Monday, November 24, 2008

"What A Turkey" a Cornucopia of Chess

The Chess Center of New York's "What a Turkey" slow Swiss drew over 60 players to the Marshall Chess Club on the weekend of November 22-23.

GM Giorgi Kacheishvili and IM Alex Lenderman celebrated Thanksgiving early by tying for first in the Open section with 3 1/2 out of 4, good for $305 each. Third prize was shared by GM Sergey Kudrin, IM Justin Sarkar and Yefim Treger who scored 3-1 and took home $34 each. Denys Lesyk and Robert Guevara split the Under-2200 prize ($51 each) with 2 1/2. 34 players plus a reanimated Treger participated.

In the Under-2000 section, David Spigel, Frank Paciulli, and Jasmine Grant tied for first with 3 1/2, good for $102 each. Namchul Shin and Jacob Berman won the Under-1800 prize, $51 apiece. There were 28 players and a surplus Moazami.

The entire feast was directed by Steve Immitt, and the crosstable is available from the USCF website.

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