Impromptu G/2+3 Double-Round Blitz #6

We enjoyed another excellent turnout for our casual evening this past Thursday and 26 people played in our impromptu G/2+3 double-round blitz tournament (two games played against each opponent), with Andy Applebaum taking sole first with a perfect 8 points. One point behind in sole second was first-time club visitor Ramkumar Jeyaraman, while Cesar Tamondong claimed sole third with 6 points. Of particular note was the result of Hayden Brongersma at 5 points, a young player who seems to get stronger each week and, if memory serves, only took up the game seriously earlier this year. Full results for the tournament are given below and we’ll continue to offer these blitz events (with different formats and time controls) on casual nights given it’s clearly what club membership wishes to do.

#Name/Rating/IDRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6Rd 7Rd 8Total
1Andy ApplebaumW 22B 22B 17W 17W 11B 11W 3B 3
2Ramkumar JeyaramanB 6W 6W 15B 15W 8B 8B 11W 11
3Cesar TamondongW 16B 16W 13B 13B 7W 7B 1W 1
4Rohan KaprebyebyeW 6B 6B 19W 19W 5B 5
5Kornel CsernaiB 24W 24W 7B 7W 12B 12B 4W 4
6Hayden BrongersmaW 2B 2B 4W 4B 21W 21W 10B 10
7David ZhaoW 19B 19B 5W 5W 3B 3B 15W 15
8Mark DruryW 10B 10byebyeB 2W 2W 17B 17
9Josen KalraB 15W 15W 16B 16W 18B 18W 21B 21
10Amogh RaoB 8W 8W 26B 26B 13W 13B 6W 6
11Pranav JindalB 14W 14W 21B 21B 1W 1W 2B 2
12John VitlacilbyebyebyebyeB 5W 5B 14W 14
13Lasha LakarbaiaW 26B 26B 3W 3W 10B 10W 22B 22
14Paul HartelW 11B 11B 23W 23B 17W 17W 12B 12
15Jay WackerW 9B 9B 2W 2B 22W 22W 7B 7
16Atul DhingraB 3W 3B 9W 9W 20B 20W 23B 23
17Nikita GrinkinB 25W 25W 1B 1W 14B 14B 8W 8
18Aditya Dhamdherebyebye—-—-B 9W 9B 25W 25 
19Isaiah ScottB 7W 7W 24B 24W 4B 4W 20B 20
20Hugo Pubyebye—-—-B 16W 16B 19W 19 
21Ashwin GaneshW 23B 23B 11W 11W 6B 6B 9W 9
22Richard WangB 1W 1W 25B 25W 15B 15B 13W 13
23Jerome OrielB 21W 21W 14B 14B 26W 26B 16W 16
24Victor ChenW 5B 5B 19W 19B 25W 25W 26B 26
25Michael DarrW 17B 17B 22W 22W 24B 24W 18B 18
26Ganesh R.B 13W 13B 10W 10W 23B 23B 24W 24

Impromptu G/2+3 Double-Round Blitz #5

We enjoyed another good turnout for our casual evening this past Thursday and 24 people played in our impromptu G/2+3 double-round blitz tournament (two games played against each opponent), with Andy, Pranav and Alaric sharing first place with 7 out of 8 points. The time control was a bit unusual and was chosen solely because we wished to try something different, something a little faster than normal. I don’t know that we’ll play G/2+3 again as it was not obviously better than G/3+2 or the like but it was perhaps worth trying. We’ll play another impromptu blitz tournament next week (September 28th) and our club championship will begin the following week, October 5th. Regards,

Mark Drury

#PlayerRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Rd 6Rd 7Rd 8Total
1Andy ApplebaumbyebyeB 13W 13W 15B 15B 10W 10
2Pranav JindalW 17B 17B 5W 5W 10B 10W 3B 3
3Alaric SteinB 18W 18W 6B 6W 11B 11B 2W 2
4Rohan KaprebyebyebyebyeW 21B 21B 11W 11
5David ZhaoB 20W 20W 2B 2W 13B 13W 7B 7
6Josen KalraW 9B 9B 3W 3B 8W 8W 12B 12
7Julian TaibyebyeB 15W 15W 19B 19B 5W 5
8Paul HartelB 15W 15B 17W 17W 6B 6W 20B 20
9Austin ChenB 6W 6W 18B 18W 23B 23B 16W 16
10Richard WangB 21W 21W 16B 16B 2W 2W 1B 1
11Nikita GrinkinW 19B 19W 12B 12B 3W 3W 4B 4
12Ashwin GaneshW 24B 24B 11W 11W 14B 14B 6W 6
13Isaiah ScottB 22W 22W 1B 1B 5W 5W 21B 21
14Hugo PubyebyebyebyeB 12W 12B 24W 24
15Thomas GerberW 8B 8W 7B 7B 1W 1B 18W 18
16Arnav BhavsarB 23W 23B 10W 10W 20B 20W 9B 9
17Amogh RaoB 2W 2W 8B 8W 18B 18B 19W 19
18Hayden BrongersmaW 3B 3B 9W 9B 17W 17W 15B 15
19Jeff UngarB 11W 11W 24B 24B 7W 7W 17B 17
20Aditya DhamdhereW 5B 5W 22B 22B 16W 16B 8W 8
21Michael DarrW 10B 10W 23B 23B 4W 4B 13W 13
22Johann LoebW 13B 13B 20W 20B 24W 24B 23W 23
23Victor ChenW 16B 16B 21W 21B 9W 9W 22B 22
24Maxime GerberB 12W 12B 19W 19W 22B 22W 14B 14

Impromptu G/5+0 Blitz Tournament #4

There was another good turnout for our casual evening this past Thursday and twenty people played in the 4-round G/5+0 blitz tournament, won (yet again) by Pranav Jindal with a perfect 4-0 score, followed by Kunal Modi, Nikita Grinkin, Satya Chitturi and yours truly at 3 points. At the conclusion of this tournament quite a few people wanted to play another 4-rounder but we simply didn’t have time–perhaps if we manage to start earlier we can hold two complete blitz tournaments in one evening. Regards,

Mark Drury

#PlayerRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Total
1Pranav JindalB 15W 5B 4W 2
2Kunal ModiW 16B 9W 3B 1
3Nikita GrinkinB 12W 11B 2W 6
4Satya ChitturiW 17B 13W 1B 10
5Mark DruryB 18B 1W 14W 11
6David ZhaoW 14B 8W 9B 3
7Hugo PubyebyeB 12W 14
8Josen KalraW 13W 6B 19B 17
9Cesar TamondongB 20W 2B 6W 18
10Rohan KaprebyebyeB 18W 4
11Arnav BhavsarB 19B 3W 13B 5
12Eddie ZhaoW 3B 20W 7B 19
13Hayden BrongersmaB 8W 4B 11W 16
14Aditya DhamdhereB 6W 15B 5B 7
15Ashwin GaneshW 1B 14W 17B 20
16Kornel CsernaiB 2W 18W 20B 13
17Michael DarrB 4W 19B 15W 8
18Jeff UngarW 5B 16W 10B 9
19Kyan AgdassiW 11B 17W 8W 12
20Paul HartelW 9W 12B 16W 15

Impromptu G/3+2 Blitz Tournament #3

Our casual/blitz/bughouse evening this past Thursday was more lightly attended than usual, perhaps due to the upcoming Labor Day Weekend and the fact that we completed our Quick-rated tournament the week before, but many club stalwarts and several first-time visitors played in a five-round impromptu blitz tournament, with Andy Applebaum taking sole first with a perfect 5-0 score (I gave Andy a run for him money in the final round). Satya Chitturi was second with 4 points and Jeff McGinnis third at 3.5. It was another fun event and we may do this every casual evening as there appears to be an appetite for it. Full results follow and note that our Surfeit of Blitz Redux event will likely occur over two weeks September 23rd and 30th. Regards,

Mark Drury

#PlayerRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Total
1Andy ApplebaumB 8W 4B 2W 9B 7
2Satya ChitturiW 10B 9W 1B 6W 4
3Jeff McGinnisbyebyebyeB 11B 9
4Deep BardhanW 11B 1W 7B 10B 2
5Aranya KunduW 12W 14B 6B 15W 10
6Chase WangW 7B 16W 5W 2B 12
7Mark DruryB 6W 12B 4byeW 1
8Hayden BrongersmaW 1B 11W 16B 13—-
9Ashwin GaneshB 17W 2B 12B 1W 3
10Arnav BhavsarB 2W 17B 14W 4B 5
11Hugo PuB 4W 8B 17W 3W 13
12Esther MendozaB 5B 7W 9W 14W 6
13Colin TaylorbyebyebyeW 8B 11
14Aditya DhamdhereW 16B 5W 10B 12B 17
15Abhik ChatterjeebyebyebyeW 5B 16
16Michael DarrB 14W 6B 8W 17W 15
17Paul HartelW 9B 10W 11B 16W 14