IM Christopher Yoo Wins 2020 Cadet

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Christopher Yoo (courtesy SLCC)
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Christopher Yoo at the 2019 Fall Classic (photo courtesy SLCC)

IM Christopher Yoo decisively won the 2020 U.S. Cadet Championship this weekend, scoring 6/7 to best second-place finishers FM Christopher Shen and IM Justin Wang by an impressive 1.5 points.

 

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2020 Cadet Crosstable

 

Yoo's penultimate round win over Wang showed his great determination and excellent technique.

[pgn][Event "2020 US Cadet Ch"] [Site "Chess.com"] [Date "2020.09.27"] [Round "6"] [White "Yoo, Christopher"] [Black "Wang, Justin"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C84"] [WhiteElo "2540"] [BlackElo "2540"] [Annotator "Hartmann,John"] [SetUp "1"] [FEN "8/7p/1r3p1k/5Q2/8/8/1q3PP1/5RK1 w - - 0 36"] [PlyCount "103"] [EventDate "2020.09.25"] [EventType "tourn"] {[#]} 36. Qh3+ Kg6 37. Qg4+ Kh6 38. Re1 Rb5 39. Qf4+ Kg6 40. Qe4+ Kh6 41. Qh4+ Kg6 42. Qg3+ Kh6 43. Qe3+ Kg6 44. Qd3+ Kh6 45. Qe3+ Kg6 46. Rd1 Qb3 47. Qe4+ Kh6 48. Rc1 Qb2 49. Qe3+ Kg6 50. Rd1 Qb3 51. Qe4+ Kh6 52. Qf4+ Kg6 53. Re1 Qb4 54. Qg3+ Kh6 55. Qe3+ Kg6 56. Qd3+ Kh6 57. Qh3+ Kg6 58. Qg3+ Kh6 59. Qe3+ Kg6 60. g3 Rb7 61. Qe8+ Kg7 62. Re4 Qb1+ 63. Kg2 Qd1 64. Qe6 h5 65. Rf4 Rf7 66. Qf5 Qe2 67. Re4 Qd1 68. Rh4 Rc7 69. Rxh5 Qc2 70. Qg4+ Qg6 71. Qe2 Qc2 72. Qe3 Qg6 73. Rh4 Kf7 74. Qb3+ Kg7 75. Qe6 Qf7 76. Qf5 Kg8 77. Qg4+ Qg7 78. Qh5 Kf8 79. Rg4 Qh7 80. Qd5 Rd7 81. Qa8+ Kf7 82. Qa2+ Kf8 83. Rh4 Qg8 84. Qa3+ Kf7 85. Qb3+ Kf8 86. Qb4+ Kf7 87. Qc4+ 1-0 [/pgn]

Chess Life Online will have more coverage of this event later in the week, including a video interview with the winner.

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