In Game 1, Mike Chen (8d) handled an early fight started by Alexander Qi (1p) to establish a commanding lead of 18 points. At my level, 18 points is nothing. But according to the Mass Go person reviewing at their level, it’s lights out.
Game 2 was a grind with a lot of interesting back and forth. He played Meng Yongmei who came from Florida with her husband to compete in this tournament held at MIT.