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2004 CalChess State Championship (Labor Day weekend) -- PAGE 1

The CalChess Labor Day tournament in San Francisco is one of the two biggest adult events in Northern California each year. A number of the area's strongest adults and juniors participate. The following are pictures of many of the strongest players in the Master section.




Mezentsev
SM Vladimir Mezentsev became the 2004 CalChess State Champion.
DeGuzman
IM Ricardo DeGuzman wins many local tournaments, but not this one!
Donaldson
Mechanics' Institute Chess Room Director IM John Donaldson.
Pruess
FM David Pruess is a strong candidate for the IM title.
Keatinge-Clay
FM Adrian Keatinge-Clay, Ph.D. recently got his degree in biochemistry.
Vark
Liina Vark came all the way from Estonia to play DeGuzman in round 1.
Wang
Drake Wang had an awesome result, playing for 1st in the last round.
Setzepfandt
Alexander Setzepfandt calmly mows down more masters.
Yap
Nicolas Yap tries to show everyone who is the real Sicilian GM.