Big congratulations to FM Ladia Jirasek for winning 5 Friday Night Marathons in a row (incredible Streak!) Also congratulations to NM Derek O’Connor for winning his second Friday Night in a row! Great job guys!

            GM Marcel Sisniega Marathon

 

 

 

 

 

Nobody ever won by resigning! Here Ganesh resigned as it appears he is losing a piece by force. However white has a saving resource what is it? (Position is equal after white plays this move!)

Start Date: 7:00pm Friday, June 2nd, 2017 (Registration closes at 7pm.)

Location: 1225 Milvia Street Berkeley, CA 94709

Tournament Format: Six rounds, one game every Friday.
Rounds: June 2nd, 9th, 23rd, 30th July 7th, and 14th.

 

(No Round on June 16th)

Fee: $35.00
GM’s IM’s and Masters free.
(Entry fee deducted from winnings.)

Time Control: G/90, 30 second increment.  If a player is more than 30 minutes late, their game will be forfeited.

Tournament is both FIDE, and USCF rated!

Prize fund: $500
1st Place $200: 2nd Place $120.
1st U2000 $60: 1st U1800 $60: 1st U1600  $60.

Round 4 Alex Shrauger vs Maung Than. White to move and win material!

 

 

 

 

 


 

Experience vs Youth! Berkeley Chess Club’s Youngest Member Jayden Xu (10 years old) battling it out against our most experienced Member Alan Glasscoe. In this Game Experience beat youth!

Byes: Two half-point byes are available before 6pm Thursday, upon request; no byes for last round. If you don’t request a bye and don’t show up for the round, you will receive a forfeit. Byes can be requested via email at tournaments@berkeleychessschool.org or call 510-612-4547. Who: If you are under 14 years old, you must have a USCF rating of at least 1400. There is no rating requirements if the player is over 14 years old. USCF: Tournament will follow USCF rules. USCF membership must be current through the end of the tournament. Do you need to renew your USCF Membership? Renew here!

Current Pairings

GM Koltanowski Marathon

Pairings for Round 6. GM Koltanowski Marathon: Open

Bd Res White Res Black
1   FM Ladia Jirasek (2355 : W : 4.5)   NM Roger M Poehlmann (2275 : w : 3.5)
2   NM Derek O’Connor (2252 : WW : 4.0)   Jacob Came Sevall (2126 : W : 4.0)
3   Isaiah Kim (2061 : b : 3.5)   NM Baran Eren (2253 : B : 3.5)
4   Alan Glasscoe (1800 : w : 3.0)   Ganesh Viswanath (2143 : w : 3.0)
5   Anthony Acosta (1806 : w : 3.0)   Walter Lesquillier (1748 : BB : 3.0)
6   Matthew Erdenebileg (1499 : W : 2.5)   Mohammad Soltani (1643 : w : 2.5)
7   Suzie Erdenebileg (1453 : W : 2.5)   Alex Hay Shrauger (1514 : W : 2.5)
8   Evan Carter (1395 : b : 2.0)   Jossy Chalissery (1740 : B : 2.0)
9   Gio Marino Segura (1387 : w : 2.0)   Mark Paetz (1712 : BB : 2.0)
10   Louka Waharte (1441 : b : 1.5)   Jayden Xu (1435 : b : 1.0)
11   Tergelsar Enkh (1414 : b : 1.0)   Maung Nyunt Than (0 : b : 1.5)
12   Marty J Valente (1334 : WW : 0.5)   Matthew Marrus (1294 : w : 0.5)

 

Berkeley Weekender May

Pairings for Round 4. Berkeley Weekender May: Open(Fide)

Bd Res White Res Black
1   NM Baran Eren (2253 : W : 2.0)   NM Derek O’Connor (2252 : B : 2.5)
2   Kevin Kane (2092 : WW : 1.5)   NM Michael S Walder (2096 : B : 2.0)
3   Jacob Came Sevall (2126 : w : 1.5)   Isaiah Kim (2061 : B : 1.5)
4   Adrian Kondakov (1867 : w : 1.0)   Farid Mark Watson (2002 : b : 1.0)

 
Berkeley Weekender May

Pairings for Round 4. Berkeley Weekender May: U2000

Bd Res White Res Black
5   Samir Alazawi (1918 : W : 1.5)   Anuj R Patel (1984 : B : 3.0)
6   Carl Lumma (1539 : WW : 1.0)   Mohammad Soltani (1643 : BB : 2.0)
7   Diego Arauco (1643 : WW : 2.0)   Sierk Kanis (1895 : B : 1.0)

 
Berkeley Weekender May

Pairings for Round 4. Berkeley Weekender May: U1600

Bd Res White Res Black
9   Elena Kondakova (1190 : w : 1.0)   Aniket Mondal (1326 : B : 3.0)
10   Maung Nyunt Than (0 : W : 1.0)   Alex Hay Shrauger (1514 : BB : 1.5)
11   Caden Kim (1314 : WW : 1.5)   Fianna McCarty-snead (976 : b : 0.5)

 
Berkeley Weekender May

Pairings for Round 4. Berkeley Weekender May: Extra Rate

Bd Res White Res Black
  0 Walte Lesquillier (1748 : W : 0.0)   BYE
  0 Carl Konrad Lumma (1539 : B : 0.0)   BYE

 

Current Standings

GM Koltanowski Marathon

SwissSys Standings. GM Koltanowski Marathon: Open

# Name Rtng Post Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Tot Prize
1 FM Ladia Jirasek 2355 2364 W16 W6 W5 D2 W8 D4 5.0 160.00
2 NM Derek O’Connor 2252 2258 D23 W11 W7 D1 W9 W6 5.0 160.00
3 NM Baran Eren 2253 2264 H— W23 W27 U— W18 W8 4.5  
4 NM Roger M Poehlmann 2275 2259 W15 H— L9 W20 W16 D1 4.0  
5 Ganesh Viswanath 2143 2130 X— W13 L1 L9 W17 W14 4.0  
6 Jacob Came Sevall 2126 2127 W10 L1 W21 W22 W12 L2 4.0  
7 Anthony Acosta 1806 1812 W39 H— L2 X— H— W40 4.0 60.00
8 Isaiah Kim 2061 2057 W18 W14 H— W25 L1 L3 3.5  
9 Michael J Wang 1958 2006 W20 H— W4 W5 L2 U— 3.5  
10 Alex Hay Shrauger 1514 1536 L6 L16 D11 W32 W20 W19 3.5 60.00
11 Matthew Erdenebileg 1499 1535 H— L2 D10 H— W35 W18 3.5 60.00
12 Justin Shen 2029 2027 H— H— W15 W16 L6 U— 3.0  
13 Michael Anderson 1905 1904 W37 L5 W17 D14 H— U— 3.0  
14 Alan Glasscoe 1800 1799 W32 L8 W35 D13 H— L5 3.0  
15 Walter Lesquillier 1748 1755 L4 W29 L12 W21 W26 U— 3.0  
16 Mark Paetz 1712 1723 L1 W10 W19 L12 L4 W26 3.0  
17 Jossy Chalissery 1740 1723 H— H— L13 W34 L5 D21 2.5  
18 Mohammad Soltani 1643 1635 L8 W25 W34 H— L3 L11 2.5  
19 Suzie Erdenebileg 1453 1465 H— D33 L16 H— W29 L10 2.5  
20 Louka Waharte 1441 1450 L9 H— W32 L4 L10 W35 2.5  
21 Evan Carter 1395 1429 H— D28 L6 L15 W37 D17 2.5  
22 Christian Jensen 1856 1850 H— H— X— L6 U— U— 2.0  
23 Kevin Yanofsky 1723 1739 D2 L3 W30 H— U— U— 2.0  
24 Callaghan McCarty-snead 1718 1728 H— H— U— W40 U— U— 2.0  
25 Tergelsar Enkh 1414 1418 L27 L18 D29 L8 H— W32 2.0  
26 Gio Marino Segura 1387 1393 H— H— U— W37 L15 L16 2.0  
27 Greg Sarafian 1929 1926 W25 H— L3 U— U— U— 1.5  
28 Charlie Jones 1796 1783 H— D21 H— U— U— U— 1.5  
29 Samuel Agdamag 1503 1482 U— L15 D25 W30 L19 U— 1.5  
30 Matthew Marrus 1294 1266 H— L31 L23 L29 L32 W37 1.5  
31 Nahuel Ad Cuellas 1256 1289 D33 W30 U— U— U— U— 1.5  
32 Maung Nyunt Than unr. 1252 L14 H— L20 L10 W30 L25 1.5  
33 Sos Hakobyan 1822 1795 D31 D19 U— U— U— U— 1.0  
34 Elizabeth Shaughnessy 1529 1511 H— H— L18 L17 U— U— 1.0  
35 Jayden Xu 1435 1403 H— H— L14 U— L11 L20 1.0  
36 Togtok Oyuntseren 1569 1559 U— U— U— U— U— D38 0.5  
37 Marty J Valente 1334 1288 L13 H— U— L26 L21 L30 0.5  
38 Aniket Mondal 1326 1336 U— U— U— U— U— D36 0.5  
39 Michael D’Alfonsi 1286 1284 L7 H— U— U— U— U— 0.5  
40 Jerry D Morgan 1577 1560 U— U— U— L24 U— L7 0.0  

 

Berkeley Weekender May

SwissSys Standings. Berkeley Weekender May: Open(Fide)

# Name Rtng Post Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize
1 NM Derek O’Connor 2252 2255 D7 W6 W2 D3 3.0 250.00
2 NM Michael S Walder 2096 2129 W3 W4 L1 W7 3.0 250.00
3 NM Baran Eren 2253 2249 L2 W5 W9 D1 2.5  
4 Jacob Came Sevall 2126 2121 W9 L2 H— D5 2.0 50.00
5 Isaiah Kim 2061 2065 D8 L3 W6 D4 2.0 50.00
6 Adrian Kondakov 1867 1874 B— L1 L5 W9 2.0 50.00
7 Kevin Kane 2092 2090 D1 D8 H— L2 1.5  
8 Theodore Biyiasas 2170 2166 D5 D7 U— U— 1.0  
9 Farid Mark Watson 2002 1981 L4 B— L3 L6 1.0  

 
Berkeley Weekender May

SwissSys Standings. Berkeley Weekender May: U2000

# Name Rtng Post Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize
1 Anuj R Patel 1984 1993 W2 W4 W6 D3 3.5 200.00
2 Mohammad Soltani 1643 1696 L1 W9 W4 W7 3.0 150.00
3 Samir Alazawi 1918 1901 L6 W7 D5 D1 2.0  
4 Sierk Kanis 1895 1879 W7 L1 L2 W6 2.0  
5 Callaghan McCarty-snead 1718 1728 W9 H— D3 U— 2.0 50.00
6 Diego Arauco 1643 1677 W3 W8 L1 L4 2.0 50.00
7 Carl Lumma 1539 1521 L4 L3 B— L2 1.0  
8 Elizabeth Shaughnessy 1529 1518 H— L6 U— U— 0.5  
9 Mark R Burgan 1374 1363 L5 L2 U— U— 0.0  

 
Berkeley Weekender May

SwissSys Standings. Berkeley Weekender May: U1600

# Name Rtng Post Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize
1 Aniket Mondal 1326 1443 W5 W2 W3 W4 4.0 200.00
2 Alex Hay Shrauger 1514 1492 D3 L1 W4 W5 2.5 100.00
3 Caden Kim 1314 1317 D2 W5 L1 X— 2.5 100.00
4 Elena Kondakova 1190 1183 W6 U— L2 L1 1.0  
5 Maung Nyunt Than unr. 1093 L1 L3 W6 L2 1.0  
6 Fianna McCarty-snead 976 943 L4 H— L5 U— 0.5  

 
Berkeley Weekender May

SwissSys Standings. Berkeley Weekender May: Extra Rate

# Name Rtng Post Rd 1 Rd 2 Tot Prize
1 Walter Lesquillier 1748 1756 W2 W3 2.0  
2 Carl Konrad Lumma 1539 1531 L1 U— 0.0  
3 Caden Kim 1314 1311 U— L1 0.0  

 

Cal Chess Women’s State Championship

SwissSys Standings. Cal Chess Women’s State Championship: Cal Chess Women’s State Championship 

# Name Rtng Post Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot Prize
1 WFM Uyanga Byambaa 2221 2238 W11 D3 W8 W2 W6 4.5 700.00
2 NM Natalya Tsodikova 2210 2215 W21 W13 W6 L1 W3 4.0 350.00
3 Saikhanchimeg Tsogtsaikhan 2039 2055 W16 D1 W4 W5 L2 3.5 66.67
4 Lauren Goodkind 1878 1863 X— W18 L3 D13 W9 3.5 66.67
5 Rui Yang Yan 1839 1850 H— W22 W7 L3 W13 3.5 66.67
6 WFM Tsegmed Munkhchuluun 2150 2133 W20 W9 L2 W10 L1 3.0  
7 Barbara Goodkind 1805 1795 W15 D20 L5 W12 D8 3.0  
8 Simona Nayberg 1786 1807 H— W12 L1 W20 D7 3.0  
9 Jessica T Lauser 1649 1641 W23 L6 W16 W15 L4 3.0  
10 Elizabeth Shaughnessy 1500 1501 W17 W14 H— L6 H— 3.0 125.00
11 Brenda K Munoz 1160 1148 L1 L17 W14 W16 W15 3.0 125.00
12 Kimberly Liu 1845 1811 H— L8 W22 L7 W20 2.5  
13 Ting Liang 1484 1493 W19 L2 W17 D4 L5 2.5  
14 Jackie Cowgill 937 934 H— L10 L11 W23 W17 2.5  
15 Ana Hatarik 949 941 L7 W23 W18 L9 L11 2.0  
16 Fianna McCarty-snead 846 872 L3 W19 L9 L11 W22 2.0  
17 Tallulah McCarty-snead 636 662 L10 W11 L13 W25 L14 2.0  
18 Victoria Acosta-ferezi 105 116 W25 L4 L15 H— H— 2.0  
19 Constance Brand unr. 623 L13 L16 W23 W24 U— 2.0  
20 Enkhjin Erdenebileg 1431 1437 L6 D7 H— L8 L12 1.0  
21 Natalie Baldacci 1132 1131 L2 H— H— U— U— 1.0  
22 Renate Otterbach 1034 1009 H— L5 L12 H— L16 1.0  
23 Medha Mukherjee 165 172 L9 L15 L19 L14 W24 1.0  
24 Sarah McCarty-snead unr. 31 H— H— U— L19 L23 1.0  
25 Teresa Provenzano unr. 0 L18 H— H— L17 U— 1.0  

 

Berkeley Chess Club all time winners

The following list is for those that got clear first or tied for first place in any BCC Marathon since

the 2007 BCC Grand Re Opening until the end of 2016

1)NM Roger Poehlmann 20 wins!

2)IM Elliott Winslow 7 wins

3)Farid Watson 7 wins

4)NM Todd Rumph 6 wins

5)FM Ladia Jirasek 5 wins (in a row!)
6)Steven Krasnov 5 wins

7)WFM Uyanga Byambaa 4 wins (two with perfect scores, the only perfect scores in BCC history! Also the only Female winner in BCC History)

8)FM Robin Cunningham 4 wins

9)Salar Jahedi 4 wins

10)Greg Lope 3 wins

11)2 wins each. FM Josiah Stearman, NM Michael Lei Wang, Joshua Cao,

Ethan Chamberlain, NM Robert Hatarik, David Trestor, Craig Andries, NM Derek O'Connor

Playable Games

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Berkeley Chess Club Championship October 28th- December 16th Fridays 7:15pm $40  NM Roger Poehlmann/FM Ladia Jirasek EXPRESS REGISTRATION
Berkeley Weekender January 21st-22nd Sat, and Sun $50  NM Gabe Bick, Baran Eran,Karthik Padmanabhan EXPRESS REGISTRATION
John Grefe Marathon January 27th- March 10th Fridays 7:00pm $35  FM Ladia Jirasek/ Derek O’Connor EXPRESS REGISTRATION
Cal Chess Senior State Championship February 10th-12th Fri, Sat, and Sun $45  IM Timothy Taylor EXPRESS REGISTRATION
Cal Chess Women’s State Championship March 24th-26th Sat, and Sun $50  WFM Uyanga Byambaa EXPRESS REGISTRATION
Koltanowski Marathon March 31st- May 19th Fridays 7:00pm $35  FM Ladia Jirasek/NM Derek O’Connor EXPRESS REGISTRATION
Berkeley Weekender May 20th-21st Sat, and Sun $50  NM Derek O’Connor/NM Michael Walder EXPRESS REGISTRATION
Marcel Sisniega Marathon June 2nd- July 14th Fridays 7:00pm $35   EXPRESS REGISTRATION