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:
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!
In Under 1000 Section 3, nobody could stop Jaeden, who finished in a perfect score. He won his games by checkmating his opponents in style, three times! His pieces worked together brilliantly to trap the opponent’s king time after time. Amazing combinations Jaeden!
In Under 1000 Section 4, the winner, with 3/3 was the other Pangaribuan brother, Jeremy! As a matter of fact, it was his second tournament victory on the bounce. Hopefully, this will start a streak of victories for Jeremy as well. Great job!
In Under 1000 Section 5, the tournament was Grayson’s. He won all his games and took first place. In his openings he played a variety of interesting moves. For example, in game 1, he played the Grob, or 1. g4! Congratulations to Grayson!
In Under 1000 Section 6, Jakob achieved 3 out of 3 victories and won the tournament. He utilized different tactics to help him gain advantage. His knight forks were sharp and highly dangerous. Excellent work Jakob!
In Under 1000 Section 7, Andrew was the winner, with a perfect 3/3. In the tournament, the decisive game ended up being his second, when he beat second-place Aarav. This was a fascinating victory, partly because he successfully played the questionable, Damiano Defense. Congratulations to Andrew!
In Under 1000 Section 8, Yujeong took the section with a perfect score. It was an accomplished performance where he dominated all of his games. A tactic that he used especially well was pinning. Through different pins he would either win his opponent’s pieces, or checkmate. Congratulations!
In Under 1000 Section 9, Adam, playing in our tournament for the very first time won the section. Not only that, but he won all his games through queen checkmates! What an incredible start to Adam’s Super Saturday Quads career. Well done!