On June 5th we welcomed back players to ICA’s Super Saturday Quads, and once again, we would like to thank all participants for joining us! Special thanks to our new players: Jacob C., Shalini, Jacob S., Charles, Raghav, and Reyansh!
In Over 1000 Section 1, we had a clear winner with 2.5 points! Congratulations to Anisha, who maneuvered around her opponents to checkmate them by using her knowledge of forks and pins. Although falling to perpetual checks to Adrian, Anisha ended up on top of the leaderboard. Nicely done!
In Over 1000 Section 2, we witnessed an interesting result! We didn’t have one, or two winners, we had three! Each player scored 2 points, earning each of them a tie for first place. Peter started strong with two wins in the first two rounds, Mark fell short in the second round but started strong and finished strong with a win in the first and last round, and Jacob S. did not let his first loss stop him and went on to win his next two games. Congrats to all!
In Under 1000 Section 1, Andrew was close to clinching first but fell short to Shalini. Andrew finished with a strong 2 points, but Shalini’s strong play got her the point she needed from Andrew to secure the gold! With 2.5 points Shalini won this time! Nicely done!
In Under 1000 Section 2, there was a close race for first. Daniel C. and Yujeong tied in a king/queen/pawn endgame that hit a dead end in the second round. Although both players won their respective final game, Yujeong ended up on top by winning his first game of the day. Congrats to Yujeong! Well deserved!
In Under 1000 Section 3, had a section with 6 players! With 2.5 points, Christian took home the gold! Despite a first-round draw against Leon (perpetual checks), Christian secured his place by winning the following two rounds. His games show the importance of piece activity, and in his short game versus Everest, you can see how his active pieces quickly turned the game around and earned him the tournament’s game of the week! Watch it here: https://www.chess.com/game/live/16654488027
In Under 1000 Section 4, three players tied for second place, each with one point… but one player triumphed over the others! Rachel won every single game and soared to first place with a perfect score of 3 points! Her knowledge of endgames and tactics allowed her to easily outplay her opponents. Well played Rachel!
In Under 1000 Section 5, we ended with another three-way tie for first place, each scoring 2 points. Congratulations to David, Alvin, and a new player, Charles! Each player demonstrated their expertise in positions without queens, tactics, and attacking initiatives! Well-deserved by all and congrats!
In Under 1000 Section 6, new player Raghav made a flashy entrance into Super Saturday Quads by winning his first ICA tournament and earning a perfect score. Raghav slowly chipped away at his opponents’ pieces until it was fit for him to deliver the checkmate. Well played!
**TD NOTE** There was a technical issue in Under 1000 section 6 that resulted in Vincent accidentally not getting paired after the first round (he won 1st round game!). We have compensated him for this issue and will keep an eye out for it in the future to make sure our players are not affected in this way again.
Check out the report: https://www.icanj.net/allresults.php?rid=1111