Posts Tagged ‘Waltham Chess Club

16
Dec
18

Final Standings, Waltham CC 2018 QUICK CHAMPIONSHIP – 12-07-2018 – 12-14-2018

Fellow Waltham CC players,
 
I couldn’t be happier – am in a state of exultation in fact as I write this – at far we have come as a Club in the Hobbs Brook Management cafeteria. Not only is the cafeteria light and bright for the first time in over a decade, but the decor has been remodeled with new tables and chairs. (You can see before and after in these photos.) Certainly they took some getting used to, but I think our appreciation of the new environment will grow over time. (That is, as long as we don’t get plunged into darkness again.)
 
Thanks to the 20 players who joined us at this very special time for Waltham CC to square off in the 2nd annual Quick Championship. We’ll be happier still in our new setting without the pervasive paint fumes, but I am breath-taken at the difference a new color scheme makes.
 
I would like to welcome back to our midst Agustin Garcia, who visited us many years ago and now came back to take 2nd place in the Championship. A shout-out also to Ross Eldridge and Prachi Dayal, the U1800 and U1400 winners.
 
But finally let me congratulate the reigning WALTHAM CC 2018 QUICK CHAMPION, IM Denys Shmelov.
 
Winners:
 
1st: IM Denys Shmelov
2nd: Agustin Garcia
U1800: Ross Eldridge
U1400: Prachi Dayal
Daily Prizes: Alan Song, Vitaliy Ryabinin, Ames Abbot, Albeto Villasis
 
We’ll see you next Friday as we close out 2018 with the Christmas Party and Bughouse Tournament. Bring LOTS OF FOOD & DRINK!
 
Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.
Waltham CC Championship Director

Final Standings. Waltham CC 2018 Quick Championship – 12-07-2018 – 12-14-2018

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Rd 11 Rd 12 Rd 13 Rd 14 Tot Prize
1 Denys Shmelov 13433622 2358 W11 W2 W8 W3 D4 W5 W9 W12 W13 W3 W2 W6 W4 W7 13.5 1st – CHAMP
2 Agustin P Garcia 14669043 1884 W18 L1 W12 D10 W3 W11 L8 W16 W14 W10 L1 D3 W6 W5 10.0 2nd
3 Ross Eldridge 12399747 1753 H— W9 W10 L1 L2 L6 H— W7 W11 L1 W9 D2 W14 W4 8.5 U1800
4 Todd S Chase 12414355 1932 W16 L10 W11 W5 D1 L8 W6 W18 L10 W9 D14 D13 L1 L3 7.5
5 Anand Nair 15223527 1729 W7 L8 W9 L4 W16 L1 W17 H— H— L7 W18 D14 W9 L2 7.5
6 Vitaliy Ryabinin 14237176 1775 L9 W19 W16 L8 L11 W3 L4 L9 W15 W11 W10 L1 L2 W12 7.0 D.P. #2
7 Prachi Dayal 16442640 1389 L5 L12 W17 L11 W19 L9 W18 L3 W17 W5 L13 W11 W15 L1 7.0 U1400
8 Alan Song 15418978 2122 W12 W5 L1 W6 W10 W4 W2 H— H— U— U— U— U— U— 7.0 D.P. #1
9 Benjamin Yin 15583212 1499 W6 L3 L5 W12 D18 W7 L1 W6 W12 L4 L3 W10 L5 L14 6.5
10 David Milliern 13784637 1716 W17 W4 L3 D2 L8 H— H— W19 W4 L2 L6 L9 W11 L15 6.5
11 Daniel W Korbacher 13147702 1634 L1 W18 L4 W7 W6 L2 W16 W17 L3 L6 W19 L7 L10 L13 6.0
12 Rudolf Tschaut 16748857 1608 L8 W7 L2 L9 W17 L13 W19 L1 L9 W16 L15 W17 W19 L6 6.0
13 Nicholas Sterling 12454027 1716 D19 U— U— U— U— W12 U— W15 L1 U— W7 D4 U— W11 5.0
14 Ames Abbot 12522524 1688 H— H— U— U— U— U— U— W20 L2 W19 D4 D5 L3 W9 5.0 D.P. #2
15 Albeto J Villasis 16779385 1347 H— H— U— U— U— U— U— L13 L6 W17 W12 W18 L7 W10 5.0 D.P. #2
16 David W Martin 12877246 1569 L4 W17 L6 W18 L5 W19 L11 L2 D20 L12 H— H— U— U— 4.5
17 Stephen Desouza 12811020 1336 L10 L16 L7 W19 L12 L18 L5 L11 L7 L15 W20 L12 X18 W19 4.0
18 Jason Albert Havener 14332512 1569 L2 L11 W19 L16 D9 W17 L7 L4 L19 W20 L5 L15 F17 U– 4.0
19 Stephen E Carlin 12674473 1346 D13 L6 L18 L17 L7 L16 L12 L10 W18 L14 L11 W20 L12 L17 2.5
20 Bernhard Paul 16749426 1336 H— H— U— U— U— U— U— L14 D16 L18 L17 L19 U— U— 1.5

 

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14
Dec
18

Final Standings, Waltham CC 2018 Pat Arena Memorial Open – 10-19-2018 – 11-16-2018

Fellow Waltham CC players,

This is my opportunity to thank all the players who have supported Waltham CC faithfully over its 48 years. The 2018 annual Open, lined up with the Invitational Championship, was dedicated this year in memory of Pasquale “Pat” Arena, the founder of Waltham Chess Club in the 1970s. This is his obituary published at the Joyce Funeral Home website:

“Mr. Pasquale W. ‘Pat’ Arena, of Waltham, died Wednesday September 12, 2018 in Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. He was 92.

Pat was born in Framingham on April 1, 1926, a son of the late Giovanni and Jennie (Infererre) Arena, and moved to Waltham with his family as a child. He grew up in Waltham surrounded by a large family and developed a love . . . and a keen talent . . . for drawing in grade school. His career composition for Miss Turner’s eighth grade class at South Junior High School was ‘Cartoonist’.

During World War II Pat joined the United States Navy and after the war enrolled at New England School of Art, graduating in 1949. He later earned an associate’s degree in business management from Northeastern University. Until his retirement he worked for more than forty years for the Raytheon Company as a lithographer and artist/illustrator and cartoonist.

Pat’s cartoons first appeared in Navy publications and over the decades in newspapers locally and around the country. While he worked at Raytheon he also taught for twenty-seven years at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln. He later taught at schools in Wellesley, Weston and in Wayland.

Pat also became the art director of the Waltham Museum and was a frequent lecturer at the Waltham Public Library. He had a talent for playing the piano and a passion for playing chess. He became one of the founders of the Waltham Chess Club.

His favorite sports team was the Boston Celtics and he cherished their golden era when Johnny Most gave colorful and illustrative play by play on the radio. Fall was also special when he took the grandkids on the annual apple picking journey.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Ruth M. (Uberti) Arena; his children, Patricia Arena of Weston, Jeanne Melnick (Paul) of Center Harbor, New Hampshire, Carolyn Harms (Craig) of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Joseph Arena (Maureen) of Hudson, New Hampshire, James Arena of Framingham and Thomas Arena (Renée) of Waltham; his grandchildren, Daniel, David, Brandon, Garrett, Rebecca, Brianna, Joseph and Justin; his great-grandchild, Brayden; his siblings, Anthonino Arena of Waltham, Grace Rooney of Natick, Rose Clasby of Foxboro, Mary Vallerand of Waltham, Joseph Arena of Florida, James Arena of Florida and Nickolas Arena of Southbridge and many nieces and nephews.

He was also the father of the late John Arena and brother of the late Orazzio, John and Albert Arena.

Family and friends will honor and remember Pat’s life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Monday, September 17th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning before leaving in procession to Saint Jude Church, 147 Main Street, Waltham where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.

Memorial donations may be made to The Waltham Museum, 25 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02452.”

Thanks to Pat’s son Joe Arena and to Ed Herbert and Lou Mercuri who joined us for a Club tribute to Pat on 10/12/18, and who donated some memorabilia from Pat’s original days with the Club at the Waltham Public Library.

And thanks to the 21 players who made the Open a big success:

Winners:

1st Place: Todd Chase

2nd-3rd Place (tied): Yuriy Zhaurov, Ilya Rozonoyer

Under 1800 (tied): Daniel Korbacher, Benjamin Yin, Prachi Dayal

Under 1400: Bernhard Paul

As of this writing the Championship itself is incomplete because two games have to be made up.

We look forward to next year’s Pat Arena Memorial Open and will continue with this tradition.

Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.
Waltham Chess Club
Tournament Director

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Current Wall Chart. Waltham CC 2018 Pat Arena Memorial Open: Invitational Championship

# Name/Rtng/ID Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5
1 Jerry Li W 2 B 4 W 3 B 5 W 6
2160 15391332 (1986) 1.0 1.0 1.5 2.5 3.0
2 Alexander Fang Meng B 1 W 6 B 4 W 3 W 5
1886 15844061 (1767) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
3 Steven Winer W 6 W 5 B 1 B 2 W 4
2447 12549813 (2324) 1.0 2.0 2.5 3.5
4 Karthik Sai Padmanabhan B 5 W 1 W 2 B 6 B 3
2149 14297265 (1960) 0.0 1.0 2.0 2.5
5 Ross Eldridge W 4 B 3 B 6 W 1 B 2
1904 12399747 (1786) 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
6 Suraj Ramanathan B 3 B 2 W 5 W 4 B 1
2169 14361257 (2049) 0.0 1.0 2.0 2.5 3.0

 

FINAL Standings. Waltham CC 2018 Pat Arena Memorial Open: Pat Arena Memorial Open

# Name ID Rtng Post Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Tot Prize
1 Todd S Chase 12414355 2011 2030 W5 D17 W4 W2 H— H— W12 W3 W9 W6 8.5 1st
2 Yuriy Zhaurov 14256202 1920 1916 W10 L3 W6 L1 W11 H— W4 W12 W5 D8 7.0 2nd-3rd
3 Ilya Rozonoyer 12733326 1922 1918 W6 W2 H— D4 L12 W5 W10 L1 W11 W9 7.0 2nd-3rd
4 Anand Nair 15223527 1826 1812 W7 W15 L1 D3 D9 W12 L2 W8 W18 L5 6.0
5 Daniel W Korbacher 13147702 1649 1629 L1 W18 L11 W7 W10 L3 L9 W14 L2 W4 5.0 U1800 – tied
6 Prachi Dayal 16442640 1437 1449 L3 W7 L2 W18 L8 D9 W15 H— W14 L1 5.0 U1800 – tied
7 Bernhard Paul 16749426 1164 1194 L4 L6 W14 L5 W19 W18 H— H— L8 W11 5.0 U1400
8 Benjamin Yin 15583212 1580 1591 H— H— U— U— W6 D10 W11 L4 W7 D2 5.0 U1800 – tied
9 David W Martin 12877246 1626 1627 H— H— D10 W11 D4 D6 W5 U— L1 L3 4.5
10 Stephen Desouza 12811020 1349 1366 L2 W14 D9 W17 L5 D8 L3 L18 L13 W19 4.0
11 Gordon Webster Peters 15885708 1238 1243 H— H— W5 L9 L2 W14 L8 W19 L3 L7 4.0
12 Lawrence Tu 15597798 1802 1806 W14 H— W17 H— W3 L4 L1 L2 U— U— 4.0
13 Nicholas Sterling 12454027 1815 1817 U— U— U— U— U— U— W19 W15 W10 W14 4.0
14 Rithika Kilari 16429325 596 685 L12 L10 L7 W19 W15 L11 W20 L5 L6 L13 3.0
15 Eric A Heinecke 14193718 1245 1207 H— L4 H— U— L14 W19 L6 L13 U— W20 3.0
16 Dylan J Goertz 13242154 1528 1531 H— H— U— U— U— U— W18 W20 U— U— 3.0
17 Ames Abbot 12522524 1870 1847 W18 D1 L12 L10 H— H— U— U— U— U— 2.5
18 Dattasai Kilari 16429310 1249 1198 L17 L5 W19 L6 L20 L7 L16 W10 L4 L21 2.0
19 Srikrishna Nuvvula 15732226 507 516 H— H— L18 L14 L7 L15 L13 L11 W20 L10 2.0
20 Matthew David Sullivan 16076636 unr. 599 H— H— U— U— W18 U— L14 L16 L19 L15 2.0
21 Jose Solorzano 16076642 1487 1491 H— H— U— U— U— U— U— U— U— W18 2.0

 

07
Oct
18

Final Standings, Waltham CC Free Wild Card #50! – 10-05-2018

Fellow Waltham CC players,
In my nearly 10 years as Waltham TD to date, I have overseen 50 Wild Cards, and we celebrated the 50th this past Friday. Happily it was well attended by a big group who were hungry and enthusiastic enough to devour at least ten different snacks the whole night. Oh yes, they played some chess too.
Early in the evening we received a brief visit from Joe Arena, son of the recently deceased Pat Arena, with his own son. Unfortunately he did not stay long enough for me to get to meet him, and I hope he will return over the next five weeks as we honor his father during the Pat Arena Memorial Open.
Winners:
1st-2nd-3rd Place (tied): Alan Song, Yuriy Zhaurov, Anand Nair
U1400 (tied): Bernhard Paul, Steve Desouza
Full standings are below my signature.  Photographs are on my Facebook page.
Next Friday 10/12 begins the Waltham CC 2018 Club Championship & Pat Arena Memorial Open. The competitors are Steve Winer (a past Champion returning to try to regain his title), Suraj Ramanthan, Jerry Li, Karthik Padmanabhan, Ross Eldridge, and Alexander Meng. We have several new competitors in this field, and it will be a fascinating competition to watch.
See you next Friday for the launch of the big event.
Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.
Waltham Chess Club
Tournament Director
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Waltham CC October Free Wild Card #50! – 10-05-2018

# Name ID Rtng Post Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot Prize
1 Alan Song 15418978 1989 1990 W4 W3 W7 W11 L2 4.0 1st-2nd -3rd
2 Yuriy Zhaurov 14256202 1892 1899 W6 W20 L8 W5 W1 4.0 1st-2nd -3rd
3 Anand Nair 15223527 1755 1774 W18 L1 W10 W9 W12 4.0 1st-2nd -3rd
4 Bernhard Paul 16749426 1374 1380 L1 W18 W14 L7 W13 3.0 U1400 (tied)
5 David W Martin 12877246 1514 1536 W21 L8 W15 L2 W10 3.0
6 Stephen Desouza 12811020 1228 1205 L2 L9 W19 W18 W14 3.0 U1400 (tied)
7 Karthik Sai Padmanabhan 14297265 1759 1764 W13 W12 L1 W4 U— 3.0
8 Ross Eldridge 12399747 1757 1779 W15 W5 W2 U— U— 3.0
9 Rithika Kilari 16429325 581 808 L20 W6 W13 L3 D16 2.5
10 Todd S Chase 12414355 1951 1917 W22 D11 L3 W16 L5 2.5
11 Paul Sciaraffa 12297410 1709 1721 W14 D10 W12 L1 U— 2.5
12 Daniel W Korbacher 13147702 1635 1609 W19 L7 L11 W15 L3 2.0
13 Alexander C Tran 15962546 1074 1043 L7 W19 L9 W17 L4 2.0
14 Gordon Webster Peters 15885708 922 954 L11 W22 L4 W21 L6 2.0
15 Dattasai Kilari 16429310 1042 1072 L8 W21 L5 L12 W22 2.0
16 Jose Solorzano 16076642 1478 1467 H— U— W22 L10 D9 2.0
17 Eric A Heinecke 14193718 845 837 H— U— U— L13 W21 1.5
18 Vasant Padmanabhan 14780698 947 937 L3 L4 W21 L6 U— 1.0
19 Srikrishna Nuvvula 15732226 526 592 L12 L13 L6 W22 U— 1.0
20 Nicholas Sterling 12454027 1692 1686 W9 L2 U— U— U— 1.0
21 Daniel Carlin unr. 439 L5 L15 L18 L14 L17 0.0
22 Stephen E Carlin 12674473 1346 1236 L10 L14 L16 L19 L15 0.0

 

30
Jul
18

Final Standings, Waltham CC BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 – 07-20-2018 – 07-27-2018

Fellow Waltham CC players,

Thanks to everyone who played in the 2018 Waltham Blitz Championship.  By one player we beat last year’s attendance with 27 players.  I understand that the WALTHAM  CC 2018 BLITZ CHAMPION, IM Denys Shmelov, is doubly celebrating because he has also just recently become a US Citizen.  We are really pleased to have him as a regular at the Club.

We also welcome Alex Yu, a first timer at our Club who took 3rd Place over all (tied with Ross Eldridge, who won the U1800 Prize), and we hope Alex becomes a regular at the Club too.

Winners:

1st Place: IM Denys Shmelov, 2018 BLITZ CHAMPION

2nd Place: Todd Chase

3rd Place: Alex Yu (tied with Ross Eldridge)

U1800: Ross Eldridge

U1400: Kelsey Liu

Daily Prize, Night #1: Ilya Rozonoyer

Daily Prize, Night #2, William Kelleher

Please note down the following upcoming events:

10/12/18 – 11/10/18 WALTHAM CC 2018 CHAMPIONSHIP & AUTUMN OPEN

12/7/18 – 12/14/18 WALTHAM CC 2018 QUICK CHAMPIONSHIP

And we hope to see you again soon over the board.

Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.

Waltham Chess Club

Tournament Director

Final Standings. WCC Blitz Championship 2018 – Combined over 7/20/2018 and 7/27/2018

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Rd 11 Rd 12 Tot Prize
1 Denys Shmelov 13433622 2613 $26 $5 $2 $11 $7 $3 $16 $18 W12 $4 #3 $7 22.5 1st – CHAMP
2 Todd S Chase 12414355 1989 #6 $8 L1 $9 $10 W7 W6 W4 $16 W3 #8 W12 16 2nd
3 Alex Yu 14581805 2080 W9 W4 $8 W10 $11 L1 $9 W11 W8 W2 D1 #18 14 3rd
4 Ross Eldridge 12399747 1714 H– W3 L5 W8 $23 $26 $27 W2 $5 L1 L12 $20 14 3rd/U1800
5 Ilya Rozonoyer 12733326 1888 $23 L1 $4 D7 W6 $11 $15 W12 L4 $9 L7 W8 13.5 D.P. Night #1
6 Kelsey Liu 15770981 1381 D2 $26 L11 $23 W5 $22 W2 L7 W21 $15 W18 W16 13.5 U1400
7 Brandon Dante Wu 14933988 1976 H– $9 W10 #5 L1 W2 U– $6 W13 $11 $5 L1 13.5
8 Vitaliy Ryabinin 14237176 1722 $22 L2 L3 W4 W9 $23 $21 W11 W3 W12 D2 W5 12.5
9 Kevin Liu 15582141 1432 W3 L7 $22 L2 W8 $14 L3 $14 W18 L5 L11 $27 11
10 Alan Song 15418978 1952 $15 W11 W7 W3 L2 H– $20 W8 $11 U– U– U– 11
11 Anand Nair 15223527 1815 $14 W10 $6 L1 L3 L5 $14 W3 L10 L7 $9 L13 10
12 William Kelleher 10012571 2127 H– U– U– U– U– U– $13 W5 W1 W8 $4 W2 9 D.P. Night #2
13 Kevin James Hass 15531186 1608 H– U– U– U– U– U– L12 $15 W7 W18 W20 $11 8
14 Gordon Webster Peters 15885708 815 L11 $15 L23 W22 L24 L9 L11 L9 $25 W19 L17 W21 7
15 Adriano Perola 16563383 831 L10 L14 $26 H– U– U– L5 L13 $27 L6 $25 L17 7
16 Prachi Dayal 16442640 1673 H– U– U– U– U– U– L1 $25 L2 W20 $19 W6 7
17 Robert King 12681247 2006 H– U– U– U– U– U– U– U– U– $21 $14 $15 7
18 Anatoly Levin 12602344 1896 H– U– U– U– U– U– $19 L1 W9 W13 W6 D3 6.5
19 Andrew W Lo 16417480 1300 H– U– U– U– U– U– L18 $27 L20 W14 L16 $25 6
20 Stephen Desouza 12811020 1305 H– U– U– U– U– U– L10 W21 $19 W16 W13 L4 6
21 Wesley Lo 16417500 429 H– U– U– U– U– U– L8 W20 W6 L17 $27 W14 6
22 Eric Rosengren 16753878 unr. L8 W23 L9 W14 $26 L6 H– U– U– U– U– U– 5
23 Alexander Leyner 16686927 817 L5 W22 $14 L6 L4 L8 H– U– U– U– U– U– 4
24 Nicholas Sterling 12454027 1673 U– U– U– $26 $14 U– U– U– U– U– U– U– 4
25 Eric A Heinecke 14193718 939 H– U– U– U– U– U– U– L16 L14 $27 L15 L19 3
26 Stephen E Carlin 12674473 1453 L1 L6 L15 L24 L22 L4 H– U– U– U– U– U– 1
27 Richard Daniel Taylor 16399428 104 H– U– U– U– U– U– L4 L19 L15 L25 L21 L27 1

 

23
Jun
18

Final Standings, Waltham CC Summertime Thematic Tournament – 06-22-2018

Fellow Waltham CC players,

On the longest day of the year, 13 players gathered at Waltham Chess Club for the first ever Thematic Tournament. We ran the pilot Thematic as an unrated event, 4-Round G/10 d0 double Swiss. The openings played were: Round 1, Queen’s Gambit Accepted; Round 2, Ruy Lopez; Round 3, Nimzo-Indian; Round 4, King’s Gambit Accepted.

Our newest player, Daniel Korbacher, has already distinguished himself as a relatively new USCF player by winning prizes at each of the events he’s played in. We hope he’ll continue to come and improve as he plays in diverse time-controls tournaments.

Winners:

1st Place: Ilya Rozonoyer

2nd Place: Yuriy Zhaurov

3rd Place: Alan Song

U1800: Daniel Korbacher

Please notify me if you enjoyed having a Thematic and would like to see more of them. We can make them Rated and can feature other Openings or even have a single Opening used all night.

Blitz next week. Thanks and see you over the board.

Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.

Waltham Chess Club

Tournament Director

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Final Standings: Waltham CC Summertime Thematic Tournament

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize
1 Ilya Rozonoyer 12733326 1873 $7 $2 #4 $5 7.5 1st
2 Anand Nair 15223527 1677 $11 L1 $8 $6 6.0 [amat.]
3 Yuriy Zhaurov 14256202 1862 $9 L4 #5 $7 6.0 2nd
4 Alan Song 15418978 2049 $8 $3 D1 U— 4.5 3rd
5 Daniel Korbacher 13147702 1617 $13 $12 D3 L1 4.0 U1800
6 Nicholas Sterling 12454027 1642 $10 U— $9 L2 4.0
7 Eric A Heinecke 14193718 1210 L1 W10 $13 L3 3.0
8 Stephen Desouza 12811020 1235 L4 $11 L2 W9 3.0
9 Gordon Webster Peters 15885708 1131 L3 $13 L6 W8 3.0
10 Raeann Zhou 16094277 732 L6 W7 W11 U— 2.0
11 Charles M Cleary 12670268 755 L2 L8 W10 U— 1.0
12 Ross Eldridge 12399747 1837 H— L5 U— U— 1.0
13 Joanne Jiang Zhou 16092271 721 L5 L9 L7 U— 0.0
17
Feb
18

Final Standings: Waltham FREE WILD CARD #47, 02-16-2018

Fellow Waltham Chess Club players,
First, the 2018 Amateur Team East is in progress as I write this, and one Team has Denys Shmelov, Robert King, Todd Chase, Matt Phelps, a second Team has Jerry Li, Alan Song, Alex Yu, and Bernie Xu. There are several other MA Teams. Good luck to all of them.
And at Waltham CC, I’m very happy to get back into high attendance for our Wild Cards. Also, this was the first blitz Wild Card in quite a while, and I had forgotten how strange G/4 d2 feels in comparison to G/5 d0.
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Winners (hypothetical, without actual prizes):
1st Place: Joseph Perl
2nd Place: Anand Nair
3rd Place: Yuriy Zhaurov
U1800: Ross Eldridge
Yuriy and Ross were tied.
Next week we have real Rated Blitz. See you again over the board.
Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.
Waltham Chess Club
Tournament Director

Final Standings: Waltham FREE WILD CARD #47, 02-16-2018

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot Prize
1 Joseph Perl 12595285 2060 B— $12 $10 $5 $2 9.0  1st
2 Anand Nair 15223527 1889 $16 $3 W5 $8 L1 7.0  2nd
3 Yuriy Zhaurov 14256202 1944 $15 L2 W6 D10 $12 5.5 3rd (tied)
4 Ross Eldridge 12399747 1745 W12 #17 W8 $13 U— 5.5  3rd (tied); U1800
5 Alan Song 15418978 1904 $13 $6 W2 L1 U— 5.0
6 Emigdio Niquet 14202096 1713 $14 L5 W3 W12 W8 5.0
7 Nicholas Sterling 12454027 1731 U— $9 W15 U— $13 5.0
8 Ilya Rozonoyer 12733326 1900 #9 W10 W4 L2 W6 4.5
9 Stephen Desouza 12811020 1270 D8 L7 D12 #14 $16 4.5
10 Carl A Stutz 10249198 1945 #17 W8 L1 #3 U— 4.0
11 Eric A Heinecke 14193718 1018 B— U— U— W16 $14 4.0
12 Prachi Dayal 16442640 unr. W4 L1 #9 W6 L3 3.5
13 Jose Solorzano 16076642 1386 L5 #14 $17 L4 L7 3.5
14 Alexander C Tran 15962546 unr. L6 D13 $16 D9 L11 3.0
15 David W Martin 12877246 1557 L3 $16 W7 U— U— 3.0
16 Derek Min 16567323 608 L2 L15 L14 W11 L9 1.0
17 Paul Sciaraffa 12297410 1709 D10 D4 L13 U— U— 1.0
12
Dec
17

BRING FOOD this Friday 12/15 to Waltham CC Christmas Party & Bughouse Tournament! Final Standings, Waltham CC 2017 Quick Championship

Fellow Waltham CC players,

This Friday 12/15 Waltham CC gets ready to welcome in the holiday season with our annual Christmas Party & Bughouse Tournament.  Please bring LOTS of FOOD & non-alcoholic drink.  At 10 PM be prepared to join in our only Bughouse Tournament of the year.

If sufficient players still have not had enough and want more Waltham CC – and who wouldn’t in our intimate dimly lit ambience? – we will close out 2017 the following Friday 12/22 with a Wild Card & Free Pizza Night.  Notify me if you’d like to come, what time control you’d like to vote for, and what toppings of pizza you’d like.

And now, thanks so much to the 20 players who helped Waltham CC realize Vitaliy’s dream of the Waltham CC Quick Championship.  With this one we complete our first ever trio: Invitational, Blitz, and now Quick.    Can’t wait for it next year!   We had a really strong field, so that our Autumn Open winner Alan Song was in the middle of the pack this time.   He still emerged tied for the Night 1 Daily Prize.

And of course, congratulations and recognition to IM Denys Shmelov; he is the inaugural WALTHAM CC 2017 QUICK CHAMPION.

Full standings are below my signature.  Winners:

1st Place & CHAMP: IM Denys Shmelov

                     2nd Place: Daniel Frank Johnston

                     3rd Place: Sherif Khater

                     U1800: Vitaliy Ryabinin

                     U1400: Stephen Desouza

                     Daily Prize Night 1 (tied): Alan Song, Evan Maclure

                     Daily Prize Night 2: Suraj Ramanathan

We’ll see you for the Christmas Party and Pizza Night on the next two Fridays.

Nicholas P. Sterling, Ph.D.

Waltham CC Quick Championship Director

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Final Standings, Waltham CC 2017 QUICK Championship – 12-01-2017 – 12-08-2017

# Name ID Rtng Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Rd 11 Rd 12 Rd 13 Rd 14 Grand  Total Prize
1 Denys Shmelov 13433622 2389 W5 W4 W3 W7 W2 W6 W17 W5 W9 W4 L2 W6 D3 W7 12.5 1st – CHAMP
2 Daniel Frank Johnston 13335422 2157 W16 L3 W5 W17 L1 W4 W6 W8 W7 W6 W1 W3 W9 W4 12.0 2nd
3 Sherif Khater 12748218 2245 W6 W2 L1 W16 W7 W5 L4 L6 W11 W7 D9 L2 D1 W14 9.0 3rd
4 Alan Song 15418978 1983 W8 L1 L16 W19 W6 L2 W3 W11 W14 L1 L6 W7 W12 L2 8.0 D.P. #1 – tied
5 Vitaliy Ryabinin 14237176 1732 L1 W8 L2 W13 W16 L3 W11 L1 D10 W15 L12 W14 W6 L9 7.5 U1800
6 Anand Nair 15223527 1707 L3 W13 W18 W11 L4 L1 L2 W3 W12 L2 W4 L1 L5 W10 7.0
7 Todd S Chase 12414355 1951 D10 W17 W11 L1 L3 L16 W20 W15 L2 L3 W8 L4 W11 L1 6.5
8 Evan Maclure 14647958 1671 L4 L5 W10 W18 W17 H— H— L2 L15 W18 L7 W10 U— U— 6.0 D.P. #1 – tied
9 Suraj Ramanathan 14361257 1970 H— H— U— U— U— U— U— W10 L1 W14 D3 W12 L2 W5 5.5 D.P. #2
10 Stephen Desouza 12811020 1277 D7 L11 L8 W20 W19 L17 L13 L9 D5 L12 W15 L8 W21 L6 5.0 U1400
11 Stephen E Carlin 12674473 1421 H— W10 L7 L6 D13 W18 L5 L4 L3 W21 L14 W18 L7 L12 5.0
12 Robert King 12681247 2013 H— U— U— U— U— U— U— H— L6 W10 W5 L9 L4 W11 4.5
13 Nicholas Sterling 12454027 1675 U— L6 W20 L5 D11 U— W10 U— W21 U— U— U— W18 U— 4.5
14 Emigdio Niquet 14202096 1771 H— H— U— U— U— U— U— W14 L4 L9 W11 L5 W15 L3 4.0
15 Gordon Peters 15885708 988 H— H— U— U— U— U— U— L7 W8 L5 L10 W21 L14 W18 4.0
16 David Milliern 13784637 1704 L2 W20 W4 L3 L5 W7 H— U— U— U— U— U— U— U— 3.5
17 Edward Astrachan 12430870 1746 W20 L7 W19 L2 L8 W10 L1 U— U— U— U— U— U— U— 3.0
18 Eric A Heinecke 14193718 1299 H— H— L6 L8 L20 L11 W19 U— U— L8 W21 L16 L13 L15 3.0
19 Jose Solorzano 16076642 1329 H— H— L17 L4 L10 W20 L18 U— U— U— U— U— U— W21 3.0
20 Miles Spranca 14829298 888 L17 L16 L13 L10 W18 L19 L7 U— U— U— U— U— U— U— 1.0
21 Jeffrey Guan 16229905 475 H— H— U— U— U— U— U— L14 L13 L11 L18 L15 L10 L19 1.0




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