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New York International Begins With Upsets Print E-mail
June 21, 2012
nyislide.jpgThe fifth New York International (June 20-24), held at Saint John's University and sponsored by the Marshall Chess Club, kicked off with over 70 participating players, including seven GMs and many talented juniors. First round upsets abounded. Christopher Gu defeated last year's champ IM  Robert Hungaski and Kevin Wang beat veteran GM Hecht. Alena Kats won against IM Bonin & WFM Amanda Mateer beat FM Aleksander Ostrovskiy. See full information on the Marshall Chess Club website and look for US Chess Scoop videos from the scene.