The Southwest Chess Club meets each Thursday night at the Hales Corners Village Hall/Police Station, at 5635 South New Berlin Rd, Hales Corners, WI, downstairs Community Room. Club opens at 6 PM, Tournament Games at 7 PM.
Who will win the State Championship this year? Will we have a new champion or will Eric repeat? This should be a great tournament over the Labor Day weekend.
A few changes this year - no more infinite time control! The time control is now 40/2 SD1 - other changes are it's now in Milwaukee, added a biggest upset prize, and I believe it's a larger prize fund.Ashish hasn't done the greatest job getting fliers out about the tournament, but it can be seen on the USCF website Scott
Let's get as many SWCC members to play as possible. With so many vastly under-rated young players in our club it's a good opportunity to collect lots of rating points from the State pool. Also good experience to play someone new and not just the same players all the time.
Ashish will have Flyers out soon. In the meantime, you can still send in your early entry fee to him. The address is on the USCF Website. Both myself and Andrew plan to play in this great State event.
Can you post the up-to-date WI Tour standings? I have heard that the SWCC players are doing very well.I can't seem to find any information on the WCA site.
Pre-registered players in the Premier Section. Name 1 Grochowski, Robin 2 Hoffman, Guy 3 Kane, Jeremy 4 Liang, Yingming 5 Nasuti, Peter 6 Pokorski, Jeffrey 7 Santarius, Erik 8 Strugnell, Neil 9 Veech, John 10 Zhou, Jerry
Pre-registered players in the Reserve section: Name 1 Breuer, Ryan 2 Brewer, William 3 Connor, Casey 4 Draves, Rodney 5 Grochowski, Andrew 6 Liang, Adream 7 Liang, Awonder 8 Nickell, James 9 Pahl, Sandy 10 Ran, Eric 11 Rasmussen, Ken 12 Sagunsky, David 13 Shi, Tinglin
Pre-registered players in the Scholastic Section: Name 1 Breuer, Nick 2 Ponnala, Manu 3 Rajendra, Anupama 4 Rajendra, Avinash 5 Ran, Stephanie
Pre-registered in Premier Section. Looks like I am at the bottom of the list.Santarius, Erik - 2284Kane, Jeremy - 2172Hayes, Raymond - 2100Veech, John - 2032Borman, Kelly - 2020Stein, Josiah - 1943Hoffman, Guy - 1900Sachs, Derek - 1850Strugnell, Neil - 1828Nietman, Mike - 1807Liang, Yingming - 1782Nasuti, Peter - 1777Smith, Jordan - 1747Zhou, Jerry - 1743Pokorski, Jeffrey 1729Grochowski, Robin - 1704
Hey Robin - It didn't seem to matter where you were on the list when you had your very good competitive tournament up in Green Bay
You are correct! I hope to have another competitive tournament this coming weekend.
Premier Section additions:Parker, Anthony - 2117Cardenas, David - 1926
Players in Reserve Section by rating: No. Name Rate 1 Christensen, Wade 1785 2 Grochowski, Andrew 1753 3 Kane, Jon 1723 4 Nickell, James 1693 5 Conner, Casey 1656 6 Sagunsky, David 1619 7 Draves, Rodney 1600 8 Pahl, Sandy 1511 9 Liang, Awonder 1510 10 Brewer, William 1378 11 Rasmussen, Ken 1326 12 Suri, Shiva 1305 13 Jambor, Alex 1279 14 Liang, Adream 1278 15 Shi, Tinglin 1249 16 Daychapatormwan, Jeeradech1131 17 Breuer, Ryan 283 18 Ran, Eric
Players in Scholastic Section:No. Name Rate 1 Kulkarni, Pranav 1366 2 Gaddameedi. Vilas 1309 3 Jambor, Alex 1279 4 James, Nikhil 1022 5 Raykov, Maxim 941 6 Loomer, Xavier 937 7 Kalicheti, Pranav 928 8 Azbel, Joseph 834 9 Rajendra, Avinash 762 10 Li, Brian 755 11 Boyland, Peter 738 12 Ponnala, Manu 703 13 Veeramani, Balaji 458 14 Breuer, Nicholas 394 15 Hegelmeyer, Jason 366 16 Veeramani, Harish 356 17 Krueger, Christian 307 18 Rajendra, Anupama 167 19 Chakilam, Nish 20 Hegelmeyer, William 21 Ran, Stephanie
I'll be registering on-site. Anyone else?
Tommy S and Troy Z are both going to play in the Open Section.Sorry Robin you are no longer the bottom seed :)Scott
It's been a bad tournament to be the favorite in the open section... lots of upsets so far.Round 2 is still going on.Santarius, Kane have 2 points; Parker and Richards were still playing when we left.Scott
Round 3 is underway:Santarius (2) v Parker (2)Veech (2) v Kane (2)Hayes (1.5) v Liang, Will (2)Cardenas (1.5) v Becker, John (1.5)Wagner (1.5) v Paitrick (1)
Predictions1-0 Santarius (2) v Parker (2)1/2 Kane Veech (2) v Kane (2)0-1 Hayes (1.5) v Liang, Will (2)1-0 Cardenas (1.5) v Becker, John (1.5)0-1 Wagner (1.5) v Paitrick (1)Who did Paitrick lose to?
Last round (6) pairingsVeech (4) v Santarius (4.5)Kane (4.5) v Liang (4)
In the final round in the Reserve Section, Andrew Grochowski executed a "smother mate" against Dave Sagunsky !! A thing of beauty !!
Did it involve a Sagunsky knight?
No, but it did involve Andrew's knight. Queen to b1+, rook takes on b1, and the knight to f2 mate!! Congratulations! You do not see those very often.Also, Andrew wins the Reserve Section on tie breaks. Again, congratulations!Great tournament!!!
Yes, the king was on h1 in that mate!My last game went 6 hours and it ended up drawn. I played Jerry Zhou. We played an endgame where I had bishop and two pawns versus rook and one pawn. Great game also!
I guess I should clarify. It was late last night. Queen to g1+, white rook captures on g1 (king was on h1, and black knight was on h3), and then black knight to f2++ (mate).
Congratulations to Erik Santarius and Jeremy Kane for winning the Premier Section.
Congratulations to Yingming Liang for an outstanding tournament, losing only to the two co-champions and acquiring a 110 rating point gain!
And a big congratulations to Jeremy Kane for becoming Wisconsin's newest master!!!
Jason Wagner, who won the traveling trophy in the Reserve Section last year, needs to return the trophy to the WCA so it can be awarded to this year's winner.If anyone knows where Jason Wagner is, please have him get in touch with the WCA or myself.Thanks.
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