Sunday, March 04, 2012

Lions Roaring, Lambs Baaing Spring Swiss: March 8, 15, 22 & 29

4-Round Swiss in Two Sections (Open and U1600). Game/100 minutes.
USCF Rated. EF: $5.00. (One ½ Point Bye Available for any round
(except round four) if requested at least 2-days prior to round).
TD is Grochowski; ATD is Fogec. (Round 4, March 29 only, at
St. James Catholic Church: 7219 South 27th Street, Franklin, WI)

25 comments:

Robin said...

EXTRA: “David’s Best Game Prize” There will be a $5.00 "Best Game" prize for the Lions Roaring, Lambs Baaing Spring Swiss tournament, which will be awarded by David Dathe. This prize will be awarded for the most interesting game played in the tournament. Mr. Dathe will be the judge of any games submitted. All tournament players are encouraged to submit a game. Please submit the game to the TD prior to April 3, 2012. The game needs to be legible (readable) so the game can be properly analyzed.

Anonymous said...

Who won the SWCC championship best game prize??

Anonymous said...

Who posts the best game prizes??

Southwest Chess Club said...

Andrew Grochowski won the best game prize from the 2011 Club Championship. See David Dathe's annotation of the game at:

http://home.roadrunner.com/~swcc/SWCC%20Club%20Championship%20-%20Best%20Game%20Prize%20-%20Andrew%20Grochowski.pdf

Anonymous said...

How do you decide best game?

Robin said...

There can be a lot of criterion for determining a best game. I have listed some below, but I am sure there are many more. Of course, the chess level of the person evaluating the game also comes into play in applying these standards to the game.
The overall aesthetics; the originality; the level of opposition; the soundness of moves; the
accuracy of moves; the difficulty of the game; the overall depth of the game.

Robin said...

Results Round 1
OPEN:
Williams v Grochowski 1/2
Wainscott v Breider 0-1
Kohlenberg v Fogec 1-0
Sagunsky v Becker 0-1
Wenz v McVicker 1-0
McGee v Cardenas 0-1
Coons v Mohammed 1-0
Geograkakis v Pokorski 0-1
Schenkel v Sydlewski 1-0
Hoerig v Creed 0-1
Joachim v Jester 1-0
Huang A v Hildeman 0-1

RESERVE:
Daun v Bepar 1-0
Moore v Roubik 1-0
Vadapalla P v Foat D 1-0
Maly v Neumann 0-1
Huang S v Burgin 1-0
Foat P v Monico-Barros 0-1
Sankrithi v Johnson 0-1

Anonymous said...

Almost all 1-0s except for the...

Anonymous said...

...0-1s and the draw.

Anonymous said...

Wait...so we're letting a biased inactive 1600 who thinks it takes 5years to become a master judge who played the best game? No wonder why a lot of strong players I know never won the prize.

peter said...

Perhaps you ought to cure this injustice by offering a best game prize of your own.

Robin said...

OPEN (tentative) Round 2 Pairings:
Breider v Coons
Pokorski v Kohlenberg
Becker v Schenkel
Creed v Wenz
Cardenas v Joachim
Hildeman v Williams
Hayes v Dreuth
Gaddameedi v Mhaskar
Grochowski v Chua
Fogec v Georgakakis
Sydlewski v Sagunsky
Mcvicker v Hoerig
Hegelmeyer,JA v Huang,A
Jester v Mckee
Mohammed v Hegelmeyer,JW

Robin said...

RESERVE (tentative) Round 2 Pairings:
Neumann v Daun
Monico-Barros v Vadapally,Prah
Johnson v Huang,S
Wright v Moore
Vadapally,Pran v Raeder
Roubik v Hegelmeyer
Burgin v Sankrithi
Bepar v Foat,P
Foat,D v Maly

Tom said...

David Dathe Best Game Prize---A Message from David



A recent SWCC blog post upset me enough to respond. The Anonymous post read:

"Wait...so we're letting a biased inactive 1600 who thinks it takes 5 years to become a master judge who played the best game? No wonder a lot of strong players I know never won a prize."

As some of you know, I teach college science (geology, physics, astronomy) and math (calculus and statistics). My teaching schedule frequently makes it impossible for me to participate in the weekly club tournaments, and I've been inactive in competitive chess for many years. I decided last year to make a contribution to the club by offering $5.00 per tournament for the "Best Game" played. This is my own contribution intended solely to make the tournaments a little more fun for players.

Normally very few games are submitted to me for the Best Game. In the last tournament only two games were submitted. My criteria for judging the games is not exact, nor should it be. Among the many criteria I use are: fighting spirit, original ideas, interesting moves or plans, and technical accuracy. I also try to distribute the prizes so no one member is winning tournament after tournament. You can get an idea of what I consider a "Best Game" by looking at the game I annotated from the last club championship on the SWCC home page.

I also want to address the post left by Anonymous.

"so we're letting". Already he is part of the club, while I am not? I'm a member of SWCC--my membership is active. And, yes, since I am paying for the prize money, I get to be the judge. I enjoy playing through the games.

"biased inactive 1600". Everyone is biased, but I do know enough about chess to know a good game when I see it. Yes, I am inactive. I think my actual final rating was closer to 1700, but Sheldon Gelbart estimates I am definitely a Class A player now based on our lessons. And I do take chess lessons from GM Smirnov on the internet.

"who thinks it takes 5 years to become a master". Whoever Anonymous is, he hasn't read the chess literature. The "5 years" estimate is from GM Andrew Soltis. To really master chess requires 10,000 hours of play, study and practice. This is agreed by every author I've read. Some players, such as Nolan Hendrickson, have exceptional talent and are able to progess much faster. The 10,000 hours or 5 years estimate is well known in education, which is my profession. How many club members are currently at the same rating class they were 5 years ago? Unfortunately, many. Plateaus are difficult to overcome unless you have the time to really devote to chess. Most of us have a life and a job that interefers with our chess career.

"No wonder a lot of strong players I know never won a prize." A lot of strong players never submitted games either. However, Raymond Hayes, David Cardenas, and John Breider have all won Best Game Prizes. I don't consider them weak players at all.

If Anonymous wants to fund $5.00 per tournament and judge games, please do so. But don't insult others who are trying to contribute to a good chess club.



David Dathe

Anonymous said...

Which two submitted for the championship?

JB said...

Well said David.
I for one appreciate your interest and efforts. Thanks from all (or most) of us for helping improve the Club.

Robin said...

Open Results Round 2:
Breider v Coons 1-0
Pokorski v Kohlenberg 0-1
Becker v Schenkel 0-1
Creed v Wenz 0-1
Cardenas v Hildeman 1-0
Suri v Williams 0-1
Dreuth v Hayes 0-1
Mhaskar v Gaddameedi 1-0
Grochowski v Chua 1-0
Fogec v Georgakakis 0-1
Sydlewski v Sagunsky 1/2
Mcvicker v Hoerig 1/2
Hegelmeyer,JA v Huang,A 1-0
Jester v Mckee 0-1
Mohammed v Hegelmeyer,JW 1/2

Reserve results Round 2:
Neumann v Daun 1-0
Monico-Barros v Vadapally,Prah 0-1
Johnson v Huang,S 1-0
Wright v Moore 1/2
Vadapally,Pran v Raeder 1-0
Roubik v Hegelmeyer, Jason 1-0
Burgin v Sankrithi 0-1
Bepar v Maly 1-0
Foat,D v Jordan 0-1
Adavi v Foat, P 1-0

Chris said...

Tentative pairings?

Robin said...

Below are tentative pairings for Round 3, which are subject to change. Please check the pairings sheets prior to starting play on Thursday. Thanks.

Open:
Wenz v Breider
Kohlenberg v Cardenas
Schenkel v Williams
Hayes v Joachim
Grochowski v Mhaskar
Coons v Hegelmeyer, JA
Hildeman v Pokorski
Mckee v Creed
Georgakakis v Suri
Gaddameedi v Wainscott
Chua v Sagunsky
Sydlewski v Mcvicker
Hegelmeyer, JW v Fogec
Hoerig v Mohammed
Huang, A (please wait)

Reserve:
Vadapally, Prah v Johnson
Neumann v Vadapally, Pran
Moore v Daun
Sankrithi v Wright
Roubik v Adavi
Huang, S v Bepar
Jordan v Monico-Barros
Raeder v Hegelmeyer, Jason
Maly v Foat, D
Foat, P v Burgin

Anonymous said...

Who is Georgakakis?

Robin said...

Change 1: Below are tentative pairings for Round 3, which are subject to change. Please check the pairings sheets prior to starting play on Thursday. Thanks.

Open:
Cardenas v Breider
Schenkel v Williams
Hayes v Joachim
Grochowski v Mhaskar
Coons v Hegelmeyer, JA
Hildeman v Pokorski
Mckee v Creed
Georgakakis v Suri
Gaddameedi v Wainscott
Chua v Sagunsky
Sydlewski v Mcvicker
Hegelmeyer, JW v Fogec
Hoerig v Mohammed
Huang, A (please wait)

Reserve:
Vadapally, Prah v Johnson
Neumann v Vadapally, Pran
Moore v Daun
Sankrithi v Wright
Roubik v Adavi
Huang, S v Bepar
Jordan v Monico-Barros
Raeder v Foat, D.
Foat, P v Burgin

Robin said...

Open results round 3:
Cardenas v Breider 1-0
Schenkel v Williams 0-1
Hayes v Joachim 0-1
Grochowski v Mhaskar 0-1
Coons v Hegelmeyer, JA 1-0
Hildeman v Pokorski 0-1
Mckee v Creed 0-1
Georgakakis v Suri 0-1
Chua v Sagunsky 0-1
Sydlewski v Mcvicker 1/2
Gaddameedi v Hegelmeyer, JW 1-0
Hoerig v Mohammed 0-1
Huang, A v Fogec 1-0

Reserve results round 3:
Vadapally, Prah v Johnson 0-1
Neumann v Vadapally, Pran 1-0
Moore v Daun 0-1
Monico-Barros v Wright 1/2
Roubik v Adavi 0-1
Huang, S v Bepar 1-0
Jordan v Foat, P 1-0
Burgin v Foat, D. 0-1

Robin said...

Tentative Round 4 Pairings: (Round 4, March 29 only, at
St. James Catholic Church: 7219 South 27th Street, Franklin, WI)

Open:
Williams v Cardenas
Mhaskar v Kohlenberg
Joachim v Wenz
Breider v Schenkel
Pokorski v Coons
Creed v Becker
Suri v Gaddameedi
Sagunsky v Grochowski
Mohammed v Mckee
Hildeman v Georgakakis
Mcvicker v Huang, A
Hegelmeyer, JA v Sydlewski
Jester v Wainscott
Hegelmeyer, JW v Dreuth
Chua v Hoerig
Fogec, Thomas (please wait)

Reserve:
Johnson v Neumann
Daun v Huang, S
Adavi v Vadapally, Prah
Wright v Jordan
Vadapally, Pran v Monico-Barros
Sankrithi v Moore
Bepar v Roubik
Foat, D v Hegelmeyer, Jas
Foat, P v Burgin

Robin said...

If anybody has any submissions for the Best Game prize, please get me the game or games in the next few days. Thanks.

Robin said...

Congratulations to Williams, Wenz and Mhaskar for winning the tournament Open Section with 3.5 points.
Congratulations to Johnson for winning the Reserve Section with 4 points.