Monday, November 12, 2012

November Gambito Opens

November Gambito Opens #585-588                                                       Nov 4, '12 8:21 AM
by Chuck for everyone
Gambito Open #587  11/17/12
$20 Entry Fee, 4 rounds of G/40, d/5, rounds at 10:30 AM, 12:15, 2:45 and 4:30, all over by 6 PM. All entry fees paid out in prizes minus small club and rating fees. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, BU2400, BU2200, BU2000, BU1800 and BU1600. Also BU1400 if we have enough of those players. We may use a McMahon pairing system or split the field into 2 or 3 sections depending on the number of entrants and the discretion of the TD.   
Gambito Open #586  11/10/12
4 Masters (2 bye points): Cyrus Lakdawala, Kyron Griffith, Varun Krishnan and Bruce Baker
11 Experts (1 bye point): Raoul Crisologo, Aaron Wooten, Alan Sebeckis, Peter Hodges, Jamieson Pryor, Leonard Sussman, Jeff Turner, Elkaei Rivera, Mario Amodeo, Bud Stamper and Chris Wonnell (missing Agron, Barquin and Humphrey from last week or we would have had a record 14 Experts!)
0 Class A: My big chance to be a winner, but I couldn't play today! (Chuck Ensey)
8 Class B: Jerry Qu, Jerry Cupat, Jay Choi, Gary Weeks, Bryan Thayillam, Boris Polonsky, Anthony Harbone and Jesse Wang
5 Class C and below: Fred Cleveland, Matthew Wang, Patrick Edwards, Ganesh Dekate and Rolando Llevares (unr)
Bruce Baker directed and used a 2 point McMahon pairing system. This event is now rated.
Here were the Prize winners:
First Place/BU2400: Cyrus Lakdawala (5) and Kyron Griffith (5), $85 each
2nd Place: Varun Krishnan (4 1/2), $60
BU2200: Aaron Wooten (4), $70
BU2000/BU1800: Jerry Cupat (3) and Gary Weeks (3), $70 each
BU1600: Patrick Edwards (2), $60
Total Prizes $500

Gambito Open #585 November Super 11/03/12
32 players today, here they are in rating order :
2 Masters: Cyrus Lakdawala and Bruce Baker
11 Experts: Paul Agron, Raoul Crisologo, Aaron Wooten, Jamieson Pryor, Jim Humphrey, Leonard Sussman, Ben Barquin, Jeff Turner, Elkaei Rivera, Bud Stamper and Chris Wonnell.
A little light on the masters (no Griffith, Aldama or Graves), but I think that was a record number of Experts!
5 Class A: Sridhar Ramanujam, Jason Arbeiter, Jay Choi, Jerry Qu and Chuck Ensey (playing up, currently only 1781 and I lost more points today, sigh; I was up two pieces against Elkaei and lost, groan. I don't mind losing to Experts, but I should have been able to hold that one, but to Elkaei's credit, he hung in there and pulled it out. I used to say never resign against me, I have blown so many games and I guess that bad habit is still haunting me!)
6 Class B: Jerry Cupat, Marco Gonzalez, William Wijaya, Rolando Ignacio, Boris Polonsky and Anthony Harbone
5 Class C: David Narevsky, Alex Costello, Cassidy Liu, David Palmer and Fred Cleveland
3 Class E: Patrick Edwards, Ganesh Dekate and Chase Finch (unr)
We played in 2 sections as usual. John Donahoo (1660) filled in as a house player when needed and won one both games, one in the Open and one in the Reserves. Here are the prize winners:
Open Section (18 players):
First Place: Cyrus Lakdawala (3 1/2), $125
2nd Place/U2400/U2200: Bruce Baker (3), Raoul Crisologo (3) and Leonard Sussman (3), $75 each
2nd U2400/2nd U2200: Ben Barquin (2 1/2), Aaron Wooten (2 1/2) and Bud Stamper (2 1/2), $17 each
U2000: Sridhar Ramanujam (2), $75
2nd U2000: Jerry Qu (1) and Chuck Ensey (1), $12 each
Reserve Section (14 players):
First Place: Marco Gonzalez (4), $75
2nd Place: Jerry Cupat (3), $25
BU1600: David Narevsky (2 1/2) and Alex Costello (2 1/2), $50 each
BU1400: Ganesh Dekate (1 1/2), $25
Best Games TBA
Total Prizes: $755

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