Gambito #528 10/29/11
26 players, good turnout. Here are the players in pre-event rating order. It was a well diversified field.
4 Masters: Cyrus Lakdawala, Bruce Baker, Kyron Griffith and Peter Graves
5 Experts: Leonard Sussman, Jamieson Pryor, Aaron Wooten, Ben Barquin and Buddy Morris
5 Class A: Chris Wonnell, Elkaei Rivera, Aaron Householder, Pejman Sagart and Scott Householder
5 Class B: Jay Choi, Chuck Ensey, Albert Dumaran, Jim Krooskos and Anthony Harbone
5 Class C: Ajay Krishnan, Aaron Moman, David Whitten, Glenn Rich and Fred Cleveland
2 Class D: Patrick Edwards and Matthew Lizanich. Roger Pedersen filled in as a house player
We used a 3 point McMahon pairing system (M/Exp =3, A=2, B=1, C/D=0).
Pejman Sagart had a particularly good day, winning over the resurgent Jay Choi, then Expert Jamieson Pryor and to top it off, defeating NM Peter Graves in a very nice game. His reward? He got to play Cyrus in the last round...but maybe that helped him gain over 80 points, we'll see when the event is rated. Ajay Krishnan also gained over 80 points, putting him well over 1600 for the first time. The kid is on his way, look out world...
Here are the prize winners:
First Place: Cyrus Lakdawala (7), $100
2nd Place: Kyron Griffith (6), $60
BU2400: Aaron Wooten (5 1/2), $60
BU2200: Leonard Sussman (5), $60 BU2000: Pejman Sagart (5), $60
BU1800: Chuck Ensey (4), $60
BU1600: Ajay Krishnan (3) and Matt Lizanich (3), $30 each
Total Prizes: $460
Next Week: Super Gambito on November 5. That means $700 in guaranteed prizes with only a $25 entry fee, 4 rounds of G/40 starting at 10:30 AM sharp. Registration from 10 AM to 10:25. Please call in if you are running late, otherwise you have to take a first round bye...