Joel Lawrence Benjamin (born March 11, 1964) is an American chess player who holds the FIDE title of Grandmaster (GM). In 1998, he was voted "Grandmaster of the Year" by the U.S. Chess Federation. As of May 2020, his Elo rating was 2506, making him the No. 54 player in the U.S. and the 888th-highest rated player in the world.