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March 20, 2012
220ConradHolt.jpgConrad Holt and GM Ray Robson were the stars of the UTD Invitational in Dallas (March 10-16). The event format was a "Scheveningen" system, which opposed a visiting GM squad of Robson, Giorgi Kacheishvili, Aleksandr Lenderman, Magesh Panchanathan & Manuel Leon Hoyos against Holt, GM Valentin Iotov,  GM Cristian-Ioan Chirila,  GM Julio Catalino Sadorra &  IM Milos Pavlovic, all of the UTD team. The tournament was held just in time for the Final Four of College Chess, which will span from March 31-April 1 in Virginia.   

Holt earned his final GM norm and also gained enough rating points to push him over 2500 FIDE. Here is one of his wins, a patient endgame win on the White side of the Benko Gambit against Manuel Leon Hoyos of Mexico. 


GM Ray Robson scored an impressive 7/10. Robson's form in this tournament indicates that he will be a force in the US Chess Championship coming up in May in Saint Louis. Robson defeated GM Ioan Chirila in a rare case of white's queen getting trapped in the Grunfeld.  


His victory over GM Julio Sadorra's French was annotated by GM Alejandro Ramirez in chessbase.  


See USCF rated results on MSA.

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