Ashish and Erik took part in a FIDE event in Iowa over the w-end. Erik lost the first round to Matt Anzis (1769), but finished strong to tie for first place with 4.5/6.0 and a rating of 2194.
Ashish finished with 4.0/6.0 with one loss(Pete Karagianis 2210) and two draws.
Initially the tournament was only open to players with a FIDE rating or Iowa players with ratings over 2000, but since the turn out was low, the requirements were relaxed. There were only 12 players; with 6 rounds there were some interesting pairings.
15 year old Matt Anzis gained the most points, he broke into class-A with a gain of 67 points(1769 ->1836). In addition to beating Erik he also beat FM Aleksander Stamnov from IL. That should move him to around 50th place in the USCF age 15 list
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