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Justus D Williams
Number of games in database: 26
Years covered: 2010 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2305 (2222 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2310
Overall record: +10 -9 =7 (51.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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(born May-25-1998, 18 years old) United States of America

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USCF National Master; FM title and an IM norm (2013). (1)

Justus Williams is the youngest African-American to win the title of USCF National Master. He was runner up to Elliott Liu in the final of the inaugural Xtreme Chess Championship. (2). In June 2013 he won the 2013 U.S. Junior Open. (3)

References: (1) (North American 2013 U-18 chess championship). (2) Link to the three preliminary knockout rounds and the final of the Xtreme Chess Championships:; Chessbase article about Xtreme chess championship and related matters: (3)

Interview with Justus Williams on 23 March 2012:

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. N Ghvamberia vs J D Williams  0-161 2010 WYCC Open U12B42 Sicilian, Kan
2. Volodymyr Vetoshko vs J D Williams  1-039 2010 WYCC Open U12B41 Sicilian, Kan
3. J D Williams vs A Tari  ½-½35 2010 WYCC Open U12A39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
4. Yi Xu vs J D Williams  0-194 2010 WYCC Open U12B42 Sicilian, Kan
5. M Karthikeyan vs J D Williams  ½-½70 2010 WYCC Open U12B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
6. J D Williams vs M Mkrtchyan  0-151 2010 WYCC Open U12A06 Reti Opening
7. J D Williams vs E Melnikov 1-053 2010 WYCC Open U12A35 English, Symmetrical
8. T Batchuluun vs J D Williams  1-030 2012 World OpenE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
9. M Arnold vs J D Williams  ½-½80 2012 ch-USA Junior GpBA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
10. J D Williams vs Liu Qingnan  ½-½49 2012 World OpenA04 Reti Opening
11. R M Perez vs J D Williams  1-065 2012 ch-USA Junior GpBA13 English
12. R Kashtanov vs J D Williams 1-026 2012 Philadelphia OpenB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
13. J D Williams vs Smirin  0-128 2012 World OpenA04 Reti Opening
14. E Rosen vs J D Williams  0-148 2012 ch-USA Junior GpBA16 English
15. S Bercys vs J D Williams 0-138 2012 World OpenE15 Queen's Indian
16. J D Williams vs D Naroditsky  ½-½40 2012 ch-USA Junior GpBE17 Queen's Indian
17. E Tegshsuren vs J D Williams  0-153 2013 41st Annual World OpenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
18. J D Williams vs B Adithya  1-050 2013 41st Annual World OpenD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
19. V Neimer vs J D Williams 1-033 2013 41st Annual World OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
20. C Boor vs J D Williams  ½-½51 2013 41st Annual World OpenE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
21. J D Williams vs N Mitkov  1-044 2013 41st Annual World OpenD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. J D Williams vs Kaufman  0-142 2013 41st Annual World OpenA09 Reti Opening
23. Lenderman vs J D Williams  ½-½40 2013 41st Annual World OpenA04 Reti Opening
24. J D Williams vs A Barnett  1-042 2014 Millionaire ChessA04 Reti Opening
25. J D Williams vs L Milman  0-123 2014 Millionaire ChessA09 Reti Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-21-12  14DogKnight: This talented young man is in the final in the Xtreme Chess Championship:

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  twinlark: Unfortunately he lost to his much older and more experienced opponent, but he should do well in the future, and not just in Xtreme Chess.
May-09-12  benjinathan: He was 5.5/7 in the most recent U.S. HIGH SCHOOL chess championships. His middle school team won the high school event.
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  paulalbert: Justus also did very well at the Bobby Fischer Memorial Blitz on March 23rd at the Marshall Chess Club that I sponsored.He had to play GM Kacheisvili in the final round. Had he won the game, Justus would have finished among the top money winners. He lost to such strong opposition and Kacheisvili shared the top prize, but Justus did win the under 14 prize.
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  wordfunph: 100% Sicilian player, difficult to prepare against Justus :)
Sep-10-12  Xeroxx: "Date of Birth 19898":

Sep-10-12  andrewjsacks: <Xeroxx> Yes, I noticed that too. Perhaps his style is hyper-hyper modern-modern.
Nov-01-12  TheMacMan: Here is Magnus Carlsen LOSING to 13 year old Justus williams from Brooklyn! wow a 13 year old takes down the #1 in the world with ease!
Nov-01-12  Mudphudder: Nice win. But I wish I could see the entire game. It's strange that there is no clock and they are blitz'ing out the moves.
Nov-01-12  Jim Bartle: They played another game with a clock under formal conditions, which Carlsen won after a tough battle. Williams put up tough resistance:

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  SetNoEscapeOn: Congrats to Justus Williams for winning the 2013 US Junior Open!

Oct-10-14  ketchuplover: and for his first round triumph at the millionaire chess open
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  MissScarlett: ♫Where did you get that name? Where did you get that name?♫

I think it might have been the radical slogan, 'No justice, just us!'

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