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American Teens Abroad: Ray Leads in Norway; Ostrovskiy in Curacao Print E-mail
August 6, 2009
14-year-old IM Ray Robson is one of the leaders at the Arctic Chess Challenge (Tromso, Norway, August 1-9). You can read more about it on chessbase.com, the official website or the tournament blog.
Here is Ray's impressive fourth round win over GM Vadim Malakhatko.

Aleks and Anatoly Ostrovskiy at the traditional beach party at the Curacao Chess Festival

Meanwhile at the Curacao Chess Festival another one of our young talents, Aleksandr Ostrovskiy earned clear second place. Normally the annual Curacao tourney attracts many GMs, but this year the highest rated player was a 2261 FM, Alexander Hernandez but the prize-fund was just as large. This made for a big payday for 13-year-old Aleksandr.

His father Anatoly , who also played and scored 4.5/9, told CLO, "This was our first time in the Caribbean and it was Alex's first non-scholastic tournament abroad. He got paid $1,230 in total ($1,000 for the second place, $200 for U2200, and $30 for 2nd-3rd place in the blitz (7/9). It is interesting to note that unlike in American tournaments it is possible to win more than one prize, as these class prizes are regarded as bonuses."


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