Saturday, March 2, 2013

March Super Gambito, #601

March Super Gambito Open on 3/02/13 (#601)
29 players today, missing a few regulars... here are the players today in rating order:
Open Section (15 players)
4 Masters: Dionisio Aldama, Bruce Baker, Peter Graves and Nikolay Arutyunov
7 Experts: Venkat Iyer, Raoul Crisologo, Leonard Sussman, Aaron Wooten, Peter Hodges, Ben Barquin and Jeff Turner
2 Class A: Buddy Morris, Fidel Gonzalez
2 Class B playing up in the Open: Jerry Qu and Chuck Ensey
Also John Donahoo (1746), our dependable house player had 1 win and 1 loss in the Open, plus 1 win in the Reserves.

Reserve Section (14 players)
8 Class B: Daniel Cook, Rolando Ignacio, Hector Gonzalez, Bryan Tangtartharakul, Thomas Diem, David Narevsky, Anthony Harbone and Andrew Negus
1 Class C: Claire Negus
4 Class D/E: Caleb Laguna, Joshua Chung, Patrick Edwards, Mark Negus and Batuhan Korman (unr)

Dioniso took a first round bye and drew with Peter Graves. Peter also won games with Venkat and Nikolay. Jeff Turner upset Leonard Sussman. Nikolay upset Bruce Baker. In the Reserves, an unrated player won all 4 games, so next time he will be in the Open Section!
And the prize winners were:
Open Section:
First Place: Peter Graves (3 1/2), $125
Second Place: Dionisio Aldama (3), $75
BU2400: Nikolay Arutyunov (2 1/2) and Raoul Crisologo (2 1/2), $50 each
BU2200: Jeff Turner (2 1/2) and Peter Hodges (2 1/2), $50 each
BU2000: Fidel Gonzalez (2), $75
2nd U2000: Buddy Morris (1 1/2), $25

Reserve Section:
First/Second Place: Anthony Harbone (3) and Bryan Tangtartharakul (3), $50 each
BU1600/2nd U1600: Clair Negus (2) and Caleb Laguna (2), $35 each
Best Unrated: Batuhan Korman (4), book prize 
Best Game Prizes TBA
Total Prizes: $700

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