Caissa Hong Kong Chess Club

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Ian consolidates top spot position

May 10th, 2014

On the 5th consecutive day of rain, thunderstorms and ligthing our 10 May club meeting started with discussing rooks – a thundering white rook that had penetrated onto the 7th rank versus the black rook miserably protecting its b-pawn from b8.

 

Discussing the Relative Value of Rooks

Discussing the Relative Value of Rooks

 

Warming up before Round 19

In the middle Suneh watches Ian warm up with Chor Wei up before Round 19

 

Maximilien with White against Joshua

Maximilien warming up with white against Joshua – on the second board we see creative play with the black queen from Alex M against Saga …

 

In round 19 Joshua did good business to walk into a stalemate against Ian and Jay scored an important win against Suneh. Seth managed to play out his advantage on the board against Roshan before his time was up and as such Seth climbed further up, meeting the player in top form, Ian, in round 20. Ian won this game.

 

Round 19 Results

Round 19 Results

 

Round 20 Results

Round 20 Results

 

Jay beat Kian and Joshua beat Maximilien in round 20 which resulted in Wo Hang, who was absent in the last 2 rounds, moving to 4th place. It is not clear who can stop Ian from becoming champion but the race is still full on for the 2nd and 3rd place.

 

Ranking after 17 Rounds

Ranking after 20 Rounds

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