Monday, January 12, 2009

Five Tie in Winter G/45 Grand Prix

There was a five-way tie for first in the Winter Game/45 Grand Prix at the Marshall Chess Club on Saturday January 10. GM Alexander Shabalov, FM Asa Hoffmann, FM Erez Klein, WIM Iryna Zenyuk, and NM James West all scored 4-1 to win $91 each.

Hoffman knocked off Shabalov in the final round; Klein had previously lost to Shabalov, while Hoffman had lost to Aleksandr Ostrovskiy. Zenyuk and West went undefeated.

The Under-2200 prize was also a five-way tie, with Allen Weiss, Aleksandr Ostrovskiy, Christopher Wu, Jake Miller, and Joshua Colas all scoring 3-2 and winning $33.

Thirty-four players competed. Steve Immitt Directed for the Chess Center of New York. The full results are available on the USCF website.

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