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Northern California International 2012

The 2012 Northern California International is set to take place from 2nd to 8th January, 2012, at the NorCal House of Chess at Northwestern Polytechnic University in Fremont, California.

Following the tradition of Berkeley International, the tournament offers the possibilities for obtaining GM and IM norms.

Presented by NorCal House of Chess
Time Control: 40/90, SD/30 with 30 second increment
Organizers: Arun Sharma and Ted Castro
Prizes: $3000 – $1500 – $1000, U2500: $1000, U2300: $1000

GM George Meier, reigning European Team Champion with Germany and fresh winner of the 3rd Magistral Internacional Marcel Duchamp, is the top seeded player in the filed of many titled players (full list bellow).

The Northern California International begins only a couple of days after the North American Open in Las Vegas ends, and the International also ends only a few days before the Golden State Open in the same area begins so is a very convenient event for those who are playing in either.

Northwestern Polytechnic University

Participants:
1. GM Georg Meier 2659 GER
2. GM Bartlomiej Macieja 2616 POL
3. GM Yury Shulman 2598 USA
4. GM Alejandro Ramirez 2595 USA
5. GM Sam Shankland 2560 USA
6. GM Axel Bachmann 2551 PAR
7. GM Giorgi Margvelashvili 2531 GEO
8. GM Josh Friedel 2523 USA
9. IM Marc Arnold 2504 USA
10. GM Denes Boros 2482 HUN
11. IM Enrico Sevillano 2461 USA
12. IM Bryan Smith 2460 USA
13. IM Greg Shahade 2459 USA
14. IM Adam Hunt 2458 ENG
15. IM Mackenzie Molner 2455 USA
16. IM Darwin Yang 2442 USA
17. IM John Bartholomew 2437 USA
18. IM Sam Collins 2426 IRL
19. IM Daniel Rensch 2416 USA
20. IM Larry Remlinger 2409 USA
21. FM Farai Mandizha 2404 ZIM
22. FM John Bryant 2402 USA
23. IM Max Cornejo 2399 PER
24. IM David Pruess 2395 USA
25. IM Ricardo de Guzman 2390 PHI
26. IM Angelo Young 2350 PHI
27. NM Tigran Ishkhanov 2350 USA
28. FM Eric Rodriguez 2344 USA
29. SM Faik Aleskerov 2339 AZE
30. FM Teddy Coleman 2310 USA
31. IM Leon Piasetski 2305 CAN
32. FM Konstantin Kavutskiy 2303 USA
33. FM Shivkumar Shivaji 2295 USA
34. NM Yian Liou 2283 USA
35. FM Kayden Troff 2279 USA
36. FM Erik Santarius 2276 USA
37. FM Alex Betaneli 2266 USA
38. WGM Tatev Abrahamyan 2264 USA
39. FM Bela Evans 2262 USA
40. IM Ray Kaufman 2261 USA
41. FM Michael Kleinman 2256 CAN
42. FM Richard Lobo 2251 ENG
43. NM Damir Studen 2248 USA
44. FM Andy Lee 2244 USA
45. WIM Viktorija Ni 2225 LAT
46. FM Dale Haessel 2211 CAN
47. NM Adarsh Jayakumar 2197 USA
48. NM Hayk Manvelyan 2183 USA
49. NM Daniel Gurevich 2180 USA
50. NM Samuel Sevian 2180 USA
51. NM Ben Gershenov 2173 USA
52. WFM Uyanga Byambaa 2118 MGL
53. WFM Sabrina Chevannes 2067 ENG
54. FM Jeffrey Xiong 2056 USA
55. Daniel Liu 2049 USA
56. Steven Gaffagan 2047 USA
57. NM Evan Rabin 2032 USA
58. Udit Iyengar 1995 USA
59. Matt Helfst 1942 USA

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