Sunday, February 1, 2009

Special Super Gambito Open Feb 7th

Gambito #407  2/07/09

Special 5 round event, starts early at 10 AM instead of the usual 10:30.

$2,050 in prizes In 2 Sections    

44 players today, great turnout, including 10 Masters and 10 Experts, 9 Class A: 

OPEN SECTION (29 players): Nikolay Arutyunov (1921), Bruce Baker (2285), Alejandrino Baluran (2028), Ben Barquin (1980), Andrew Bell (1898), Ronald Bruno (2310), John Bryant (2412), Chuck Ensey (1820), Peter Graves (2279), Joshua Gutman (2194), Marlon Icban (1886), Romeo Ignacio (2207), GM Melikset Khachiyan (2619), Dimitry Kishinevsky (2134), Surya Kotha (2114), Varun Krishnan (2035), IM Cyrus Lakdawala (2525), Barry Lazarus (2077), James Mahooti (2008), Garush Manukyan (2354), Carey Milton (2035), Jesse Orlowski (2029),  Jamieson Pryor (1939), Fausto Robles (1892), IM Enrico Sevillano (2550), Leonard Sussman (2087), Shaun Sweitzer (1859), Alan Tsoi (1986), Avram Zaydenberg (2219)

RESERVE SECTION (15 players): Jason Arbeiter (1782), Michael Chen (1563), Fred Cleveland (1079), Nestor Dagamat (1700), Gene Fernando (1459), Mike Friedel (1339), Anthony Harbone (1600), Vish Krishnan (745), Tom Kuhn (1570), Edgardo Navera (1727), Prisiliano Padilla (1742), Ronaldo Salenga (1682), Madhavan Vajapeyam (1709), William Wijaya (1750), Winston Zeng (1553)

And the winners were:

Open Section:

1st Place: Melikset Khachiyan (4 1/2), $300

2nd Place: John Bryant (4), U2400: Bruce Baker (4), 2nd U2400: Ron Bruno (4), $153 each 

3rd Place: Cyrus Lakdawala (3 1/2) and Romeo Ignacio (3 1/2), $25 each 

U2200: Joshua Gutman (3), Dimitry Kishinevsky (3), Varun Krishnan (3), Alejandrino Baluran (3), $60 each

U2000: Alan Tsoi (3) and Nikolay Arutyunov (3), $120 each

Biggest Upset Prize, $20, Alan Tsoi, for win over Peter Graves, 293 points higher

Biggest rating point gainer (estimated): Bruce Baker +22, 2285>2307 

Reserve Section:

1st Place: Prisilano Padilla (5), $200

2nd/3rd Place: William Wijaya (3 1/2) and Mahhaven Vajapeyam (3 1/2), $75 each

U1600: Gene Fernando (3), $125  U1400: Mike Friedel (3), $125

2nd U1600: Winston Zeng (2 1/2), $50   2nd U1400: Vish Krishnan (1), $30

Biggest Upset Prize, $20, Mike Friedel for win over Anthony Harbone, 276 points higher

Biggest rating point gainer (estimated): +126, Mike Friedel 1339>1465

Best game prizes of $20 each were won by James Mahooti in the Open Section and Anthony Harbone in the Reserve Section... 

 

6 comments:

  1. .....can I play board one against melikset? remember? I can run but cannot hide...scary.. .chezz..buzzz..ed..

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  2. if just in case, U2000 will be separated, is it possible to have U2100 in the Open Section? As of 05Feb09...time 12:23 am....chezzz buzzed..acknowledge..thx

    Kindly double check!! Enrico with a rating of 2250??

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  3. Yeah I just noticed that myself, that was of course a typo, Enrico is 2550.
    We will have an U2100 in the Senior Open in April, but not for the Gambito...

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  4. he guys! best time to play..imagine playing side by side these best players from the west..mostly poster and cover boys!! i mean celebrity status..

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  5. Chuck: did u get my msg thru ur e-mail? buzz..ed.

    Kindly remove my name from today's tournament (Feb '09) Super Gambito. I cannot play the whole rounds. Thx.

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  6. A half point thru the expense of Avram was my game of the day. It took me 4 tries to almost beat the NM. Congrats also to Mike Friedel and William Wijaya. Both of them are my prospective teammates for next week's Amateur Chess Team West tournament in LA.

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