Gambito Open #511 3/26/11
20 players, including 3 Masters (Morshedi, Baker, Griffith); 4 Experts (Aeria, Sussman, Humphrey, Morris); 5 Class A (Pryor, Wonnell, Murra Jr., Souza, A. Householder); 3 Class B (S. Householder, Choi, Harbone), 5 Class C or less (Pimentel, B. Keltner, Cleveland, Talcott, Movius).
Prize Winners: First Place: Ali Morshedi, $100; U2400: Bruce Baker, $50; U2200: Leonard Sussman, $50; 2nd Place: Buddy Morris and Jim Humphrey, $15 each; U2000: Chris Wonnell and Fawsi Murra Jr, $25 each; U1800: Anthony Harbone and Scott Householder, $25 each; U1600: Ben Keltner, $40. Total Prizes: $370
Next Week: April Super Gambito on 4/02/11
Gambito #510 3/19/11
23 players, average turnout, so we used our usual 3-point McMahon pairing system, where M/E=3,A=2,B=1,C=0. Here were the players in pre-tournament rating order:
2 Masters: Cyrus Lakdawala and Varun Krishnan
7 Experts: Nikolay Arutyunov, Leonard Sussman, Paul Agron, Jim Humphrey, Richard Wong, Jamieson Pryor and Madhavan Vajapeyam.
4 Class A: Buddy Morris, Venkat Iyer, Chuck Ensey and Sridhar Ramanujam
4 Class B: Alexander Blank, Michael Shevelev, Tom Kuhn and Anthony Harbone
4 Class C/D: Daniel Shevelev, Jay Choi, Fred Cleveland, Ben Keltner, Stanford Talcott and Glenn Rich. John Keltner filled in for two house games.
The Shevelev's were visiting from Tucson AZ. Very nice family...
First Place: Cyrus Lakdawala (7), $100
Second Place/BU2400: Varun Krishnan (5 1/2) and Richard Wong (5 1/2), $60 each
BU2200: Madhavan Vajapeyam (5) and Leonard Sussman (5), $24 each
BU2200/2000: Sridhar Ramanujam (5), Venkat Iyer (5) and Buddy Morris (5), $24 each
BU1800: Daniel Shevelev (3 1/2), $50 BU1600: Jay Choi (2 1/2), $50
Total Prizes $440
Gambito Open #509 3/12/11
St. Patrick's Day parade kept the turnout quite low. 3-way tie between Jamieson Pryor (3), Nikolay Arutyunov (3) and Leonard Sussman (3), $30 each. BU2000/1800 was Elkaei Rivera (2) and Jay Choi (2), $25 each.
Gambito Open #508 March Super Gambito 3/05/11
OK, I wasn't there for this one, but here are the results, corrected from my earlier guesses. 35 players, great turnout!
First Place: Cyrus Lakdawala (3 1/2), $125
Second Place/BU2400: Ali Morshedi (3) and Varun Krishnan (3), $75 each
2nd U2400: Kyron Griffith (2 1/2), $25
BU 2200: Raoul Crisologo (2 1/2), $75
BU 2000/2nd U2200: Jamieson Pryor (2) and Madhavan Vajapeyam (2), $50 each
2nd U2000: Venkat Iyer (1 1/2), $25
Best Game: Cyrus Lakdawala, $15, for win over Ali Morshedi (see below)
Reserve Section (U1800)
First Place: Kevin Ren (4), $75 Second Place: Alexander Blank (3), $25
BU 1600: Sam Barboo (3) and Issac Vega (3), $35 each
Reserve Best Game: Eliza Eggert, $15, for win over Jason Arbeiter
Total Prizes: $700