After five weeks of the North American Corporate Chess League’s eighth season, Symetra maintains a sturdy lead in an otherwise competitive league leaderboard.
With 46.5 team points, Symetra leads ahead of second place – Google – A with 42.5 points. In 3rd-6th place with 40+ points are: Deloitte (40.5), PricewaterhouseCoopers (40.5), Capital One – A (40), and Jane Street (40).
Symetra, PwC, and Jane Street can all become brand NACCL champions, while Google, Deloitte, Capital One, and the Susquehanna International Group have all tasted victory in previous seasons.
Check out the full team standings here. The top four scores for each company make up the team score.
At the sole lead of the individual standings is GM Andrey Stukopin of Symetra with 12.5 points out of 15. He suffered his first loss of the league against GM Andrew Tang of SIG in an interesting game that is annotated below. In second place is GM Vladimir Belous of Symetra, followed by GM Andrey Baryshpolets (PwC), FM David Peng (Jane Street), and Thanga Manickam (Google – A).
With many team and individual prizes and such tight competition, there is everything to play for in the final week!
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 our last Monday lecture with IM John Bartholomew, October 23, 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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