Updated: Jun 2, 2021
We’d like to thank everyone who participated in our Memorial Day Weekend Super Saturday Quads on May 29th, especially our new participants: Aaron, Ruoming, Srishanth, Daniel, Philip, Achyut, and Shyam.
Sadly, we did have a player who violated our fair play rules this week. We want to emphasize that we do not tolerate cheaters and that this player has been punished accordingly by ICAKidsOnline and chess.com. Let us look at the highlights:
In Over 1000 Section 1, Albert S clinched first place with an excellent 3/3 performance. Indeed, it was a great display. He won all of his games through some very clever attack combinations, especially on the dangerous seventh rank. Nicely done!
In Over 1000 Section 2, Adrian was the winner with 3 points. He used queen-rook combinations to either gain the advantage or just checkmate his opponent. He played an offensive chess overall, but was also able to defend against his opponents’ threats precisely. Amazing job Adrian!
In Over 1000 Section 3, Sophia took first place with 2.5/3. She played extremely well, and was able to take advantage of her opponents’ slight mistakes by incorporating various tactics. In Sophia vs Peter, she earned "game of the week" with a nice checkmate in four. Watch for yourselves: https://www.chess.com/game/live/16054472545. Well done Sophia!
In Under 1000 Section 1, Ben and Jakob tied for first place. Both finished with a solid 2 points, nobody in the section could avoid at least one defeat. For Ben, two great endgame conversions in his first two games ensured a good finish in the standings. For Jakob, if you count joint victories, this was his fifth victory in a row, which is one of our best streaks ever! Congratulations to both players!
In Under 1000 Section 2, we had another tie, with George and Ruoming both finishing with 2 points. In their game, George was able to win by using his queen to overwhelm Ruoming’s rook and bishop, but Ruoming nonetheless went on to win her last game, thus tieing the two at the end. Well played to both players!