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CM Jake Darmanin wins March's Weekend Open

After a weekend full of fighting games, the Weekend March Open, as part of SCC Weekend Classics, came to an end.

The tournament included a very balanced field of 19 players, with all games being transmitted online, allowing family, friends and other chess followers to watch the games live.

The tournament was won by CM Jake Darmanin, who deservedly won the event with a perfect score of 5 points. Second place was taken by Vladimir Lukin, who only lost to the winner, obtaining 4 points. Third place was shared between two players, but Ellie Ghitza had the better tie-break to Kenny Fong, and took the third place.

Best Junior was won by Matthew Portelli, and Best Under 1600 / Unrated player going to Vince Kosik.


  • 1st Place: Jake Darmanin

  • 2nd Place: Vladimir Lukin

  • 3rd Place: Ellie Ghitza

  • Best Junior: Matthew Portelli

  • Best Unrated: Vince Kosik

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