Oliver Kayendebecame a USCF Master back in April by scoring five points in the DC Chess League. That makes the 3rd African-American Master this year ahead of Kassa Korley and Kayin Barclay. Kayende had long shown he had talent in the DC scholastic circuit placing well in high school competitions. Recently Kayende played in the Atlantic Open and scored 3.5/5 including a last-round draw with GM Sergey Kudrin.
Let’s hope we hear more from the DC resident.