Four-Way Ties Atop 2017 Greater Peoria Open In Both Open and Reserve Sections; Kevin Ho Takes 2017 Tour Lead
Draws a-plenty meant no perfect scores at the 2017 Greater Peoria Open, the third of ten stops on the 2017 ICA Chess Tour.
Pete Karagianis, Tim McEntee, Robert Reynolds and Wisconsin's Hersh Singh all posted three wins and two draws for 4.0/5 totals.
Karagianis drew Singh in the third round and fellow Master McCentee in the fourth round before finishing out the event with a victory over a Class C opponent.
McEntee also drew the Class A Reynolds in the final round.
Reynolds drew Jeff Britt in the third round whom Singh defeated. Singh emerged from his final match against Kevin Ho with only a half-point to round out the foursome.
Finishing with 3.5/5 were Ho, Edward Zhang, Ishaar Ganesan, and Patrick Rao.
Kushal Mungee had the highest ratings increase in the Open, tallying 3.0 and increasing his rating 193 points to 1428!
32 played in the Open, 55 overall.
In the Reserve, four players finished with 4.0's as well: Rahul Bhavan, Tony Curfman, Nadia Frieden and Caleb Calhoun.
Calhoun raised his rating 238 points to 816 from the event!
Bhavan posted three wins and draws against one other player before settling for half-a-point against Curfman in the final round.
Curfman had three wins and a second-round draw prior to his draw with Bhavan.
Frieden lost only her third round match while Calhoun lost only his opening match before winning his final four.
3.5 finishers in the Reserve included David Phillips, Milind Foulger and Aryan Gandhi.
The next stop on the ICA Tour will be the Chicago Open beginning May 25.
Tour results are posted here.
Having played in all three events so far, Kevin Ho now leads the Open Section of the Tour, three points better than Karagianis.
Philip McCully leads the Reserve Section.
Ho also leads the Scholastic Reserve.