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December 30, 2010
danieln225.jpgYoung author Daniel Naroditsky earned his second IM norm at the Groningen Open (December 21-30, Holland). Daniel told CLO, "I'm happy to finally achieve my second norm and to have the title within sight. I'll try my best to repeat the performance at the Berkeley International, which begins very soon!" See his complete tournament history here and check out a few games below:


Daniel's win below has been revised on 1/1/11-- the previous score had some nonsensical moves toward the end.



Matthew Herman of New York also played in Groningen but narrowly missed a norm with a 2429 tournament performance rating. Matt has been on a roll lately, earning two IM norms and 248 (!) FIDE rating points , even moving his friend GM Hikaru Nakamura to tweet, "So impressed by my hero Matt Herman! Perhaps I can go pick up 250+ Fide points sometime!.."
2010 was also an exciting year for Daniel. In addition to publishing his first book, Mastering Positional Chess, he is also qualified for the 2011 US Chess Championship at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis via the US Open. See an in-depth interview with Daniel from earlier this year on CLO.

Find out more about Daniel's next event, the Berkeley International from January 2nd-8th on the official site. Also see details on live coverage of that event on chess.com.

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