• Kassa Korley seeking 3rd GM Norm

    IM Kassa Korley preparing for the Round 9 game against GM Tiger Hillarp Persson.Photo by Dansk Skak Union. Kassa Korley has been fiercely competing in norm tournaments in an attempt to earn his 3rd and final Grandmaster norm. The New York City (Harlem) native created a stir while earning his…

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  • Korley bags 2nd GM norm @ Xtracon Open

    IM Kassa Korley in Copenhagen Photo by IM Kassa Korley has been charting a course to the coveted GM title since graduating from Duke University a few years ago. After earning his first GM norm last June, he has recently played in a series of tournaments and his hard…

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  • Korley uncorks gem in Denmark’s Xtracon tourney!

      Moiseenko-Korley, Xtracon Open 2019 After 19.Rad1, Korley played 19…Re5!!!IM Kassa Korley has been trying to find his groove for the past year in search of stability in his GM pursuit. He is currently in Denmark playing in the Xtracon Chess Open (Helsingør, Denmark) and played an absolute brilliant game…

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  • Kassa Korley earns first GM norm!

    Duke alumnus Kassa Korley went back to his stomping grounds to take a shot at a GM norm. Since his graduation the the Raleigh-Durham campus a few years ago, Korley has been seeking invitationals, both at home and in Europe. The New York native currently plays under the Danish flag,…

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  • Kassa Korley gets 3rd IM norm…title!

    IM Kassa Korley at 2014 World Open.Photo by Daaim Shabazz. FM Kassa Korley just earned his third International Master norm and thus qualified for the title. His ELO rating already exceeds the minimum 2400 requirement. The Duke collegiate recently finished a study aboard program in Denmark and tallied strong results…

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  • Kassa Korley makes Master!

    Last month Kassa Korley played in the St. John’s Masters tournament in New York. At the World Open he had mentioned a time when he was close to the title of National Master (2185) and then losing a boatload of points. He actually lost rating points in nine consecutive tournaments…

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