Sunday, April 17, 2011

Ashland XX Begins!!

Eighteen players competed in Round 1 of Ashland XX. Paul King (1912) defended Board 1 from George Morton (1728) and Paul Farb (1900) scored the win over Ben Caiello (1608). David Vetterlein (1800) took the point from Dan Caiello (1420) to share the early lead as Adam Shaw (1810) and Russell Thurmond (1600) settled peacefully in the evenings only draw.

In the Amateur Section, Ralph Buske (1489) outlasted Richard Watts (1151) as Mike Mayfield (1275) survived a scary attack to take the point from James Price (1098). Christian Dunlap (916) scored the only upset of the night defeating Cody Kyzer (1236). Birney Blind (1194) continued his solid play with a victory over Mark Acklie (901) and Mark Woodman (1177) won over Jonathan Bundy (105).

Round 2 is Thursday, April 21.

Be sure to check out the coverage of the U.S. Chess Champs. Coverage starts at 3:00 with GM Maurice Ashley and WGM Jennifer Shahade provide commentary.
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