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2005 Sacramento Chess Championship -- PAGE 1

The 2005 Sacramento Chess Championship attracted 90 players to the state capital on a hot 4th of July weekend. Although the event was advertised as an "adult" chess tournament, half of the players were juniors. The family friendly atmosphere at the Best Western Expo Inn and the excellent organization by John McCumiskey allowed everyone to have fun while concentrating on chess. The pictures on these pages document the chess action. All photos were taken by Michael Aigner. Each page has a specific theme: Page 1: tournament prize winners -- Page 2: Sacramento area chess players -- Page 3: fpawn's students -- Page 4: other young players -- Page 5: miscellaneous photos

IM Ricardo DeGuzman won the Master/Expert section with 5.5/6.
After a break from chess, NM Michael Pearson plays better than ever.
Veteran expert Larry Snyder tied for the under 2200 prize.
Daichi Siegrist won the first place trophy in the Reserve section.
Also tied for first was Sacramento area junior Matt Zavortink.
Completing the young trio of Reserve section winners was Arnav Shah.
Christian Dypoldt was a man among boys as he won the Amateur section.
Mukund Chillakanti tied for second and top under 1400 honors.
More kids! Arthur Liou also shared second in the Amateur section.