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2018 North Carolina K-12 State Chess Championship
Land Of The Sky XXXI
Winter 2018 CCCSA GM-IM Norm Invitational



Recent Tournaments

(all recent tournaments)
Winter 2018 CCCSA GM/IM Norm Invitational

Winter 2018 CCCSA GM/IM Norm Invitational
Result

2017 Southeastern FIDE Championship

2017 Southeastern FIDE Championship
Result

Greensboro Open XXIV

Greensboro Open XXIV
Games

Sunday Sunlight 8

Sunday Sunlight 8
Result



Recent Games

(all recent games)
FM JENNIFER R YU (2355) vs
NM BENJAMIN MOON (2317) at
Winter 2018 CCCSA GM/IM Norm Invitational
IM STEVEN ZIERK (2494) vs
IM JOHN M BURKE (2514) at
Winter 2018 CCCSA GM/IM Norm Invitational
IM PRAGGNANANDHAA RAMESHBABU (2515) vs
IM KASSA KORLEY (2387) at
Winter 2018 CCCSA GM/IM Norm Invitational
IM KASSA KORLEY (2387) vs
GM MAGESH PANCHANATHAN (2486) at
Winter 2018 CCCSA GM/IM Norm Invitational
NM BENJAMIN MOON (2317) vs
NM WESLEY WANG (2226) at
Winter 2018 CCCSA GM/IM Norm Invitational
IM DAVID BRODSKY (2405) vs
IM JOHN BARTHOLOMEW (2459) at
Winter 2018 CCCSA GM/IM Norm Invitational

Player Profiles

(all players in headline)
Name: DANIEL JOSEF CREMISI Current Rating: 2388
Location: NC, USA
School: MYERS PARK HIGH SCHOOL Grade: 12
Headline: 2017 12th Grade National Champion
Name: MARK BIERNACKI Current Rating: 2173
Location: NC, USA
Headline: 2017 NC Champion
Name: AARON S BALLEISEN Current Rating: 2290
Location: NC, USA
Headline: 2017 NC Blitz Champion
Name: JARED ALEX CORPENING-ZENZ Current Rating: 1279
Location: NC, USA
School: ASHEVILLE HOMESCHOOL Grade: 8
Headline: 2017 NC K-8 U1300 Co-Champion
Name: JUDSON ROEDERER Current Rating: 928
Location: NC, USA
School: DURHAM ACADEMY Grade: 2
Headline: 2017 NC K-1 State Champion
Name: XAVIER DESOUZA Current Rating: 1366
Location: NC, USA
School: CARY ACADEMY Grade: 9
Headline: 2017 NC K-8 U1300 Co-Champion
Name: ALEX CHEN Current Rating: 2115
Location: NC, USA
School: DAVIS DRIVE MIDDLE Grade: 8
Headline: 2017 NC K-8 Champion
Name: EMMANUEL CARTER Current Rating: 2281
Location: NC, USA
School: LEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL Grade: 12
Headline: 2017 NC K-12 Champion
Name: ROBERT LIU Current Rating: 1526
Location: NC, USA
School: DAVIS DRIVE MIDDLE Grade: 6
Headline: 2017 NC K-5 Co-Champion
Name: YOGYA KONERU Current Rating: 1554
Location: NC, USA
School: DAVIS DRIVE MIDDLE Grade: 6
Headline: 2017 NC K-5 Co-Champion
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Kids, Education and Chess News

(all news)
CBS News: Chess instills new dreams in kids from rural Mississippi county
 Grade-school chess teams from Franklin County, Mississippi, blow past stereotypes about who can play chess and win national recognition.
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.