Saturday, July 7, 2012

Eric Rosen in U.S. Junior Closed

Nice interview with Eric on WLS TV here:


Of course, Eric is no stranger to the Closed: he did very well last year, and he has the knack of raising his game a notch in top-level events.

The event starts July 10th: more info at the St. Louis website.

Friday, July 6, 2012

For the norm

Back to last month's New York International: Adarsh Jayakumar had a sizable opening advantage against Alan Stein, but it evaporated in the middle game, and it seemed that either player could win. Then Adarsh sets an subtle, lethal trap....

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The agony of defeat

Before we go back to celebrating Adarsh Jayakumar's wins, let's look at a painful loss.  (Not that you or I would have done any better: it's hard for me to see just where Adarsh went wrong.)

From the Philadelphia International

Adarsh Jayakumar was on track to pick up his third IM norm, but faded at the end.  Here's a nail-biting win against Columbian GM Gildardo Garcia from Round 2: