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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Summer Tournament Final Standings

I want to thank all who participated in this years summer tournament, making it the biggest summer tournament ever. The final standings were as follows:

1 Mark Kernighan 10.5/12
2 John Moldovan 9/15
3 Greg Tomkovich 7.5/12
4 Ian Mangion 6/11
5 Geoff Mcauliffe 5.5/8
6 Bert Shiffman 5/13
7-8 Pat Mazillo 4.5/9 Joe Renna 4.5/12
9 Praveen Balakrishnan 4/7
10 Mike Goeller 3.5/6
11-12 Don Carelli 3/5, Breadon Reinoso 3/3 ( Breadon was the only person in the tournament with a perfect record!)
13-15 Max Sherer 2.5/5 Lou Sturniolo 2.5/5 Chris Constantino 2.5/10
16 Joe Demetrick 2/4
17-19 Kevin Chen 1.5/3 Steve Leish 1.5/4 Laukik Gadgil1.5/3
20-22 Aravind Kumar 1/2 Ted Mann 1/8 Wayne Burnett 1/4
23-24 Steve Stoyko 0/2 Glen Hart 0/1
Biggest Upset goes to Chis Constantino who beat Steve Leish, a 654 point upset! Honorable mentions go to Joe Renna who beat Grag Tomkovich (402 points)and Greg Tomkovich who beat Mike Goeller( 381 points).

In the U 1200 section the final standings were:
1 Andy Altamirano 14/18
2 Aleksy Senyatkin 12/17
3 Antonio Altamirano 11/18
4 Joe Azzarello 10.5/18
5 Leticia Sefia 9.5/16
6 Paula Sefia 2.5/15
7-8 Luis Raules 0/12 Raphael Matta 0/3

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Summer Tournament week 11

With just one week left to go in the summer tournament Mark Kernighan(9.5) has a 2 point lead over John Moldovan(7.5). Mark beat Bert Shiffman , while John did not play. The battle for 2nd and 3rd is still hot, with Greg Tomkovich (7) winning over Joe Renna, and Ian Mangion(6) beating Max Sherer. Still in the running are Geoff McAuliffe(5.5) who was idle and Bert Shiffman (5).
In the U1200 section Andy Altamirano(13) beat Joe Azzarello(9.5) and has a 2 point lead over Aleksy Senyatkin(11)who beat Leticia and Paula Sefia. Antonio Altamirano
(9.5) took 2 games from Luis Raules to tie Joe Azzarello for third. Leticia Sefia is just half a point behind with 9.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Summer Tournament Week 9

In the open section Mark Kernighan, John Moldovan, Greg Tomkovich and Bert Shiffman posted wins, so there was no change in the top 3 spots. Mike Goeller and Ian Mangion drew.
In the U 1200 section Andy Altamarino beat Lou Sturniolo, Alexsy Senyatkin beat Joe azzarello twice, Leticia Sefia won games against her sister Paula and Antonio Altamirano, and Antonio drew Pat Mazillo.

Here is my game vs Chris Constantino
White Greg Tomkovich Black Chris Constantino
1 d4 Nf6 2 c4 g6 3 Nc3 d5 4 cxd5 Nxd5 5 e4 Nxc3 6 bxc3 Bg7 7 Bc4 0-0 8 Ne2 Nd7(Nc3 is more usual) 9 0-0 e5!? 10 Be3 (Ba3 is superior)Nf6 11 f3 (dxe5 may be better, I had many opportunites to play this move, but never did) Be6? 12 Bxe6 fxe6 13 Qb3 Qe8
14 Qxb7 Rb8 15 Qxa7 Rb2 16 Ng3(Qa6 may be better here) Qb5 17 Qxc7 Nh5 18 a4? (18Nxh5gxh5 19 c4 gives white a big advantage)Qd3 19 Bf2 Nf4 (threatening Nxg2 20 Kxg2 Qxf3+
21 Kh3 (Kg1 Rxf2 22 Rxf2 Qxf2+ winning for black) h5 with a probable draw)20 Rad1
Nh3+!? 21 gxh3 Qxf3 22 Nh1! (the defense black did not see)Qxh3 23 Rb1( this forces a pair f rooks off the board, easing the task for the defender) Qg4+ 24 Ng3 (white still has to defend well here or could get into trouble) Rxb1 25 Rxb1 Qf3 26 Rf1 exd4 27 Bxd4 Bed4+ 28 cxd4 Qe3+( now my king takes a long walk across the board) 29 Kg2
Rxf1 30 Kxf1 Qd3+ 31 Kg2 Qd2+ 32 Kf3 Qd1+ 33 Kf4 Qd2+ 34 Ke5 Qg5+ 35 Kd6 Qf4+ 36 Kc6
Qc1+ 37 Kd7 (white finally runs out of checks)Qh6 38 Qd8+ Kf7 39 Qe7+ Kg8 40 Qxe6+
Kg7 41 Ke8(Nf5+ gxf5 Qxh6+ Kxh6 also wins)Qf4 42 Qe5+ Qxe5+ 43 dxe5 Black resigns.