|Posted: 10/10/2021 | Updated: 10/11/2021 | Results|
Last Saturday we welcomed back players to our ONLINE Quads on October 9th! As always, thank you to all participants for joining us! And a special thank you to our five new participants: Daniel, Netra, Anthony, Chetan, and Ebenezer! Let’s look at the highlights:
In Over 1000 Section 1, there was a rare three-way tie for first in a crazy section where nobody could avoid defeat. In the end, the winners included Daniel, who was in fact making his Super Saturday debut, Nguyen, who played lightning-fast and sharp chess, and Alex, who will consider himself lucky to finish with 2/3 after being repeatedly outplayed. Congratulations to all three players!
In Over 1000 Section 2, we had another tight section, this time with the three top players all within one point of each other. But the #1 in the end, with 2.5 points, was Matthew. For his victories, he was twice black against the Scotch Game, and both times achieved a rapid mate after climbing out of a tough position. The section was full of interesting games, one of which was Geoffrey against Vihaan, which ended up being a queen vs two rooks’ endgame. You can see the game here: https://www.chess.com/game/live/27539463991. Anyway, amazing job Matthew!
In Under 1000 Section 1, the victor was Ankush with a perfect score. He truly dominated in his games, winning each one in 30 moves or less. He was often helped by his strong opening tactics, especially pins, which gave him a material advantage for the rest of the game. Nicely done Ankush!
In Under 1000 Section 2, we surprisingly had another three-way tie for first, with Juno, Avyay, and Andrew all finishing with 2 points. In the dramatic last round, the games were full of both blunders and great moves, but Juno managed to defeat Avyay to tie with him and Andrew (who also won). Well played all!
In Under 1000 Section 3, we had an extra-large 6-person tournament with extra prizes! The winner with a flawless 3/3 was Jayden, while Achyut and newcomer Ebenezer were close behind with 2/3. Jayden won because he was able to correctly expose all his opponents’ mistakes and find open forks to win material - excellent work!