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MACA Chess Horizons Magazine Article
 Kelleher Tops at Greater Boston Open
 Bob Messenger
  November 2011

FM Bill Kelleher of Watertown topped a 22 player fi eld at the 78th Greater Boston Open, which was held on October 23rd in Marlborough. He was held to a draw in round 2 by expert Derek Slater and won his last two games, against many-time Massachusetts champion John Curdo and NM Avraam Pismennyy. Two of Kelleher’s main rivals, 

IM Igor Foygel and NM Vadim Martirosov, drew against each other in round 3 and were held to half points in the last round, Foygel taking a half point bye and Martirosov drawing against the 2011 Massachusetts Age 14 & Under Champion, Grant Xu. Foygel, Martirosov and Xu, along with Connecticut master/expert Derek Meredith, tied for second.
Daniel Shapiro, formerly of Burlington, Mass. and now living in Nevada, won the Under 1900 section with a score of 3½ - ½. Gaetano Bompastore of West Springfi eld swept the Under 1700 Section 4 - 0. There was a four-way tie for fi rst place in the Under 1500 Section between Leonard Gruenberg of Cambridge, Robert Walton Jr. of Manchester N.H., Shuvom Sadhuka of Acton, and Aaron Dunigan AtLee of Centerville, all with 3 - 1 scores.
The tournament had a total of 66 players and was directed by Bob Messenger, assisted by MACA President George Mirijanian.