Results are in Championship Quartet

Results are in at the thrilling quartet of Championship events that kicked off #USOpenChess.

Denker Champ IM Praveen Balakrishnan

Grandmasters Alex Fishbein of New Jersey and Alonso Zapata of Georgia tied for 1st in the first ever National Tournament of Senior Champions.

IM Praveen Balakrishnan of Virginia won the Denker Championship for the second year in a row, with 5.5/6.

Veronica Zilajeva of Oklahoma took clear first in the National Girls Tournament of Champions. US Chess Executive Board member Chuck Unruh, also of Oklahoma, was beaming with state pride.

Oklahoma pride!

Carissa Yip tied for second with Joshua Sheng, both with 5/6. Yip earned the Ursula Foster Award for being the top player Under 16 in the Denker.

The Barber tournament of K-8 Champions saw a dramatic to the wire finish, with Andy Huang of Virginia prevailing.

Yes he can! Find full Barber K-8 results here, and continue to follow many of our young champions, who just jumped right into the US Open. 

Browse US Open and Invitational results here, top boards here, and watch tonight’s twitch stream here. 

Look for the full story coming soon from Al Lawrence.

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