Michael K Lin listed as from California by USCF won the 32 player event held August 11, 2013 at the Seattle Chess Club under the direction of Fred Kleist. Lin has played in a number of Seattle events over the last several months. His score was 4-0. Clear 2nd at 3.5-.5 was Brendan Zhang.
20 players attended the Aug 10, 2013 event at the Seattle Chess Club. Fred Kleist was the TD. 4 sections were set up. Brice Tiglon won Section A 2.5-.5. Man Tran Quang scored 2.5-.5 winning section B. Stuart Rowe scoring 2.5-.5 won Section C. The first three sections were 4 player quads. The 4th section had 8 players and was a 3 round Swiss won with 3-0 by Paul Han.
Two players topped the field with 4.5-.5 scores, Tian Sang and Joshua Sinanan. Joshua’s took an 1/2 point bye and Tian drew his game with Ethan Bashkansky. Fred and Carol Kleist handled the TD tasks. The event was held July 19-21, 2013 at the Seattle Chess Club.
Some history from USCF website: number of players in 2012=60, 2011=67, 2010=63, 2009=64, 2008=60. 82 was a good improvement.
16 players in 4 quads took part on July 6, 2013 at the Seattle Chess Club. Fred Kleist was the tournament director. Michael Lin of California scored 2.5-.5 to win the top section quad. Kyle Haining and Anthony He both scored 2-1 to top the 2nd quad. Dalton He’s score of 3-0 won his section. Breck Haining scored 2.5-.5 to win the 4th section.
29 players took part in the event held June 30, 2013 under direction of Fred Kleist. Three way tie for 1st at 3.5-.5 by Michael Lin of CA, Trey Michaels and Justin Yu.
Fred and Carol Kleist directed 44 players in two sections at the Seattle Chess Club on June 14-16, 2013. In the open section 3 players finished with 4-1 scores: Roland Feng, Bryce Tiglon and Patrick Van Dyke. Noah Yeo won the reserve section with 4.5.5. 2nd was Mark Kelly with 4-1.
Fred Kleist of Seattle directed the 4 quads held on June 8. Michael Lin of California won the top quad with 3-0 and pushed his rating above 2200. Ben Wyde scored 3-0 to top his quad. 2.5-.5 by Rafik Robeal won his quad. Another 3-0 score by Freya Gulamali topped her quad section. Time control for the event was Game/120; d5.
June 2nd saw 19 players take part in a Game/60; d5 event at the Seattle Chess Club under the direction of Fred Kleist of Seattle. Roland Feng, the only master rated player in the tournament, won the event with 4-0. Michael Lin of California was 2nd with 3.5-.5. Event was dual rated by USCF.
26 players in 7 sections played at the Seattle Chess Club on May 11, 2013. Fred Kleist handled the TD tasks. Section A had all master rated players and 3 of the 4 players in the section scored 2-1: Nat Koons of Kenmore, David Bragg of Bothell and Viktors Pupols of Kingston. Section B was won with 2-1 score by Skylor Fryberg. Section C was won by Bellevue resident Faris Gulamali 3-0. Section D winner at 2.5-.5 was Boas Lee. Section E top finisher at 2.5-.5 was Eric Zhang of Sammamish. Ilya Tsemekhman scored 3-0 to win the 5 player Mini-Swiss Section.
On May 5, 2013 22 players took part in the Seattle Chess Club May Tornado. Rate of play was G/60 d/5. Fred Kleist directed and played in the event. Bryce Tiglon of Redmond scored a perfect 4-0 to win the event.