Cadet Championships Begin in Rockville on Saturday

The Washington DC/Rockville Hilton Hotel is centrally located near work and play. Just steps away from the Twinbrook (Red Line) Metro Station, the hotel provides convenience for those looking to explore the Washington DC attractions or are in town for business

The Washington DC/Rockville Hilton Hotel is centrally located near work and play. Just steps away from the Twinbrook (Red Line) Metro Station, the hotel provides convenience for those looking to explore the Washington DC attractions or are in town for business

The Maryland Chess Association will again be hosting the US Cadet Championship this year. This is an invitational for the top under-16 players in the US. This year we will have a field of 10 players. The tournament runs from July 23nd to the 27th at the Rockville Hilton. The live games, standings, and pairings will be at http://uscadet.mdchess.com. The time control is 40/90, SD/20 + 30″.

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The games for the first four days are at 11am and 5:30pm. The final round on Wednesday starts at 10am. The winner receives a scholarship to UMBC and the top three receive free entry to the 5th Annual Washington International. This year’s field is balanced and strong. There are only 160 rating points from the 1st to last seed and everyone is rated over 2300. The full field is below.

John Gabriel Ludwig 2490 FL
IM John Michael Burke 2480 NJ
FM Craig Hilby 2476 CA
FM Praveen Balakrishnan 2424 NJ
Ethan Li 2381 NY
FM David Brodsky 2357 NY
Albert Lu 2349 CA
FM Aravind Kumar 2347 CT
Brandon Jacobson 2333 NJ
Yoon-Young Kim 2327 CT

Comments

  1. This is a strong field even with some absences due to some others having competed in the recently concluded us junior. Playing conditions at this venue are arguably the best in the country if it’s anything like the Washington International held annually here. The organizer is excellent too. I look forward to spectating some of this since I’m local and a fan of elite tournaments.

    • Praveen Balakrishnan, John Michael Burke, and David Brodsky all tied for first scoring 6 out of 9. They played Armageddon as a tiebreaker with white having less time and drawing odds. Both Armageddon games ended in a draw with Praveen winning the title.

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