Sunday, October 28, 2012

National G/30 and G/60 Championships

It was a great weekend for chess!  Bay Area Chess hosted the National G/30 and G/60 Championships in Pleasanton over this last weekend.  It was a great turnout with two Grandmasters and numerous International Masters playing in the event.  It was a four way tie for first place in the G/30 Championship between GM Walter Browne, GM Enrico Sevillano, IM Cyrus Lakdawala and NM John Cline.  The G/60 Championship was won outright by GM Enrico Sevillano.

Personally, both events went decently for me (translation: I picked up rating points from both events but no money).  Below are two games of mine from the event.  The first is a long win over a 2318 rated National Master in the G/30 and the second is my last round win in the G/60 that includes a queen sacrifice for mate.  I did have the pleasure of playing against GM Walter Browne in the G/30 (I lost the game).  I will be making a video for that game and put it in a different post. Here are the games:

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