Josiah Stearman leads US Cadets Chess Championship after 2 rounds

Chess Format: 8 player Round Robin event

​Standings after 2 rounds

The chess players:

David Brodsky (2496) from NY
Rayan Taghizadeh (2410) from CA
Josiah Stearman (2371) from CA
Gabriel Sam (2328) from CA
Aravind Kumar (2315) from NJ
Akira Nakada (2329) from NY
Jason Wang (2279) from OH
Max Li (2247) from NY

Official website:

Link for the live chess games:

Completed Chess Games
(download pgn by click on the link)

Chess Format: 7 rounds of Round Robin
Time Control: 40/90 SD30 +30s

Thursday, July 12
Opening ceremony: 3PM (drawing of lots)
Round 1: 4PM

Friday, July 13
Round 2&3: 10AM and 4PM

Saturday, July 14
Round 4&5: 10AM and 4PM

Sunday, July 15
Round 6&7: 10AM & 3PM
Trophy ceremony: around 7PM

Chess Playoff will have the following format:

The players will play two rapid chess games, with G/10;d5 time control, with alternating colors. If the score after two games is 1-1, the playoff moves on to an Armageddon chess match.

In the Armageddon chess match, White will get 6 minutes, Black will get 5 minutes. Colors will be allocated with coin toss. White must win for victory, therefore Black needs draw or win for victory.