Scoring six and half points in the 7-round, IM Hans Niemann, from Connecticut, took first place in the 75th Annual Texas State and Amateur Championship. IM Zurab Javakhadze, who scored 5.5, finished second and was named Texas State Champion as he was the highest finishing Texan in the field of 20 players in the Championship Section. Eric Tipton was named Texas Amateur Champion by winning the Amateur section with 6.5 points.

Amateur Section Winner Eric TIpton receives his prize from Luis Salinas of the Dallas Chess Club

Seventy-eight players competed in the two sections and nine competed in the scholastic side event. The event was organized by the Dallas Chess Club and held at the DFW Airport Marriott South in Fort Worth, Texas over the last weekend of November. Many COVID-19 Precautions were observed during this heritage event.

Championship Section

PlaceNameUSCF RatingState/Score
1IM Hans Niemann2576CT/6.5
2IM Zurab Javakhadze2514TX/5.5
3Ryan Amburgy2186OK/5.0
4WIM Rochelle Wu2266CA/4.5
5NM Nicholas F Matta2327LA/4.0

Amateur Section

PlaceNameUSCF RatingScore
1Eric Aiden Tipton18206.5
2Dhruv Karthik18565.5
2Ronak Hiwale16965.5
2CM Ricardo Miguel Aragon, Jrunr5.5

Published Results

See the complete results at US Chess.