Here are the March 27 Super Saturday Quads results: https://www.icanj.net/allresults.php?rid=1096. We welcomed our regular players and a few new players. Aviv, Pedro Ernesto, and Eric, hope it was a good introduction to our tournaments and we look forward to seeing you back again! Now for the highlights:
In Over 1000 Section 1 Vedanta finished in first place. Impressive! Despite this being the top and toughest section, he won all of his games! Critical to his success were his attacks on his opponents castled kings, he employed this tactic in every game. Super!
In Over 1000 Section 2 Coming into the last game, Albert had two points and David had one. In the decisive match between them, David used an amazing attack against Albert’s queen to win the piece, and secure the game. So, the two players tied for first, with Eric close behind on 1.5. Great job to all!
In Over 1000 Section 3 Murugan came out on top. He played all of his games superbly, especially the middlegames where he took the initiative to either win material or initiate strong attacks. Very well played Murugan!
In Over 1000 Section 4 Matthew was the victor with a perfect 3 out of 3. It was another tournament win for him. This time the key was probably his second-game win over Ari S. in which he demonstrated a sharp opening play to gain a clear advantage. Nice job!
In Under 1000 Section 1 The tournament ended in a tie for Everest and Alvin. Both played really well and maintained their excellent form. Alvin won a different section last week, and Everest has recently had a huge streak of tournament victories. So, congratulations to both for consistently playing great at these events!
In Under 1000 Section 2 We had another crazy tournament. Nobody managed to avoid defeat in all of their games, but Pranav and Leon ended up winning with 2/3 points. Congratulations! In fact, Pranav defeated Leon in the very first game, but Leon did not let that deter him. Also deserving mention is Pranav’s insane victory over Kirill, with it’s dramatic twists and turns, it was selected as game of the week. See the game here: https://www.chess.com/live/game/10606630493.
In Under 1000 Section 3 This tournament was Dhruva’s. With 3 wins out of 3, Dhruva defeated all of his opponents with a checkmate in under 25 moves! For example, in the second game Dhruva was black in the Ruy Lopez opening, and after setting a very clever trap for his opponent he was able to checkmate in just five moves! Amazing job Dhruva!
In Under 1000 Section 4 Yuxin was declared the winner with a perfect score. In his games, Yuxin always found a way to attack the opponent’s king with devastating effects: he would either checkmate or win significant material. It was an impressive performance, so well done Yuxin!
In Under 1000 Section 5 This tournament was extremely exciting. Nobody could stop George from winning first place. He showed great positional understanding and employed numerous interesting tactics. Congratulations George!
In Under 1000 Section 6 One of our consistent participants, Kenton, took first place and won all three games. He showed great improvement and versatility in playing all types of positions. He even finished two points ahead of everybody else in the end. Great job Kenton!
In Under 1000 Section 7 Another new winner! Aviv, playing for the very first time with us, secured the victory with a perfect 3/3! What a way to begin his Super Saturday career, and, he always seemed to be in control during his games. Excellently done Aviv!