A TALE IN 3 SECTIONS
Jason Tang plays NM Almir Dzhumaev, Round 2.
Almir scored 2.5/3 to win Quad 1, and +8 to 2267 rating.
CRITICAL GAME: CLASH OF MASTERS
NM Siddarth Arun writes as NM Almir Dzhumaev makes
his move in this critical Round 3 game.
Almir won this game and the Quad.
Expert Michael Mahoney impresses with 3 draws in Quad 1
for share of 2-3rd place. Rating +8 to 2083.QUAD 2
10 year old Brandon Wu poised playing white vs veteran
Tim O'Malley in Round 2. Brandon was 2.5/3 to clinch 1st place,
and a +21 to 1870 rating (Bobby Fischer did not have this
kind of rating at the age of 10!)
Tom Medrek vs Nicholas Lesieur, Round 2.
Nick scored 2/3 for clear 2nd place and a +15 to 1814 rating.
3SS (small swiss)
Soren Sandmann Pedersen from Denmark
was the only player in the tournament to win
all three games, taking clear 1st place in the 3SS
and a +135 to rating (provisional) 1619!
Phu Si Vo plays white vs Suraj Ramanathan: draw!
9 year old Suraj scored 2.5/3 for clear 2nd place
and a +4 to 1693 rating. (Note: this is a swiss paring,
and Pedersen and Ramanathan did not play each other,
3SS ACTION: ROUND 3
Sammi Pan plays Boshen Li. Sammi is getting so very
close to chess mastery. As postmortem analysis of Sammi's
3 games confirmed, she had forced wins in 2 of them,
thus emphasizing the need for perseverance in a chess career.
(background): Phu Si Vo, black vs Soren Pedersen.
Bernardo Iglesias, TD
PHOTOS BY STEVE STEPAK
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