Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Lenderman Wins St. John's Masters

IM Alex Lenderman won the St. John's Masters on December 15 with a score of 3 1/2 out of 4. Lenderman gave up only a draw to GM Michael Rohde en route to winning $300.

Second prize was shared by IM Yury Lapshun and IM Jay Bonin at 3-1; each won $150. FM Alec Getz and expert Evan Rabin shared the Under-2400 and Under-2300 prizes with 2 1/2; each picked up $45, and Rabin also collected $30 prize for biggest upset for his first-round win over FM Asa Hoffman. The complete crosstable is available on the USCF website.

Thanks again to our sponsor, St. John's University; Dr. Frank Brady, tournament organizer; Steve Immitt, chief TD; and to Ed Frumkin and Glen Statile for helping with relaying the moves on Board One to ICC each round.

The next third-Tuesday-of-the-month St. John's Masters Tournament is on January 20th at 7:00 pm. The tournament is open to players rated 2100 and above, as well as any player Under 2100 who scores at least 2½ points in one of the "4 Rated Games Tonight!" Thursday Night Action tournaments between December 18th and January 15th. The games from the top boards will again be shown live on ICC beginning 7 pm January 20th.

See everyone next month!

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