4月26日第二届国际线上比赛回顾 SCA’s 2nd International Online Tournament Review 26th April

SCA’s online tournament beats records again!

SCA’s 2nd International Online Tournament that was held last Sunday the 26th of April and we have again broken the record for the number of participants! 125 students from around the world (China mainland, Azerbaijan, France, Philippines, Thailand, Poland and Hong Kong)  competed for the highest places.

The time control was 8 minutes + 2 seconds and participants played 6 rounds.

Results:

This week’s winners are:

1.    Marcus Li (HK-Caissa-Marcus ) Hong Kong

2.    Lucia Stoll (FRA-StollL) France

3.    Walid Oumer ( FRA-OumerW ) France

Congratulations!

Participants

Number of students from each team:

 A new team from Thailand has joined us! Here we present some photos of Thai team players taken during the tournament. 

Please send us your photos from when you participate in the tournament for us to include next time.

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SCA Chess Academy – 61 students.

·        Azerbaijan – 13 students

·        France – 13 students

·        Philippines – 4 students

·        Thailand- 18 students

·        Poland – 9 students

·        Hong Kong – 7 students

Games

We have selected some of the best moments from the tournament winners, which we hope will inspire you to play interesting chess games.

FarToastedPaint (Thailand) – Marcus Li (HK-Caissa-Marcus )

In this position black – Marcus Li – Winner of the tournament demonstrated the power of bishop pair in the open-type position. The f3-knight is pinned, and Black found an elegant way to take advantage of it. By playing 1…d4! Black unleashed the power the bishop on b7. 2.Neg1 Protecting the hanging knight. (2.Nf4!? could have been White’s last chance. Modest 2…Bxf4 is enough to win, however, the tempting 2…Bxf3? with idea 3.Rxf3? e5 would fail due to 3.Nxe6! Such a turn of events! All of a sudden, three Black pieces are under attack!) 2…Be3 Attacking the second knight. All White pieces are tied up. One of the knights will be gone shortly. 3.Nd2 Rxf1 4.Nxf1 Bxg1 -+ And Black is up a piece.

Lucia Stoll (FRA-StollL)   – LastNarrowRook (Thailand)

In this position white – Lucia Stoll – the winner of the second place in the tournament, demonstrated instructive attack on the king. By playing 1.g4! White sets the king-side pawns in motion. The pawn storm will destroy the Black king’s shelter while the White king stays in safety on the opposite side of the board. 1…Nb6 2.gxf5 opening the g-file against the Black king. 2…Bxf5 3.Bxf5 gxf5 4. Rg1 the rook takes control of the open file with the threat of Qg2. 4…Kh7 5.Qg2 creating a battery and threatening mate in one. 5…Rg8 6.Qg6+ Kh8 7.Ng5!! Bringing additional forces into attack! Now the mate is inevitable. 7…hxg5 8.Qh5+ Bh6 9.Qxh6# A book game!

Walid Oumer ( FRA-OumerW )   – Hipolit Hartlinski (POL-HipolitH )

In this position white – Walid Oumer – the winner of the third place in the tournament, found a great way to convert his material advantage into a full point. 1.Rxe4!! sacrificing an exchange (rook for a knight) and exposing the Black king. 1…dxe4 2. Rd1 bringing the last piece into attack. 2…Kc8 (2…Kc6 is no any better in light of 3.Qxe4+ and picking up the rook on a8 on the next move) 3.Qh8+ Kb7 4.Rb1+ chasing away the king from the a8-rook 4…Ka6 5.Qxa8 +- with an extra rook in the resulting position.