Thank you to creamrich for providing great footage from the Glenbard South Raider Chess Tournament last Saturday. Most of this video features the exciting final round match between undefeated (in the tournament) Glenbrook South and defending state champion Whitney Young. As you can see, Whitney Young had to sweat out a win. The very deep Whitney Young took the first 4 wins from the bottom 4 boards (boards 5,6,7, and 8). Then Glenbrook South went on a rally winning boards 2,3, 4. The match came down to the teams Board #1's. A match up between Whitney Young National Master Sam Schmakel(so-2237 chess rating) and Gauri Manoj(sr-2300 chess rating) of Glenbrook South (notated game). Manoj is the defending state board 1 state chess champion. Schmakel came up with an upset to give Whitney Young the victory to give Whitney Young a slim 38-30 win. See how the crowd gathers at the 1:45 mark.
Whitney Young came up with the win this time, but I will say this. Glenbrook South beat Whitney Young in 3 of the top 4 boards- any team that can do that to Whitney Young is a team to reckon with!