WZ Individual Championship Final # 1

This post reviews the WZ Individual Championship Final #1 that ended on 4/30/2021. Cuban IM Alberto Pérez López won with a 8.5 score over 14. The Champion won with 3 wins, two of them with Black, with the following score of 7.5 shared by 3 players that each won 1 game.

The table can be found here: https://www.iccf.com/event?id=77327

The results statistics for the championship show the following, with an ELO performance of 2409 for White, and 2395 for black:

Results: 92.4% of games were drawn.

Length: of the 105 games the average length was 38 moves

Openings: The most popular openings were B90 Sicilian, Najdorf, and D43 Queen’s Gambit Declined semi-Slav, each with 9 games.

First Moves: Were predominantly d4 and e4.

Endgames: Most endgames were R vs R and RN vs RB.

Nicolas Ronderos

Nicolas Ronderos is an American ICCF Player. He is also a Good Companion Fellow at the US Chess Problem Society. He lives in Paris and tweets about CC as @CorrChess

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