CCL is primarily geared to playing over-the-board chess. So during the pandemic, we have had a relatively small footprint in the chess world. Now that OTB tournaments are starting to arrive again, we will make our presence felt again. Most of our students have been quietly but conscientiously working on improving their game. I am excited about CCL version 2, which should be coming to life over the next couple of months.
Dae San Kim is the first CCL Champion!!
Dae San scored a perfect 5-0 score to win the 1st CCL Championship. 14 players participated in this event which included 2 experts and 3 class A players. I have always been impressed with Dae San‘s ability, which this event further cemented in my mind. Dhruti Shah came in clear 2nd place with a 4-1. Dhruti has been playing very well the past 6 months. In this tournament, she played 1 expert and 3 class A players, with her lone loss being to Dae San.. Many players had 3-2 scores. Tournament results are at http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?202008223252-13758563.
Saturday August 22
1:45 PM – about 6:15 PM
5 round swiss g/25 d/3
USCF online quick rated
See last newsletter for more details
This match will be played August 15th. Almost half of the players are from CCL which includes 4 of the top 6 players.