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Troff, Yang & Abrahamyan Earn New Titles Print E-mail
April 2, 2014
It's a great season for young American title seekers. Brian Jerauld's new Chess Life Magazine cover story detailed four of our newest GMs (read his piece online here), while more young Americans continue to earn GM stripes. 

Here is one of his victories over GM Conrad Holt. 


Kayden's title was approved conditionally on acheving the 2500 FIDE rating at the recent FIDE Presidential Board meeting in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. Franc Guadalupe, FIDE Zonal president and Chief arbiter at the Spring Invitational told CLO it was great to see this, "outstanding young man get a well-deserved title approved." See Kayden's CLO piece on his second norm here, and follow his progress on twitter and facebook. 

Darwin Yang of Texas was also approved for the title conditional upon rating. He earned his final norm at the Bay Area International in January (see GM Josh Friedel's tournament report here.

Another young Texan, Jeffrey Xiong had his IM title approved conditionally last year, and had a strong performance in the DCC Fide Open, finishing in first place with a perfect 5-0 score, including wins over Yang and GM Ioan Chirila. This puts him over the 2400 mark required to be an official IM. 

In some final good news for American titles, Guadalupe informed CLO that the International Arbiter request was granted for Thomas Langland while Korey Kormick and Oscar Garcia earned FIDE Arbiter titles. 

Congratulations to all of our new title earners! 


April - Chess Life Online 2014

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