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2017 CCCSA GM/IM Norm Invitational

Recent Tournaments

(all recent tournaments)
2017 NC Scholastic Chess Championship

2017 NC Scholastic Chess Championship
Result

4th Annual Ron Simpson Memorial

4th Annual Ron Simpson Memorial
Result

Master Trek CXIV

Master Trek CXIV
Games

Land Of The Sky XXX

Land Of The Sky XXX
Result



Recent Games

(all recent games)
EMMANUEL CARTER (2238) vs
AARON S BALLEISEN (2318) at
2017 NC Scholastic Chess Championship
LORENZO BATTIGELLI (1435) vs
JIYOUNG PARK (1505) at
2017 NC Scholastic Chess Championship
JARED ALEX CORPENING-ZENZ (1197) vs
XAVIER DESOUZA (1205) at
2017 NC Scholastic Chess Championship
GATLIN SCOTT BLACK (1791) vs
ALEX CHEN (1983) at
2017 NC Scholastic Chess Championship
YOGYA KONERU (1484) vs
ANDREW MICHAEL LORD (1392) at
2017 NC Scholastic Chess Championship
ZIYANG QIU (1842) vs
ROBERT LIU (1406) at
2017 NC Scholastic Chess Championship

Player Profiles

(all players in headline)
Name: AARON S BALLEISEN Current Rating: 2303
Location: NC, USA
School: RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL Grade: 12
Headline: 2017 NC Blitz Champion
Name: JARED ALEX CORPENING-ZENZ Current Rating: 1289
Location: NC, USA
School: ASHEVILLE HOMESCHOOL Grade: 7
Headline: 2017 NC K-8 U1300 Co-Champion
Name: JUDSON ROEDERER Current Rating: 988
Location: NC, USA
School: DURHAM ACADEMY Grade: 1
Headline: 2017 NC K-1 State Champion
Name: XAVIER DESOUZA Current Rating: 1261
Location: NC, USA
School: CARY ACADEMY Grade: 8
Headline: 2017 NC K-8 U1300 Co-Champion
Name: ALEX CHEN Current Rating: 2008
Location: NC, USA
School: DAVIS DRIVE MIDDLE Grade: 7
Headline: 2017 NC K-8 Champion
Name: EMMANUEL CARTER Current Rating: 2252
Location: NC, USA
School: GREEN HOPE HIGH Grade: 11
Headline: 2017 NC K-12 Champion
Name: ROBERT LIU Current Rating: 1478
Location: NC, USA
School: DAVIS DRIVE ELEMENTARY Grade: 5
Headline: 2017 NC K-5 Co-Champion
Name: YOGYA KONERU Current Rating: 1511
Location: NC, USA
School: DAVIS DRIVE ELEMENTARY Grade: 5
Headline: 2017 NC K-5 Co-Champion
Name: LORENZO BATTIGELLI Current Rating: 1633
Location: NC, USA
School: ATKINS ACADEMIC AND TECHNOLOGY HIGH SCHOOL Grade: 12
Headline: 2017 NC K-12 U1600 Champion
Name: ARJUN RAWAL Current Rating: 1315
Location: NC, USA
School: METROLINA REGIONAL SCHOLARS ACADEMY Grade: 3
Headline: 2017 NC K-3 State Champion
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Kids, Education and Chess News

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NC lawmakers humbled and inspired by young chess players
 More than 20 young chess players took over part of the Legislative Building in Raleigh to bring public awareness of the educational benefits of youth chess programs. Along the way, every lawmaker was invited to participate in chess matches against the students that taught the adults some lessons about humility.
Vassily Ivanchuk is new World Champion in Rapid Chess
 The World Rapid Championships in Doha, Qatar, had a dramatic finish. Before the last round five players shared the lead with 10.0/14. Source: Chess Base
Rapport vs Wei Yi: Spectacular Match In China
 On Friday, GM Richard Rapport won a friendly match against GM Wei Yi. The match, held in China, provided exactly the entertainment you would expect from these two young and fighting players. Source: Chess.com
Wesley So, double winner in London
 Winning the Grand Chess Tour is a great achievement for Wesley So. On Sunday he also secured first place in London - so he won 295.000 $ in total. Source : Chess Base.
Russian Senator Wants to Make Chess Mandatory in All High Schools
 A Russian senator is asking the Education and Science Ministry to make chess a mandatory subject in high schools across the country, according to the newspaper Rossiiskaya Gazeta. Source : The Moscow Times
Is Magnus Carlsen A Chess Artist?
 Magnus Carlsen became known to the world as a chess artist... I dubbed him the Mozart of chess in the Washington Post and soon the moniker spread around the globe. Source : The Huffington Post
4 Ways the London Classic Will Differ from the Sinquefield Cup
 While my Sinquefield Cup preview ... describes the achievements and chances of many of the London Classic competitors, there have been a few notable changes since then... Source : US Chess
8 lessons we teach kids, and ourselves, through the game of chess
 From the opening move it was going to be an epic weekend. My 5-year-old son and I home alone. Usually a recipe for adventure, and a few moments of concern. Our tradition is turning the lower level of our house into a G-rated man-cave. By the time mom returns home on Monday everything should be back in place. Hopefully.
New 'Queen of Katwe' Trailer
 The upcoming drama Queen of Katwe has the potential to inspire some serious tears, at least from the looks of the first trailer Disney released in May. The inspirational tale follows the real-life journey of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan girl who beat incredible odds on her way to becoming a world chess champion.
Jacksonville, NC: Chess more than a game for Onslow students participating in tournament
 The silence has been noticeable this week at Jacksonville Commons Elementary School as students have concentrated on a test of strategy. Their focus: the chess board. Kevin Lin, a member of the Jacksonville Commons Middle School team, said it’s the strategy of the game that he likes most.
ChessStream New Feature: Notation Booster
 We just added a new page called Notation Booster. You can replay a game by reading the notation and moving piece in the board. It will boost your notation skill because your chess brain needs to associate notation to board coordinate. Try it!