10 Masters Attend Downers Grove's 8th Tournament
- Written by Daniel Parmet
Downers Grove Chess Club (DGCC) held its 8th tournament on Saturday July 23rd. 51 players participated in the event including 10 masters!
The co-winners of the event were Chicago Blaze teammates IM Angelo Young and NM Trevor Magness with 3.5/4. They split the first and second prize taking home $248 each. 3rd place saw a ten way tie for $15 each (3rd, 4th, and 5th prizes combined).
The following participants scored 3-1: IM Mateusz Bobula, FM Albert Chow, FM Aung Thant Zin, NM Petros Karagianis, NM Sam Schmakel, Expert Jeff Dixon, Expert Thomas Ulrich, FM Aleksandar Stamnov, DGCC Expert Gregory Bungo, and Expert Matthew Waller.
Other prize winners included:
-- Best CICL Player: DGCC Expert Gaddiel Tan,
-- Best U2000 Mikhail Korenman,
-- Best U1800 Mohammad Khalid Khan,
-- Best U1600 Shayna Provine,
-- Best U1200 Sunil Kalghatgi,
-- 1st Upset Rachel Ulrich 567 pts for Round 2 win over NM Steven Tennant (game featured below),
-- 2nd Upset Aidan Kolar 519 pts for Round 2 win over Sunil Kalghatgi.
The event was Chied TDed by DGCC Daniel Parmet and assisted by DGCC President Brian Smith.
Attached is the full pdf report of the event including seven annotated games.