Sunday, August 1, 2010

August Gambito Opens: #479 to #482

Gambito #482  8/28/10

Huge turnout of 38 players today, thanks everybody. This is the way we hoped it would be every week. Here are the participants in pre-tournament rating order:

3 Masters: Cyrus Lakdawala, Bruce Baker, Kyron Griffith      

8 Experts: Varun Krishnan, Dimitry Kishinevsky, Mario Amodeo, Peter Hodges, Raoul Crisologo, Paul Agron, Aaron Wooten, Leonard Sussman

9 Class A: Nikolay Arutyunov, Carey Milton, Madhavan Vajapeyam, Chris Wonnell, Buddy Morris, Venkat Iyer, Aaron Householder, Jason Arbeiter, Prisliiano Padillo

7 Class B: Jason Ma, Kenneth Xu, Chuck Ensey, Edgar Lopez, James Mitchell, Scott Householder, Tom Kuhn

3 Class C: Eliza Eggert, Fred Cleveland, Libano Rodriguez

8 Class D and below: Jay Choi, Claire Negus, Thomas Benson, Rex Pimentel, Haziq Siddiqi, Bryan Tangtartharakul, Elkaei Rivera, Alexander Jin, plus Mark Negus played 3 house games.

We used a 3 point Mcmahon pairing sytem (M/E=3, A=2, B=1, C/D=0) Here are the prize winners:

First Place: Cyrus Lakdawala (7), $125  

Second Place/BU2400/BU2200/2ndU2200): Kyron Griffith (5 1/2), Bruce Baker (5 1/2), Dimitry Kishinevsky (5 1/2) and Paul Agron (5 1/2), $61 each  

U2000: Carey Milton (4 1/2) and Nikolay Arutyunov (4 1/2), $47 each

U1800: Jason Ma (4), $75   2nd U1800: Edgar Lopez (3 1/2), $20

U1600: Fred Cleveland (3), $62  U1400: Thomas Benson (3), $62

2nd U1600: Bryan Tangtartharakul (2 1/2), $20

2nd U1400: Jay Choi (2) and Haziq Siddiqi (2), $7 each

Book Prize: Elkaei Rivera (4), unrated player won all 4 games, estimated rating based on 4 games is 2191! 

Total Prizes: $720 

 

Gambito #481  8/21/10

26 players today, here they are in pre-tournament rating order:

3 Masters: Jeff Arnold, Ken Arnold, Bruce Baker

4 Experts: Varun Krishnan, Raoul Crisologo, Peter Hodges, Leonard Sussman

6 Class A: Bob Defore, Madhavan Vajapeyam, Carey Milton, Buddy Morris, Aaron Householder, Chuck Ensey

5 Class B: Jason Ma, Kenneth Xu, Tom Kuhn, Scott Householder, Robert Henderson

5 Class C: Pratik Khanna, Jerry Qu, Kevin Ren, Fred Cleveland, Jay Choi 

3 Class D/unr: Rex Pimental, Siyin Li, Glenn Rich

Bruce Baker directed and used a 2 point McMahon pairing system where M/E/A=2, B=1, C/D=0. Here are the prize winners:

First Place: Ken Arnold (6), $100 

Second Place/U2400: Jeff Arnold (4 1/2), and Peter Hodges (4 1/2), $60 each

BU2200: Varun Krishnan (4), $60  U2000: Madhavan Vajapeyam (4), $60

U1800: Jason Ma (3 1/2), $60   U1600: Kevin Ren (3), $60

Total Prizes: $460  

Gambito #480  8/14/10

23 players today, including 1 Master, Bruce Baker; 4 Experts: Varun Krishnan, Peter Hodges, Leonard Sussman, Daniel Grazian; 5 Class A: Pejman Sagart, Buddy Morris, Chris Wonnell, Aaron Householder, Chuck Ensey: 6 Class B: Edgar Lopez, Tom Kuhn, Kenneth Xu, Donald Klass, Scott Householder, Anthony Harbone: 4 Class C: James Sofianos, Jerry Qu, Kevin Ren, Fred Cleveland; 3 Class D: Rex Pimentel, Jay Choi, Amado Ancheta.  

We used our usual 3 point McMahon with M/E=3, A=2, B=1, C/D=0. Here were the prize winners:

First Place: Bruce Baker (6 1/2), $100          BU2400: Varun Krishnan (6), $60

Second Place/BU2200: Peter Hodges (4 1/2), Leonard Sussman (4 1/2), Daniel Grazian (4 1/2), $30 each

Also tying the 3 above were BU2000: Chris Wonnell (4 1/2) and Buddy Morris (4 1/2), $30 each

BU1800: Kenneth Xu (3 1/2) and Edgar Lopez (3 1/2), $25 each  

BU1600: Kevin Ren (3) and Jay Choi (3), $25 each     

Total Prizes: $410

Gambito #479 (August Super Gambito)  8/07/10  

Open Section

First Place/Second Place/BU2400: Cyrus Lakdawala (3), Bruce Baker (3), Varun Krishnan (3), $91 each

BU2200: Leonard Sussman (2 1/2), $75 

2nd U2400/2200: Jim Humphrey (2), Aaron Wooten (2) and Raoul Crisologo (2), $17 each

BU2000: Bob Defore (2), $75      2nd U2000: Madhavan Vajapeyam (1 1/2), $25 

Plus Best Game Prize $15, still to be announced

Reserve Section

First Place: Jason Arbeiter (3 1/2), $75  Second Place: Scott Householder (3), $25

BU1600/2nd U1600: Pratik Khanna (3) and Jerry Qu (3), $45 each

Plus Best Game Prize $15, still to be announced 

25 players total, a bit short to cover Guaranteed Prize Fund of $700  

 

 

Total Prizes $700

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