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Aug. 26th, 2015.
The Carolina Cobras opened their US Chess League season with a draw over the Boston Blitz at the Triangle Chess Center. IM Kassa Korley ground down IM Denys Shmelov on the top board while IM Jonathan Schroer defended vigorously in deep time pressure and wore down Vadim Martirosov on board two to score the Cobras points. SM Nadi Bozkurt and NM Aaron Balleisen fell to NM Ahmet Bolat and NM Chris Williams respectively. Games are being stored on chessstream.com.
Next week the Cobras will duel with longtime league rivals the Miami Sharks on Tuesday at the Triangle Chess Center. Spectators are welcome. Too see the Cobras roster and full schedule click here.
Greensboro Open XI - Scott McInnis reporting
The GSO-XI was held on Saturday, August 15th at Bennett College's Coffee House Room. Several Class-A and Expert players, and even some of the Masters, were participants and witnesses to just how strong a field of players this tournament had in its 3 rounds ! Much congrats to the 3 winners who tied for 1st-place in the Champions' section - namely FM Robin J. Cunningham, NM Emmanuel Carter, and the young scholastic sensation, Neo Zhu, who is climbing through the USCF Class rating sections at a hypersonic rate !
The GCC's James W. Badeau and Stephen Maynard both displayed some perfection in the form of home club tourney site/turf protection, each going 3-0 to share 1st-place prizes in the Candidates. The Club section saw veteran NCCA-er Shawn E. Spencer's 3-0 run to claim clear 1st-place, with the GCC's own youth-on-the-rise, Berk E. Baykal, earning a share of 2nd-place honors. The Booster section finished with the GCC's Sushant Krishen claiming clear 1st-place with a perfect 3-0 run of his own, with another GCC-er, Tom P. Burwell, calculating his path to a 4-way share of the 2nd-place prize and finish. In the Gambits, VA's Christopher G. Minter dazzled the 12-player field with his 3-0 performance, gaining 154 USCF rating pts. in the process !
The club also wants to thank EVERYONE for their patience and continued participation at this and previous events held at the Coffee House Room. We had a great run and we're looking forward to what's to come at our new GSO Open tourney venue on the campus of UNC Greensboro, this October ! More thanks for the patience, cooperation, and understanding that was displayed near the end of the 1st rd. for an unforeseen medical emergency that paused this tourney in its tracks for 30 minutes. Quick actions and decision-making by the TDs and players allowed the process to move as smoothly as possible, with a swift response by local emergency medical pros.
See you in OCTOBER, on the UNCG campus, for the GSO-XII
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