As thousands of spectator touring the Santa Monica Pier, 60 players battled under a beautiful sunshine. Giant chess pieces were carried by young player on a life-sized board.
Jonathan Chen tops Summer Fiesta Chess Championship on August 6th, at the Chess Park. In the other sections the ratings were closer together to make the group more competitive, hence more tiebreaks.
Brayden Zarefsky and Tanvi Borse tied in the U1100 section.
Siddesh Ganapathy, Sebastian Moreno, and Keegan Zarefsky tied in the U800 section.
A four-way tie in the U400 section between Benjamin Covarrubias, Greyson Porth, Odin Arnson, and Vahan Davtyan.
In the non-rated section Adrian Guschian won a perfect score!
Full results for the rated section can be seen in the USCF website. http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201708065402.0