by TD Alan Salnikov
We had an excellent turnout, with ICA being able to simultaneously host three tournaments! ICA Quads, ICA Open and FIDE.
The player of today’s tournament is Ryan Zhu, who finished with a perfect 3/3 in the 14 player Open Section! Ryan’s final game started with the French defense. First, Ryan pushed the opponent knight onto a5, putting it out of play. He then started attacking the king side with his f pawn, knight, and rook - making the king side weak. Eventually, Ryan’s rook, queen, knight, and g pawn were all attacking f6 pawn with king behind it, allowing Ryan to gain a rook , and exchange queens.