Archive for April, 1996

Joseph Chow, Victorian Junior Champion, AGAIN!

The Victorian Junior and Under Age championships were held this year under the auspices of the Victorian Junior Chess League, and it was an immediate success. In total 98 players participated in the tournaments, by far the highest ever in a individual junior event, in Victoria. Titles were awarded in age groups from Under 8’s through to Under 18’s. The tournament was divided into 3 sections, a combined Under 18, 16 &14, an Under 12 & 10 and finally a Novice section. Cash prizes were awarded for title winners, and 2nd and 3rd in the Under 18’s tournament. They were the largest prizes ever in a Victorian Junior tournament, and thanks has to go to the VJCL and to Chess Ideas for guaranteeing the $1000 prize fund.

Archive for April, 1996

What can you learn from this game?
• Never, ever give up!!
• Initiative is more valuable than material in many cases. Use it wisely.
• A pawn is equal to approximately 3 moves.
• Don’t go grabbing material if you have to waste lots of time to do so.
• Don’t counter-sacrifice material. The more material you have, the easier it is to win.

Archive for April, 1996

Round 5, Victorian Junior
George Baltatgis 1413
Joseph Chow 1713
Sicilian Defence, Pelikan Variation