USCF Home Chess Life Online 2010 January Khachiyan Leads in Concord
|Khachiyan Leads in Concord|
|By Michael Aigner|
|January 18, 2010|
Grandmaster Melik Khachiyan continues to lead in Concord, California with two rounds to go. However, a pair of short draws against GM House residents Josh Friedel and Jesse Kraai allowed the field to catch up.
Standings after round 5 of 7
4.0 GM Khachiyan, IM Lenderman, GM Kraai
3.5 GM Friedel, IM Shankland, IM Sevillano, GM Browne, IM Pruess, FM Zierk, FM Darwin Yang
3.0 IM DeGuzman, IM Mezentsev, FM Naroditsky, IM Tate, IM Ganbold and others
Your reporter has 2.5 after facing a GM, two IMs, plus 2200 and 2170. After winning a tough 5.5 hour long game tonight, I saw no fewer than four of my 1700 and 1800 rated students still playing. They combined to score two wins and two draws in complicated endgames. Bravo guys!
Look for a report with games and results after the tournament concludes.