Pastor (and NM) Ruben Ondangan, formerly of Hawaii, who scored 4 points in the U2300 section

Pastor (and NM) Ruben Ondangan, formerly of Hawaii, who scored 4 points in the U2300 section

Congratulations to GM Timur Gareev who recently won the 2012 North American Open in Las Vegas, picking up nearly $10,000!  Timur flew directly to Vegas from Hawaii, where he gave a chess camp and blindfolded simultaneous exhibition at Washington Middle School.

Special mention should go to Roy Yang, who scored 5.5 in the U1500 section, tying for 3rd-6th place and winning over $1,000!  Complete results from the tournament are on the official website.  ChessBase also just published my pictorial report from the event on its website.

Links:

My report for ChessBase.com

USChess.org report on the event

Official Website with crosstables, etc.