Saturday, December 7, 2013

December Super Gambito (#636)

Gambito Open #636  on 12/07/13  December Super Gambito

34 players today, good turnout! Here they are in pre-event rating order:
By the way, this event has already been rated by Jeff Turner (super fast turn around, thanks Jeff!)
Bruce Charnov directed with help from me, Chuck Ensey

Gurveer Singh upset Cyrus, but then fell victim to the famous "Curse of Cyrus", losing 2 out of the next 3 games. He lost to Buddy Morris in the last round, allowing the Bud Man to win U2400. Nikolay won a sparkler versus Bruce and then settled for a GM draw with Kaufman in the last round. In the Reserve section, Andrew Negus won his round 3 match with Claire Negus and then drew with Keric in the last round.

6 Masters: Cyrus Lakdawala, Raymond Kaufman, Kevin Trujillo, Bruce Baker, Ron Gutman and Nikolay Arutyunov

6 Experts: Venkat Iyer, Leonard Sussman, Elkaei Rivera, Raoul Crisologo, Richard Skinnell and Gurveer Singh

9 Class A: Fidel Gonzalez, Buddy Morris, Ramil Macaspac, Chuck Ensey, Datris Robinson, Ben Keltner, Jerry Qu, Jay Choi and Pejman Sagart

5 Class B: Ben Duong, Claire Negus, Keric Rivas, David Narevsky and Anthony Harbone

6 Class C: Andrew Negus, Sabrina Duong, Ken Green, Renato Conducto, Chris Mitchell and Mark Negus

2 Class D: Fred Cleveland and David Terr

We played in two sections, Open and Reserve (U1800). Here were the prize winners:

Open Section (21 players)

First/Second Place: Raymond Kaufman (3 1/2) and Nikolay Arutyunov (3 1/2), $102 each

BU2400: Buddy Morris (3), $75

2nd U2400: Kevin Trujillo (2 1/2), Bruce Baker (2 1/2) and Ron Gutman (2 1/2), $10 each

BU2200/2nd U2200: Venkat Iyer (2 1/2) and Raoul Crisologo (2 1/2), $52 each

BU2000: Ramil Macaspac (2) and Jay Choi (2), $52 each

3rd U2000: Pejman Sagart (1 1/2), $20

Best Game to Guveer Singh, $15, for win over Cyrus

Reserve Section (13 players)

First Place: Andrew Negus (3 1/2), $75

Second Place: Keric Rivas (3) and Ben Duong (3), $15 each

BU1600: Ken Green (3), $75

2nd U1600: Fred Cleveland (2 1/2), $25

Best Game to Andrew Negus, $15, for win over Claire Negus

Total Prizes: $775 

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