Thursday, March 22, 2012

Good Week for Vrithik

It was a good week for one of my chess students, seven-year-old Vrithik Umapathy [pictured], as he gained more than 100 rating points!

Vrithik went 4-0-0 on Saturday at Princeton Charter School in a scholastic tournament.

Then he won his quad in Westfield on Sunday with a score of 2-0-1.

Round One: Pirc Defense

David Zhurbinsky (USCF 1386) - Vrithik Umapathy (USCF 1289), Westfield NJ 3/18/2012

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bd3 O-O 6.O-O Bg4 7.h3 Bxf3 8.Qxf3 Nc6 9.Be3 e5

10.dxe5 Nxe5 11.Qe2 Nxd3 12.cxd3 Re8 13.Rac1 c6 14.b4 d5 15.f3 d4 16.Bg5 dxc3 17.e5 h6 18.Bf4 Qd4+ 19.Be3 Qxe5 20.Rfe1 Nd5 21.Bc5 Qxe2 22.Rxe2 Rxe2, White resigns.