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Players Show Out at the Show Me Classic

By Jason Woolem, Chess Instructor


The Saint Louis Chess Club hosted the Show Me Classic this past Saturday on May 26, 2018. Since it was a four round tournament, the event provided a nice start to the Memorial Day weekend. The time control for the tournament was Game in 65 minutes with a 5 second delay. A $205 prize fund was unconditionally offered with first place overall winning $50, second place overall winning $30, and $25 to the highest finisher in A Class (1800-1999 rating), B Class (1600-1799 rating), C Class (1400-1599 rating), D Class (1200-1399 rating), and Under 1200 and Unrated players.


Fifty-six players took to the boards during the tournament and it was Tianlu Peng who took overall first place with a perfect 4 out of 4 score and earned the $50 first prize. Steven Bange, Akshay Srinivasan, Thomas Gaul, and Matthew Manley finished in a tie for second prize and each earned $26.25 each. (These prizes were included with the highest finisher in the Class A, Class B, and Class C).


For the other class prizes, a four-way tie took place in the Class D section with Aaradhya Diwan, Jenna Song, Ken West, and Michael Pugachev all earning $6.25 with a 3 out of 4 score. Evan Zhang took the Under 1200 Rating prize with a score of 3 out of 4.

The next monthly tournament at the Saint Louis Chess Club will be the Premier and Amateur Tournament, June 22–June 24. The entry fee will be $50 if pre-registered before June 19. The tournament is 5 rounds with a time control of Game in 90 minutes with a 30 second increment from move 1. Rounds start Friday at 6 p.m., so join us at the Chess Club for a chance at the $3,500 prize fund!