2012 U.S. Junior Closed Championship Player Bios

Ratings listed are from the USCF's March supplement, which will be used to determine pairings. Click here for a list of current player ratings.

Conrad Holt

Title: 
International Master
Rating: 
2580
Residence: 
Wichita, Kansas
Age: 
18
Status: 
Accepted
Chess Highlights: 
Earned 3rd GM Norm in March 2012; 2010 World Open; 2008 U.S. Cadet Championship

Marc Arnold

Title: 
International Master
Rating: 
2560
Residence: 
New York
Age: 
19
Status: 
Accepted
Chess Highlights: 
Earned 3rd GM Norm in July 2012; 2007 U.S. Junior Championship; 2007 National Junior High School Championship; 2006 Cadet Championship

Daniel Naroditsky

Title: 
International Master
Rating: 
2548
Residence: 
Foster City, California
Age: 
16
Status: 
Accepted
Chess Highlights: 
2010 U.S. Open, U-12 World Youth Champion in 2007, National Scholastic Chess Champion 2004-2005, 2006 Pan-American Youth Chess Festival: Bronze Medal

Darwin Yang

Title: 
International Master
Rating: 
2523
Residence: 
Plano, Texas
Age: 
15
Status: 
Accepted
Chess Highlights: 
GM Norm 2012 Saint Louis Invitational; GM Norm 2012 NY Invitational; 2010 Spring SPICE Cup; 2009 World Youth Championship (Bronze); 2008 National Junior High Championship (2nd); Pan-American Championship

Victor Shen

Title: 
FIDE Master
Rating: 
2510
Residence: 
Edison, New Jersey
Age: 
18
Status: 
Accepted
Chess Highlights: 
2012 Liberty Bell Open 1- 1st place, 2011 U.S. Junior Closed Championship

Robert Perez

Title: 
National Master
Rating: 
2483
Residence: 
Miami Beach, Florida
Age: 
16
Status: 
Accepted
Chess Highlights: 
T-1st 2011 Southern Open; 2011 Boylston Chess Club Blitz Champion

Eric Rosen

Title: 
FIDE Master
Rating: 
2425
Residence: 
Chicago
Age: 
18
Status: 
Accepted
Chess Highlights: 
2012 U.S. National High School Championship - 2nd; 2011 U.S. National High School Chess Champion, 2011 World Youth Championships Representative, U-18 Section IM norm; 2012 and 2010 Illinois State Champions – Niles North; 2009 U.S. Junior Open Championship, 2009 U.S. Open (1st-U2300)

Alec Getz

Title: 
FIDE Master
Rating: 
2412
Residence: 
New York
Age: 
18
Status: 
Accepted
Chess Highlights: 
2011 U.S. Junior Championship; 2011, 2010 National High School Champion (Individual 1st place in 2010); 2008 Pan-American Youth Championships Gold Medal; Five-time National Scholastic Champion

Will Fisher

Title: 
National Master
Rating: 
2405
Residence: 
New York
Age: 
18
Status: 
Accepted
Chess Highlights: 
2012 All-America Team, 2011 U.S. Chess League Rookie of the Year, 2011 Pennsylvania State High School Champion, Qualified for the 2012 Pan-Ams and 2012 World Youth - U18, 2010 Philadelphia Open - 1st

Raven Sturt

Title: 
National Master
Rating: 
2401
Residence: 
New York
Age: 
18
Status: 
Accepted
Chess Highlights: 
2011 K-12 Champion, 2011 U.S. Junior Championship

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