BISHOPS CHESS CLUB NEWS: the electronic edition

picture of a bishop Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Vol. 21 No. 2
January 2011

Tom Green compiled the information for this issue of Bishops Chess Club News with the aid of ChessBase 7.0 and Microsoft Word.

TABLE OF CONTENTS


TRICK OR TREAT MINI-SWISS
October 24, 2010
Tournament Director: Greg Saiter

Section A

POS
NAME
RATING
RD1
RD2
RD3
TOTAL
1
Scott Ramer
2260
W6
W3
D2
2.5
2
Allan Bennett
2219
W4
W5
D1
2.5
3
Chuck Dibert
2224
W8
L1
W7
2
4
Richard Parry
1877
L2
W7
D5
1.5
5
Mark Stefanski
1746
W7
L2
D4
1.5
6
Grant Perks
1989
L1
W8
W/D
1
7
David Friedman
2043
L5
L4
L3
0
8
Dave Rutherford
1823
L3
L6
W/D
0

 

W=Win D=Draw L=Loss W/D=Withdrew

Allan BennettThirty-three chess players competed October 24 in the 19th annual Trick or Treat Mini-Swiss chess tournament. The three round tournament was held in the Benes Room of Ohio Wesleyan University's Hamilton Williams Campus Center. Greg Saiter directe the event using Swiss Sys software for pairings and reporting.

Three chess Masters participated in this United States Chess Federation rated event and two of them tied for first place. Scott Ramer and Allan Bennett each won two games and drew each other to share in the top section's $75 prize money.

 

Richard Vail donated a $50 Visa debit card for a drawing. Chuck Diebert was the lucky winner. Annorjan Naguleswaren garnered a $10 gift certificate to Starbucks. Also, Bishops Chess Club advisor Tom Wolber saw to it that free coffee and doughnuts were provided at the outset of the tournament.


Section B

POS
NAME
RATING
RD1
RD2
RD3
TOTAL
1
Blair Koman
1576
W7
W3
D2
2.5
2
Maggie Feng
1669
D5
W8
D1
2
3
Brad Hoehne
1587
W67
L1
W5
2
4
Roy Dotson
1522
W8
L5
W7
2
5
Bruce Lindman
1547
D2
W4
L3
1.5
6
Vince Panzano
1457
L3
L7
W8
1
7
Garrett Bell
1446
L1
W6
L4
1
8
Bob Bainter
1643
L4
L2
L6
0

 

W=Win D=Draw L=Loss

In Section B, Blair Koman, Newark, received $50 for his two ins and one draw. Maggie Feng, who is 10-years-old and ranked 57th of U.S. girls under 16, Brad Hoehne, Columbus, and Roy Dotson, Marysville, split $25 for their 2-1 records.


Section C

POS
NAME
RATING
RD1
RD2
RD3
TOTAL
1
Robert Pfeifer
1248
W5
W4
W3
3
2
Annorjan Naguleswaran
1207
W6
L3
W5
2
3
Devon Purtz
1356
W7
W2
L1
2
4
Greg Clemens
1371
D8
L1
W6
1.5
5
Christian Smith
1406
L1
W8
L2
1
6
Peyman Majidi
1144
L2
W7
L4
1
7
Sophie Stefanski
762
L3
L6
W8
1
8
Mark Borders
1100
D4
L5
L7
0.5

W=Win D=Draw L=Loss

In Section C, Robert Pfeifer was undefeated and received $50 for his 3-0 score. Annorjan Naguleswaran and OWU student Devon Purtz split $25 for their 2-1 records.


Section D

POS
NAME
RATING
RD1
RD2
RD3
TOTAL
1
Anthony Thomas
755
W9
W7
W3
3
2
Om Borkar
798
Bye
D5
W6
2.5
3
Frank Hamilton
1145
W8
W6
L1
2
4
Ben Sheperd
Unrated
L6
W9
W7
2
5
Cheryl Stagg
Unrated
L7
D2
W8
1.5
6
Richard Vail
644
W4
L3
L2
1
7
Caleb Baker
266
W5
L1
L4
1
8
Benjamin Vail
Unrated
L3
BYE
L5
1
9
Rebecca Krofcheck
Unrated
L1
L4
BYE
1

W=Win D=Draw L=Loss

In Section D, Anthony Thomas received $50 for his perfect 3-0 record. Om Barker collected $25 for his 2.5-0.5 record.


ARIZONA SENIOR

The 2010 Arizona Senior Open was held at Tucson’s Palo Verde Holiday Inn November 13-14, 2010. 26 chess players over the age of 50 competed for plaques and bragging rights. Former Bishops Chess Club Advisor and retired librarian Tom Green finished with a 2.5-2.5 record. His third round loss, playing the black pieces in two consecutive games, was to Bill Pace, previously from Ohio, who finished clear 3rd with 3 wins and 2 draws. Two Masters, William Wharton & Spencer Lower, topped the field with 4 wins and a draw with one another. Green had only two games with the White pieces. Find below his win against Glenn Wood, Phoenix, from round 4.

Tom Green vs. Glen Wood [C35]
1 e4 e5 2 f4 exf4 3 Nf3 Be7 4 Bc4 Bh4+ 5 Kf1 d6 6 d4 Be7 7 Bxf4 Nf6 8 Nc3 0-0 9 h3 c6 10 Kf2 b5 11 Bd3 Qb6 12 Be3 Qd8 13 Rf1 Nh5 14 Ne2 Bh4+ 15 g3 Be7 16 Kg2 Qd7 17 Neg1 Na6 18.c3 Bb7 19 Kh2 Nf6 20 Qe2 Nc7 21 Rae1 a5 22 Bg5 Ba6 23 e5 Nfd5 24 Bxe7 Qxe7 25 Qe4 g6 26 Ne2 Rfe8 27 Nf4 Nxf4 28 Qxf4 Ne6 29 Qh6 Ng7?? 30 Ng5 1-0


NORTH AMERICAN OPEN

The 20th annual North American Open chess tournament was held December 26-29, 2010 at Bally’s Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The seven round event with 670 players was divided into seven sections. Giorgi Kacheishivili, originally from the Republic of Georgia now living in New York, and Jiri Stocek, Czech Republic, topped the Open section of 131 players with 6-1 scores. Tom Green returned from a disastrous 0-2 start in the Under 1900 section to win three games and draw two, finishing close to my expected norm with 4 points. While I have played in 49 chess tournaments since 1991, one of my opponents, with whom I drew, has played in 352. My youngest opponent, currently the 27th best 10 year old chess player in the U.S., played more book moves in the King’s Gambit but lost after he exchanged a pawn in the middle of the board which opened a file and long diagonal. This game is featured below. Congratulations to Mohammad Yousef, Florida, who received $8,000 for winning the section with an impressive 6.5-0.5 record.

Tom Green vs Patrick Wang [C30]
1 e4 e5 2 f4 Bc5 3 Nf3 d6 4 c3 Nf6 5 d4 exd4 6 cxd4 Bb6 7 Nc3 0-0 8 Bd3 Nc6 9 Be3 Re8 10 Rc1 Ba5 11 Nd2 Ng4 12 Qf3 Nxe3 13 Qxe3 Qh4+ 14 g3 Qf6 15 Nb3 Bb4 16 0-0 Be6 17 e5 Bxb3 18 axb3 Qh6 19 Qe4 Ba5 20 Bb5 Bb6 21 Bxc6 bxc6 22 Na4 dxe5 23 fxe5 Qe6 24 Nxb6 cxb6 25 Rxc6 Qxb3 26 Rc7 Rf8 27 Rcxf7 Qe6 28 Qb7 Qh6 29 Qd5 Qe3+ 30 Kh1 1-0


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