Sunday, January 6, 2008

Fall Swiss Rd 2

Fall Swiss Round 2 of 6      10/08/08   7:00 PM sharp!   

This event now has 4 sections. The Novice section was too small, so it was combined with the Booster Section. All sections will play at our normal time control of 40/90, SD/60 with 5 second delay. Entry fee is only $25, USCF membership of course must be current by the last round (11/05/08).

The winner of the top section will have a free pass into the Club Championship in 2009 without having to qualify through the Markowski Open.  Please email chucnglo@aol.com to join in this event or to request a bye (please email before 4 PM on Wednesday, or call the club phone at 619-239-7166 before 6:30).

Here are the results from Rd 2:  

Total # of players so far = 58 plus a few house players

Open Section (Masters, Experts, any Class A players who want to "play up"): 18 players so far

Board 1 Dan Altamirano (1) - Felix Villarreal (1)  0-1

Bd 2  Carl Wagner (1) - Alejandrino Baluran (1)  1-0

This was a bitterly fought (TD called to intervene at one point) bishop-and-pawn endgame.  It looked drawish but Master Carl Wagner was able to finesse a win.  Moral of the story? Carl Wagner is one of the best endgame artistes in the club.  The Balladeer, Ed Baluran, is an artiste too.  Just not an endgame artiste.  Ed is a good endgame player but he is a falcon compared to Carl's eagle.

 

Wagner-Baluran:  The Balladeer just swapped off bishops to go into an inferior (lost? drawn?) King and pawn endgame. With Baluran to move in the picture, what would you play?

Bd 3  Jim Humphrey (1) - Eric Montany (1)  0-1

Bd 4  Carey Milton (1) - Mario Amodeo (1)  0-1

Carey Milton spurned an early draw offer from our September 2008 Player-of-the-Month, Mario Amodeo.  Then Carey blundered and Mario was able to notch an important point but not without some 'Miltonian Magic' (= incredible cheapo potential that only Milton can come up with).

 

Note the T-Shirt that Mario is sporting.  Didn't we, meaning the San Diego Chargers beat that team recently?

See game on Cyrus Annotates (although it isn't annotated yet)

Bd 5  George Zeigler (1/2) - Rick Aeria (1/2)  1/2-1/2 

In a bizarre French Winawer, I got careless in the late middlegame and just frittered away a pawn to George Zeigler who was also craftily building a surprise attack on my King.  In the ju-jitsu manoeuvring that took place just before time control I managed to win back the pawn in a seemingly sharp position.  I guess George was not out for blood tonight because he agreed to a draw rather than roll the dice with six minutes and about eight moves to make in a complex position.

Bd 6  Fausto Robles (1/2) - Manuel Herrera (0)  1-0

Bd 7  Theron Pummer (0) - Ron Soto (0)  1/2-1/2

Bd 8  Brad Salz (0) - Jason Qu (0)  1/2-1/2

 

Brad Salz contemplating his options (in check).  Looks like Jason Qu managed to setup a 'fortress' to thwart our hero.

Bye: David Delgadillo (0), Lennart Mathe (0)

Premier Section (rated 1800 to 1999): 8 players so far

Bd 9  Erik Marquis (1) - Dayne Freitag (1)  0-1

Bd 12  Bob Defore (1/2)  - Shaun Sweitzer (1/2)  1/2-1/2

Bd 13  Alfredo Deleon (1/2) - Pejman Sagart (1/2)  0-1 

Bd 14  Chuck Ensey (0) - Jerry Soelberg (0)  1/2-1/2

Reserve Section (rated 1600 to 1799):  14 players so far

Bd 15  Donald Klaas (1) - Ken Hopper (1)  1-0

Bd 16  Fred Borges (1) - Hector Gonzalez (1)  0-1

Bd 17  Jerry Kavanau (1/2) - Carolina Villarreal (1)  1/2-1/2 

Bd 18  Caley Anderson (0) - Maria Elena Villarreal (1/2)  0-1

Bd 19  Brian Kelly (0) - David Silva (0)  1-0 

Bd 20  Derek Cameron (0) - Anthony Harbone (0)  1/2-1/2

Bye: Steve Perry (1), Rocio Murra (0)    

Booster Section (rated 1400 to 1599 ): 18 players so far

Bd 22  Mark Lawless (1) - Robert Samuel (1)  1-0

Bd 23  Tom Kuhn (1) - Joseph Sanna (1)  1-0

Bd 24  John Huey (1) - Chris Calbat (1)  0-1

Bd 25 Julian Rodriguez (1/2) - Darryl Woodson (1)  1-0

Bd 26  Keith Wetterer (1/2) - Michael Ryan (1/2)  0-1

Bd 27  Karen Kaufman (0) - Victor Delgadillo (0)  0-1

Bd 28  Patrick Edwards (0) - Cristhian Garcia (0)  1-0

Bd 29  Bill Murray (0) - Harry LaSalle (0)  1-0   

Bye: Monica Ness (0), Michael Melcher (1)

  

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