14300 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
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!
9/15/2014 - From All Angles
by InDetention a few minutes ago
by tigerprowl5 2 minutes ago
9/8/2014 - Mate in 3
by ellie100 8 minutes ago
8/14/2014 - Oliveira Vs. Menchik Montevideo 1939
by ellie100 9 minutes ago
9/10/2014 - GM Tiger Persson - GM Oleg Romanishin, Corus C, 20
by ellie100 10 minutes ago
11/25/2007 - Diagonal Problems
by isaiahngyz 15 minutes ago
Chess.com technical issues
by 27052003 17 minutes ago
What do you think of this one?
by Blockah 29 minutes ago
9/17/2014 - GM Abhijeet Gupta - IM Roeland Pruijssers, Corus C
by GavishChotani 30 minutes ago
Is there ANYONE who can challenge ZOD?
by I_am_Zod 30 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!