Monday, September 09, 2013

Hales Corners Challenge XVIII (October 12, 2013)

USCF RATING RESULTS 

National Chess Day event. USCF Grand Prix Points: 10Junior Grand Prix event.
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 

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
 
   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
 
 
 
Hales Corners XVIII Challenge - Reserve Cross Table

  No.    Name                         St Rate 1     2     3     4     Score

   1. 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:

Anonymous said...

is it 5 or 6 second delay?

Tom said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Robin said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Robin said...

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.

Jim Ulrich said...

We like the JGP ratings better.

Anonymous said...

I prefer it stay dual rated.

Benedict Smail said...

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.

Tom said...

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 !!

Chris said...

I agree with Smail...

Chris said...

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

Robin said...

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.

Anonymous said...

why isnt allen becker now not playing on saturday?

Tom said...

A death in the family prevents his participation this Saturday.

Benzo38 said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Probably as a warm up to the November match!

Anonymous said...

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

Jan said...

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

Robin said...

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!

Tom said...

The Chess Goddess loves all chess players !!!

alleenkatze said...

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!

Chris said...

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...

alleenkatze said...

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!

Alex Betaneli said...

Congrats, Ben!
Alex

Anonymous said...

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!

Tom said...

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

Anonymous said...

Was an excellent tournament!

Jan said...

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?

Ozaukee Chess said...

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

Tom said...

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

Tom said...

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.

Todd said...

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.

alleenkatze said...

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

Southwest Chess Club said...

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