Week 4 of the North American Corporate Chess League’s Season 8 is in the books, with Symetra (37.5 points) maintaining a solid lead over defending champions Capital One – A (35), Deloitte (34.5), Google – A (34), IBM (34), and many other teams in the team standings.The Symetra team is off to a great four weeks in the NACCL, led by Grandmasters Andrey Stukopin and Vladimir Belous, and International Masters Irakli Beradze and Yannick Kambrath. The top four scores are totaled to form the team score of 37.5 points, but with just a 2.5 point lead ahead of many strong teams, the lead is certainly not insurmountable.
In the individual standings, GMs Stukopin (11) and Belous (10) points share the top spots with Cristhian Ortiz (10) of Deloitte. They are followed by IM Ritvars Reimanis (Google – A) and Blaine Mitchelle (Deloitte) at 9.5 points, and a cadre of players at 9 points.
Replay your games, your teammates’ games, or any other NACCL games here.
IM Kyron Griffith (Lyft) annotates 4 games every week.
If you feel as though you played an interesting game, please feel free to send Kyron a link to the game via lichess. His account is @kyrongriffith
Puzzles from games played in the NACCL. These are great tactical warmups and you never know when your game will appear here!
If you had an interesting tactic in your game. Please feel free to send Grant Oen a link to the game via lichess. His account is @go2006
Commentary and Lectures
FM Gauri Shankar commentated live on week 4, which you can replay here.
Don’t miss Monday’s lecture with GM Daniel Naroditsky, October 16, 8:00-9:00pm.
Although we only require Zoom for the top 10 boards, there is robust fair play detection at all levels of the league. Do not risk your professional reputation by cheating in the NACCL.
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