Showdown #8

Congratulations to Emilio, Jhonah and Aaron for taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in our recent Showdown #8 Tournament. The tournament was a 10 round swiss G/30.

Pair | Player Name                     |Total|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round|Round| 
 Num  | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post)       | Pts |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  | 10  | 
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    1 | EMILIO LOPEZ                    |8.0  |W  10|W   6|W   4|W  12|W   2|L   5|L   3|W   8|W   7|W  11|
   CA | 15187057 / R:  462P18-> 647     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  465P18-> 649     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    2 | JHONAH MYKIELA BERNARDINO       |7.5  |W  11|L  10|D   8|W   5|L   1|W  12|W   6|W   3|W   4|W   7|
   CA | 15604335 / R:  482P9 -> 607P19  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  484P9 -> 610P19  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    3 | AARON OMAR ANGUIANO             |6.0  |W  12|U    |L   6|W   8|W  10|W   7|W   1|L   2|W   5|L   4|
   CA | 15382187 / R:  578P9 -> 584P18  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  580P9 -> 586P18  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    4 | ALEX ANDREW JIMENEZ MARTINEZ    |5.5  |W  14|W   8|L   1|U    |W  12|W   6|D   5|L   7|L   2|W   3|
   CA | 15224061 / R:  679P21-> 619     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  676P21-> 618     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    5 | PABLO ABRAHAM GONZALEZ GOLDBAUM |5.5  |W  15|U    |W  10|L   2|W   6|W   1|D   4|W  12|L   3|L   9|
   CA | 15513462 / R:  396P3 -> 481P12  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  399P3 -> 484P12  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    6 | JOSE MANUEL SANTACRUZ           |5.0  |W  13|L   1|W   3|W   9|L   5|L   4|L   2|D  11|D   8|W  12|
   CA | 15591138 / R:  360P5 -> 404P15  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  364P5 -> 406P15  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    7 | KUIPPO OLANNIE LEON PALMER      |5.0  |L   8|L  12|W  14|W  11|W  13|L   3|W  10|W   4|L   1|L   2|
   CA | 15591117 / R:  431P5 -> 401P15  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  442P5 -> 406P15  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    8 | JAVIER EMMANUEL JAVIER EMMANUEL |5.0  |W   7|L   4|D   2|L   3|W   9|W  10|W  11|L   1|D   6|L  13|
   CA | 15223973 / R:  377P23-> 393     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  377P23-> 394     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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    9 | JR JAMES OLIVER CALDWELL        |4.0  |H    |L  11|U    |L   6|L   8|U    |H    |W  10|W  13|W   5|
   CA | 15223988 / R:  303P11-> 305P17  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  302P11-> 305P17  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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   10 | PATRICK LAMAR WHITE             |3.5  |L   1|W   2|L   5|W  13|L   3|L   8|L   7|L   9|W  12|H    |
   CA | 15591082 / R:  184P5 -> 253P14  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  189P5 -> 257P14  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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   11 | DAVID OROZCO                    |3.5  |L   2|W   9|L  12|L   7|H    |W  13|L   8|D   6|H    |L   1|
   CA | 15591102 / R: Unrated-> 245P8   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: Unrated-> 248P8   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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   12 | KENNETH MUNOZ                   |3.0  |L   3|W   7|W  11|L   1|L   4|L   2|W  13|L   5|L  10|L   6|
   CA | 15224040 / R:  436P24-> 348     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  440P24-> 351     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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   13 | ANGEL GUERRERO                  |2.0  |L   6|H    |D  15|L  10|L   7|L  11|L  12|L  14|L   9|W   8|
   CA | 15591076 / R: Unrated-> 107P9   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: Unrated-> 107P9   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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   14 | MARSHAWN SATCHELL               |1.5  |L   4|U    |L   7|U    |H    |U    |U    |W  13|U    |U    |
   CA | 15591097 / R:  108P5 -> 148P8   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  110P5 -> 150P8   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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   15 | DEONTE LAVEIL RUNNELLS          |1.0  |L   5|H    |D  13|U    |U    |U    |U    |U    |U    |U    |
   CA | 15591123 / R: Unrated-> 102P2   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: Unrated-> 102P2   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |
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Endgame Practice Part 2

We are continuing our practice of providing a rationale for our moves in the endgame. The key focus is to write a logical explanation for the first move made which will lead to forced moves by our opponent.

The activity is 3 parts:

1. Solving puzzles by thinking and writing

2. Using the pieces to play out the moves to check our thinking

3. Using the computer as feedback

Click Here for the lesson

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Incorporating Writing into “Pandolfini’s Puzzles”

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Part of learning chess, especially the endgame, is providing a thought process to making moves. Often times younger players move without putting much thought into it. This week, we are incorporating the writing process to our learning by providing a rationale for the moves in the endgame.

In the assignment below (see link), students practice endgame puzzles, but must provide a rationale for their first move. Students learn that by thinking out a logical and correct first move will provide a progression of successful moves. By writing down our rationale, we gain a deeper understanding of the endgame.

Click Here for the lesson

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3rd Annual KLA Spring Open

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe KLA Chess Club will hold its 3rd Annual Spring Open chess tournament on Saturday, June 6th in the KLA auditorium. The tournament will host several divisions for players from beginner to experienced. Players must be members of the USCF, but free *club level memberships will be given to all those who participate.

*Club level memberships allow players to play in scholastic K-12 JTP events hosted by scholastic chess clubs. Players wishing to play in tournaments outside of K-12 JTP events must purchase a membership from the USCF.

Three Sections:  5 rounds, Game/30; D5

 

Open:  Above 1000 (conditional play-ups considered).

   Intermediate:  U1000

   Novice: Under U500/Unrated

 

*Trophies/Medals for top finishers and all participants

 

Check-In:  8:30-9am

 

Approx Round Times:  9:15am, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:15pm & 2:30pm

 

Games:  Are USCF rated (both quick and regular ratings will be affected)

 

Cost:  $5

For registration, please view our flyer here.

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