Welcome back to the August 28th edition of Super Saturday Quads. This week we had 48 players and 15 winners. We’d like to thank our new participants: Bowen, Aditya, Muthu, Deekshana, Zoe, Shanay, Adrian, Kirtan, Nguyen, Frank, Edward, and Albert. Now, let’s review the games:
In Over 1000 Section 1 Dennis was the clear winner with 2.5/3 points. It was a very impressive win. Using the Rossolimo Sicilian, Dennis pushed his e-pawn all the way to E6, and was able to gain domination over the position. Then he moved his knight and queen into the opponent’s position and forced him to sacrifice an exchange. After winning the exchange, Dennis simply collected pawns, eventually giving back the exchange, and won with an easy rook ending. Using great technique, and an even better finish he won this week’s game of the week. Check out the game here.
In Over 1000 Section 2
Another clear winner, Aaryaman, won with 2.5/3 points. In his 2nd round, he played white and won a very nice game. After a normal opening, he accomplished the ideal setup by developing his pieces, connecting his rooks, and grabbing space. In this game the most important aspect was grabbing space, specifically with pawns. After pushing his queenside pawns to lock up his opponent’s pawns the game was very easy to play. Aaryaman brought in his knights and won material simply. Great Game!
In Over 1000 Section 3
Another clear winner, with a score of 2.5/3 was Nguyen. In his 2nd game, he played a very interesting game out of the Sicilian Dragon. After the opposite side castled, it was a race to see who could checkmate first. With the rooks on open files, and a knight hopping from square to square, Nguyen won easily. Good Game!
In Over 1000 Section 4
We had 3 winners, all with 2/3 points, Mark, Arnav, and Frank. Mark started off losing to Arnav but was able to recover by winning his next two games. Likewise, Arnav lost to Frank, while Arnav beat Mark. In Mark vs Frank, Mark was able to attack his opponent’s king resulting in a loss of material and the game. In Frank vs Arnav, Frank was able to utilize a powerful pin with his rooks on the open file to swiftly win material. Finally, in Arnav vs Mark Arnav applied tactical blow after blow and won the games in 12 moves. The attacking game was played very well. Great job to all our winners.
In Over 1000 Section 5
Some of our regular tournament players went to battle! Although everyone walked away with a point, Geoffrey was the clear winner by the time the tournament was over. With an impressive 2.5/3 record, Geoffrey used his tenacious attacks to dismantle his opponents. The only one to hold him to a draw was Murugan. Well played Geoffrey!
In Under 1000 Section 1 Angie was the clear winner, with a perfect score of 3/3. In her last round she played a risky game and won. After losing a pawn, she was able to compensate with a kingside attack. When her opponent made a slip-up, she capitalized with a devastating attack that won her enough material to win the game. Good Job
In Under 1000 Section 2
Kirtan and Gideon tied for first place. In their match against each other Gideon won. In a game with the opposite side castling the side who attacks usually wins. This game was not short of that. After a very good attack, Gideon won the game ensuring a tie for first place.
In Under 1000 Section 3
Shiv won with a perfect score of 3/3. In his last game he blundered a piece very early on in the game but did not give up. However, his opponent returned the favor and blundered his queen.
In Under 1000 Section 4
Avyay won the section with a score of 2.5/3. In his last game, Avyay won using a very nice technique. He won a pawn early, and with only one extra pawn he was able to destroy his opponent. One pawn, became two, and then eventually the loss of the game. Great Game.
In Under 1000 Section 5
Jayden won with a score of 2 out of 3. He lost his last game, but with his other 2 wins it was enough to win the section. In his 2nd game, he was able to get 2 minor pieces for a rook and show why a knight and bishop are usually better than a rook. Great Game!
In Under 1000 Section 6
Justin, another of our tournament regulars, swept the section with a perfect 3/3 score. After attending multiple weeks of our camp over the summer, we’re glad to see that Justin’s hard work is paying off! Justin did a great job in all three games of capitalizing on his opponent’s mistakes. Although having a weaker position out of the opening against Devam and Remy, Justin always found a way to turn the tables whenever his opponents slipped up. Well done Justin!
In Under 1000 Section 7
Akshara crushed the section with a perfect record! Akshara played fundamentally strong chess in all three matches. She wasted no time ensuring good footholds for her pieces and rapidly achieved well-developed positions. With this impressive showing, Akshara is the clear victor! Well done!We would like to thank everyone for coming and we hope to see you next week.
We would like to thank everyone for coming and we hope to see you at our next edition of Super Saturday Quads on Saturday, September 11! Have a great Labor Day Weekend!
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