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Justus D Williams
Number of games in database: 32
Years covered: 2010 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2364 (2357 rapid, 2210 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2383

Overall record: +10 -14 =7 (43.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Reti System (6) 
    A04 A06
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (6) 
    B42 B52 B41 B27 B43
 Sicilian Kan (4) 
    B42 B43 B41
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Bercys vs J D Williams, 2012 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   41st Annual World Open (2013)
   Millionaire Chess (2014)

   🏆 SPICE Cup Open
   J D Williams vs Yermolinsky (Oct-24-17) 0-1
   E Cordova vs J D Williams (Oct-22-17) 1-0
   J D Williams vs L Bruzon Batista (Oct-21-17) 0-1
   J Borisek vs J D Williams (Feb-11-17) 1-0, rapid
   J D Williams vs D Swiercz (Dec-28-16) 0-1

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(born May-25-1998, 19 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:

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 32  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Ghvamberia vs J D Williams  0-1612010WYCC Open U12B42 Sicilian, Kan
2. J D Williams vs M Mkrtchyan  0-1512010WYCC Open U12A06 Reti Opening
3. Yi Xu vs J D Williams  0-1942010WYCC Open U12B42 Sicilian, Kan
4. J D Williams vs A Tari  ½-½352010WYCC Open U12A39 English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4
5. Volodymyr Vetoshko vs J D Williams  1-0392010WYCC Open U12B41 Sicilian, Kan
6. J D Williams vs E Melnikov 1-0532010WYCC Open U12A35 English, Symmetrical
7. M Karthikeyan vs J D Williams  ½-½702010WYCC Open U12B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
8. R Kashtanov vs J D Williams 1-0262012Philadelphia OpenB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
9. J D Williams vs Liu Qingnan  ½-½492012World OpenA04 Reti Opening
10. T Batchuluun vs J D Williams  1-0302012World OpenE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
11. J D Williams vs Smirin  0-1282012World OpenA04 Reti Opening
12. S Bercys vs J D Williams 0-1382012World OpenE15 Queen's Indian
13. R M Perez vs J D Williams  1-0652012ch-USA Junior GpBA13 English
14. M Arnold vs J D Williams  ½-½802012ch-USA Junior GpBA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
15. J D Williams vs D Naroditsky  ½-½402012ch-USA Junior GpBE17 Queen's Indian
16. E S Rosen vs J D Williams  0-1482012ch-USA Junior GpBA16 English
17. V Neimer vs J D Williams 1-033201341st Annual World OpenE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
18. J D Williams vs N Mitkov  1-044201341st Annual World OpenD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. T Enkhbat vs J D Williams  0-153201341st Annual World OpenE00 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Lenderman vs J D Williams  ½-½40201341st Annual World OpenA04 Reti Opening
21. J D Williams vs Kaufman  0-142201341st Annual World OpenA09 Reti Opening
22. J D Williams vs B Adithya  1-050201341st Annual World OpenD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
23. C Boor vs J D Williams  ½-½51201341st Annual World OpenE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
24. J D Williams vs S Azarov 1-0402014Millionaire ChessA06 Reti Opening
25. J D Williams vs L Milman 0-1232014Millionaire 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":

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  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.
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  Jim Bartle: They played another game with a clock under formal conditions, which Carlsen won after a tough battle. Williams put up tough resistance:

Jun-07-13  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!'

Mar-15-17  Prince Patzer: Now he has 3 IM norms and a FIDE rating of 2370
Apr-25-17  Moszkowski012273: Yep... Next stop IM!
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