James, in the process of "converting" his second round endgame from lost to winning.
Matan goes over a game with Jack Wen (1040), who tied for first in the Under 1250 section.
Aleks Ostrovskiy went 4-0 and shared first with Hunter teammate Alec Getz.
Raphael Clifton and Kevin Marin
Jake Miller (who was accepted to Harvard next fall!) goes over his game with 318's Kenneth Martin.
on the subway going home
3. David is white here against Jonathan Williams. He played the clever 1. Be6 Bxe6 2. g4 but missed the saving 2...Bc4. How does white win brilliantly in the diagrammed position?
The website for Brooklyn Castle has launched!! I love the bios of Greg (Chess Heroes) and the main characters in the film (About).
1. 1. Qg5 threatens 2. QxBf5 and 2. Qxd8 Nxd8 3. Re8#
2. A great c3 Sicilian trap: 6. d5! Ne5 7. Nxe5 Bxd1 8. Bb5+ Qd7 9. Bxd7+ Kd8 10. Nxf7+ Kxd7 11. Kxd1 wins a piece and a rook. Black should play 6...Nb8, but that's very pleasant for white.
3. White has the amazing 1. g4 hxg4 2. hxg4 Qd7 3. Nf6+! Bxf6 4. Qxg6+ and 5. Qh7#!