Based in Columbus, Georgia, FM Muhammad made the trek to earn the IM norm that has eluded him for a number of years. His hopes are to gain invitations to future IM tournaments and gain the two additional norms for the title. FM Muhammad was pleased at this IM result which also included 1st place in the historic tournament. . . held in the heart of Harlem on 125th street. He asserts that his best game was his win over IM Simutowe, a game where both sides could've stepped on a land mine. He was also impressed with the play of FM Solomon, who played inspired chess the entire tournament and would be his only loss. This could definitely be a breakthrough for FM Muhammad, who sent a clear message by "norming" the tournament with two rounds left. Congratulations FM Muhammad!!
The official website. . . Wilbert Paige Memorial
Muhammad's best games
Muhammad-Kobese, 1-0 (earned IM norm with this win)
Posted by The Chess Drum: 24 July 2001