Monday, May 18, 2009

Stripunsky Wins GM Challenge

The Grandmaster Challenge, played at the Marshall Chess Club Club On May 17, as won by GM Alexander Stripunsky, who scored 5 points in 6 rounds, winning $325.

GMs Leonid Yudasin and Michael Rohde tied for second and third with 4.5 points, each winning $175. Fourth through sixth and the Under 2400 Prize were shared by GM Sergey Kudrin, IM Alex Lenderman, FM Asa Hoffmann, and NM Oliver Chernin, who scored 4 points, worth $81.25 each.

The Senior prize ($62) was won by FM Ilye Figler with 3.5 points. NM Yevgeniy Margulis and Michael Layevskiy shared the Under 2200/2000 Prize with 3 points each, winning $87.50 apiece. The prize for first Under 1800 was won by Maksim Shvartsovskiy, scoring 1 point, and winning $50.00. In all, 27 players entered the event, which was directed by Andre Harding.

The crosstable is available from the USCF website.

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