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MACA Chess Horizons Magazine Article
 Mika Brattain Ties For First at National Elementary Championship
 Eric Fauman
  July 2010
Six Massachusetts youngsters were among the 2000 chess players attending this year's Burt Lerner National Elementary Championship, held in Atlanta, GA, May 7th - May 9th.
Mika Brattain, 11, of Lexington added a second national title to his chess laurels, with 5 wins and 2 draws for a total of 6 points in the top section, the K6 Championship. On tie-breaks, Mika was awarded the 2nd place trophy behind co-champion Justus Williams of New York.
Also in the K6 Championship section, Charlie Fauman, 11, of Newton scored 4 wins, 2 draws, and only one loss at the hands of another cochampion, Daniel Liu of California. With 5 points, Charlie was awarded the 19th place trophy out of a field of 189.
Rahul Krishnan, 9, of Hopkinton scored 6 points in the K6 Under 1000 section, winning the 8th place trophy out of a field of 213.
Alex Fauman, 8, of Newton, scored 5 points in the K3 Championship, placing 34th out of a field of 210 and winning a “tied for 20th” trophy.
Rohan Krishnan, 7, of Hopkinton scored 3.5 points in the K5 under 900 section, finishing 197th out of 371.
Ben Fauman, 5, of Newton scored 3.5 in the K1 section, finishing 162 out of 302.