GMJustin
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I have 4 GM norms and 32 IM norms yet still have to reach FIDE 2500 to achieve the GM title. Achieved my 3rd and final required GM norm in May 2015 in Brownsville, TX. More recently I scored a 4th GM norm in June 2019, at the 10th Forni di Sopra in Italy, where I played and drew with the legendary GM Vassily Ivanchuk. I have been diagnosed with high functioning autism and depression. I have written chess articles, including a story in the American Chess Magazine issue #14-15 called "Excellence in the face of Adversity". I graduated from Columbia University, majored in Applied Math. My form can be very unpredictable and playing speed chess is particularly difficult for me given my condition, yet I really like getting practice with strong online tournament play once or twice a week.