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1st Spence Quads – Rd 2

Rd 2 Results:

Bd        Scr       White                                                      Scr        Black
101.      1.0        Cusumano, Steven J (0.0,1811)  0.0        Stepp,John W (0.0,1803)
102.      1.0        Knapp,Joseph (1.0,1952)           0.0        Linscott,John (1.0,1868)
201.      1.0        Caniglia,Carav (0.5,1472)         0.0        Suresh,Abhinav (0.0,1549)
202.      1.0F      Hartmann,John R (1.0,1707)       0.0F      Sparks,David  (0.5,1411)
301.      0.0        Caplan,Eylon (0.0,741)               1.0        Reigenborn, Jon(0.0,1374)
302.      0.5        Freed, Thomas (1.0,1354)        0.5        Gruberiii, Richar (1.0,1298)

1st Spence Quad — #1

No.    Name                         St Rate 1   2   3   4   Score

1. Knapp,Joseph………………  NE 1952 x   W   A   W     2.0

2. Linscott,John……………..  NE 1868 L   x   W   A     1.0

3. Cusumano, Steven J…………  NE 1811 A   L   x   W     1.0

4. Stepp,John W………………  NE 1803 L   A   L   x     0.0

1st Spence Quad — #2  

No.    Name                         St Rate 1   2   3   4   Score

1. Hartmann,John R……………  NE 1707 x   A   X   W     2.0

2. Caniglia,Caravagg………….  NE 1472 A   x   D   W     1.5

3. Sparks,David  Owe………….  NE 1411 F   D   x   A     0.5

4. Suresh,Abhinav…………….  NE 1549 L   L   A   x     0.0

1st Spence Quad — #3

No.    Name                         St Rate 1   2   3   4   Score

1. Freediii, Thomas…………..  NE 1354 x   D   W   A     1.5

2. Gruberiii, Richar………….  NE 1298 D   x   A   W     1.5

3. Reigenborn, Jonath…………  NE 1374 L   A   x   W     1.0

4. Caplan,Eylon………………  NE  741 A   L   L   x     0.0

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1st Spence Quads – Rd 1

Rd 1 Results:

Bd       Scr    White                                             Scr    Black
101.    1.0    Linscott,John (0.0,1868)    0.0    Cusumano, Steven J (0.0,1811)
102.    0.0    Stepp,John W (0.0,1803)    1.0    Knapp,Joseph (0.0,1952)
201.    0.5    Sparks,David  Owe (0.0,1411)    0.5    Caniglia,Carav (0.0,1472)
202.    0.0    Suresh,Abhinav (0.0,1549)    1.0    Hartmann,John R (0.0,1707)
301.    1.0    Gruberiii, Richar (0.0,1298)    0.0    Caplan,Eylon (0.0,741)
302.    0.0    Reigenborn, Jonath (0.0,1374)    1.0    Freediii, Thomas (0.0,1354)

Standings after Rd 1:

1st Spence Quad — #1                                        Cross Table, Page 1

No.    Name                         St Rate 1   2   3   4   Score

1. Knapp,Joseph………………  NE 1952 x   A   A   W     1.0
2. Linscott,John……………..  NE 1868 A   x   W   A     1.0
3. Cusumano, Steven J…………  NE 1811 A   L   x   A     0.0
4. Stepp,John W………………  NE 1803 L   A   A   x     0.0

1st Spence Quad — #2                                        Cross Table, Page 1

No.    Name                         St Rate 1   2   3   4   Score

1. Hartmann,John R……………  NE 1707 x   A   A   W     1.0
2. Caniglia,Caravagg………….  NE 1472 A   x   D   A     0.5
3. Sparks,David  Owe………….  NE 1411 A   D   x   A     0.5
4. Suresh,Abhinav…………….  NE 1549 L   A   A   x     0.0

1st Spence Quad — #3                                        Cross Table, Page 1

No.    Name                         St Rate 1   2   3   4   Score

1. Freediii, Thomas…………..  NE 1354 x   A   W   A     1.0
2. Gruberiii, Richar………….  NE 1298 A   x   A   W     1.0
3. Reigenborn, Jonath…………  NE 1374 L   A   x   A     0.0
4. Caplan,Eylon………………  NE  741 A   L   A   x     0.0

John Linscott is the 2013 Club Champion!

Congratulations to John Linscott, who becomes the first Spence Chess Club champion by winning the 2013 Spence Club Championship.  Linscott scored 5.0/6, taking clear first by half a point.

John Stepp finished in second place, and Tony Dutiel and Abhinav Suresh tied for third.  Suresh gained nearly 150 rating points in this event, putting Nebraska’s elite on notice.

USCF rating report:

http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201311056132

Final Standings:

No.    Name                         St Rate 1     2     3     4     5     6     Score

1. Linscott,John (2)………….  NE 1821 W9    D4    D3    W2    W8    W6      5.0

2. Stepp,John W (4)…………..  NE 1782 W6    W14   D5    L1    W4    W10     4.5

3. Dutiel,Tony (3)……………  MO 1813 -H-   W8    D1    D6    W5    D4      4.0
4. Suresh,Abhinav (6)…………  NE 1396 W11   D1    W7    W5    L2    D3      4.0

5. Hartmann,John R (5)………..  NE 1730 W10   W12   D2    L4    L3    W9      3.5
6. Sparks,David  Owe (10)……..  NE 1328 L2    W13   W14   D3    W7    L1      3.5

7. Wolk,Dan H (7)…………….  NE 1385 L12   W10   L4    -X-   L6    W13     3.0

8. Cusumano, Steven J (1)……..  NE 1836 -H-   L3    W12   W9    L1    -N-     2.5
9. Freediii, Thomas (9)……….  NE 1330 L1    W11   -H-   L8    W14   L5      2.5
10. Reigenborn, Jonath (11)…….  NE 1214 L5    L7    D15   W12   W11   L2      2.5

11. McElderry, John Pa (12)…….  NE 1146 L4    L9    W13   -F-   L10   W14     2.0
12. Forsling, Brendan (13)……..  AK  810 W7    L5    L8    L10   L13   -B-     2.0
13. Caplan,Eylon (14)………….  NE  571 L14   L6    L11   -B-   W12   L7      2.0

14. Gruberiii, Richar (8)………  NE 1371 W13   L2    L6    -H-   L9    L11     1.5

15. Kerbow,Jeffrey (15)………..  TX nnnn -H-   -N-   D10   -U-   -U-   -U-     1.0

 

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Boris Gulko comes to the Spence!

This gallery contains 21 photos.

Omaha World Herald on Spence and Gulko!

Readers of the Omaha World Herald might want to keep a special eye out for Thursday’s edition.  Just saying.

Update: Here’s the story!

http://www.omaha.com/article/20131109/LIVING/131109047

2013 Club Ch – Rd 5!

The clock may have struck midnight on Abhinav Suresh’s Cinderella turn with his loss to John Stepp in Round 5.  Stepp downed the tournament leader in a sharp tactical game, opening the door for John Linscott to charge to the top of the leader board with his win over Steven Cusumano. 

Tony Dutiel and David Sparks join Suresh and Stepp in a large tie for second place at 3.5/5.  Dutiel defeated John Hartmann in a battle of the annotators after an opening surprise and a complicated middlegame.  Sparks continued his impressive run with a nice win over Dan Wolk.

Towards the bottom of the table, Eylon Caplan notched his first victory of the tournament with a win against Brendan Forsling.  Jon Reigenborn took advantage of some opening infelicities and defeated John McElderry, and Thomas Freed won against Rich Gruber with a crafty middlegame trap.

Bd    Scr    White    Scr    Black
101.    1.0    Stepp,John W (3.5,1782)    0.0    Suresh,Abhinav (3.5,1396)
102.    0.0    Cusumano, Steven J (2.5,1836)    1.0    Linscott,John (4.0,1821)
103.    1.0    Dutiel,Tony (3.5,1813)    0.0    Hartmann,John R (2.5,1730)
104.    1.0    Sparks,David  Owe (3.5,1328)    0.0    Wolk,Dan H (2.0,1385)
105.    0.0    Gruberiii, Richar (1.5,1371)    1.0    Freediii, Thomas (2.5,1330)
106.    1.0    Reigenborn, Jon (2.5,1214)    0.0    McElderry, John Pa (1.0,1146)
107.    0.0    Forsling, Brendan (1.0,810)    1.0    Caplan,Eylon (2.0,571)

No.    Name                         St Rate 1     2     3     4     5     Score

   1. Linscott,John (2)………….  NE 1821 W8    D4    D2    W3    W6      4.0

   2. Dutiel,Tony (3)……………  MO 1813 -H-   W6    D1    D5    W7      3.5
   3. Stepp,John W (4)…………..  NE 1782 W5    W12   D7    L1    W4      3.5
   4. Suresh,Abhinav (6)…………  NE 1396 W13   D1    W10   W7    L3      3.5
   5. Sparks,David  Owe (10)……..  NE 1328 L3    W11   W12   D2    W10     3.5

   6. Cusumano, Steven J (1)……..  NE 1836 -H-   L2    W14   W8    L1      2.5
   7. Hartmann,John R (5)………..  NE 1730 W9    W14   D3    L4    L2      2.5
   8. Freediii, Thomas (9)……….  NE 1330 L1    W13   -H-   L6    W12     2.5
   9. Reigenborn, Jonath (11)…….  NE 1214 L7    L10   D15   W14   W13     2.5

  10. Wolk,Dan H (7)…………….  NE 1385 L14   W9    L4    -X-   L5      2.0
  11. Caplan,Eylon (14)………….  NE  571 L12   L5    L13   -B-   W14     2.0

  12. Gruberiii, Richar (8)………  NE 1371 W11   L3    L5    -H-   L8      1.5

  13. McElderry, John Pa (12)…….  NE 1146 L4    L8    W11   -F-   L9      1.0
  14. Forsling, Brendan (13)……..  AK  810 W10   L7    L6    L9    L11     1.0
  15. Kerbow,Jeffrey (15)………..  TX nnnn -H-   -N-   D9    -U-   -U-     1.0