Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Kalikshteyn Wins October 23 "Four Rated Games Tonight"

On Thursday October 23rd, FM Alex Kalikshteyn made a return from a three-year hiatus to win the "4 Rated Games Tonight!" action tournament with 3 1/2 points (his previous event was the August 18th, 2005 edition of the "4 Rated Games Tonight!" tournament, where he also tied for 1st).

IM Justin Sarkar, NM Oliver Chernin and NM Leif Pressman tied for 2nd-4th with 3 points, winning $40 each, except for Pressman who won the $50 Under 2200 prize.

Bora Yagiz won the $45 Under 2000 prize with 2 1/2 points, thereby also qualifying to enter the next monthly St. John's Masters tournament on November 18th.

Full results are on the Chess Center of New York website, and on the USCF website.

(report by TD Steve Immitt)

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