The Scoop on the National Chess Congress: Part I
December 1, 2009
Our first installment of video interviews from the National Chess Congress (November 27-29, Philadelphia) feature GM-elect Alex Lenderman, GM Robert Hess, GM Alex Fishbein and FM Darwin Yang.   Stay tuned for more in the Congress, including part II of the video interviews and co-winner Krush's written account.

The Scoop with Darwin Yang from DIM mak films on Vimeo.


Hear Fishbein's thoughts on the same game in his National Chess Congress interview:

The Scoop with Alex Fishbein from DIM mak films on Vimeo.

GM-elect Alex Lenderman ended the tournament in a tie for first with IMs Irina Krush, Bryan Smith and GM Alex Stripunsky. Lenderman's tiebreaks gave him the 2009 National Chess Congress title and a bonus $100 over the $1400 that the other three winners received. He talked about escaping trouble against IM Bryan Smith.

The Scoop with Alex Lenderman from DIM mak films on Vimeo.



GM Robert Hess, who finished a half point out of the winner's circle, talks about his fourth round win over Eric Most:

The Scoop with Robert Hess from DIM mak films on Vimeo.