Ray Robson


Since being taught how to play chess by his father at the age of three, Robson has had many impressive results. He was the Supernationals champion in 2005 and then placed top ten in the World Youth Chess Championship from 2004 to 2007. In 2007, he broke Nakamura’s record of youngest IM-elect ever after achieving his final GM norm at the University of Texas, Dallas (UTD) GM invitational tournament. He achieved his Grandmaster title in 2009, after winning the Pan-American Youth Championship that year. The same year, he became one of the youngest to ever win the US Junior Championship. He also broke Nakamura’s record of youngest American Grandmaster by achieving it at 14 years, 11 months, and 16 days.

Robson placed second in both the 2014 Millionaire Chess Championship and the 2015 US Championships. During his time as a member of the Webster University SPICE Chess team, they achieved several national titles at the President’s Cup, including three consecutive titles. Robson is currently a member of the Chicago Wind team in the 2020 ProChess League.