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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Super Swiss: Prize-Winners List

Here is the full list of prize-winners from last week's Super Swiss #1, by section and score:

Open Section

= 1st/2nd: GM Michael Rohde & NM Praveen Balakrishnan
U2350: NM Sameer Mujumdar
3rd: LM James West
= 2nd U2350: FM Rodion Rubenchik, NM Arthur Macaspac, NM Vladimir Polyakin

U2100 Section

1st: Rudy Tia
2nd: Michael O'Connor
= 3rd: Serge Adelson, Paul Joseph, Libaski Espinosa Garcia
= U1850/2nd U1850: Anthony Parker, Ramitha Ravishankar

U1600 Section

1st: Shikhar Ahuja
= 2nd/U1350: Vinay Rao, Eric Wu
= 3rd/2nd U1350: Varun Rao
= 3rd: Jack Silver

Congratulations to the 19 prize-winners and thanks to all 36 participants for making our event a big success.

Camejo, Adelson Win March G/90

NM Mauricio Camejo and Serge Adelson won the March G/90 with 3.0/4.

John Moldovan was the U1800 prize-winner.

Here is his 4th round win over John Lekocevic:

C04 French Defense: Guimard Variation
Lekocevic 1694 - Moldovan 1760

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nc6 4. Ngf3 Nf6 5. e5 Nd7 6. c3 f6 7. Bb5 a6 8. Bxc6 bxc6 9. O-O fxe5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. dxe5 Be7 12. Qh5+ g6 13. Qg4 (N) O-O 14. Nf3 c5 15. Bh6 Rf5 16. Rad1 a5 17. c4?! Ba6 18. b3 d4 19. Qe4?! Qc8?! 20. Nh4 Bxh4 21. Qxh4 Qd8 22. Qe4 Qc8 23. g4?? Bb7 -+ 24. Qd3? Rf3 25. Qe2 Qd8 26. g5 d3 27. Qb2 Qd7 28. Rd2 Qc6 29. Qc3 Qe4 30. h3 Rxh3 31. f3 Qh4 32. 0-1

Friday, March 27, 2015

Pix from Super Swiss #1

Last weekend, during the Super Swiss tournament, I took these pictures.



Monday, March 23, 2015

Super Swiss Photos: Round 5

Super Swiss Photos: Day 2, Round 4

Super Swiss Photos: Day 2, Round 2

Our blogger was barely functional at the start of yesterday's 1-day schedule and forgot to snap some images from round 1 but he recovered in time for round 2.


There are no photos from round 3. The camera's batteries ran out.

Super Swiss Photos: Day 1, Round 3

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Super Swiss Photos: Day 1, Round 2

Sorry for the delay in getting these photos posted. Our blogger was too tired to upload them last night & internet service has been intermittent throughout today. We will attempt to post pics from the rest of the rounds as the connection permits and add descriptions when time allows.