Breckenridge draws with GM D. Gurevich; Results through Rd. 5

Pictured above is our NWC table in Vancouver. Photo Credit: David Grimaud.

Atulya Shetty (MI) and Darwin Yang (TX) topped the leader board at the Denker, with Shetty taking the UT-Dallas scholarship on tiebreak. Tommy He won the Barber while Alexandra Weiner won the US Junior Girls Open. Full crosstables are available on the USCF web site.

Alexandra Botez (OR) finished 1.5 points back at 3.5. Michael Omori (WA) had 2.5. Adam Jiang (ID) garnered two pionts. The alternate, Cole Hunt (WA) finished with 1 win. Results of NW players in the Barber K-8 will be reported in our next update.

187 new players began play in the 6-day event. As a result, GMs Alexander Shabalov and Alejandro Ramirez are now in the field. Results of the Tuesday Quads are here.

Following is Gary Dorfner’s second report from the 2012 U.S. Open:
Day 3 July 6
The Monday Quads were held with 26 players forming
6 Quads. The winners were: Quad #1 Nicholas Karas
from CA. 3.0 $50.00, Quad #2 Michael Goffe from
OR. 2.5 $50.00, Quad #3 Odysseus Rodriguez from
WA. 2.0 $25.00 & James Mulligan from WA. 2.0 $25.00,
Quad #4 Boas Lee from WA. 2.5 $50.00, Quad #5
William Allison from OR 2.0 $25.00 & Chris Kim
from MD. 2 $25.00, Quad #6(This was run as a
Swiss as there were 6 players in it) Pe Kannan
Nagarejan from FL. 3.0 $50.00.

Day 4 July 7
The Tue. Quads were held with 40 players forming 10
Quads. The winners were: Quad #1 Kein MO from PA.
2.0 $50.00, Quad #2 Nicholas Karas from Ca. 2.5 $50.00,
Quad #3 Michael Goffe from Or. 3.0 $50.00, Quad #4
Kenneth Truong from WA. 2.5 & James Wang from WA.
2.5 $50.00 each, Quad #5 James Mulligan WA. 2.0 $50.00,
Quad #6 Douglas Strohbehn from WA. 2.0 $50.00,
Quad #7 Aaron Pikus from OR. 2.5 $50.00, Quad #8
Jake Winkler from OR. 2.5 $50.00, Quad #9 Josiah
Perkins from OR. 3.0 $50.00, Quad #10 Geordyn
Allyn from OR. 2.0 $25.00 & Travis Miller from AK.
2.0 $25.00 each.
14 states were represented in this event.
Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions Report
There were 47 players representing 46 states playing in this event.
The winners were: 1st Tommy He from TX. 5.5 $800.00 Scholarship,
2nd/3rd Praveen Balakrishnan from NJ. & Mika Brattain from
MA. $650.00 Scholarship each, 4th Roland Feng from WA.
$300.00 Scholarship, 5th Jackson Chen from CO. , Jalen Wang
from MI. , Andrew Tang from MN. , Matthew Fishbein from ME. ,
Craig Hilby from Ca., Maggi Feng from OH. & Zhoazhi Li
from IL. $42.86 Scholarship each. Ursula Foster award went
to Tommy He from TX. $500.00 Scholarship, Upset award
went to Tinglin Shi from WI (403 points) $100.00 Scholarship,
Best Game award went to Roland Feng from WA. $100.00
Scholarship.

Grandmaster Alejandro Ramirez of Texas (above) is one of the seven Grandmasters among the 518 players entered into the main event of the 2012 U.S. Open in Vancouver, WA. Photo credit: Andrei Botez.

Traditional Schedule (through 5 rounds):

1 GM Seirawan, Yasser WA 2674 5.0
2 Norowitz, Yaacov NJ 2569 5.0
3 IM Bercys, Salvijus NY 2479 4.5
4 Breckenridge, Steven OR 2349 4.5
5 Strenzwilk, Denis F MD 2200 4.5
6 Brock, William H IL 2095 4.5
7 GM Gurevich, Dmitry IL 2539 4.0
8 IM Mulyar, Michael A CO 2456 4.0
9 IM Kaufman, Raymond CA 2420 4.0
10 FM Raptis, Nick OR 2330 4.0
Twelve others tied with 4.0-1.0 including the following Northwest players:

13 Sinanan, Joshua Christopher WA 2259 4.0
15 Gay, Daniel Zachary OR 2212 4.0
21 Tobin, Sean OR 2025 4.0

NW players tied for 23rd through 48th at 3.5-1.5 include: Prochaska, Peter; Greninger, Harley; Sen, Samir; WFM Airapetian, Chouchanik; Schroeder, James; May, Andy; Rupel, David; Kleist, Frederick; Gutman, Richard; Davis, Mikeal; Janniro, Mike; Merwin, Steven; Goshen, Matthew; Arganian, David; Murray, Michael; and, Robinson, Gary.

203 players in the traditional schedule.
Six-day schedule (through three rounds):

1 GM Ramirez, Alejandro TX 2643 3.0
2 GM Shabalov, Alexander PA 2619 3.0
3 Shetty, Atulya Arya MI 2400 3.0
4 Vibbert, Sean IN 2315 3.0
5 Ulrich, Thomas M WI 2279 3.0
6 Shaw, Tenzing W IL 2270 3.0
7 Schmakel, Sam A IL 2244 3.0
8 FM Goldberg, Mitchell D NY 2207 3.0
9 Wheeler, Cameron CA 2200 3.0
10 Sohal, Tanraj S BC 2199 3.0
11 Lessler, Peter WA 2177 3.0
12 Ummel, Igor WA 2175 3.0
13 Chu Kung, Ben OR 1868 3.0

187 players in the six-day schedule.
Grandmasters playing in the four-day schedule (started today):

Bykhovsky, Anatoly ISR 2653; Hoyos, Manuel Leon MEX 2632; GM Diamant, Andre BRA 2527

128 players in the 4-day schedule.

Total all schedules: (203+187+128) = 518 players, including 7 Grandmasters

Link to the Game/15 results.