2015 GM Norm Invitational

Meet the Players
(FIDE July Rating Supplement)

  1. GM Vladimir Georgiev (2554)
  2. GM Andre Diamant (2472)
  3. GM Cristian Chirila (2524)
  4. IM Akshat Chandra (2495)
  5. IM Jeffrey Xiong (2523)
  6. IM Levan Bregadze (2483)
  7. IM Steven Zierk (2483)
  8. IM Andrey Gorovets (2505)
  9. IM Eric Rosen (2414)
  10. IM Ron Burnett (2339)

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The 7th edition of the GM Norm Invitational returns to Saint Louis with the 2015 CCSCSL GM Norm Closed. Ten players, 3 Grandmasters and 7 International Masters, will compete for prizes in this six day event while only the seven IM's will compete to earn a Grandmaster norm. The IM's need to achieve a result of 6/9 and a tournament performance rating of 2600.

It is the mission of the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis to support and promote professional chess. The GM norm events give up-and-coming players the opportunity to earn a GM norm. A GM norm is a high level of performance in a tournament. Players need three GM norms and a rating of 2500 FIDE to earn the Grandmaster title. More specific information on FIDE regulations regarding norm events can be found here: Regulations on Norm Events.


Day Date Time 2015 GM Norm invitational
Thursday July 16 6:00 PM Opening Ceremony
Thursday July 16 6:30 PM Round 1
Friday July 17 12:00 PM Round 2
Friday July 17 6:30 PM Round 3
Saturday July 18 12:00 PM Round 4
Saturday July 18 6:30 PM Round 5
Sunday July 19 12:00 PM Round 6
Sunday July 19 6:30 PM Round 7
Monday July 20 6:30 PM Round 8
Tuesday July 21 6:30 PM Round 9

Place Prize
1st $1,000
2nd $800
3rd $600
4th $400
Total Prize Fund: $2,800