ICC News Item #1525
American powerhouse GM John Fedorowicz battles rising star IM Eugene Perelshteyn this weekend in a 4-game match broadcast live from Gainesville, Florida. In addition, FM Marcel Martinez will take on WIM Jennifer Shahade and 10 year old Alex Dementiev will challenge 11 year old Daniel Ludwig. All 4 games of all 3 matches will be relayed live to the ICC. The round times are: 10am and 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. For updated round standings, finger Florida2001 GM John Fedorowicz is two-time captain and member of the US Olympiad Team. He has won the US Junior Championship twice, the World Open four times, and the New York Open. "The Fed" is an extremely popular chess personality. IM Eugene Perelshteyn is the reigning US Junior Champion. He is captain of the University of Maryland at Baltimore County chess team - the top team in the Americas 3 of the last 4 years. He plans to take two years off from school to pursue the title of Grandmaster full-time. FM Marcel Martinez is the 1998 National High School Champion and 1999 US Junior Champion. WIM Jennifer Shahade is the 1998 US Junior Open Champion and finished second and third respectively in the 1999 and 2000 US Women's Championship. 10 year old Alex Dementiev is rated 1746 and won the 2000 US Kindergarten-5th grade Championship. 11 year old Daniel Ludwig is the current US 5th grade Champion and holds a rating of 1825.