Sergey Berchenko: 2013 City Champion
Congratulations to Sergey Berchencko, our 2013 City Champion! After six hard-fought rounds between some of Cincinnati's finest players, Sergey emerged with 5.0/6 and a half-point lead over our runners up, Duane Larkin and Oleg Fabrikant.
This is Sergey's 14th City Championship! He won this year's tournament without a loss or a draw, winning the four games he played and using his two byes for a total of 5.0 points. Along the way he defeated tough competition, including five-time City Champion Hans Multhopp and last years runner-up Andy Mackowiak.
The under 1800 class prize was split between Jack Riesenbeck and Vito Carla with 3.0/6 each. Our under 1600 class winner is Leo Zamansky who had an excellent tournament, coming in 5th overall.
The tournament drew a great crowd this year, as every year. Thanks to all the players for braving the wintery in making this a great tournament. Congratulations to Sergery and all the players in this year's Championship.
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