American Go E-Journal

Jimmy Yang 4D Sweeps NOVA May Madness

Sunday May 8, 2011

Jimmy Yang 4D went 4-0 to take the top section at the annual May Madness tourney in Fairfax, VA on May 7. The May Madness event is known for its gift exchange where each player brings a wrapped gift and takes a different one home. A new feature was the Life and Death contest where players received a set of five life and death problems at registration and had until the start of the first round to complete them. Ethan Baldridge 2D took home the prize for Dan level problems, and Kevin Chin 1k, with the only perfect score of five correct, won the prize for kyu level.
The other sectional winners in the tournament were Kelsey Dyer 2K 4-0, Robert Ehrlich 5k 3-1, Alan Chen 11k 3-1, and Yang Tang 28k 3-1. Second place winners were Wesley Wu 3D 2-2, Yukino Takehara 2k 3-1, Joey Phoon 6k 2-2, Jason Long 8k 3-1, and Anderson Barreal 22k 3-1.
– Gurujeet Khalsa, Tournament Director

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