Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hales Corners Challenge XIII - April 16, 2011

105 players, including 6 masters!
4-way tie for 1st-2nd place:  
FM Stamnov, NM Menon, Breider, Raghavan.

Winners:

OPEN
1st-2nd+Expert:  Alex Stamnov, Gopal Menon, Jon Breider, Vijay Raghavan
Best A:    Jacob Kohlenberg, Aaron Jing
Best B:    Greg Reese, Jr., Joseph Hernandez, Ben Corcoran

RESERVE
1st:  Jon McKinney
2nd: John Demler
D:     Susanna Ulrich
E:     Chris Lisowski, Andres Saenz, Natanel Monosov


GoddessChess Prizes:
Teja Karimikonda and Susanna Ulrich won free entries to Hales Corners Challenge XIV, in the Open and Reserve sections, respectively.  Other prizes for wins/draws were: Rachel Ulrich, Sandra Pahl, Patrice Connelly, and Teja Karimikonda.

USCF RATING RESULTS


A Wisconsin Chess Association Tour event.



Some event highlights:
1. Life Master Sheldon Gelbart will be on hand throughout the tournament to analyze games for tournament participants.
2. Goddesschess has again generously sponsored prizes for female chess players. 

History:  number of players (open+reserve=total) and the winner(s):
HCC XIII  4/2011 (57+48=105) FM STAMNOV, MENON, BREIDER, RAGHAVAN
HCC XII.. 10/2010 (41+37=78) FM BETANELI, HENDRICKSON
HCC XI…  4/2010 (41+37=78) SANTARIUS
HCC X...  10/2009 (42+34=76) GM AMANOV
HCC IX... 4/2009 (56+51=107) GM AMANOV, IM YOUNG, SANTARIUS, KOHLENBERG
HCC VIII.10/2008 (33+32=65) IM TATE, IM YOUNG, TENNANT, A. BECKER
HCC VII..  4/2008 (22+30=52) BURGESS, TENNANT, PARKER
HCC VI...10/2007 (30+32=62) TENNANT, BREIDER, SANTARIUS
HCC V....  4/2007 (40+22=62) IM TATE, FM STAMNOV
HCC IV...11/2006 (23+26=49) FM STAMNOV
HCC III..   4/2006 (28+17=45) TENNANT
HCC II... 10/2005 (20+18=38) BURGESS, A. BECKER
HCC I....   4/2005 (34+36=70) BETANELI 


Some photos from the event:

                    Concentration on the top boards:
                                      Hard work:


 Awonder Liang became an EXPERT in the event!
 SM Sheldon Gelbart analyzed games: