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The two IMs, Angelo Young & Mesgen Amanov tied for first. Young beat FM Aleksander Stamnov, in a 138 move marathon in round 5. It looked like Young was not making any progress for many moves, but prevailed in the end. Young has made a lot of progress in diagram 2, but I wonder if Stamnov could have defended better starting from diagram 1. (It's Whites move)
There were 48 players (7 FIDE) . Kudos to Chris for organizing. He is planning a round robin event in June that will guarantee a FIDE rating norm to unrated players. Free soft drinks and customized score sheets/pens were nice touches.
Local Master, Ashish Vaja made a $100 donation to the first prize, to bring it to $400.
I finished 3-2=0. I lost to IM Angelo Young and expert Allen Becker. I didn't get blown away by the IM , I thought that I was hanging in there till the very end. A unexpected exchange sacrifice by Angelo sent me into a tail spin. Click here for pgn.