Agarwal, Shen, and Tanaka Take Early Lead at Cadets
July 8, 2009
Victor Shen is one of the leaders two rounds into the Cadet Championship. Photo Elizabeth Vicary 2008
After two rounds sharp play has brought three players to rise to the top in the 2009 U.S. Cadet Championship being held in Crossville, Tennessee.  Rohan Agarwal and Christian Tanaka, both from California, and Victor Shen from New Jersey each scored one win and one draw to earn the early lead after two rounds in the tournament.

“Wow was all I can say after the fighting chess in round one.  This is going to be a fantastic tournament,” remarked chief tournament director Alan Kantor.  An example from round one is Tanaka’s win shown here:

Deepak Aaron showed he can be a force to be reckoned with by this masterful game in round two:

We will continue to have extensive coverage throughout the tournament as the week rolls along.