Friday, September 7, 2012

September Gambito Opens

Gambito #580  9/29/12

23 players: 

5 Masters: Cyrus Lakdawala, Kyron Griffith, Varun Krishnan, Bruce Baker and Nikolay Arutyunov

5 Experts: Aaron Wooten, Venkat Iyer, Leonard Sussman, Jeff Turner and Jamieson Pryor 

4 Class A: Jay Choi, Ajay Krishnan, Albert Dumaran and William Wijaya

2 Class B: Anthony Harbone and Jesse Wang

4 Class C: Nicholas Wolff, Bryan Tangtartharakul, Ben Keltner and Alex Costello 

3 Class D: Fred Cleveland, Matthew Wang and Ganesh Dekate

2 point McMahon Pairing system used M=2, Exp/A=1, B and below=0 

Prize Winners:

First Place/2nd Place/U2400: Cyrus Lakdawala (5), Kyron Griffith (5) and Bruce Baker (5), $70 each

BU2200: Venkat Iyer (3 1/2), $50   BU2000: Jay Choi (3 1/2), $50

BU1800: Bryan Tangtartharakul (3), $50  BU1600: Alex Costello (2 1/2), $50

Total Prizes: $410 


Gambito #579  9/22/12

24 players, not bad considering we are still suffering through an oppressive heat wave. Here are the players in pre-event rating order:

2 Masters: Cyrus Lakdawala and Bruce Baker

6 Experts: Aaron Wooten, Venkat Iyer, Leonard Sussman, Jeff Turner, Bud Stamper and Elkaei Rivera

7 Class A: Chris Wonnell, Aaron Householder, Jason Arbeiter, Chuck Ensey, Jay Choi, Jerry Qu and Blake Borskey

3 Class B: Scott Householder, Ildefonso Mamaradlo and Jesse Wang (John Donahoo filled in as a house player)

2 Class C: Nicholas Wolff and Ben Keltner    

5 Class D: Alex Householder, Fred Cleveland, David Palmer, Matthew Wang and Ganesh Dekate

We used a 3 point McMahon pairing system with M/Exp=3, A=2, B=1, C/D=0. Here were the prize winners: 

First Place: Cyrus Lakdawala (6 1/2), $100    Second Place: Bruce Baker (6), $60

BU2400: Aaron Wooten (5 1/2), $60

BU2200: Elkaei Rivera (5) and Leonard Sussman (5), $30 each

BU2000: Chris Wonnell (4 1/2) and Aaron Householder (4 1/2), $30 each

BI1800: Ben Keltner (3 1/2), $50   BU1600: David Palmer (2 1/2), $40

BU1400: Matthew Wang (2) and Alex Householder (2), $10 each

Total Prizes: $450

Gambito #578  9/15/12

This was a Super Gambito since we missed one on Sept 1 due to the So Cal Open. There are 5 Saturdays this month, so it kind of made sense to thrown in a Super here.

35 players, great turnout despite the the brave players are in pre-event rating order:

Open Section (22 players)

7 Masters: Dionisio Aldama, Cyrus Lakdawala, Jeff Arnold, Kyron Griffith, Ken Arnold, Peter Graves and Nikolay Arutyunov

8 Experts: Paul Agron, Venkat Iyer, Jim Humphrey, Leonard Sussman, Jeff Turner, Peter Hodges, Bud Stamper and Mario Vinoya 

4 Class A: Chris Wonnell, Zechariah Zhu, Jay Choi and Albert Dumaran

Plus 3 Class B playing up: Jerry Qu, Daniel Zhu and Gregory Ingolia

Reserve Section (U1800), 13 players

5 Class B: Chuck Ensey, Gary Weeks, Eliza Eggert, Datris Robinson and Anthony Harbone

4 Class C: Bryan Tangtartharakul, Alexander  Costello, Stephen Zhu, Claire Negus   

4 Class D: Cassidy Liu, Mark Negus, Patrick Edwards and Ganesh Dekate

Here are the prize winners:

Open Section

First/Second Place: Dionisio Aldama (3 1/2) and Cyrus Lakdawala (3 1/2), $100 each

BU2400/Third Place: Ken Arnold (3) and Peter Graves (3), $57 each

2nd U2400: Kyron Griffith (2 1/2) and Nikolay Arutyunov (2 1/2), $12 each

BU2200: Paul Agron (2 1/2), $75

BU2000: Chris Wonnell (2 1/2), $75

2nd U2200: Venkat Iyer (2), Jeff Turner (2), Leonard Sussman (2) and Peter Hodges (2), $6 each

2nd U2000: Jerry Qu (2), $25  

Best Game Open Section: Dionisio Aldama, $15, for win over Kyron Griffith

Reserve Section

First Place: Chuck Ensey (3 1/2), $75

Second Place: Gary Weeks (3) and Datris Robinson (3), $12 each

BU1600: Claire Negus (3), $75

BU1400: Ganesh Dekate (2 1/2), $40

2nd U1600: Bryan Tangtartharakul (2) and Stephen Zhu (2), $12 each

2nd U1400: Mark Negus (1) and Patrick Edwards (1), $10 each

Best Game Reserve Section, Chuck Ensey, $15, for win over Gary Weeks (no other games turned in) 

Total Prizes: $830  

Gambito #577 9/08/12  

Prizes based on number of entries, usually 20 to 30 or more... I stopped by for one house game today and left before it was all over. Here are the players, 27 total, a really good turnout. I thought we would have a lull after the So Cal Open, but the players were out in force anyway!

5 Masters: Dionisio Aldama, Cyrus Lakdawala, Kyron Griffith, Bruce Baker and Nikolay Arutyunov

4 Experts: Jim Humphrey, Leonard Sussman, Jeff Turner and Bud Stamper   

5 Class A: Chris Wonnell, Bud Morris, Zecharah Zhu, Pejman Sagart and Jay Choi

6 Class B: Gary Weeks, Datris Robinson, Daniel Zhu, Jesse Wang, Andrew Negus and David Narevsky

1 Class C: Claire Negus

6 Class D: Fred Cleveland, Matthew Wang, Mark Negus, Justin Crichfield, Patrick Edwards and Derek Williams

Bruce Baker directed and used a 3 point McMahon pairing system with M=3, Exp/A=2, B=1, C/D=0  Here are the winners... 

First Place: Dionisio Aldama (7), $100  Second Place: Cyrus Lakdawala (5 1/2), $60

BU2400: Bruce Baker (5), $70

BU2200: Bud Stamper (4 1/2) and Leonard Sussman (4 1/2), $35 each

BU2000: Buddy Morris (4), Jay Choi (4) and Chris Wonnell (4), $20 each

BU1800: Gary Weeks (4), $50   BU1600: Claire Negus (2 1/2), $40

BU1400: Matthew Wang (2), Patrick Edwards (2) and Mark Negus (2), $10 each

Total Prizes: $480


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