Three more players each took home $170 as well: Farrokh Parhami of Forest Hills, NY, along with Vaughn Allen and Michael Block, both of New York City. They all scored 3½ points to divvy up the Class A-B (1600-1999) Section. Leon Colin of Middletown, NY posted the tournament's other 4-0 sweep, defeating all his opponents in the Under 1600 Section, while Nelson Dunn of West New York, NJ, drew two games to finish with 3 points.
The 68 entries, coupled with 14 more re-entries, produced a record turnout for the Marshall Chess Club of over 82(!) entries, resulting in a hefty increase in the prize fund over the amounts originally advertised-- a fairly common occurrence in recent tournaments at the Marshall. Steve Immitt directed for the Chess Center of New York.
TO: Mike Franett, Editor, "Inside Chess"
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FROM: Steve Immitt, Marshall Chess Club, New York City
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DATE: May 8, 1997
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