Wyatt Hendrix Wins Potato Blossom Festival Chess Tournament

07.26.18 Ten players ventured up to Fort Fairfield, Maine on July 14th to compete in the annual four round G/60 Potato Blossom Festival Chess Tournament. Topping the crosstable with 3.5 points was Hermon High School student Wyatt Hendrix with 3.5 points. Roger Morin was just off the leader's pace with 3.0 points; his only loss was to the tournament winner. Here is the illustrated tournament report with US Chess crosstable.

Tournament winner Wyatt Hendrix (left) plays Todd Snyder in round two.

Thanks to Lance Beloungie for contributing to this report.

US Chess crosstable of this event

Three wins and a draw propelled Wyatt Hendrix to sole first place at the Potato Blossom Festival Chess Tournament played on July 14, 2018 in Fort Fairfield, Maine. As an added benefit, Hendrix padded his rating to an all time high of 1843.

Dropping his third round game to Hendrix, Roger Morin put up 3.0 points for sole second place.

Michael Porter and Nathan Gates scored 2.5 points for equal third.

Lance Beloungie and Michael Dudley (who pulled off a nice 339-point upsetover Ray Haines) tied for fifth with 2.0 points.

Todd Snyder, Ray Haines, and Roger Hardison finished equal seventh with 1.5 points.

Gary Tuck rounded out the crosstable scoreless.

Sole second place: Roger Morin

Gary Tuck (left) does his best to hold off Maine Chess Association president Michael Dudley.

Nathan Gates (left) plays Ray Haines to a draw in round three.

Behind closed doors: Michael Porter (left) and Todd Snyder on their way to their own drawn game in round three.

A view of the tournament room


excellent event.thanks to all involved for making this possible

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