December Gambito Open (#589) 12/01/12
4 rounds of G/40, d/5; Rounds at 10:30 AM, 12:15, 2:45 & 4:30, all over by 6 PM
$700 in Guaranteed Prizes, prizes increased if totalis 32 or more players
28 players today, a little lighter than usual for some reason.
We played in 2 sections, Open and Reserve (U1800), Here are the players, listed in rating order:
Open Section (12 players):
3 Masters: Cyrus Lakdawala, Kyron Griffith and Bruce Baker
8 Experts: Aaron Wooten, Venkat Iyer, Peter Hodges, Leonard Sussman, Bud Stamper, Chris Wonnell, Elkaei Rivera and Kiran Yalamanchi
1 Class A: Prisiliano Padilla
Reserve Section (16 players):
10 Class B: Jay Choi, Jerry Qu, David Ross, Gary Weeks, Rolando Ignacio, Sheila Rodriguez, Boris Polonsky, Ben Keltner, David Narevsky and Anthony Harbone
3 Class C: Thomas Diem, Claire Negus and Fred Cleveland
3 ClassD/E: Patrick Edwards, Ganesh Dekate and Mark Negus
Chuck Ensey and Brian Kelly filled in as house players when needed. Chuck directed with an assist from budding new director Jeff Turner, who ably ran the Swiss Sys computer program that does the pairings.
Here are the prize winners:
First/Second Place: Cyrus Lakdawala (3 1/2) and Venkat Iyer (3 1/2), $100 each
BU2400: Bruce Baker (2 1/2), $75 BU2200: Leonard Sussman (2 1/2), $75
2nd U2400/2nd U2200: Kiran Yalamanchi (2) and Chris Wonnell (2), $25 each
BU2000: Prisiliano Padilla (1), $75
First/Second Place: Jay Choi (3 1/2) and Jerry Qu (3 1/2), $50 each
BU1600: Ganesh Dekate (2 1/2), $50
2nd U1600: Thomas Diem (1 1/2), Patrick Edwards (1 1/2) and Claire Negus (1 1/2), $7 each
Best Game Prizes to be announced here later on....
Kiran Yalamanchi got a nice win over Bruce Baker in Round 1. Venkat battled Kyron in a long game down to the wire in the last round and finally emerged the victor. Venkat also drew with Cy in Rd 2. In the Reserve Section Jay and Jerry drew with each other in Rd 3 and dispatched everyone else. David Ross was a new player visiting from England and won 3 in a row before losing to Jay in the last round. Jerry beat Sheila Rodriguez, visiting from Mexico, in the last round.
Report written by Chuck Ensey