2020 U.S. Amateur Team Championship Goes to the South – uschess.org


This year's U.S. Amateur Team Championship finals felt right at home on the Internet Chess Club. Global pandemic aside, the annual event's final four teams -- that is, representatives from the North, South, East, and West -- typically meet online to decide a national champion in any normal year, and the 2020 edition was no exception. This marks the 13th consecutive year that the ICC has hosted this national championship playoff.

The 2020 USAT Championship was won by its representative from the South, its team named "E4." The southern squad, consisting of Tianqi Wang, Alex Chen, Neo Zhu, and Benjamin Yan, defeated the eastern team "SIG Calls" in the finals, by a score of 2.5 - 1.5. Here is a critical match in the finals between Zhu, with the white pieces, and SIG Calls' Eric Most.

In the semifinals, E4 defeated the "J'adoobie Brothers" from the North, while SIG Callstook down the "Best Chess School," representing the West, both matchesby the same 2.5 - 1.5 score. Here is another critical game from the semis between SIG Calls'Luo, with the white pieces,and Ryan Taghizadeh from the BCS.

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