Shen Maintains Lead at US Cadet
By Alan Kantor   
July 15, 2011
The U.S. Cadet Championship is tightening up as they move toward the finish line.  Despite a few more draws, the fighting chess continues. Update: Shen and Bodek are co-champions with Shen taking the UMBC Scholarship on tiebreak. Full story coming soon.

When round five was completed, it saw Michael Bodek atop the standings in clear first place but that was short-lived as he met Arthur Shen who was determined to get on top again. 


Going into the last round, Shen leads by a half-point over Bodek with the last round match-ups and standings as follows:

Aleksandr Ostrovskiy (2332) - Arthur Shen (2241)
Kevin Cao (2236) - Michael Bodek (2279)
Atulya Shetty (2283) - Michael Brown (2243)
Andrew Wang (2248) - Kevin Mo (2248)

Standings after round 6:
5 - Shen
4½ - Bodek
3½ - Ostrovskiy
3- Cao
2½ - Brown, Shetty
1½ - Mo, Wang

See other games highlights below and watch the thrilling conclusion live on

Round Four

Nimzo-Indian Defense, Classical Variation (E37)


Ruy Lopez, Classical Defense (C64)


Round Five  

Sicilian Defense, Najdorf Variation (B90)


Giuoco Piano (C54)


Classical Caro-Kann (B19)


Round Six

Ruy Lopez, Classical Defense (C64)