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Norm Seekers Converge Upon Saint Louis

IM Sam Sevian, 13, seeks his second grandmaster norm.

SAINT LOUIS (May 27, 2014) -- On the heels of the recently concluded 2014 U.S. Championships, some of the top players in the country once again are converging upon Saint Louis for the 2014 Saint Louis Invitational. This event is actually two separate 10-player round robins, one a GM Norm event and the other an IM Norm event.

Play begins on Wednesday, May 28, and goes through Sunday, June 1. Click here to see live games from the tournament!

The participants for the GM Norm event are as follows:

Title Last Name First Name Country
GM Finegold Ben USA
GM Boros Denes HUN
GM Friedel Josh USA
IM Kannappan Priy IND
IM Gorovets Andrey BLR
IM Troff Kayden USA
IM Chandra Akshat USA
IM Panjwani Raja CAN
IM Sevian Sam USA
IM Bartholomew John USA

GM Norm Tourney Prizes:  











The participants for the IM Norm event are as follows:
Title Last Name First Name Country
IM Burnett Ron USA
IM Young Angelo PHI
IM Bregadze Levan GEO
WIM Ni Viktoria USA
NM Aripov Iskandar UZB
FM Vibbert Sean USA
FM Eckert Doug USA
IM Ross David CAN
FM Homa Seth USA
FM Sharma Arun USA

IM Norm Tourney Prizes:

  • 1st $750
  • 2nd $500
  • 3rd $250

  • Schedule of Events 




Wednesday, May 28th

11:00 A.M.

Round 1


6:00 P.M.

Round 2

Thursday, May 29th

11:00 A.M.

Round 3


6:00 P.M.

Round 4

Friday, May 30th

11:00 A.M.

Round 5


6:00 P.M.

Round 6

Saturday, May 31st

11:00 A.M.

Round 7


6:00 P.M.

Round 8

Sunday, June 1st

12:00 P.M.

Round 9