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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 […]

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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.  […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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NACCL Week 2 – Leaders Emerge

In week two of the North American Corporate Chess League, a few leaders broke apart from the pack in both the team and individual standings.  As discussed in last week’s blog, the NACCL’s first season numbers are shattering records – there is now a total of 434 players registered (from 43 teams), over 360 of […]

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NACCL Week 1 – Breaking the Records!

The North American Corporate Chess League, a brainchild of the Charlotte Chess Center in cooperation with lichess and Chessstream, is not the first recreational corporate chess competition nor is it one with commercial interests.  So, when registration totaled 43 teams and over 425 players, all expectations were out the door.  On Thursday night, the nervous […]