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|Eastern Open Begins in DC|
|By Brennan Price|
|December 28, 2010|
37th Eastern Open in Washington, D.C. Starting the day with a well received 90-minute pre-tournament lecture titled "How to Attack," Lenderman finished the day about 10 hours later, quickly exploiting an opening inaccuracy (10...a5) by National Master Philip Collier.
GM Aleksandr Lenderman has a perfect score through two rounds of the four-day schedule of the |
GM Larry Kaufman, IM Oladapo Adu, and NM Zhi-ya Hu share first place in the four-day Open Section with Lenderman at 2/2.
The tournament is continuing last year's popular practice of upset prizes in each section in each round. Maryland A player Curtis Winter, playing up in the Open Section, garnered the prize in round one, overcoming a 229-point deficit to win over Virginia Master Andrew Samuelson in this Modern Benoni.
Samuelson bounced back in round two with a win over tournament organizer Tom Beckman.
Star players GM Alex Ivanov and IMs Bryan Smith and Enkhbat Tegshsuren are entered in the three-day schedule, which begins at the Westin City Center at 5:30 EST Tuesday. The Eastern Open Blitz Championship is Tuesday night at 10:30 p.m. Details and crosstables are available at www.easternopenchess.com. Look for a final report on the event on CLO.