Friday, June 15, 2018

#1324 Kenilworth Summer Tournament - Round 7 Results

There was no change in the top 6 places.

Luis Ruales (590) late-joined, bringing the number of participants to 18.

Hannah Malko (1164) won twice, defeating Ruales & upsetting Geoff McAuliffe (1625)!

I arrived late and didn't play.


Results, by board number:

1. Abujawdeh 1-0 Benitez
2. Mazzillo 0-1 Kernighan
3. Lazarus 0-1 Camejo
4. Dovydaitis 1/2-1/2 Pluviose
5. Malko 1-0 Ruales  (played with the wrong colors)
    Malko 1-0 McAuliffe


Standings after round 7 of 13:

1. Abujawdeh 9.0
= 2-3. Kernighan, Camejo 7.0
4. Lazarus 4.5
= 5-6. Benitez, John Moldovan 4.0
= 7-8. Hunt, Malko 3.0
= 9-10. McAuliffe, Tomkovich 2.5
10. Pluviose 2.0
= 11-13. Gottlieb, Mazzillo 1.0
14. Dovydaitis 0.5
= 15-18. J. Renna, Vinson, Advani, Ruales 0.0


The current prize amounts and leaders for them are:

1st place $34 (Abujawdeh)
2nd place $17 (Kernighan and Camejo $12.75 ea.),
3rd place $8.50
U1600 $8.50 (Pluviose)
Under age 18 $8.50 (---)
Under age 13 $8.50 (Malko).

If we do not get another U18 player we shall instead award a 65+ prize.

Registration is expected to remain open for the entire tournament.

NOTE: BEGINNING NEXT THURSDAY ROUNDS WILL BEGIN AT 7:15 P.M.!

For full event details see post #1308.

Kernighan's win over Mazzillo & my 3 games from rounds 4 & 5 will be forthcoming.

Saturday, June 09, 2018

#1323 Kenilworth Summer Tournament - Round 6

Abujawdeh still leads. Camejo won twice & is now tied for 2nd, with Kernighan.

Joe Renna (1411)  joined, bringing the number of participants to 17.

I arrived early (7:35!) but could not get a tournament game & fell into 5th place.


6th round results, by board number:

1. Dovydaitis 0-1 Abujawdeh
2. Benitez 0-1 Kernighan
3. J. Renna 0-1 Camejo
    Abujawdeh 0-1 Camejo
4. Malko 0-1 Lazarus
    McAuliffe 1/2-1/2 Lazarus
5. Vinson 0-1 Hunt
6. Mazzillo 1/2-1/2 Pluviose


Standings after round 6 of 13:

1. Abujawdeh 8.0
= 2-3. Kernighan, Camejo 6.0
4. Lazarus 4.5
= 5-6. Benitez, Moldovan 4.0
7. Hunt 3.0
= 8-9. McAuliffe, Tomkovich 2.5
10. Pluviose 1.5
= 11-13. Gottlieb, Mazzillo, Malko 1.0
= 14-17. J. Renna, Vinson, Advani, Dovydaitis 0.0


The current prize amounts & leaders for them are: 1st place $34 (Abujawdeh), 2nd place $17 for 2nd, 3rd place $8.50 (Kernighan & Camejo $12.75 ea.), U1600 $8.50 (Pluviose), Under age 18 $8.50 (---), Under age 13 $8.50 (Malko).

If we do not get another U18 player we shall instead award a 65+ prize.


Registration is expected to remain open for the entire tournament.

For event details see post #1308.

P.S. -  My 3 games from rounds 4 & 5 will be posted as time permits. Been rather busy of late.

Sunday, June 03, 2018

#1322 IM Zlotnikov To Lecture At West Orange CC, On 6/12


International Master Mikhail Zlotnikov will be giving a lecture at the West Orange Chess Club on Tuesday June 12, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

A $10 per attendee donation is requested. If you are a West Orange resident, are under age 18 or age 65+, the requested donation is $5.

For more information please contact club president and tournament director John Hagerty at buickchess@gmail.com or alternatively call him at 973-736-3433 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Friday, June 01, 2018

#1321 Kenilworth Summer Tournament - Round 5 Results

Abujawdeh extended his lead with a pair of victories. Kernighan defeated Camejo to take clear possession of 2nd. I played yet another lousy game yet won & moved-up a notch.

Hannah Malko (1117)  joined, bringing the number of participants to 16.


5th round results, by board number:

1. Pluviose 0-1 Abujawdeh
    Abujawdeh 1-0 Pluviose
2. Camejo 0-1 Kernighan
3. Advani 0-1 Benitez
4. Dovydaitis 0-1 Moldovan
5. Malko 0-1 Tomkovich
6. McAuliffe 1-0 Vinson
    Malko 1-0 Vinson


Standings after round 5 of 13:

1. Abujawdeh 7.0
2. Kernighan 5.0
= 3-5. Camejo, Benitez, Moldovan 4.0
6. Lazarus 3.0
7. Tomkovich 2.5
= 8-9. Hunt, McAuliffe 2.0
= 10-12. Gottlieb, Pluviose, Malko 1.0
13. Mazzillo 0.5
= 14-16. Vinson, Advani, Dovydaitis 0.0

My 4th & 5th round games will follow.

Registration is expected to remain open for the entire tournament.

For event details see post #1308.

Friday, May 25, 2018

#1319 Kenilworth Summer Tournament - Round 4 Results

Abujawdeh lost his re-match against Kernighan but retained the lead. NM Mauricio Camejo won twice to move into a tie for 2nd. I picked-up a pair of simultaneous victories in the Caro-Kann, & am now tied for 4th, but was clearly worse in both games.


Arun Advani (1001 p/6)  joined, bringing the number of participants to 15.


4th round results, by board number:

1. Kernighan 1-0 Abujawdeh
2. Pluviose 0-1 Camejo
    Camejo 1-0 Lazarus  (Played with the wrong colors)
3. Mazzillo 0-1 Moldovan
4. Advani 0-1 Moldovan
5. Dovydaitis 0-1 Tomkovich
6. Vinson 0-1 Gottlieb
    Vinson 0-1 McAuliffe


Standings after round 4 of 13:

1. Abujawdeh 5.0
= 2-3. Kernighan, Camejo 4.0
= 4-6. Benitez, Lazarus, Moldovan 3.0
7. Hunt 2.0
8. Tomkovch 1.5
= 9-11. McAuliffe, Gottlieb, Pluviose 1.0
12. Mazzillo 0.5
= 13-15. Vinson, Advani, Dovydaitis 0.0

My wins will follow.

Registration is expected to remain open for the entire tournament.

For event details see post #1308.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

#1318 Kenilworth Summer Tournament - Round 3

Sam Abujawdeh extended his lead to 2 points by defeating LM Mark Kernighan. Dave Lazarus beat Bob Hunt and is now tied for 2nd. I arrived late and didn't play.


3rd round results, by board number:

1. Abujawdeh 1-0 Kernighan
2. Hunt 0-1 Lazarus
3. Vinson 0-1 Camejo
    Camejo 1-0 Vinson
4. Mazzillo 1/2-1/2 Tomkovich
5. Dovydaitis 0-1 Pluviose


Standings after round 3 of 13:

1. Abujawdeh 5.0
= 2-4. Kernighan, Benitez, Lazarus 3.0
= 5-6. Camejo, Hunt 2.0
= 7-8. Moldovan, Pluviose 1.0
= 9-10. Tomkovich, Mazzillo 0.5
= 11-14. McAuliffe, Gottlieb, Vinson, Dovydaitis 0.0


Registration is expected to remain open for the entire tournament.

For event details see post #1308.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

#1317 KST - Round 2 Annotations

My loss to Abujawdeh & Vinson 0-1 Lazarus:
[Event "Kenilworth Summer Tournament"] [Site "Kenilworth, NJ"] [Date "2018.05.10"] [Round "1"] [White "Abujawdeh, Sam"] [Black "Moldovan, John"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C02"] [WhiteElo ""] [BlackElo "1816"] [Annotator "Moldovan,John"] [PlyCount "55"] [EventDate "2018.05.03"] [EventRounds "13"] [Source "The Chess Coroner #1317"] [SourceVersion "1"] [SourceVersionDate "2018.05.16"] [SourceQuality "1"] {Board 3.2 G/55+5 (delay) C02 French Defense Advance Variation Despite arriving at 8:10 I could not catch a game until 9:30.} 1. e4 e6 $6 {This, of course, is okay} ({but there was little or no reason to vary from the highly successful (+12-0=2!)} 1... g6 {of my 14 previous KST Blacks.}) 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Qb6 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. Be2 cxd4 7. cxd4 Nh6 {[#]} (7... Nge7 8. Na3 Nf5 9. Nc2 Bd7 {is a less demanding alternative.}) 8. Bxh6 $5 {"Better than its reputation." - J. Watson 2012; ?! ECO 1997; ? J. Watson 1984, Minev 1988, Psakhis 2003, S. Pedersen 2005} (8. Nc3 Nf5 9. Na4 {is the main line.}) { Now Black wins a P.} 8... Qxb2 9. Nbd2 {The most complex continuation & the best one, to boot.} (9. Nc3 Qxc3+ 10. Bd2 Qa3 11. O-O $44 {keeps Black's P structure intact}) ({&} 9. Bxg7 $2 Bxg7 10. Nbd2 Nxd4 {is =/+.}) 9... gxh6 { "White has hardly anything for the P." - Gligoric/Uhlmann 1975} 10. O-O { "Unclear." - Sveshnikov 2007} ({RR} 10. Nb3 Bb4+ 11. Kf1 Be7 $146 12. a3 a5 13. a4 Nb4 14. Ne1 Bd7 15. h4 b6 16. Rh3 Rc8 17. Rb1 Qa2 18. Ra1 Qb2 {Durarbayli - Harikrishna : Baku (ol) 2016} 19. Nxa5 $1 bxa5 $140 20. Rb3 Bxa4 $8 21. Rxa4 Qc1 $8 22. Rxa5 Qxd1 23. Bxd1 $11) 10... Bg7 (10... Nxd4 $142 {-/+ ECO} 11. Rb1 Nxe2+ 12. Qxe2 Qa3 {Virag - Nagy : Miskolc 2004} (12... Qxa2 13. Qb5+ {T. Szabo -J. Horvath : correspondence, Poland 1991} Bd7 $8 14. Qxb7 $44 Rc8 $8)) 11. Nb3 $44 {[#]} O-O $2 (11... Qa3 $142) 12. Bd3 $2 (12. a3 $142 $14) 12... Nb4 $2 $146 (12... f6 $6 13. exf6 Rxf6 {Meinhardt - Juergens : Bad Bevensen 2005} 14. Bb5 $14) (12... Qa3 $142 $146 13. Qc2 Bd7 14. Bxh7+ $140 Kh8 15. Bd3 Nb4 16. Qd2 Nxd3 17. Qxd3 b6 $11) 13. Re1 $2 (13. a3 $142 Na2 $8 14. Bc2 Nc3 15. Qd3 Ne4 16. Rfc1 $16) 13... Nxd3 14. Qxd3 Bd7 $2 (14... Qa3 $142 $17) 15. Re2 $2 (15. a4 Rac8 16. Nc5 Rxc5 $8 17. dxc5 $16) 15... Qa3 16. Re3 Rac8 (16... b6 $142 $17) 17. h3 $5 (17. Qb1 $142 $15) 17... a6 $2 (17... b6 $142 $17) 18. Nh2 (18. Qb1 $142 $44) 18... Bb5 19. Qd2 Qe7 20. Rg3 Kh8 {[#]} 21. Ng4 $2 (21. a4 $142 Bc4 22. Nc5 $15) 21... Qh4 $2 (21... h5 $142 $17 22. Nh6 $140 $4 f6 $19 ) 22. Qe3 (22. Nc5 $142 $44) 22... Qg5 $6 (22... b6 $17) 23. f4 Qf5 24. Nd2 $2 (24. a4 $142 $15) 24... Rc2 $2 (24... h5 $17) 25. Nf3 $4 (25. Qf2 $142 $15) 25... Rfc8 $6 (25... Re2 $142 26. Qc1 h5) 26. a4 R8c3 $6 (26... Bd7 $142) 27. Qe1 {[#]} Re2 $4 {This drops a R & the game.} (27... Qxf4 $142 $1 $19 28. axb5 $140 $2 Rc1) 28. Qxc3 {Black resigns Time left - Abujawdeh 39:14, Moldovan 24: 01 Estimated time used - Abujawdeh 31:18, Moldovan 25:57 Longest thinks: White - 2 minutes (4x) Black - 9 minutes for 25...Rfc8?! Thanks to my ridiculous blunder I trail the leader by 3 points instead of 1 & am probably out of the running for 1st already. Will I be able to finish in the top 2 for an 8th straight year or top 4 for a 14th straight year??} 1-0 [Event "Kenilworth Summer Tournament"] [Site "Kenilworth, NJ"] [Date "2018.05.10"] [Round "1"] [White "Vinson, Robert"] [Black "Lazarus, David"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C01"] [WhiteElo "1200"] [BlackElo "1872"] [Annotator "Moldovan,John"] [PlyCount "62"] [EventDate "2018.05.03"] [EventRounds "13"] [Source "The Chess Coroner #1317"] [SourceVersion "1"] [SourceVersionDate "2018.05.16"] [SourceQuality "1"] 1. d4 e6 2. e4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Nf3 Bd6 5. Bd3 Ne7 6. Be3 {Better is 0-0, here or next.} (6. O-O $142) 6... Bf5 7. Bxf5 Nxf5 8. Bd2 $6 $146 (8. Qd3 $142 Qd7 9. Nc3 c6 10. O-O-O) 8... Qf6 $6 (8... Qe7+ $142 9. Qe2 Nc6 $15) 9. c3 Nd7 10. O-O O-O 11. Re1 Rfe8 12. Qc1 Qg6 $2 (12... h6 $142 13. a4 Re4 $17) 13. Bf4 Qg4 (13... Rxe1+ $142 14. Nxe1 $8 Re8) 14. Bxd6 Nxd6 15. Na3 c6 16. Qg5 (16. h3 $142 $11) 16... Qxg5 17. Nxg5 h6 (17... Nb6 $142 $15) 18. Nf3 Ne4 (18... Nb6 $142) 19. Nc2 a5 $1 20. Ne3 a4 21. Nf5 $2 (21. c4 $142 $11) 21... a3 22. b3 $2 (22. bxa3 $142 $15) 22... g6 $2 (22... Nxc3 $142 23. Nd6 Rxe1+ 24. Nxe1 Ne2+ 25. Kf1 Nxd4) 23. Nxh6+ Kg7 24. Ng4 Nxc3 25. Nge5 $4 (25. Ne3 $142 $17) 25... Nxe5 26. Nxe5 $2 (26. dxe5 $142) 26... f6 27. Nf3 Rxe1+ 28. Rxe1 $2 (28. Nxe1 $142 Re8 29. Kf1) 28... Nxa2 29. Ra1 Nb4 30. Nd2 a2 31. Kf1 Nc2 0-1

#1316 Kenilworth Summer Tournament - Round 2 Results

I had a winning position vs. tournament leader Sam Abujawdeh but blundered away a Rook & the game.

Pat Mazzillo (1257) joined. The tourney now has 14 players.


2nd round results, by board number:

1. Pluviose 0-1 Kernighan
2. Tomkovich 0-1 Benitez
3. Abujawdeh 1-0 McAuliffe
    Abujawdeh 1-0 Moldovan
4. Gottlieb 0-1 Hunt
5. Vinson 0-1 Lazarus
    Lazarus 1-0 Vinson


Standings after round 2 of 13:

1. Abujawdeh 4.0
= 2-3. Kernighan, Benitez 3.0
= 4-5. Lazarus, Hunt 2.0
6. Moldovan 1.0
= 7-14. Camejo, McAuliffe, Tomkovich, Pluviose, Gottlieb, Mazzillo, Vinson, Dovydaitis 0.0


My loss will follow.

Registration is expected to remain open for the entire tournament.

For event details see post #1308.

Saturday, May 05, 2018

#1315 KST - Round 1 Annotations

My win over Wedley Pluviose & Vinson 0-1 Benitez:
[Event "Kenilworth Summer Tournament"] [Site "Kenilworth, NJ"] [Date "2018.05.03"] [Round "1"] [White "Pluviose, Wedley"] [Black "Moldovan, John"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A40"] [WhiteElo "1528"] [BlackElo "1816"] [Annotator "Moldovan,John"] [PlyCount "98"] [EventDate "2018.05.03"] [EventRounds "13"] [Source "The Chess Coroner #1315"] [SourceVersion "1"] [SourceVersionDate "2018.05.05"] [SourceQuality "1"] {Board 3 G/55+5 (delay) A40 Modern Defense Colle System} 1. d4 g6 2. Nf3 Bg7 3. c3 d6 (3... Nf6 4. Nbd2 $140 d5 {ECO code: D03} ({or} 4... d6 5. e4 {B07 Pirc}) 5. e3 O-O 6. Be2 c5 $1 {(Frank - Claus : Moerlenbach 2004) is a good alternative.}) 4. e3 {The triangle setup isn't very effective vs. the Modern & K's Indian.} ({He should've played} 4. e4 {or, going back a step, 3.e3 /\ c2-c4.}) 4... Nd7 5. Bb5 $6 {This gives me a tempo or 2.} (5. Be2 $142 e5 6. O-O {House - Helbig : Weymouth, ENG 2006} e4 $140 $146 7. Nfd2 Qe7 8. c4 { + Nc3.}) 5... c6 {[#]} 6. Bc4 $146 (6. Be2 $142 Ngf6 7. O-O O-O {Bester - Andraschko : correspondence, LSS 2012} 8. c4 {+ Nc3.}) 6... e5 7. O-O (7. e4 $142 $11) (7. dxe5 $143 d5 $1 8. Bb3 Qe7 9. Nbd2 Nxe5 10. Nxe5 Qxe5) 7... Qe7 $6 {This turns-out well} ({but} 7... e4 8. Nfd2 d5 $15 {was best.}) 8. Nbd2 $2 (8. e4 $11 {was right.}) {Now my central expansion will be even more advantageous.} 8... e4 9. Ne1 d5 10. Bb3 $2 (10. Be2 $142 $15) 10... Ndf6 $1 11. c4 Nh6 12. cxd5 Nxd5 {[#]} (12... cxd5 $142) 13. f3 $4 (13. Bxd5 $142 cxd5 14. Qb3 $17) 13... exf3 $4 (13... Nxe3 14. Qe2 Nxf1 $19 {would've won an Exchange but, being over-heated & tired, I just forgot to play it.}) 14. Qxf3 $4 (14. Bxd5 $142 Qxe3+ 15. Kh1 cxd5 16. Ndxf3 $17) 14... Qxe3+ $2 {This forces a Q trade but} (14... Nxe3 $142 15. Rf2 (15. Kh1 $143 $2 Bg4) 15... Bxd4 $19) 15. Qxe3+ Nxe3 16. Rf3 (16. Rf2 $142 O-O ({Not} 16... Bxd4 $2 17. Ndf3 Bb6 18. Re2 $16) 17. Ndf3 $17) 16... Bxd4 $19 17. Kh1 Nef5 18. Ne4 O-O 19. Ng5 Kg7 20. Nd3 f6 21. Ne4 {[#]} Bd7 $2 (21... Re8 $142) 22. Bc2 $2 (22. Nec5 $142 Bxc5 23. Bxh6+ Kxh6 24. Nxc5 Bc8 25. Re1) 22... Rae8 23. Ng3 $2 (23. Ndc5 $142 Bc8 24. Nb3) 23... Nxg3+ 24. Rxg3 (24. hxg3 $142) 24... Nf5 25. Rf3 (25. Rh3 $142) 25... Ne3 $6 (25... c5 $142) 26. Bxe3 Rxe3 27. Rxe3 Bxe3 28. h3 Re8 29. Re1 Bb6 30. Rxe8 Bxe8 31. Nf4 Bf7 32. b3 Be3 33. g3 Bxf4 34. gxf4 Bd5+ 35. Kh2 f5 36. Kg3 Kf6 37. h4 h6 38. a4 $2 Be4 39. Bd1 a5 40. Be2 $2 {>= Kf2, here & at turns 42, 43.} Bd5 41. Bd1 Ke6 42. Bc2 $2 h5 43. Bd1 $2 Kd6 44. Kf2 Kc5 45. b4+ (45. Ke3 Kb4 46. Kd4 Bxb3 {is little or no better.}) 45... axb4 46. Ke2 b3 47. Kd2 Kb4 48. Kc1 Kc3 49. Be2 Be4 {White resigned. Time left - Pluviose 27:47, Moldovan 24:01 Estimated time used - Pluviose 31:18, Moldovan 34:59 Longest thinks: White - 3 minutes for 9.Ne1, Black - 7 minutes for 17...Nef5. I passed-up 2 opportunities to play a 2nd game.} 0-1 [Event "Kenilworth Summer Tournament"] [Site "Kenilworth, NJ"] [Date "2018.05.03"] [Round "1"] [White "Vinson, Robert"] [Black "Benitez, Gilberto"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D56"] [WhiteElo "1200"] [BlackElo "1896"] [Annotator "Moldovan,John"] [PlyCount "60"] [EventDate "2018.05.03"] [EventRounds "13"] [Source "The Chess Coroner #1315"] [SourceVersion "1"] [SourceVersionDate "2018.05.05"] [SourceQuality "1"] {Queen's Gambit} 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 c6 5. Bg5 Be7 (5... dxc4 6. e4 {The Anti-Meran Gambit} b5 7. e5 h6 8. Bh4 g5 9. Nxg5 hxg5 10. Bxg5 { was a much sharper alternative. Novelties have been introduced at move 43 in this line, perhaps beyond!}) 6. e3 Nbd7 {[#]} 7. cxd5 {This was better played on the 4th or 5th turn as Black can now recapture with the N, trade some pieces & free his game.} ({I prefer} 7. Qc2 O-O 8. a3 {which was 1st seen in Marshall - Tarrasch : Ostend 1905.}) 7... Nxd5 8. Bxe7 Qxe7 9. Rc1 Nxc3 10. Rxc3 (10. bxc3 $142 {(Harwar - Kindt : Sas van Gent), strengthening the center & opening the b-line, which is more useful than than the c-file.}) 10... e5 ( 10... O-O $142 {Neikirkh - Gereben : Sopat 1951}) 11. dxe5 (11. d5 $142 $146 cxd5 12. Qxd5 O-O 13. Be2) 11... Nxe5 12. Nxe5 Qxe5 13. Bd3 O-O 14. Qc2 (14. O-O $142 Be6 15. Qc2 {Sommer - Kirst : Bad Duerkheim 1993} Bxa2 $140 $4 16. b3 $18) 14... h6 (14... g6 $142 {Dyner - Dunkelbaum : Ostend 1937}) 15. O-O Be6 { [#]} 16. b3 $2 $146 {This was unnecessary as the a2P is poisoned.} (16. h3 $11 {improves upon the aforementioned & the 4 previous tries.}) 16... Rfd8 17. Rc5 Rd5 $2 (17... Qf6 $142 $1 $15) 18. Rxd5 Qxd5 19. Rd1 Qa5 20. h3 Rd8 21. Bh7+ Kh8 22. Rxd8+ Qxd8 23. Bf5 (23. Qd3 Qa5 ({The engine prefers} 23... Qxd3 24. Bxd3 Kg8 {but keeping Qs on is more likely.}) 24. Be4 Qxa2 $140 $4 25. Qd8# { was an option.}) 23... Bxf5 24. Qxf5 Kg8 25. Qe4 {This is ok} ({but I'd rather move the K off the 1st row} 25. Kh2) ({or attack Black's Q-side Ps} 25. Qc5) 25... a5 {[#]} 26. a4 $2 {This drops the b3P.} (26. Kh2 $142 $11) 26... Qd1+ 27. Kh2 Qxb3 28. Qe8+ $2 (28. Qe7 $142 $16) 28... Kh7 $19 29. Qe4+ g6 30. Qe7 $2 (30. f4 $142) 30... b5 {& Black went on to win.} 0-1

Friday, May 04, 2018

#1314 Kenilworth Summer Tournament - Round 1 Results

The Kenilworth Summer Tournament got underway on last night with a 13 player field.

List of participants, by USCF rating:

1
LM Mark Kernighan
2260
2
NM Mauricio Camejo
2000
3
Gilberto Benitez
1896
4
Dave Lazarus
1872
5
John Moldovan
1816
6
Bob Hunt
1702
7
Geoff McAuliffe
1625
8
Greg Tomkovich
1600
9
Wedley Pluviose
1528
10
Paul Gottlieb
1516
11
Robert Vinson
1200
12
Sam Abujawdeh
unrated
13
Joseph Dovydaitis
unrated


Opening round results, by board number:

1. Lazarus 0-1 Kernighan
    Kernighan 1-0 Lazarus
2. Vinson 0-1 Benitez
    Benitez 1-0 Camejo
3. Pluviose 0-1 Moldovan
4. Hunt 1-0 Gottlieb  (Played with incorrect colors!)
5. Aabujawdeh 1-0 Tomkovich
    Tomkovich 0-1 Abujawdeh


Standings after round 1 of 13:

= 1-3 Kernighan, Benitez, Abujawdeh 2.0
= 4-5. Moldovan, Hunt 1.0
= 6-13. Camejo, Lazarus, McAuliffe, Tomkovich, Pluviose, Gottlieb, Vinson, Dovydaitis 0.0


My win will follow.

Registration is expected to remain open for the entire tournament.

For event details see post #1308.

Thursday, May 03, 2018