Three IMs Top Spring Viking
By Jennifer Shahade   
April 15, 2008
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The Dean of Chess Academy from the outside. Photo James West

Thirty grand prix points were up for grabs at the Spring Viking Deluxe held last weekend at the Dean Chess Academy held in Branchburg, NJ.  IMs Bryan Smith, Justin Sarkar and Dean Ippolito tied for first with 3.5/4 each. Twenty-six players attended the top-heavy event, which included seven 2200+ players. The event was run by Ken Thomas.

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Sarkar-Ferrero and Ippolito-Privman

Here are three games from the top boards of the event, including two wins from Dean of Chess Academy founder, IM Dean Ippolito.