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RECAP DAY 4 CHAMPIONS SHOWDOWN: CHESS 9LX

While none of the matches truly went down to the wire, the players did an excellent job of entertaining the audience with exciting games.

RECAP DAY 3 CHAMPIONS SHOWDOWN: CHESS 9LX

Day three saw two matches become closer while the others saw the leaders continue their winning ways.

RECAP DAY 2 CHAMPIONS SHOWDOWN: CHESS 9LX

Day two had a starting position that looked more normal, but that didn’t stop the players from finding creative ways to play.

Recap Day 1 Champions Showdown: Chess 9LX

The first day of the 2019 Champions Showdown definitely didn’t lack for excitement.

Round 9 Recap - U.S. Junior, Girls' Junior & Senior Championship

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.

Round 8 Recap - U.S. Junior, Girls' Junior & Senior Championship

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.

Round 7 Recap - U.S. Junior, Girls' Junior & Senior Championship

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 6 Recap - U.S. Junior, Girls' Junior & Senior Championship

Round six was a mixed affair, as some of the leaders maintained their positions while others got knocked off.

Round 5 Recap - U.S. Junior, Girls' Junior & Senior Championship

All three sections had their share of interesting games, though the Juniors were definitely the most bloodthirsty

Round 4 Recap - U.S. Junior, Girls' Junior & Senior Championship

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.

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