A4c Variant Tournament

We enjoyed an excellent turnout this past Thursday for our first foray into A4c Chess, as we’re styling it (though the variant’s creator may yet object). As a reminder, this variant is best-of-three games against each opponent with ten total minutes on one’s clock, so time management across the two or three games in each match is critical. Indeed, we saw a number of matches in each round where time was used, how shall we say, less than optimally, which led to severe time crunches in the third game and to much clock slapping (sometimes in a vain attempt to stave off the inevitable loss on time)—it definitely made for interesting spectacle and was fun to watch. More information about the variant and the tournament details may be found here.

Twenty-eight people participated in three sections, which worked well for the three rounds we were able to squeeze in during the evening. Below are the results for each section and congratulations are due to winners Kunal (group one), David (group two) and Hayden and Austin (group three). Thank you to everyone who played in this event and the feedback was universally positive, even with the late start, so we’ll definitely play A4c Chess again soon.

Group One

#PlayerRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Total
1Kunal ModiB 8W 5B 3
2Pranav JindalW 7B 3W 6
3Gabriel SanchezB 4W 2W 1
4Karim SeadaW 3B 7B 5
5Wentao WuB 6B 1W 4
6Alaric SteinW 5B 8B 2
7Josen KalraB 2W 4W 8
8Renzo FrigatoW 1W 6B 7

Group Two

#PlayerRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Total
1David ZhaoW 6B 4B 2
2Paul TanenbaumW 8B 5W 1
3Pablo JadzinskyB 4W 6B 7
4Michael ByunW 3W 1B 5
5Samuel AgdamagB 7W 2W 4
6Amogh RaoB 1B 3W 8
7Charles MayvilleW 5B 8W 3
8Evan SobelB 2W 7B 6

Group Three

#PlayerRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Total
1Hayden BrongersmaW 10B 8B 3
2Austin ChenW 7B 4W 6
3Atul DhingraW 9B 5W 1
4Fadi ArodakiB 12W 2W 8
5Hugo PuW 11W 3B 7
6George PurtellB 8W 10B 2
7Kumaravel MohamkumarB 2W 12W 5
8Aditya DhamdhereW 6W 1B 4
9Will KesselmanB 3W 11—-
10Shlok ChowdhuryB 1B 6W 12
11Victor ChenB 5B 9bye
12Bud WollW 4B 7B 10

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