Steve Ferrero, who edits Atlantic Chess News, has e-mailed these photos and captions of the U.S. Amateur Championship East, which ended on Monday in Somerset NJ. The prize winners are flanked by assistant TD Noreen Davisson and TD Ken Thomas.
From the Under 2200 section, Sandi Hutama was on a hot streak and proved unstoppable, very deservedly grabbing first place.
From the Under 2200 section, Sameer Mujumdar turned in a solid performance to win second place.
From the Under 2200 section, Satyajit Malugu earned the third place trophy.
From the Under 1800 section, Samuil Chatsky proudly displays his prize, as he managed to win the Top Senior trophy.
In the Under 2200 section, we have Timothy Hall (left) during the middle stages of play against Kevin Chen in round 4. Kevin eventually reeled in his higher rated opponent in a grueling 87 move marathon game, involving a queen + 2 pawns vs. queen ending, which went on until nearly 11pm before Kevin was able to sidestep the numerous checks and convert the point.
In the Under 2200 section, we have Andrew Ding (back to camera) with the black pieces against Alice Dong in round four.
In the Under 2200 section, from round four, we have Leonard Chipkin (left) facing off against Anna Matlin, while Sameer Mujumdar (top) plays the black pieces.
In the Under 2200 section, I caught this nice shot of the top boards at the start of round five. We have Satyajit Malugu (top left) who went on to win a very close game against Euclides Zoto (top right). Meanwhile, the cheerful Alena Kats (bottom left) eventually fell to Sandi Hutama.
In the Under 2200 section, Lev Zilbermintz (foreground right) succumbed to a fierce White attack in round five. Sameer Mujumdar (shown with outstretched hand) tore through the competition to win second place.
In the Under 2200 section, from round five, once again we have Leonard Chipkin (foreground right) with the black pieces against Jacob Kelly, while all of the games get underway.
In the Under 1800 section, from round five, I am able to confirm that it is Samuil Chatsky (foreground right) penciling his move, as he plays Black against William Campion.
In the Under 1800 section, from round five, there is no mistaking the affable Aravind Kumar (top right) playing the black pieces.