International master and GM norm holder Aman Hambleton is the new member of the Chessdom.com commentators team. He will be commenting the 2013 Tata Steel Chess together with GM Christian Bauer, GM Damian Lemos, and IM Miodrag Perunovic.
IM Aman Hambleton is one of the big hopes of Canadian chess. Hard working, and always aiming for quality in the games, IM Hambleton is on steady pace to success. His stellar rise in the past 12 months has attracted the attention of the chess community.
IM Hambleton completed his first IM norm at the World Junior Chess Championship, 2012. His second IM norm was for performance at the SPICE Cup Open, 2012. The young player completed his final IM norm and first 9-game GM norm for performance at the UNAM Open in Mexico, 2012, with 2618 performance. There he finished 3rd place (on tiebreaks) undefeated 7,0/9 with +2 =4 -0 vs. GMs.
Just for the sake of the game, IM Hambleton completed yet another (4th!) IM norm at Panama Open 2012.
=1st place at the 22nd Erfurter Schachfestival in Germany, 2012, 6/8 with +5 =2 -1
9-game IM norm (4th) for performance at the Panama Chess Open, 2012
3rd place (on tiebreaks) at the UNAM Open in Mexico, 2012 undefeated 7/9 with +2 =4 -0 vs. GMs
9-game GM norm (1st) for performance at the UNAM Open in Mexico, 2012, 2618 performance
9-game IM norm (3rd & final) for performance at the UNAM Open in Mexico, 2012
1st place at the Ottawa Winter Open, 2012, 5/5 for a 2561 performance
9-game IM norm (2nd) for performance at the SPICE Cup Open, 2012
1st place at the Elite Championship of Quebec, 2012, 6.5/7 for a 2652 performance
1st place at the Montreal Open, 2012
12-game IM norm (1st) for performance at the World Junior Chess Championship, 2012
1st place at the Canadian University Chess Championship, University of Western Ontario, 2012
=7th at the Canadian Open Championship, 2.5/4 against Grandmasters 2500+, 2010
1st place at the Canadian Youth Chess Championship, 2010
Awarded FM title for performance at the Canadian Championship, 2009
=6th at the Canadian Championship, 2009
1st place at the Ontario High School Championship, Woburn Collegiate Institute, 2009
1st place at the Toronto Junior Championship, 2008
Represented Canada at the World Youth Chess Championship in Turkey, 2007
Represented Canada at the World Youth Chess Championship in Greece, 2004