McNeill Makes Big Impression in Charlottesville!

After a strong start at the Charlottesville Open last weekend where he defeated a Class "A" player in Rd:1, defeated NM Oladapo Adu (2323) (See Game 1081) in Rd:2 and Expert Quinten Moore (2170) in Rd: 3, CCC Expert Jonathon "Livingston" McNeill (2032) found himself sitting on Bd:1 on Sunday morning. Though he had an edge in Rd:4 against eventual winner NM Yuri Barnakov (2317) and Expert Shawn Pealer (2175) in Rd:5, he faltered in the end to finish with 3-2 but gained 36 rating points to regain his Expert status! Just another CCC expert moving up!