Spring 2023 GM/IM Norm Invitational

March 15-19, 2023

GM A
 Name: TANGUY RINGOIR
Current Rating: 2490
Title: GM
BEL 
#4 rated player from Belgium, top rated player from Maryland, 3-time Belgian National Champion, holds the largest cumulative plus score in CCC Invitationals (43 wins, 129 draws, 8 losses). 21st CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: DAVID BRODSKY
Current Rating: 2486
Title: GM
USA 
#11 rated player under age 21 in the US, winner of 2018 US Cadet Championship, 2019 National Chess Congress, 2019 Washington Chess Congress, member of University of Texas at Dallas chess team. 3rd CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: DARCY LIMA
Current Rating: 2435
Title: GM
BRA 
FIDE Trainer, International Organizer, 3-time Brazilian Champion, competed in 2000 and 2004 FIDE World Championships, 11-time Olympiad representative. 4th CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: ARTIOM SAMSONKIN
Current Rating: 2425
Title: IM
CAN 
#10 rated player in Canada, represented Canada at the 2010 and 2022 Olympiads. 1st CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: BREWINGTON HARDAWAY
Current Rating: 2394
Title: FM
USA 
#2 rated 13-year-old in the US and USCF Senior Master with 2 IM norms, 2022 Barber Middle School Champion, 2022 National 8th Grade Champion. 2nd CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: HARSHID KUNKA
Current Rating: 2372
Title: FM
USA 
#5 rated 14-year-old in the US, 2 IM norms (1 from CCC Norm Inv.) 3rd CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: DEAN IPPOLITO
Current Rating: 2368
Title: IM
USA 
Chess author, coach, and 2022 North Carolina State Co-Champion. 6th CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: GAURI SHANKAR
Current Rating: 2322
Title: FM
IND 
Chess streamer with 8 IM norms (last 4 from CCC Invitationals). 29th CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: BACH NGO
Current Rating: 2309
Title: IM
USA 
USCF Senior Master with 3 IM norms (2 from CCC events), bronze medalist at 2021 North American Junior Championship, #2 rated 14-year-old in the US, 2022 Florida K-8 Champion. 5th CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: DINA BELENKAYA
Current Rating: 2300
Title: WGM
ISR 
Professional chess player/boxer, streamer, and commentator with 4 IM norms. 1st CCC Norm Invitational.
IM B
 Name: ALONSO ZAPATA
Current Rating: 2341
Title: GM
COL 
8-time Colombian Champion, first Colombian Grandmaster, 12-time Olympiad representative, defeated World Champions Vasily Smyslov and Vishy Anand. 9th CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: TERRY LUO
Current Rating: 2310
Title: FM
USA 
Top rated player from Delaware, #5 rated 15-year-old in the US. 2nd CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: LIORDIS QUESADA VERA
Current Rating: 2310
Title: IM
CUB 
#9 rated player from Illinois, earned 2nd place in 2014 Cuban National Championship. 1st CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: LIAM PUTNAM
Current Rating: 2285
Title: FM
USA 
#4 rated 15-year-old in the US, 2019 North American U14 Champion, 2 IM norms (1 from CCC Inv). 5th CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: CARLOS SANDOVAL MERCADO
Current Rating: 2269
Title: FM
MEX 
#7 rated player from Mexico. 3rd CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: DONALD JOHNSON
Current Rating: 2240
Title: FM
USA 
#18 rated 16-year-old in the US, 2022 North American Youth (U16) Co-champion. 3rd CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: ROBERTO MARTIN DEL CAMPO
Current Rating: 2215
Title: IM
MEX 
World Chess Olympiad Gold Medalist (4-time representative), 2 draws with former World Champion Vishy Anand. 298th CCC Norm Invitational (CCC record).
 Name: JAMES CHIRILOV
Current Rating: 2168
Title:
USA 
#8 rated 14-year-old in the US and 2022 North Carolina State Co-Champion. 1st CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: QINDONG YANG
Current Rating: 2127
Title:
CHN 
#48 rated player in New York, #83 rated player in China. 2nd CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: AIDEN REISS
Current Rating: 2112
Title:
USA 
#15 rated 13-year-old in the country. 1st CCC Norm Invitational.
IM C
 Name: VLADIMIR GEORGIEV
Current Rating: 2404
Title: GM
MKD 
Former National Champion of Bulgaria and Macedonia, undefeated in CCC Norm Invitationals, former coach of GMs Xiong, Tari, Stefanova. 2nd CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: TAMAS PETENYI
Current Rating: 2325
Title: IM
SVK 
#28 rated player from Slovakia, 2014 Olympiad representative. 2nd CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: OLIVIER-KENTA CHIKU-RATTE
Current Rating: 2301
Title: IM
CAN 
#24 rated player in Canada. 2nd CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: ROBBY ADAMSON
Current Rating: 2265
Title: FM
USA 
#6 rated player from Arizona, 1988 Denker High School Tournament Co-Champion, 3 IM norms, peak ratings 2378 FIDE and 2447 USCF. 12th CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: RYAN AMBURGY
Current Rating: 2242
Title: FM
USA 
Top rated player from Oklahoma, 2022 Oklahoma State Champion with 2 IM norms. 3rd CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: VISHNU VANAPALLI
Current Rating: 2226
Title: FM
USA 
#6 rated 15-year-old in the US, 2023 NC K-12 Champion, 2022 NC State Co-Champion, 1 IM norm. 3rd CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: SUDARSHAN SRINIAIYER
Current Rating: 2186
Title: FM
USA 
#14 rated 17-year-old in the US, #7 player from Virginia. 2nd CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: JIANGWEI YU
Current Rating: 2167
Title:
CHN 
1st CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: C.J. ARVIND JAYARAMAN
Current Rating: 2104
Title: FM
IND 
#9 rated player from Ohio. 3rd CCC Norm Invitational.
 Name: JAMES NGUYEN
Current Rating: 2100
Title:
USA 
#15 rated 15-year-old in the country, #10 rated player from Tennessee. 1st CCC Norm Invitational.