Today: Junior Speed Chess Match Gledura-LiangChess.Com #Chess_ComJune 18, 2019
He was strong at a young age: in 2009 he won the European U10 Championship, and two years later he got the silver medal at the World Youth U12.
Two years later, at the Batumi Olympiad, Gledura repeated the same score on board three.
The 16-year-old Liang (@rednova1729), from Madison, Wisconsin, started playing at the age of five.
In November of the same year he won the gold medal at the World Youth U8 and then in 2012 he became also the youngest ever player to beat a grandmaster.
Just nine years old, he won his game against GM Larry Kaufman at the Washington International.
On Chess.com his blitz rating is 2657, also fairly close to Gledura’s.
As the stats suggest, this could be one of the closest matches of all the matches in this round of 16.
I’ve never played a whole lot of blitz, so I am probably the slight underdog.”
Gledura: “I will be playing a few training games with my coaches with this time control.”Liang: “I’ll probably start building up some calculation, which I haven’t done for a while.
Gledura: “I do not like playing chess online that much, I prefer to play on a ‘real’ chessboard and therefore I don’t play online a lot.”Liang: “On the sparse occasions that I play online, I haven’t seen Benjamin, so I don’t know anything about him.