Wednesday, November 25, 2009

#601 V. Shen Wins Westfield Grand Prix

NM Victor Shen took clear 1st in Sunday's Westfield Grand Prix, with a 4-0 score. FM Tom Bartell & SM Yaacov Norowitz tied for 2nd, a half-point back.

Other prize-winners included :
  • Sam Chatsky, Leonid Fleysher, Kevin Dresher (U2100)
  • Dr. Richard Lewis, Jackson Hueckel, John Moldovan (U1850)
  • David Johnston, Anthony Decinque (U1600)
  • Leon Wu, Robert Lachausse, Darren Knaub & Melissa Biegel (U1350)
There were 25 participants, including 9 who were rated >2100!
All the Kenilworth CC, Checkmate CC & Garden State CL players collected prizes!!

I had an up & down event. After missing a forced mate & losing the opener to Shen, I played like a zombie against tail-ender Sasha Prystupa (a lucky win after 2 lost positions) & NM Peter Radomskyj (a bad opening & quick loss) but closed-out with a nice victory over Konstantin Mazur to finish =8th.

Here are all 4 of my games (fully annotated) in java-replay & PGN.

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