Thursday, April 22, 2010

MCC U2000 Tournament: Sabrij Mehmedovic Takes Clear Lead

After round three of the Marshall U2000 Wednesday tournament, only Sabrij Mehmedovic maintains a perfect 3-0 score after winning against last month's champion Glenn Leotaud. Please click below for the complete standings.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Last Chance To Enter U2000 tournament: Wednesday, April 21 2010

After round two of the Marshall Chess Club Under 2000 tournament, four out of 23 players maintain a perfect score. Click on the link below to view the current standings.

It is still possible to enter the tournament with a score of 1-1 in round three, to be played on Wednesday, April 21st at 7 P.M.

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MCC Monday U1600: Guy Rawlins Defends Lead

Monday night regular Guy Rawlins defended his sole lead in round four of the Marshall U1600 tournament by holding top ranked Jim Papadopoulos to a draw. With four players just half a point behind the leader, a lot is possible in what promises to be an exciting final round.

A new U1600 tournament will start on Monday, May 3rd 2010.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Guy Rawlins Only Player With Perfect Score In MCC Under 1600

In round three of the Marshall Monday U1600 tournament, Guy Rawlins won with white against unrated Christopher Rosen, improving to 3-0. Arthur Quinn and Jim Papadopoulos drew and are now close behind Guy with 2.5-0.5 points.

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Upsets Galore In Round One Of The New Wednesday U2000 Tournament

Usually, upsets are very rare in the first round of a Swiss tournament. Yesterday's first round of the Marshall Chess Club Under 2000 tournaments was not usual-four of the nine games ended in victory for the underdog. On board two, Michael Gutierrez defended himself precisely with black against a sacrifice attack by March winner Boris Berkun and then converted his material superiority to a full point. Board three saw a win by rising star Kyle Moon against Wednesday regular Anatoly Treger. In further upsets, Dillon Holder defeated Aigboje Aregbeyen and Derek Kleinbaum (1239 USCF) overcame a 550 point rating disadvantage to beat Thomas Murphy.

It is still possible to join the tournament in the second round on April 15 with a starting score of half a point.

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

50 Players (Including 12 GM's!) At The Marshall's Donald Benge Memorial

Grandmaster Pascal Charbonneau won the $1000.00 first price in the Donald Benge Memorial Speed Chess Tournament which was held at the Marshall Chess Club on April 5, 2010. Pascal finished with an impressive score of 8-1, defeating five Grandmasters, and earning a performance rating of 2819! His only loss came against GM Jaan Ehlvest who tied with GM Alexander Stripunsky for 2nd place, earning them $375.00 each.

Marshall Chess Club member Zachary Weiner was the highest scoring player without an international title with 5.5 points and a performance rating of almost 2400.

The event was made possible by the generous support of our member Mr. Sidney Belzberg.

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MCC Monsay U1600: Four Players With Perfect Score After Round 2

Jim Papadopoulos, Guy Rawlins, Arthur Quinn, and Christopher Rosen are the leaders with a score of 2-0 after round two of the 5-round U1600 tournament. It is still possible to join the event in round three on April 12 with a starting score of 1-1.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

MCC Under 2000 Tournament Finishes With 3-Way Tie For First

Glenn Leotaud, who had started the event with a perfect score of 4-0, was stopped in the last round of the MCC Wednesdays U2000 tournament, losing to Boris Berkun with the black pieces. Ron Anderson, whose opponent failed to show up, scored a free point and a spot on top of the victor's podium.

A new Under 2000 tournament will start on Wednesday, April 7.

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