IM Young Wins CCC's Haymarket Memorial; $4400 Awarded
- Written by Bill Brock Bill Brock
International Master Angelo Young (2377) won the Chicago Chess Center's 1st Haymarket Memorial with a score of 3.5-0.5, taking home $829.55.
Senior Master Robert Perez (2447), who lost to Young, tied for second with Under 2300 prizewinners Aakaash Meduri (2122) and Robby Hecht (2112), all with 3-1 scores.
Hecht won a marvelous upset against Grandmaster Dmitry Gurevich (2523) in Round Two.
Aamir Ansari (1847) and Si Li (1594) each took home $290.35 for winning the Under 2000 section: Li's great performance added the Under 1800 prize to the pot.
South Surburban Star Wars XXI
- Written by Dr. Orlan Smith, PhD Dr. Orlan Smith, PhD
Higuchi Runs 1st Harper College Event; Bartochowski Wins
- Written by Hiro Higuchi Hiro Higuchi
On April 8, I was honored to host my first-ever USCF tournament at Harper College.
Even with many other events happening around the state, a remarkable 45 players competed; 25 in the open and 20 in the U1700 section. Out of 25 players in the Open section, there were six Experts and a Master in the field.
In the Open section, Nicholas Bartochowski was the clear winner. Winning all three games, Bartochowski raised his rating to 2169.
NM Ken Wallach and Experts Rishi Narayanan and Abhy Venkat tied for second with 2.5's.
Illinois Chess Vets Holds Veterans-Only Event
- Written by Michael Lenox, Illinois Chess Vets Michael Lenox, Illinois Chess Vets
The non-profit Illinois Chess Vets (ICV) held its first “Veterans Only” tournament on March 30, at the American Legion Post 991 in the Chicago suburb of Worth. The non-rated event was a five-round Swiss with Game/15 time controls.
Trophies were awarded to Tony Fuksman (1st), Elmer Adams (2nd) and Thomas Evans (3rd).
The tournament also awarded medals to the top players from the Russian Army, US Army, US Air Force and US Navy. The US Marines and US Merchant Marines were not represented.
The tournament raised $65 that was donated to the Post 991 veteran’s fund.
South Suburban Chess Wars XX
- Written by Orlan Smith, PhD Orlan Smith, PhD