Saturday G/45 Quads


Twenty two players competed in today's quad tournament. The favorites in top quad were FM Leif Pressman and NM Arslan Otchiyev. With no surprises in the first two rounds, the two met in the final round having both won their first two games. Their final round game came down to the final seconds in a bishop of same color endgame that was eventually a draw. Pressman and Otchiyev shared first place with 2.5/3 each.

Youth triumphed over experience in the second quad with both Julian Wang and Aurelius Mlynar sharing first place with 2.5/3 each over CCFC regulars Eugene Ulyanov and Laurence Price.

It was a similar story in quad three with Luis-Jaime Casenas, Luis-Joshua Casenas and Ethan Cushman sharing first place with 2/3 each. The first outright winner of their quad was Katherine Hatcher. She scored an impressive victory in quad four, leading the next competitor by a full point! Finally, in an extremely competitive and unpredictable six player swiss, it was Max Ingargiola who emerged victorious with 2.5/3. Aaryan Chitnis and Zahin Bashar tied for second place with 2/3 each. Congratulations to all of today's winners!