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James Black and Raven Sturt Take Blitz Champs Print E-mail
December 10, 2009
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The tournament hall at the National K-12 Championships in Dallas, Photo Polly Wright

The National K-12 Championships in Dallas, Texas kicked off with blitz tournaments. James Black of IS 318 won the K-6 section while Raven Sturt of Bronx Science took first in the K-12. Friday, December 11, is the first full day of competition. Women's World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk's simul will begin in the morning and rounds 1 and 2 will start at 1 and 6 PM EST. For more details on Alexandra's visit, see the earlier CLO article with analysis, links and an interview with Kosteniuk. Look for more stories and photos from the K-12s over the weekend and early next week. Stay up to date on your favorite players and teams on the pairings & results link.

Photos by Polly Wright
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James Black, 1st in the K-6 Blitz Championship

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Raven Sturt, 1st in the K-12 Blitz Championship


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Tony Cheng, tied for 2nd-4th in the K-6 Blitz

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Tom Polgar-Shutzman, tied for 2nd in the K-6 Blitz


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Alexander Spinnell, tied for 2nd-4th in the K-6 Blitz


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Michael Bodek, 2nd in the K-12 Blitz

 
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