Barry Walker of Columbia, Missouri, showed his staying power in a withdrawal plagued 2016 John Collins. Barry persevered, and his strong chess carried the day.
Rick Johnson won a well-contested 2017 Swift Quad.
17W24 Sanjit Krishnamurthy 5 ½-½
18W02 Patrick Gordon-Davis 6-0
17W13 Fletcher Penney 5-1
17W13 Edward Schweikert 5-1
17C07 John Obrien 5 ½-½
16C10 William Bragg 6-0
17Q04 Lance Schuttenhelm 6-0
17Q01 Allen Woollen 5 ½- ½
16Q08 Lawrence Gladding 5 ½-½
“Play your best chess by post.”
–British Correspondence Chess Association
Here is a trophy winning game from a 2017 Trophy Quad.
Fletcher Penney plays an unusual line against the Marshall Ruy Lopez and engineers a decisive attack.
In a battle between a 10-year-old and a 70-year-old, the smart money is on the ten.
Black just can’t handle two catastrophes on b7 featuring first the loss of a Pawn and then a piece.
The Latvian Gambit is designed to offer Black attacking chances along the f-file — as in this game by Barry Walker.
An interesting battle ensues right out of the opening.