Monthly Archives: March 2015

5th G/40 – Rds 1, 2

The cheese stands alone after two rounds.

Your humble TD is in the lead after the first night of the 5th G/40 with 2/2. Abhinav Suresh and  Steven Cusumano are tied for 2nd with 1.5/2, having drawn their game in the second round. Two more games next Monday!

SwissSys Standings. 5th Spence G/40: Game 40
#    Name        ID    Rtng    Rd 1    Rd 2    Tot    Prize
1    John R Hartmann    12552251    1752    W6    W7     2.0
2    Steven Cusumano    15197583    1869    W9    D3     1.5
3    Abhinav Suresh    14319361    1798    W5    D2     1.5
4    Arnold Schulze    12301390    1335    D7    W8     1.5
5    Bruce T Dolan    12466690    1412    L3    W9     1.0
6    Richar Gruber     12423056    1260    L1    B—     1.0
7    John W Stepp    10374821    1775    D4    L1     0.5
8    Steven Behrens    13643404    1492    H—    L4     0.5
9    Michael Carney    10372569    1720    L2    L5     0.0

UPDATED potential pairings for Rd 3 – Cusumano withdrew.

Pairings for Round 3. 5th Spence G/40: Game 40
Bd    #    Res    White    #    Res    Black
1    4    John R Hartmann        2       Abhinav Suresh
2    8    Arnold Schulze        7    Bruce T Dolan
3    9    Richar Gruber III    3    John W Stepp
4    5    Michael Pa Carney    6    Steven Behrens

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5th Quick – Results!

John Hartmann and Abhinav Suresh tied for first in the 5th Quick, each scoring 4.0/5 to claim their share of victory. Full results are available at the USCF website:

http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201503162512

4th “Quad” – Results!

Congrats to… me! Your TD (John Hartmann) won the 4th Spence “Quad” with a perfect 3/3. Three players were =2nd/4th: John Stepp, Scott Look and Arnie Schulze. Arnie took home the U1400 prize.

Full details are at the USCF ratings report site:
http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?201503099352

4th “Quad” – Rd 2

With Cusumano withdrawing and Stepp taking a bye due to threatening weather, we now have one perfect score after two rounds. John Hartmann is at 2/2, while Stepp is at 1.5/2. They will meet in rd 3 to determine the tournament winner.

Results from Rd 2:
Rd    Bd    Scr    White    Scr    Black
02    101.    0.0    Gruberiii, Richar (1.0,1260)    1.0    Hartmann,John R (1.0,1752)
02    102.    1.0    Look,Scott (0.0,1602)    0.0    Dostal,Don J (0.0,1372)
02    103.    0.5    Schulze,Arnold (0.0,1335)    0.5    Freed iii, Thomas (0.0,1467)
02        0.5    Stepp,John W (1.5,1775)    BYE    REQUESTED
02        0.0    Cusumano,Steven J (1.0,1869)    BYE    REQUESTED

Standings after Rd 2:

No.    Name                         St Rate Rd 1  Rd 2  Score
1. Hartmann,John R (3)………..  NE 1752 W7    W5      2.0
2. Stepp,John W (2)…………..  NE 1775 W6    -H-     1.5
3. Cusumano,Steven J (1)………  NE 1869 W4    -N-     1.0
4. Look,Scott (4)…………….  NE 1602 L3    W8      1.0
5. Gruberiii, Richar (8)………  NE 1260 -B-   L1      1.0
6. Freed iii, Thomas (5)………  NE 1467 L2    D7      0.5
7. Schulze,Arnold (7)…………  NE 1335 L1    D6      0.5
8. Dostal,Don J (6)…………..  NE 1372 -N-   L4      0.0

TENTATIVE pairings for Rd 3:
Rd    Bd    Scr    White    Scr    Black
03    101.    xxx    Stepp,John W (1.5,1775)    xxx    Hartmann,John R (2.0,1752)
03    102.    xxx    Freed iii, Thomas (0.5,1467)    xxx    Look,Scott (1.0,1602)
03    103.    xxx    Schulze,Arnold (0.5,1335)    xxx    Gruberiii, Richar (1.0,1260)
03        0.0    Dostal,Don J (0.0,1372)    BYE    REQUESTED
03        0.0    Cusumano,Steven J (1.0,1869)    BYE    REQUESTED