Standings after round 6:
- 4.5 G.Kacheishvili
- 4.0 Z.Izoria, J.Friedel, I.Krush
- 3.5 L.Milman, D.Sharavdorj, D.Naroditsky, D.Rensch
- 3.0 J.Sarkar, D.Pruess, M.Esserman
- 2.5 J.Kraai, V.Bhat, B.Evans, I.Zenyuk,
- 2.0 D.Haessel
- 1.5 S.Kustar
- FM Daniel Rensch has +1 against 2515 average, including 2 foreigners
- IM Irina Krush has +2 against 2419 average, including 4 foreigners
- FM Marc Esserman has 50% against 2492 average, including 2 foreigners
- FM Daniel Naroditsky has +1 against 2374 average, including 2 foreigners
Check out the pairings for the next round daily after 11:00pm. My fellow blogger Dana Mackenzie comments on some of the more exciting games on his chess blog.
Finally, the organizer IM David Pruess kindly asked me to spread the word of a 30 minute talk by FM Daniel Rensch on Sunday before the eighth round. The lecture begins at 1:20pm at 1581 Le Roy Avenue in Berkeley. FM Rensch presently has 3.5 out of 6 after facing three GMs and three IMs. He is well above the IM norm threshold and may even earn a GM norm. He operates American Chess Events in Phoenix, Arizona, teaching chess to kids and running scholastic tournaments. He is also a great guy whom I first met nearly 10 years ago when he was an up-and-coming teenager.