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IM Norm Rd 1 Recap

[Event "2016 Saint Louis Invitational"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.06.08"] [Round "1"] [White "Eckert, Doug"] [Black "Niemann, Hans"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A22"] [WhiteElo "2152"] [BlackElo "2298"] [PlyCount "90"] [SourceDate "2016.06.09"] 1. c4 e5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Nc3 Nb6 6. e3 Nc6 7. Nge2 Be7 8. d4 exd4 9. exd4 O-O 10. O-O Bg4 11. h3 Bh5 12. d5 Ne5 13. g4 Bg6 14. f4 Bc5+ 15. Kh2 Nd3 16. f5 Nf2 17. Rxf2 Bxf2 18. Ne4 Bh4 19. Nf4 Re8 20. fxg6 hxg6 21. Qd3 Qe7 22. Bd2 Rad8 23. Bc3 Na4 24. d6 cxd6 25. Nd5 Qf8 26. Bd2 f5 27. gxf5

GM Norm Rd 3 Recap

[Event "2016 Saint Louis Invitational"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.06.09"] [Round "3"] [White "Boros, Denes"] [Black "Zierk, Steven"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D85"] [WhiteElo "2459"] [BlackElo "2488"] [PlyCount "54"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Nf3 c5 8. Rb1 O-O 9. Be2 Nc6 10. d5 Bxc3+ 11. Bd2 Bxd2+ 12. Qxd2 Na5 13. h4 Bg4 14. Ng5 Bxe2 15. Kxe2 h6 16. h5 hxg5 17. hxg6 Qd6 18. gxf7+ Rxf7 19. Qxa5 Rxf2+ 20. Kxf2 Qf4+ 21. Ke2 Qxe4+ 22. Kd2 Rf8 23. Rbf1 Qxd5+ 24. Ke1 Qe4+ 25. Kd1 Qd3+

GM Norm Rd 2 Recap

[Event "2016 Saint Louis Invitational"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.06.09"] [Round "2"] [White "Finegold, Ben"] [Black "Chandra, Akshat"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "B40"] [WhiteElo "2501"] [BlackElo "2464"] [PlyCount "13"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. c3 Nf6 4. d3 Nc6 5. Be2 Qc7 6. Qc2 d5 7. O-O 1/2-1/2 [Event "2016 Saint Louis Invitational"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.06.09"] [Round "2"] [White "Hamleton, Aman"] [Black "Rosen, Eric"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E33"] [WhiteElo "2442"] [BlackElo "2392"] [PlyCount "79"]

GM Norm Rd 1 Recap

[Event "2016 Saint Louis Invitational"] [Site "?"] [Date "2016.06.08"] [Round "1"] [White "Chandra, Akshat"] [Black "Zierk, Steven"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "D78"] [WhiteElo "2464"] [BlackElo "2488"] [PlyCount "152"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 c6 5. Bg2 d5 6. O-O O-O 7. Qb3 Qb6 8. Nc3 Rd8 9. Bd2 Bf5 10. Na4 Qxb3 11. axb3 Nbd7 12. Rfc1 Be4 13. Be1 Ne8 14. e3 Nd6 15. Bb4 a5 16. Be1 e6 17. Ra2 b5 18. cxb5 cxb5 19. Nc5 Nxc5 20. dxc5 Rdc8 21. Bd2 Nf5 22. Bxa5 b4 23. c6 Ne7 24. c7 Bf6 25. Rca1 Ra7 26. Nd4 Bxd4 27. exd4

Results

2016 Saint Louis Invitational GM Norm Tournament

# Name/Rtng/ID Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9
1 IM RUIFENG LI B 2 W 8 B 4 W 7 B 5 W 9 B 6 W 3 B 10
  2517 13768313

Arbiter

Mike KummerMike Kummer, FA
Chief Arbiter
FIDE Arbiter (2015)
Senior Tournament Director

Arbiters

Tony RichTony Rich, IA
Chief Arbiter
International Arbiter (2013)
International Organizer (2010)
Senior Tournament Director

Regulations

Tournament Regulations

The 2016 U.S. Junior Closed Championship shall be a 10-player tournament paired as a Round Robin.

Regulations

Tournament Regulations

The 2016 Saint Louis Invitational shall be paired in two sections: a 10-player GM norm round robin and a 10-player IM norm round robin.

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