Bergen Academy Buries Almost All Competition At Nationals!
Posted: 12/15/2009 | Updated: 12/15/2009

Bergen Academy Buries Almost All Competition At Nationals! Take Second Place In the Country!

It’s no coincidence that Bergen Academy is located next to a cemetery.  The mostly ICA trained Academy team also put away their arch rivals Stuyvesant on their way to finishing second overall.

Eve Litvak scored five out of seven to finish fifth strongest in the country among tenth graders.

David “Darth Vader” Shekhtman used enough of the force to score four and a half out of seven to end up in thirteenth place.  Throughout the whole tournament, David constantly played much higher rated opponents (in some cases three and four hundred points above him in ratings points) and for the most part wiped the floor with them.  His rating increased over one hundred points based on this performance.

Max Yelsky, and Ilya Krasnovsky  also scored four and a half points.

The results can be viewed here:

http://www.alchess.com/chess/09/k12/?page=STANDINGS&xsection=10

Congratulations to all our students and trainers.