Maryland 5th-grader Chen-chen Ye draws after complex endgame
Jennifer Yu, a 16-year-old U.S. chess master from Ashburn, registered a 19-1-1 score in a simultaneous exhibition (“simul”) held at Wakefield High School on May 12, part of a community event sponsored by the Arlington Chess Club.
Yu lost just one game, but it was a stunner, a nine-move upset at the hands of 16-year-old Don Loos of Lorton, a member of the Arlington Chess Club.
Loos, an experienced tournament player but whose rating is far below Yu’s, seized on a Yu mistake to take the win by checkmate early in the simul. Yu maintained her composure and played strong chess throughout the remaining three hours of the event.