World Open, Game 1

[Event “World Open U 1800”]
[Site “Richmond”]
[Date “2019.07.05”]
[Round “1”]
[White “Mike C”]
[Black “Chloe Gaw”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “D00”]
[WhiteElo “1741”]
[BlackElo “1577”]
[Annotator “Scholarship,Chess”]
[PlyCount “85”]

{This is round 1 of the 2019 World Open. I’ve been working on a variation of
the London. My opponent did not expect to get into it so early. As a result
this 9 yr old goes down 2 pawn from an opening trap and never gets back in the
game. Score 1-0-0} 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5 3. Bf4 c5 4. e3 Nc6  world open 1-1

5. Nb5 {Can’t even give this any puncuation!} e5 6. Bxe5 Nxe5 7. dxe5 Ne4  {
This type of misguided ambition is going to cost her another pawn!} (7… Ng4
8. Nf3 a6 9. Nc3 d4 10. exd4 cxd4 11. Qxd4 Qxd4 12. Nxd4 Nxe5 13. O-O-O
Bc5 14. f4 Ng4 15. Bc4  {White will escape the fork by playing h1-e1 check.}
) 8. Qxd5 Qxd5 9. Nc7+ Kd8 10. Nxd5 Be6 11. Nf4 Bd7 12. Bc4 Ng5 13. Rd1 Ke8 14.
h4 Ne6 15. Ngh3

world open 1-2

h6 {My advantage was mainly static. By that I mean the material alone was the only advantage I had. This allows black to fall behind in development. You must develop when you are down or that’s strike 2!} (15… Be7 16. Nxe6 Bxe6 17. Bxe6 fxe6 18. Nf4 Kf7 19. Rd7 b5  { White is still winning but that tempo was worth a whole pawn.}) 16. Nxe6 Bxe6 17. Bxe6 fxe6 18. Nf4 Kf7 (18… Rc8 19. Nxe6 Rc6 20. Nf4 Rb6 21. b3 Ra6 22. a4
c4 23. Ke2 Be7 24. Nd5 Kf7 25. f4 ) 19. Rd7+ Be7

world open 1-3

20.Rxb7 (20. Rh3  {Development is an all game thing and must be done even when you have the advantage. The game would have been over faster with this move.}) 20… Rhb821. Rxb8 Rxb8 22. b3 c4 world open 1-4 23. Ne2  {This allows black a glimmer of hope. h4-h5! was a lot faster and stronger. What’s key is to see b8-b5 coming and not lose the pawn!} Rb5 24. f4 Ra5 25. a4 cxb3 26. cxb3 Rd5 27. Kf2 Rd2

world open 1-5 28. Rc1  (28. Kf3 g6 29. Rc1 Bd8 30. Nd4 Bb6 31. Nb5 Rd3 32. Rc3 ) 28… Bxh4+ 29. Kf3 Rd7 30. Nd4 Bd8 31. Rc6 Re7 32. b4 Bb6 33. Nb5 
{picking off the a pawn will be the nail in the coffin!} Ke8 34. a5 Bd8 35. Ra6
Kf8 36. Rxa7 Rxa7 37. Nxa7 Ke8 38. Nb5 Kd7 39. a6 Kc6 40. Nd4+ Kb6 41. Nxe6 Be7
42. b5 g6 43. e4world open 1-6  {They played for another 18 moves but its over!} 1-0 1 down 7 to go!  Enjoy!

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6 yr old coach dominates in k-3 of the Hopewell Classic

anagha wins

RCI’s newest coach, 6 yr old Anagha Sinkar took 1st place in the puzzle solving round and finished with a perfect score of 4-0 to win the k-3 in this event.  Anagha will be attending our, “Secrets to Long Combinations” camp the 26th-28.  Anagha has had a great year maintaining a 55% win percentage through 14 events, knocking off a 1203 player in Spotsylvania, coming in 46th for girls under 7 in the US, and being appointed as the new coach for Lucille Brown Middle School!  Her next appearance will be at the Maggie Walker k-3 tournament in January! laiyla

Laiyla Joseph,(left) of Lucille brown ponders her move while earning a ribbon performance in her 1st tournament!  Laiyla’s maturity and will to win make her a strong potential coach as well.  Laiyla hopes to improve on her rating this Saturday at our monthly tournament.  Keep up the good work!

If you want to improve at chess, RCI has the coaching skills and resources to help you make progress fast!!!  We are a full time Tournament Chess, Professional Development, and Entrepreneurial Training Company.  We train individuals and groups of any age and skill level up 1700.  Rates vary depending on your goals, strength, maturity, and length of commitment.  Call us today and share what you want your chess future to be like in 2019.  I’m sure we can help or get you headed in the right direction! 804-426-6058.

Young folks do battle at the Boy and Girls Club of Greater Richmond

On Saturday July 29th children from the Boys and Girls club of Greater Richmond.  The 4 contestants were Christopher Collins, Anton Wilson, Iyana Scroggins, and London Rise.  The play format was a Quad.  This is an everyone plays everyone setting.

Here, 12 year old Head Coach for Boushall Middle School, Giovonnie Pearson watches the board as an assistant referee. G-Man as he is called is ensuring that the game is recorded and that if a piece is touched and the player wants to make a claim, there will be no disputes.

3x weighted pieces, vinyl board, and quiver are winners choice.

Books, clocks and hats were also for the taking for winners

What a selection!

After 2 rounds of grueling battle Alton has 1.5, Christopher has 1.5, Iyana has 1, and London has 0.  What’s always good recovery food after a couple games of tournament chess?  That’s right ……… Pizza

Papa John’s pizza is comfort food!

When the battle is done, Alton and Christopher are tied for 1st, Iyana get’s second and London takes 3rd!

Christopher and Alton tied for 1st and were both allowed to pick a 1st place prize

the whole happy gang

Get your kids involved with RCI!  We have it all.  World class instruction, free weekly workshops at our own office, work and community service opportunities for the kids, and tournaments to test and document their skill.  Hope to see you at our, “Fearless Tournament Openings” camp, August 14th – 18th right here at Create Space.  Your tournament player will definitely thank you.

 

14 year old coach gets title of National Master, 12 yr old accepts coaching position!!

File Photo. He’s taller and I’m smaller

Jason Morefield is now a National Master!  He took 1st place in the under 2200 section with an undefeated score of 6-0-2.  His performance rating for this event was 2435!  We are proud to have Jason on our staff and know he will keep up the amazing things he does!  Just imagine the future we could build if we could duplicate him over, and over, and over!?  I’m gonna keep trying, and he’s gonna keep helping me…. so who knows!!  A couple hundred Jasons running around… this world would surely be a better place!  Good luck at your other tournaments this summer.  2300 here he comes!  From now on, I’m going to have to keep getting him to autograph everything!

Najei Rodwell: RCI’s newest Coach

On Saturday June 10th Najei Rodwell accepted a position as coach for RCI.  Najei is 12 years old and attends Lucille Brown Middle School in Richmond.  Najei has been an enthusiastic part of our chess team all year.  He has competed in tournaments and helped Lucille Brown earn it’s 1st place team award at the Meadowdale Spring Classic that was held in May.  Now his efforts are going to pay off with a some cash, a bolstered high school application, college application, and resume.  Keep building, the sky’s the limit!