These photos show two of our team's rising stars: Angela Chen(1st Grade) and Elias Mendez (2nd Grade) Both won medals at yesterday's event. Here is a snappy, sacrificial game by 4th Grader Zheng Zhou. Zheng lures his opponent in a tricky Max Lange Attack, pulls the king toward the center, and hunts him until checkmate!
Sunday, February 1, 2015
The Sunset Knights won 1st Place Team in the Open Section at the CIS tournament at PS 390x in the South Bronx. Congratulations our individual 1st Place winners to Jomin Zhang (Open), Giovanni Cortez (Novice). Devyn Jimenez (JH Novice), and Eddy Mendez (NRB).
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Amazingly, the Sunset Knights won in EVERY rated section this Saturday at PS 150 Queens. We won 1st Place Rookie Section, 1st Place Novice Section, 2nd Place Reserve Section, and, for the first time ever, 1st PLACE OPEN SECTION! Special congratulations to trophy winners Tia Zheng and Jalen Corley who's perfect scores led the Rookie team. Also notable was Jeremy Zheng's upset in the Open Section by beating two players rated over 1700. Here is Kevin Li's tasty win against Harlem Success Academy.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Many big wins at this weekend's tournament at IS 390 in the Bronx! Luis Hernandez, a smaller version of 5th grader Miguel Hernandez, won all of his games and tied for 1st place in the NRB section. Joshua Valle (Rookie) and Kevin Li (Novice) both won 1st Place on their section. Joey Zhang trailed Joshua winning 2nd Place Rookie section.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Our team won First Place Reserve section this Saturday at PS 150q in Long Island City. Three of our players finished with perfect 4-0 scores. Jeremy Zhang tied for First Place in the Reserve Section, David Zhang won First Place (for the second time in a row) in the Novice Section, and 2nd grader Elias Mendez tied for 1st Place in the NRB section. Our NRB (Non-Rated Beginners) won First Place as a team demonstrating that all the hard work of our newest and youngest members is beginning to pay off. Last but not least, our Rookie and Novice teams both won Second Place. Here Miguel Hernandez demonstrates a perfect "Fried Liver Attack". This attacking strategy comes quick and is over before you can finish your bag of skittles!
Monday, October 20, 2014
Six of our Knights played at the 2nd Annual Emanu-El tournament hosted at Temple Emanu-El off Central Park East. This tournament was only open to players rated over 1100 and featured a slower version of the normal weekend tournament game. Our kids played hard in the relaxed and quiet playing hall and enjoyed the free lunch and plentiful snacks generously provided by the temple's community. Congrats to medal winners Jeremy Zhang and Jomin Zhang.
Monday, October 13, 2014
The Sunset Knights tied for 1st Place with 160k (novice section) at today's tournament in Chelsea. We also won second place in the Reserve section missing a first place tie with IS 318 by just a half-point. There were many exciting, last round games between our current players and alumni Knights! A special congratulations to David Zhang who was awarded 1st Place as an individual in the Novice section with a perfect 4-0 score.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
The Sunset Knights played in the 14th Annual Central Park Rapid Open. Organized by Chess-in-the-Schools, this fun, outdoor chess tournament is open to both children and adults. Our team enjoyed playing soccer in between rounds.