It’s especially inspiring to witness great chess moves in scholastic tournaments. As a scholastic chess coach and tournament director, seeing young minds play brilliantly is really what it’s all about.
Today, while running a practice event for The Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic Chess Classic, Jay Stallings and I were treated to some spectacular chess. Really, Jay and I just wanted a chance to practice managing a tournament using Tornelo while also live-streaming before next weekend’s Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic Chess Classic. However, even with all the distractions of running and live-streaming a blitz tournament, Jay and I took some time to appreciate a nice, exclamation worthy chess move, played by Johannes Chow versus Dann Merriman from round 2. I present the position for your pleasure below. Black (Dann Merriman) has just threatened white’s rook with pawn to f5. What brilliant response did White (Johannes Chow) find?
There is sure to be plenty more exciting chess games played during The Eade Foundation’s Spring Scholastic Chess Classic on May 22. Register today to be a part of the action!
Also, if you want to watch our coverage of today’s practice blitz tournament, you can do so here: