Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Norms and Titles Earned at CCCSA Norm Invitationals



The Charlotte Chess Center has organized nine GM/IM norm Invitational events.  Below is the list of FIDE titles and norms earned at these events.

23 norms achieved (8 GM, 12 IM, 2 WGM, 1 WIM)
12 titles achieved (5 GM, 3 IM, 1 WIM, 3 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










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, Peter Giannatos, Walter High, and William Nash.





Tentative Future Schedule
- June 5-9, 2019 (alongside Carolinas Classic and Elite Camp)
- August 2019 (TBA)
- November 27 - December 1, 2019 (Thanksgiving)





Number of Norm Events played - 107 unique players have played in a CCCSA norm event:


10 - FM Gauri Shankar

9 - IM Roberto Martin del Campo

8 -  IM Kassa Korley

7 - GM Tanguy Ringoir, IM Brandon Jacobson, IM Kevin Wang, NM Tianqi Wang

6 - IM Angelo Young

5 - GM Michael Brown, NM Benjamin Moon

4 - GM Angel Arribas Lopez, GM Alonso Zapata, GM Steven Zierk, IM Titas Stremavicius, IM Alex Ostrovskiy, FM Aaron Jacobson, NM John Ludwig

3 - GM Andrey Gorovets, GM Ashwin Jayaram, GM Nicolas Checa, GM Magesh Panchanathan, IM Vishnuvardhan Arjun, IM Rohan Ahuja, IM Christopher Yoo, IM Alex Kalikshteyn, IM Farai Mandizha, IM John Bartholomew, IM Denys Shmelov, IM Alexey Diulger, FM Robby Adamson, FM Sahil Sinha, FM Wesley Wang

2 - GM David Berczes, GM Alder Escobar Forero, GM Denes Boros, GM Vladimir Belous, IM Advait Patel, IM Bryce Tiglon, IM David Brodsky, IM David Vigorito, IM Felix Ynojosa Aponte, IM Hans Niemann, IM Safal Bora, IM Zurab Javakhadze, IM Joel Banawa, IM Alexander Katz, IM Andrew Hong, FM Alexander Velikanov, FM Annie Wang, FM Jennifer Yu, FM Nikhil Kumar, FM Arvind Jayaraman, NM Richard Francisco

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, 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, FM Eugene Yanayt, FM Ezra Chambers, FM Ali Morshedi, FM Balaji Daggupati, FM Carissa Yip, FM Christopher Shen, FM Edward Song, FM Eliot Soo-Burrowes, FM Gary Ng, FM Jacob Furfine, FM Josiah Stearman, FM Justin Paul, FM Justus Williams, FM Malaku Lorne, FM Yoon-Young Kim, FM Yuanchen Zhang, FM Andy Huang, FM Aravind Kumar, WIM Ewa Harazinska, WIM Ashritha Eswaran, NM Abhimanyu Mishra, NM Siddharth Banik, NM Aaron Balleisen, NM James Canty, NM Mika Brattain,  NM Alex Kolay, NM Karthik Rangarajan, NM Kapish Potula





28 Federations have been represented: Australia, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Belarus, Burundi, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Spain, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, India, Jamaica, Lithuania, Moldova, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine, United States, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe.



Norm Event Stats

Most events played:

  • FM Gauri Shankar - 9
  • IM Roberto Martin Del Campo - 8
  • IM Kassa Korley, NM Tianqi Wang - 7

Highest cumulative average opponent rating:
  • FM Justus Williams - 2461
  • GM Andrey Stukopin - 2458
  • IM Denys Shmelov, IM Aleksandr Ostrovskiy, NM Mika Brattain - 2455

Highest cumulative performance rating:
  • GM Niclas Huschenbeth - 2649
  • IM Raja Panjwani - 2609
  • GM Denis Kadric - 2604

Most cumulative wins against GMs:
  • GM Michael Brown, IM Kassa Korley - 4
  • IM Alexander Katz, IM Denys Shmelov, IM Kevin Wang - 3

Most cumulative points against GMs:
  • IM Kassa Korley - 9.5
  • GM Michael Brown - 9
  • IM Kevin Wang - 7

Highest % score against GMs:
  • GM John Michael Burke - 83.33%
  • GM Denis Kadric, GM David Berczes, IM Alexander Katz - 75%

Highest % wins against GMs:
  • GM John Michael Burke, IM Philip Wang - 66.67%
  • GM Denis Kadric, GM David Berczes, GM Alexander Fishbein, IM Alexander Katz - 50%



Largest cumulative FIDE rating gain:

  • IM Christopher Yoo - 101.44
  • FM Aaron Jacobson - 100.00
  • FM Gauri Shankar - 97.40

Most cumulative points scored:
  • FM Gauri Shankar - 44
  • IM Roberto Martin Del Campo - 38
  • GM Tanguy RIngoir - 33

Biggest cumulative plus score:
  • GM Michael Brown: +14
  • GM Tanguy Ringoir: +12
  • IM Titas Stremavicius: +8

Highest cumulative % score:
  • GM Niclas Huschenbeth, FM Yoon-Young Kim, FM Carissa Yip - 77.78%

Highest cumulative % decisive games:
  • IM Matthew Larson, NM Karthik Rangarajan, NM Kapish Potula - 88.89%


Highest cumulative % wins:
  • FM Yoon-Young Kim - 66.67%
  • GM Andrew Tang, GM John Michael Burke, GM Niclas Huschenbeth, IM Matthew Larson, FM Carissa Yip - 55.56%

Highest cumulative % draws:
  • GM Andrey Stukopin, FM Aravind Kumar - 77.78%
  • IM Rohan Ahuja - 72.22%

Lowest cumulative % losses:
  • GM Denis Kadric, GM Niclas Huschenbeth, IM Raja Panjwani, FM Carissa Yip - 0%













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