So the results were something of a let-down: third in open, 3rd or 4th in under 750, and I don't even know what in the other unders. I guess I'm disappointed, although not as much as I expected to be. Seems kinda stupid to let yourself truly be emotionally depressed about the results of children playing a board game. A couple of them played stupidly, and that bugs me, but one or two played well and worked hard, so I guess that evens things out. Angelica was the big star, to me at least-- she beat Vincent Zhang Saturday night in an exquisite good knight vs bad bishop ending. Sunday she played two experts and lost both but played for four hours each game and fought hard in each one.
OK, here are a few quiz positions for you from kids' games. Answers tomorrow-- I'm too lazy tonight.
White to move-- what's the best move and what's the evaluation? (Abadel, round 6)
Black to move-- what's the best move and what's the evaluation? (Rawn, rd 6)
Black to move-- best move? (Milo Pan- Davon)
White plays 1. g3. Why is this losing? (Najeebah - Caleb Deal)
Photos (coutesy of Greg Sciame, a teacher at my school)