National Chess Day Gambito Open #488 10/09/10
$1,000 in Guaranteed Prizes!!
29 players, 15 in the Open, 14 in the Reserve
First Place: Cyrus Lakdawala (3 1/2), $140
Second Place: Kyron Griffith (3), $90 also tied for second were:
U2400/2200: Aaron Householder (3) and Varun Krishnan (3), $90 each
2nd U2400: Bruce Baker (2 1/2), $40 2nd U2200: Raoul Crisologo (2 1/2), $40
U2000/2nd U2000: Jamiseon Pryor (2), Matt Souza (2) and Chuck Ensey (2), $43 each
Best Game: $15, goes to Bruce Baker for win over Leonard Sussman
Bruce Baker (2263) - Leonard Sussman (2036) Round 3 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.0-0 0-0 5.c4 d6 6.Nc3 e5 7.d4 Nc6 8.h3 exd4 9.Nxd4 Nxd4 10.Qxd4 Ng4 11.Qd2 Ne5 12.b3 Rb8 13.Bb2 Bd7 14.Rad1 a6 15.c5 dxc5?! 16.f4 Nc6 17.Qxd7 Bd4+ 18.Rxd4 Nxd4 19.Nd5 Nxe2+ 20.Kh2 Nd4 21.Rd1 Re8? 22.Qex8! 1-0 One nice variation Bruce pointed out was 21...c6 22.Ne7+ Kg7 23.Rxd4 cxd4 24.Bxd4+ Kh6 25.g4! Qxd7 26.g5+ Kh5 27.Kg3 with mate to follow.
Cyrus drew with Varun in the last round. Kyron lost to Cy in Rd 3, but beat Bruce in the last round. Aaron Householder beat 3 higher rated players, Ben Barquin in Rd 1, lost to Kyron, but then beat Jamieson Pryor and Matt Souza. Nice day for the Householders as Scott went 4-0 in the Reserve section. Andrew Negus beat Haziq Siddiqi in the last round to win BU1400.
First Place: Scott Householder (4), $90
Second Place: Anthony Harbone (3), $40
U1600: John Carson (3), $90
2nd U1600: Jerry Qu (2 1/2), $30
U1400: Andrew Negus (2 1/2), $70
2nd U1400: Fred Cleveland (2), Eliza Eggert (2), and Keric Rivas (2), $10 each
Best Game: $15, goes to Eliza Eggert for a win over John Carson
Eliza Eggert (1389) - John Carson (1470) Round 2 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 Nc6?! 4.Nxc6 dxc6 5.Nc3 b5 6.f3 b4 7.Na4 Bd6 8.d4 0-0 9.e5 Re8 10.Be2 Bxe5? (10...Nd5 11.exd6? Ba6! was worth a try!) 11.dxe5 Qxd1+ 12.Kxd1 Rxe5 13.Bf4 Rd5+ 14.Bd3 Bf5 15.Kd2 Bxd3 16.cxd3 Rad8 17.Rae1 Rxd3+ 18. Kc1 R8d4 19.Be5 Rc4+ 20.Kb1 b3 21.Nc3 bxa2+ 22.Kxa2 Rd2 23.Rd1 Rd7 24.Rxd7 Nxd7 25.Rd1 Nf8 26.Bxc7 Rc5 27.Ne4 Rc2 28.Rd2 Rc1 29.Rd8 f6 30.Bd6 Kf7 31.Rxf8+ and White went on to checkmate on move 45. 1-0
John was moaning about the beating he took in this game, but he bounced back to win his next two.