Junebug Swiss results

Noah Kulick has won the recently completed Junebug Swiss (4 round, G/60) with a perfect score, and a rating increase to 1957! Fellow Vassar student, David Gonzalez, takes second place on tiebreaks (2.5/4), after drawing Dr. Fisher in the first round and losing in the last round to Noah. It was a fun game to watch, perhaps one of them will share it with us (hint, hint).

Trophies will be awarded before the first round of the July Jumbo Swiss (7/8 – 8/5).

One game deserving mention (if only because Ernie graciously shared this loss with us) is Michael Mendez’ victory against Ernie’s unconventional opening. After a tactical oversight allows Mendez to win the exchange, he does well to finish the job – trading pieces and ending up in a winning endgame.

White: Ernie Johnson
Black: Michael Mendez
Event: Junebug Swiss
Round: 4

1. b4 g6 2. Bb2 Nf6 3. e4 d6 4. Bc4 Bg7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. d3 e5 7. Nbd2 c6 8. Bb3
Na6 9. a3 Nc7 10. O-O Be6 11. c4 Nh5 12. Rc1 Nf4 13. Nb1 Qc8 14. c5 Bxb3 15.
Qxb3 Ne2+ 16. Kh1 Nxc1 17. Rxc1 dxc5 18. Rxc5 Ne6 19. Rc4 Nd4 20. Bxd4 exd4 21.
Nxd4 Qd7 22. Nf3 Rad8 23. d4 Qe6 24. e5 b5 25. Rc3 Qxb3 26. Rxb3 Rfe8 27. Nbd2
f6 28. Re3 Bh6 29. Re2 Bxd2 30. Rxd2 fxe5 31. Rc2 Rd6 32. h3 exd4 33. Rd2 d3
34. Kg1 Re2 35. Kf1 Rxd2 36. Nxd2 Kg7 37. f3 Kh6 38. Ke1 Rd8 39. Ne4 Kh5 40.
Kd2 g5 41. g3 Kg6 42. Nc5 Kf5 43. Nxd3 Ke6 44. Ke3 Kd5 45. f4 Re8+ 46. Kd2 gxf4
47. gxf4 Ke4 48. Kc3 h5 49. h4 Rg8 50. a4 Rg4 White resigns

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