FM Julian Landaw

USCF 2370
FIDE 2314

Julian Landaw earned his master title in high school and tied for first place in the 2008 Denker Tournament of High School Champions, but he has played infrequently in recent years while attending college. Now 23, he earned a degree in Math and Statistics from UC Berkeley in 2012 and plans to enter UCLA Medical School this fall.

This is his third appearance in the state championship. He took second prize with an excellent 5-2 score in 2007. He also tied for first in the 2009 American Open and won the 2008 US Open Blitz Championship.

Julian qualified for this tournament by scoring 3-1 in the SCCF Candidates tournament and winning a playoff game against Eugene Yanayt.