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Calchess State Grade Level Chess Championship: Justin Shen Creates A Beautiful Example of the Evans Gambit

December 9, 2010

Justin Shen is sixth grader who resides in Albany, California. Like many of my students he enjoys playing the white side of the Evans Gambit. On December 5, 2010, Justin Shen played a instructive example of this powerful opening at the Calchess State Grade Level Chess Championship.

[Event “Calchess State Grade Level Chess Championship”]
[Site “Stockton, California”]
[Date “2010.12.05”]
[Round “4”]
[White “Shen, Justin”]
[Black “Kassil, Alex”]
[Result “1-0”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 Bxb4 5. c3 Bc5 6. O-O Nf6 7. d4 exd4 8. cxd4 Bb4 9. Bd2 Bxd2 10. Qxd2 O-O 11. d5 Ne7 12. Qd3 c6 13. d6 Ng6 14. e5 Nh5 15. Qf5 Ngf4 16. g3 g6 17. Qc2 Ne6 18. Qd2 b5 19. Bb3 a5 20. Qh6 Nhg7 21. Bxe6 Nxe6 22. Nbd2 f6 23. Ne4 Rf7 24. exf6 Rxf6 25. Neg5 Nxg5 26. Nxg5 Rf8 27. Qxh7# 1-0

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Calchess Grade Level Championship: Chess Miniature From Round 5

December 7, 2010

Here is a fun miniature from round 5.
[Event “Calchess State Grade Level Championship”]
[Site “Stockton”]
[Date “2010.12.05”]
[Round “5”]
[White “Khalife, Florence”]
[Black “Young, Christian”]
[Result “0-1”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Bc5 4. d4 exd4 5. Ne2 Nf6 6. Bg5 h6 7. Bh4 g5 8. Bg3
Nxe4 9. Rc1 d3 10. cxd3 Bb4+ 11. Nd2 Nxg3 12. hxg3 Ne5 13. a3 Nxd3# *

Calchess State Grade Level Championship: Steven Li’s Lesson on Destroying The French

December 7, 2010

Below is Steven Li’s wonderful win from round 2 at
the 2010 Calchess State Grade Level Championship.

[Event “Calchess State Grade Level Championship”]
[Site “Stockton”]
[Date “2010.12.04”]
[Round “2”]
[White “Li, Steven”]
[Black “Yuan, Steven”]
[Result “1-0”]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Be3 Nf6 5. Nc3 Be7 6. g3 Be6 7. Bg2 O-O 8. Bg5 c6 9. Nge2 Nbd7 10. Qd2 Qb6 11. Rb1 Rac8 12. Na4 Qc7 13. c4 Rfe8 14. b3 Nb6
15. c5 Nbd7 16. Bf4 Qd8 17. b4 b5 18. Nac3 a6 19. a4 Nf8 20. a5 Ng6 21. O-O Qd7 22. Rbd1 Bh3 23. f3 Bxg2 24. Kxg2 h5 25. h4 Bd8 26. Rde1 Bc7 27. Bg5 Qf5 28. Nd1 Nh7 29. Ne3 Qe6 30. Nc2 Qf5 31. Ne3 Qd7 32. Nc2 Nhf8 33. Nf4 Qf5 34. Nxh5 Ne6 35. Ne3 Nef4+ 36. gxf4 Nxf4+ 37. Nxf4 Bxf4 38. Nxf5 Bxd2 39. Bxd2 Rxe1 40. Rxe1 Kf8 41. Nd6 Rd8 42. Kg3 f6 43. Kg4 g6 44. h5 gxh5+ 45. Kxh5 Rd7 46. Bh6+ Kg8 47. Re8+ Kh7 48. Nf5 Rf7 49. Bg7 Rxg7 50. Nxg7 Kxg7 51. Re7+ Kf8 52. Rc7 Ke8 53. Rxc6 Ke7 54. Rxa6 Kd7 55. Rb6 Kc7 56. a6 Kc8 57. a7 Kd8 58. a8=Q+ Ke7 59. Qa7+ Ke8 60. Rb8# *

Steven Li plays for Mission San Jose Elementary School and placed fourth in the grade five section.

Calchess State Grade Level Championship: Round 1

December 4, 2010

Early results from round 1 of the Calchess Grade Level Championship are arriving. Most of my students were paired with lower rated opponents and had an easy time of it. Below are two nice wins from my students:

[Event “Calchess State Grade Level Championship”]
[Site “Stockton”]
[Date “2010.12.04“]
[Round “1”]
[White “Matthew, Kate”]
[Black “Liu, Edward”]
[Result “0-1”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bd3 Bc5 4. O-O Nf6 5. Nc3 d5 6. exd5 Nxd5 7. Nxd5 Qxd5
8. Bb5 Bd7 9. Bxc6 Bxc6 10. Ng5 Qxg2# 0-1

[Event “Calchess State Grade Level Championship”]
[Site “Stockton”]
[Date “2010.12.04“]
[Round “1”]
[White “Fargher, Arthur”]
[Black “Arun, Ojas”]
[Result “0-1”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d5 3. g3 dxe4 4. Nxe5 Bc5 5. Nc3 Qd4 6. Qe2 Qxe5 7. Bg2 Nf6 8.
Nxe4 Nxe4 9. Bxe4 Nd7 10. d3 O-O 11. Bf4 Qxb2 12. Qd1 Qd4 13. Be3 Bb4+ 14. Ke2 Qf6 15. Rb1 Nb6 16. Rxb4 Bg4+ 17. Bf3 Bxf3+ 18. Kd2 Bxd1 19.
Rxd1 Nd5 20. Rb3 Nxe3 21. fxe3 Qf2+ 22. Kc1 Qxe3+ 23. Rd2 Qd4 24.
c3 Qc5 25. d4 Qc4 26. Rxb7 Rfe8 27. Rd1 Rab8 28. Rxb8 Qxc3+ 29. Kb1 Rxb8# 0-1


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