I just got a confirmation from Gary, Ray Robson’s Dad, from Uruguay that Ray has won the Panamerican Junior Championship with one round to spare. After a 7/7 start, he took a draw in round 8 in a superior position to secure the norm and title.

For winning this tournament, he automatically earns a GM norm, his third, and thus GM title since his rating is already more than 2500!

Congratulations to Ray and his family! I am so happy for them. Well done!

According to Michigan Chess Dad, here are the records:

Ray Robson 14 Years 11 Months 16 days
Fabiano Caruana 14 Years 11 Months 20 days
Hikaru Nakamura 15 years and 79 days
Robert James “Bobby” Fischer 15 Years 6 months

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