On January 10, 2024, the Charlotte Chess Center hosted the Wednesday Action Quads event at the Main/South location. The tournament attracted a total of 26 participants across six quads, including a six-player Quad F.
One storyline from this tournament was the return of strong NM Daniel Cremisi, who is one of the area's top homegrown talents with a USCF rating around 2400. Cremisi hadn't played in North Carolina in over two years, but he picked up right where he left off, winning all three games in Quad A.
Three other players finished with on 3/3 in their respective quads as well. The biggest gainer among non-provisional players in this tournament was Kyle Cameron, whose perfect score in Quad D earned him 110 rating points and a new all-time peak rating. The other two perfect results were from Shravan Dash in Quad B and Steven Libonati (playing his first USCF-rated tournament ever!) in Quad F.
Here are the winners from each of the six quads:
Quad A: Daniel Cremisi (3 points)
Quad B: Shravan Dash (3 points)
Quad C: Vihaan Purohit (2.5 points)
Quad D: Kyle Cameron (3 points)
Quad E: Three-way tie between Akshith Chintalacheruvu, Druv Balamurugan, and Vivan Ghule (2 points)
Quad F: Steven Libonati (3 points)
Congratulations to all quad winners, and we hope to see you at the next Wednesday Action Quads tournament on January 17!
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NM Dennis Norman
Chess Coach - Club Journalist
Charlotte Chess Center