January G/45

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

                Big Congratulations to IM Elliott Winslow for winning the 2017 BCC Championship with clear 1st 6.5/8 !!

            IM John Grefe Marathon

 

IM John Grefe 1973 US Chess Champion!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FM ladia Jirasek vs Edward Lewis BCC8 Here white is completely winning and black could resign however instead black just played Rd2 attacking the f2 pawn should white defend f2 or take on f4? if white should take on f4 should he take with the Bishop or the pawn? watch out for traps!

 

 

Steven Gaffagan vs Anthony Acosta BCC8 white to move, Find the best move!

Start Date: 7:20pm Friday, January 5th, 2018 (Registration closes at 7:10pm.)

Location: 1145 Gilman St, Berkeley

Tournament Format: Eight rounds, one game every Friday.
Rounds: January 5th, 19th 26th, February 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and March 2nd

   No round January 12th! Due to the Golden State Open!

 

Fee: $50.00
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: $800
1st Place $260: 2nd Place $180:
1st U2000 $120: 1st U1800 $120: 1st U1600  $120.

Kuzey Sozat vs Walter lesquillier BCC8 Black to move and win Material!

 

Greg Lope vs Nathan Auyoung BCC8 White to move and win material

Ralph Nagel vs Yonathan Admassu. Black to move and Win Material. unfortunately Black missed the best move during the game.

 

 

 

 


 

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

 

Pairings for Round 8. Berkeley Club Championship: open

 

Bd Res White Res Black
1   NM Michael S Walder (2156 : W : 5.0)   IM Elliott C Winslow (2318 : B : 6.0)
2   FM Ladia Jirasek (2358 : W : 5.5)   Edward M Lewis (1956 : w : 5.0)
3   NM Roger M Poehlmann (2249 : W : 5.0)   NM Derek O’Connor (2285 : BB : 4.5)
4   Bruce Ricard (1804 : b : 4.5)   Grant Aung (1600 : BB : 4.5)
5   Steven Gaffagan (2070 : B : 4.0)   Anthony Ro Acosta (1805 : B : 4.0)
6   Christian Jensen (1839 : w : 4.0)   Walter Lesquillier (1707 : b : 4.0)
7   Greg Kenneth Lope (2097 : WW : 3.5)   Nathan Auyoung (1741 : b : 3.5)
8   Kevin Yanofsky (1864 : WW : 3.5)   Mark Paetz (1704 : W : 3.5)
9   Enkhjin [Cindy] Gomboluudev (1665 : WW : 3.5)   Alan Glasscoe (1800 : w : 3.5)
10   Mohammad Soltani (1600 : W : 3.0)   Alex Hay Shrauger (1558 : w : 3.5)
11   Evan Carter (1455 : b : 3.0)   Martin A Cortinas (1737 : b : 3.0)
12   Suzie Erdenebileg (1427 : w : 2.5)   Nicolas Petroni (1129 : w : 3.0)
13   Ralph Nagel (1260 : B : 2.5)   Tergelsar Enkh (1412 : BB : 2.0)
14   Matthew Erdenebileg (1481 : w : 2.0)   Matthew Marrus (1186 : BB : 2.0)
  1 Dawn C Adams (662 : WW : 1.5)   See T.D.
  0 NM Thomas F Maser (1945 : W : 3.5)   BYE
  0 Aleksandr Ivanov (2143 : BB : 4.0)   BYE

 

Berkeley Weekender November

Pairings for Round 5. Berkeley Weekender November: Open

Bd Res White Res Black
1   Theodore Biyiasas (2145 : W : 3.5)   FM Josiah P Stearman (2320 : W : 3.5)
2   Nikunj Chandr Oza (1941 : w : 3.5)   NM Derek O’Connor (2285 : w : 3.0)
3   Sanat Singhal (1921 : WW : 3.0)   Henry Wang (2088 : BB : 2.5)
4   William Sartorio (2031 : WW : 2.0)   Ethan Vaugh Boldi (1892 : W : 2.5)
5   Viktor Mishkin (1708 : w : 2.0)   Atul^ Thirumalai (1866 : B : 2.0)
6   WFM Annapoorni Meiyappan (1893 : W : 1.5)   Maurya^ Palusa (1979 : b : 1.5)
7   Guy Sirak (1807 : W : 1.5)   Shaashwath Sivakumar (1900 : w : 1.5)
  1 Thomas E Boyd (1646 : BB : 0.5)   See T.D.

 

Berkeley Weekender November

Pairings for Round 5. Berkeley Weekender November: U2000

Bd Res White Res Black
10   Anuj R Patel (1974 : B : 3.0)   Bruce Ricard (1804 : B : 3.0)
11   Cailen Melville (1844 : w : 2.5)   Alex Hay Shrauger (1558 : w : 2.5)
12   Cal McCarty-snead (1700 : W : 2.0)   Alan Glasscoe (1800 : b : 2.0)
13   Ata-alp Suren (1784 : w : 2.0)   Jayden Xu (1640 : w : 2.0)
14   Shaaket Sivakumar (1633 : W : 2.0)   Atul R Kamath (1724 : BB : 2.0)
15   Mohammad Soltani (1600 : W : 1.0)   Pudur Ramaswamy (1539 : B : 1.5)
  1 Diego Arauco (1633 : b : 1.5)   See T.D.
  ½ Arun Dixit (1661 : W : 2.0)   BYE

 

Berkeley Weekender November

Pairings for Round 5. Berkeley Weekender November: U1600

Bd Res White Res Black
16   Zachary Bookman (1576 : w : 4.0)   Jackie Cowgill (971 : w : 1.5)
17   Matthew Northrup (1233 : b : 3.0)   Nicholas Ar Boldi (1355 : BB : 3.0)
18   Aaron Soffer (1341 : w : 1.0)   Mayin Joshi (1206 : BB : 1.0)
  1 Caroline Soffer (1141 : WW : 1.0)   See T.D.
  ½ Hari Ambethkar (1431 : W : 2.5)   BYE

 

Berkeley Weekender November

Pairings for Round 5. Berkeley Weekender November: Extra Rate

Bd Res White Res Black
  0 Shaashw Sivakumar (1900 : B : 0.0)   BYE
  0 Atul Thirumalai (1866 : W : 0.0)   BYE
  0 Cailen Melville (1844 : W : 0.0)   BYE
  0 Christian Jensen (1839 : B : 0.0)   BYE
  0 Bruce Ricard (1804 : W : 0.0)   BYE
  0 Walter Lesquillier (1707 : B : 0.0)   BYE

 

Current Standings

 

SwissSys Standings. IM John Grefe Marathon: Open

 

# Name Rtng Post Rd 1 Tot
1 IM Elliott C Winslow 2311 2312 W14 1.0
2 NM Derek O’Connor 2275 2276 W15 1.0
3 NM Roger M Poehlmann 2259 2260 W16 1.0
4 Aleksandr Ivanov 2166 2167 W17 1.0
5 NM Michael S Walder 2134 2135 W18 1.0
6 Edward Mich Lewis 1983 1985 W19 1.0
7 Michael Anderson 1900 1901 W20 1.0
8 Kevin Yanofsky 1855 1856 W21 1.0
9 Christian Jensen 1821 1822 W22 1.0
10 Samuel Za Agdamag 1448 1448 B— 1.0
11 NM Thomas F Maser 1955 1955 H— 0.5
12 Alan Glasscoe 1809 1809 H— 0.5
13 Walter Lesquillier 1749 1749 H— 0.5
14 Anthony Acosta 1817 1816 L1 0.0
15 Nathan Auyoung 1737 1736 L2 0.0
16 Enkhjin Gomboluudev 1712 1711 L3 0.0
17 Alex Hay Shrauger 1707 1705 L4 0.0
18 Martin A Cortinas 1670 1668 L5 0.0
19 Mohammad Soltani 1609 1606 L6 0.0
20 Ralph Nagel 1274 1273 L7 0.0
21 Nicolas Petroni 1212 1211 L8 0.0
22 Matthew Marrus 1140 1139 L9 0.0

 

 

SwissSys Standings. IM John Grefe Marathon: Extra Rate

 

# Name Rtng Post Rd 1 Tot
1 Alan Glasscoe 1809 1812 W2 1.0
2 Samuel Za Agdamag 1448 1444 L1 0.0

 

Berkeley Weekender November

SwissSys Standings. Berkeley Weekender November: Open

# Name Rtng Post Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot Prize
1 FM Josiah P Stearman 2320 2338 W6 W21 W2 H— W3 4.5 300.00
2 NM Derek O’Connor 2285 2288 W22 W20 L1 W14 W5 4.0 200.00
3 Theodore Biyiasas 2145 2160 H— W23 W12 W4 L1 3.5 50.00
4 Henry Wang 2088 2097 H— W11 W9 L3 W6 3.5 50.00
5 Nikunj Chandr Oza 1941 1973 H— W7 X— W12 L2 3.5 50.00
6 Sanat Singhal 1921 1965 L1 W8 W20 W13 L4 3.0  
7 Ethan Vaugh Boldi 1892 1916 H— L5 W11 W10 D9 3.0  
8 Viktor Mishkin 1708 1788 W13 L6 D10 D16 W14 3.0  
9 William Sartorio 2031 2026 W14 H— L4 H— D7 2.5  
10 Maurya^ Palusa 1979 1972 L19 W16 D8 L7 W15 2.5  
11 Shaashwath Sivakumar 1900 1892 H— L4 L7 B— W16 2.5  
12 NM Paul A Gallegos 2200 2189 X— W18 L3 L5 U— 2.0  
13 Kireet Panuganti 2178 2156 L8 W17 W22 L6 U— 2.0  
14 Atul^ Thirumalai 1866 1858 L9 B— W21 L2 L8 2.0  
15 WFM Annapoorni Meiyappan 1893 1875 L20 L22 H— W17 L10 1.5  
16 Guy Sirak 1807 1786 H— L10 D17 D8 L11 1.5  
17 Thomas E Boyd 1646 1640 L21 L13 D16 L15 B— 1.5  
18 IM Elliott C Winslow 2318 2307 X— L12 U— U— U— 1.0  
19 IM Elliott C* Winslow 2318 2320 W10 U— U— U— U— 1.0  
20 NM Michael S Walder 2156 2142 W15 L2 L6 U— U— 1.0  
21 Arul Viswanathan 1952 1941 W17 L1 L14 U— U— 1.0  
22 Michael Anderson 1900 1904 L2 W15 L13 U— U— 1.0  
23 Christian Jensen 1839 1836 B— L3 U— U— U— 1.0  

 

Berkeley Weekender November

SwissSys Standings. Berkeley Weekender November: U2000

# Name Rtng Post Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot Prize
1 Bruce Ricard 1804 1841 B— H— H— W5 W3 4.0 200.00
2 Alex Hay Shrauger 1558 1666 D9 W10 D7 D12 W6 3.5 150.00
3 Anuj R Patel 1974 1965 H— W4 D5 W6 L1 3.0  
4 Ata-alp Suren 1784 1786 W14 L3 D9 D7 W13 3.0 50.00
5 Shaaket Sivakumar 1633 1683 H— W14 D3 L1 W12 3.0 50.00
6 Cailen Melville 1844 1827 W10 D9 W8 L3 L2 2.5  
7 Alan Glasscoe 1800 1784 D13 D12 D2 D4 D8 2.5  
8 Cal McCarty-snead 1700 1701 D11 W13 L6 H— D7 2.5  
9 Arun Dixit 1661 1672 D2 D6 D4 H— H— 2.5  
10 Diego Arauco 1633 1623 L6 L2 D13 W14 B— 2.5  
11 Pudur Ramaswamy 1539 1564 D8 H— D12 L13 W14 2.5  
12 Atul R Kamath 1724 1703 H— D7 D11 D2 L5 2.0  
13 Jayden Xu 1640 1636 D7 L8 D10 W11 L4 2.0  
14 Mohammad Soltani 1600 1551 L4 L5 B— L10 L11 1.0  

 

Berkeley Weekender November

SwissSys Standings. Berkeley Weekender November: U1600

# Name Rtng Post Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Tot Prize
1 Zachary Bookman 1576 1605 W5 W2 W4 W6 W7 5.0 200.00
2 Nicholas Ar Boldi 1355 1421 W8 L1 W6 W5 W4 4.0 100.00
3 Hari Ambethkar 1431 1420 L6 W8 W5 H— H— 3.0  
4 Matthew Northrup 1233 1259 W9 W7 L1 W8 L2 3.0 100.00
5 Aaron Soffer 1341 1317 L1 W6 L3 L2 B— 2.0  
6 Mayin Joshi 1206 1228 W3 L5 L2 L1 W8 2.0  
7 Jackie Cowgill 971 945 H— L4 L8 B— L1 1.5  
8 Caroline Soffer 1141 1107 L2 L3 W7 L4 L6 1.0  
9 Matthew Marrus 1186 1166 L4 U— U— U— U— 0.0  

 

Berkeley Weekender November

SwissSys Standings. Berkeley Weekender November: Extra Rate

# Name Rtng Post Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Tot Prize
1 Bryon Doyle 2218 2219 U— U— W11 W10 2.0  
2 Bruce Ricard 1804 1818 W9 U— U— U— 1.0  
3 Walter Lesquillier 1707 1735 U— W8 U— U— 1.0  
4 Shaashw Sivakumar 1900 1898 U— U— D5 U— 0.5  
5 Cailen Melville 1844 1846 U— U— D4 U— 0.5  
6 Thomas E Boyd 1646 1645 U— U— U— D7 0.5  
7 Diego Arauco 1633 1634 U— U— U— D6 0.5  
8 Atul Thirumalai 1866 1850 U— L3 U— U— 0.0  
9 Christian Jensen 1839 1826 L2 U— U— U— 0.0  
10 Aaron Soffer 1341 1340 U— U— U— L1 0.0  
11 Jackie Cowgill 971 970 U— U— L1 U— 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 8 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)Greg Lope 4 wins

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

9)FM Robin Cunningham 4 wins

10)Salar Jahedi 4 wins

11)NM Derek O'Connor 4 wins



12)2 wins each. FM Josiah Stearman, NM Michael Lei Wang, Joshua Cao,

Ethan Chamberlain, NM Robert Hatarik, David Trestor, Craig Andries

Playable Games

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Berkeley Club Championship September 29th-December 15th Friday’s 7pm $50 IM Elliott Winslow EXPRESS REGISTRATION
Adult G/45 October 29th Sunday 12pm-8pm $30  Jeremy Shields/Anthony Acosta EXPRESS REGISTRATION
Berkeley Weekender November 3rd-5th Friday -Sunday $50  FM Josiah Stearman EXPRESS REGISTRATION
IM John Grefe Marathon January 5th-March 3rd Friday’s 7:20pm $50   EXPRESS REGISTRATION
Cal Chess Women’s State Championship March 16th-18th Friday -Sunday $50   Coming Soon!
Cal Chess Senior State Championship March 16th-18th Friday -Sunday $50   Coming Soon!