Nine-year-old Liran Zhou crossed the 2200 threshold with his last round win at the Continental Open. That day, he was 9 years, 3 months, and 22 days old.
Senior Master Mika Brattain started the Cleveland Open as the tournament’s top seed and played every game on board one scoring four wins and a quick last round draw to take the $2000 first place and $100 clear first place bonus.
GM Yuniesky Quesada Perez was the highest rated of the three GMs at 2696 USCF, and he played every game on board one en route to winning the tournament, but it was certainly anything but easy.
In what is becoming a trend, the tournament broke attendance records, and the younger, non-GMs won the tournament.
IMs John Burke and Nicolas Checa achieved GM norms at the Philadelphia International. Both IMs are 15 years old, and both achieved their norm with…
This past Father’s Day, there were numerous chess tournaments held around the country, and what better way for a Father/Daughter to spend time than playing in a chess tournament?
When most people think of the World Open they naturally think of the main event – the 9 round Swiss that ends July 4th weekend. However, the World Open is more like a festival and actually includes fifteen separate events over 12 days and features events with prize funds from $500 to the $225,000 main tournament.
Cherepanov started the tournament as the 3rd seed behind Defending Champion GM Alonso Zapata and Senior Master Deepak Aaron. He played both of his chief rivals, defeating Aaron and drawing with Zapata.
The Master section was extremely strong. There were 21 players, and one third were GMs!
In round 7, Sevian faced second seed GM Vladmir Belous on board 1. Sevian had the black pieces and trailed Belous, who led the tournament by half a point. Sevian won the game, taking over clear 1st, and he never relinquished the lead!
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