Invitational GM/IM Norm Event

March 25th -29th, 2022

Congratulations to GM Jianchao Zhou for cruising through the entire tournament and took 1st place!

Congratulations to IM-elect Robert Shlyakhtenko! FM Robert Shlyakhtenko came second only after top seed GM Jianchao Zhou with 5.5/9, achieved his 4th IM Norm, and passed FIDE 2400! Mission360 is proud to be part of Robert's amazing chess career!

Robert tied for 2nd place with GM Gabor Nagy and IM Balaji Daggupati.

Congratulations to all of them!

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Inaugural Mission 360 Bay Area

GM/IM Invitational Norm Tournament

9 Rounds; Round Robin Format

Where: 2050 Concourse Dr #42, San Jose, CA 95131

When: Friday – Tuesday, March 25 – March 29, 2022

Registration: Invitational Only

Time Control: G/90, Increment 30 sec

Opening ceremony: Friday March 25th, 6:30PM

Round Time (Tentative):

Round 1: Friday, March 25, 7:00 PM

Round 2: Saturday, March 26, 11:30 AM

Round 3: Saturday, March 26, 5:30 PM

Round 4: Sunday, March 27, 10:00 AM

Round 5: Sunday, March 27, 4:00 PM

Round 6: Monday, March 28, 10:00 AM

Round 7: Monday, March 28, 4:00 PM

Round 8: Tuesday, March 29, 10:00 AM

Round 9: Tuesday, March 29, 4:00 PM

Entry Fee:

$850 for norm seekers

$650 for foreign norm seekers


Josiah Stearman

Hui Wang

Lin Wang

COVID-19 Guidelines:

  1. Mask will be required inside the building

  2. Temperature will be taken before entering the venue each round

Sponsor: Mission 360; Bay Area Chess; An Anonymous Donor.

  • Players

  • Hotels: Sonesta Silicon Valley Chess Rate $89+tax/night

  • Transportation

    • Nearest airport: SJC

    • Other airports in the area: SFO; OAK.

    • A free vanpool shuttle between Sonesta and chess club will be arranged 30 minutes prior to the round (or start of the opening ceremony for 1st round) and 4 hours after each round.

    • Public transportation:

      • AC Transit: bus system serving many bay area cities

      • BART: bay area rapid transit system

      • Caltrain: train serving west bay from San Fransisco to Gilroy

      • Uber and Lyft are easily accessible around the area

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