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Russell Balcom

Russell Balcom


Game and tournament history  |  Rating history/progression  |  Record vs other members


USCF Rating: 1717

Highest USCF Rating: 1909 (on 4/10/2017)
Lowest USCF Rating: 1331P8 (on 12/30/2013)

Active at Arcadia Chess Club?: Yes
USCF ID: 12874601

View Russell Balcom at the USCF website





Tournament & Game Data


Tournaments Entered: 34
Games Played: 170 (83 wins / 70 losses / 17 draws)
Win Percentage: 53.8%
Most Recent Tournament: Summer Open - Soo (8/28/2017)





Top 10 Tournaments


4.5/5 (1st) at Arcadia Winter Open - U1500 on 2/10/2014

4/5 (=1st) at Thurlow Mishler Memorial - Tmm1800 on 11/14/2016

1/1 (=1st) at Winter Pentagonal - Wpx on 2/13/2017

4/5 (=2nd) at Mcguire Open on 6/30/2014

3/4 (=2nd) at Saturday In The Park on 4/16/2016

4/6 (=3rd) at Summer Challenge - Sc18 on 8/16/2015

3.5/5 (=3rd) at Istvanyi Memorial - Im18 on 10/3/2016

3.5/5 (4th) at Arcadia Winter Open - U1900 on 2/9/2015

0/1 (=6th) at Spring Challenge Extra on 5/5/2014

4/6 (=8th) at Arcadia Istvanyi Open on 10/6/2014





Best Wins & Draws, Worst Losses


Best Win (By Highest Rating)¹: vs Matthew J Hayes (2133) on 11/24/2014 at the Fall Challenge tournament

Best Win (By Rating Difference)²: Rated 1742 vs Matthew J Hayes (2133) on 11/24/2014 at the Fall Challenge tournament

Best Draw (By Highest Rating)¹: vs Jeffrey Chou (2121) on 9/7/2015 at the Istvanyi Open tournament

Best Draw (By Rating Difference)²: Rated 1700 vs Jeffrey Chou (2121) on 9/7/2015 at the Istvanyi Open tournament

Worst Loss (By Lowest Rating)¹: vs Aaron Zhao (1369) on 8/28/2017 at the Summer Open - Soo tournament

Worst Loss (By Rating Difference)²: Rated 1762 vs Aaron Zhao (1369) on 8/28/2017 at the Summer Open - Soo tournament


¹ Does not include results where opponent had a provisional rating
² Does not include results where either player had a provisional rating




USCF ratings are based on the member's post tournament rating(s) in their tournaments at Arcadia Chess Club. They may not reflect tournaments played outside of Arcadia Chess Club.