Entries for the Spring Cup are now closed since we have over 70 players. Coming up we have:
October 15 – Last round of the Winter Cup
October 22 – No Club Night, Merv Morrison tournament during the day
October 29 – Round 1 of the Spring Cup
The ACC Winter Cup is two rated Swiss grades over 7 rounds.
Winter Cup 2018 Rd 6 PGN by Ewen Green with help from Paul, Alex and Simon
Nathan Goodhue vs John Duneas – Black was slightly better but white was able to contain him. The players swapped down to a drawn endgame. Draw.
Alex Nagorski vs Pail Macdonald – The PGN this week has two copies of this game, one annotated by Alex and one by Paul. I recommend checking out both of them. Alex was better out of the opening but made a mistake and allowed Paul an advantage. However the game swapped down to a draw (although not trivial) rook and pawn endgame. Draw
Alphaeus Ang vs Allen Fan – White was a little better from out of the opening, but after swapping off his good rook he seemed to decide to try and force a draw. Black avoided the draw and activated his pieces to push White into a corner. Black navigated some tricks by White and it was all over. 0-1
Roy Seabrook vs Akshay Sharma – Black blundered an exchange out of the opening. Pieces were swapped and white had few further problems. 1-0
Abraham Deng vs Jame Liu – The players agreed a draw on move 27 in an equal position. Draw
Simon Lyall vs Aaron Wang – Black tried a dubious opening line which allowed White a winning attack. A few annotations in the PGN. 1-0
William Undy vs Winston Weng – White lost an exchange and two pawns early in the game and decided to call it quits. 0-1
Sarah Yan vs Andrew Michael – Black got the better of some shape play and ended up with 2 passed pawns by move 26. But he made some mistakes and ended up with a drawn endgame, at least is was drawn until black lost his queen. 1-0
Caroline Yan vs Don Eade – Black mounted an aggressive attack which White accurately defended. A draw was agreed soon-after. Draw
Arkadi Polyakevich vs Stephen Peak – White left a hole in his position which Black exploited with a sacrifice and a few moves later White was two pawns down. But black lost a piece to leave a BB+2p vs B+4p endgame. White was able to win. 1-0
David Ansell vs Rodney Li – White lost a piece early on. 0-1
Lewis Jordan vs Virginia Milne – The advantage switch back and forth a few times. However Black tried an unsound piece sacrifice which lost when it failed. 1-0
John Duneas is still in the lead. He is half a point ahead of Allen Fan, Paul Macdonald, Alex Nagorski and Nathan Goodhue.
Upsets in Round 6:
John Pakenham beat John McClory
Winston Weng beat William Undy
Allen Fan beat Alphaeus Ang
Anya Thurner beat Priyanshu Pattanito grab 1st place by herself while many other players took byes due to the School Holidays.
Anya is half a point ahead of Boyuan Zhang and Jason Huang.
Upsets in round 6:
Jacob Chai beat Scott Jones
Imaginary Draws in Round 7