US Chess Champion 2018; World Under-18 Bronze Championship, US Junior Champion 2010
Samuel Shankland is an American chess player who received his Grandmaster title in 2011. He was the 2018 US Chess Champion and won bronze at the 2008 world Under-18 Championship. As a member of the United States team, he won the gold medal for the best individual performance on the reserve board at the 41st Chess Olympiad. He also was part of the team at the 42nd Chess Olympiad, where the United States won team gold for the first time in 40 years.