Boston Chess Congress: GM Chao Li Wins Clear First
Chao finished the tournament a point ahead of the field, defeating IMs Jonathan Yedidia and Mark Esserman, then downing Denys Shmelov, before drawing with GM Alexander Ivanov, turning in a powerful 2829 tournament performance en route to his $1,067 prize for finishing in clear first in the Premier Section.
Ivanov and Shmelov tied for second with 3,5 points, while WGM Nazi Paikidze finished in fourth at 3-1. Steve Barrett won the Major section and $800 prize with 4,5/5 points. This section had 25 participants and was also FIDE rated. Find more details at the tournament website.
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