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|GM Norm Tourney Begins in Saint Louis|
|April 9, 2012|
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Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis
For Immediate Release
SAINT LOUIS, April 9, 2012 --The Saint Louis Invitational, a GM norm tournament, is scheduled to begin tonight at 5 p.m. CDT at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis. This marks 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 is as follows:
GM Margvelashvili, Giorgi GEO 2547
GM Moradiabadi, Elshan IRI 2542
GM Finegold, Benjamin USA 2505
IM Sevillano, Enrico USA 2502
IM Arnold, Marc T USA 2502
IM Gerzhoy, Leonid CAN 2489
IM Molner, Mackenzie USA 2465
IM Brooks, Michael A USA 2456
IM Yang, Darwin USA 2448
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.
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