There was no surprise in the top group of the now 10-group, 3-round Summer Cup. Four FMs came and won their games against non-FMs. Only FM Daniel Gong confessed that he’s forgotten how to play classical chess after such a long hiatus, and his game vs CM Alex Huang finished very late. All other groups also had tough matches, uncharacteristic for the first round of a Swiss, as the small rating groups placed people closer to their equals.
Special note: if you registered for the Summer Cup and forgot about it due to the four weeks of Covid lockdown, please let Tim Ha know if you’re still going to play, March 22 and 29. Thanks!
Vega: https://www.aucklandchess.nz/vega/2021/wwwACCSummerCup_0/ (links to groups 1-9 are in the main menu)
Tentative round 2 pairings are also online (subject to change depending on people’s presence on the day).
List of groups and player names: https://www.aucklandchess.nz/2021/summer-cup-10-groups-listed/