Congratulations to IM Josiah Stearman!! Josiah Berkeley chess school alumnus, and Coach has earned all 3 of his International Master norms, and has achieved a 2400 Fide rating on Oct 21st after he beat GM Yuniesky Perez (2600) in round 2 of the Spice cup. He has fulfilled all the requirements of the International Master title, and is awaiting confirmation of the title from the Fide.

below I have attached his win over GM Perez who has been ranked as one of the top 100 players in the world multiple times! This win is the game that put Josiah over 2400 Fide, and achieved him the IM title. IM elect Josiah Stearman had the white pieces, and GM Perez played black.