Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Lenderman 5-0 at Marshall CC

Recently, GM-elect Alex Lenderman has been almost perfect.

In late November, Lenderman won the National Chess Congress 2009 in Philadelphia on tie-breaks. A week later, he won the ICA Early Winter 2009 Open in Hackensack, with a 4-0 record. Now, after the first weekend of the Marshall Chess Club championship, he leads the tournament at 5-0.

Lenderman is still a GM-elect because FIDE is undecided whether to accept one of his three GM norms where it appears that last-round pairings, not involving Alex, were made to favor players seeking norms.