Sunday June 27Th Reports

Posted: 6/29/2021 | Updated: 6/29/2021 | Results

Booster Section Report

In the booster section, 14 rookie tournament players sparred against each other in 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 in the next tournament on July 11th. Special congratulations to Ray for winning all 4 of his games and 1st place in the section!

As for the best game in the section, I think I'll give it to Ray and Divyasri in round 2. I will note that Sam found a very cool mating net in his round 3 game 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 made his first norm. Overall, everyone

played well 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 1st round finished with both players having seconds left on their clock. Jacob Feit won the tournament with perfect 3 out of 3 points. Jacob achieved 1st norm

for Category 4 title. Please see below his game against Josh

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# 

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