check out our local players especially escobedo..... keep your composure... concentrate, last but not least never look others games...and ben barquin, i know you'll come back and rebound along with joel quiba. who else???? chuck...make it 3 out of 7...happy holidays...buzzed...
Congratulations to our own Esteban "Scooby-Doo" Escobedo for finishing with 4 1/2-1 1/2 and a tie for 8th-14th in the Under 1900 Section of the CCA's North American Open in Las Vegas! In the Open, Senior Master John D. Bryant, 16 years old, finished with 4 1/2-1 1/2 and this was good enough for a tie for 4th-11th. Behind winner GM Georg Kasheisvilli (5 1/2 - 1/2); second and third place finishers GM Zviad Izoria and GM Melikset Khachyan (5-1). John was in good company with the likes of GM Yury Shulman, GM Julio Becerra, GM Jaan Ehlvest, GM Alex Shabalov, GM Rogelio Antonio (Philippines), IM Adranik Matikozyan and Michael Lee (2326). Even more surprising was that John finished ahead of his step-father, the legendary IM Enrico Sevillano who had 4-2! For those who remember, John was with us at the 400th Gambito. He lost to NM Digesh Malla in the last round but still picked up a nice prize. Behind the scenes, John's post-mortem analysis was devastating to behold. He showed NM Ron Bruno a trivial winning continuation against me and then showed Dimitry Kishinevsky the correct positional follow-up which would secure a huge advantage for Dimitry - also in my game against Dimitry! I am most impressed with this youngster! Congratulations to both young men!ReplyDelete
my prediction was little bit correct. "scoobeedo" will be hunting for the lost "silver" just like the old movie starred by nicolas cage .. museum hunt...however... his last round point was through the expense of National City Chess club "nemesis" joel quiba... congrats to both of them... joel was the winner of last year's U1800, am I correct? I think he followed my advise not to watch other's game 'coz it will interrupt your concentration. we will be waiting for tacos and nachos!! happy new chess 2009.ReplyDelete
let's include eusy ancheta from mira mesa.... U1500.... he sometimes play here in BBC along with Edgar Nadera, Nestor Dagamat...... the star from Starbucks....ReplyDelete
Actually Rick, Enrico finished with 5-1, a half point ahead of John. But I agree with you. For age 16 the guy is penomenal!ReplyDelete
The player with the worst record was me, Chuck Ensey. I drew my first game after being a pawn up the whole game. Then I lost 3 in a row. I just couldn't seem to focus for the entire game. And my opponents just played very well. I finally drew another game in Round 5, but in the next round I was at the bottom of the section and the odd man out with no one to play. I hate it when that happens! So I withdrew and went home early to try to regroup and not miss another day at work. Oh, and by the way, I lost to a 9 year old in round 4, that was amazing, he just played very well, I may post it if I get a chance. If anyone else has any good games from the event sent them to me at email@example.comReplyDelete