Senior Master Faik Aleskerov won his last round’s game to win the 14th Metropolitan Chess FIDE Invitational (IM Norm Tournament) in Los Angeles, CA. He lost his first game but scored 6.5 points in the final 8 games to earn an IM norm. He narrowly missed an IM norm at the SPICE Cup C group.

Tom Polgar also won his last round’s game to tie for first at the National Junior High School Youth Action Championship. His final score is 7.5 / 9. Tom also won the National Youth Action Puzzle Solving Championship with a perfect 20/20 in 12′ 13″.

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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