Sunday, January 6, 2008

Gambito #397

Gambito #397   11/22/08

This event was marred by Carey Milton's health problem, he had to be taken away in an ambulance, but he is under doctor's care now and appears to be stable. See Carey Updates for more info.

26 players today, not including one player who dropped out after the first round incident with an unfinished game and received a refund. James Mahooti made a nice speech and said that Carey would want us to continue playing, so almost everyone else agreed to go on after a half an hour break to calm our nerves.

Today we tried something new that I have been thinking about for a while, a 3 section Gambito with an Open Section for Masters and Experts, a Premier Section for Class A players and a Reserve Section for Class B and below. I have always wanted to try this and I think it went well. The large number of Class A players we have been getting lately makes this possible. If you have an opinion one way or another on this, please post it to the message board. Here's how I see it - Pros: everyone gets to play people closer to their own rating and therefore the prizes awarded are more equitable, as the level of competition for each player should be more evenly distributed. Cons: You don't get a chance to knock off that high rated player you've been dreaming about beating. Also there is more of a need for house players if there is an odd number in each section. (One advantage of a McMahon is you only need 1 house player because there is only one section) The need for house players came up several times today. A good solution here is to have the lowest scoring person in the Open Section play the lowest scoring person in the Premier Section. Since these players are usually already out of contention for a prize, this is a good compromise. The lower rated person gets a full point bye in his section regardless of the outcome of the cross-sectional game.          

Open Section Wall Chart   This event is now rated  

Name/Rtng/ID Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4
5 Jorge F Balares bye W 8 B 3 B 2
2139 2182  1st place $100 1쩍 2쩍 3쩍
1 Cyrus Lakdawala B 6 B 3 W 2 W 7
2520 2513 2nd Place $60  1 1쩍 2 3
2 Avram Zaydenberg W 7 B 11 B 1 W 5
2253 2257 U2400* $35 1 2 2쩍 2쩍
3 Peter Graves B 9 W 1 W 5 B 10
2253 2256 U2400* $35  1 1쩍 1쩍 2쩍
8 Leonard Sussman bye B 5 W 11 B 9
2101 2108 U2200 $70  1쩍 2쩍
7 Ignacio Sainz B 2 W 9 W 10 B 1
2104 2111 0 1 2 2
11 Varun Krishnan B 4 W 2 B 8 B 12
2004 2005 1 1 1 1쩍
10 James Mahooti bye W 4 B 7 W 3
2014 2001  1쩍 1쩍 1쩍
9 Raoul Crisologo W 3 B 7 B 13 W 8
2059 2045 0 0 1 1
12 Jamieson Pryor ---- ---- ---- W 11
1913 1902  (cross-section) 0 0 0
4 Dimitry Kishinevsky W 11 B 10 ---- ----
2160 2137 0 0 0 0
6 Carey Milton W 1 ---- ---- ----
2131 2129  0 0 0 0
13 Richard Jensen ---- ---- W 9 ----
1873 1837  (cross-section) 0 0 0 0

*tie  

Premier Section Wall Chart

Name/Rtng/ID Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4
1 Kyron Griffith B 6 W 5 W 8 B 2
1958 1974 1st Place* $20  1쩍 2쩍 3
8 Chuck Ensey W 4 W 3 B 1 B 7
1858 1900 1st Place* $20  1 2 2 3
2 Paul Agron bye W 6 B 3 W 1
1943 1980 1st Place* $20   1쩍 2쩍 3
3 Hin Tsang W 7 B 8 W 2 W 6
1915 1913   1 1 1 2
4 Jamieson Pryor B 8 W 7 B 6 bye
1913 1902  0 1 1 2
6 Roberto Aiello W 1 B 2 W 4 B 3
1891 1886  1쩍 1쩍
7 Richard Jensen B 3 B 4 bye W 8
1873 1837 0 0 1 1
5 Thomas Victory W 9 B 1 ---- ----
1908 1897
9 Marlon Icban B 5 ---- ---- ----
1819 1822

Reserve Section Wall Chart

Name/Rtng/ID Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4
1 Prisiliano Padilla B 5 W 2 B 4 W 6
1761 1795 1st Place $60  1 2 3 4
2 Edgardo Navera W 6 B 1 W 8 W 4
1662 1671  1 1 2 3
9 Andrew Roberts bye B 4 W 6 B 8
1047 1182 U1600 $60  1 1 2
4 Anthony Harbone B 8 W 9 W 1 B 2
1600 1600  1 1쩍 1쩍 1쩍
6 Eusy Ancheta B 2 W 8 B 9 B 1
1496 1473 0 1쩍 1쩍
7 Jason Ma ---- ---- W 3 ----
1380 1414 (house) 0 0 1 1
8 Fred Cleveland W 4 B 6 B 2 W 9
1051 1053  0
5 Helmut Keil W 1 ---- ---- ----
1500 1500 (house) 0 0 0 0
3 Steve Perry ---- ---- B 7 ----
1629 1604 (house) 0 0 0 0

Total Prizes: $480 

Biggest rating point increases, Open: Jorge Balares +43, 2139>2182; Premier: Chuck Ensey +42, 1858>1900; Reserve: Andrew Roberts +135, 1047>1182  

On a personal note, I got lucky in several games today (particularly versus Hin, when he gave me a Rook in time trouble in a fairly equal postion) and was able to push my rating up to a new all-time high for me, in uncharted territory at 1900. Previous high for me was 1898. I will probably lose all my games next week! Chuck Ensey

 

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