A chess prodigy is a chess player that has amazing talent and will hopefully be a strong GM in the future. Usually they learn chess at early ages such as 5 or sometimes start rather late such as 10 or 11. Sadly lots of chess prodigies don't fulfill their meaning because they are sidelined with distractions like video games or ruined by drugs. If every chess prodigy would reach their potential we would have quite a few Magnus Carlsens! Some of the most promising child prodigies today are Americans Awonder Liang and Samuel Sevian.