My chess student, 13-year-old Ziping Liu of Berkeley Heights, continued his streak of first place ties on Saturday, with a score of 3-0-1, in the NY October Under 1600 tournament at the Marshall Chess Club.
In September, Ziping tied for first place in the under 1600 section at the New Jersey Open and in quad three of the Viking Last Saturday Quads, both held at the Ramada Somerset.
Round Two: French Defense
Ziping Liu (USCF 1574) - Ken Cohen (USCF 1412), Marshall Chess Club 10/4/2008
1.e4 e6 2.d3 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.g3 g6 5.Bg2 Bg7 6.Ngf3 Ne7 7.O-O O-O 8.Re1 Nbc6 9.c3 b6 10.e5 Qc7 11.Qe2 Ba6
12.Nf1 h6 13.h4 Kh7 14.Bf4 Rad8 15.N1h2 Nc8 16.Ng4 Qe7 17.Qd2 h5 18.Nf6+ Bxf6 19.exf6 Qd7 20.Bh6 Rfe8 21.Bg7, Black resigns.