Friday, December 4, 2009

December Gambito Opens #447, #448, #449

Gambito #449  12/19/09

Very nice turnout of 26 players. We used a 3 point McMahon, where M/E=3, A=2, B=1, C=0. The winners were: First Place: Cyrus Lakdawala (7), $100; 2nd Place: Ronald Bruno (5 1/2), $70; BU2400: Kyron Griffith (5 1/2), $70; BU2200: Raoul Crisologo (5 1/2), $70; BU2000: Robert Dolan (5), $60; BU1800: Reyes Lopez (3 1/2) and Jeff Tellman (3 1/2), $30 each; BU1600: Edgar Lopez (2) and John Carson (2), $30 each.   

Note: No Gambito on 12/26, go play in Las Vegas at the North American Open!!   

Gambito #448  1212/09

This was one of of those rare Gambito Opens where attendance was very low, only 11 players. Even so, Bruce decided to use a mini McMahon where M/E=1, A/B/C=0. Winners were: First Place: Cyrus Lakdawala (5), $60; BU2200: Jamieson Pryor (3 1/2), $40; BU2000: Matt Souza (3), $40; BU1800: Anthony Harbone (2) and Tom Kuhn (2), $15 each; BU1600: James Sturtevant (1), $20.

Total Prizes = $190  

Gambito #447  12/05/09

Slightly disappointing turnout of 29 players, just enough to cover the prize fund, but not enough to raise it. $700 in Guaranteed Prizes, $25 entry fee, 4 rounds of G/40 with 5 second delay. Rounds are at 10:30 AM, 12:15, 2:45 and 4:30. Registration is between 10 AM and 10:25, don't be late, we start at 10:30 sharp. Two sections, Open and Reserve (U1800 rating). 

Open Section:

First Place: Cyrus Lakdawala (4), $125 

Second Place/BU2400: Bruce Baker (3) and Kyron Griffith (3), $75 each

BU2200/2nd U2400/2ndU2200: Alan Sebeckis (2 1/2), Leonard Sussman (2 1/2) and Raoul Crisologo (2 1/2), $42 each

BU2000: Roberto Aiello (2 1/2) and Chris Wonnell$50 each

Best Game Open Section: $15 to Dimitry Kishinevsky for win over Nikolay Arutyunov

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cd 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Be2 Be7 7.0-0 0-0 8.Kh1 Bd7 9.f4 Nc6 10.f5 Rc8 11.g4 a6 12.g5 Nxd4 13.Qxd4 Rxc3 14.bc Nxe4 15.f6 gf 16.gf Bc6 17.fe?? Nf2+ 0-1 

Reserve Section:

First/Second Place: Matt Souza (3 1/2) and Joanne Koong (3 1/2), $50 each

U1600: Fred Cleveland (2 1/2), $50

2nd U1600; Jim Krooskos (2) and Andrew Negus (2), $10 each   

Best Game Prize Reserve Section, $15, goes to Matthew Doolittle for win over Jim Krooskos

 

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