Mr Studen returned from the US Open, where he cashed in 4 of the 5 tournaments in which he participated. He won a a total of $1739 during his stay in Dallas, which includes $1200 in the Open proper. He also tied for first in the Action; second in the Blitz; and even won a quad in his "spare" time! No wonder his phone calls were so brief!
After that, and considering his closest rival, Joe Moon, is rated at least one hundred points less, The Stud had to be considered the favorite to win the Tuesday Night Fights... The only upset in the first round was Bob Bassett, the House man, beating Ben Moon, rated three hundred points higher.
In the second round, Damir beat the Barbarian; while Joe Moon took out Soloman Zelman. Gautam Narula beat Zimmy to join them at 2-0. Notable was Richard Lin's upset of John "Mad Dog" Millett, who will be attending NC in a few days.
Joe Moon beat the returning hero to take the $28 first prize when his little brother beat Mr Narula on board two. Ben and the aforementioned two last round losers won $7.50, joined by Andrew Bryant, who beat House man Bassett with a display of BARBARIAN chess!
Christopher Roberts, after a first round loss to The Stud, beat Liu and St Nick Nikley to take the $22 under prize. I must mention Richard Lin, who gained 44 points by upseting the Mad Dog in the second round and then drawing with Zimmy in the last round.
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