Caissa Hong Kong Chess Club

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Caissa Club Competition takes off

September 9th, 2013

Discovery Bay Beginners

With well over 20 players showing up last Saturday, the Beginners group was too crowded for the venue. Of course that is good news (!) and we will be talking with BMSE to see if we can get a larger venue in the building.

Coach Andrew joined for the first time and supervised the group A players who played their first round:

  • Julian – Alex: 0-1
  • Joshua – Kevin: 1-0
  • Kian – Max: 0-1
  • Roshan – Wo Hang: 0-1

In group B, with lots of new players with whom the rules were reviewed, two games were played by the somewhat more experienced players:

  • Gauri – Aleesha: 1-0
  • Kaya – Harrison: 0.5-0.5

 

Ranking after Round 1

Ranking after Round 1

 

Discovery Bay Intermediate

The Intermediate group had started Thursday already. We see strong results from the “veterans” in this group whereas the newly promoted or newly joined players, Saga and James are still adjusting.

  • Sophie – Saga: 1-0
  • Raphael – Suneh: 1-0
  • Jay – James: 1-0

 

Ranking after Round 1

Ranking after Round 1

 

Discovery Bay Advanced

The Advanced group is also divided in a Group A and B and in the B group we had two spectacular results.

Chor Wei with a queen, 2 rooks and an army of pawns up, let Maxwell walk into a stalemate position on the outskirts of the board and Bryant with queen and rook allowed Mei Jing’s lonely king in the middle of the board to run into stalemate …

  • Bryant – Mei Jing: 0.5-0.5
  • Maxwell – Chor Wei: 0.5-0.5

 

Amazing if not heroic stalemate: Maxwell needs a rest ...

Amazing if not heroic stalemate: Maxwell needs a rest …

 

Bryant wisely ignores Mei Jing's "relief" ...

Bryant wisely ignores Mei Jing’s “relief” …

 

In group A Richard with white played against Miguel Angel and benefited well from his early built up space advantage. Miguel Angel could not repair the damage that came from opening up the position for his counter attack deep in white’s territory. In the other game, Andrew with black defeated Koji.

  • Koji – Andrew: 0-1
  • Richard – Miguel Angel: 1-0

 

Ranking after Round 1

Ranking after Round 1

 

Kennedy Town

There was no meeting in Kennedy Town because all venues in the community center had been reserved for that day.

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