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Yaacov Norowitz
Number of games in database: 90
Years covered: 1995 to 2021
Last FIDE rating: 2420 (2462 rapid, 2468 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2451

Overall record: +31 -22 =26 (55.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 11 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    A46 D02 A45 A40 D00
 Queen's Gambit Declined (5) 
    D39 D38 D37
With the Black pieces:
 Caro-Kann (23) 
    B16 B12 B10 B15 B13
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A45 A46 D00
 Nimzo Indian (4) 
    E33 E21
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   R Hungaski vs Y Norowitz, 2012 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Reykjavik Open (2013)
   United States Championship (2013)
   Reykjavik Open (2015)
   40th World Open (2012)
   38th World Open (2010)
   Reykjavik Open (2014)
   Reykjavik Open (2018)

   🏆 National Open
   Y Norowitz vs N Theodorou (Jun-17-21) 0-1
   Y Norowitz vs L Ptacnikova (Mar-14-18) 1/2-1/2
   D Cummings vs Y Norowitz (Mar-13-18) 1/2-1/2
   Y Norowitz vs N Navalgund (Mar-12-18) 1/2-1/2
   Giampiero Adocchio vs Y Norowitz (Mar-11-18) 0-1

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(born Mar-24-1982, 40 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 4; games 1-25 of 90  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Burger vs Y Norowitz  1-0531995ICC 2 12 08/01/95 Internet Chess ClubA45 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Y Norowitz vs D Flores  ½-½582004Internet Section 08B g/8'+2A45 Queen's Pawn Game
3. B Lugo vs Y Norowitz  1-0382004Internet Section 09B g/8'+2B10 Caro-Kann
4. Y Norowitz vs A Ivanov 0-125200432nd World OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Y Norowitz vs J Mielke 1-050200432nd World OpenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
6. D Ippolito vs Y Norowitz 1-022200432nd World OpenA51 Budapest Gambit
7. B G Smith vs Y Norowitz  1-023200432nd World OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
8. G Trammell vs Y Norowitz  0-1462004US OpenB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
9. A Jayakumar vs Y Norowitz  0-149201038th World OpenE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
10. Y Norowitz vs Shankland ½-½10201038th World OpenD00 Queen's Pawn Game
11. A Ivanov vs Y Norowitz  0-160201038th World OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
12. Y Norowitz vs V Romanenko  0-129201038th World OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Y Norowitz vs Smirin  ½-½402010North American OpenA48 King's Indian
14. Y Norowitz vs S Ravichandran  ½-½502010North American OpenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
15. J Kleiman vs Y Norowitz  ½-½332010North American OpenB10 Caro-Kann
16. M Esserman vs Y Norowitz  1-0302011Liberty Bell OpenB10 Caro-Kann
17. Y Norowitz vs A Jankovic  ½-½33201240th World OpenA48 King's Indian
18. Y Norowitz vs M Amanov  1-073201240th World OpenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. J Friedel vs Y Norowitz  ½-½20201240th World OpenA30 English, Symmetrical
20. Y Norowitz vs T Gelashvili  0-140201240th World OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Liu Qingnan vs Y Norowitz 1-063201240th World OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
22. Y Norowitz vs S J Barrett  1-039201240th World OpenA48 King's Indian
23. R Hungaski vs Y Norowitz ½-½74201240th World OpenA30 English, Symmetrical
24. Y Norowitz vs J Fivelstad  1-0282013Reykjavik OpenE60 King's Indian Defense
25. R Bjerke vs Y Norowitz 1-0252013Reykjavik OpenD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
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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.
Sep-07-19  wordfunph: IM Norowitz visited Philippines and played against Philippine blitz king FM David Elorta.
Jun-24-20  tedceldor: Nahirapan si ELORTA 9-7 NOROWITZ won.

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