|Oct-30-05|| ||LordReeves: YaacovN This is Howbeit of ICC.
National Master Norowitz Is the greatest Natural Blitz talent who is not a titled player in the history of Chess. I encourage more attempts to solve Chess OTB at your favorite tournaments.!
* Conclusion: Play more games for ChessGames.Com! *
|Feb-15-08|| ||Zygote: yaacov norowitz is amazing at both blitz and slow but just has not played enough otb games... im sure that he is around GM level at otb as well... I hope that he plays to his full potential and achieves what he deserves.|
|Aug-03-09|| ||meth0dSNK: u guys are delusional|
|Aug-03-09|| ||Ed Trice: Yaacov has, what, like a 3000 blitz rating on ICC?|
|Aug-04-09|| ||VinnyRoo2002: He has hustled me more than once at Washington Square Park. I guess it's not really hustling once you know your opponent is much better, but either way, I've lost my share of dollars to him.|
|Aug-04-09|| ||blacksburg: this guy is constantly playing the stonewall attack with white. i don't know how many times i've seen him get into an endgame with a horrible queen's bishop trapped behind the d4,e3,f4 pawns, and i don't know why he keeps playing it. he obviously has the ability to learn a new opening.|
|Aug-04-09|| ||gmon11: Yeah, you know what though blacksburg, I've seen him beat GMs with it game after game, so obviously it serves his purposes very well. The stonewall attack leads to middlegame positions that he likes to play.|
|Aug-04-09|| ||blacksburg: i know he beats GM's with it, i've seen it too, but my point is that the only times i've ever seen him lose are in endgames with that horrible bishop, and it seems to me that he could just play some kind of queen's pawn game like torre attack where the bishop gets out.|
but you're probably right, who am i to criticize, right? he's a 3000+ monster, i'm not.
|Aug-04-09|| ||blacksburg: <gmon11> btw, welcome to chessgames.com.|
|Aug-26-09|| ||whiteshark: Looks a bit like the younger Kramnik, doesn't he?
Or maybe it's just the spectacles frame?
|Apr-02-10|| ||arthurp: Enjoying his games with the stonewall!What does he play against 1..f5???
Haven't seen any of his games vs the Dutch.|
|Aug-24-11|| ||JR2ALTA: Love Yaacov, don't forget his FIDE rating is nonexistent because he does not play on Saturdays..religious choice. It costs him study/travel and playing time.|
|Apr-05-12|| ||GrenfellHunt: Have taken lessons on ICC w/YaacovN. Great guy, great sense of humor, excellent ideas on how to play positional chess. Looking forward to him making GM. :)|
|Feb-28-13|| ||dx9293: Congratulations on becoming IM-elect and finishing =4th in Reykjavik Open 2013!|
|Mar-02-13|| ||Mudphudder: Congrats, Yaacov! I've always been a huge fan.
Did he make IM or is he only at IM-elect at this time?
|Mar-03-13|| ||dx9293: "(title)-elect" means that the player has achieved all of their norms but has to wait for FIDE to confer the title upon them at a Presidential Board meeting or FIDE Congress.|
I don't anticipate there being any problems with Yaacov's norms (though with FIDE you never know), so I could have said "becoming IM" instead of "becoming IM-elect."
Even Wei Yi, for example, is technically a GM-elect because he has not been raised to GM yet by FIDE. The "Youngest GM Ever" list is done by the age the title requirements are completed, not the the date the title is confirmed, however.
|Mar-05-13|| ||BIDMONFA: Yaacov Norowitz|
|Jul-20-13|| ||GrahamClayton: Yaacov's faith precludes him from writing on the Sabbath, so when he plays a game, he used stickers to "write" his moves on the scoresheet:|
|Mar-09-14|| ||Stonehenge: Religious nonsense.|