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2013 L.A. All City Scholastic Chess Championship!

Hey everyone, I would like to share some games with you from a tournament that I played last Sunday. This was the scholastic championship for Los Angeles, and included about 170 players. I played in the K-12 Open section. My result was 3/5, which included draws against a 1600 and a 1700 and only one loss, against a 1780. I also beat two around 1100 rated players, raising my rating about 35 points overall.

The time control was G/30.

Here is the first round game, against a player that was unrated but about 1000 or 1100 strength.


Round 2: A draw against a 1600 player. I've drawn him once before, but never have beaten him. Some wierd positions arose from this game. 

 Round 3: Loss against a 1780. I messed up and dropped my knight early in the game.

 

Round 4: Win against a 1200. He tried to do Legal's Mate, but the position was wrong and I just won his queen! Laughing

 


Round 5: A draw with an almost 1700! This girl, Julia, is only 10, but she's really strong. Time pressure on her part came in handy for me near the end of the game.

 

I ended up placing 8th on tiebreaks, even though there were 8 people who had 3 points.

I hope you all enjoyed! In March I'm playing in two more tournaments, both of which are two days and much longer time controls. I'll be sure to post the games from those as well!

--Nick 

Comments


  • 8 months ago

    GABERTOOTHTIGER1

    HEY NICK, ITS GABRIEL SAM, OUR MOMS ARE FRIENDS THEY ALWAYS TALK AT TOURNAMENTS LIKE THE ONES AT AGOURA HILLS

  • 14 months ago

    trent_tommy

    In round 3 it's ok if u lost your knight for a pawn because u won a queen

  • 21 months ago

    Wizard_Chess97

    It was G/30.

  • 21 months ago

    evilchesslord

    cool I saw it

  • 21 months ago

    Wizard_Chess97

    If anyone wants to see the results for this tournament on USCF's website:

    http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201302203822.0

  • 21 months ago

    Wizard_Chess97

    Laughing

  • 21 months ago

    evilchesslord

    I heard about it Matt, coolCool I have been to WA and won a trophy in a pretty big tournament:) And Nick, yes that would be awesome.

  • 21 months ago

    Wizard_Chess97

    Matt, no, I didn't. I actually only started playing rated tournaments a little under a year ago, and I've haven't traveled that far for tournaments yet. (I haven't gone to Vegas, Anaheim, etc for the big tournaments yet, but I will!) evilchesslord, you live in Oregon, right? Maybe sometime we could both go to the Golden State Open or some tournament in Northern California, or maybe if you travel down here for the big ones like the American Open and the National Open. Smile

  • 21 months ago

    evilchesslord

    NIce job. Never been to Cal for a chess tournament, maybe I might someday...

    Tough opponents u played against, well done:)

  • 21 months ago

    Wizard_Chess97

    I'm actually Nicholas Andrew Garcia from CA. I think there is an unrated player from CA named Nicholas Garcia, but my middle name is on there. This is my page:

    http://www.uschess.org/component/option,com_wrapper/Itemid,181/

    This tourney isn't up there yet. Smile

  • 21 months ago

    Wizard_Chess97

    It was USCF dual rated, so both quick and regular rated.

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