4 DAYS, 7SS, FIDE RATED
Grandmaster Alexander Ivanov wins BCC FIDE Festival
with 6.5/7 feeding only 1 draw to IM Denys Shemlov.
NM Lawyer Times vs IM Denys Shmelov, Round 7.
Denys scored 5.5 points to take clear 2nd place.
Lawyer scored 4 points to share 5-8th place with
NM Farzad Abdi, Logan Boucher, and Gabriel Birzu.
Jason Tang vs Danila Poliannikov, Round 7.
Jason Scored 4.5 points to share
3-4th place with Within Kavi.
FASTER THAN THE SPEED OF LIGHT: NITHIN KAVI
NM Carissa Yip, black, vs expert Nithin Kavi, Round 7.
Nithin, with a hand movement faster than the speed of
light, opens his game with gusto. Nithin won this game
to share 3-4th place with expert Jason Tang. Carissa
scored 3.5 points, to take clear 9th place.
NM Farzad Abdi, black vs GM Alex Ivanov, Round 7.
David Grawoig vs Paull Hodgden;
NM Evan Rabin, black vs Logan Boucher;
Logan scored 4 points to share 5-8th place.
(background): Suraj Ramanathan vs Jerry Li, Jason Tang,
(right) NM Farzad Abdi vs GM Alex Ivanov; (left)
Danila Poliannikov, Zubin Baliga.
CONSISTENT AND SKILLED
Zubin Baliga clear 1st with 6 points.
Zubin Baliga vs Fridrik Karlsson, Round 7.
Frederick finished the event with 4 points to share
3-4th place with David Katzman.
David Katzmann (green) vs Uygar Polat (grey), Round 7.
The above game was played to a draw.
Uygar scored 5.5 points to take clear 2nd place.
David shared 3-4th place with Fridrik Karlsson.
(background): Tiana Wang (pink) and Bob Oresick (beard).
AROUND THE HALL
Mark Robert Neale: EAT, SLEEP, PLAY . . .
Suraj Ramanathan (3), black vs Jerry Li (3), Round 7.
NM Carissa Yip, black vs Nithin Kavi, Round 7.
Kerry Huang vs Bob Oresick, Round 7. Bob won this one,
scoring 3.5 points! Bravo, Bob! Kerry also collected 3.5 points.
Brava, Kerry! (background): Lewis Tu, black vs Tianna Wang;
Lawrence Tu (2.5), black vs Mark Neale (3.5).
ADMINISTRATION AND HOUSE PLAYER
NM Andrew Hoy, black vs Ryan Wang, Round 7,
extra game. Ryan scored 3.5 points in the U2200 section.
Andrew was the TD for the event.
A ROBUST HANDSHAKE, ROUND 7
NM Farzad Abdi, black vs GM Alexander Ivanov.
CROSSTABLES OF EVENT:
PARTING SHOT: (Photo: Bob Oresick)
PHOTOS OF EVENT BY STEVE STEPAK