On August 14th, we welcomed players back for another Super Saturday Quads. This week we had a whopping 48 players and many winners. We would like to thank all participants that have joined us in the past, and especially our new participants: Christopher V., Shrinivas, Eiaa, Ray, Aryan, Aadarsh, David L., Akshara, and Karthik.
Now onto the Games
In Over 1000 Section 1
We had a 6 person Swiss, with Philip coming in first with a neat 2.5/3 points. In the last round, he needed a win to ensure first place, resulting in him taking many risks throughout the game. From what seemed like a normal 4 knights became a tactical position. Philip had a queen for two rooks, but due to the threats made from his devastating attack his opponent hung his rook and lost the game. It was a great and interesting game and earned this week’s game of the week. Check out the game here: https://www.chess.com/game/live/22711213339
In Over 1000 Section 2
Ashwin was the clear winner with a perfect score of 3/3. In his last game, he played Ruy Lopez and played natural chess. After developing all his pieces, he got a queenside majority and just started pushing his pawns. His pawns proved to be more overwhelming than his opponent expected, and he swiftly won the game. Great Game!
In Over 1000 Section 3
We had a tie for first place with Shrinivas and Derek with 2/3 points. In their game against each other, Derek seemed to have some space advantage, but eventually the advantage was nullified, and the game liquidated into a drawn knight endgame. The play from both sides was accurate, and very impressive. Good Job!
In Over 1000 Section 4