Congratulations to Hawaii’s newest Candidate Master, Gabriel White! He had good results in California, defeating masters in the Denker, the US Open, and the National Blitz tournament. He tied for third place in the National Blitz!
His finish at #120 out of 403 players in the US Open put him USCF rating over the 2000 mark. On the next USCF rating list he will be #4 among current Hawaii players.
Other Hawaii players picked up a lot of rating points in California as well, including Austin and Aaron Uezu, Micaiah White (who almost caught up with his dad Josh) and Ivey and Irene Zhong. Ivey played in four of the daily Quads tournaments resulting in a massive rating gain of 257 points.
Congratulations to all of our Hawaii chess players for representing us well in California.