Monday, December 1, 2008
The 2008 UTD Invitational
USCF reported on this tournament specifically designed to provide opportunities to earn norms. Unfortunately, the only player who actually scored enough points (5/9) to earn a WIM norm in the IM section was deprived of the norm when it was determined that a last-minute substitution of a player did not qualify the section for norm opportunities. WFM Bayaraa Zorigt therefore goes home normless; talk about adding insult to injury - she lost a head-banger game as white against GM Jesse Krai in 111 moves. Not that it would have mattered anyway, except for her score. Report.