August Quick-Rated Double-Round Quads + Swiss

We had another full house (and a considerable wait list—register early!) for our quick-rated, double-round quads plus Swiss which ran from August 10th – 24th, with clear winners in all sections save Quad 1, wherein Andy Applebaum and Pranav Jindal tied for 1st-2nd with 4 points apiece out of 6. Tobin Bennion took sole first in Quad 2 with 4.5 points while David Zhao had the only perfect score in the event with his impressive 6-0 in Quad 3. Kornel Csernai also tallied 4.5 to win Quad 4 and Umar Rasyid had perhaps our best junior showing with his excellent 5 points to take Quad 5.

Quad 6 was dangerously close to seeing a 4-way tie at 3 points until Michael Darr bested six-year-old phenom Rosalyn Chu (remember that name) in their final game to win outright with 4 points. In the Swiss event, Travis Torres-O’Callaghan, the front runner after four rounds, became ill and was unable to play rounds 5 and 6, regrettably, leaving Austin Chen and Victor Chen to square off atop that section. Austin prevailed over both games and claimed 1st with an admirable 5 points. The full results for this event may be found here.

Thank you to everyone who played in this fun event, please let me know if you have any feedback (good or bad) and congratulations to all of our prize winners–their winnings are given below and I’ll reach out to individuals via email about how they wish to be paid. Regards,

Mark Drury

Quad 11st-2nd: Andy Applebaum, Pranav Jindal, $20
Quad 21st: Tobin Bennion, $25
2nd: Triet Vo, $15
Quad 31st: David Zhao, $25
2nd: TBD (Cesar Tamondong and Michael Sherrard to play August 31st), $15
Quad 41st: Kornel Csernai, $25
2nd: Hamdanil Rasyid, $15
Quad 51st: Umar Rasyid, $25
2nd: Atul Dhingra, $15
Quad 61st: Michael Darr, $25
2nd: Paul Hartel, Kushal Dhingra, $7.50 each
Swiss1st: Austin Chen, $30
2nd: Siddharth Kalra, $25
3rd: Travis Torres-O’Callaghan, Rosaleia Torres, Nicholas Bao, $15 each

Impromptu G/3+2 Blitz Tournament #2

We had another good showing at our casual night this past Thursday and threw together a second impromptu G/3+2 blitz tournament, which Pranav won with a perfect 4-0 score. Full results are below for the curious. We’re overdue to host our second Surfeit of Blitz marathon so that may happen in September or October, at the latest.

Our August Quick-Rated Double-Round Quads begin this Thursday and I’ll send the groups and round-by-round pairings later today or tomorrow. Note that we have one extra spot in the larger Swiss section for someone rated 750 or below—please contact me if you or someone you know may wish to play some quick-rated games over the coming three weeks. Regards,

Mark Drury