It's not fun to play someone with whom you've enjoyed a coaching relationship. Pete Karagianis faced that challenge in the last round of the January 28 Bradley Winter Open, drawing with his one-time protege Jason Daniels.

Both competitors finished with 3.5/4's as did St. Louis area's Benjamin Shoykhet. Shokyet went three-for-three following an opening round half-point bye. Each of the trio was awarded $140 in prize money.

Overall, 49 participated in two sections at the event held at Bradley University in Peoria. The BWO represented the second stop on the 2017 Illinois Chess Tour.

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Winning Class prizes were Kevin Ho and David Rockwell, Class A; Shreyas Reddy and John Ritz, Class B; Bradley Grothaus, Randy Crum, Aaron Lin and Philip McCully, Class C.

Local legend Wayne Zimmerle earned the top upset prize in the Open.

In the Reserve, Alex Beecher and Jack Heller split top prize money with 4.0/4 scores.

Class E prize money went to Ben Johnson and Sohum Mehta. Milind Foulger and Ben Eckstein both earned 3.0's to claim Class F prize money.

Provisionally-rated Eckstein also earned the top upset prize in the Reserve with a victory over a player rated 672 points higher!

Patrick Cohen served as Chief TD.