Monday, January 4

New Year's Championship in Oakland

Tsegmed Batchuluun
Mongolian GM Tsegmed Batchuluun dominated the Bay Area Chess New Year's Championship, scoring five wins and only one draw despite being paired with four blacks.  He impressively knocked off the top two seeds, GM Parimarjan Negi and GM Yaroslav Zherebukh, both rated over 2600 FIDE.  Scheduled for the first three days of 2016, the tournament drew a relatively modest turnout of 127 participants to a new venue, the Marriott at the Oakland Convention Center.

Next: Golden State Open in Concord on January 15-18.  This event has attracted an average of 280 players over the past six years, making it the largest annual adult chess event in Northern California.  Advance entry listBe there!

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