GM's Yaroslav Zherebukh and Alexander Ivanov tie for Bradley Open.
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CT's Maximillian Lu wins U1600 Gold Medal at PanAm in Ecuador.
CT's Top Jr., Hans Niemann, 15, tied for 6th at 2019 US Junior St Louis.
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GAME OF THE WEEK by Alan Lasser
This is the latest in the game that I have ever seen a “Benko-file”, which is what I call full files appearing in chess games because of the way they resemble similar arrangements in some Benko puzzles. Here we have one on move twenty-six.
CHESS COLUMNS FROM THE PAST by Rob Roy
1977 - 2000, Rob Roy wrote 1,300 Waterbury Sunday Republican chess columns. The column helped his Waterbury Chess Club to become very successful.
Clerks at the newspaper office were the ones who re-typed hard-copy into the newspaper system, they made many typos with chess notation. All future editions of Connecticut Chess Magazine will feature a different column.