Jason Yu becomes National Master

Congratulations to Jason Yu of Bellevue, Washington, who achieved a U.S. Chess rating of 2203 as a result of scoring 5 out of 9 points at the 2nd Annual Seattle Chess Classic, held at Seattle Chess Club August 15-19.  Along the way to the title, Jason scored a draw against GM Tarjan and wins against FM Ignacio Perez and LM Viktors Pupols.  Way to go Jason!!  Here is a link to the crosstable: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201808199902.2

Jason would like to thank all the coaches (WGM Elena Donaldson, IM Georgi Orlov, GM Emil Anka and GM Greg Serper) and people from the Seattle chess community that have helped him on his chess journey so far.