Championship Sunday Set as Metpally & Peng Lead

Photo R Anderson
Two players remain perfect in the Championship sections at the Junior High School Nationals in Grapevine, Texas. In the K-9, Jason Metpally of Texas has a perfect 5-0 after his victory in round five over blitz champ Aydin Turgut.
Jason Metpally, Photo R Anderson
[pgn]
[White "Metpally, Jason"]
[Black "Turgut, Aydin "]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "E04"]
[PlyCount "107"]
[EventDate "2018.??.??"]
[SourceVersionDate "2019.04.28"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 d5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Bg2 dxc4 6. Nc3 Rb8 7. O-O b5 8. a3
Be7 9. e4 O-O 10. Be3 a5 11. d5 b4 12. axb4 axb4 13. dxc6 bxc3 14. bxc3 Nxe4
15. Qc2 Qd3 16. Rfc1 Bf6 17. Bd4 Rd8 18. Ne5 Qxc2 19. Rxc2 Nc5 20. Nxc4 Bxd4
21. cxd4 Rxd4 22. Ne5 Na4 23. Rca2 Nb6 24. Ra7 f6 25. Nf3 Rb4 26. Rxc7 Nd5 27.
Rca7 Rc4 28. Re1 Rxc6 29. Nd4 Rd6 30. Bxd5 Rxd5 31. Nc6 Rb7 32. Ra8 Rc7 33.
Rxc8+ Rxc8 34. Ne7+ Kf7 35. Nxc8 e5 36. Nb6 Rd6 37. Nc4 Rd4 38. Ne3 Kg6 39. Rd1
Ra4 40. g4 h5 41. h3 hxg4 42. hxg4 Kg5 43. Kg2 g6 44. Rd8 Rb4 45. Rd5 Ra4 46.
Rd6 Rf4 47. Re6 Ra4 48. f3 Rd4 49. Kg3 Rd3 50. Ng2 Rd4 51. Re8 Rd3 52. Nh4 f5
53. Re6 f4+ 54. Kh3 1-0

[/pgn]
Draws on top boards allowed Shunkai Peng of Oregon to claim the clear lead in the K-8 section, after he grinded a W in an opposite colored bishop endgame.
[pgn]

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2019.04.26"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Peng, Shunkai"]
[Black "Laden, Nicholas"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B90"]
[PlyCount "113"]
[SourceVersionDate "2019.04.28"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. h3 e5 7. Nde2 b5 8. Bg5
Nbd7 9. Nd5 Bb7 10. Nec3 Rc8 11. Bd3 h6 12. Bxf6 Nxf6 13. Nxf6+ Qxf6 14. O-O
Be7 15. a4 b4 16. Nd5 Bxd5 17. exd5 O-O 18. a5 Rc5 19. Qg4 Qh4 20. Qd7 Rd8 21.
Qb7 e4 22. g3 Qg5 23. Bxe4 Bf6 24. Qxb4 Rb5 25. Qc4 Bxb2 26. Rab1 Rc5 27. Qxa6
Be5 28. h4 Qg4 29. Rb4 f5 30. Qb6 Rdc8 31. Bg2 Qe2 32. a6 Bc3 33. Rf4 Be5 34.
Rxf5 Rxc2 35. Rf3 Ra8 36. a7 Rcc8 37. Re3 Qb2 38. Qxb2 Bxb2 39. Re7 Bd4 40. Bh3
Rd8 41. Be6+ Kh8 42. Rc1 Rxa7 43. Rxa7 Bxa7 44. Kg2 Bc5 45. Rb1 Rf8 46. f3 g6
47. h5 gxh5 48. Rh1 Ra8 49. Rxh5 Ra2+ 50. Kh3 Kg7 51. Kg4 Bd4 52. Rh1 Be5 53.
Rc1 Ra4+ 54. f4 Bd4 55. Rc7+ Kf6 56. Rf7+ Kg6 57. Rc7 1-0

[/pgn]
Shunkai Peng, Photo R .Anderson
Round five also saw the debut of the twitch stream, hosted by IM John Bartholomew and WGM Sabina Foisor. The two popular American chess players will also host the stream on the critical rounds six and seven on Sunday at twitch.tv/uschess.  https://twitter.com/USChess/status/1122292026744233984 Saturday also saw a flurry of activity in the Girls' Club Room, including a simul with WGM Katerina Nemcova, beginner's chess lesson for Moms, and a town hall. WIM Alexey Root, who has been making frequent appearances in the room, also held a book signing in the US Chess Federation Sales Bookstore. Girls Club Room manager Leila D'Aquin took over the US Chess Women twitter feed and picked out some highlights from the day. https://twitter.com/USChessWomen/status/1122343222670499840 https://twitter.com/USChess/status/1122238067425853445 https://twitter.com/USChessWomen/status/1122172079237943297 https://twitter.com/USChessWomen/status/1122142723841110016 Junior High School Championship Quick Links: Standings and Results  Information Live Games  Twitch  #JHSChessChamps on Twitter Girls Club Room Schedule 

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