I am happy to inform you all that Raja Panjwani just got a GM norm in Charlotte, North Carolina by scoring 6.5/9 in a field that included 3 GMs and 6 other IMs. The news comes from Mike Hoffpauir, the President of the US Chess Federation and an arbiter at the GM norm tournament held over the past Thanksgiving weekend November 22 to 26 at the Charlotte Chess Center & Scholastic Academy.

Congratulations Raja!

Raja is also a new chess author with a popular new book out on the hyper accelerated dragon variation which you can buy at Strategy and Games, I believe.