What: B5Q’s Bob Wiedenhoeft (0-0 overall, 0-0 B1G) vs. And the Valley Shook’s Zachary Junda (0-0 overall, 0-0 SEC)
When: Friday, April 10th, 8:00 p.m. Central Time
Streaming info: Bucky’s 5th Quarter’s YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/Re8y1FYy5e4
Don’t know much about chess? Don’t worry! I will provide some running commentary to explain what’s going on.
If everything works correctly, it should be embedded here:
Bucky’s 5th Quarter: @B5Q
Bob Wiedenhoeft: @rwiedenhoeft
Zachary Junda: @ZacharyJunda
The rapid time control will be game in 15 minutes with a 10 second increment. Each game is worth one point; a draw is worth 0.5 points. If one player gets 1.5 or more points, they win. If the match is tied after two games, we will move into overtime.
- Overtime 1: two games at 3/2 time control; 1.5 points wins
- Overtime 2: two games at 1/1 time control; 1.5 points wins
- Overtime 3: two games a 1/0 time control; 1.5 points wins. Repeat overtime 3 format until a winner is decided.
Junda is a heckuva writer, which makes me glad this isn’t a writing competition. Unrated by the United States Chess Federation, he comes into this as a bit of an unknown.
Junda’s twitter bio reads: “Covering LSU and the New Orleans Pelicans for SB Nation. Covering the Titans for USA Today’s SMG. Proud lefty. Ain’t no thing like me ‘cept me”
We can deduce a couple things from this. He is either ideologically liberal, or he moves his chess pieces primarily with his left hand. Neither of these help us out. Whelp.
Also, it’s a little hard to relate to Junda:
Me watching the replay of the national championship game with my dog telling him to watch this cool shit Joe Burrow’s about to do pic.twitter.com/4YYYtJBFux— Zachary Junda (@ZacharyJunda) April 8, 2020
vs. The Daily Gopher; Thursday, April 16, 8 p.m. CT (exact time tentative)