Gambito Open #622 on 8/24/13
This is the last Gambito of the month as next week, August 31st, is the Southern California Open, right here in San Diego at the Town and Country Hotel in Mission Valley. This event features a $20,000 Guaranteed Prize fund with a long classical time control of 40/120, SD/60, d/5. If you opt for the 2 day schedule then you have to play 3 fast games at G/60, d/5 on Sunday and then merge that evening at 5 PM with the other players for round 4 for a slow game. That is a brutal schedule, but about 15% of the players choose it, so we keep offering it to help boost attendance. Sign up for this event at scchess.com where you can also see the list of advance entries, so far we have 4 GMs, 5 IMs and 12 other masters.
I (Chuck Ensey) wasn't able to play today, but I stopped by at lunchtime. Another great turnout!
Here are the players in pre-event rating order, Bruce Baker directed and used a 3 point McMahon where Master/Expert = 3, A = 2, B = 1, C/D = 0:
3 Masters: Dionisio Aldama, Cyrus Lakdawala and Bruce Baker
6 Experts: Dimitry Kishinevsky, Venkat Iyer, Ben Barquin, Jeff Turner, Leonard Sussman and Raoul Crisologo
11 Class A: Buddy Morris, Chris Wonnell, Aaron Householder, Jay Choi, Richard Skinnell, Jerry Qu, Gurveer Singh, Kevin Yang, Jason Arbeiter, Ramil Macaspac and David Delgadillo
8 Class B: Datris Robinson, (John Donahoo as a house player), Ben Keltner, (Sam Barboo as house), Justin Kang, Jesse Wang, David Narevsky, Eusy Ancheta, Scott Householder and Anthony Harbone
5 Class C: Sabrina Duong, Ben Duong, Tygan Zeng, Rex Pimentel and Ken Green
4 Class D and below: Matthew Wang, David Terr, Frank Yang and Andruw Householder