Julio poses with North Beach students Chady & Ariel who recently participated in a MICA scholastic tournament.
At the Frank Berry U.S. Championship Qualifier Open, five players tied for first with 5.5 points each: GM Julio Beccera, GM Alex Yermolinsky, GM Jesse Kraai, GM John Fedorowicz, and IM Dean Ippolito. Each of them won $1000. All have qualified for the Frank K. Berry U.S. Chess Championship May 13-21st. Becerra beat IM Vinay Bhat in the last round to earn the tie. IM Blas Lugo drew in the last round to win 4.5/7. See games below. Other Floridians participating were child prodigy FM Ray Robson and Jeffrey Haskell.