May 2022 GM/IM Norm Invitational

May 4-8, 2022

GM A
 Name: VLADIMIR BELOUS
Current Rating: 2525
Title: GM
CCC 
Former student and chess player at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, who won the 2018 Texas Collegiate Super Finals, 2018 and 2019 Presidents' Cup. 6th CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: TITAS STREMAVICIUS
Current Rating: 2508
Title: GM
LTU 
#4 rated player from Lithuania, 2-time Olympiad representative. 10th CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: JOSHUA SHENG
Current Rating: 2487
Title: GM
USA 
2016 North American Junior Champion, earned 2nd GM norm at CCC Norm Invitational. 5th CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: JASON LIANG
Current Rating: 2432
Title: IM
USA 
North American U12 Champion, Barber Middle School Co-Champion, New York State Champion, #2 rated 15-year-old in the US, earned 3 IM norms at CCC norm events. 1 GM norm. 8th CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: JUSTUS WILLIAMS
Current Rating: 2417
Title: IM
USA 
Featured in the movie "Brooklyn Castle," held the record for youngest African-American National Master. 2nd CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: KASSA KORLEY
Current Rating: 2413
Title: IM
DEN 
Held the record for youngest African-American National Master in history, 2 GM norms (1 earned at CCC Norm Invitational). 19th CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: MICHAEL SONG
Current Rating: 2408
Title: IM
CAN 
#9 player in Canada. 1st CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: DIMITAR MARDOV
Current Rating: 2402
Title: IM
USA 
#1 rated 14-year-old in the US. 3rd CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: ALEKSANDR OSTROVSKIY
Current Rating: 2397
Title: IM
USA 
3-time New York State Champion, 1 GM norm. 14th CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: ALEXANDER KALIKSHTEYN
Current Rating: 2371
Title: IM
USA 
Former competitor in the US Championship, 1993 Denker High School Tournament Champion, 1 GM norm. 8th CCC Norm Invitational.
GM B
 Name: BARTLOMIEJ MACIEJA
Current Rating: 2519
Title: GM
POL 
6-time Olympiad representative, 2002 European Champion, Head Coach of the UTRGV chess team, peak World Ranking #40 (2653 FIDE). 3rd CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: DARCY LIMA
Current Rating: 2488
Title: GM
BRA 
FIDE Trainer, International Organizer, 3-time Brazilian Champion, competed in 2000 and 2004 FIDE World Championships, 11-time Chess Olympiad representative. 1st CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: JACOB AAGAARD
Current Rating: 2464
Title: GM
SCO 
World’s leading chess trainers and authors, 4-time Olympiad representative, former British and Scottish national champion. 2nd CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: BRYCE TIGLON
Current Rating: 2382
Title: IM
USA 
#5 rated player from Washington, 2019 Denker High School Tournament Champion, 2 GM norms. 4th CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: DEAN IPPOLITO
Current Rating: 2375
Title: IM
USA 
CCC Director of Academies, 2011 Frank Marshall USCF Ambassador of Chess award recipient. 4th CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: BACH NGO
Current Rating: 2361
Title: FM
USA 
3rd place at 2021 North American Junior Championship (Charlotte, earned 1st IM norm), earned second IM norm at CCC norm invitational, #3 rated 13-year-old in the US, 2022 Florida K-8 Champion. 3rd CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: GAURI SHANKAR
Current Rating: 2360
Title: FM
IND 
Chess streamer, earned 3 of his 7 IM norms from CCC Norm Invitationals. 27th CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: ALICE LEE
Current Rating: 2344
Title: FM
USA 
#1 rated U16 girl in the world, #2 rated 12-year-old in the US, 1 IM norm and 1 WGM norm. 2nd CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: KYRON GRIFFITH
Current Rating: 2341
Title: IM
USA 
Earned 2nd IM norm at CCC Norm Invitational. 3rd CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: JULIAN PROLEIKO
Current Rating: 2204
Title:
USA 
St. Louis native. 2nd CCC Norm Invitational.
IM C
 Name: ALONSO ZAPATA
Current Rating: 2367
Title: GM
COL 
8-time Colombian Champion, first Colombian Grandmaster, played in 12 Chess Olympiads, defeated World Champions Vassily Smyslov and Vishy Anand. 8th CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: TIANQI WANG
Current Rating: 2331
Title: IM
USA 
North Carolina's first home grown International Master (earned 5 IM norms from CCC Norm Invitationals). 18th CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: NIKOLAY ANDRIANOV
Current Rating: 2317
Title: IM
CCC 
Former Ukranian and Soviet Junior Champion, defeated top GMs Garry Kasparov, Bronstein, Suetin, Averbakh. 11th CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: ALEXANDER KING
Current Rating: 2283
Title:
USA 
#2 rated player in Tennessee. 2nd CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: ROBERTO MARTIN DEL CAMPO
Current Rating: 2263
Title: IM
MEX 
World Chess Olympiad Gold Medalist (4-time representative), 2 draws with former World Champion Vishy Anand. 27th CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: JAMES CANTY
Current Rating: 2225
Title: FM
USA 
#8 rated player in Michigan, professional chess streamer. 6th CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: TODD ANDREWS
Current Rating: 2209
Title: FM
USA 
#6 rated player in Tennessee. 1st CCC Norm Invitational. The People's Champ.
 Name: GRAYSON RORRER
Current Rating: 2204
Title:
USA 
Columnist for American Chess Magazine, #15 rated 16-year-old in the US. 2nd CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: JOHN OYEYEMI FAWOLE
Current Rating: 2118
Title: FM
NGR 
2013 Nigerian Chess Champion. 1st CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: DONALD JOHNSON
Current Rating: 2102
Title:
USA 
#17 rated 15-year-old in the US, 2022 North American Youth (U16) Co-champion. 2nd CCC Norm Invitational.
IM D
 Name: MATYAS MAREK
Current Rating: 2363
Title: IM
CZE 
Earned the IM title at 16 years old, student at member of the chess team at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. 1st CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: ANDY WOODWARD
Current Rating: 2354
Title: FM
USA 
#1 rated player under 13 years old in the World by FIDE rating and in the US by USCF rating, IM-elect. 4th CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: ALEXANDER MATROS
Current Rating: 2339
Title: IM
KAZ 
#1 rated player in South Carolina, current SC Champion and Senior Champion, PhD and Professor. 10th CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: AKIRA NAKADA
Current Rating: 2324
Title: FM
USA 
#8 rated 18-year-old in the US. 2nd CCC Norm Invitational
 Name: EIGEN WANG
Current Rating: 2269
Title:
USA 
Represented Team USA at the NATO Chess Championship, 2019 U.S. Armed Forces Champion. 1st CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: RYO CHEN
Current Rating: 2265
Title: FM
USA 
#1 rated 12-year-old in the US, 1 IM norm (from CCC Norm Invitational). 3rd CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: PEDRO RODRIGUEZ RIVERA
Current Rating: 2197
Title: IM
CUB 
2017 Panamerican Senior Champion. 4th CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: ALPEREN KANLI
Current Rating: 2173
Title:
AZE 
#15 rated player from Virginia. 4th CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: MIKE ZALOZNYY
Current Rating: 2125
Title:
USA 
#3 rated player in Nevada, USCF Original Life Master. 4th CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: EVAN ROSENBERG
Current Rating: 2035
Title:
USA 
US Chess Original Life Master with 1 IM norm. 2nd CCC Norm Invitational.