cup (2019)
   Isle of Man Masters (2018)
   PRO League Group Stage (2019)
   American Continental (2018)
   Pro Chess League (2018)
   FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)
   Isle of Man Masters (2017)

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

   🏆 U.S. Championship
   Robson vs Xiong (Oct-19-22) 1/2-1/2
   Xiong vs Dominguez Perez (Oct-18-22) 1/2-1/2
   Caruana vs Xiong (Oct-17-22) 1/2-1/2
   Xiong vs Shankland (Oct-15-22) 1/2-1/2
   Xiong vs Aronian (Oct-14-22) 1/2-1/2

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(born Oct-30-2000, 22 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 Championship (2016). He scored 6½/9 at both the 2016 USA Junior closed championship(1) and the Capablanca Memorial (Premier) (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).

He won the World Junior Chess Championship, held in Bhubaneswar, India with a round to spare. He finished with an undefeated 10.5/13, a point ahead of Vladislav Artemiev.

In March 2018, Xiong won the St. Louis Spring Classic A group, a round-robin tournament of category XVII, with an unbeaten score of 6.5 points (4 wins, 5 draws) out of 9, 1.5 points clear of the field. His performance rating was 2819. One year later, he won again with an unbeaten 6/9 score (3 wins, 6 draws), half point clear of second-placed Illia Nyzhnyk.

In September 2019, Xiong participated in the FIDE World Cup. Seeded 31st in the tournament, he made it to the quarterfinals by beating Igor Lysyj, Parham Maghsoodloo, Anish Giri, and Jan-Krzysztof Duda. Xiong was then eliminated by the eventual winner, Teimour Radjabov

In October 2020, Xiong placed second (behind Wesley So) in the US Chess Championship, and also second (behind John Burke) in the US Junior championship.

In May 2022, Xiong finished first on tiebreak at the Chicago Open.

USCL player card:

References / Sources:

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

Last updated: 2022-06-01 08:07:06

 page 1 of 40; games 1-25 of 988  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Xiong vs J Sarkar  0-1502012Northern California InternationalB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. A Betaneli vs Xiong  ½-½612012Northern California InternationalA04 Reti Opening
3. Xiong vs R Kaufman  0-1392012Northern California InternationalA07 King's Indian Attack
4. Kesav Viswanadha vs Xiong  1-0352012Northern California InternationalB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. M Helfst vs Xiong  0-1312012Northern California InternationalA04 Reti Opening
6. Xiong vs A Guerrero Rodriguez  1-0462012Northern California InternationalC07 French, Tarrasch
7. E O Rodriguez vs Xiong  0-1432012Northern California InternationalB22 Sicilian, Alapin
8. Xiong vs J Bryant  1-0392012Northern California InternationalB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. T Abrahamyan vs Xiong  1-0242012Northern California InternationalB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. G Small vs Xiong  1-046201219th Western Class , Agoura Hills, CAA36 English
11. Xiong vs D Yang ½-½42201221st Chicago OpenC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
12. K Gulamali vs Xiong  ½-½67201221st Chicago OpenB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
13. J Sarkar vs Xiong  1-066201221st Chicago OpenE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
14. D Rensch vs Xiong  1-086201221st Chicago OpenB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. M Michaelides vs Xiong  0-1432012ch-USA Junior GpAE45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation
16. Xiong vs C Holt  ½-½392012ch-USA Junior GpAE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
17. Xiong vs W Fisher  1-0332012ch-USA Junior GpAB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
18. V C Shen vs Xiong  1-0352012ch-USA Junior GpAE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
19. A Shetty vs Xiong  1-0392012ch-USA Junior GpAA10 English
20. D Yang vs Xiong  0-1352012ch-USA Junior GpAD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
21. Xiong vs A Getz  0-1492012ch-USA Junior GpAC77 Ruy Lopez
22. Xiong vs J Friedel  0-1422013Chicago OpenC67 Ruy Lopez
23. Shabalov vs Xiong 0-1362013Chicago OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
24. M Amanov vs Xiong  ½-½412013Chicago OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
25. Xiong vs Shulman  ½-½782013Chicago OpenC03 French, Tarrasch
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Mar-21-19  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
Mar-27-19  wordfunph: Xiong - So tonight

Xiong, fight!

Mar-27-19  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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  SteinitzLives: Just watched Jeff in the World Cup play a clearly lost Q&P endgame against Nils Grandelius. He played w/ just K&Q against his opponent`s K+Q + connected g & h pawns for 60 moves! I was so impressed by his refusal to resign! The sky is the limit for Jeff.

Sosonko once wrote that Korchnoi had "abolished the very concept of tiredness". I saw that in Xiong today. If fatigue can be seen as just a concept and not necessarily a physical reality, than that will certainly, eventually separate one from one's competitors.

Oct-07-21  Albertan: Plano Man,the Michael Jordan of Chess,to compete in elite tournament starting this week:

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  Troller: Indeed, the US Championships have begun. Xiong started with a hard-fought draw as white against Wesley So. The field lacks Nakamura but is close to the strongest possible otherwise; I notice Cuban #2 Lazaro Bruzon is also playing, having changed federation.

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  louispaulsen88888888: The X man!
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