NACCL News Season 9

Season 9, Week 5 – Symetra, Jane Street, Google vie for NACCL Title


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 48.5 team points, Symetra leads ahead of second place – Jane Street with 43 points.  In third place are previous champions Google (42 points), while PricewaterhouseCoopers (41.5) and Ernst & Young (40) round out the top 5.

Symetra will vie for its second consecutive title, while PwC and Jane Street can all become brand NACCL champions.  Other previous NACCL champions include Google, Deloitte, Capital One, and the Susquehanna International Group.

Check out the full team standings here.  The top four scores for each company make up the team score.

Individual Standings

At the sole lead of the individual standings is IM Irakli Beradze of Symetra with 14.5 points out of 15, just taking one bye on Thursday night but emerging victorious from his other games.In second place is GM Andrey Stukopin (Symetra) with 12.5 points, while GM Andrey Baryshpolets (PwC) and FM David Peng (Jane Street) are in third place with 11.5 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

Commentary and Lectures

FM Gauri Shankar commentated live, which you can replay here. Don’t miss our final weekly improvement seminar with GM Ashwin Jayaram’s Monday at 8:00pm Eastern!

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