Artist Results Commentary Game Snapshot
Erika Lincoln Duchamp Wins By move 6, Duchamp has taken control of the center of the board with an aggressive 3-pawn row. Lincoln plays it safe, a little too much so and doesn't capitalize on what could have been a strong king-side fianchetto counterattack. By move 8, with Duchamp's advance of the pawn to b4, Lincon's fate is sealed as there is no recovering from her weakened defensive position. Game Snapshot
John Dugan Duchamp Wins Dugan maintains a tight pawn formation with strong center deployment. However, Duchamp attacks mercilessly and by move 9 has forked Dugan's queen-rook. This forces him to lose a valuable piece without positional compensation. Game Snapshot
Glenn Rigby Duchamp Wins Duchamp counters Rigby's Queen's Gambit with the Slav decline. By move 11, Duchamp has put Rigby into a pickle and Rigby responds with measures too aggressive. Duchamp pounces and pushes Rigby into resignation by move 17. Game Snapshot
Michael Szpakowski Duchamp Wins Szpakowski exhbits a strong opening after Duchamp's customary. However, after attacking with his bishop Szpakowski soon finds himself with an open board, a vulnerable king and Duchamp's queen in a position to pick off loose pawns for Duchamp's material gain. Game Snapshot
Harold Schellinx Duchamp Wins Schellinx opens with Queen's pawn and by move 3, Duchamp returns with a queenside fianchetto. By move 8, Duchamp has a slight positional advantage. Schellinx's pawns are overadvanced and knights are isolated into an overly defensive stance. Anticipating loss, Schellinx mysteriously resigns. Game Snapshot
David Jhave Johnson Duchamp Wins Duchamp brings his queen out early and leaves himself vulnerable to attack. Jhave seizes the opportunity and by move 10 has a slight positional edge. However, Jhave attacks with his queen and rook instead of his lesser pieces. In move 13, Jhave blunders with Rd5. Duchamp returns with exd5. There is little doubt that white was overextended, but the position was a recoverable one. Game Snapshot
Jesse Scott Duchamp Wins Jesse Scott plays an irregular Blackmar-Diemer gambit and later a pawn trade at 9. dxc5 Bxc5, which leaves undeveloped pieces on one side of the board and over-extended pieces on the other. Duchamp exploits this weakness and by move 14 has material and positional advantage. Game Snapshot
Lovid Duchamp Wins Lovid opens with King's Pawn and Duchamp plays an irregular Caro-Kann defense. By move 8, Lovid has control of the board center, however, they let Duchamp's bishops form a deadly attack. Duchamp soon has positional advantage and grinds down on White's pawn at d3 until Duchamp is well-deployed and up a pawn. Lovid cannot recover. Game Snapshot