Pairing a strong carryover with two solid sessions in the final, David Rodney and Rusty Krauss won the 0-10,000 Fast Pairs. Rodney, of Fairfax VA, and Krauss, of Vienna VA, scored 55.24% in the first final session and 58.93% in the second to win the four-session contest by almost one board. Their total with carryover was 546.13 matchpoints (17 top).
In second with 533.97 was Li Yiting of Herndon VA and Laura Dekkers of Rotterdam, Netherlands. Li and Dekkers were leading the contest after Thursday’s qualifying round, but Rodney and Krauss, who were second, overtook them in the final.
Rodney and Krauss have previously won another 10K event playing as a partnership: the 0-10,000 Pairs in 2016.