2013 Club Ch – Rd 1!

The first round of the Spence Club Championship largely went as ratings would have predicted, with one important exception.  Brandon Forsling scored the only upset of the round, winning a real barnburner of a game against Dan Wolk.  Forsling, a recent Creighton grad, was unable to devote much time to chess while in college; now that he’s out of school, opponents should be wary.  In other contests, David Sparks put up a valiant struggle against John Stepp, but the combined pressure of the clock and Stepp’s initiative proved too much to bear.  John McElderry and Abhinav Suresh came to a fascinating endgame position that, while hard to solve over the board, would reward patient study.

Tony Dutiel is scheduled to join the competition in round two.  Might some others?

Results:
101.    1.0    Linscott,John (0.0,1821)    0.0    Freediii, Thomas (0.0,1330)
102.    0.0    Sparks,David  Owe (0.0,1328)    1.0    Stepp,John W (0.0,1782)
103.    1.0    Hartmann,John R (0.0,1730)    0.0    Reigenborn, Jonath (0.0,1214)
104.    0.0    McElderry, John Pa (0.0,1146)    1.0    Suresh,Abhinav (0.0,1396)
105.    0.0    Wolk,Dan H (0.0,1385)    1.0    Forsling, Brendan (0.0,810)
106.    0.0    Caplan,Eylon (0.0,571)    1.0    Gruberiii, Richar (0.0,1371)
0.5    Dutiel,Tony (0.5,1813)    BYE    REQUESTED

Standings:

1. Linscott,John (1)………….  NE 1821 W9      1.0
2. Stepp,John W (3)…………..  NE 1782 W10     1.0
3. Hartmann,John R (4)………..  NE 1730 W11     1.0
4. Suresh,Abhinav (5)…………  NE 1396 W12     1.0
5. Gruberiii, Richar (7)………  NE 1371 W13     1.0
6. Forsling, Brendan (12)……..  AK  810 W8      1.0

7. Dutiel,Tony (2)……………  MO 1813 -H-     0.5

8. Wolk,Dan H (6)…………….  NE 1385 L6      0.0
9. Freediii, Thomas (8)……….  NE 1330 L1      0.0
10. Sparks,David  Owe (9)………  NE 1328 L2      0.0
11. Reigenborn, Jonath (10)…….  NE 1214 L3      0.0
12. McElderry, John Pa (11)…….  NE 1146 L4      0.0
13. Caplan,Eylon (13)………….  NE  571 L5      0.0

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