Adu gets joint 1st in N. Virginia

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IM Oladapo Adu (right) set to face off against the ever-tough IM Enkhbat Tegshsuren. Photo courtesy of Oladapo Adu.

IM Oladapo Adu (right) set to face off against the ever-tough IM Enkhbat Tegshsuren. Photo courtesy of Oladapo Adu.

IM Oladapo Adu had a succcessful month which included joint first place finishes at the LPO Chess Open and the North Virginia Open. In the most recent tournament in Virginia he tallied 5/5 and tied with FM Anton Del Mundo. The Nigerian national scored an important win against IM Enkhbat Tegshsuren in the final round to finish with a perfect score. His next tournament will be the National Congress in Philadelphia.

11 Comments

  1. Nice game, Look at thoses knights! NIGERIAN KNIGHTMARE! hehe Man u gunna have me countin horsies in ma sleep!

  2. Ah, Adu. Yes I like the way you played against the Caro Kann. 14. Nf1 is a difficult move for Black to meet. I’ve seen a number of games with this idea for White. Black is having problems in this line. Maybe Black should go queen side with his king? Nice win!

  3. Congratulations to Dapo. This is a reason for us to plan to host more tourneys like the coming Wole Soyinka International Chess Tournament in Nigeria.

  4. I think 13…..0-0 is overly optimistic by black. I prefer Qc7, waiting to see how white develops his forces and keeping open the option of 0-0-0.

  5. Brutally Brilliant Show Dapsy-Doodle-Dee!!!
    You have chased many players away from this Caro-Kan line.

  6. Explosive game by Dapo, the concluding Rg5 is even poetic: a fatal potion that refusing it causes a more painful death. However, I believe black is ok with Qc7 instead of 0-0. I have met the Qc7 several times.

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