Saco Open Tournament Report

01.26.14 Thirty-one players participated in the two section 2014 Saco Open played at the Hampton Inn in Saco, Maine on January 18th-19th. GM Alexander Ivanov and IM David Vigorito shared first in the open section with 3.5 points. In the U1750 section, newcomer Carther Theogene swept the field with 4.0 points in four games and posted a provisional rating of USCF 2192.

Players braved snowy conditions on day one of the Saco Open played on January 18th, 2014.

USCF crosstable of this event

Thanks to Dan Fishbein for contributing to this report.

Open section co-champion International Master David Vigorito (right) plays Maine Chess Asssociation's Phil Lowell in the first round. Lowell took the IM down to a king and pawn endgame but had to later resign. This game coming soon.

Open section co-champion Grandmaster Alexander Ivanov (right) plays Arthur Tang in round two.

Clear third in the open section: Matthew Fishbein (left) plays his current chess coach IM Vigorito in the final round.

Lance Beloungie (left) takes on Matthew Fishbein.

As does Ryan Tripp (right).

William Ravn (left) and Troy Franklin go head-to-head.

U1750 section winner Carther Theogene (left) plays Gabe Borland in the last round.

Tournament Director Alex Relyea (right) hands over the U1750 prize money to Carther Theogene who went 4.0 and became Maine's newest USCF expert.

Curt Brock (front right) finished clear second in the U1750 section.

Dmitry Albin (left) takes a shot at GM Ivanov.

Brian Roderick (left) and Alex Wallach play in round four.

Lee Doucette (right) plays Bradley Workman while Curt Brock (back left) matches wits with Bill Burtt.

Action in the U1750 section.

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