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Tournament Report: Ukrainian Takes Over Space Coast Open (complete, updated report!)

This is an expanded version of the article simultaneously published in the Summer 2019 edition of floridaCHESS. Table of Contents  Ukrainian Takes Over Space Coast Open , April 26-28, 2019 -- Event article  Games from the 26th Space Coast Open, April 26-28, 2019 Final Standings - Cross Tables:       Master Section       Class A       Class B       Class C       Class D       Class E/Under 1200       Blitz   26th Space Coast Open Event Details (pre-event flyer)

Ukrainian Takes Over Space Coast Open

Ukrainian Takes Over Space Coast Open April 26-28, 2019 By Peter Dyson, Chairman, Space Coast Open Organizing Committee ( click here to return to Table of Contents ) A beautiful spring day on Cocoa Beach, Florida in front of the festival venue [Photo: Kolcz] Springtime, sun, sand, surf. Yes, it must be time for chess on the beach at the Space Coast Open Chess Festival in Cocoa Beach, Florida. The Space Coast Open brings you the most chess you can pack into a weekend at a beachfront resort location. “This tournament is the Jewel of Florida Chess… My two teenage daughters INSIST that I go, because they want the weekend at the beach!” - Paul Leggett, Class B Co-Champion As the players began to trickle in on Friday, I met first-time competitor Braedon Hart , his mom, and younger brother, visiting from Ohio. Mrs. Hart told me they planned their spring vacation around the Space Coast Open. Perhaps the best move played off the board!? Braedon, now a H.S. student, onl