Saturday, December 10, 2011

Gambito #544, #545, #546, #547

Gambito #547   12/31/11    

$20 Entry Fee, 4 rounds G/40 d/5, Rounds at 10:30 AM, 12:15, 2:45 and 4:30 PM 

Yes there is a Gambito Open on New Year's Eve!  Special Surprise Prizes included!

28 players, 16 in Open, 12 in Reserve.

3 Masters: Cyrus Lakdawala, Bruce Baker and Kyron Griffith.

4 Experts: Peter Hodges, Leonard Sussman, Aaron Wooten and Lennart Mathe. 

9 Class A: Venkat Iyer, Elkaei Rivera, Jason Ma, Bud Stamper, Datris Robinson, Jay Choi, Pejman Sagart, Jason Arbeiter and Chuck Ensey.

2 Class B: Boris Polonsky and Tom Kuhn

3 Class C: Andrew Negus, David Whitten, David Narevsky

7 Class D: Fred Clevland, Claire Negus, Jesse Wang, Matthew Wang, Mark Negus, Patrick Edwards and Michael Brady (unr). Glenn Rich filled in as a house player.

Here were the Prize winners:

Open Section

First Place: Cyrus Lakdawala (4), $100    2nd Place: Venkat Iyer (3 1/2), $75

BU2400: Peter Hodges (3), $75   2nd U2400: Kyron Griffith (2 1/2), $25

BU2200: Leonard Sussman (2 1/2), $75  

BU2000/2nd U2200/2ndU2000: Jason Ma (2), Elkaei Rivera (2), Jay Choi (2) and Bud Stamper (2), $31 each

Reserve Section

BU1800: Andrew Negus (3 1/2), $75

U1600/2nd U1800: David Whitten (3) and Fred Cleveland (3), $75 each

2nd U1600: David Narevsky (2 1/2), $25

BU1400: Jesse Wang (2 1/2), $30   2nd U1400: Claire Negus (2), $20

Total Prizes $700


Gambito #546   12/24/11

Gambito Open on Christmas Eve drew only 12 hardy players. We used a 1 point McMahon, with M/Exp/A=1, B/C/D=0. 2 Masters (Lakdawala & Baker), 3 Experts (Crisologo, Wooten and Sussman), 2 Class A (Morris, Rivera) 2 Class B (Ensey, Moman), 3 C and below (Cleveland, Lizanich and Liu).  Prize Winners were:

First Place: Cyrus Lakdawala (5), $80      BU2200: Raoul Crisologo (3 1/2), $40

BU2000: Buddy Morris (3), $35    BU1800: Aaron Moman (3), $35

BU1600: Matthew Lizanich (2), $20

Total Prizes $210     

Gambito #545   12/17/11  

$20 Entry Fee, 4 rounds G/40 d/5, Rounds at 10:30 AM, 12:15, 2:45 and 4:30 PM

29 players in 2 sections, good turnout. We used a two section format. Here are the players:

6 Masters: Cyrus Lakdawala, Bruce Baker, Kyron Griffith, Peter Graves, Varun Krishnan, Martin Nilsson.

4 Experts: Aaron Wooten, Jamieson Pryor, Ben Barquin, Leonard Sussman.

5 Class A: Buddy Morris, Sridhar Ramanujam, Pejman Sagart, Jason Arbeiter, Chuck Ensey (playing up)


7 Class B: Jay Choi, Boris Polonsky, Tim Loperfido, Tom Kuhn, Ajay Krishnan, Aaron Moman and Anthony Harbone.

1 Class C: Thomas Diem

3 Class D: Jesse Wang, Fred Cleveland and Patrick Edwards

3 Class E: Matthew Wang, Ray Roark and Matt Keith (unr).

Cyrus beat Pryor, Nilsson and Baker before drawing with Varun in the last round. Varun had also drawn with Peter Graves, who lost to Sussman in the last round. Kyron drew with Bruce, Leonard and Martin in the last round. Jay Choi won 4 in the Reserve Section and now will be booted upstairs to the Open, as he earned a Class A rating. Congrats to Jay!  

Biggest rating point gainers (est): +85 Fred Cleveland to 1397, +75 Matthew Wang to 1182, +52 Jay Choi to 1836 

Here are the Prize Winners:

Open Section, 15 players

First Place: Cyrus Lakdawala (3 1/2), $100

BU2400: Varun Krishnan (3), $75      BU2200: Leonard Sussman (3), $75

2nd Place: Kyron Griffith (2 1/2), Bruce Baker (2 1/2) and Martin Nilsson (2 1/2), $20 each 

BU2000: Buddy Morris (2), $75

Reserve Section (U1800), 14 players

First Place: Jay Choi (4), $75

BU1600: Matthew Wang (2 1/2), $40

BU1400: Fred Cleveland (2), $20

Total Prizes: $520


Gambito #544   12/10/11

$20 Entry Fee, 4 rounds G/40 d/5, Rounds at 10:30 AM, 12:15, 2:45 and 4:30 PM

Pretty good turnout of 30 players, a drop from the Super Gambito's 42 players, but still quite nice. I was pleasantly surprised. We had a few visitors to go along with the usual suspects.

Here are the players in rating order:

3 Masters: Cyrus Lakdawala, Bruce Baker and Peter Graves.

8 Experts: Craig Clawitter, Raoul Crisologo, Paul Agron, Aaron Wooten, Jamieson Pryor, Leonard Sussman, Ben Barquin and Elkaei Rivera (playing up).

6 Class A: Pejman Sagart, William Wijaya, Ernesto Alvarez, Jason Arbeiter, Matt Souza and Edgar Lopez.  

8 Class B: Boris Polonsky, Hector Gonzalez, Chuck Ensey, Jay Choi, Tom Kuhn, Blake Borskey, Aaron Moman and Anthony Harbone.

2 Class C: Richard Gams and Eusy Ancheta.

3 Class D/E: Fred Cleveland, Patrick Edwards and Mark Negus

We used a 3 point McMahon pairing system where M/E=3, A=2, B=1 and C/D=0.  We also had a few house players: Bud Stamper (1 game), David Whitten (1 game) and Andrew Negus (2 games).

Cyrus won all four games as he is wont to do after a slightly sub-par performance last week. Jamieson Pryor upset Bruce Baker in round 1 and Bruce then bowed out as he usually does after a first round loss. Graves lost to Cy, beat Barquin, drew with Rivera and beat Clawitter. Jamieson lost to Cy, but then beat Agron and drew with Wooten. Aaron Wooten had taken a bye and then drew with Crisologo and beat Sussman before his last round draw with Jamieson.

This event is now rated, and there were some pretty big rating gains: +73 for Jay Choi to 1784, +55 for William Wijaya to 1917, +49 for Matt Souza to 1864, +33 for Elkaei Rivera to 1978 and +33 for Jamieson Pryor to 2095.   

Here are the Prize winners:

First Place: Cyrus Lakdawala (7), $100

Second Place: Peter Graves (5 1/2), $56  BU2400: Jamieson Pryor (5 1/2), $56

BU2200: Elkaei Rivera (5 1/2) and Aaron Wooten (5 1/2), $56 each 

BU2000: William Wijaya (5) and Matt Souza (5), $37 each

BU1800: Jay Choi (4 1/2), $75

BU1600: Eusy Ancheta (3), $50

BU1400: Fred Cleveland (2), $25

Total Prizes $550

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