November Super Gambito (#443) 11/07/09
36 players total, great turnout, especially in the Reserve Section. The Open Section was lacking many of our regular players, maybe they are resting up for next weeks's big Super Double Gambito. Today Madhavan Vajapeyam scored an upset against NM Bruce Baker in Round 2. Kyron Griffith scored an impressive Best Game Prize winner against Leonard Sussman in Round 3 and then took a quick draw with IM Cyrus Lakdawala in Round 4.
In the Reserve Section, Aaron Householder once again managed a perfect 4-0 score against the large field. In the last round he defeated fellow youngster Jason Ma, who had won 3 in row up to that point. Aaron's rating is now 1807, congratulations Aaron for making it to Class A at such a young age.
We were glad to see the Helix Charter School players back in action again and Ryan Valley, one of their more jolly and boisterous players, tied for BU1600 with 3 others, including new player Paul Woo, a young military man who hasn't played for a while but is anxious to get back into the swing of things in the chess world. Paul also won the Best Game Prize in this section.
Here are the prize winners:
Open Section, 12 players:
First Place: Cyrus Lakdawala (3 1/2), $125
2nd Place/U2400: Kyron Griffith (3) and Chris Wonnell (3), $75 each
U2200/U2000: Nikolay Arutyunov (2 1/2) and Madhavan Vajapeyam (2 1/2), $75 each
2nd U2400/2nd U2200: Jamieson Pryor (2) and Leonard Sussman (2), $25 each
2nd U2000: Chuck Ensey (1 1/2), $25
Players: 1. Cyrus Lakdawala (2535) 2. Bruce Baker (2302) 3. Leonard Sussman (2136) 4. Kyron Griffith (2135) 5. Jesse Orlowski (2005) 6. Roberto Aiello (1980) 7. Paul Agron (1978) 8. Jamieson Pryor (1967) 9. Nikolay Arutyunov (1947) 10. Madhavan Vajapeyam (1901) 11. Chris Wonnell (1881) 12. Chuck Ensey (1849)
Reserve Section (U1800), 24 players
First Place: Aaron Householder (4), $80
2nd Place: William Delaney (3 1/2), $40 3rd Place: Jason Ma (3), $30
BU1600: Scott Householder (3), Gene Fernando (3), Paul Woo (3) and Ryan Valley (3), $37 each
But it is not all about the kids - Gene Fernando is 83 and still plays a mean game. Anthony Harbone is also an otcogenarian and maintains a Class B rating. Gene got a win over Anthony in Round 2 today.
Players: William Delaney (1781) 2. Aaron Householder (1777) 3. Jeff Tellman (1765) 4.Jason Ma (1714) 5. Anthony Harbone (1623) 6.Scott Householder (1583) 7. Eusy Ancheta (1550) 8. Jim Krooskos (1546) 9. Armando Garcia (1417) 10. Fred Cleveland (1406) 11. Gene Fernando (1400) 12. Jonathan Centers (1364) 13. Sam Deck (1349) 14.Michael Ferguson (1332) 15.Claire Negus (1309) 16.Ray Aquitania (1211) 17,Ryan Valley (1171) 18. Keric Rivas (1141) 19.Paul Woo (1056) 20. David Smith (1038) 21.Nicolas Oviedo (983) 22. Andrew Negus (894) 23. John Vanderpot (800) 24. Nicholas McDonald (unr)
Best Game Prize Open Section, Kyron Griffith, $15, for Rd 3 win over Leonard Sussman
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 e5 7.d5 a5 8.Qd2 Na6 9.Nge2 c6 10.0-0-0 cxd5 11.cxd5 Bd7 12.Kb1 b5 13.Rc1 Qb8 14.g4 b4 15.Nd1 b3 16.a3 (not 16.Qxa5? Nc5 17.Qc3 bxa2+ 18.Ka1 Nb3+!) Nb4! 17.Ndc3 Nc2 18.Bh6 Bxh6 19.Qxh6 Bxg4 20.fxg4 Nxg4 21.Qh4 Nge3 22.Bh3 Qb6 23.Na4? Qa6! 24.Nec3 Qd3 25.Rxc2 Nxc2 26.Kc1 Nb4! 27.Qf2 Na2+ 0-1
Best Game Prize Reserve Section, Paul Woo, $15, for Rd 4 win over Jonathan Centers
1.e4 Nc6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 b6 4.Nf3 Bb7 5.Bd3 e6 6.0-0 Nge7 7.Nc3 g6 8.Re1 Bg7 9.Bd2 0-0 10.Qc1 Re8 11.Bh6 Nb4 12.Qf4 Bxh6?? (...Nxd3 13.cxd3 Bxh6 14.Qxh6 Nf5 and Black can fight on) 13.Qxh6 Nxd3 14.Ng5 1-0
Total Prizes $830