Southern California (SCCF) State Championships Rounds 3 & 4
Arman Baradaran- Photo by Chris Roberts

Southern California (SCCF) State Championships Rounds 3 & 4

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31st Southern California Championship
July 11-14, 2019

SiteTemecula Chess Club27403 Ynez Road, Suite #213, Temecula CA 92591

Spectators: All spectators welcome

Round 3 Highlights

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Robert Shlyakhtenko (Above)

Brandon Xia (Above)

1.

Q1: Black has one move to keep the balance, can you find it? 37..._____________
2.

Q2: Can you find Black's saving move, as found by CM Brandon Xia? 40..._______________
Marius Lucan (Above)
Arman Baradaran (Above)
3.
Q3: Can you find Black's powerful & thematic move here? 15...______________

Standings After Round 3

No. Player USCF
Rtg
1
RS
2
GS
3
MC
4
ML
5
BX
6
AB
7
BS
8
ML
Total Place
1 Robert Shlyakhtenko 2381 X   1 1 ½        
2 Gabriel Sam 2345   X   ½   1   1  
3 Michael Casella 2329 0   X   ½   ½   1  
4 Ming Lu 2280 0 ½   X     1    
5 Brandon Xia 2268 ½   ½   X 0     1  
6 Arman Baradaran 2205   0     1 X   1 2  
7 Dr. Bryan Shapiro 2081     ½ 0     X 1  
8 Marius Lucan 2079   0       0 0 X 0  

Round 4 Highlights

4.

Q4: Can you find White's powerful move? 19. _________________
5. 
Q5: Can you find the move that helped Black come back and win the full point? 36...______________

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Standings After Round 4

No. Player USCF
Rtg
1
RS
2
GS
3
MC
4
ML
5
BX
6
AB
7
BS
8
ML
Total Place
1 Robert Shlyakhtenko 2381 X   1 1 ½ 1      
2 Gabriel Sam 2345   X 1 ½   1   1  
3 Michael Casella 2329 0 0 X   ½   ½   1  
4 Ming Lu 2280 0 ½   X     1 1  
5 Brandon Xia 2268 ½   ½   X 0 1   2  
6 Arman Baradaran 2205 0 0     1 X   1 2  
7 Dr. Bryan Shapiro 2081     ½ 0 0   X 1  
8 Marius Lucan 2079   0   0   0 0 X 0