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Ray Robson Earns First GM Norm

  • SonofPearl
  • on 8/9/09, 11:33 AM.

14 year-old US International Master Ray Robson (pictured) from Florida has earned his first Grandmaster norm by tying for first place in the Arctic Chess Challenge in Norway.

Congratulations to Ray - only 2 more to go for the GM title!

GM Monika Socko of Poland won the tournament by virtue of having the best tie-break score.

One of the most spectacular games of the tournament was Robson's win against GM Allan Rasmussen in round six -see below (H/T Mig @ Daily Dirt).  Robson sacrificed a piece to render his opponent almost completely immobile!


Video from round nine of the event:

 



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  • 4 years ago

    dragoneye776

    Go Ray Robson!

  • 5 years ago

    davutuysal

    Good game!

  • 5 years ago

    ChrisIsMeChris

    Lockdown games are already my favorite to watch, and ones that involve the shutdown being so complete that the king can march his way over without worry to seal the deal = perfect.

  • 5 years ago

    Archaic71

    D monk, Nd2#

  • 5 years ago

    keithyutica

    Terrible expression of an queen gambit game from GM! Lost his castle and allowed blacks pawns 2 journey 2 far down thw board! Good Game! Young Master!Cool

  • 5 years ago

    skunkape

    I would love to play agenst him

  • 5 years ago

    EndingRepertoire

    very nice game : )

  • 5 years ago

    razoman

    Wow, the king was part of the attacking forces! Beautiful play.

  • 5 years ago

    drumdaddy

    Great, aggressive chess from Mr. Robson. What a wonderful game! If he remembers to eat right, get plenty of exercise and sleep, and laugh with his friends and family, he might someday rule the chess world with his prodigious talent.

  • 5 years ago

    snake_icecloud

    Best Wishes go for it son, you are very impressive in your games.Cool

  • 5 years ago

    amitprabhale

    Kewlllllllllllll shame on ME. I still cnt play half of wht he playd

  • 5 years ago

    EnamouredKnight

    a nice game...

  • 5 years ago

    lmr21

    maybe if white moves Ra3 on move 33 and sacrifice bishop for 2 pawns, he'll win the game

  • 5 years ago

    Pavrey

    well played

  • 5 years ago

    XavierPadilla

    I enjoyed very much the posted game, it's great! - thank you, SonofPearl. Not being such a good player myself, I could have used some explanatory notations, though.

  • 5 years ago

    Take_it_easy_on_me

    lol at the concussions from repeated facepalms comment

  • 5 years ago

    Zakb

    Holy pawns..We have the next Kasparov

  • 5 years ago

    PhilipN

    In the game against Malakhatkov, Robson won by a creative tactical calculation, and in the game against Rasmussen he won by a beautiful positional sac.  Sam Shankland can vouch for Robson's theoretical knowledge (over 20 moves into one particular game)!  Tactical calculation, positional expertise, and theoretical knowledge-this kid's got it all!

  • 5 years ago

    ADK

    Awesome!

    ADK

  • 5 years ago

    spinningrearkick

    BOY THIS KID IS SOMETHING! WHAT A GAME.

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