Monday, March 24, 2008

Foxwoods Open Results

The Foxwoods Open tournament in Connecticut ended yesterday in a five-way tie for first place at 7 points, with GM Yury Shulman winning the tie-break game of blitz chess against GM Alexander Ivanov. The other players with 7 points were GM Julio Becerra, GM Alexander Shabalov, and IM Robert Hess who earned his first grandmaster norm.

In the under 1500 section, my student Ziping Liu finished with a score of 3-1-3, good enough to tie for eighth place with five other players.