Bay Area Tournament sees tie for 1st place
Quick 1-Minute Summary
An exciting finish! GM Cordoba was a half point ahead of the field going into the final round, but went down in flames with the Black pieces to GM Stupokin. Cordoba had to settle for 5th position.
Le Quang, in the meantime, defeated GM Gabuzyan, catching up to Stupokin, but winning the tournament on tie-break. Both players divided the prize, each earning $4k for a week’s work. Congrats!
The tournament was very tough, but one player got a GM-norm: Feliz Ynojosa. Congrat! Canadians Shiyam Thavandiran and Leon Piasetski finished further down the X-table, Shiyam with a respectable 5 points (33rd position) and Leon with a struggling 3.5 (72nd position).