The Robert Samuel Open Round 2 4/23/08 7 PMYou can sign up for this event in 3 different ways
1) Preferred method - sign up online by emailing to Chuck Ensey at email@example.com (must do so before 4 PM on Wednesday) or
2) by calling into the club telephone at 619-239-7166 before 6:30 PM (speak with Bruce Baker or leave a message), or
3) just by showing up in person at the club before 6:30 PM on Wednesday and sign in with TD. Entry fee is $25.
This is a 6 round event in 3 sections: Open = Masters and Experts, Premier = Class A and B players, Reserve = Class C and below. Time control is our usual 40/90, SD/60 with 5 second time delay. If you can't make a round please be sure to call us and let us know so you don't get paired (or email if before 4 PM Wed). Two half point byes are available.
Board 1 Ed Baluran (1) - Todd Smith (1) 1/2-1/2
Bd 2 Mariano Lozano (1) - Rick Aeria (1) 1/2-1/2
The opening began as a French Defence 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 And after Mariano elected to play 3. exd5 (The Exchange Variation), outlooker Master David Hart - with all the dry wit of a veteran jokester wondered aloud later, it there was a Chess Informant symbol for "chicken"? Nonetheless, after failing to react correctly to Mariano's pugnacious but anti-positional c4-c5 advance, White built up a dangerous spatial advantage and could-have and should-have won when I offered an unsound sacrifice. With Master David Hart's lucid post-mortem analysis, he pointed out an advanced idea: a sacrifice of the exchange for only a pawn and then to follow up positionally. I had rejected the sac because I was only looking for a tactical solution. So thus, I leaned something from this game... the great divide between a true master and an expert.
See game here. Special thanks to Master David Hart and Mariano Lozano for going over the game in post-mortem analysis.
Bd 3 Alejandro Garamendi (1/2) - Ron Soto (1) 0-1
Bd 4 George Zeigler (0) - Carey Milton (0) 1-0
Bd 5 Raoul Crisologo (0) - Phil Roth Raoul did not show up last night, hope he is ok
Bye: Bruce Baker (1/2)
Bd 10 Lennart Mathe (1) - Fawsi Murra Jr (1/2) 1-0
Lennart was supposed to play William Wijaya, but William didn't show up until 7:50 PM. By then the game had been re-paired. REMEMBER if you are going to be late, you must call in (619-339-7166) and let us know. After 7:30 we find a house player for your opponent if we haven't heard from you because by that point we have to assume you are not coming.
Bd 11 Thirunathan Sutharsan (1) - Roxas Acosta (1) 1-0
Bd 12 Jason Qu (1) - Dayne Freitag (1) 0-1
Bd 13 Ron Rezendes (1) - Nathanael Plapp (1) 1/2-1/2
Bd 14 Fausto Robles (1) - Vincent Broman (1) 1-0
Bd 15 Rocio Murra (1) - Phillip Roth (1) 0-1
Phil was a house player filling in for Bob Defore, who also was MIA, hope he is OK
Bd 17 Jerrry Soelberg (1/2) - David Delgadillo (0) 1/2-1/2
Bd 18 Arash Nahavandi (0) - Hector Gonzalez (0) 0-1
Bd 19 Fred Borges (0) - Chuck Ensey (0) 0-1
Bd 20 Fawsi Jose Murra (0) - Erik Marquis (0) 1-0
Bd 21 Bob Draper (0) - Ryan Nichols (0) 1/2-1/2
Bd 22 Anthony Harbone (0) - Damani Fair (0) 1/2-1/2
Byes: Caley Anderson (1), Alfredo Deleon (1/2), Shaun Sweitzer (0)
Bd 25 Bassam Shammas (1) - Michael Ryan (1) 1-0
Bd 26 Tom Kuhn (1) - Victor Delgadillo (1) 1-0
Bd 27 Steve Perry (1/2) - Robert Samuel (1) 1-0
Bd 28 Morgan Fox (1/2) - Arnold Berlin (1/2) 1-0
Bd 29 Mark Lawless (0) - Fred Cleveland (0) 1-0
Bd 30 Keith Wetterer (0) - Monica Ness (0) 0-1
Bye: Patrick Edwards