Thursday, September 1, 2011

Justus Williams!

Justus Williams is an enormous champion of chess.  He recently tied for first (5.5/6) at the Barber Tournament of Junior High State Champions (to qualify he actually won the NY State High School Championship, but is officially too young to play in the Denker, so he had to "settle" for the Barber).

He then spent a couple weeks in South Africa to teaching chess with David MacEnulty and Jonathan Corbblah (photo stolen from DMac's facebook).

Finally, he beats NM Adithya Balasubramanian (2292) in the first match of the US Chess League pretty easily, playing 1. e4 for one of his first times. I'm impressed that he's unafraid to play complicated new openings, and I'm so excited he will play 1. e4 some of the time -- I think it will suit his crazygeniuskiller(material??sowhat?) style beautifully.

Williams-NY (2239) - AdithyaB-BAL (2292)

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nbd7 4.g3 e5 5.Nge2 Be7 6.Bg2 c6 7.a4 b6 8.0-0 0-0 9.h3 a6 10.Be3 Bb7 11.g4 b5 12.Ng3 exd4 13.Qxd4 c5 14.Qd2 b4 15.Nce2 Ne5 16.b3 d5 17.f4 Ng6 18.e5 Nh4 19.exf6 Bxf6 20.Bxc5 Nxg2 21.Nd4 Ne3 22.Qxe3 Re8 23.Qd2 Rc8 24.Qxb4 h5 25.Bb6 Bxd4+ 26.Qxd4 Qh4 27.Nf5 Qf6 28.Qxf6 gxf6 29.Nd6 Black resigns 1-0


Matan said...

Whenever I see one of Justus' games I can't believe he's still in middle school.

Anonymous said...

I agree. He is very good.