Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Markowski Open Rd 1 of 7

The Alina Markowski Open  Round 1 of 7  1/05/11  7 PM

This 7 round event kicks off our club championship cycle. Already seeded in for the Club Championship are John Funderburg, Peter Hodges, Bruce Baker and Carl Wagner. The top 12 players with the highest scores in this event will qualify for the 7 round Club Championship (starts on 2/23/11). Rounds 1 through 7 of the Markowski are every Wednesday night for the next 7 weeks. This event also qualifies 16 players for the Reserve Championship, which is for players U1800. A Women's Championship will also start on 2/23.

Two byes are available if requested in time (before 6:30 PM the night of the round), but last round byes must be requested before the start of round 2. Entry Fee is $25, and everyone must renew their SDCC membership if they haven't already done so. Club Membership runs on a calendar year basis, so everyone expires on 12/31. Dues are $60 a year, $48 for seniors or for active mililtary, $30 for juniors. There are generous cash prizes throughout the year, so you will have plenty of chances to win that money back and then plenty more.  

The time control for this event is our standard 40/90, SD/60 with 5 second delay. To register for this event, please email Chuck Ensey at or call the club telephone at 619-239-7166. In this event, we all play in one huge section, so the first few rounds will feature large rating differences. Despite this, there is almost always a few upsets, or at least a few draws in the first few rounds. It is your chance to upset a much higher rated player, and if not, at least to learn something from the experience, A loss to a much higher rated player means you will probably only lose only 1 or 2 rating points, so there is practically nothing to lose and a lot to gain. Some people complain about the rating mismatches, but still this event seems to be very popular because we usually have 90 players or so. If you don't want to play a much higher or lower rated player (you will either get paired way up or way down for the first few rounds), then take a bye for the first round or even the first two rounds. Personally, I think it is fun and a good way to get to know the best players in our club.

Players so far: 87

There were 3 upsets tonight, no draws. Biggest upset was Patrick Edwards (1203) over Bruce Charnov (1803), a 600 point rating differential. Bruce misplayed a mating attack by overlooking an intermezzo move. Most of the games had 500 to 600 point spreads. Another upset was Dustin Movius (unr) over Fred Borges (1733) when Fred lost on time, but with an unrated player, we don't really know how good they are yet. Finally there was me, Chuck Ensey (1815), over house player Antonio Gonzalez (2031). I was going to take a bye, but decided to play Antonio and got a bit lucky.    

Board 1  Bruce Baker - Hector Gonzalez  1-0

Bd 2  Chris Jensen - Todd Smith  0-1

Bd 3  Al Flore - Frank Arias  1-0

Bd 4  Erik Marquis - Carl Wagner  0-1

Bd 5  Dimitry Kishinevsky - Tom Kuhn  1-0

Bd 6  Santi Pinon - Lennart Mathe  0-1

Bd 7  Raoul Crisologo - Leonardo Villaverde  1-0

Bd 8  Rocio Murra - Mario Amodeo  0-1

Bd 10  Alejandrino Baluran - Jonathan Patriarca  1-0

Bd 11  Anthony Harbone - Rick Aeria  0-1

Bd 12  Ignacio Sainz - Jerry Qu  1-0

Bd 13  Santaigo Rubio-Fernaz - Leonard Sussman  0-1

Bd 14  Bill Whitney - Joe Propati  1-0

Bd 15  Jonathan Centers - Aaron Wooten  0-1

Bd 16  Jim Humphrey - Andrew Negus  1-0

Bd 17  Mark Lawless - Paul Agron  0-1

Bd 18  Robert Defore - Jerry Beck  1-0

Bd 19  Jachin Tyrell - Jeff Turner  0-1

Bd 20  Tim McGuiness - Morgan Fox  1-0

Bd 21  Mayra Murra - David Saponara  0-1

Bd 22  Buddy Morris - Tom Lavoy  1-0

Bd 23  Fred Cleveland - Fred Deleon  0-1

Bd 24  Esteban Escobedo - Darren Himeles  1-0

Bd 25  Cristhian Garcia - Thomas Fries  0-1

Bd 26  David Delgadillo - Paul Scott  1-0

Bd 27  Irina Nizmutdinova - Robert Draper  0-1

Bd 28  Dayne Freitag - Stanford Talcott  1-0

Bd 29  Darryl Woodson - Joel Batchelor  0-1

Bd 9  Matt Souza - Monica Ness  1-0 

Bd 31  Chuck Ensey - Antonio Gonzalez  1-0

Bd 32  Bruce Charnov - Patrick Edwards  0-1 

Bd 33  Dan Press - Carl Newell  0-1

Bd 34  Ron Rezendes - Arnold Berlin  1-0

Bd 35  Daniel Sun - Kenneth Xu  0-1

Bd 36  Elkaei Rivera - Ross Blum  1-0

Bd 37  Tygan Zeng - Fawsi Jose Murra  0-1

Bd 38  Shaun Sweitzer - Ronald Stanard  1-0

Bd 39  Harry LaSalle - Damani Fair  0-1

Bd 40  Maria Murra - Stefanie Burnham  1-0

Bd 41  Dustin Movius - Fred Borges  1-0

Bd 42  Jim Krooskos - Brian Sun  1-0

Bye: Fausto Robles, Phillip Roth, Edgar Lopez, Eliza Eggert, Sam Barboo, Bill Murray, Jeremy Patton



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