|2-time US Open champion GM Shabalov|
poses with TD Francisco Guadalupe
(Photo credit: Guadalupe)
Five shared the highest score from Northern California at 6.0 out of 9. Congratulations to NM Michael Wang, NM John Langreck, FM Mark Pinto, and two young experts: Balaji Daggupati and Christopher Yoo. 11-year old Balaji is rated 2166 after an especially impressive run, defeating a pair of masters and losing only once, to top rated GM Illia Nyzhnyk. 9-year old Christopher finished perfect against opponents rated under 2200, and drew a master in the money round. Well done guys!!