FM Michael Langer from Austin, Texas (who is also a resident FM from Stillwater, Oklahoma), just earned an IM norm in the 2007 Frank K. Berry US Championship! He needed a draw with the White pieces against GM Gurevich and he did it! Congratulations to FM Michael Langer and the Berry brothers for inviting Michael! Well done everyone!

Here is the clinching game:

[White “Langer, Michael”]
[Black “Gurevich, Dmitry”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[White ELO “2334”]
[White Title “FM”]
[Black ELO “2583”]
[Black Title “GM”]
[Source “MonRoi”]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 Be7 8.O-O-O O-O 9.f4 h6 10.Bh4 e5 11.Nf5 Bxf5 12.exf5 exf4 13.Qxf4 d5 14.Kb1 d4 15.Bxf6 Bxf6 16.Ne4 Rc8 17.Nxf6 Qxf6 18.Bd3 Rfd8 19.Be4 Nb4 20.g4 Nd5 21.Bxd5 Rxd5 22.Rd3 Re8 23.Rhd1 Re2 24.a3 Qc6 25.R1d2 Re1 26.Rd1 1/2-1/2

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