Michael Lim and I drew our game in the last round of the U.S. Amateur Chess Championship, giving him clear first place, and me second place on tie-breaks (with 2009 champ Sandi Hutama, who took third). The under-1800 winner was Steve Stoyko's student Fred Ivens, who had a perfect 6-0 score. More on Fred and his participation in Steve's "game of the week" study sessions in a future post. It was definitely a very enjoyable tournament, and I hope to play again in the future.