May 1, 2021 - Super Saturday Quads Results



Welcome back players to our first May Super Saturday Quads Tournament! A big thank you to all, and a special thank you to this week’s first-time participants: Rouven, Rishab, Matthew C, Thomas, Conrad, Arora, Ashton, and Adam! Let us look at the highlights:

Report: https://www.icanj.net/allresults.php?rid=1105


In Over 1000 Section 1, Amitai and Rouven split first place with 2 points each. Going into the last round Rouven had 2 points and Amitai had 1 point, but Amitai defeated Rouven and dramatically split the spoils. Another interesting game was Rouven’s victory over Alexander, in our game of the week. This game featured pawn storms on the castled king, culminating in a nice mate. Check out the game here: https://www.chess.com/game/live/13629166103. Nicely done all!

In Over 1000 Section 2, Albert was the winner with a narrow 2/3, finish, just half a point ahead of Matthew and Rishand. He unfortunately lost his last game against Matthew, but excellent attacks in his first two games were enough to win the section. Good work Albert!

In Over 1000 Section 3, the victor was Matthew D. It was his second victory in a row. Hopefully this will be the start of an amazing streak. Regardless, he won this time by putting into action his excellent understanding of the Italian, which appeared in all his games. Congratulations Matthew!

In Under 1000 Section 1 we witnessed an exciting tournament, where in the end, Mark proved unstoppable with 3/3 points. He gained great positions out of the opening and was repeatedly able to turn those into winning attacks. Great job Mark!

In Under 1000 Section 2, the winner was George with 2.5 points. In all his games George was able to capitalize on the mistakes of his opponents in order to gain advantages. After accurate play, those advantages often became genuinely nice wins. Well done, George!