Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Norms and Titles Earned at CCCSA Norm Invitationals & Stats



The Charlotte Chess Center has organized 12 GM/IM norm Invitational events.  Below find the FIDE titles and norms achieved at these events, statistics, and a schedule of future tournaments.

28 norms achieved (10 GM, 15 IM, 2 WGM, 1 WIM)
11 titles achieved (5 GM, 1 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 26 - 30/31, 2019




14. January 16 - 20, 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, Peter Giannatos, Walter High, and William Nash.





Tentative Future Schedule
- December 26 - 30/31, 2019 (alongside Pan-Am Intercollegiate, before 2020 Charlotte Open)
- January 16 - 20, 2020 (MLK Holiday)
- March 18 - 22, 2020
- June 10 - 14, 2020 (alongside Carolinas Classic and before Elite Chess Camp)
- July 31 - August 5, 2020
- November 25 - 29, 2020 (Thanksgiving)





Number of Norm Events played - 121 unique players have played in a CCCSA norm event:


12 - FM Gauri Shankar

11 - IM Roberto Martin del Campo

10 -  IM Kassa Korley

9 - GM Tanguy Ringoir, IM Brandon Jacobson

8 - NM Tianqi Wang

7 - FM Aaron Jacobson

6 - IM Angelo Young, IM Kevin Wang

5 - GM Michael Brown, GM Steven Zierk, GM Alonso Zapata, GM Angel Arribas Lopez, IM Alex Ostrovskiy, FM Benjamin Moon, NM John Ludwig

4 - IM Titas Stremavicius, IM Christopher Yoo, IM Sahil Sinha, FM Robby Adamson, NM Richard Francisco

3 - GM Andrey Gorovets, GM Ashwin Jayaram, GM Nicolas Checa, GM Magesh Panchanathan, GM David Berczes, IM Vishnuvardhan Arjun, IM Rohan Ahuja, IM Alex Kalikshteyn, IM John Bartholomew, IM Denys Shmelov, IM Alexey Diulger, IM Andrew Hong, IM Farai Mandizha, IM Felix Ynojosa Aponte, FM Wesley Wang, FM Nikhil Kumar, FM Seth Homa, FM Jennifer Yu

2 - GM Alder Escobar Forero, GM Denes Boros, GM Vladimir Belous, 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, FM Alexander Velikanov, FM Arvind Jayaraman, FM Malaku Lorne, FM Christopher Shen, FM Jacob Furfine, NM Alex Kolay, NM Abhimanyu Mishra, 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 Mark Paragua, 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 Levan Bregadze, IM Edward Song, IM Omer Reshef, IM Eyal Grinberg, IM Eylon Nakar, IM Kacper Drozdowski, FM Eugene Yanayt, FM Ezra Chambers, FM Ali Morshedi, FM Balaji Daggupati, FM Carissa Yip, 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, WIM Ewa Harazinska, WIM Ashritha Eswaran, NM Siddharth Banik, NM James Canty, NM Mika Brattain,  NM Karthik Rangarajan, NM Kapish Potula





32 Federations from North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia have been represented: Armenia, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Belarus, Burundi, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, Jamaica, Lithuania, Moldova, 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: 12
  • IM Roberto Martin Del Campo: 11
  • IM Kassa Korley: 10
  • GM Tanguy Ringoir, IM Brandon Jacobson: 9
  • NM Tianqi Wang: 8

Most events won:
  • GM Tanguy Ringoir, GM Michael Brown, IM Titas Stremavicius: 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 David Berczes, GM Carlos Hevia Alejano, GM Alonso Zapata, GM Karen Grigoryan, 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, NM John Ludwig: 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, GM Magesh Panchanathan: 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:
  • GM Michael Brown, IM Kassa Korley: 4
  • GM Steven Zierk, IM Alexander Katz, IM Denys Shmelov, IM Kevin Wang, IM Brandon Jacobson: 3
  • GM Tanguy Ringoir, GM John Michael Burke, IM Advait Patel, IM Philip Wang, IM Bryce Tiglon, 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 ParaguaIM 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: 12
  • GM Tanguy Ringoir: 10
  • GM Michael Brown, IM Brandon Jacobson: 9
  • IM Kevin Wang: 8
  • GM Steven Zierk: 7


Highest % score against GMs:
  • GM John Michael Burke, WGM Jennifer Yu: 83.33%
  • GM Denis Kadric, GM Karen Grigoryan, GM Mark Paragua, 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: 62.50%
  • IM Denys Shmelov: 61.11%

Highest plus score against GMs:
  • GM Michael Brown, IM Alex Katz: +3
  • GM John Michael Burke, IM Denys Shmelov, IM Advait Patel, WGM Jennifer Yu: +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: +1


Highest % wins against GMs:
  • GM John Michael Burke, IM Philip Wang, WGM Jennifer Yu: 66.67%
  • GM Denis Kadric, GM Karen Grigoryan, GM Alexander Fishbein, GM Mark Paragua, 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: 33.33%
  • GM Michael Brown: 26.67%
  • GM Vladimir Belous, IM Vignesh Panchanatham: 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, FM Carissa Yip, FM Aydin Turgut: 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, FM Alexander Velikanov, FM Yoon-Young Kim, FM Yuanchen Zhang, FM Gauri Shankar, FM Benjamin Moon, NM John Ludwig, NM Tianqi Wang: 3

Longest Draw Streak:
  • GM Alder Escobar Forero, GM Andrey Gorovets, GM Tanguy Ringoir: 8
  • IM Sahil Sinha: 7
  • GM Angel Arribas Lopez, GM Nicolas Checa, IM Denys Shmelov, IM Aleksandr Ostrovskiy, IM Justin Sarkar, IM Kassa Korley: 6
  • GM Ashwin Jayaram, GM Michael Brown, GM Magesh Panchanathan, 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, IM Kevin Wang, IM John Bartholomew, IM Roberto Martin Del Campo, IM Christopher Yoo, 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
  • FM Gauri Shankar: 21
  • GM Nicolas Checa: 20
  • 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: 54.5
  • IM Roberto Martin Del Campo: 51.5
  • GM Tanguy Ringoir: 48
  • IM Kassa Korley: 45.5
  • FM Aaron Jacobson: 37


Most cumulative wins:
  • IM Roberto Martin Del Campo, FM Aaron Jacobson: 28
  • FM Gauri Shankar: 26
  • IM Kassa Korley: 24
  • IM Brandon Jacobson: 22
  • GM Tanguy Ringoir: 19


Most cumulative draws:
  • GM Tanguy Ringoir: 58
  • FM Gauri Shankar: 57
  • IM Roberto Martin Del Campo: 47
  • IM Kassa Korley: 43
  • NM Tianqi Wang: 39


Biggest cumulative plus score:
  • GM Tanguy Ringoir: +15
  • GM Michael Brown: +14
  • IM Titas Stremavicius: +13
  • FM Aaron Jacobson: +11
  • IM Felix Ynojosa Aponte: +9

Highest cumulative % score:
  • GM Niclas Huschenbeth, FM Yoon-Young Kim, FM Carissa Yip: 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: 69.44%
  • IM Titas Stremavicius: 68.06%
  • GM Gergely Antal, GM David Berczes, GM Karen Grigoryan, IM Felix Ynojosa Aponte, IM Leonardo Valdes Romero, IM Levan Bregadze, NM Zachary Dukic: 66.67%


Highest cumulative % decisive games:
  • IM Matthew Larson, NM Karthik Rangarajan, NM Kapish Potula: 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, 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 Carissa Yip, FM Aydin Turgut, NM Zachary Dukic: 55.56%
  • IM Safal Bora, IM Hans Niemann, FM Alexander Velikanov: 50%
  • GM Denis Kadric, GM Gergely Antal, IM Raja Panjwani, IM Leonardo Valdes Romero, IM Titas Stremavicius, IM Zurab Javakhadze, IM Levan Bregadze, IM Felix Ynojosa Aponte, WGM Jennifer Yu, FM Yuanchen Zhang, FM Eugene Yanayt, FM Aaron Jacobson: 44.44%

Highest cumulative % draws:
  • GM Andrey Stukopin, FM Aravind Kumar: 77.78%
  • GM Tanguy Ringoir: 71.6%
  • IM Rohan Ahuja: 70.37%
  • GM Andrey Gorovets, GM Alder Escobar Forero, GM Djurabek Khamrakulov, IM Vignesh Panchanatham, IM Justin Sarkar, NM Alex Kolay: 66.67%
  • IM Nicolas Checa: 62.96%

Lowest cumulative % losses:
  • GM Denis Kadric, GM Niclas Huschenbeth, IM Raja Panjwani, IM Omer Reshef, FM Carissa Yip: 0%
  • GM Tanguy Ringoir: 4.94%
  • 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, IM Vignesh Panchanatham, IM Alexander Katz, IM Felix Ynojosa Aponte, IM Levan Bregadze, IM Leonardo Valdes Romero, IM Eyal Grinberg, IM Safal Bora, FM Aravind Kumar, FM Yoon-Young Kim, FM Aydin Turgut: 11.11%

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