Spring Quads

May 26th,

A wide range of players participated in our Spring Quads, ranging from the Grant Wang (approximately 1000) up to National Master Ian Harris. Even though Harris was by far the favorite, it would be no easy task to win the section as the super talented Jason Shi (already and expert at age 11) arrived at the last minute. In round one, Harris faced R.J. Arnold and soon sacrificed an exchange in order to get play. However, Arnold surprised Harris by defending very accurately and neutralizing his attack. Low on time, Arnold was not able to convert his advantage and let the game slip further allowing Harris to win the game at the last second. As fate would have it, Shi was nicked for a draw by Leo Bykhovsky in the second round and did not face Harris. In the final round, Harris defeated Bykhovsky to finish with 2.5/3 points. Shi rebounded with a nice win to tie for first!