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Conrad William Holt (born July 9, 1993) is an American chess grandmaster.

Conrad Holt
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Full nameConrad William Holt
CountryUnited States
Born (1993-07-09) July 9, 1993 (age 26)
Wichita, Kansas
TitleGrandmaster
FIDE rating2548 (July 2019)
Peak rating2574 (August 2014)

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Chess careerEdit

Holt earned his USCF expert rating of 2000+ in October 2007 at Derby, Kansas. He went on to achieve his National Master title nine months later, in the World Open in Philadelphia.[1] In 2008, Holt won the US Cadet Championship, earning him his first International Master norm, and in July 2009, he achieved his FIDE Master title, crossing 2300 fide for the first time. In 2010 Holt would gain his second IM norm in the 2010 World Open.[2] Holt became a Senior Master in 2011, and achieved his third grandmaster norm by drawing Alexander Lenderman in the 2012 Dallas GM invitational. With 5.0/10 in the event overall and crossing 2500 fide,[3] Holt gained his GM-elect title, which was confirmed later on in the year.[4]

In August 2014 Holt won the 2014 US Open Championship, finishing tied for first place and winning in a tie-break playoff game.[5]

OtherEdit

Conrad Holt is a consistently strong internet blitz player, playing on such chess servers as ICC and chess.com. He attends the University of Texas at Dallas and studies Physics.[6]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Anatoly Karpov School - Conrad Holt profile". anatolykarpovchessschool.org. Retrieved 2013-04-12.
  2. ^ "Conrad Holt biography". Saint Louis Chess Club. Archived from the original on 2011-12-27. Retrieved 2013-04-12.
  3. ^ "Conrad Holt with perfect start in Dallas". Chessdom. 2012-03-10. Retrieved 2013-04-12.
  4. ^ Ramirez, Alejandro (2012-03-20). "University of Texas at Dallas' GM Invitational". Chessbase. Retrieved 2013-04-12.
  5. ^ "Holt wins U.S. Open Championship 2014".
  6. ^ "The UT Dallas Chess Team". University of Texas at Dallas. Retrieved 2013-04-12.

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