Strikingly optimistic, intelligent, and self-reflective, chess expert Marcus Sutton attributes much of his personal success and his methodical nature to the influence of the game of chess and his work with Chess in the Schools…
100+ CIS students compete in the Junior High School Nationals in Atlanta, GA
Over 100 Chess in the Schools students competed in the 2018 JH Nationals in Atlanta, GA. Chess in the Schools also saw many of over regular tournament schools in attendance!
CIS congratulates the following CIS schools: 503K, 126K, 150Q, 226X, 279X, and 390X for participating in this year’s USCF JH Nationals! We also congratulate a regular attender of CIS tournaments: 318K on winning the K-9 Team Championship.
CIS Coach at 279X – Tristan Stovall shared an awesome game from 279X student: Brianna Parrales
Briana was playing Black in the follow position and found an amazing move to finish off the game!
White found themselves in trouble as the threat against the Queen along with the threat of back-rank checkmate were too much to overcome.
18. Rxe8 Qxe8 19. Od3 Qe1+ 20. Qf1…
The finish is a classic tactic!
20. … Bxf2! (The Queen is pinned and cannot capture, so the King must move away and there is checkmate on the next move!
Briana had a tournament to remember! She was even “tweeted” in a photo by the USCF with WIM Carolina Blanco!