Conrad Holt

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Conrad Holt
Conrad Holt 2012.jpg
Full name Conrad William Holt
Country United States
Born (1993-07-09) July 9, 1993 (age 25)
Wichita, Kansas
Title Grandmaster
FIDE rating 2561 (October 2018)
Peak rating 2574 (August 2014)

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

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.[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]

Other[edit]

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]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Anatoly Karpov School - Conrad Holt profile". anatolykarpovchessschool.org. Retrieved 2013-04-12.
  2. ^ "Conrad Holt biography". Saint Louis Chess Club. 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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