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Americans in Montreal: Ostrovskiy Earns IM Norm Print E-mail
July 30, 2013

A large American delegation participated in the Quebec Invitational Chess Championship in Montreal, which was won by top seed Cuban Super-GM Lazaro Bruzon, with 7 out of 9. 

Aleksander Ostrovskiy earned an IM norm at the event. 


According to Aleksander's dad the conditions were excellent. For a sense of the atmosphere, watch a video of a piano performance prior to a round.  

Other American results: 

GM-Elect Mackenzie Molner scored 5.5; IM Keaton Kiewra, FM  Ostrovskiy and Atulya Shetty (reigning Super Nationals High School Champ) 5; FM Eric Rodriguez 4 and FM Akshat Chandra (reigning Super Nationals Junior-High Champ) 3; 

The American delegation was strengthened by foreign players who attend national top chess college programs: Iranian GM Moradiabadi of Texas Tech got 6.5 and tied for second, Romanian GM Chirila of UTD got 5.5 and Indian Balasubramanian of UMBC got 4.5.



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