Tuesday, September 3, 2013

NY Knight Nico Checa is Youngest NY State Champion EVER!!

Nico Checa scored 4.5/6, losing only to GM Alex Stripunsky, to become the youngest player ever to win the NY State Chess Championship!

Two of his games:

(84) Nicolas De T Checa - Lonnie Kwartler
 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Bb7 5.Bg2 Be7 6.0–0 0–0 7.Nc3 d5 8.cxd5 exd5 9.Ne5 Nbd7 10.Qa4 Nb8 11.Rd1 c6 12.Bf4 Nh5 13.Bd2 Nf6 14.Rac1 Nfd7 15.Nd3 f5 16.b4 a6 17.Qb3 Kh8 18.a4 Nf6 19.Bf4 b5 20.Nc5 Bxc5 21.dxc5 Re8 22.f3 Qe7 23.e4 fxe4 24.fxe4 Nxe4 25.Nxe4 dxe4 26.Re1 Nd7 27.Rxe4 Qf8 28.Bd6 Qg8 29.Qxg8+ Kxg8 30.Rce1 Rxe4 31.Rxe4 bxa4 32.Re7 a3 33.Bf1 1–0

Nicolas De T Checa - Barry Davis (2200)

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.d5 exd5 5.cxd5 Bd6 6.Nc3 0–0 7.Bg5 Re8 8.e3 a6 9.a4 Bc7 10.Be2 Ba5 11.0–0 d6 12.Nd2 Re5 13.Bxf6 Qxf6 14.Nc4 Bxc3 15.bxc3 Rg5 16.f4 Rg6 17.Nb6 Bh3 18.Bf3 Ra7 19.Kh1 Nd7 20.a5 Nxb6 21.axb6 Ra8 22.gxh3 Qxc3 23.Qe1 Qb2 24.Rb1 Qf6 25.h4 Re8 26.h5 Rh6 27.Qf2 Qf5 28.Rg1 Rf6 29.Rbe1 h6 30.Qg3 g6 31.hxg6 Rxg6 32.Qh4 Kh7 33.e4 Rxg1+ 34.Rxg1 Rxe4 35.Qg3 1–0

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