Progressive "Qualifications" Tournament - June 27, 2021

Updated: Jun 30


Booster Section Report

In the booster section, 14 rookie tournament players sparred against each other for 4 fast-paced rounds. Despite the G25 + 3 time control, the players, consisting of classmates, siblings, and friends wasted no time in finding classic backrank, queen and helper, and windmill checkmates. Overall, the games were unpredictable, but exciting for spectators and players alike.


Congratulations to Ray, Matthew, Aarav, Divyasri, and Rishabh for earning 3+ points in the section, and thereby receiving the right to play in the higher section next tournament on July 11th. Special congratulations to Ray for winning all 4 of his games and earning 1st place in the section!


As for the best game of the section, we think it should go to Ray and Divyasri in round 2. Note, Sam found a very cool mating net in round 3 against Ryan. The text of both games are below:


Divyasri (white) – Ray (Black)

1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 Nf6 3. e3 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. c4 O-O 6. Nc3 h5 7. Be2 Bf5 8. Nh4 Bg4 9. Nf3 e6 10. Be5 Nbd7 11. Bxf6 Nxf6 12. h3 Bxf3 13. Bxf3 Ne4 14. Nxe4 dxe4 15. Bxe4 c6 16. c5 f5 17. Bf3 g5 18. Be2 g4 19. hxg4 fxg4 20. Rxh5 Qa5+ 21. Kf1 g3 22. Rg5 Rxf2+ 23. Kg1 Raf8 24. Qd3 Qb5 25. Qxb5 cxb5 26. Rxg3 Rxe2 27. Rg6 Rff2 28. Rxe6 Rxb2 29. Rg6 Rxa2 30. Rd1 Rfd2 31. Rc1 Re2 32. d5 Rxe3 33. d6 Rd3 34. c6 bxc6 35. Rxc6 Rad2 36. Rc8+ Kh7 37. Re6 b4 38. Rb8 b3 39. Rb7 b2 40. d7 Rxd7 41. Rb3 Rd1+ 42. Kh2 b1=R 43. Rh3+ Bh6 44. Rhxh6+ Kg7 45. Reg6+ Kf7 46. Rf6+ Ke7 47. Re6+ Kd8 48. Rh8+ Kc7 49. Rhh6 Rh1+ 50. Kg3 Rxh6 51. Rxh6 Rd3+ 52. Kg4 Rb4+ 53. Kg5 Rd5+ 54. Kf6 Rb6+ 55. Kg7 Rd7+ 56. Kg8 Rb8# 0-1


Sam (white) – Ryan (Black)

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d5 3. Nc3 c6 4. Be2 f6 5. O-O Bb4 6. Na4 b5 7. c3 Be7 8. Nc5 Bxc5 9. b4 Bb6 10. d4 exd4 11. cxd4 a5 12. e5 axb4 13. exf6 gxf6 14. Nh4 h5 15. Ng6 Rh6 16. Bxh6 Nxh6 17. Qd2 Nf7 18. Rfe1 c5 19. Bxb5# 1-0



Steppingstone 5 Report

This week during the progressive tournament series Phillip Hoang won with a flawless 4/4. In his second game, Phillip won a nice miniature out of the Queen's Pawn Opening. Another very fighting game was Luke vs Ishvani. With opposite side castling, it led to a king hunt where Luke ended up on top.


Another interesting game: Leon vs Siddharth, in a very aggressive Vienna. Both sides played aggressively, and the game ended in a beautiful checkmate for Leon.


Phillip Hoang and Amane Kumamoto, both made their second norm, and now have to pass the test to get 5th category title. Leon Shevelnko acheived his first norm. Overall, everyone playedwell with great fighting spirit.



Steppingstone 4 Report

Six students competed in this event. The fight this time was much more serious than before, and one of the games in round one finished with both players having seconds left on the clock. Jacob Feit won the tournament with a perfect 3 out of 3 points. Jacob achieved 1st norm for Category 4 title.


Please see below for Jacob and Josh's game.


1. e4 c6 2. Bc4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Bb3 e5 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. d3 d4 7. Ne4 Nc6 8. Bg5 Be7 9. Qf3 Bg4 10. Nxf6+ Bxf6 11. Bxf6 Bxf3 12. Bxd8 Bxg2 13. Ne2 Bxh1 14. Bh4 Bf3 15. Ng3 O-O 16. Nf5 Bh5 17. c3 dxc3 18. bxc3 a5 19. Bd5 Kh8 20. Kd2 f6 21. Rg1 Bg6 22. Nd6 Rab8 23. Rb1 Ne7 24. Bxb7 Rfd8 25. Rb6 Nd5 26. Ra6 Nf4 27. d4 exd4 28. c4 Kg8 29. c5 Rd7 30. c6 Rxd6 31. c7 Rc8 32. Bxc8 Rxa6 33. Be6+ Rxe6 34. c8=Q+ Re8 35. Qc4+ Ne6 36. f4 Bf5 37. Bf2 Rd8 38. Be1 d3 39. Kd1 Rd4 40. Qb3 a4 41. Qb8+ Nd8 42. Bc3 Rd7 43. Ba5 Bg4+ 44. Kd2 Kf7 45. Bxd8 Kg6 46. Bc7 Re7 47. Kxd3 Bf5+ 48. Kd4 Re4+ 49. Kc5 Kh6 50. Qb2 Be6 51. Kd6 Bf5 52. Kd5 Re7 53. Bd6 Rd7 54. Qb5 Be4+ 55. Kxe4 Rxd6 56. Qxa4 Re6+ 57. Kf5 Re2 58. Qb3 Rxh2 59. a4 Rh5+ 60. Ke6 g6 61. Qe3 Rf5 62. Qh3+ Rh5 63. Qg4 f5 64. Qg2 Kg7 65. a5 Rh4 66. Qg3 Rh5 67. a6 Rh1 68. a7 Ra1 69. Qf3 Rxa7 70. Qd5 Rf7 71. Qe5+ Kf8 72. Qb8+ Kg7 73. Qe8 Rf8 74. Qe7+ Kg8 75. Ke5 Rf7 76. Qe6 Kg7 77. Qd5 Re7+ 78. Kd6 Rf7 79. Qe5+ Rf6+ 80. Ke7 Kh6 81. Kxf6 Kh5 82. Qe2+ Kh6 83. Qh2#


TD NOTE ***Once again thank you all for playing! The next event will be June 27th. If you have any questions about where or what to register for, please email us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible! Thanks***


Check out the report:

https://bc6ee1c8-8494-46f2-bf02-eb20ae9d3b14.usrfiles.com/ugd/bc6ee1_8abdd068830e42dba1b93987a0877773.pdf



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