Home Page arrow Chess Life Online arrow 2009 arrow July arrow Agarwal, Shen, and Tanaka Take Early Lead at Cadets
Agarwal, Shen, and Tanaka Take Early Lead at Cadets Print E-mail
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.

July - Chess Life Online 2009

The Chess Party Begins in Indiana U.S. Chess School Comes to the Marshall: Part II Yang Dai Sweeps in Texas!Nakamura Chess960 World Champ!Josh Blogs From Brazil GM Joel on Judging a Sacrifice Nakamura to Face Aronian in Chess960 Final Yang Dai 4-0 with a round to go in Texas Howard Stern Auction Benefits Heisman Charity 2009 U.S. Open Chess in Education Workshop U.S. Chess School Comes to the Marshall 60 Girls Arrive in Texas to Vie for National Title Continental Kicks Off in Brazil Jean on Gary’s Adventures in Chess CountryExecutive Board Election Results are in Jesse Wins Futurity; Dean Wins 1st FIDE EventPacific Coast Open Draws Big Summer Crowd U.S. Open Coming Soon: Simuls and Details on the Five SpotsWrap-up from Milwaukee: Fun & AnalysisGurevich Takes Chicago Class Becerra Takes on all Online ComersAmericans in CanadaTandem Analysis: Robson and LendermanNewsflash: Becerra Wins U.S. Class Update From the U.S. Class The U.S. Chess Scoop Episode 4 GM Joel on How to Make FMHouston Open set for July 24-26Access Delgates Call Bryan Smith is Norm-Hunting in CreteNakamura Wins in San Sebastian Newsflash: Robson Wins Junior Closed Chess Without Borders: Philanthropy on the Board Live From Milwaukee: Robson Leads and Analyzes Live From Milwaukee: Sam Annotates and Photos from Open Andrew Ng is the 2009 Cadet Champion! U.S. Junior Closed Begins with UpsetRosen Wins Junior Open as Closed Kicks Off No Mercy Nakamura in Spain Dr.Ira Lee Riddle, 1946-2009 Andrew Ng Leads Cadets Agarwal, Shen, and Tanaka Take Early Lead at CadetsKasparov and Obama Meet in Russia Nakamura Beats Karpov in SpainHilton on the World Open: Lenderman Dances; Nakamura and Najer Tie for 1stHilton on the World Open: Nakamura and Mikhalevski Lead The U.S. Chess Scoop: Episode 3Jennifer Shows a Hulachess ExcerptU.S. Junior Closed Field & Schedule Set The Stars Come Out for the World Open