Monday, December 14, 2009

Wisconsin Memorial

Dates: Sat 12.19 - Sun 12.20.2009
Place: Madison
Contact person: Dennis Kosterman
Telephone: 608-770-3133
Category: Tour Events
Additional Information:
5SS, 45/2,25/1,SD/1 (45/2,SD/1 Round 4 only), Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, 3841 E Washington Ave, Madison WI 53704. EF: $21 (Juniors $17) by Dec. 15. $3 more later or on site. $$b/50 and 4 per class: $125-85. A - $70; B - $60; C - $60; D - $50; E - $40; U1000 - $30; Unr - $30; Upset - $50. Reg: 9-9:30 A.M. Dec. 19. Rds: 10:00-2:30-7:30; 10:00-3:30. ENT: Dennis Kosterman, 28 Singleton Ct. Madison, WI 53711. INFO: Dennis Kosterman, (608)770-3133. HR: $69 (Block held until 12/7) (608)-244-2481. www.wischess.org. NS NC W.

pre-entries through 12/17/09:

Erik Santarius 2307

Jeff Cooper 2200

Benedict A Smail 2034

Barry E Endsley 2002

Wesley E Ferguson 1959

Yingming Liang 1945

David Jin 1943

John Wagner Jr 1903

Guy G Hoffman 1900

Mike Nietman 1800

Wade Russell Christensen 1791

Andrew R Grochowski 1768

Robin J Grochowski 1757

Aaron C Jing 1654

Awonder Liang 1607

Robert T Reinke 1566

Benjamin A Corcoran 1565

Sandra R Pahl 1470

Adream Liang 1368

Henry Vander Hill 1360

David T Lancour 1347

Tinglin Shi 1339

Karl Kurth 1201

Jon C. Vander Hill 1197

Maciej Szewerniak 1183

Mihir Parag Kansara 1005

Andrew McNeel 948

Aidan J Appel 700

Ian M Loebl 261


15 comments:

Robin said...

Should be a nice event. The hotel is nice and comfortable, and is near a lot of eating establishments. The hotel also servces a free breakfast if you are saying there, and also has a restaurant.

Robin said...

Looks like I am going to be on the “cutting edge” of the olde Swiss rating break for the first round. I definitely would rather be on the upper end of the lower group than the lower end of the upper group, or in other words I would rather play someone who is rated 2000 than someone who is rated 200.

Alex said...

Well, if Robin is right in the middle... then it's a very strong event for WI!

Robin, I am in Hungary now: if you would like updates on your blog, let me know please.

Thanks,
Alex

Robin said...

Alex: Yes, please. The updates would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Robin said...

Looks like 29 pre-entries so far, which is good. Hopefully with door sign ups, the tournament will have perhaps 50 players.

Anonymous said...

Why are some bolded?

Alex said...

The boldest players are bolded I imagine.

Alex said...

Three games, three draws. Alas, rounds 2 and 3 were slips in great positions. All games are in pgn format in my ICC library (diablomaster), but he is the text for those interested.
Will keep you updated!
Alex

[White "Betaneli"]
[Black "Erdelyi"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ICCResult "Game drawn by mutual agreement"]
[WhiteElo "2299"]
[BlackElo "2156"]
[Opening "Sicilian defense"]
[ECO "B40"]
[NIC "SI.43"]
[Time "14:43:12"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. c3 d5 4. exd5 Qxd5 5. d4 Nc6 6. Be2 Nf6 7. O-O Be7 8.
c4 Qf5 9. Nc3 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Nxd4 11. Qxd4 O-O 12. Rd1 e5 13. Qe3 Be6 14. Nd5
Bxd5 15. cxd5 Rfd8 16. Qb3 Bc5 17. Be3 Bxe3 18. fxe3 Rd7 19. Rf1 Qg5 20.
Rad1 Rad8 21. Bc4 e4 22. Rd4 Qe5 23. h3 h5 24. Rfd1 h4 25. Qc2 Rd6 26. Qf2
g5 27. Rf1 Kg7 28. Qf5 Re8 29. a4 Qxf5 30. Rxf5 Kg6 31. Rf2 Re5
{Game drawn by mutual agreement}
1/2-1/2

[White "*Abel2301"]
[Black "*Betaneli2299"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ICCResult "Game drawn by mutual agreement"]
[Opening "Queen's bishop game"]
[ECO "D02"]
[NIC "QP.08"]
[Time "15:01:48"]

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bf4 c5 4. c3 Qb6 5. Qb3 c4 6. Qc2 Nc6 7. Nbd2 g6 8.
e3 Bg7 9. b3 Bf5 10. Qc1 cxb3 11. axb3 Rc8 12. Qa3 O-O 13. Be2 Ne4 14. Nxe4
Bxe4 15. O-O a6 16. Rfc1 Rfe8 17. Nd2 Bf5 18. Bf3 e5 19. Bg3 Red8 20. Be2
exd4 21. cxd4 Bf8 22. Qb2 Bb4 23. Nf3 f6 24. Nh4 Be6 25. Bd3 Na5 26. Nf3 Bf8
27. Nd2 Bb4 28. Nf3 Bg4 29. h3 Bd7 30. Rab1 Bf8 31. Nd2 Nc6 32. f3 Nb4 33.
Bf1 Bb5 34. Rxc8 Rxc8 35. Rc1 Re8 36. Bf2 Bxf1 37. Rxf1 Rc8 38. Qb1 Qc6 39.
Rd1 Qc2 40. e4 Nd3 41. Be3 Nb4 42. Nf1 Rc3 43. exd5 Qxb1 44. Rxb1 Nxd5 45.
Bf2 Bh6 46. b4 Rc4 47. b5 Nc3 48. Re1 Nxb5 49. d5 Kf7 50. Re6 Nd4 51. Rb6
Ne2+ 52. Kh2 Rc7 53. Ne3 Rd7 54. Ng4 Bf4+ 55. g3 Bd6 56. f4 h5 57. Ne3 h4
58. Ng4 hxg3+ 59. Bxg3 Nxg3 60. Kxg3 g5 61. Kf3 Bxf4 62. Rxf6+ Kg7 63. Rb6
Bd6 64. Ke4 Re7+ 65. Kf5 Rf7+ 66. Ke6 Bc5 67. Rb3 Re7+ 68. Kf5 Rf7+ 69. Ke6
Re7+ 70. Kf5 b5 71. Rc3 Rf7+ 72. Ke6 Re7+ 73. Kf5 Rc7 74. Ke6 Bb6 75. Rf3
Bc5 76. d6 Bxd6 77. Kxd6 Rc4 78. Ne5 Rf4 79. Rg3 Kf6 80. Ng4+ Kf5 81. Ne3+
Ke4 82. Nd5 Rf3 83. Rxg5 Rxh3 84. Rg4+ Kf3 85. Rb4 Rh1
{Game drawn by mutual agreement}
1/2-1/2


[White "*Betaneli2299"]
[Black "*Mihok2402"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ICCResult "Game drawn by mutual agreement"]
[Opening "Sicilian defense"]
[ECO "B20"]
[NIC "SI.48"]
[Time "15:11:56"]

1. e4 c5 2. b3 b6 3. Bb2 Bb7 4. Nc3 e6 5. Qf3 Nf6 6. O-O-O a6 7. Re1 d6 8.
Qg3 Nbd7 9. f4 Qc7 10. e5 dxe5 11. fxe5 Nh5 12. Qe3 g6 13. Nf3 O-O-O 14. Ne4
Rg8 15. g4 Ng7 16. Neg5 h5 17. h3 Be7 18. Nxf7 Rdf8 19. Nd6+ Bxd6 20. exd6
Rxf3 21. Qxf3 Bxf3 22. Bxa6+ Bb7 23. dxc7 Bxa6 24. d3 Kxc7 25. Bxg7 Rxg7 26.
Rxe6 Bb7 27. Rg1 Bd5 28. Re3 hxg4 29. Rxg4 Kd6 30. d4 Be6 31. dxc5+ bxc5 32.
Ra4 Bf5 33. Ra6+ Kc7 34. h4 Rh7 35. Ra4 Kc6 36. Rf4 Nb6 37. c4 Nd7 38. a3
Kd6 39. b4 Nf6 40. bxc5+ Kxc5 41. Re5+ Kd6 42. Ra5 Ne4 43. Kb2 Kc6 44. a4
Nc5 45. Rd4 Rb7+ 46. Rb5 Nxa4+ 47. Kc1 Rxb5 48. cxb5+
{Game drawn by mutual agreement}
1/2-1/2

Anonymous said...

Nice job Alex

Anonymous said...

updates from madison?

Anonymous said...

It's rated. Erik won and became 2315.

Robin said...

Congratulations to Erik for winning the tournament.

Both myself and Andrew withdrew after round 4 because Andrew was not feeling well.

It was nice seeing Jeff Cooper. He says he is going to try to play more chess in 2010.

Congratulations to John Veech for winning the 2009 Tour, even though he did not play in this tournament.

JB said...

Robin: Congrats to you for beating two "A" players!

Robin said...

JB: Thanks. Robin

Tom said...

Hopefully Robin himself is soon to be in Class A !!