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Monday, April 9, 2012

GM Norm Chess Tourney Begins In Saint Louis Tonight

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Hi everyone,

The Saint Louis Invitational, a GM norm tournament, is beginning today at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. This is  the second norm tournament held at the CCSCSL (outside of U.S. Championship events) in as many years. The nine-round, round-robin event is scheduled to be held April 9 through April 13.

The field includes
1 GM Margvelashvili, Giorgi GEO 2547
2 GM Moradiabadi, Elshan IRI 2542
3 GM Finegold, Benjamin USA 2505
4 IM Sevillano, Enrico USA 2502
5 IM Arnold, Marc T USA 2502
6 IM Gerzhoy, Leonid CAN 2489
7 IM Molner, Mackenzie USA 2465
8 IM Brooks, Michael A USA 2456
9 IM Yang, Darwin USA 2448
10 IM Young, Angelo PHI 2321
Last year's GM norm tournament required a score of 6.5/9 and produced no norms, but this year's event is stronger, with an average FIDE rating of 2478, and will require a score of 6/9 to achieve a GM norm.

Click here for more information about the event and to watch all of the action live!
The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis
The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that is committed to making chess an important part of our community. In addition to providing a forum for the community to play tournaments and casual games, the club also offers chess improvement classes, beginner lessons and special lectures.

Recognising the cognitive and behavioral benefits of chess, the Chess Club and Scholastic Center is committed to supporting those chess programs that already exist in area schools while encouraging the development of new in-school and after-school programs. For more information, visit

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