TERMINAL Youth player Kyle Couchman did light work in the Guyana Chess Federation online competition for senior juniors, while Nathan Gurcharran stepped up in the lower category fight.
The Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) competitions, played yesterday afternoon, targeted junior and young players who are now learning the game and held for under-20s with a score of 1100 and above and for under-20s with score of 0-1099 respectively. .
Couchman, with a score of 1544, dominated his games for a full seven points. Second place went to Oluwadare Oyeyipo who finished with six points, while Omar Shariff, with five points, was third.
Italy’s Pooja Lam, Ton Chung and Jacob McDonald followed with four points each, while Maliha Rajkumar and Mahir Rajkumar finished at 3.5 points.
Irshaad Nasir and Adia Alphonso rounded off the top 10 with three points each.
In the 0-1099 rating fight, nine-year-old Gurcharran finished with 5.5 points, while Matthew Singh and Sean Fraser finished at five points each.
Six other players finished on four points, including Noah Rahaman, Dante Persaud, Kaiden Ali, Jnae Singh, Micaiah Enoe, Adam Rahaman and Adeeb Zaman.
GCF President Frankie Farley thanked the players for participating.
“Congratulations to all the players and parents for taking part in this tournament. Special congratulations to the winners. For those players who have lost games, you have to create that path to winning by working on your mistakes in the games you’ve lost. Losing is an opportunity to learn and develop winning strategies to succeed. Good luck in the next tournament. ”