Conrad Holt

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Conrad Holt
Conrad Holt 2012.jpg
Holt in 2012
Full nameConrad William Holt
CountryUnited States
Born (1993-07-09) July 9, 1993 (age 29)
Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
TitleGrandmaster (2012)
FIDE rating2540 (February 2023)
Peak rating2574 (August 2014)

Conrad William Holt (born July 9, 1993) is an American chess player who received the FIDE title of Grandmaster (GM) in September 2012.[1]

Chess career[edit]

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.[2] 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 rating for the first time. In 2010, Holt gained his second IM norm in the 2010 World Open.[3]

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,[4] Holt gained his GM-elect title, which was confirmed later on in the year.[5]

In August 2014, Holt won the 2014 US Open Championship, finishing tied for first place and winning in a tie-break playoff game.[6]


Conrad Holt is a consistently strong internet blitz player, playing on such chess servers as ICC and While a physics student at the University of Texas at Dallas, Holt was a member of the UT Dallas chess team.[7]


  1. ^ "List of titles approved by the 83rd FIDE Congress (September 1-9, 2012)". September 17, 2012. Retrieved January 12, 2022.
  2. ^ "Anatoly Karpov School - Conrad Holt profile". Retrieved April 12, 2013.
  3. ^ "Conrad Holt biography". Saint Louis Chess Club. Archived from the original on December 27, 2011. Retrieved April 12, 2013.
  4. ^ "Conrad Holt with perfect start in Dallas". Chessdom. March 10, 2012. Retrieved April 12, 2013.
  5. ^ Ramirez, Alejandro (March 20, 2012). "University of Texas at Dallas' GM Invitational". Chessbase. Retrieved April 12, 2013.
  6. ^ "Holt wins U.S. Open Championship 2014".
  7. ^ "The UT Dallas Chess Team". University of Texas at Dallas. Retrieved April 12, 2013.

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