Royce Pereira, Nevada’s representative at the Barbers Ch 2012 by Liceu Pereira

 

Hello all, this is a review of the Barber Tournament. As many of you may know, Royce

was the 2012 K-8 Nevada State Champion, and therefore earn the right to represent the

state of Nevada in the K-8 Barber Tournament of Champions.

In his first game, he was white against the Maryland Representative rated 1992. He is

the #44 14-year old in the country. The game was going well, until move 27. Bc1? Qb3!

The computer disagrees, but he felt his position felt apart after these moves,

especially considering the Qb3 came rather fast. He felt Bd6 would have been much

better.

Here is the game: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. c3 Nf6 4. Be2 Nc6 5. d3 e6 6. O-O Be7 7. Be3

Qc7 8. Nbd2 d5 9. exd5 exd5 10. d4 c4 11. Re1 O-O 12. Bf1 Bg4 13. g3 b5 14. a3 a5 15.

b4 axb4 16. axb4 Qb7 17. Qc2 Rxa1 18. Rxa1 Ra8 19. Qb2 Ra6 20. Rxa6 Qxa6 21. Bg2 Qa4

22. h3 Bf5 23. Bf4 Nxb4 24. cxb4 Bxb4 25. Nf1 Ba3 26. Qa2 b4 27. Bc1 Qb3 28. Qa1 Qb1

29. Qxb1 Bxb1 30. N3d2 Bxc1 31. Nxb1 c3 32. Nxc3 bxc3 33. Kh2 c2 34. Ne3 Bxe3 35. fxe3

c1Q 36. e4 dxe4 37. d5 e3 38. d6 e2 39. d7 Nxd7 40. g4 Qf4 41. Kh1 e1Q 0-1

In the second game, he was black against the Illinois representative rated 2117. He is

the #11 11-year old in the country. This was probably Royce best game in his life.

After 41 moves, even though Royce felt he was slightly better, his opponent offered a

draw, and he accepted.

Here is the game: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 Ng4 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Bf4 Bb4 6. Nbd2 Qe7 7.

a3 Ngxe5 8. Nxe5 Nxe5 9. e3 Bxd2 10. Qxd2 d6 11. Be2 O-O 12. O-O Be6 13. Rac1 Rad8 14.

Rfd1 Qf6 15. Qa5 Rd7 16. Rd2 a6 17. Qb4 b6 18. Rcd1 Rfd8 19. Qa4 a5 20. h3 h6 21. Bg3

Qe7 22. Qc2 f6 23. b4 axb4 24. axb4 Qf7 25. Rc1 c5 26. bxc5 dxc5 27. Rxd7 Rxd7 28.

Bxe5 fxe5 29. Qb2 Qf6 30. Qxb6 Rd2 31. Bf3 e4 32. Bxe4 Qxf2 33. Kh1 Bf5 34. Bd5 Kh7

35. Qd8 Qxg2 36. Bxg2 Rxd8 37. Ra1 Be6 38. Ra4 Rd1 39. Kh2 Re1 40. Be4 Kg8 41. Bg6 Kf8

1/2 – ½

In the third game, he was white against the Louisiana representative rated 1616 (and

one of the only two opponents rated below Royce.) This was a rather easy win for him.

He was ahead the whole game, and when 23. …. Rhf8? He countered with 24. Rg1 c4?

Here is the game: 1. e4 e5 2. f4 Nc6 3. Nf3 d6 4. Bc4 Be7 5. O-O Nf6 6. Nc3 Bg4 7. d3

Nd4 8. fxe5 dxe5 9. Bxf7 Kf8 10. Bd5 c6 11. Bb3 Nxf3 12. gxf3 Qd4 13. Kg2 Bh5 14. Qe2

Bc5 15. Re1 Qd7 16. Be3 Bd6 17. Qf2 b6 18. Na4 Rb8 19. Rad1 c5 20. Nc3 Ke7 21. Bg5 Qe8

22. Qh4 Qg6 23. Kf2 Rhf8 24. Rg1 c4 25. Nd5 Kd7 26. Bxf6 Bc5 27. d4 Qxg1 28. Kxg1 Bxf3

29. Qh3 Kc6 30. Qxf3 Bxd4 31. Rxd4 exd4 32. Ne7 Kd7 33. Qf5 Kc7 34. Qe5 Kb7 35. Qd5

Kc7 36. Be5 1-0

In the fourth game, he was black against the Arizona representative rated 1895. He is

the #22 11-year old in the country. He had played against this opponent twice before,

once in Vegas (loss), and once in Arizona (draw.) The game was pretty even until 31.

Nf3 Qf6?

Here is the game: 1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Be3 Bg4 6. Be2 e5 7. d5

Nce7 8. Nd2 Bd7 9. f3 f5 10. Nb3 f4 11. Bf2 g5 12. Qd2 Nf6 13. O-O-O h5 14. Kb1 Bh6

15. Nb5 a6 16. Na3 g4 17. Qe1 Ng6 18. c4 b6 19. Nc2 Bg5 20. Nd2 a5 21. b3 Qe7 22. Kb2

Kf7 23. a3 Rh7 24. b4 axb4 25. axb4 Rah8 26. Ra1 Qd8 27. Kc3 h4 28. fxg4 Nxg4 29. Bxg4

Bxg4 30. h3 Bd7 31. Nf3 Qf6 32. Ra7 Qd8 33. Nxg5 Qxg5 34. Rxc7 Ke7 35. Rg1 Rb8 36. Qa1

Rhh8 37. Qa7 Rbd8 38. Qxb6 Qh5 39. c5 Ke8 40. c6 Bxh3 41. gxh3 Qf3 42. Kb2 Qxe4 43.

Rg7 Ne7 44. Qc7 Qxb4 45. Nxb4 Nxd5 46. Qf7 1-0

In the fifth game, he was white against the South Carolina representative rated 1931.

He is the #65 14-year old in the country. This was easily Royce’s worst game. After a

bad opening, things went downhill quickly. The best thing about this game was that,

afterwards, the two had an extensive post-mortem, and played some blitz games.

Here is the game: 1. e4 e5 2. f4 Bc5 3. Nf3 d6 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. Nc3 O-O 6. d4 exd4 7.

Nxd4 Re8 8. Qd3 Bxd4 9. Qxd4 Nc6 10. Qe3 Bf5 11. Bd3 Bxe4 12. Bxe4 Nxe4 13. O-O Nf6

14. Qf3 Qd7 15. Bd2 Qf5 16. Qd3 Qxd3 17. cxd3 Nd4 18. Rac1 c6 19. h3 Ne2 20. Nxe2 Rxe2

21. Bc3 Nd5 22. Rf2 Rxf2 23. Kxf2 Nxf4 24. Rd1 Re8 25. Rd2 Nd5 26. Bd4 c5 27. Bc3 Nxc3

28. bxc3 f5 29. Rb2 b6 30. Kf3 Kf7 31. Kf4 Kf6 32. g3 d5 33. a4 g5 34. Kf3 Re6 35. d4

cxd4 36. cxd4 Re4 37. Rd2 h5 38. Kf2 h4 39. Kf3 hxg3 40. Kxg3 Re3 41. Kg2 f4 42. Rc2

Rd3 43. Rc7 Rxd4 44. Rxa7 Rb4 45. Ra6 Kf5 46. a5 bxa5 47. Rxa5 Ke4 48. Ra2 Rb3 49. Ra4

d4 50. Ra5 d3 51. Kf2 Rb2 52. Ke1 Rg2 53. Ra8 Kf3 54. Rd8 d2 55. Kd1 Kg3 56. Rh8 f3

57. h4 f2 58. Rf8 Rg1 59. Kxd2 f1Q 60. Rxf1 Rxf1 0-1

In the sixth and final game, he was black against the Georgia representative rated

1617. While he really wanted to win, this had draw written from the beginning.

Here is the game: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. dxe5 Ng4 4. Bf4 Nc6 5. Nf3 Bb4 6. Nbd2 Qe7 7.

a3 Ngxe5 8. Nxe5 Nxe5 9. e3 Bxd2 10. Qxd2 d6 11. Be2 Be6 12. Qc3 f6 13. b4 c6 14. O-O

Qf7 15. Rac1 O-O 16. Rfd1 Rad8 17. a4 Qc7 18. b5 Rd7 19. h3 Rfd8 20. Qa3 Qa5 21. Qc3

Qxc3 22. Rxc3 cxb5 23. cxb5 d5 24. a5 d4 25. exd4 Rxd4 26. Rxd4 Rxd4 27. Be3 Ra4 28.

a6 bxa6 29. bxa6 Bc4 30. Bxc4 Nxc4 31. Bxa7 1/2 – 1/2

Going in this tournament, his first National Tournament (with the exception of the

West National Youth Action Tournament), I figured that he could score 2 out 6, and

that is what happened. While not a spectacular performance, I think he played well

(with the exception of the fifth game,) and with a few different moves, he could have

scored more points.

I apologize for not writing a more technical review, but my knowledge/skill of chess

does not permit. However, feel free to do so if you would like.

Most importantly, he seemed to have had fun, and enjoyed the experience.
No. Name Gr St Rate Pts TBrk1 TBrk2 Rnd1 Rnd2 Rnd3 Rnd4 Rnd5 Rnd6

1 He, Tommy O 6 TX 2203 5.5 20.5 22.0 W 46 W 22 W 5 W 6 W 4 D2

2 Balakrishnan, Praveen 4 NJ 2097 5.0 21.0 23.0 W 38 W 23 W 12 D 3 W 7 D1

3 Brattain, Mika Andrew 8 MA 2237 5.0 20.0 22.5 W 31 D 19 W 10 D 2 W 8 W5

4 Feng, Roland 5 WA 2204 4.5 20.0 23.0 W 25 W 14 D 9 W 16 L 1 W13

5 Chen, Jackson 8 CO 2065 4.0 20.5 23.5 W 28 W 24 L 1 W 20 W 6 L3

6 Wang, Jalen, Sir 8 MI 2130 4.0 19.0 22.0 W 26 W 20 W 13 L 1 L 5 W19

7 Tang, Andrew 6 MN 2253 4.0 18.5 20.5 L 36 W 29 W 19 W 9 L 2 W15

8 Fishbein, Matthew E 8 ME 2108 4.0 18.5 20.0 L 15 W 43 W 18 W 14 L 3 W24

9 Hilby, Craig 6 CA 2068 4.0 18.0 20.0 W 39 W 32 D 4 L 7 W 23 D11

10 Feng, Maggie 5 OH 2058 4.0 16.0 17.5 W 43 D 36 L 3 W 21 D 24 W20

11 Li, Zhaozhi 6 IL 2087 4.0 15.5 17.5 L 21 D 37 W 28 W 36 W 17 D9

12 Chandran, Kapil 8 CT 2246 3.5 19.0 22.0 W 18 W 17 L 2 D 13 D 19 D14

13 Chang, Jeffrey E 8 MD 2018 3.5 19.0 21.0 W 37 W 15 L 6 D 12 W 16 L4

14 Katz, Gabriel 7 VT 1922 3.5 18.0 20.0 W 42 L 4 W 27 L 8 W 25 D12

15 Shi, Tinglin 6 WI 1705 3.5 17.5 20.0 W 8 L 13 D 23 W 22 W 30 L7

16 Iyengar, Udit 6 CA 2117 3.5 16.5 18.5 D 27 W 21 W 36 L 4 L 13 W32

17 Rajasekaran, Vignesh 8 VA 1978 3.5 15.0 17.0 W 41 L 12 D 25 W 39 L 11 W31

18 Nakagawa, Ford 8 HI 1799 3.5 14.5 16.5 L 12 W 41 L 8 W 38 W 40 D22

19 Wlezien, Alexander 7 PA 1999 3.0 14.5 21.0 W 44 D 3 L 7 W 26 D 12 L6

20 Poteat, Lilia Meilan 8 NY 1917 3.0 13.5 19.5 W 34 L 6 W 38 L 5 W 21 L10

21 Jiang, Nathan 8 ID 1695 3.0 13.0 19.0 W 11 L 16 W 32 L 10 L 20 W36

22 Tsao, Kevis 8 SC 1933 3.0 12.5 20.0 W 33 L 1 D 26 L 15 W 37 D18

23 Pinisetti, Prateek 6 AZ 1919 3.0 12.5 19.5 W 40 L 2 D 15 W 37 L 9 D26

24 Zhang, Jiahua 8 IA 1870 3.0 12.5 17.5 W 45 L 5 D 39 W 31 D 10 L8

25 Friedman, Max Asher 8 TN 1782 3.0 11.5 18.0 L 4 W 42 D 17 D 30 L 14 W39

26 Schuh, Zachary Landon 7 KS 1732 3.0 11.5 18.0 L 6 W 34 D 22 L 19 W 33 D23

27 Zhong, Howard 5 OK 1706 3.0 11.0 16.5 D 16 D 30 L 14 D 41 D 29 W40

28 Balleisen, Aaron Shapiro 7 NC 1671 3.0 11.0 16.0 L 5 W 45 L 11 W 42 D 32 D30

29 Grabinsky, Aaron 8 OR 1624 3.0 10.0 15.5 D 30 L 7 W 46 L 32 D 27 W38

30 Hua, Margaret M 8 MO 2000 2.5 14.5 18.0 D 29 D 27 D 31 D 25 L 15 D28

31 Zhou, Jonathan 7 IN 1786 2.5 12.5 17.5 L 3 W 44 D 30 L 24 W 41 L17

32 Roach, Andrew 4 UT 1889 2.5 12.5 16.5 W 47 L 9 L 21 W 29 D 28 L16

33 Karp, Eli M 6 LA 1558 2.5 9.5 12.5 L 22 D 46 L 37 W 44 L 26 W43

34 Zhuravskiy, Seva 7 DC 1127 2.5 7.0 10.0 L 20 L 26 D 44 L 43 W 47 W45

35 Arora, Mayhul 7 WA 1822 2.5 1.5 3.0 -H- -H- -N- -N- D 43 W44

36 Tang, Arthur 7 NH 1852 2.0 16.5 20.5 W 7 D 10 L 16 L 11 D 39 L21

37 Pereira, Royce Trentin 6 NV 1660 2.0 14.0 18.0 L 13 D 11 W 33 L 23 L 22 D41

38 Sowa, Aidan 7 RI 1698 2.0 13.5 18.5 L 2 W 40 L 20 L 18 W 42 L29

39 Kannan, Suganth 7 FL 1682 2.0 11.5 15.5 L 9 W 47 D 24 L 17 D 36 L25

40 Choudhry, Arjun 6 SD 1436 2.0 11.0 14.5 L 23 L 38 W 43 W 46 L 18 L27

41 Bukkarayasamudram, Raghurama 7 GA 1591 2.0 11.0 14.5 L 17 L 18 W 47 D 27 L 31 D37

42 Lee, Conrad 4 MT 1522 2.0 9.0 12.5 L 14 L 25 W 45 L 28 L 38 W47

43 Chen, Steve Mengxi 7 AL 1663 1.5 14.5 18.5 L 10 L 8 L 40 W 34 D 35 L33

44 Poston, Donald Mars 6 NM 1611 1.5 11.5 15.0 L 19 L 31 D 34 L 33 W 45 L35

45 Brewer, Avery Andrew 5 MS 1042 1.0 9.0 12.0 L 24 L 28 L 42 W 47 L 44 L34

46 Kriss, Stevan 8 KY 1753 0.5 7.5 13.0 L 1 D 33 L 29 L 40 -N- -N-

47 Parhi, Sanjay 6 WV 1072 0.0 9.5 12.0 L 32 L 39 L 41 L 45 L 34 L42

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