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Williams Tops Strong TCC96 Field

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With an excellent score of 6.5-1.5, veteran player John W. Williams won clear first place over a large, strong field. Ever-improving Evan Zhao, rated only 1100, won the best under 1600 prize with a score of 4.5-3.5. The 8-round, 23-player, G/45 event ended on September 28, 2021.

Complete standings are here.

Eight games from the four top boards in rounds 7 and 8 are here.

L to R: Vadim Kudryavtsev, John Williams, Scott Roods, Marius Lucan


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Lucan Perfect Again

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With a perfect 10-0 score, Marius Lucan walloped the TCC 95 field and won first place by two full points. Ezekiel Vannoy won the best under 1600 prize with a fine score of 6-4. The 10-round G/45 event ended on August 31, 2021. Complete standings are here.


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Zhao 1st After Clutch Win

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With a score of 3.5-0.5, veteran jouster Dennis Zhao won first place in the Summer No. 4 Junior Joust. Zhao, who was trailing the leader by half a point after three rounds, won a critical last round 75-move thriller deliivering checkmate with only two seconds on the clock. Very exciting. The 4-round G/15 Swiss was held on August 28, 2021.

Complete standings are here. Games here. Pictures here.

Fifteen players are currently qualified for the Summer finals, list here. There is one more Junior Joust on Sept. 11 in the Summer season so it is not too late to qualify for the finals.


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Marple Perfect in JJ Summer 3

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Wynn Marple scored a perfect 4-0 to win clear first place in Junior Joust Summer No. 3. The 18-player 4-round Swiss was held on Saturday August 14, 2021.

Complete standings here.

Games here.

Pictures here.


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Lucan Strikes Again

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With a score of 7-1, an undefeated Marius Lucan won TCC 94 a full two points ahead of the field. Luis Andrade won the Best Under 1600 prize with a score of 5-3. This 8-round Swiss event had a record 22 players and ended July 27. Complete standings are here.

Marius annotated the following exciting game that featured a Queen sac.

If the above viewer does not work you can view the game here.


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Lucan Tops TCC93

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In perhaps the biggest Tuesday nighter ever, Marius Lucan came out on top once again with an undefeated score of 8.5-1.5. Luis Andrade won the best under 1600 prize with a 6-4 score. The 23-player, 10-round G/45 event had three Experts and one A-player. It finished on June 30, 2021. Complete standings are here.


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Kudryavtsev Crushes TCC92

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With a perfect 8-0 score, National Master Vadim Kudryavtsev clobbered the TCC92 field and won first place by 3 points. Pedro Valdericeda won the best under 1600 prize on 2.5-7.5. The 8-round G/45 event ended on May 25, 2021. Complete standings are here.


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Evan Zhao Triumphs

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With a score of 4-1 in regular play and 2-1 in playoff blitz games, Evan Zhao came out on top in the Spring Junior Joust Finals. It was a hard fought day with some great chess played. Dennis Zhao, also with 4-1 in regular play, came in second after losing in the third game of Blitz playoff games. Wynn Marple placed third after scoring 3-2 in regular play and 1-0 in a Blitz playoff game. The 9-player spring season finale was held on June 26, 2021.

Complete standings here.

Games here.

Pictures here.


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Monday Night Blitz No. 1

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Codte Ziegler won the first Monday night Blitz event with a perfect 6-0 score. The 6-round event attracted 14 players. Complete standings below.

No. Name ID Rating Post Perf Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Rnd4 Rnd5 Rnd6 Total
1 Ziegler, Codte 16772664 1008 1432 1786 W9 W6 W3 W2 W4 W10 6.0
2 Gay, Paschal 13957220 1700 1671 1469 W10 W7 W4 L1 L3 W11 4.0
3 Adams, Mark 12823205 1682 1658 1504 W5 W12 L1 W8 W2 L4 4.0
4 Walley, Joe 30101101 1609 1597 1452 W14 W8 L2 W10 L1 W3 4.0
5 Flores, Josue 30165722 Unr 1323 1282 L3 L10 W14 W6 W11 W8 4.0
6 Lin, Yunhan 17007682 1121 1101 1043 L12 L1 W9 L5 W14 W13 3.0
7 Duarte, Free 30122599 Unr 1068 1101 W13 L2 L10 W11 L8 W14 3.0
8 Zhang, Benny 17156784 Unr 1275 1275 W11 L4 W12 L3 W7 L5 3.0
9 Zhao, Dennis 16750382 Unr 992 996 L1 L11 L6 W14 W13 W12 3.0
10 Zhao, Evan 16750382 Unr 1353 1353 L2 W5 W7 L4 W12 L1 3.0
11 Williams, Dereck 13428836 949 967 1065 L8 W9 W13 L7 L5 L2 2.0
12 Duarte, Truth 30122607 Unr 1009 1049 W6 L3 L8 W13 L10 L9 2.0
13 Beck, Avery tbd Unr 723 724 L7 W14 L11 L12 L9 L6 1.0
14 Liu, Carrey 17308013 Unr 399 763 L4 L13 L5 L9 L6 L7 0.0

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