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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Bartell & Rubenchik Win Grand Prix

FIDE Masters Tom Bartell and Rodion Rubenchik tied for 1st in yesterday's Dr. Luvizminda Machan Grand Prix III.

There was a 6-way tie for 3rd among IM Ilye Figler, FM Boris Privman, Lev Zilbermintz, Sergio Flores, Jeremiah Williams and Thomas Elberling. The latter 4 shared U2200 honors.

Nicole Yen (1070) won the U1800 and biggest upset prizes. In the last round she defeated 1897-rated Jeyson Flores!

Sarah Yen (993) had the top U1400 score and Kesava Dhanasekaran (497) was best U1000.

There were 26 players in all, a Chess Mates record. The previous high was 20 on July 18, 2010.

Congratulations to all the prize-winners and thanks to everyone for playing.

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