NACCL News Season 9

Season 9, Week 4 – Symetra Maintains Lead above Jane Street, EY, PwC, Google


Week 4 of the North American Corporate Chess League’s Season 9 is in the books, with Symetra (41.5 points) maintaining a solid lead over Jane Street (36), Ernst & Young (35), Google (33.5), PricewaterhouseCoopers (32.5), and many other strong teams in the team standings.

Symetra’s lead is not insurmountable, but they are certainly the team to beat in the final 2 weeks.

Individual Standings

In the individual standings, IM Irakli Beradze of Symetra maintained his winning ways, blazing to a perfect 12/12 score.  GM Andrey Stukopin (11 points) is in second place, followed by GM Vladimir Belous (Symetra) and Saikat Nath (EY) at 10 points.  In fifth place by himself is NM Matias Shundi (Jane Street) with 9.5 points.

Game Analysis

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

League Puzzles


Play a nice tactic in the league? Send it to Grant Oen @go2006

Commentary and Lectures

FM Gauri Shankar commentated live, which you can replay here. Don’t miss GM Daniel Naroditsky’s Monday Chess Improvement lecture at 8:00pm Eastern!

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