The Robert Samuel Open Round 3 4/30/08 7 PM sharp!
Comments by Chuck Ensey
Board 1 Ron Soto (2) - Todd Smith (1 1/2) 1/2-1/2
WOW! Now Ron leads the section!!
Bd 2 Rick Aeria (1 1/2) - Ed Baluran (1 1/2) 1-0
Rick lost a tragic game to Ed in the Senior Open, but he wins this one.
Bd 3 Fawsi Murra Jr (1) - Mariano Lozano (1 1/2) 1/2-1/2
The two youngest players in the section battle to a standoff.
Bd 4 Raoul Crisologo (0) - George Zeigler (1) 0F-1F
Raoul has apparently disappeared! We will have to remove him from this event unless he has a very good excuse!...
Bd 5 Carey Milton (0) - Brad Salz (0) 1-0
Carey says he doesn't like to start an event 0-3 and so Brad was the victim. Carey seems to be gaining strength lately, you can ask Rick Aeria about this, Carey beat him the in Senior Open.
Bye: Alejandro Garamendi (1/2)
Bd 10 Thirunathan Sutharsan (2) - Lennart Mathe (2) 0-1
Lennart starts 3-0! Can anyone stop him??
Bd 11 Nathanael Plapp (1 1/2) - Alfredo Deleon (1) 1-0
The Longest Game of the Night, by far - most of the games were over by 11 PM, but this one went on and on...
ironically, finally ending in a time scramble where Nate prevailed.
Bd 12 Ron Rezendes (1 1/2) - Bob Defore (1) 1-0
Bd 13 Chuck Ensey (1) - Fawsi Jose Murra (1) 1-0
I was losing, down by two pawns when Fawsi, just starting to get low on time, handed me a Knight for free, saying "Ooops!" right after he moved. Proving that there IS luck in chess!
Bd 14 Hector Gonzalez (1) - Jerry Soelberg (1) 0-1
Jerry gobbled up pawns until Hector had to concede.
Bd 15 Rocio Murra (1) - Shaun Sweitzer (1/2) 0-1
A rematch of the last round in the Reserve Championship, but the result was the same
Bd 16 David Delgadillo (1/2) - Damani Fair (1/2) 1-0
Marty Lower claims Damani had a good line prepped for David, but apparently it didn't work...
Bd 17 Anthony Harbone (1/2) - Bob Draper (1/2) 1-0
Tony beats up on his younger opponent!
Bd 18 Ryan Nichols (1/2) - Arash Nahavandi (0) 1-0
Arash has a very bad streak going, losing something like 5 or 6 in a row, I have lost track.
Bd 21 Erik Marquis (0) - Fred Borges (0) 1/2-1/2
An interesting game, Fred took a draw in the end, but he may have been winning. I will post it here later.
Byes: Dayne Freitag (2), Fausto Robles (2), Caley Anderson (1 1/2), Roxas Acosta (1), Vincent Broman (1), Jason Qu (1), William Wijaya (1) Lots of byes tonight for some reason...did I miss something?!
Bd 25 Bassam Shammas (2) - Tom Kuhn (2) 1-0
Hmmm, Bassam is unrated, but he may be playing in the wrong section!!
Bd 26 Morgan Fox (1 1/2) - Victor Mendoza (0) 0-1
Victor filled in for the late cancelling Steve Perry who had motorcycle problems
Bd 27 Michael Ryan (1) - Mark Lawless (1) 0-1
I would have liked to have seen this game from the two closely matched players...
Bd 28 Robert Samuel (1) - Victor Delgadillo (1) 1-0
Victor is unrated and I guess he took a lesson from the namesake of this event.
Bd 29 Arnold Berlin (1/2) - Monica Ness (1) 0-1
Monica quickly got to the endgame and marched a passed Rook pawn to victory...
Bd 30 Patrick Edwards (1/2) - James Mayer (1/2) 1-0
James is another new unrated player and Mr. Edwards kept a poker face on and played for a win.
Bd 31 Keith Wetterer (0) - Fred Cleveland (0) 0-1
Fred said it was scary to play someone lowered rated than him... The pressure was on!