Results in at Junior High Champs: Peng Wins Clear in K-8, Four Way Tie in K-9

Shunkai Peng

Shunkai Peng of Oregon took clear first in the K-8 Chess Championships held this weekend in Grapevine, Texas. He entered Championship Sunday with a perfect 5-0 score and drew his penultimate game against Raghav Venkat of Florida. Peng then defeated Shelev Oberoi in the final round to finish with 6.5/7, a half point ahead of the pack.

[pgn] [Event "2019 Junior High School K-9 National Cha"] [Site "Grapevine, Texas, United State"] [Date "2019.04.28"] [White "Peng, Shunkai"] [Black "Oberoi, Shelev"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D00"] [WhiteElo "2362"] [BlackElo "2201"] [PlyCount "153"] [EventDate "2019.??.??"] 1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 c5 3. e3 Nc6 4. c3 Nf6 5. Nd2 g6 6. h3 Qb6 7. Qb3 c4 8. Qxb6 axb6 9. a3 b5 10. Rc1 Be6 11. Ngf3 h6 12. Be2 Nd7 13. Bd1 f6 14. O-O Bf7 15. e4 dxe4 16. Nxe4 f5 17. Ned2 Bg7 18. Re1 Bd5 19. Bc2 Kf7 20. Re2 Bf6 21. Bg3 e6 22. Bd6 g5 23. Rd1 h5 24. Ne5+ Ncxe5 25. dxe5 Bg7 26. Nf1 Nb6 27. Bc7 Na4 28. Bxf5 Bc6 29. Bb1 Bf8 30. Bd6 Rd8 31. Ng3 Bxd6 32. exd6 Rd7 33. Be4 Bxe4 34. Nxe4 Kg6 35. Rb1 Rc8 36. b3 cxb3 37. Rxb3 Rc4 38. Rxb5 Nxc3 39. Nxc3 Rxc3 40. Rxe6+ Kf7 41. Re7+ Rxe7 42. dxe7 Kxe7 43. Rxg5 Rxa3 44. Rg7+ Kf6 45. Rxb7 Ra1+ 46. Kh2 h4 47. Rb2 Kg5 48. g3 Ra5 49. Re2 Rd5 50. Kg2 Rc5 51. Re4 hxg3 52. fxg3 Rc2+ 53. Kf3 Rc3+ 54. Re3 Rc5 55. h4+ Kh5 56. Kg2 Kg4 57. Re4+ Kh5 58. Kh3 Rd5 59. Rc4 Rb5 60. g4+ Kg6 61. Kg3 Rb3+ 62. Kf4 Rb6 63. h5+ Kh6 64. Kg3 Rb3+ 65. Kh4 Rb1 66. g5+ Kg7 67. Rc7+ Kg8 68. Kg4 Rg1+ 69. Kf5 Rf1+ 70. Kg6 Rf8 71. Kh6 Re8 72. Rc6 Rd8 73. Rf6 Re8 74. Kg6 Rd8 75. h6 Rd7 76. h7+ Rxh7 77. Rf8+ 1-0 [/pgn] The K-9 Championship saw a four-way tie between Jason Metpally, Aydin Turgut, Maximillian Lu and Daniel Hung, with the co-champs all finishing with 6/7.

Canyon Vista Middle School in Texas took top team honors in the K-8 Championships, while T.H. Rogers in Houston, Texas won the K-9 Championship. While you wait for the full story from the #JHSChessChamps, browse our quick links below for social media highlights and twitch replays, and find full standings on all sections here.  Junior High School Championship Quick Links: Standings and Results  Information Live Games  Twitch  #JHSChessChamps on Twitter US Chess Women Girls Club Room Twitter Takeover

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