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Brandon Jacobson

Brandon Jacobson
CountryUnited States
Born (2003-11-14) November 14, 2003 (age 20)
Plainfield, New Jersey, U.S.
TitleGrandmaster (2020)
FIDE rating2575 (July 2024)
Peak rating2575 (February 2024)

Brandon Jacobson (born November 14, 2003) is an American chess player who received the FIDE title of Grandmaster in 2020 at the age of 16. He previously held the International Master (2018) and FIDE Master (2017) titles. He is ranked the 36th best player in the United States.[1][2] His highest rating was 2575 (in February 2024).[3] Brandon's older brother Aaron Jacobson holds the title of International Master.[4]

In January 2020, Jacobson won the 2020 Charlotte Open in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a score of 7.0/9, half a point ahead of GM Cemil Can Ali Marandi, GM Akshat Chandra, GM Andrew Tang, GM Ulvi Bajarani, and IM Aaron Grabinsky. He earned his final GM norm and a $3000 prize.[5]

Later in 2020, Jacobson participated in the 2020 US Junior Chess Championship. He ended the tournament with a 5.5 score and 4th in rankings.[6]


  1. ^ "Brandon Jacobson player profile". Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  2. ^ "Title Application for Grandmaster" (PDF). Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  3. ^ "Brandon Jacobson rating chart". Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  4. ^ "Jacobson, Aaron".
  5. ^ "2020 Charlotte Open Standings". Retrieved February 10, 2021.
  6. ^ "US Junior Championship". Retrieved February 2, 2021.

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