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Sunday, August 26, 2012

I. Zhurbinskiy Wins Saturday G/45

Ilya Zhurbinskiy won yesterday's G/45. Mauricio Camejo and NM Arthur Macaspac tied for 2nd.
Thomas Elberling (U2000) and David Zhurbinsky (U1700) collected class prizes. Jose Mausisa scored the Biggest Upset.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

West & Macaspac Win Wednesday G/90

Masters Jim West and Arthur Macaspac won our Wednesday G/90 for August. Michael O'Connor was 3rd.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Bartell & Rubenchik Win Grand Prix

FIDE Masters Tom Bartell and Rodion Rubenchik tied for 1st in yesterday's Dr. Luvizminda Machan Grand Prix III.

There was a 6-way tie for 3rd among IM Ilye Figler, FM Boris Privman, Lev Zilbermintz, Sergio Flores, Jeremiah Williams and Thomas Elberling. The latter 4 shared U2200 honors.

Nicole Yen (1070) won the U1800 and biggest upset prizes. In the last round she defeated 1897-rated Jeyson Flores!

Sarah Yen (993) had the top U1400 score and Kesava Dhanasekaran (497) was best U1000.

There were 26 players in all, a Chess Mates record. The previous high was 20 on July 18, 2010.

Congratulations to all the prize-winners and thanks to everyone for playing.

Macaspac Wins Sunday G/30

Arthur Macaspac won the Sunday G/30 on August 12th.

Tony Norris and Frank Bloise tied for 2nd. Larry Li was the U1200 Prize winner.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Privman, Macaspac Win Saturday G/45

FM Boris Privman and NM Arthur Macaspac tied for 1st in yesterday's G/45.

5 players, including LM Jim West, tied for 3rd.

Prize list:
1st place: Privman, Macaspac
U2000: Sergio Flores, Thomas Elberling, Jonathan Aisoni
U1600: Gaby Marani
Biggest Upset: Eric Lu (-530 over Mauricio Camejo)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Zilbermintz Wins Sunday Blitz Tourneys

We had a pair of G/5 tournaments yesterday and Lev Zilbermintz won both.

Blitz #1: Zilbermintz 2, Shawn Moss 1, Kesava Dhanasekaran 0
Blitz #2: Zilbermintz 2.5, Arthur Macaspac 2.0, Sundar Swaminathan 1.0, Srinivasan Ramanujam 0.5

Saturday Quads

Sam Barsky (2160), Aaron Jacobson (1833) and Alis Amparo (1453) were clear winners in our Saturday G/45 Quads.

Gaby Marani (1559) & Eric Lu (1518) tied for 1st in section 3.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Lu Wins Sunday G/30

Eric Lu won our Sunday G/30. Juan Jimenez was the U1200 prize winner.