Andrew Tang became the first Minnesota homegrown Grandmaster (GM) in November 2017 after tying for first at the Fall Charlotte GM Norm Invitational. He started playing chess in preschool, and earned the National Master title in sixth grade. He earned his International Master (IM) title in August 2014 when he won the North American Junior Chess Championship in Canada as the eighth seed with a dominating score of 7.5/9. Other achievements include tying for first at the 2015 Pan American Junior Championship in El Salvador, becoming a 2016 National High School and 2018 SuperNationals VI K-12 co-champion, and winning the Minnesota State Championship in 2017, 2018 and 2019. In addition to his classical chess skills, Andrew is extremely well known online and is one of the best blitz and bullet players out there. This is his third time playing in the U.S. Junior Championship in Saint Louis. He resides in Plymouth, MN.