Tuesday, May 13, 2008

National Elementary Part Two: Pictures and Positions

IS 318 won the K-6 Open section by 1.5 points.
Coming soon: Elementary Nationals Part Three: People Say Weird Things to Me

Alexis Paredes

Ruan, George - Paredes, Alexis
black to move

Myles Foster

Myles Foster- Lilia Poteat
white to move

Miguel Garcia

Pobo Efekoro and Miguel Garcia

Miguel Garcia - Edward Pinzon

White played 12. Qe2. Can black take on d4?

John Hughes- Miguel Garcia

Black is down two pawns for nothing. How does he slime the opponent?

Someone- Rawn Prowell

White played Ke2 here. Why can't he play Kc3?

Brittanie Uddin - Kunal Lobo

White to move

Orlando Gonzalez


Ameer, Myles, Lovedeep


Ruan -Paredes

1...h4 2.Re6 hxg3 3.Rxd6 gxh2+ 4.Kf2 g3+ 5.Ke2 Rxd6 6.Nh3 Re6+ 7.Kd2 Rxh3 8.Qc2 Ne3 9.Qg6 Nc4+ 10.Kc2 Re2+ 11.Kb3 Rxb2+ 12.Ka4 b5# 0–1

Foster,Myles - Poteat,Lilia

19.b4! Bb6 20.cxb5 Na7 21.Re7 1–0 (21...Rg8 22.Nf6+ Kh8 23.Nh4)

Garcia ,Miguel - Pinzon,Edward

12.Qe2 so he plays this and I say "hey, why are you hanging your d pawn, why not Rc1?" He starts laughing because he's been waiting for me to say this and then I get the joke and realize if Qxd4 Rd1 traps the queen.

Hughes, John - Garcia, Miguel

32...Rg8 33.Qf3 Bf6 34.Qh3? [34.Rfb1! Rxg2+ 35.Kf1 Bh4 36.Rxh7+ Kxh7 37.Qh5+ Kg7 38.e6+ Bf6 39.Bxf6+ Kxf6 40.Qf7#] 34...Rxg2+ 35.Kh1 Rh2+ 36.Qxh2 Qe4+ 0–1

1.Ke2 [White can't play 1.Kc3 because of 1...g4!]

Uddin,Brittanie - Lobo,Kunal

Britttanie played 30.Rg8+ which is good, but she has forced mate with [30.g4!] 30...Kh7 31.Rh8+ Kg6 32.Rag8+? big mistake, but she went on to win anyway [32.g4!] 32...Kf5 1–0


Anonymous said...

Congratulations - a truly impressive performance!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Now when are you going to do a report on the high school nationals?

Elizabeth Vicary said...

I did one at uschess.org. Not good enough?

Anonymous said...

Thats odd. I had an experience like that before though. I had Jared Fogle (Blue Devil Knight) come talk to me at a tournament. What a strange person.