Thursday, March 4, 2010

Team Sevillano Tops Unique California Event

US based IM Enrico "Ikong" Sevillano recently led his youthful "Team Sevillano" from San Diego to victory in the just held 2010 Sean Reader Master-Junior in Los Angeles California. The team comprise of four junior players from that area and was called "Two and a Half Asians". Excerpt from USCF website

This was not a regular tournament, but a special exhibition held sporadically over the last 30+ years, pitting the juniors (with 75 minutes) against four top masters (with 90 minutes) in six-board clock simuls.

GM Melikset Khachiyan and IMs Enrico Sevillano, Andranik Matikozyan, and Armen Ambartsoumian headed four teams with approximately equal average ratings. A team's master plays simultaneously against the other team's juniors and vice versa. Juniors are placed on their own coach's team if possible.

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