Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Kraai Wins NJ Futurity International 2009

The New Jersey Futurity International 2009 was held from July 7th to July 11th, at the Dean of Chess Academy in Branchburg. The U.S. participants were grandmasters Joel Benjamin and Jesse Kraai, international master Dean Ippolito, and FIDE master Evan Ju. The field was rounded out by grandmaster Leonid Yudasin of Israel and international master Milos Scekic of Serbia.

While playing at the DOCA TransNet FIDE International, I learned that the New Jersey Futurity International 2009 was won by GM Jesse Kraai.

On July 11th, I took the above picture of organizer Michael Khodarkovsky and tournament director Glenn Petersen, outside the Dean of Chess Academy.