New York City Mayor’s Cup (NY Athletic Club – June 2006)
One of the bloggers asked when was the last time I played in a serious chess event? It has to be back in 2006 where I won the Women’s Cup in Dresden, Germany, without losing any game.
Another one, also back in June 2006, was the NY City Mayor’s Cup, which is the highest rated US double round robin event with Gata Kamsky, Alex Onischuk, Boris Gulko, Ildar Ibragimov, and Alex Stripunsky. The average USCF rating of my 5 opponents were 2687.2! With the exception of Stripunsky, the rest of them were members of the US Olympiad Team.
Two months later, I played in my final US Open Blitz Championship (August 2006) in Oak Brook, IL. I won that event by 2 points, my 3rd title in 4 years (I did not play in one year).
Sign up for my free email chess course for Beginners and Club Players. In this free course, I focus on helping beginner chess players see the entire board. You will learn how to attack your opponent from move 1 and create a new threat with every single move! I’ve created this series of lessons designed to help beginner and club level players understand the game at a deeper level so that you can start beating higher rated players immediately. Start getting free tips from me directly to your inbox!
– GM Susan Polgar