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2013 Turkey Open
Mike Murray scored 4.5 to stand alone at the top of the Turkey Open. Five 3.5 scores fell into the 2-6 places. Conrad Lee nailed the biggest upset. 25 participated. View the standings on the results page. More info will posted later in the week.
2013 Montana Closed
Jim Skovron (Great Falls) drew with the 2012 Montana Champion Lukas Geyer (Bozeman) in the last round of the 2013 Montana Closed, and both individuals share the title for the upcoming year. Each exited the six-man round robin tournament with 3.0 points. Wil Strickland and Michael Jensen, both from Missoula, trailed the two top finishers by a half of point. There were seven draws in the fifteen game event. The most impressive being Sherwood Moore\'s (1682) draw with Geyer (2046).
Twenty one individuals participated in the 78th Montana Chess Open, in Billings April 13 and 14. At a rating of 1592, Mo Bain made an impressive run for the 78th Montana Open Title before being tripped up by Tim Schoessler of Wyoming in the 5th round. The two shared the title with 4.0 points each. Four individuals shared 2nd place with 3.5 points – David Duke, Wil Strickland, Bob Martin and unrated Guy Stafford. Mo Bain took home the biggest upset with a first round win over David Duke (1885). Special thanks to Charlie Wittnam for securing a wonderful venue at the Billings Clinic Hospital, free of charge.
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