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Yaacov Norowitz
Number of games in database: 73
Years covered: 1995 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2429 (2458 rapid, 2439 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2451

Overall record: +24 -20 =21 (53.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 8 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (14) 
    A46 D02 A40 D00 A45
 Queen's Gambit Declined (4) 
    D39 D38
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (23) 
    B16 B12 B15 B10 B13
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E33 E21
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NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Reykjavik Open (2013)
   US Chess Championships (2013)
   Reykjavik Open (2015)
   World Open (2012)
   38th World Open (2010)
   Reykjavik Open (2014)

   F Perez Ponsa vs Y Norowitz (Feb-15-17) 1-0
   Y Norowitz vs A Pichot (Feb-15-17) 0-1
   E Shaposhnikov vs Y Norowitz (Feb-11-17) 1-0
   Yudasin vs Y Norowitz (Jan-25-17) 1/2-1/2, rapid
   M Paragua vs Y Norowitz (Jan-25-17) 1/2-1/2, rapid

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(born Mar-24-1982, 35 years old) United States of America

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An International Master, Norowitz won the New Jersey championship in 2013.

References: (1) , (2) ((right, in video) playing blitz with Mark Plotkin (left) informally between rounds at the 2016 World open).

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 73  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. K Burger vs Y Norowitz  1-053 1995 ICC 2 12 08/01/95 Internet Chess ClubA45 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Y Norowitz vs A Ivanov 0-125 2004 32nd World OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
3. Y Norowitz vs J Mielke 1-050 2004 32nd World OpenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
4. D Ippolito vs Y Norowitz 1-022 2004 32nd World OpenA51 Budapest Gambit
5. B G Smith vs Y Norowitz  1-023 2004 32nd World OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
6. G Trammell vs Y Norowitz  0-146 2004 US OpenB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
7. A Jayakumar vs Y Norowitz  0-149 2010 38th World OpenE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
8. A Ivanov vs Y Norowitz  0-160 2010 38th World OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
9. Y Norowitz vs S Shankland ½-½10 2010 38th World OpenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Y Norowitz vs V Romanenko  0-129 2010 38th World OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Y Norowitz vs Smirin  ½-½40 2010 North American OpenA48 King's Indian
12. Y Norowitz vs S Ravichandran  ½-½50 2010 North American OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. J Kleiman vs Y Norowitz  ½-½33 2010 North American OpenB10 Caro-Kann
14. M Esserman vs Y Norowitz  1-030 2011 Liberty Bell OpenB10 Caro-Kann
15. Y Norowitz vs A Jankovic  ½-½33 2012 World OpenA48 King's Indian
16. J Friedel vs Y Norowitz  ½-½20 2012 World OpenA30 English, Symmetrical
17. Y Norowitz vs M Amanov  1-073 2012 World OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. Liu Qingnan vs Y Norowitz 1-063 2012 World OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
19. Y Norowitz vs T Gelashvili  0-140 2012 World OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
20. R Hungaski vs Y Norowitz  ½-½74 2012 World OpenA30 English, Symmetrical
21. Y Norowitz vs S J Barrett  1-039 2012 World OpenA48 King's Indian
22. Y Norowitz vs J Fivelstad  1-028 2013 Reykjavik OpenE60 King's Indian Defense
23. Y Norowitz vs F Palmqvist  1-044 2013 Reykjavik OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
24. R Bjerke vs Y Norowitz  1-025 2013 Reykjavik OpenB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
25. M Ornolfsson vs Y Norowitz  0-162 2013 Reykjavik OpenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
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Kibitzer's Corner
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.!

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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
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  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


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  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:

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  Stonehenge: Religious nonsense.
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