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    Zhao overseas

    Zhao close to GM norm in Budapest.


    Read it first in the SMH

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    http://www.freeweb.hu/firstsaturday/0712/gm.htm

    Zhao is on 5/7, and needs to beat Payan (2398) and Bui (2461) to score the norm. Tough, but possible!

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    GM norm for Zhao!

    Just a quick note to say Zong Yuan Zhao has scored his first GM norm in Budapest by scoring 7/9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manuel
    Just a quick note to say Zong Yuan Zhao has scored his first GM norm in Budapest by scoring 7/9.
    Thanks for that Manuel. That is wonderful. Congratulations Yuan!

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    Brilliant !!

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    Congrats Yuan! One of the nicest guys in Australian Chess.

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    I hope it will his rating over 2500 as well. Well done!!
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    Well done!!!
    The rating increase must be significant as well as his perf. rating is about 2650
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    I make it that he earned 17 points, which is easily enough to bump him over the 2500 mark.

    I assume this is his first GM norm? If he has a few more tournaments in Europe, he might give David a run for his money in the race to become Australia's third GM (not to mention 1st board for the 2008 Olympiad).

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    Incidentally, did he also win the tournament?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pax
    Incidentally, did he also win the tournament?
    By the looks of this thread, who cares

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    ZYZ did especially well to get a GM norm as some of the other IMs only needed 6.5/9 in this field.

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    I make it that he earned 17 points, which is easily enough to bump him over the 2500 mark.
    Right, so after the 4.4 points he dropped in the two games against Carlsen in the World Cup, that would put him on 2491 + 12.6 = 2503.6 currently, assuming there are no other games.

    I assume this is his first GM norm?
    Yes. When he won the Aus Open a year ago his PR was over 2600 but the average of opponents was way too low (I can't quite remember but there may have been other deficiencies as well).

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    This is great news! As I have remarked before, Yuan should, if there were justice, have had at least one GM norm before as he has been performing at GM norm level for a while now with little opportunity for tournament play and less to get a norm.

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