22 May Amina Abdulla – Champion of the Week
The Chess KLUB weekly tournaments are a great opportunity for our students to exhibit their skills practically. Let’s take a look at the winners of the week and some of the most exceptional games that took place this week.
Chess KLUB Open Tournament
Sabarish played his best game against Viraj Charizard in the last round. The game began with the Caro-Kann Defense and continued to be almost equal till Sabarish became a pawn up in the middle game. The two then exchanged their Queens and Rooks and entered the end game.
Sabarish then gained another pawn as well and had double pawns on the ‘a’ file. Sabarish then created a passed pawn that then became a Queen and Sabarish checkmated Viraj’s king on the 57th move.
In third place, we had Aarav Patel with a score of 5.
Chess KLUB Beginner Tournament
On Sunday we had the Chess KLUB Beginner Tournament with Amina Abdulla at the top of the winner list with an incredible win rate of 67% followed by Vihaan Sri in second place with a perfect win rate of 100%.
Vihaan played an interesting game against Amina that began with the Italian Game Opening. Vihaan then became a pawn up in the middle game which was followed by Vihaan winning a minor piece as well. Vihaan then posed a serious attack upon Amina’s king with two of her Bishops.
The Queen then contributed to this attack and checkmated Amina’s King on the 13th move.
Chess KLUB Intermediate Tournament
In the Chess KLUB Intermediate Tournament, we had 26 participants with Aarav Patel as the winner here. Aarav had a fabulous win rate of 92% Aarav played his most engaging game against our runner up Jethin Bastin who had a win rate of 86%.
The game began with the Italian Game Opening and the two exchanged their Queens and minor pieces early into the game. The two then exchanged their Rooks as well and entered the end game which was between the kings and pawns. Aarav created a passed pawn that then converted into a Queen. Aarav checkmated Jethin with his Queen and King on the 61st move.
Our second runner up was Ayush Sarraf who had a win rate of 56%.
Chess KLUB Advanced Tournament
Sanjay had a wonderful win rate of 81% and Vishnu had a win rate of 64%. The game began with the Ruy Lopez Opening and Vishnu became a pawn up in the opening. Vishnu then gained a pawn and opened up Sanjay’s king in the middle game.
The two then exchanged their Queens and Sanjay posed a Bishop fork on Vishnu’s King and Rook. This gave Sanjay a huge advantage that caused Vishnu to resign.
In third place, at this event, we had Sanjey Ramachandran with a win rate of 54%.
Beginner Battle Arena
Vihaan played his most engaging game against Akshaay Navaneeth which began with the King Pawn game. Vihaan gained a pawn in the opening and brought his Queen out early into the game and threatened a checkmate that Akshaay missed. This allowed Vihaan to checkmate Akshaay’s king early into the game.
Intermediate Battle Arena
In our Intermediate Battle Arena, we had Sabarish Kailasam as our Champion with an excellent win rate of 70% followed by Havish Venkat with a win rate of 71% in the second position and Ishan Ghate in third place with a win rate of 60%.
Sabarish played an aggressive game against our runner up Havish Venkat. Havish began the game with the Sicilian Defense and Sabarish played the Alapin Variation. Sabarish became a pawn up in the middle game and the two then exchanged their Queens.
Sabarish then posed a pawn fork on Havish’s Knight and Rook that allowed Sabarish to become material up. The two then exchanged one of their Rooks as well and Havish blundered a Rook. All Havish was left with was his King and this led to a stalemate on the 58th move.
This week saw some wonderful games and a fantastic winner list. We hope to see the same every week.
Congratulations to all the winners.