Main Event V

5/17

Our fifth Main Event match was played between FM Max Lu and FM Vincent Tsay. This match was unique in that the players agreed to play for $100 that would go to the charity of the winner’s choosing. Tsay played for the US Chess Federation while Lu played for the Foodbank of Lower Fairfield County. Although the players are close in rating and had a somewhat event lifetime record against each other, this match turned out to be the most lob-sided of all the Main Events. Max took an early lead and never looked back. By the end of the match Max was undefeated, yielding only two draws. The final score was 12 – 1.