|New York International Begins with Upsets|
|June 20, 2009|
The New York International began with a number of upsets, including IM Marc Arnold winning over IM Alex Lenderman and Marc Esserman defeating GM Hracek. Young players also shined, with Darwin Yang drawing against the #1 seed, GM Jaan Ehlvest, Alec Getz drawing GM Sergei Kudrin and Kassa Korley defeating IM Daniel Fernandez. Gregory Braylovsky also won against GM Leonid Yudasin.
The event is held at the Marshall Chess Club from June 19-23. Look for updates and pairings on the Marshall homepage, watch games from the top boards on the Internet Chess Club, and look for CLO reportage by Elizabeth Vicary.