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Yang Earns GM Norm While Topping Bay International Print E-mail
By CLO   
January 9, 2014
Darwin Yang
Darwin Yang earned a GM norm in the Bay Area International (January 2-8) and ended in a six-way for first with GMs Anton Kovalyov, Wei Yi, Sam Shankland, Bartlomiej Macieja and Daniel Naroditsky.

Yang wrote, "Did it. I won my last game, tied for first and made my final GM norm. Just need to get my rating up. The end of a fantastic journey of ten years." 

American stars Tatev Abrahamyan and 13-year-old Jeffrey Xiong also earned IM norms. This is the American Women's Olympic team member's final norm. WIM Ni Shiqun (China) also earned WGM and IM norms. 

Check out some key games below and look for more photos by Inga Gurevich, full final standings and a pgn game file on the official site, http://sfinternationalchess.org/  


Daniel Naroditsky


Jeffrey Xiong

Tatev Abrahamyan

Wooden board signed by all the participants