Twenty-three players from High Tech squared off against arch-rival CBA yesterday afternoon in the MPR. This was a match between 2 undefeated teams. The winning varsity team would take over sole possession of 1st place in the Polgar division of the Shore HS Chess League.
CBA came into the match after recently winning the K-12 national championship for12th grade. Additionally, the board 1 player from CBA earned the individual national title for grade 12.
The top 5 boards from each team represented the players for the varsity match. CBA had higher rated players at 3 of the top 5 boards. On paper, the odds were against High Tech. However, the High Tech varsity pulled off an amazing upset to win the match!! Not only did they win, but they defeated CBA by a score of 5 to 0.
Kevin Yan lead the way with a dynamic win against the top player from CBA - who is also the highest rated player in the entire league this year. The rest of the winners for the varsity team are: Jason Yan, Kevin Lu, Allen Zhang and Andrew Mascillaro.
Several players from the JV squad also performed well. Jack Hao earned a win and Rohan Agarwal earned a draw.