Liu, Qingnan vs. Harmon-Vellotti, Luke at World Open 2012
A number of players earned norms this year. GM norms were scored by IM Marc Arnold, IM Eesha Karavade and FM John Bryant. IM norms were scored by FM Michael Kleinman, FM Thomas Bartell, Yaacov Norowitz and Luke Harmon-Vellotti.
13-year-old Luke Harmon-Vellotti achieved his second IM norm.
Luke, an 8th grader and aspiring physician from Boise, Idaho, said his toughest game was his 100-move Round 5 game against IM Qingnan Liu of China.
“It came down to the end game,” Luke said.
2012 World Open Chess Standings
Chess Games 2012 World Open