Three Fairfield Players reach finals in NY tourney
Three of our club's highest rated players each made a rating event final in the September WTTC tournament.
UCONN sophomore Anthony Capasso won the Under 2050 event, boosting his 2031 rating to 2043 with 6 wins and one loss in the tournament:
F: Anthony Capasso def. Steven Granaturov (-8,-8,9,13,19) SF: Anthony Capasso def. Larry Bavly (-11,9,4,4)
In the U-2350 event, Fairfield U Sophomore Adam Sahar won his first 4 matches including an upset over 2340 rated Chen Wang before meeting USATT "unrated" Agnieszka Maluszczak in the finals. Maluszczak, highly ranked in Women's play in her native Poland narowly lost (duece in the 5th) to 2491 rated Amy Wang in another event and finished the tournament with a 2357 rating in her first US tournament.
F: Agnieszka Maluszczak def. Adam Sahar (9,8,-7,10) SF: Adam Sahar def. Cheng Wang (11,8,9);
In the 2200 event, Fairfield born tournament veteran Rich Dewitt was #1 seed with a 2199 rating, and won his first six matches in the event including over Fairfield club-mate Lei Ren and long-time friend Larry Bavly, but finished second with a duece in the 4th game loss in the finals to event winner Kelly Liang.
F: Kelly Liang def. Rich DeWitt (-13,4,11,10) SF: Rich DeWitt def. Lei Ren (13,3,9)