Thursday, January 22, 2009

Markowski Round 3 Results

A big thank you to TD Chuck Ensey for the original compilation and posting of the results for round 3. 

Total # of players = 90, not including house players. Joining in this round: NM Todd Smith and Class A player Esteban Escobedo

Only three players have a perfect 3-0 score: Lennart Mathe, Alejandrino Baluran and Pejman Sagart.

 

Bd 1  Ignacio Sainz (2) - Ben Barquin (2)  1/2-1/2

Ben Barquin continues to show us that he may be the man to watch as he holds the formidable Ignacio Sainz to a draw.

Bd 2  Lennart Mathe (2) - Alejandro Garamendi (2)  1-0 

Lennart Mathe demonstrated cool sang-froid under attack from Garamendi to win this game.

Bd 3  Alejandrino Baluran (2) - Fawsi Murra Jr (2) 1-0 

This was an all out battle with heavy tactical blows being exchanged. In the end, the more experienced 'Balladeer' prevailed. For this victory, the 'Balladeer' gets the honor to occupy Board 1 next week in round four as the top-rated seed with 3-0!

Bd 4  Pejman Sagart (2) - Manuel Herrera (2)  1-0

Perry Sagart is playing some excellent chess of late.  Here he takes out a very strong expert with logical moves and alert tactical shots and makes it look easy!

Bd 5  Bruce Baker (1 1/2) - Phillip Roth (1 1/2)  1-0

Bd 6  Brad Salz (1 1/2) - David Hart (1 1/2)  1-0

The big upset of the night as Brad Salz lives up to his potential and beats one of the tournament favorites, David Hart.

Bd 7  Mariano Lozano (1 1/2) - Bassam Shammas (1 1/2)  1/2-1/2

Bassam essayed an Alekhine Defence and Mariano aggresssively chose the sharpest variation variation against it - the Four Pawns Attack.  Mariano had matters well in hand with an advantageous position but he miscalculated and finally had to settle for a perpetual check. 

Bd 8  Eric Montany (1 1/2) - Jeff Turner (1 1/2)  1-0

Bd 9  Rick Aeria (1 1/2) - Robert Defore (1 1/2)  1-0

Bd 10  Paul Agron (1 1/2) - John Funderberg (1 1/2)  1-0

This was another notable upset of the night with relative new-comer Paul Agron defeating the Thunderbird.

Bd 11  George Zeigler (1 1/2) - Dayne Freitag (1 1/2)  0-1

Another upset with fearless Viking Dayne Freitag winning a rook-and-pawn endgame from George Zeigler.

Bd 12  Carey Milton (1 1/2) - Jens Lundell (1 1/2)  1-0

Bd 13  Jim Humphrey (1 1/2) - Damani Fair (1 1/2)  1-0

Bd 14  Shaun Sweitzer (1 1/2) - James Mahooti (1 1/2)  0-1

Bd 15  Fausto Robles (1 1/2) - Mario Amodeo (1 1/2)  1-0

In the battle of the club folk heroes, feisty Fausto tops Super Mario Amodeo in a wild tactical melee.

Bd 16  Karen Kaufman (1 1/2) - Carl Wagner (1)  0-1 

Karen Kaufman's Cinderella ride comes to an end at the hands of a relentless master Carl Wagner who is courageously playing himself back into contention.

Bd 17  Todd Smith (1) - Buddy Morris (1)  1-0

Master Todd Smith begins his debut for 2009 with a win against a familiar opponent for him, the Budmeister, Buddy Morris.

Bd 18  Robert Richard (1) - Phil Skiba (1)  1-0

Bd 19  Chuck Ensey (1) - Leonard Sussman (1)  0-1

Bd 20  Julian Rodriguez (1) - Raoul Crisologo (1)  0-1

Bd 21  Ron Soto (1) - Donald Klaas (1)  1-0

Bd 22  Erik Marquis (1) - Thomas Fries (1)  0-1

Bd 23  Roberto Aiello (1) - Anthony Arciga (1)  1-0

Bd 24  Alfredo Deleon (1) - Mark Lawless (1)  1-0

Bd 25  Anthony Harbone (1) - Marty Lower (1)  0-1

Bd 26  Esteban Escobedo (1) - James Coulston (1)  1-0

Bd 27  Jerry Kavanau (1) - Robert Draper (1)  0-1 

Bd 28  Bill Murray (1) - Joel Batchelor (1)  0-1

Bd 29  Fausto Robles Jr (1) - Ron Rezendes (1/2) 0-1

Bd 30  Steve Perry (1) - Jason Qu (1)  1F- 0F called in too late to get a bye! 

Bd 31  Nestor Dagamat (1/2) - Mayra Murra (1/2)  1-0

Bd 32  Patrick Edwards (1/2) - William Wijaya (1/2)  0-1

Bd 33  Michael Wang (1/2) - Jerry Soelberg (1/2)  0-1

Bd 34  Darryl Woodson (1/2) - Fawsi Jose Murra (1/2)  0-1

Bd 35  Fred Borges (1/2) - Keith Wetterer (1/2)  1-0

Bd 36  Matt Souza (1/2) - Rocio Murra (1/2)  0-1

Bd 37  Brian Kelly (0) - Tom Lavoy (0)  1-0

Bd 38  Cristhian Garcia (0) - Hector Gonzalez (0)  0-1

Bd 39  Larry Vikander (0) - Tom Kuhn (0)  1/2-1/2

Bd 40  Datris Robinson (0) - Steve Gordon (0)  1-0

Bd 41  Glenn Rose (0) - Robert Samuel (0)  0-1

Bd 42  Morgan Fox (0) - Yair Soto (0)  1-0

Bd 43  Michael Ryan (0) - John Crawford (0)  1F-0F 

Byes: David Delgadillo (2), Peter Bisgaard (1 1/2), Jamieson Pryor (1 1/2), Caley Anderson (1) and Michael Freidel (0)

House Player: Phil Skiba, John Crawford  

4 comments:

  1. Bd 29 Fausto Robles Jr (1) - Ron Rezendes (1/2) Result 0-1

    Result was on the pairing sheet when I left last night.

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  2. Sorry Ron, I post these when I get home, usually at 1 AM or worse, and so sometimes there is an omission or an error due to falling asleep at the keyboard, but I am glad that someone usually catches it the next day!

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  3. T.D. : As an (acting) top-rated seed, will the choice of piece (color) determine for the upcoming 4th round? The "Grob Attack" needs an indoctrination and advice. Thank you and respectfully yours.

    Chuck: Thanks for the reply. In that case, I might prepare my King's Indian, French Defense and Saratoga Defense, if it's an e-4 opening. Might defend Queen's Indian or Polish D., if it's a d-4 opening. Expect tactical maneuver this time! I'm ready like Pacman!

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  4. Looks like you are Black on Bd 1, the Grob will have to wait...but I guess you could play the Polish. Sagart generally prefers 1.e4 as I recall...

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