Home Page arrow Chess Life Online arrow 2014 arrow August arrow Bryan Smith GM Title Approved in Chennai
Bryan Smith GM Title Approved in Chennai Print E-mail
By Walter Brown   
November 12, 2013
The 84th FIDE Congress in Tallinn, Estonia held in early October and the 4th quarter PB meeting in Chennai last week have been very good for USA title applications. 

Bryan Smith will become the newest GM. He made his last GM norm at the Third Annual Fall Festival in Michigan ending on October 27th. His application was approved last week. He joins Daniel Naroditsky, Mackenzie Molner, and Irina Krush who were approved in Tallinn as the newest USA GM’s. Bryan’s title will become official about January 5th. Other titles that had been previously posted from Tallinn were the IM’s for John Daniel Bryant, Thomas Bartell, Aleksandr Ostrovskiy, and Luke Harmon-Vellotti.
Tracey Vibbert had her FA approved this time in Chennai. She joins Tony Rich who received his IA and Mike Hoffpauir who received his FA, both in Tallinn.

August - Chess Life Online 2014

Back to School with Jeevan KaramsettyCaruana Off to a Crushing Start in Sinquefield Cup US Masters Returns to GreensboroBack to School with Becca Lampman Strongest Chess Tournament Ever Begins in Saint LouisCaptain Melik & Coach Yury Reflect on Tromso Brownsville Recognized as Chess City of the Year [FULL AWARDS LIST] Rogers Previews World's Strongest Tournament: Sinquefield Cup Tang & Kats Pick Up Big Norms in Canada The August Check is in the Mail President's Report From Tromso Ricardo DeGuzman Tops The Field In The ValleyBookstore Bids Open for National Scholastics Azarov Wins in Washington, Sevian Nabs Final Norm Hoffman & Rohde on Impressions from the Olympiad The Captain’s Report: Donaldson on the Last Round in Tromso Brown & Guadalupe Report from FIDE Congress US Teams Win Vs. Argentina & Vietnam US Splits Both Matches Sevian Leads Washington International USCF President Ruth Haring Reports in Orlando The US Splits Match vs. Hungary Captain's Report: Donaldson on the Olympiad Last Day Discount for Millionaire Chess FIDE Congress Underway in Tromso US Wins Big vs. Uzbekistan Rest and Run: Team USA Victorious in Round 62014 Sinquefield Cup Strongest Chess Tournament in HistoryTeam USA in Norway: Shankland Stays PerfectLevon Aronian Headlines Metropolitan Chess Camp US Teams Rebound in Round Four The US Falters in Round Three GM Conrad Holt Wins US Open Title The US Team in Norway: Big Battles Set for Round 3 Four Pull Ahead in Orlando Chess Life Bonus: Melekhina Annotates Krush Draw Ten Tied After Big US Open Merge