Categories
Season 2

In a Nail-Biting Finish, Google Wins Season 2

The sixth and final week of the second season of North American Corporate Chess League featured lots of action, with many decisive games and a strong comeback attempt. Team Standings Google was a complete powerhouse this season, with a robust roster of players including four players who earned a strong 9 points out of 12 […]

Categories
Season 2

Week 5 – Can Anyone Stop the Runaway Train?

After five weeks of the North American Corporate Chess League’s second season, longtime frontrunners Google seem to have amassed a decisive lead with 32.5 points, though their lead is certainly not insurmountable. With only 2.5 points separating second and tenth place, there is a lot to play for in the final week.  Prizes are not […]

Categories
Season 2

Week 4 – Google Maintains Narrow Lead

After four weeks in the North American Corporate Chess League, the team and individual standings are packed at the top.  While Google leads the team standings with 27 points, Deloitte is just behind at 26 points.  Susquehanna International Group (24) and Jump Trading (23.5) round out the top 4, and there is pack of teams […]

Categories
Season 2

Week 3 – Google Pulls Ahead

It’s half time in the North American Corporate Chess League!  A clear leader emerged after three weeks, with Google (21 points) just ahead of Deloitte (20) and Jump Trading (19.5).  With the top four individual scores on each of the 42 teams counting for a team’s score, expect lots of movement as we enter the […]

Categories
Season 2

Week 2 – Google and Jump Trading Emerge

In the second week of the North American Corporate Chess League’s season 2, Google and Jump Trading moved to the lead with 14 points out of a possible 16.  With 470 total players competing this season, the competition is really starting to heat up. “Checking in” for a week means that you be paired for […]

Categories
Season 2

Season 2 – Week 1

05/09/21 On Thursday night, Season 2 of the North American Corporate Chess League got underway.  The NACCL, which launched season 1 in January 2021, is a brainchild of the Charlotte Chess Center in cooperation with lichess and Chessstream. Registration for Season 2 matched the inaugural season’s number of teams (42), but with over 460 players, […]

Categories
Season 1

SIG WINS 1st Season!

The sixth and final week of the first season of North American Corporate Chess League delivered on its promise of action.   Almost every game at the top was decisive and there were many fluctuations in the Team Standings. Individual Standings The Individual Standings, however, were a one-man story.  GM Ashwin Jayaram (2571), completed his quest […]

Categories
Season 1

NACCL Week 5 – Photo Finish in the Making

Week 5 of the North American Corporate Chess League saw big changes at the top of the standings – longtime frontrunner Qualcomm, Inc. fell to fourth place while Deloitte and Wells Fargo surged to the lead. Although tied at 31.5 team points, Deloitte and Wells Fargo have earned their current first place positions much differently.  […]

Categories
Season 1

NACCL Week 4 – Qualcomm Leads

We finally have a clear leader in the North American Corporate Chess League individual standings!  GM Ashwin Jayaram (2571) of Wells Fargo defeated Lyft’s FM Kyron Griffith (2470) and Deloitte’s NM Samuel Song (2300) on Thursday evening to maintain the only remaining perfect score.  340 of the 437 NACCL players signed up to play in […]

Categories
Season 1

NACCL Week 3 – Too Close to Call!

The North American Corporate Chess League’s week 3 seemed destined to create some separation between the leaders.  However, the team and individual standings are forming quite a logjam.  330 of the 435 registered players check-in for Thursday’s rounds 5 and 6, which produced plenty of upsets and interesting games. Week 3 As discussed in last […]