At the 2021 National Tournaments of Champions scheduled to take place July 31-August 3 at the Crown Plaza Philadelphia-Cherry Hill
the state of Connecticut will be represented by the following players: GM Sergey Kudrin in the Irwin (Senior), NM Nathaniel Moor in
the Denker (High School), Max Ingargiola in the Barber (Junior High), Jasmine Su in the Rockefeller (Elementary School) and Beatrice
Low in the Haring (Girls).
The first open in person chess tournament of 2021 was won by 16-year-old Nathaniel Moor. With this result Nathaniel also crossed the
2200 rating barrier earning the Master title. Tied for second place were GM Sergey Kudrin and FM Yoon-Young Kim. The U1800 section
was won by Mitchell Krasnerman while Kushagra Bhargava took first place in the K-12 section. This event at the Omni Hotel in New
Haven and was organized by Matthew Shirvell attended by 30 players from Connecticut and New York.
Rating reports of the Open, U1800 and K-12 sections.
1st Annual American Robin Open in New Haven
The CSCA has received news that Grandmaster Gildardo Garcia has passed away in Medellin, Colombia, due to complications arising from
Covid-19. Mr. Garcia founded the Alpha Chess Academy in Fairfield in 2002 and was
active in the Connecticut chess community throughout the 2000s. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
Eulogy by CSCA and NBCC Historian Bob Cyr.
GM Gildardo Garcia (1954-2021)