|Pos||Name||FIDE Rating (Sept 17)|
|1||GM Hikaru Nakamura||2781|
|2||GM Gabriel Sargissian||2652|
|3||GM Tigran Petrosian||2615|
|4||GM Victor Mikhalevski||2547|
|5||GM Giorgi Margvelashvili||2530|
|6||IM Georgi Orlov||2481|
|7||IM Bryce Tiglon||2439|
|8||FM Roland Feng||2369|
|9||FM Anthony He||2281|
|10||NM Kyle Haining||2169|
Congratulations to Bryce Tiglon, a freshman at Lakeside School in Seattle, for winning the playoff to qualify for the Denker Tournament of High School State Champions! He tied for 1st with 4/5 along with Samuel and Daniel He, all of whom share the title of WA State High School co-champions. For winning the playoff, Bryce is invited to represent WA in the Denker Tournament of High School Champions, held concurrently with the U.S. Open this August in Indianapolis, IN. Bryce receives a $750 scholarship from WCF and a $250 scholarship from WHSCA. Congratulations, Bryce!
The playoff games were played at the Seattle Chess Club on March 5 under the supervision of TD Fred Kleist. Colors were drawn at random and the following games were played at a time control of G/90 + 30 sec. increment.
Here is the link to the US Chess crosstable.
Results from the playoff (first player listed had white):
9:30 Samuel – Daniel. Result: .5-.5
2:00 Daniel – Bryce Result: .5-.5
6:30 Bryce – Samuel. Result: 1-0