CCSCSL Invitational


The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis is happy to announce our first-ever GM norm tournament. Participants from around the country will compete for the chance to earn norms toward their GM title.

Follow the games live!

The Lineup

No.TitleNameFIDE RatingFederation
1.GMGiorgi Kacheishvili2590GEO
2.GMMesgen Amanov2524TKM
3.IMMarc Arnold2504USA
4.GMAndre Diamant2489BRA
5.IMIrina Krush2476USA
6.IMGreg Shahade2459USA
7.IMDarwin Yang2442USA
8.IMDaniel Rensch2416USA
9.IMAngelo Young2350PHI
10.WGMTatev Abrahamyan2264USA


Tuesday, Nov 294:00pmOpening Ceremony (Open to the Public)
5:00pmRound 1
Wednesday, Nov 3011:00amRound 2
5:00pmRound 3
Thursday, Dec 111:00amRound 4
5:00pmRound 5
Friday, Dec 211:00amRound 6
5:00pmRound 7
Saturday, Dec 311:00amRound 8
5:00pmRound 9
10:00pmClosing Ceremony (Open to the Public)

The Details

  • Time Control: 40/90, G/30 plus 30 sec. from move 1 increment
  • Average Rating: 2451
  • Points Needed for GM Norm: 6.5/9
  • Points Needed for IM Norm: 4.5/9
  • Prize Fund: Few norm tournaments feature prizes, but the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis went a step above and is offering place prizes for first through third ($1,000, $750, $500) in addition to other conditions for the players, including hotel and travel money.