We welcomed back 24 players for another edition of our Virtual Super Saturday Quads on October 2nd. Special thanks to newcomers Philip R. and Natalia.
Here's the report:
Over 1000 Section 1
We had an exciting 3-way tie for first with Philip H, Albert, and Bashir each earning 2/3 points. The game of the week went to Bashir vs Albert. In this match, Bashir played aggressively until the game transposed into a more normal end with Bashir showing that a bishop was better than a knight and converting the endgame. Check out the game here: https://www.chess.com/game/live/26938857269
Over 1000 Section 2 Grayson won with 2/3 points. After losing in the first round he did not give up, and went on to win the next two games. His last match, was an exciting opposite side castling match where Grayson gave mate first.
Over 1000 Section 3
Edward won with a perfect score. In his last game, he made normal moves and managed to acquire a position with more space. After squeezing his opponent positionally, he caused his opponent to blunder a piece, and Edward went on to win the game shortly after.
Under 1000 Section 1 Philip R won with a perfect score too. In the opening he developed his pieces quickly, and eventually pinned his opponent’s queen, thus winning it. With material advantage he was able to win easily.
Under 1000 Section 2 Avyay was the winner with a score of 2/3. In his 2nd match he played a very tactical line and was able to win a piece due to an uncastled king. After being up a piece, Avyay won the game easily.
Under 1000 Section 3
Achyut won with a perfect score of 3/3. He developed his pieces well and stormed his pawns against an uncastled king. After advancing his pawns, his opponent’s knight ended up with very few squares and eventually won material and the game.
View the results at: https://www.icanj.net/allresults.php?rid=1179
Note: Next game will be on Saturday, October 9, and we'll be holding our Virtual Super Saturday Quads as usual, register by Friday midnight! https://ica.jumbula.com/ICATournaments2021/ONLINEOCTOBER9QUADS
However, in honor of National Chess Day, we will also be hosting GLEN ROCK QUADS on Saturday! Our first LIVE-IN-PERSON Event since early 2020 in the Glen Rock Campus located at, 354 Rock Road, Glen Rock, NJ! Click for more details
Whether in-person or online, we hope you will celebrate NATIONAL CHESS DAY with International Chess Academy and ICAKidsOnline on Saturday, October 9!!