**4SS, G/60 d6**.

**Goddesschess Prizes for Females in Addition to Above Prizes, Open: $40 per win/$20 per draw; Reserve: $20 per win/$10 per draw.**

**Highest-scoring female in each section wins free entry into Hales Corners Challenge XIX, April 12, 2014. (See comments section for winners).****Goddesschess also offered a**

*Best Game prize*($50!), open to any player in either section. The best game prize was won by Ben Smail:**[Event "HCC XVIII - Open"]**

[Site "?"]

[Date "2013.10.12"]

[Round "?"]

[White "Betaneli, Alex"]

[Black "Smail, Ben"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "A30"]

[PlyCount "118"]

[SourceDate "2012.02.23"]

1. c4 e6 2. g3 c5 3. Nf3 b6 4. Bg2 Bb7 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. O-O Be7 7. Re1 d5 8. cxd5

Nxd5 9. d4 cxd4 10. Nxd5 Qxd5 11. Qxd4 Qxd4 12. Nxd4 Bxg2 13. Kxg2 Na6 14. Be3

O-O 15. Rac1 Bf6 16. Rc4 Rfd8 17. Rec1 g6 18. b4 Bxd4 19. Rxd4 Rxd4 20. Bxd4

Nxb4 21. a3 Na6 22. Rc6 Kf8 23. Bf6 Ke8 24. Rc4 Kd7 25. Rh4 h5 26. g4 hxg4 27.

Rh7 e5 28. Bxe5 Ke6 29. Bd4 Rd8 30. e3 Rd5 31. Rh4 Ra5 32. Rxg4 Rxa3 33. Re4+

Kd7 34. Bf6 Nc5 35. Re7+ Kd6 36. Bg5 Ne6 37. Rxf7 Nxg5 38. Rf6+ Ke5 39. Rxg6

Kf5 40. Rg8 b5 41. h4 Nf7 42. Rf8 Kg6 43. h5+ Kg7 44. Rb8 Rb3 45. Rb7 a5 46.

h6+ Kxh6 47. Rxf7 a4 48. Kf3 a3 49. Ra7 b4 50. Ke4 Rb2 51. f4 a2 52. Ra6+ Kg7

[Site "?"]

[Date "2013.10.12"]

[Round "?"]

[White "Betaneli, Alex"]

[Black "Smail, Ben"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "A30"]

[PlyCount "118"]

[SourceDate "2012.02.23"]

1. c4 e6 2. g3 c5 3. Nf3 b6 4. Bg2 Bb7 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. O-O Be7 7. Re1 d5 8. cxd5

Nxd5 9. d4 cxd4 10. Nxd5 Qxd5 11. Qxd4 Qxd4 12. Nxd4 Bxg2 13. Kxg2 Na6 14. Be3

O-O 15. Rac1 Bf6 16. Rc4 Rfd8 17. Rec1 g6 18. b4 Bxd4 19. Rxd4 Rxd4 20. Bxd4

Nxb4 21. a3 Na6 22. Rc6 Kf8 23. Bf6 Ke8 24. Rc4 Kd7 25. Rh4 h5 26. g4 hxg4 27.

Rh7 e5 28. Bxe5 Ke6 29. Bd4 Rd8 30. e3 Rd5 31. Rh4 Ra5 32. Rxg4 Rxa3 33. Re4+

Kd7 34. Bf6 Nc5 35. Re7+ Kd6 36. Bg5 Ne6 37. Rxf7 Nxg5 38. Rf6+ Ke5 39. Rxg6

Kf5 40. Rg8 b5 41. h4 Nf7 42. Rf8 Kg6 43. h5+ Kg7 44. Rb8 Rb3 45. Rb7 a5 46.

h6+ Kxh6 47. Rxf7 a4 48. Kf3 a3 49. Ra7 b4 50. Ke4 Rb2 51. f4 a2 52. Ra6+ Kg7

**53. Ra7+ Kf6 54. Ra6+ Ke7 55. f5 b3 56. Ke5 Rf2 57. Ra7+ Kd8 58. f6 b2 59. Rxa2 Rf5+ 0-1**

**Life Master Sheldon Gelbart was on hand throughout the tournament analyzing games for tournament participants.**

__Final results below__**(photos at bottom of post)**

__:__**Hales Corners XVIII Challenge - Open Cross Table**

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** **__ No. Name St Rate Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Score__
1. Smail, Benedict A (3)......... WI 2200 W36 W6 W3 W8 4.0
2. Walther, Andi (11)............ WI 1962 W7 D5 W13 W10 3.5
3. Betaneli, Alex (1)............ WI 2344 W14 W9 L1 W12 3.0
4. Waller, Matthew (4)........... WI 2139 W15 L10 W22 W14 3.0
5. Harder, Brady R (5)........... WI 2098 W11 D2 D10 W15 3.0
6. Ulrich, Rachel J (8).......... WI 2028 W18 L1 W29 W17 3.0
7. Williams, William (2)......... WI 2207 L2 W22 W18 D9 2.5
8. Rajendra, Avinash (6)......... WI 2089 D16 W30 W23 L1 2.5
9. Mcneil, David (7)............. MN 2048 W17 L3 W19 D7 2.5
10. Mhaskar, Rohan (9)............ WI 2026 W28 W4 D5 L2 2.5
11. Rajendra, Anupama (16)........ WI 1835 L5 D21 W26 W23 2.5
12. Franek, Martin Joh (22)....... IL 1735 D23 W26 W24 L3 2.5
13. Huang, Alena (28)............. WI 1609 D34 W27 L2 W24 2.5
14. Ruggiero, Brian T (10)........ IL 1979 L3 W25 W30 L4 2.0
15. Imada, Todd (13).............. NV 1904 L4 W29 W25 L5 2.0
16. Coons, James Jay (15)......... WI 1841 D8 L17 D20 W27 2.0
17. Pokorski, Jeffrey (17)........ WI 1803 L9 W16 W33 L6 2.0
18. Tan, Jonathan (18)............ IL 1789 L6 W36 L7 W29 2.0
19. Hildeman, Jonathan (24)....... WI 1703 L25 W32 L9 W31 2.0
20. Sagunsky, David L (25)........ WI 1692 D27 L24 D16 W30 2.0
21. Both, Robert K (14)........... WI 1885 -N- D11 W35 -U- 1.5
22. James, Nikhil (21)............ WI 1763 W31 L7 L4 D25 1.5
23. Ulrich, Anne E (30)........... WI 1602 D12 W35 L8 L11 1.5
24. Zhang, Edward (31)............ IL 1586 D35 W20 L12 L13 1.5
25. Buschmann, Alan E (32)........ WI 1512 W19 L14 L15 D22 1.5
26. Shefsky, Michael W (33)....... WI 1497 -H- L12 L11 W33 1.5
27. Murtaugh, William (34)........ WI 1457 D20 L13 W36 L16 1.5
28. Rowe Iv, Jim Henry (19)....... WI 1784 L10 W31 -U- -U- 1.0
29. Shelobolin, Filipp (26)....... WI 1636 W32 L15 L6 L18 1.0
30. Mckinney, Jon (27)............ WI 1614 W33 L8 L14 L20 1.0
31. Etzel, Steven W (29).......... WI 1603 L22 L28 W32 L19 1.0
32. Kosterman, Dennis (35)........ WI 1400 L29 L19 L31 -B- 1.0
33. Ballweg, Tim D (36)........... WI 1363 L30 -B- L17 L26 1.0
34. Wainscott, Chris (20)......... WI 1771 D13 -U- -U- -U- 0.5
35. Ellice, H Wayne (23).......... IL 1726 D24 L23 L21 -U- 0.5
36. Mueller, James N (12)......... WI 1935 L1 L18 L27 -U- 0.0

** **

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Hales Corners XVIII Challenge - Reserve Cross TableNo. Name St Rate 1 2 3 4 Score1. Loomer, Xavier Mar (5)........ WI 1443 W15 W6 W9 W10 4.0 2. Moore, Micheal A (2).......... WI 1557 L5 W17 W23 W14 3.0 3. Ulrich, James F (7)........... WI 1420 W16 W14 W11 -N- 3.0 4. Huang, Sabrina (9)............ WI 1395 L11 W24 W20 W18 3.0 5. Pandey, Ritika (10)........... WI 1373 W2 L8 W24 W13 3.0 6. Ulrich, Susanna G (11)........ WI 1323 W12 L1 W19 W11 3.0 7. Schatz, Noah F (19)........... WI 1165 W27 W21 W8 -N- 3.0 8. Bucher, Paul Stanl (6)........ WI 1434 W22 W5 L7 D9 2.5 9. Hogg, Alexander (18).......... WI 1183 W26 W12 L1 D8 2.5 10. Srivastava, Vivek (20)........ WI 1145 W28 W22 D18 L1 2.5 11. Carerros, Charles (1)......... WI 1590 W4 W13 L3 L6 2.0 12. Padilla, Rudy R (3)........... IL 1520 L6 L9 W29 W15 2.0 13. Monosov, Natanel A (8)........ WI 1400 W23 L11 W17 L5 2.0 14. Pandey, Divya (12)............ WI 1309 W21 L3 W26 L2 2.0 15. Molkentin, Tj (13)............ WI 1303 L1 W19 W27 L12 2.0 16. Pahl, Sandra R (15)........... WI 1300 L3 L23 W28 W26 2.0 17. Wright, Gary M (17)........... WI 1200 W25 L2 L13 W24 2.0 18. Shi, Stephen (21)............. WI 1124 D29 W25 D10 L4 2.0 19. Harder, Jason E (23).......... WI 1047 W20 L15 L6 W21 2.0 20. Yang, Steven Xob (30)......... WI nnnn L19 W28 L4 W23 2.0 21. Doney, Alexander A (4)........ WI 1452 L14 L7 W25 L19 1.0 22. Kaye, Paul (14)............... WI 1300 L8 L10 D30 D29 1.0 23. Yan, Ruilin (16).............. WI 1255 L13 W16 L2 L20 1.0 24. Kaye, Ron (22)................ WI 1101 W30 L4 L5 L17 1.0 25. Hogg, Neil (24)............... WI 1020 L17 L18 L21 W30 1.0 26. Wanek, Ellen Ann (25)......... WI 1014 L9 W29 L14 L16 1.0 27. Anand, Devesh Kuma (26)....... WI 969 L7 W30 L15 -U- 1.0 28. Rockley, James D (27)......... WI 920 L10 L20 L16 -B- 1.0 29. Mhaskar, Neha (28)............ WI 818 D18 L26 L12 D22 1.0 30. Newton, Jan L (29)............ WI 603 L24 L27 D22 L25 0.5

**History:**number of players (open+reserve) and the open winner(s):**HCC XVIII 10/2013 (36+30=66) SMAIL**

HCC XVII.. 4/2013 (52+40=92) SANTARIUS, SMAIL, HARDER, R. ULRICH

HCC XVI.. 10/2012 (48+36=84) GM FRIEDEL, BOOR, WILLIAMS, A. BECKER

HCC XV.... 4/2012 (56+49=105) SANTARIUS, BURGESS

HCC XIV. 10/2011 (46+37=83) SANTARIUS, SAWALANI

HCC XIII..04/2011 (57+48=105) STAMNOV,MENON,BREIDER,RAGHAVAN

HCC XII.. 10/2010 (41+37=78) BETANELI, HENDRICKSON

HCC XI…04/2010 (41+37=78) SANTARIUS

HCC X...10/2009 (42+34=76) AMANOV

HCC IX...04/2009 (56+51=107) AMANOV,YOUNG,SANTARIUS,KOHLENBERG

HCC VIII.10/2008 (33+32=65) TATE,YOUNG,TENNANT,A.BECKER

HCC VII..04/2008 (22+30=52) BURGESS,TENNANT,PARKER

HCC VI...10/2007 (30+32=62) TENNANT, BREIDER,SANTARIUS

HCC V....04/2007 (40+22=62) TATE,STAMNOV

HCC IV...11/2006 (23+26=49) STAMNOV

HCC III..04/2006 (28+17=45) TENNANT

HCC II...10/2005 (20+18=38) BURGESS,A.BECKER

HCC ....04/2005 (34+36=70) BETANELI
## 37 comments:

is it 5 or 6 second delay?

It is a 6 second delay. That enables the tournament to retain eligibility for JGP (Junior Grand Prix) Points.

22nd annual MIDWEST CLASS CHAMPIONSHIPS changed to the same weekend, Oct 11-13. Should HCC be changed to the following weekend, Oct 19?

It is too late to change it. The Midwest Class Championships should not have changed their dates to coincide with our tournament. The Midwest Class Championship needs to change their dates back to the way they had them. This was not very nice of them to do this to us at the last moment! We can only hope that Wisconsin chess players will support Wisconsin chess, especially in a case like this.

With a 6 second delay, does that mean it will only be regular rated or is it quick rated too?

It will only be regular rated this time. If it was regular and quick rated, then we would not be eligible for JGP (Junior Grand Prix) Points. We would like to hear from players what is more important to them, that the tournament remain regular/quick rated, or that it retain the JGP qualification. Unfortunately, it cannot do both. The JGP is only eligible if it is regular rated only. So please let us know what you would prefer and which one is more important. We welcome comments on this. Thanks.

We like the JGP ratings better.

I prefer it stay dual rated.

I obviously don't care about JGP, but on the other hand, I'm not really concerned about quick ratings either...

For those at the tournament, the TD should remind everyone before starting that it's a 6 second delay. This is pretty unusual and easy to forget.

Jan Newton has announced that Goddesschess will be sponsoring a Best Game Prize for this event in the amount of $50. Players in both sections can submit games for this prize. Both female and male players are eligible !! Thank you Jan !!

I agree with Smail...

Anyone have any of the scores from the Tate games of years past?

REMINDER: This blog and Facebook are not official pre-registration places. To pre-register, please mail in entry form or e-mail Allen, as per our Flyer and the TLA. Thanks.

why isnt allen becker now not playing on saturday?

A death in the family prevents his participation this Saturday.

I have a choice to play in any section! Looking at the Open section and it just looks to difficult. It's not worth my time to play at this event unless................

I get to play Gary Wright!

Be careful what you ask for Ben. Gary gained over 100 points in his last tournament !!

Anand Enters Hales Corners Challenge XVIII !!! Check it out on the list of pre-entries.

Probably as a warm up to the November match!

Weather indicates a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms on Saturday. So I would say a perfect day to play some chess!

Hola everyone!

I hope you will also view this post I did at the Goddesschess blog and if you're impatient, please scroll down to the last sentence or two for a very special surprise JUST FOR THE CHESS DUDES who will be playing in Challenge XVIII this Saturday. Love from Goddesschess :) http://goddesschess.blogspot.com/2013/10/crazy.html

As a special one-off prize for this event only, Goddesschess is giving a $100 gift card to the top male finisher in the Open and a $50 gift card to the top male finisher in the Reserve. If there is a tie, tie-breaks will determine the winner(s) of the cards. Thank you Goddesschess!

The Chess Goddess loves all chess players !!!

Very generous of Jan to once again sponsor Goddess Chess prizes and a bonus for the gentlemen in HCC XVIII. Caissa surely does favor the challenge!

Sadly I had to leave after my first game as I forgot to leave my wife the key to the house we're moving in to next Sat...

Nice tournament, but I should not have worn shorts as it was cool when the air conditioning came on.

Tough competition and special thanks to our hard working TDs!

Congrats, Ben!

Alex

Thank you to the members of the Southwest Chess Club for sponsoring this tournament and to the hard-working TD's and organizers! Thank you to Goddesschess for the generous prizes and encouragement to all the participants! I am looking forward to coming again in April!

Congratulations to Ben Smail and to Xavier Loomer who won the Open and the Reserve Sections, respectively, with perfect scores of 4-0 !!

Was an excellent tournament!

Congratulations to all of the prize-winners. It was good to see so many of you and visit with some of you again. I had lots of fun despite my pounding headache and miserable score - well, hey, I did get a draw againt a 1300 player and I was thrilled about that! Will prize awards be published here?

As always, a great tournament. Congratulations to the winners. The 6-second delay was novel, but of little consequence to me.

Prize Winners:

Open:

1st: Ben Smail

2nd: Andi Walther

Class A: Anupama Rajendra

Class B: Martin Franek & Alena Huang

Reserve:

1st: Xavier Loomer

2nd & Class D: Michael Moore, James Ulrich, Sabrina Huang, Ritika Pandey and Susanna Ulrich.

Class E: Noah Schatz

Goddesschess Prizes and Comments by Jan Newton, the driving force of Goddesschess !!!

Challenge XVIII had 66 players, of which 12 were chess femmes (myself included). That comes out to about an 18% ratio of female participation. Excellent! More than double the world average of female to male players.

Goddesschess made a record pay-out for prizes this Challenge! Here are the prize-winners:

Open Section:

(3.0) Rachel Ulrich - $120 plus gift bag plus paid entry to Challenge XIX

(2.0) Alena Huang - $100

(2.0) Anupama Rajendra - $100

(1.5) Anne Ulrich - $60

Reserve section:

(3.0) Susanna Ulrich - $60 plus gift bag plus paid entry to Challenge XIX

(3.0) Ritika Pandey - $60

(3.0) Sabrina Huang - $60

(2.0) Divya Pandey - $40

(2.0) Sandra Pahl - $40

(1.0) Ellen Wanek - $20

(1.0) Neha Mhaskar - $20

Free Entries: $70 (Top female player from each Section in Challenge XVII)

Best Game Prize: $50 (Open to all players)

Total paid out is $800 (this does not include the $150 in special prizes that went to the top male finisher in each Section in honor of my Don McLean and National Chess Day).

Ben Smail, the Top Male finisher in the Open Section received a $100 gift card from Goddesschess and Xavier Loomer, the Top Male finisher in the Reserve Section received a $50 gift card from Goddesschess.

Just wanted to send a thank you the TDs, organizers and sponsors for a well run tournament and to everyone for making me feel welcome. Enjoyed seeing the competitive spirit from the players.

Congratulations to Mr. Smail and Mr. Loomer for their 4-0 performances and the many prize winners.

If possible, please post the best game for us to view. Thanks.

Best Game prize, won by Ben Smail:

[Event "HCC XVIII - Open"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "2013.10.12"]

[Round "?"]

[White "Betaneli, Alex"]

[Black "Smail, Ben"]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "A30"]

[PlyCount "118"]

[SourceDate "2012.02.23"]

1. c4 e6 2. g3 c5 3. Nf3 b6 4. Bg2 Bb7 5. Nc3 Nf6 6. O-O Be7 7. Re1 d5 8. cxd5

Nxd5 9. d4 cxd4 10. Nxd5 Qxd5 11. Qxd4 Qxd4 12. Nxd4 Bxg2 13. Kxg2 Na6 14. Be3

O-O 15. Rac1 Bf6 16. Rc4 Rfd8 17. Rec1 g6 18. b4 Bxd4 19. Rxd4 Rxd4 20. Bxd4

Nxb4 21. a3 Na6 22. Rc6 Kf8 23. Bf6 Ke8 24. Rc4 Kd7 25. Rh4 h5 26. g4 hxg4 27.

Rh7 e5 28. Bxe5 Ke6 29. Bd4 Rd8 30. e3 Rd5 31. Rh4 Ra5 32. Rxg4 Rxa3 33. Re4+

Kd7 34. Bf6 Nc5 35. Re7+ Kd6 36. Bg5 Ne6 37. Rxf7 Nxg5 38. Rf6+ Ke5 39. Rxg6

Kf5 40. Rg8 b5 41. h4 Nf7 42. Rf8 Kg6 43. h5+ Kg7 44. Rb8 Rb3 45. Rb7 a5 46.

h6+ Kxh6 47. Rxf7 a4 48. Kf3 a3 49. Ra7 b4 50. Ke4 Rb2 51. f4 a2 52. Ra6+ Kg7

53. Ra7+ Kf6 54. Ra6+ Ke7 55. f5 b3 56. Ke5 Rf2 57. Ra7+ Kd8 58. f6 b2 59. Rxa2

Rf5+ 0-1

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