|Last Minute Heroics By Arnold Earns The Coveted 2006 U.S. Cadet Chess Championship Title|
|By Alan Kantor|
|July 24, 2006|
The tournament went right down to the wire as two New Yorkers faced head-to-head to see who would earn the scholarship: Parker Bi Guang Zhao had 5 points, needing just a draw and Mark Tyler Arnold had 4-1/2 points in a must-win situation entering the final round.
Here is the key game from the tournament winner:
White: Parker Bi Guang Zhao (2203)
Black: Marc Tyler Arnold (2241)
Sicilian Defense (Bb5+ Variation)
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Bxd7+ Qxd7 5. O-O Nc6 6. c4 Nf6 7. Nc3 e6 8. d4 cxd4 9. Nxd4 Be7 10. b3 O-O 11. Be3 a6 12. f3 Rfd8 13. Rc1 Nxd4 14. Qxd4 b5 15. cxb5 axb5 16. Rfd1 Rab8 17. e5 dxe5 18. Qxe5 Qe8 19. Rxd8 Qxd8 20. Rd1 Qe8 21. a4 bxa4 22. bxa4 Bb4 23. Bd4 Rd8 24. Nb5 Rd5 25. Qe2 Qd7 26. Rc1 Rxd4 27. Nxd4 Qxd4+ 28. Qf2 Qd8 29. Qa7 g6 30. Rb1 Nd5 31. Qd4 Qa5 32. Rc1 Bc3 33. Qc4 Qb6+ 34. Kh1 Qe3 35. Rb1 Kg7 36. Qe4 Qd2 37. Qh4 Nf4 38. Qg3 Qd3 39. Re1 Bxe1 40. Qxe1 Qc2 0-1
The tournament was organized by
For all the game scores, see http://swchess.com/sce/tourney/USCadet06/games.htm.
The United States Chess Federation (USCF), founded in 1939, serves as the governing body for chess in the
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