Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Norms and Titles Earned at CCCSA Norm Events & Stats



The Charlotte Chess Center has organized 14 GM/IM Norm Invitational events.  Below find the FIDE titles and norms achieved at these events, statistics, and a schedule of future tournaments.

33 norms achieved (12 GM, 18 IM, 2 WGM, 1 WIM)
14 titles achieved (6 GM, 3 IM, 1 WIM, 4 FM)


1. March 2016
  • Alexander Velikanov (Wisconsin) earned his final IM norm
  • Michael Brown (California) earned his second IM norm
  • Safal Bora (Michigan) earned his first GM norm
  • Matthew Larson (Missouri) earned the FM title by rating


  • Gauri Shankar (India) earned his fifth IM norm
  • John Ludwig (Florida) earned his first IM norm
  • Tianqi Wang (North Carolina) earned his first IM norm
  • Benjamin Moon (Georgia) earned the FM title by rating

  • Andrew Tang (Minnesota) earned his final GM norm
  • Raja Panjwani (Canada) earned his second GM norm

  • Wesley Wang (New York) earned the FM title by rating
  • Kevin Wang (Maryland) earned his 5th IM norm and the IM title by rating
  • John Burke (New Jersey) earned his final GM norm
  • Jennifer Yu (Virginia) earned her second IM norm and her second WGM norm

5. March/April 2018
  • No norms achieved



6. June 2018
  • Steven Zierk (California) earned his final GM norm
  • Kassa Korley (Denmark) earned his first GM norm
  • Yoon-Young Kim (Connecticut) earned his first IM norm
  • Brandon Jacobson (New Jersey) earned his first IM norm
  • Carissa Yip (Massachusetts) earned her first IM norm, first WGM norm, and her final WIM norm


  • Tianqi Wang (North Carolina) earned his final IM norm


8. November 2018
  • Nicolas Checa (New York) earned his final GM norm


9. January 2019
  • Aaron Jacobson (New York) earned his first IM norm
  • Michael Brown (California) earned his final GM norm


10. March 2019
  • No norms achieved




  • Aydin Turgut (Indiana) earned the FM title by rating and his first IM norm



12. November /December 2019
  • Omer Reshef (Israel) earned his first GM norm
  • Eyal Grinberg (Israel) earned his first GM norm
  • Jennifer Yu (Virginia) earned her fourth IM norm
  • Christopher Shen (Ohio) earned his first IM norm



13. December 2019

  • John Ludwig (Florida) earned his final IM norm


  • Brandon Jacobson (New Jersey) earned his final GM norm
  • Aaron Grabinsky (Missouri) earned his IM title and first GM norm
  • Shunkai Peng (Oregon) earned his fourth IM norm



14. January 16 - 20, 2020

  • Carissa Yip (Massachusetts) earned her fourth IM norm


15. March 18 - 22, 2020



International Arbiter (IA), FIDE Arbiter (FA), and International Organizer (IO) norms have been awarded to: IA Korey Kormick, IA Rudy Abate, IA Anand Dommalapati, IA/IO Grant Oen, FA Mike Hoffpauir, FA Martha Underwood, Peter Giannatos, Walter High, William Nash, GP Sinha, and Maya McGreen.





Future Schedule
- March 18 - 22, 2020
- June 10 - 14, 2020 (alongside Carolinas Classic and before Elite Chess Camp)
- November 25 - 29, 2020 (Thanksgiving)





Number of Norm Events played - 134 unique players have played in a CCCSA invitational norm event:


14 - FM Gauri Shankar

12 - IM Roberto Martin del Campo, IM Kassa Korley

11 -  IM Brandon Jacobson

10 - GM Tanguy Ringoir

8 - NM Tianqi Wang, FM Aaron Jacobson

6 - IM Angelo Young, IM Kevin Wang, NM John Ludwig, NM Richard Francisco

5 - GM Michael Brown, GM Steven Zierk, GM Alonso Zapata, GM Angel Arribas Lopez, IM Alex Ostrovskiy, IM Sahil Sinha, FM Benjamin Moon

4 - GM Magesh Panchanathan, GM David Berczes, IM Titas Stremavicius, IM Christopher Yoo, IM Alex Kalikshteyn, IM Alexey Diulger, IM Andrew Hong, WGM Jennifer Yu, FM Robby Adamson, NM Abhimanyu Mishra

3 - GM Andrey Gorovets, GM Ashwin Jayaram, GM Nicolas Checa, IM Vishnuvardhan Arjun, IM Rohan Ahuja, IM John Bartholomew, IM Denys Shmelov, IM Farai Mandizha, IM Felix Ynojosa Aponte, FM Wesley Wang, FM Nikhil Kumar, FM Seth Homa, FM Jacob Furfine, NM Alex Kolay

2 - GM Alder Escobar Forero, GM Denes Boros, GM Vladimir Belous, GM Mark Paragua, IM Advait Patel, IM Bryce Tiglon, IM David Brodsky, IM David Vigorito, IM Hans Niemann, IM Safal Bora, IM Zurab Javakhadze, IM Joel Banawa, IM Alexander Katz, IM Annie Wang, IM Levan Bregadze, WGM Carissa Yip, FM Alexander Velikanov, FM Arvind Jayaraman, FM Malaku Lorne, FM Christopher Shen, WIM Thalia Cervantes Landeiro, NM Aaron Balleisen

1 - GM Alex Fishbein, GM Aman Hambleton, GM Andrew Tang, GM Denis Kadric, GM Gergely Antal, GM John Burke, GM Niclas Huschenbeth, GM Nikola Nestorovic, GM Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu, GM Djurabek Khamrakulov, GM Andrey Stukopin, GM Karen Grigoryan, GM Carlos Hevia Alejano, GM Karthik Venkataraman, GM Hedinn Steingrimsson, GM Valentin Yotov, IM Alejandro Montalvo, IM Craig Hilby, IM Daniel Gurevich, IM Dean Ippolito, IM Justin Sarkar, IM Sanjay Ghatti, IM Arthur Guo, IM Leonardo Valdes Romero, IM Matthew Larson, IM Michael Kleinman, IM Michael Lee, IM Philip Wang, IM Raja Panjwani, IM Vignesh Panchanatham, IM Martin Lokander, IM Edward Song, IM Omer Reshef, IM Eyal Grinberg, IM Eylon Nakar, IM Kacper Drozdowski, IM Praveen Balakrishnan, IM Justin Wang, IM Nikolay Andrianov, IM Cameron Wheeler, FM Eugene Yanayt, FM Ezra Chambers, FM Ali Morshedi, FM Balaji Daggupati, FM Eliot Soo-Burrowes, FM Gary Ng, FM Josiah Stearman, FM Justin Paul, FM Justus Williams, FM Yoon-Young Kim, FM Yuanchen Zhang, FM Andy Huang, FM Aravind Kumar, FM Jason Wang, FM Aydin Turgut, FM Vincent Tsay, FM Liran Zhou, FM Mark Plotkin, FM Jason Liang, WIM Ewa Harazinska, WIM Ashritha Eswaran, WFM Uyanga Byambaa, NM Siddharth Banik, NM James Canty, NM Mika Brattain,  NM Karthik Rangarajan, NM Kapish Potula, NM Dominique Myers, NM Eric Yuhan Li





35 Federations from North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia have been represented: Armenia, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Belarus, Bulgaria, Burundi, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, India, Israel, Jamaica, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.


21 states have been represented: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.



Norm Event Stats


Most events played:

  • FM Gauri Shankar: 14
  • IM Roberto Martin Del Campo, IM Kassa Korley: 12
  • IM Brandon Jacobson: 11
  • GM Tanguy Ringoir: 10
  • FM Aaron Jacobson, NM Tianqi Wang: 8

Most events won:
  • GM Tanguy Ringoir, GM Michael Brown, GM David Berczes, IM Titas Stremavicius, NM John Ludwig: 2
  • GM Denis Kadric, GM John Michael Burke, GM Andrew Tang, GM Niclas Huschenbeth, GM Nicolas Checa, GM Steven Zierk, GM Angel Arribas Lopez, GM Vladimir Belous, GM Carlos Hevia Alejano, GM Alonso Zapata, GM Karen Grigoryan, GM Karthik Venkataraman, GM Mark Paragua, IM Safal Bora, IM Hans Niemann, IM Alex Ostrovskiy, IM Felix Ynojosa Aponte, IM Kevin Wang, IM Roberto Martin Del Campo, IM Rohan Ahuja, IM Christopher Yoo, IM John Bartholomew, IM Kassa Korley, IM Raja Panjwani, IM Omer Reshef, IM Eyal Grinberg, WGM Jennifer Yu, FM Gauri Shankar, FM Alexander Velikanov, FM Carissa Yip, FM Yoon-Young Kim, FM Aydin Turgut, FM Christopher Shen, NM Tianqi Wang: 1

Highest cumulative average opponent rating:
  • FM Justus Williams: 2461
  • GM Andrey Stukopin: 2458
  • IM Denys Shmelov, NM Mika Brattain: 2455
  • IM Kevin Wang, IM Aleksandr Ostrovskiy: 2450
  • IM Farai Mandizha, IM Philip Wang, GM Aman Hambleton: 2449

Highest cumulative performance rating:
  • GM Niclas Huschenbeth: 2649
  • IM Raja Panjwani: 2609
  • IM Omer Reshef: 2605
  • GM Denis Kadric: 2604
  • GM John Michael Burke, IM Eyal Grinberg: 2603

Most wins against GMs:
  • IM Kassa Korley: 5
  • GM Michael Brown, IM Brandon Jacobson: 4
  • GM Steven Zierk, IM Alexander Katz, IM Denys Shmelov, IM Kevin Wang: 3
  • GM Tanguy Ringoir, GM John Michael Burke, IM Advait Patel, IM Philip Wang, IM Bryce Tiglon, IM Andrew Hong, WGM Jennifer Yu: 2
  • GM Denis Kadric, GM Andrew Tang, GM Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu, GM Gergely Antal, GM Nicolas Checa, GM Andrey Gorovets, GM Alexander Fishbein, GM Vladimir Belous, GM Alonso Zapata, GM Magesh Panchanathan, GM Karen Grigoryan, GM David Berczes, GM Mark Paragua, GM Hedinn Steingrimsson, IM Safal Bora, IM Raja Panjwani, IM Aleksandr Ostrovskiy, IM John Bartholomew, IM Farai Mandizha, IM Joel Banawa, IM Dean Ippolito, IM Daniel Gurevich, IM Craig Hilby, IM Vignesh Panchanatham, IM Roberto Martin Del Campo, IM Omer Reshef, IM Eyal Grinberg: 1

Most points against GMs:
  • IM Kassa Korley: 15.5
  • IM Brandon Jacobson: 12.5
  • GM Tanguy Ringoir: 11
  • GM Michael Brown: 9
  • IM Kevin Wang: 8


Highest % score against GMs:
  • GM John Michael Burke, WGM Jennifer Yu: 83.33%
  • GM Denis Kadric, GM Karen Grigoryan, GM Hedinn Steingrimsson, IM Alexander Katz: 75%
  • GM Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu, GM Andrew Tang, GM Gergely Antal, IM Advait Patel, IM Daniel Gurevich, IM Philip Wang, IM Raja Panjwani, IM Omer Reshef: 66.67%
  • GM Vladimir Belous, GM Mark Paragua: 62.50%
  • IM Denys Shmelov: 61.11%

Highest plus score against GMs:
  • GM Michael Brown, IM Alex Katz: +3
  • GM John Michael Burke, GM Tanguy Ringoir, IM Denys Shmelov, IM Advait Patel: +2
  • GM Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu, GM David Berczes, GM Vladimir Belous, GM Magesh Panchanathan, GM Karen Grigoryan, GM Denis Kadric, GM Gergely Antal, GM Andrew Tang, IM Daniel Gurevich, IM Raja Panjwani, IM Bryce Tiglon, IM Philip Wang, IM Omer Reshef, WGM Jennifer Yu: +1


Highest % wins against GMs:
  • GM John Michael Burke, IM Philip Wang: 66.67%
  • GM Denis Kadric, GM Karen Grigoryan, GM Alexander Fishbein, GM Hedinn Steingrimsson, IM Alexander Katz: 50%
  • GM Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu, GM Andrew Tang, GM Gergely Antal, IM Safal Bora, IM Denys Shmelov, IM Daniel Gurevich, IM Raja Panjwani, IM Bryce Tiglon, IM Dean Ippolito, IM Advait Patel, IM Craig Hilby, IM Andrew Hong, IM Omer Reshef, IM Eyal Grinberg, IM Praveen Balakrishnan: 33.33%
  • GM Michael Brown: 26.67%
  • GM Vladimir Belous, IM Vignesh Panchanatham, IM Roberto Martin Del Campo: 25%

Longest Win Streak:
  • IM Roberto Martin Del Campo, IM Hans Niemann, IM David Brodsky, IM Brandon Jacobson: 5
  • GM Alonso Zapata, IM Aleksandr Ostrovskiy, IM Christopher Yoo, IM Eyal Grinberg, IM Kassa Korley, IM Cameron Wheeler, WGM Carissa Yip, FM Aydin Turgut, NM Richard Francisco: 4
  • GM Niclas Huschenbeth, GM Denis Kadric, GM Aman Hambleton, GM Steven Zierk, GM Magesh Panchanathan, GM Angel Arribas Lopez, GM Carlos Hevia Alejano, GM Michael Brown, IM Zurab Javakhadze, IM Safal Bora, IM Matthew Larson, IM Kassa Korley, IM Felix Ynojosa Aponte, IM Annie Wang, IM Levan Bregadze, FM Alexander Velikanov, FM Yoon-Young Kim, FM Yuanchen Zhang, FM Gauri Shankar, FM Benjamin Moon, NM John Ludwig, NM Tianqi Wang, NM Zachary Dukic: 3

Longest Draw Streak:
  • GM Tanguy Ringoir: 9
  • GM Alder Escobar Forero, GM Andrey Gorovets, IM Kassa Korley: 8
  • GM Magesh Panchanathan, IM Sahil Sinha, IM Alexander Kalikshteyn: 7
  • GM Angel Arribas Lopez, GM Nicolas Checa, IM Denys Shmelov, IM Aleksandr Ostrovskiy, IM Justin Sarkar, IM Nikolay Andrianov: 6
  • GM Ashwin Jayaram, GM Michael Brown, IM Angelo Young, IM David Vigorito, IM Andrew Hong, IM Alexander Katz, IM Vignesh Panchanatham, IM Rohan Ahuja, FM Robby Adamson, FM Gauri Shankar, NM John Ludwig: 5
  • GM Andrey Stukopin, GM Alonso Zapata, GM David Berczes, GM Steven Zierk, GM Valentin Yotov, IM Kevin Wang, IM John Bartholomew, IM Roberto Martin Del Campo, IM Christopher Yoo, IM Felix Ynojosa Aponte, FM Seth Homa, FM Aravind Kumar, NM Benjamin Moon, NM Tianqi Wang, NM Alex Kolay: 4

Longest Undefeated Streak:
  • GM Tanguy Ringoir: 37 games
  • GM Michael Brown: 28 (current)
  • FM Gauri Shankar: 21
  • GM Nicolas Checa: 20 (current)
  • GM Andrey Gorovets: 19



Largest cumulative FIDE rating gain:
  • FM Aaron Jacobson: +145.8 points
  • FM Wesley Wang: +92.6
  • FM Aydin Turgut: +92
  • IM Christopher Yoo: +75.94
  • FM Gauri Shankar: +71.8


Largest FIDE rating gain in one event:
  • FM Wesley Wang: +96.4 points
  • FM Aydin Turgut: +92
  • IM Christopher Yoo: +68
  • IM Vishnuvardhan Arjun: +66.4
  • NM Tianqi Wang: +63.4


Most cumulative points scored:
  • FM Gauri Shankar: 64.5
  • IM Roberto Martin Del Campo: 55.5
  • IM Kassa Korley: 54.5
  • GM Tanguy Ringoir: 53
  • IM Brandon Jacobson: 45


Most cumulative wins:
  • FM Gauri Shankar: 32
  • FM Aaron Jacobson: 30
  • IM Roberto Martin Del Campo: 29
  • IM Brandon Jacobson: 27
  • IM Kassa Korley: 26


Most cumulative draws:
  • GM Tanguy Ringoir: 66
  • FM Gauri Shankar: 65
  • IM Kassa Korley: 57
  • IM Roberto Martin Del Campo: 53
  • NM Tianqi Wang: 39


Biggest cumulative plus score:
  • GM Tanguy Ringoir: +16
  • GM Michael Brown: +14
  • IM Titas Stremavicius: +13
  • FM Aaron Jacobson: +12
  • NM John Ludwig: +10

Highest cumulative % score:
  • GM Niclas Huschenbeth, FM Yoon-Young Kim: 77.78%
  • GM Andrew Tang, GM John Michael Burke, GM Denis Kadric, GM Carlos Hevia Alejano, IM Raja Panjwani, IM Omer Reshef, IM Eyal Grinberg, FM Aydin Turgut: 72.22%
  • IM Safal Bora, WGM Carissa Yip: 69.44%
  • IM Titas Stremavicius: 68.06%
  • GM Gergely Antal, GM David Berczes, GM Karen Grigoryan, GM Karthik Venkataraman, IM Felix Ynojosa Aponte, IM Leonardo Valdes Romero, IM Levan Bregadze, NM Zachary Dukic: 66.67%


Highest cumulative % decisive games:
  • IM Matthew Larson, WGM Uyanga ByambaaNM Karthik Rangarajan, NM Kapish Potula, NM Dominique Myers: 88.89%
  • FM Ezra Paul Chambers: 87.5%
  • FM Nikhil Kumar: 81.48%
  • GM Karen Grigoryan, IM Alejandro Montalvo, IM Philip Wang, IM Arthur Guo, FM Yoon-Young Kim, FM Alexander Velikanov, FM Yuanchan Zhang, FM Eugene Yanayt, FM Justin Paul, FM Ali Morshedi, FM Justus Williams, FM Balaji Daggupati, FM Malaku Lorne, FM Mark Plotkin, NM Zachary Dukic: 77.78%
  • IM Hans Niemann, IM Annie Wang: 72.22%


Highest cumulative % wins:
  • FM Yoon-Young Kim: 66.67%
  • GM Andrew Tang, GM Karen Grigoryan, GM John Michael Burke, GM Carlos Hevia Alejano, GM Niclas Huschenbeth, IM Matthew Larson, IM Eyal Grinberg, FM Aydin Turgut, NM Zachary Dukic: 55.56%
  • IM Safal Bora, IM Hans Niemann, WGM Carissa Yip, FM Alexander Velikanov: 50%
  • GM Denis Kadric, GM Gergely Antal, GM Karthik Venkataraman, IM Raja Panjwani, IM Leonardo Valdes Romero, IM Titas Stremavicius, IM Zurab Javakhadze, IM Levan Bregadze, IM Felix Ynojosa Aponte, IM Cameron Wheeler, WGM Jennifer Yu, FM Yuanchen Zhang, FM Eugene Yanayt, FM Aaron Jacobson: 44.44%

Highest cumulative % draws:
  • IM Nikolay Andrianov: 88.89%
  • GM Andrey Stukopin, GM Hedinn Steingrimsson, FM Aravind Kumar: 77.78%
  • GM Tanguy Ringoir: 73.33%
  • IM Rohan Ahuja: 70.37%
  • GM Andrey Gorovets, GM Alder Escobar Forero, GM Djurabek Khamrakulov, GM Magesh Panchanathan, IM Vignesh Panchanatham, IM Justin Sarkar, IM Justin Wang: 66.67%

Lowest cumulative % losses:
  • GM Denis Kadric, GM Niclas Huschenbeth, GM Hedinn Steingrimsson, IM Raja Panjwani, IM Omer Reshef, IM Nikolay Andrianov: 0%
  • GM Tanguy Ringoir: 4.44%
  • GM Michael Brown: 6.67%
  • IM Titas Stremavicius: 8.33%
  • GM Andrey Stukopin, GM Andrey Gorovets, GM Alder Escobar Forero, GM Vladimir Belous, GM Gergely Antal, GM Andrew Tang, GM Djurabek Khamrakulov, GM John Michael Burke, GM Carlos Hevia Alejano, GM Karthik Venkataraman, IM Vignesh Panchanatham, IM Alexander Katz, IM Felix Ynojosa Aponte, IM Levan Bregadze, IM Leonardo Valdes Romero, IM Eyal Grinberg, IM Safal Bora, IM Cameron Wheeler, WGM Carissa Yip, FM Aravind Kumar, FM Yoon-Young Kim, FM Aydin Turgut, NM John Ludwig, NM Eric Yuhan Li: 11.11%

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