A big thank you to everybody who came to play at our September 25th edition of Super Saturday Quads! A special thank you to Arjun: it was his first time playing with us. Let’s look at the highlights:
Over 1000 Section 1 This tournament was Philip’s. He won all 3 games. played very well and demonstrated excellent skill in the late middlegame to endgame, where he was able to overcome his opponents. Nicely done Philip!
Over 1000 Section 2
We had an extra-large tournament with 6 players, and extra prizes. A four-way tie for first! Believe it or not, Grayson, Sophia, Mark, and Geoffrey all finished with ⅔. None made it out unbeaten, displaying how balanced this section ended. Amazing job to all!
Under 1000 Section 1
Varun was the victor in this section with 3/3 points. He truly dominated his games by playing excellently, and expertly taking advantage of his opponents' mistakes. This often led him to amass huge material advantages, which he converted into wins. Congratulations Varun!
Under 1000 Section 2
This tournament was tight from beginning to end. Going into the last round, Andrew and Noam had 1.5 points each, tied for first. However, after three games, when the dust had settled, it was Juno who won with 2 points! Indeed, Juno lost his first game due to an unfortunate blunder but demonstrated incredible resilience with the mentality to not let that affect his next two games. Well done Juno!
Under 1000 Section 3 Evalina triumphed with a perfect score. She played many crazy combinations, including some nice checkmate combos that ended the games. A particular game that stood out was against Achyut, and has been selected as our game of the week. It included a fun mess of tactics and combinations in the middlegame. You can see it here: https://www.chess.com/game/live/26329874623. Good work Evalina!
Under 1000 Section 4 The final victory was shared between Sean and Devam. They both ended with 2.5 points. When it was time to play each other in the second round, the game was settled surprisingly with a draw by repetition. Overall, they played excellent chess: great job to you both!
See the full results here: https://bc6ee1c8-8494-46f2-bf02-eb20ae9d3b14.usrfiles.com/ugd/bc6ee1_d9c429ff77b044b29a1e9f33ca8749b4.pdf