Andrew Tang

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Andrew Tang
Country United States
Born (1999-11-29) 29 November 1999 (age 18)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Title Grandmaster (2017)
FIDE rating 2511 (February 2018)
Peak rating 2513 (December 2017)

Andrew Tang is an American chess player. He holds the title of grandmaster.

Chess career

Tang began playing chess in preschool. He was instructed by IM John Bartholomew as he was growing up. He earned the International Master title in 2014, by winning the North American Junior Chess Championship.[1][2]

In November 2017, Tang achieved his final GM norm and achieved a rating of over 2500 in the Fall 2017 CCCSA GM Norm Invitational tournament (in Charlotte, NC), thereby earning the title of Grandmaster.[3]

Tang is currently enrolled in Wayzata High School in Plymouth, Minnesota.

Online chess

Tang is known as a very strong online bullet chess player, playing on lichess and since 2012 under the pseudonym penguingm1. Tang has stated on his livestreams that he came up with the username penguingm1 when he was young and creating an account on ICC because he liked penguins and he wanted to become the #1 Grandmaster. Tang has at times been the highest-rated bullet chess player on both lichess and and is the highest-rated bullet chess player ever on lichess, with a peak lichess bullet rating of 3196 and a peak bullet rating of 3250. [4]


  1. ^ "2011 Canadian Closed Chess Championship". Retrieved 2017-07-29. 
  2. ^ "Andrew Tang |". Retrieved 2017-07-29. 
  3. ^ "Fall 2017 CCCSA GM Norm Invitational". Retrieved 2017-11-29. 
  4. ^ "Bullet top 200". Retrieved 2017-11-29. 

External links

  • Andrew Tang chess games at
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  • Andrew Tang Twitch account
  • Andrew Tang player profile at lichess
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