Wednesday, February 27, 2013

#1096 Norowitz Earns IM Title

2009 Kenilworth CC Champion Yaacov Norowitz earned his final IM norm today by tying for 3rd 4th place at the Reykjavik Open.

After starting out 1-1 (with a loss to an FM), Yaacov scored 6.5 over the last 8 rounds, including +3-0=2 vs. 5 GMs, to finish a half-point behind winners Pavel Eljanov, Wesley So and Amin Bassem.

To play-through all of the new IM-elect's games from the event, click here.

#1095 Local TD Certification

By scoring 95% on the USCF's Club TD exam and meeting its performance requirements, I am now a Local TD.

Friday, February 08, 2013

#1094 Chess Mates Closed Saturday

Chess Mates has canceled the Dr. Luzivminda Machan Open scheduled for Saturday, February 9 and will be closed that day due to expected blizzard conditions.

A decision about the Sunday G/30 and Lesson will made later today or tomorrow.

Thursday, February 07, 2013