Friday, December 3, 2010

December Gambito Opens #496 - 498

Note: No Gambito on 12/25/10, Christmas Day. However there will be a Super Gambito on 01/01/11 New Year's Day... don't stay up too late on 12/31!! see you next year! 

Gambito #498  12/18/10

19 players, McMahon pairings with M/E=3, A=2, B=1, C/D=0.

First Place: Cyrus Lakdawala (7), $100    U2400: Daniel Grazian (6), $50

2nd Place: Kyron Griffith (5), $20

U2200: Nikolay Arutyunov (4 1/2), $50

U2000: Jamieson Pryor (4), $50   U1800: Kenneth Xu (4), $50

U1600: Haziq Siddiqi (3), $40

Total Prizes: $360

Gambito #497  12/11/10

16 players, bit of a light turnout, but understandable with the holiday season upon us. McMahon pairings with M/E = 2, A/B = 1, C/D = 0. Bruce Baker directed. Cyrus drew with Varun. Varun skipped the last round to lock in his newly attained master rating of 2200.  Congratulation to Varun, we knew this day would come...but it is amazing how fast he did it.

First Place: Cyrus Lakdawala (5 1/2), $80  U2400: Kyron Griffith (4 1/2), $50

U2200: Varun Krishnan (4), Leonard Sussman (4), Peter Hodges (4), $13 each

U2000: Venkat Iyer (3 1/2), $40  U1800: Elkaei Rivera (3), $40

U1600: Jay Choi (2) and Joe Propati (2), $15 each    

Total Prizes: $281 

Gambito #496 (December Super Gambito)  12/04/10

33 players today, good turnout, enough to pay out even more than the Guaranteed Prize Fund of $700; we paid out $750 today. Here are the players in pre-tournament rating order:

2 Masters: Lakdawala, Baker

6 Experts: Arutyunov, Wooten, Milton, Agron, Sussman, Gonzalez

8 Class A: Pryor, Vinoya, Souza, Quiba, A. Householder, Rivera, Padilla, Ensey

8 Class B: S. Householder, Sweitzer, Arbeiter, E. Lopez, Ibarra, Narevsky, Qu, Harbone

1 Class C: Choi

8 Class D/E: C. Negus, Cleveland, A. Negus, Nizmutdinova, Edwards, Zeng, Stanard, Quattlebaum. Mark Negus filled in as a house player for 3 games.      

Here were the prize winners:

Open Section, 16 players

First Place: Cyrus Lakdawala (4), $125

Second Place/BU2400: Bruce Baker (3) and Nikolay Arutyunov (3), $75 each

BU2200/2nd U2200: Leonard Sussman (2 1/2) and Aaron Wooten (2 1/2), $50 each   

2nd U2400: Carey Milton (2), Antonio Gonzalez (2) and Paul Agron (2), $8 each

BU2000/2nd U2000: Mario Vinoya (2) and Chuck Ensey (2), $50 each

Best Game: Aaron Wooten, $15, for win over Prisciliano Padilla

Reserve Section (U1800), 17 players 

First Place: Edgar Lopez (3 1/2), $62     BU1600: Andrew Negus (3 1/2), $62

Second Place: Aaron Ibarra (3), Anthony Harbone (3) and David Narevsky (3), $8 each 

2nd U1600/BU1400: Jay Choi (2), Claire Negus (2) and Fred Cleveland (2), $23 each

Best Game: Andrew Negus, $15, for win over Scott Householder

Total Prizes: $750

 

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