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I recently played the 2013 K-12 Nationals in Lake Buena Vista, FL. There I broke the 2200 barrier and won 1st place. I played in the 7th grade section and before I played the K-12 blitz and tied for 3rd. Here are my games
After this round I was paired with one of my friends who I drew last year in this tournament when I was dead won.
Next round I also played someone who I played before last year and I won that game but it was extremely tough and I had to flag him.
The next game was my toughest game of the tournament.
Now there were LOTS of upsets in the section! There only two people with 4/4 and that was me and my next opponent. I played him at a tournament in the St. Louis Chess Club and won pretty quickly in a trap. Apparently to my dislike he didn't fall for it in this game.
So I'm now alone with 5/5 and 3 people with 4.5 and I play the highest rated of those 3. Right before the game they did the traditional awarding of the All-American Team coats and I got one for age 10. Last year they were blue and this year they were red.
Last round.. 6/6. Even draw gurantees 1st but that's not all I'm after. It's been my goal to get 2200 before 2014 so I played for the win and to prove one of my colleagues wrong that said 7-0 is impossible.
I was very happy becuase I broke 2200 and got 1st place.
Well, that's an achievement. My goal is to get over 2k, but it's not that simple as it seems. Congratulations for the win and the 7/7. It's quite rare, but it happens.
Good job, now it's my turn
We'll see. anyway good luck COLLEAGUE
Awesome work. Congrats.
Haha, so he was the one who said it was impossible to go 7/0?
Good job, congrats.
that was very good play, good for you!
A few years ago, GM Robert Hess won some nice games in the US Championship with the Exchange French. It's not bad, but it is perhaps less ambitious than other lines.
Good play! Congratulations.
Sahil, good luck on breaking 2200. As a colleague, I do not think you will be able to do it any time soon. Anyway, I will beat you in the sweet 16 this year so don't you worry ;P
Congratulations on your win and accomplishment, new NM! As for your last game, I'm not too surprised by your opponent's line v. the French. In a recent vote chess game for another team here, one of our members, an IM candidate (who is one norm short of his IM) recommended this line, a line often used by Botvinnik. We easily crushed our opponents, so it carries a lot more danger than may appear on the surface. Personally, I prefer the Tarrasch v. the French and have had extremely good success with it.
Really awesome games.
Good job! P.S You wouldn't win if I was there! >:)
Yea maybe. but remmeber supernationals i had the upper hand. btw i played on in the drawn endgame becuz i HAD TO WIN. man if i won that my life would've been different. and in the q endgame there was delfection tactic where you ouldve won my queen!
7-0! That was...Fischerlike! I haven't seen many people do that. I hereby declare you AWESOME, adypady02
Awesome dude...but don't win when I play... 😱
ok i just realized now how amazing that is. i got 6.5/7 in a tournament, but 7/7 is amazing!
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