Thursday, July 05, 2012

Milwaukee Summer Challenge, July 14-15, 2012

77 Players made the event a success!   (Several photos at bottom of post)


USCF RATING RESULTS

Best Game Prize winners:
MX - Alexander Velikanov (win over Zhou)
U2000 - Andrew Grochowski (win over Bruch)
U1500 - Anne Ulrich (win over Khaliq)
U1000 - John Brandt (win over Burgin)
Play over the BEST GAMES here! 

Final Results:

Milwaukee Summer Challenge -- Master/Expert Cross Table

  No.    Name                         St Rate Rd 1  Rd 2  Rd 3  Rd 4  Rd 5 Score

NOLAN HENDRICKSON, 1st Place, $300
ALEXANDER VELIKANOV, 2nd Place, $200
Tie for 3rd Place ($33 each): Bill Williams, Jerry Zhou, Thomas Schneider

   1. Hendrickson, Nolan (2)........  WI 2202 D8    W13   W10   W3    D2      4.0



   2. Velikanov, Alexander (4)......  WI 2199 W4    D10   D5    W6    D1      3.5


   3. Williams, William (3).........  WI 2200 W9    W12   -H-   L1    D4      3.0
   4. Zhou, Jerry Zhexua (11).......  WI 2049 L2    W14   W12   D5    D3      3.0
   5. Schneider, Thomas (12)........  WI 2025 D6    W8    D2    D4    D7      3.0


   6. Smail, Benedict A (5).........  WI 2143 D5    D7    W13   L2    D9      2.5
   7. Jin, David (8)................  WI 2081 L10   D6    W11   D8    D5      2.5
   8. Becker, Allen J (9)...........  WI 2065 D1    L5    D9    D7    W14     2.5
   9. Jing, Aaron (10)..............  WI 2056 L3    D11   D8    W14   D6      2.5

  10. Santarius, Erik (1)...........  WI 2403 W7    D2    L1    -U-   -H-     2.0
  11. Kinsman, Jim A (13)...........  WI 2005 L12   D9    L7    -H-   -B-     2.0

  12. Breider, Jon P (6)............  WI 2119 W11   L3    L4    -U-   -U-     1.0
  13. Cen, Kent Y (7)...............  IL 2110 W14   L1    L6    -U-   -U-     1.0
  14. Ellis, James S (14)...........  IA 2000 L13   L4    -B-   L9    L8      1.0
 


Milwaukee Summer Challenge -- U2000 Cross Table

  No.    Name                         St Rate 1     2     3     4     5     Score
RICHARD MARTIN III and TROY ZIMMERMAN, tie for 1st Place, $75 each

   1. Martin III, Richard (1).......  WI 1979 W20   D2    W9    W8    D3      4.0
   2. Zimmermann, Troy J (8)........  WI 1887 W18   D1    D4    W14   W6      4.0


   3. Modes, Daniel R (7)...........  IL 1888 D5    W14   -H-   W13   D1      3.5
   4. Rajendra, Anupama (13)........  WI 1808 W27   D10   D2    D7    W9      3.5
   5. Dreuth, Adam W (21)...........  WI 1598 D3    L13   W21   W22   W10     3.5

   6. Rajendra, Avinash (3).........  WI 1940 W17   W12   D8    D9    L2      3.0
   7. Both, Robert K (5)............  WI 1900 W24   L8    -H-   D4    W19     3.0

   8. Cardenas, David R (2).........  WI 1975 W16   W7    D6    L1    -U-     2.5
   9. Grochowski, Andrew (4)........  WI 1935 W22   W11   L1    D6    L4      2.5
  10. Hoffman, Guy G (6)............  WI 1900 W23   D4    D13   D11   L5      2.5
  11. Bruch, Robert M (9)...........  WI 1837 W25   L9    W17   D10   -U-     2.5
  12. Christensen, Wade (10)........  WI 1830 W26   L6    W15   -H-   -N-     2.5
  13. Ulrich, Rachel J (11).........  WI 1818 D21   W5    D10   L3    D16     2.5
  14. Coons, James Jay (12).........  WI 1813 W19   L3    W18   L2    D17     2.5
  15. Oberg, John E (15)............  WI 1714 -H-   D21   L12   D18   W23     2.5
  16. Sagunsky, David L (16)........  WI 1708 L8    L18   W20   W21   D13     2.5
  17. Hildeman, Jonathan (17).......  WI 1702 L6    W26   L11   W25   D14     2.5
  18. Reinke, Robert T (22).........  WI 1579 L2    W16   L14   D15   W22     2.5
  19. Bakalinsky, Jacob (26)........  WI 1223 L14   W24   -H-   W23   L7      2.5

  20. Pokorski, Jeffrey (14)........  WI 1760 L1    L23   L16   -B-   W26     2.0
  21. Hegelmeyer, John A (25).......  WI 1507 D13   D15   L5    L16   W25     2.0

  22. James, Nikhil (18)............  WI 1627 L9    W25   -H-   L5    L18     1.5
  23. Monosov, Natanel A (20).......  WI 1608 L10   W20   -H-   L19   L15     1.5

  24. Wainscott, Chris (19).........  WI 1618 L7    L19   -H-   D26   -U-     1.0
  25. Sydlewski, Dean Wi (23).......  WI 1571 L11   L22   -B-   L17   L21     1.0
  26. Ma, Leo (24)..................  WI 1567 L12   L17   -H-   D24   L20     1.0

  27. Bakalinsky, Roman (27)........  WI  964 L4    -N-   -N-   -N-   -N-     0.0
 


Milwaukee Summer Challenge -- U1500 Cross Table

  No.    Name                         St Rate 1     2     3     4     5     Score
JACK THAIN, 1st Place, Under 1500, $80

   1. Thain, Jack (1)...............  IL 1477 W19   W20   W13   W8    D3      4.5


   2. Weber, Bryan Scott (15).......  WI 1190 L6    W18   W10   W16   W8      4.0

   3. Etzel, Steven W (2)...........  WI 1465 -H-   D14   W17   W7    D1      3.5
   4. Saycocie, Vanisa (19).........  WI 1146 W12   L16   -H-   W20   W13     3.5
   5. Ulrich, Anne E (23)...........  WI  928 -B-   L13   W21   D17   W16     3.5

   6. Kosterman, Dennis (5).........  WI 1407 W2    L8    W22   D13   D7      3.0
   7. Huang, Sabrina (13)...........  WI 1227 W9    D17   W14   L3    D6      3.0
   8. Cai, Haoyu (16)...............  WI 1160 W18   W6    W16   L1    L2      3.0

   9. Pahl, Sandra R (3)............  WI 1456 L7    W21   W12   -H-   -N-     2.5
  10. Huang, Alena (4)..............  WI 1419 L20   W19   L2    D14   W17     2.5
  11. Buck, Finn (8)................  WI 1357 L17   L15   -H-   W23   W20     2.5
  12. Breuer, Michael A (9).........  WI 1347 L4    W23   L9    W22   D14     2.5
  13. Rasmussen, Kenneth (11).......  WI 1317 W22   W5    L1    D6    L4      2.5
  14. Etta, Kevin J (20)............  WI 1098 W21   D3    L7    D10   D12     2.5
  15. Bakalinsky, Roman (22)........  WI  964 -N-   W11   -H-   -N-   W21     2.5

  16. Wright, Gary M (7)............  WI 1375 W23   W4    L8    L2    L5      2.0
  17. Breuer, Ryan M (18)...........  WI 1151 W11   D7    L3    D5    L10     2.0

  18. Venkat, Abhyudhaya (6)........  IL 1394 L8    L2    -H-   L19   W22     1.5
  19. Holmes, Russ (12).............  WI 1237 L1    L10   D23   W18   -U-     1.5
  20. Mehta, Moulik A (14)..........  WI 1223 W10   L1    -H-   L4    L11     1.5

  21. Khaliq, Abdul (10)............  WI 1342 L14   L9    L5    -B-   L15     1.0
  22. Landey, Charles N (21)........  WI 1036 L13   -B-   L6    L12   L18     1.0

  23. Sondhi, Kunal (17)............  WI 1158 L16   L12   D19   L11   -U-     0.5


Milwaukee Summer Challenge --  U1000 Cross Table

  No.    Name                         St Rate 1     2     3     4     5     Score

RITIKA PANDEY and RUILIN YAN, Tie for 1st Place, Under 1000, $25 each

   1. Pandey, Ritika (3)............  WI  885 W4    W8    W9    L2    D3      3.5
   2. Yan, Ruilin (5)...............  WI  826 L6    W10   W3    W1    D4      3.5


   3. An, Limin (2).................  WI  939 D10   W6    L2    W9    D1      3.0
   4. Ma, Angela (9)................  WI  563 L1    W11   -H-   W7    D2      3.0
   5. Buck, Luke (10)...............  WI  562 L7    W12   -H-   D8    W9      3.0
   6. Iyer, Akshay (11).............  WI  520 W2    L3    -H-   W11   D8      3.0

   7. Zender-Alexander, Debra (4)...  WI  838 W5    L9    -H-   L4    W10     2.5
   8. Brandt, John (6)..............  WI  769 W11   L1    -H-   D5    D6      2.5

   9. Scalzo II, David A (1)........  WI  973 W12   W7    L1    L3    L5      2.0
  10. Snyder, Robert Hug (7)........  WI  669 D3    L2    D12   -B-   L7      2.0
  11. Burgin, W H (12)..............  WI  417 L8    L4    -B-   L6    -X-     2.0

  12. Pandey, Divya (8).............  WI  570 L9    L5    D10   -H-   -F-     1.0


Goddess Chess Prizes for this event, for top-scoring female finishers:
(1) in U2000:  Anupama Rajendra, 3.5 points, $100
(2) in U1500Vanisa Saycocie & Anne Ulrich (tie, 3.5 pts each), $37.50 each
(3) in U1000: Ritika Pandey, 3.5 points, $25 (also tied for 1st in U1000 Section).


5SS; G/120 with 5 second delay; 4 Sections: Master/Expert (closed), U2000, U1500, and U1000. Wyndham Milwaukee Airport Hotel, 4747 S. Howell Avenue, Milwaukee, 414-481-8000 (mention Southwest Chess Club for $79 room rate). EF: $40 All Sections (except U1000); U1000 Entry Fee: $25; all $5 more after 7/11. Prizes based on 40 total entries. Master/Expert (closed section): 1st-$300, 2nd-$200, 3rd-$100; U2000: 1st-$150; U1500: 1st-$80; U1000: 1st-$50. Reg: 8:30-9:30; Rds: Saturday, July 14: 10:00am, 2:30pm, and 7:00pm, Sunday July 15: 10:00am and 2:30pm. ENT: Allen Becker, N112 W17033 Vista Court, Apt. D, Germantown, WI 53022; Questions: TD Tom Fogec, 414-405-4207 (cell) (Best Game Prizes: Master/Expert Section $50; U2000 Section $25; and U1500 Section $25.)

Note:  Anupama Rajendra, winner of the National All Girls Championship recently held in Chicago, participated in this weekend's event.
















22 comments:

Robin said...

The Southwest Chess Club (SWCC) has decided to run a 2-day tournament this summer. The main reason SWCC is organizing this tournament is because you (the chess players of Wisconsin) have asked us to do this (a 2-day tournament) for many years now. So we hope everybody can come out and play this summer at our tournament, so we can continue this tournament for many years into the future. Thanks for your support.

Chris said...

Is there a list of pre entries yet?

Anonymous said...

Will Michael R Brown be there?

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to King Plato Christian (AKA) Dan Smith

Troy said...

Can you play up a section?

Tom said...

Yes, except for the Master/Expert Section. You must be rated 2000 or above to play in the Master/Expert Section.

Robin said...

Please register early if possible -- it not only saves you a few dollars, but it helps us organize better. Remember that you can register via e-mail, and then you can pay at the playing site prior to 9:30 a.m. Thanks.

Chris said...

Anyone ever regularly play the pure Scheveningen Sicilian without a6?

I'm wondering if anyone has a book on it?!

Anonymous said...

I believe in the Scheveningen Sicilian, black eventually has to play ...a6. If black does not play it on move 6, it probably gets played before move 11 in most cases. It is just a good move for black in that defense and probably should almost always be played.

Chris said...

For clarification I meant no a6 on move five or six (i.e. not the Najdorf/Scheveningen hybrid).

Essentially the lines that Ray Robson plays. Especially the 6. g4 e5 lines.

I just think that they're interesting. I don't think I'd ever play a pure Scheveningen...

Alleenkatze said...

Looks like this will be another well attended event...wish I could play!

Jan said...

Updates? Who's ahead in the Sections after Round 2?

Chris said...

Bill Williams is showing that an old lion can still have teeth as he was the only 2-0 start in the master/expert section!

Anonymous said...

Any updates?

Jan said...

What a great turn-out and we're so happy at Goddesschess for the number of female players who came out in support of this tournament! Congratulations to all of the prize winners/top finishers.

Anonymous said...

I have never understood prize funds... but I thought if the tournament was based on 40 paid entries and there were roughly 70 paid entries, the prizes would be increased proportionally.

Could one of the TD's explain the rule?


Thanks.

Congrats on the great turnout!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a well-organized GREAT EVENT!!

Troy said...

Thank you for a great tournament! I hope this will become a yearly tournament.

Tom said...

Regarding the based on 40 question: The based on 40 was picked to determine the level of loss the chess club was willing to incur (without destroying itself financially), if very few people entered this first time event.. Entries above that lessen the loss we sustain. The Southwest Chess Club has a reputation for increasing prize funds when entries versus prizes and expenses allow us to do so.

Please, next time mention your name at the conclusion of your entry, even if posting as Anonymous.

Anonymous said...

Who won best game prize?

Jan said...

Hi Tom,

That info you provided answered a question I'd wondered about too. I've been reading and writing about chess events and chessplayers for 13 plus years, and the intracacies of organizing a tournament and how prizes are funded in the absence of a sponsor or sponsors is a big mystery to me! So, now that we know that Southwest continues to fund tournaments in which it loses money to a greater or lesser extent, the question is - WHY DO YOU DO IT! Well, I guess I know the answer to that, but not where the money comes from that covers the loss. It has to take much more money to fund the facilities at the hotel PLUS the prizes offered at the 2x a year Hales Corners Chess Challenge and now the Milwaukee Challenge than what you receive in Club dues every six months! It's still a mystery to me, but thank you for doing it! Would it be considered de trop to advertise what the Club's "break even" point might be at a given tournament? Maybe it would encourage more chess lovers to come out and play, just to help out the bottom line. Don't know, but what would it hurt? Things to ponder.

Anonymous said...

What great men,---Robin and his son, Tom, Allen and more...
Don't focus on the $40, $25 money you paid please! a little watch what those great people did and doing... time, effort....
I respect those people
LA