|Gabe played GM Kudrin in Reno. (Credit: Joseph Bick)|
Kudos to Gabriel Bick for earning the National Master title! He cracked 2200 by scoring 3-0 at a Bay Area Chess tournament Cupertino. He had held GM Walter Browne to a draw over Memorial Day, his first against a GM. By my count, 22 local juniors can now call themselves masters (although a few have since dropped under 2200). Gabe also became my 10th private student to achieve this lifetime distinction. Woohoo!