Sunday, January 6, 2008

Samuel Open Rd 3

The Robert Samuel Open  Round 3  4/30/08    7 PM sharp!

Comments by Chuck Ensey

Open Section

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)

Premier Section

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?!

Reserve Section

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!

 

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