Updated: Jun 30
Last Saturday we welcomed back lots of former players to our June 26 Super Saturday Quads! Thank you everybody who joined, and as always, we welcome the new players and thank you for finding us: Priyansh, Christine, Juno, and Luka!
In Over 1000 Section 1, Ricnesh stormed to his third consecutive victory in our highest section! This time he achieved a result of 2.5/3. Special mention goes to Priyansh, who scored 2/3 and second place on his Super Saturday debut and didn’t lose a single game. NIce start, and what a streak Ricnesh - super work!
In Over 1000 Section 2, Philip won with a perfect 3/3. Philip played well in the opening, gained advantages, and then converted those advantages into wins in a variety of ways, whether through a difficult endgame or a checkmate combination in the middlegame. It was a great work Philip!
In Over 1000 Section 3, Arnav came out on top with 2.5 points. He played all of his games brilliantly, and sometimes displayed very surprising combinations, like a rook and two knights against a rook in his game with Mark. Many players would have pushed for a bigger advantage, but Arnav instead, found a nice mate. The game was selected for game of the week and you can view it: https://www.chess.com/game/live/18467495823. Well played Arnav!
In Under 1000 Section 1, Christine started by winning her first Quad tournament with 2.5/3. It was a great performance, she won two tough games in a row, and a draw in the final round clinched the victory. Congrats Christine!
Under 1000 Section 2 was a crazy tournament with many ups and downs, and a few technical problems. However, all of the games were played, and Vivek won with 2.5 points. He played some interesting chess, for example employing the lesser spotted Englund Gambit (1.d4 e5), to great effect. Congratulations to Vivek!
In Under 1000 Section 3, the tournament was Yujeong’s. He had 3 wins out of 3 and played extremely well. He used a lot of different tactics to gain the advantage, especially tricky-to-spot little pawn moves like pawn forks and pawn pins. Amazing job Yujeong!
In Under 1000 Section 4, the winner was Yuxin with a perfect score. In his games, Yuxin demonstrated great skill when on the attack, winning all his games in just 31 moves or less. It was a well-deserved result after a great overall performance. Excellent work Yuxin!
In Under 1000 Section 5, Juno returned to tournament chess by playing his first Super Saturday Quads, and he won with 2.5/3, finishing just .5 ahead of second-placed Justin. Hopefully, this will be the start of a great career with us - congratulations Juno!
In Under 1000 Section 6, the tournament ended in a tie between two players, Aarav G and Sarthi. For Aarav, at least a tie for first was ensured after two great wins started the tournament for him. Sarthi suffered a defeat to Aarav in the first round but bounced back wonderfully to win the other two games. Excellent resilience! Both players finished with 2 points - great job! Check out the report: https://bc6ee1c8-8494-46f2-bf02-eb20ae9d3b14.usrfiles.com/ugd/bc6ee1_18b46287545044b0802b3191c1d2e91c.pdf