Top seeds :
1) ALEXANDER BETANELI 2280
2) JOSEPH P RICHARDS 2036
3) LUO, BRIAN J 1972
Two of the nations top juniors are here.
Velikanov the nations #2 eight year old.
Luo the nations #1 nine year old.
Betaneli vs Luo in round 5 (Betaneli won)
"I am impressed to see kids like Ray Robson, Daniel Naroditsky and Brian Lou. All of them have the potential to become not only strong, but leading American grandmasters....."
-Gary Kasparov (page 39 September 2006 Chess Life)
Velikanov has a +1-0=1 record against Luo.
Cardenas, Jayne,new comer Zeeshaun and I made the trip from Milwaukee
me vs Betaneli loss
I had a great game against Betaneli, but it came at a cost; bad time management. I made a critical error right before time control. But I was happy with way I played upto then.