Nick Raptis Wins Harmon Memorial 5-0

Sean Tobin reports on Facebook:

Congratulations to my good friend Nick Raptis who won the HARMON MEMORIAL in a last round thrilla! Way to go champ!! Nick sacked his Queen for a Rook, Knight and pawn and won in style against a super solid expert. No easy task with all the marbles on the line in the final round. Congrats to Jerry Sherrard (Shared top U2000!), Jason Cigan, Adam Culbreth, Scott Levin (Shared top U2000!), Daniel Gay, Mike Goffe, Nathan Khingratsaphone, Dean Di Pietrantonio, Jazon Samillano, Brian Berger, Tom Greger and Mike Hasuike for playing in the big event. Scott Levin revealed himself to be a giant killer just before our match starts this Wednesday by taking down ultra tough Daniel Gay and solid expert Richard Gutman … finishing on 4 out of 5! Adam Culbreth took down a solid 1800 in the final round to land feet first in a big old stack of greenbacks! Congrats to all of my many friends who participated in this event!

USCF Crosstable.

David Rupel of Olympia was 2nd with a 4.5-.5 score.

The crosstable with the prize money won can be found on the Portland CC website, CLICK HERE.

Support Plaid Pantry stores as a donation from them made for a larger prize fund for this event than in previous years.

By Russell (Rusty) Miller

In memory of Rusty Miller, 1942-2020. Former Editor and Business Manager of NORTHWEST CHESS. Worked for International Chess Enterprises 1991-2001. Former President Washington Chess Federation.