St. Louis Summer Tournaments
Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 10:22PM
Dennis Monokroussos

There are always events of varying levels going on at the St. Louis chess club, so I didn't pay as much attention to this as perhaps I should. The A group event is a six-player double round robin, featuring players rated between 2667 and 2717 - not bad at all. After the first cycle it's still rather close, with David Howell and Jeffery Xiong on +1, top seeds Sam Shankland and Gawain Jones on 50%, and Dariusz Swiercz and Le Quang Liem on -1. There hasn't been a lot of blood so far - just three decisive games in total - but it's not for want of trying. To games have reached move 100 or beyond, and three more have reached at least move 79.

(Hat tip to Larry L. and Marc Beishon, whose attention was captured by the interesting material imbalance in this game, from round 1.)

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