Ray Robson Earns First GM Norm
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: