On July 24th, we welcomed back players for another Super Saturday Quads. This week we had 8 sections, and 10 winners! Thank you to all the players, and especially to our new players Aadit, Sophie, Ananya, Varun, Darren, Saunak, Andrew, Sathvik, Cole, and Shiv for joining us. Now onto the results.
In Over 1000 Section 1
Newcomers, Aadit and Cole, achieved a two-way tie for first place with 2 out of 3 points. Aadit started out with a first-round loss but played hard to win the next two games. He won the last match against Cole with the Sicilian Dragon. In a classic opposite side castle game, Aadit’s piece coordination proved to be too much to handle, and he won in very nice fashion. The game deservedly earned him game of the week. You can check it out here: https://www.chess.com/game/live/20894414675. Cpriv89, also earned a very nice win in round 2, where a tactical find to earn a pawn changed the course of the game. Overall, there was great fighting spirit, and well deserved wins!
In Over 1000 Section 2
In Section 2, the clear winner was Vivek, with a score of 2.5/3. In his last round he had a decisive result that guaranteed winning the section. In a normal Ruy Lopez he found many tactical shots that led to lost material. Then after gaining material he won swiftly. Round 2 was another very good game with Geoffrey winning a very good pawn ending and putting his opponent in Zugzwang. You can check it out here: https://www.chess.com/game/live/20891460673
In Over 1000 Section 3
Section 3 was very tight, but Mark came out on top with 2/3 points. After losing the first round, he did not give up and managed to win the next two games. In his last round, after blundering his rook, he set a tactic to win his opponent’s queen, and subsequently won the game. Everyone in this section fought very hard to the end. Great games and even better fighting Spirit!
In Under 1000 Section 1
In this section, newcomers Saunak and Sophie tied for first place with 2/3 points. Saunak lost his first game but bounced back and won the next two. In his last game against Sophie, he got two pieces for a rook and was able to convert the extra material into a winning endgame. In Round 2, Sophie was down a pawn, but had the bishop pair. She continuously pushed, and eventually won the game. Great Games!
In Under 1000 Section 2
In this section, Christian clearly won first place with 2.5/3 points. In Round 2, he played a London System with all his pieces working together. He won a pawn in the opening, and that pawn proved to be decisive.
In Under 1000 Section 3
In this section, newcomer Ananya won with 2.5/3 points. In her last round she won a piece very quickly, and then converted it to a full point. She showed that piece activity and coordination can win games very quickly.
In Under 1000 Section 4
With a perfect score of 3/3, Hovannnes was the clear winner. In his last game, he won very quickly out of the Scotch by setting up a very typical attack on the f7 square with his bishop and queen. Also, in round 2 he set up a very nice tactical shot and won the queen quickly. Very Interesting and energetic games!
In Under 1000 Section 5
Achyut was the clear winner with 3/3 points. In his last game, he lost a piece very early in the opening. He did not give up and continued fighting. After lifting his rook, he made many checkmate threats and his opponent eventually messed up. Great job! This shows, you should never give up.
Once again, we thank everyone for coming and hope we see you again next week!
The report can be viewed at: https://www.icanj.net/allresults.php?rid=1137
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