Janurary 26th-28th Yermo returns to Asheville, NC to play at the Crowne Royal Plaza in the Land of the Sky XXXI. He last played in this tournament in 2002 with a score of 2-0-3. This year he started off with two easy games with opponent blunders but faced the top seeded GM Moradiabadi and suffered a loss in round 3 with black.  A win with black in a Bogo-Indian in round 4 set up a 3 1/2 move GM draw with Ivanov to share 2nd place with him.  Scoring a final 3-1-1 record for the 31st edition of the Land of the Sky event. The game were viewed live with board relays and a webcam at: http://chessstream.com/tournaments/Land-of-the-Sky-XXXI/LiveGames.aspx

See the complete games at: http://sdchess.org/chess-games/2018-land-of-the-sky/ and the USCF crosstable at: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201801282902.1-12534917