Submitted by rbuffington on Thu, 09/05/2019 - 5:54pm
While none of the matches truly went down to the wire, the players did an excellent job of entertaining the audience with exciting games.
Submitted by rbuffington on Wed, 09/04/2019 - 6:17pm
Day three saw two matches become closer while the others saw the leaders continue their winning ways.
Submitted by rbuffington on Tue, 09/03/2019 - 5:31pm
Day two had a starting position that looked more normal, but that didn’t stop the players from finding creative ways to play.
Submitted by rbuffington on Mon, 09/02/2019 - 5:35pm
The first day of the 2019 Champions Showdown definitely didn’t lack for excitement.
The final round was a nailbiter, as all the champions had plenty of tense moments. Awonder Liang was on the ropes in his classical game, but managed to draw after a blunder by Andrew Tang, then had to win a tense playoff against Nicolas Checa.
Today’s round was easily the most wild, as many games in all sections had numerous won positions turned into drawn or even lost ones. A few even turned two or three times! Awonder Liang beat Jennifer Yu with the black pieces, but it was anything but a straightforward affair.
This round was another exciting affair in all three sections. Awonder Liang made a move on the leaders by winning a nice game, but Nicolas Checa outplayed Joshua Sheng in a balanced ending to maintain a half point lead. Rochelle won her nicest game of the event against Thalia Cervantes, but Carissa Yip also managed to win, leaving her in the lead by half a point.
Round six was a mixed affair, as some of the leaders maintained their positions while others got knocked off.
All three sections had their share of interesting games, though the Juniors were definitely the most bloodthirsty
Today’s round had a lot of action in all sections. Nicolas Checa took the lead with a fine victory over Andrew Tang. Both Rochelle Wu and Carissa Yip won topsy-turvy games, and seem to be running away in the Girls’ tournament with 4/4 and 3.5/4 respectively.