133rd New York State Championship
September 2-5, 2011
The 133rd edition of America’s longest-running chess tournament, the New York State Championship, held in Albany over Labor Day Weekend, ended as it frequently has done in years before – in a tie for first. What set this year’s finish apart, however, was the lack of any out-of-staters in the Winners’ Circle.
Three New York State teenagers, seasoned veterans all, divvied up the $3,000 in top prizes three ways: 17-year-old Michael Chiang of Scarsdale, 17-year-old Deepak Aaron of Niskayuna (fresh from the just-concluded World Junior Championship in India), and the 2010 defending New York State Champion, 15-year-old Alex Ostrovskiy of Brooklyn each finished with 4½ points after six rounds. Michael Chiang finished with one half tiebreak point more than Alex, wresting the State Championship title away from him in the process and winning the $100 additional First Place Bonus prize to boot.
The final standings for all sections are now posted.
Please use the following links to obtain more information regarding the 2011 New York State Championship:
- Tournament Information: Prize funds, entry fees, schedules, hotel info, etc.
- Final Standings