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    There are certainly a lot of players who have norms and ratings just under 2500 who have not quite fulfilled requirements for the grandmaster title. I was reminded by this when I read some more about Willy Hendriks, popular chess author. (he is one)
    I am going to start a list even though it could get quite numerous (maybe into the thousands ?)
    Willy Hendrix
    also names from the past in Canadian chess (only because they are so familiar with me)
    Lawrence Day
    Bryon Nickoloff
    Jan Teplitsky
    Deen Hergott
    Frank Anderson
    Zvonko Vranesic
    Leonid Gerzhoy
    Nikolay Noritsyn
    Edward Porper
    Igor Zugic

    Feel free to contribute (especially current players)
    Last edited by Hans Jung; Monday, 11th January, 2021, 12:33 PM.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Hans Jung View Post
    There are certainly a lot of players who have norms and ratings just under 2500 who have not quite fulfilled requirements for the grandmaster title. I was reminded by this when I read some more about Willy Hendriks, popular chess author. (he is one)
    I am going to start a list even though it could get quite numerous (maybe into the thousands ?)
    Willy Hendrix
    also names from the past in Canadian chess (only because they are so familiar with me)
    Lawrence Day
    Bryon Nickoloff
    Jan Teplitsky
    Deen Hergott
    Frank Anderson
    Zvonko Vranesic

    Feel free to contribute (especially current players)
    Canada is noted for having some strong IMs who probably would be GMs if they lived in Europe, if they had the financial and coaching support to concentrate on playing, not teaching. I think of people with GM potential like Bindi Cheng, Jean Hébert, Goran Milicevic, Artiom Samsonkin, and Shiyam Thavandiran.

    From David Cohen's site:
    http://www.canadianchess.info/canadi...essTitles.html

    The following are in progress of completing the qualifications for these titles (Norms no longer have time limits):

    International Grandmaster (GM)
    • Gerzhoy, Leonid - 1st Norm: 2009 World Open, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    • Hergott, Deen - 1st Norm: 1994 Marshall Chess Club, New York, New York, USA
    • Noritsyn, Nikolay - 1st Norm: 2011 Quebec Open, Montreal, Quebec
    • Porper, Edward - 1st Norm: 2004 Liechtenstein Open
    • Teplitsky, Yan - 1st Norm: 1992 Ajka, Hungary ?; 2nd Norm: 2002 Olympiad
    • Vranesic, Zvonko - 1st Norm: 1970 Olympiad
    • Zugic, Igor - 1st Norm: 2000 John W. (Jack) Collins International; 2nd Norm: 2003 CMA Futurity IV, Toronto
    International Master (IM)
    • Barbeau, Sylvain - 1st Norm: 2001 Montreal International; 2nd Norm: 2002 Montreal International
    • Boyd, Stephen - 1st Norm: 1993 Cannes Summer Open
    • Gardner, Robert - 1st Norm: 7th Edmonton International, Edmonton, AB 2012
    • Goldenberg, Danny - 1st Norm: 2000 Cappelle-la-Grande, France
    • Haessel, Dale - 1st Norm: 4th Calgary International, Calgary, AB 2011
    • Hamilton, Robert - 1st Norm: 2003 Guelph Pro-Am International Open
    • Jiang, Louie - 1st Norm: 2009 Canadian Championship, Guelph, Ontario [registered with FIDE]
    • Kaminski, Victor - 1st Norm: 2008 New England Masters, Pawtucket, USA
    • Linskiy, Oleg - 1st Norm: 1997 North Bay International Open; 2nd Norm: 2002 Quebec Invitational
    • Milicevic, Goran - 1st Norm: 2004 Canadian Championship
    • Pechenkin, Vladimir - 1st Norm: 5th Calgary International Classic, Calgary, AB 2012
    • Pushkedra, Frank - 1st Norm: 2002 Guelph Pro-Am International Open
    • Taylor, Gordon - 1st Norm: 1981 Vancouver Congress

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Erik Malmsten View Post

      Canada is noted for having some strong IMs who probably would be GMs if they lived in Europe, if they had the financial and coaching support to concentrate on playing, not teaching. I think of people with GM potential like Bindi Cheng, Jean Hébert, Goran Milicevic, Artiom Samsonkin, and Shiyam Thavandiran.

      From David Cohen's site:
      http://www.canadianchess.info/canadi...essTitles.html

      The following are in progress of completing the qualifications for these titles (Norms no longer have time limits):

      International Grandmaster (GM)
      • Gerzhoy, Leonid - 1st Norm: 2009 World Open, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
      • Hergott, Deen - 1st Norm: 1994 Marshall Chess Club, New York, New York, USA
      • Noritsyn, Nikolay - 1st Norm: 2011 Quebec Open, Montreal, Quebec
      • Porper, Edward - 1st Norm: 2004 Liechtenstein Open
      • Teplitsky, Yan - 1st Norm: 1992 Ajka, Hungary ?; 2nd Norm: 2002 Olympiad
      • Vranesic, Zvonko - 1st Norm: 1970 Olympiad
      • Zugic, Igor - 1st Norm: 2000 John W. (Jack) Collins International; 2nd Norm: 2003 CMA Futurity IV, Toronto
      International Master (IM)
      • Barbeau, Sylvain - 1st Norm: 2001 Montreal International; 2nd Norm: 2002 Montreal International
      • Boyd, Stephen - 1st Norm: 1993 Cannes Summer Open
      • Gardner, Robert - 1st Norm: 7th Edmonton International, Edmonton, AB 2012
      • Goldenberg, Danny - 1st Norm: 2000 Cappelle-la-Grande, France
      • Haessel, Dale - 1st Norm: 4th Calgary International, Calgary, AB 2011
      • Hamilton, Robert - 1st Norm: 2003 Guelph Pro-Am International Open
      • Jiang, Louie - 1st Norm: 2009 Canadian Championship, Guelph, Ontario [registered with FIDE]
      • Kaminski, Victor - 1st Norm: 2008 New England Masters, Pawtucket, USA
      • Linskiy, Oleg - 1st Norm: 1997 North Bay International Open; 2nd Norm: 2002 Quebec Invitational
      • Milicevic, Goran - 1st Norm: 2004 Canadian Championship
      • Pechenkin, Vladimir - 1st Norm: 5th Calgary International Classic, Calgary, AB 2012
      • Pushkedra, Frank - 1st Norm: 2002 Guelph Pro-Am International Open
      • Taylor, Gordon - 1st Norm: 1981 Vancouver Congress
      I believe Jason Cao has 2 IM norms.

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      • #4
        There are two others I can think of. Roman Pelts made an IM norm at one of the Olympiads in Greece. Ray Stone made a couple I think; one at a World Open in Philadelphia where he defeated Larry Christiansen. Not sure of the other.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Gordon Taylor View Post
          There are two others I can think of. Roman Pelts made an IM norm at one of the Olympiads in Greece. Ray Stone made a couple I think; one at a World Open in Philadelphia where he defeated Larry Christiansen. Not sure of the other.
          In 1984 Olympiad Pelts, 2435, on 4th board, +5=6-0, almost all games as White?, had a great 2540 performance. Against GMs +1=2-0, against IMs +2=0-0. Finished 4th for board 4 prize. I don't know what the norm rules were then.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Gordon Taylor View Post
            There are two others I can think of. Roman Pelts made an IM norm at one of the Olympiads in Greece. Ray Stone made a couple I think; one at a World Open in Philadelphia where he defeated Larry Christiansen. Not sure of the other.
            Raymond Stone defeated GM Larry Christiansen in the 1987 World Open, but Christensen tied for third, 7-3, winning $1,433. First was Gulko and Miles, 8-2 winning $16,138. Stone scored 6-4, tied With GMs Anand, Djurich, and oldsters Byrne, Reshevsky and Bisguier,.

            [Event "Philadelphia"]
            [Site "Philadelphia (USA)"]
            [Date "1987.??.??"]
            [EventDate "?"]
            [Round "?"]
            [Result "0-1"]
            [White "Larry Mark Christiansen"]
            [Black "Ray Stone"]
            [ECO "D87"]
            [WhiteElo "?"]
            [BlackElo "?"]
            [PlyCount "106"]

            1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7
            7.Bc4 c5 8.Ne2 O-O 9.O-O Nc6 10.Be3 Na5 11.Bd3 b6 12.Qd2 cxd4
            13.cxd4 e6 14.Rad1 Bb7 15.Bg5 Qd7 16.Bh6 Rac8 17.Bxg7 Kxg7
            18.Qg5 Qd8 19.Qe5+ Kg8 20.Qf4 Qe7 21.e5 Bd5 22.Ng3 f5 23.exf6
            Qxf6 24.Qe3 Qf4 25.Qe2 Nc6 26.Be4 Qf6 27.Rfe1 Nxd4 28.Qd2 Rc4
            29.f3 Rd8 30.Kh1 Nc6 31.Qh6 Rc5 32.h3 Rf8 33.Nh5 Qf7 34.Bxd5
            exd5 35.Re6 gxh5 36.Rxc6 Rxc6 37.Qxc6 Rd8 38.Rd4 Kg7 39.Qc3
            Kg8 40.Qe3 Qf6 41.Rf4 Qd6 42.Rf5 d4 43.Qb3+ Kh8 44.Qb2 Qg6
            45.Re5 Qg7 46.Rxh5 d3 47.Qd2 Qd4 48.Rg5 Rc8 49.Rb5 Rc2 50.Qe1
            Re2 51.Qc1 d2 52.Qc8+ Kg7 53.Qc7+ Kf6 0-1

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