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Published November 04 2012

Fargo man wins North Dakota Chess Championship

FARGO – Nikita Barabanov, of Fargo, won the title of North Dakota Chess Champion.

Barabanov won the title with a tie-breaking victory over Scott Hogfoss, of Fargo, and Mike Sailer, of Grand Forks.

Other sectional winners included Alex Braun, Roger Buerkle, Joseph McNamara, all from Fargo, and Matthew Koppinger from Bismarck. Thirty players from across the state competed in the annual tournament, held Oct. 27 and 28 at the Paradox Event Center in Fargo.