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Kekelidze New Marshall Club Champ; Wu Second Print E-mail
November 3, 2011
GM Mikheil Kekelidze took clear first at the Marshall Chess Club Championship, held over two weekends (October 21-30). Mikheil scored seven points, including a final round win that netted him the full first place prize of $2000.

12-year-old Christopher Wu came 2nd place earning $1000. He also gained almost 70 rating points and topped the 2200 barrier!

Wu had a very good shot at first place, but he lost his final game to FM Aleksandr Ostrovskiy.

Over the first weekend, the US Chess Scoop visited the Marshall Championships and interviewed FM Asa Hoffman (4.5 points),  FM Brian Hulse (4.5 points) and NM Justus Williams (3.5 points). If you didn't see the video before, watch it below. Also see full crosstables on the Marshall Chess Club website and USCF rated results on MSA.


November - Chess Life Online 2011

Sucesso in Brazil Four-Way Tie at Turkey Bowl in Florida The US Chess Scoop on the National Chess Congress Shabalov Wins STL Thanksgiving Open, GM Norm Tourney BeginsThanksgiving Results are in Stars of Chess in Education Gather in Dallas Liang Golden at World Youth; Silver for Li Carlsen Wins Tal Memorial, Plans Trip to NYC Hou Yifan Defends World Women's Title Happy Thanksgiving From BrazilNew York Knights: 2011 US Chess League Champs Nakamura Hunts for a Win in Moscow Hou Extends Lead in Women's World Championship US Junior Congress Smashes RecordsOver 1000 Compete in K-12 Nationals in Dallas US Chess League Final: Chicago Blaze vs. New York Knights A Weekend in Dallas: National K-12 Champs Kick Off Preparing for Brazil: Awonder Has Adream Heading to Brazil: World Youth Awaits Amanov & Akopyan Top 12th FIDE Metropolitan Invitational John Ballow Earns Correspondence IM TitleRuth Haring: President's Report Tal Memorial Begins in Moscow US Chess League Highlights: Quarterfinals Kaidanov Takes Throne in King's IslandWomen's World Championship Begins Grandmasters Attack in Michigan Brooklyn Castle: The IS 318 Story Urgent Update for Organizers of FIDE Rated Tournaments2012 Samford Fellowship: Call for Applications US Chess League: Week Ten Highlights The Scoop on the US Chess League: Eastern DivisionMore Action Than Ever in Irvine & Miami The November Check is in the Mail Kekelidze New Marshall Club Champ; Wu Second Greg on Norms Part I: Please Stop Caring! Pumpkin Patch Chess Tournament A Better Place to Wait in Dallas New in Chess and the FEB show on Nakamura and Kasparov