Portland Chess Club Nov G/60 Event results

Couple of young players at the event. Megan Cheng and Marcus Chi-Kin Leung
Couple of young players at the event. Megan Cheng and Marcus Chi-Kin Leung.

Photo Credit: Brian Berger.

Phillip Seiterof Portland scored 4-0 to top 17 other players on Nov 22 in an event held at the Portland Chess Club.
Neil Dale was the tournament director. Phillip appears to be a fairly recent resident of Oregon. He has lots of events in California and Ohio that I noticed on the USCF MSA pages.

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KingCo Chess League Starts 2014-15 Season

Patrick Van Dyke reports on Facebook:

KingCo Chess League: Round 1:

The KingCo Chess League got underway today at Interlake High School. Fourteen teams, check representing ten unique schools, allergy gathered for the inaugural round. In the first of five Swiss rounds, more about the favorites mostly prevailed by 5-0 or 4-1 scores. The big surprise: 10th ranked Issaquah A held 3rd ranked Interlake B even to a 2.5- 2.5 draw.

While most of the overall match scores were relatively predictable, some of the games themselves were not. The most notable near-miss: Mercer Island’s Carlin Chuck was well on his way to a draw in a N+2P vs. N+2P ending when he lost on time against Redmond’s NM Daniel He.

See the standings at

November Portland CC Quad 45 Event results

April 5-6 saw 18 players take part in an event won by Viktors Pupols 4-0.

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April 5-6 saw 18 players take part in an event won by Viktors Pupols 4-0.

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Paul Bartron was the winner of the $100 dollar prize at the Evergreen Open in Tacoma on June 7, decease
2014. Though he played with stiff competition (he played against Arjun Thomas, H.G. Pitre and Joe Kiiru), he managed to win all three rounds in the modified tournament. Second place was a tie between Pitre, Thomas, and Kiiru. The last tournament with a $100 prize will be the Puget Sound Open on July 12 with four rounds. Maybe some more players will come to give Paul and the other players more competition. Paul has annotated his game against H.G. Pitre, and the game may appear in the July edition of Northwest Chess.

Five of the players in the Evergreen Open: Gary Dorfner, Steve Buck, H.G. Pitre, Joe Kiruu and Paul Bartron
Five of the players in the Evergreen Open: Gary Dorfner, Steve Buck, H.G. Pitre, Joe Kiruu and Paul Bartron

H. G. Pitre of Seattle held a two weekend event at the Tacoma Chess Club on Saturdays March 8 and March 15. The event was 4 rounds, pathopsychology
two on each Saturday at time control of G/90 with 30 seconds added to each move. Paul Bartron of Tacoma won the event with 3.5-.5. 3 players missed the games on the first Saturday including Viktors Pupols of Kingston just back from playing in Iceland. Those three were allowed two half point byes for the games they missed. 11 players took part.
The same type event was held on Sundays, March 9 and 16. This one had 10 players, some of the same people who played in the Saturdays event. Paul Bartron and Alan Bishop of Tacoma plus Naomi Bashkansky of Bellevue tied for first place in this section with 3-1.

The total amounts of prize money won from the events.
Paul Bartron $270; Alan Bishop $190; Naomi Bashkansky of Bellevue $120; and Steve Buck of Tacoma $120. There was $1,200.00 total prize fund.

CLICK HERE for the USCF Crosstable for the Saturdays event.

CLICK HERE for the USCF Crosstable for the Sundays event. The name might say SATURDAY which the TD is trying to get fixed.

CLICK HERE for a report on the first weekend of these events. Has a couple of pictures.
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Micah Smith and Mike Lilly directed the event held Nov 15th at the Portland Chess Club. They had 12 players in two sections including two unrated players.

Time control for these events is G/45 with 5 second delay. Mike Lilly won the 8 player Swiss with 3-0. Two players scored 2.5-.5 in the 4 player quad for the higher rated players who took part, site Jeff Austin and Moshe Rachmuth.

Brian Berger took the photo of Micah Smith at the computer that helps run Portland CC club events. Sure a lot less work than the old days of pairing cards and hand written wall charts and makes reporting to USCF to get the event rated quick and easy.

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Spokane Fall Championship Results

Yogi Saputa a senior at Clackamas High School won the 2014 Oregon Junior Closed. The event was a 6 player round robin played at G/90 d5 time control. He was the top rated player in the event and scored 3.5-1.5. The sponsoring affiliate was the Oregon Chess Federation. Michael Morris of Portland was the tournament director for the event held November 8-9.

The USCF crosstable:

    http://www.uschess.org/assets/msa_joomla/XtblMain.php?201411094502

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a senior at Clackamas High School, won the 2014 Oregon Junior Closed. The event was a 6 player round robin played at G/90 d5 time control. He was the top rated player in the event and scored 3.5-1.5. The sponsoring affiliate was the Oregon Chess Federation. Michael Morris of Portland was the tournament director for the event held November 8-9, 2014.

See the USCF crosstable.
Yogi Saputra, decease
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won the 2014 Oregon Junior Closed. The event was a 6 player round robin played at G/90 d5 time control. He was the top rated player in the event and scored 3.5-1.5. The sponsoring affiliate was the Oregon Chess Federation. Michael Morris of Portland was the tournament director for the event held November 8-9, 2014.

See the USCF crosstable.
Roland Feng won the event with 5.5-1.5 over 18 other players. 30 players took part in the Reserve Section. Tied for 1st with 5.5-1.5 were Jothi Ramesh and Addison Lee. Fred and Carol Kleist were the TDs for the event held Nov. 7-9, sickness
2014. Note the rounds were played at several different time controls.

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Roland Feng won the event with 5.5-1.5 over 18 other players. 30 players took part in the Reserve Section. Tied for 1st with 5.5-1.5 were
Jothi Ramesh and Addison Lee. Fred and Carol Kleist were the TDs for the event held Nov 7-9, generic 2014. Note the rounds were played at several different time controls.

USCF Crosstable Click Here
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Michael Cambareri scored 4.5-.5 to take first place. The event ran from Sept. 18 to Oct. 16. I noticed that most of the players played all 5 games which is kind of unusual for a game-a-week event. Brad Bodie was the TD.

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Seattle Chess Club Extravaganza Results

Yogi Saputa a senior at Clackamas High School won the 2014 Oregon Junior Closed. The event was a 6 player round robin played at G/90 d5 time control. He was the top rated player in the event and scored 3.5-1.5. The sponsoring affiliate was the Oregon Chess Federation. Michael Morris of Portland was the tournament director for the event held November 8-9.

The USCF crosstable:

    http://www.uschess.org/assets/msa_joomla/XtblMain.php?201411094502

Yogi Saputra, youth health
a senior at Clackamas High School, won the 2014 Oregon Junior Closed. The event was a 6 player round robin played at G/90 d5 time control. He was the top rated player in the event and scored 3.5-1.5. The sponsoring affiliate was the Oregon Chess Federation. Michael Morris of Portland was the tournament director for the event held November 8-9, 2014.

See the USCF crosstable.
Yogi Saputra, decease
a senior at Clackamas High School, ask
won the 2014 Oregon Junior Closed. The event was a 6 player round robin played at G/90 d5 time control. He was the top rated player in the event and scored 3.5-1.5. The sponsoring affiliate was the Oregon Chess Federation. Michael Morris of Portland was the tournament director for the event held November 8-9, 2014.

See the USCF crosstable.
Roland Feng won the event with 5.5-1.5 over 18 other players. 30 players took part in the Reserve Section. Tied for 1st with 5.5-1.5 were Jothi Ramesh and Addison Lee. Fred and Carol Kleist were the TDs for the event held Nov. 7-9, sickness
2014. Note the rounds were played at several different time controls.

USCF Crosstable Click Here

New Oregon Jr. Champ

Congratulations to Patrick Van Dyke for dominating the annual Seattle Chess Club Championship, side effects winning with a perfect 7-0 score, while second place (Fred Kleist and Michael James Hosford) was 2.5 points behind with 4.5 of 7. The 17-player event was held on Friday evenings in September and October at the club. Despite his perfect score, Van Dyke only gained 22 rating points (2141 to 2163) due to his initial high rating and the lower ratings of all his opponents. See the USCF crosstable.

The Seattle CC November Quads were held on Saturday November 1, 2014 in three sections. Section winners were Roland Feng (2 of 3 points); Peter O’Gorman and Boas Lee (2.5 of 3) and Sujatha Chalasani (2.5 of 3). See the USCF crosstable.
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won the 2014 Oregon Junior Closed. The event was a 6 player round robin played at G/90 d5 time control. He was the top rated player in the event and scored 3.5-1.5. The sponsoring affiliate was the Oregon Chess Federation. Michael Morris of Portland was the tournament director for the event held November 8-9, 2014.

See the USCF crosstable.

Van Dyke sweeps Seattle Club Championship with perfect score

Congratulations to Patrick Van Dyke for dominating the annual Seattle Chess Club Championship, neurosurgeon winning with a perfect 7-0 score, while second place (Fred Kleist and Michael James Hosford) was 2.5 points behind with 4.5 of 7. The 17-player event was held on Friday evenings in September and October at the club. Despite his perfect score, Van Dyke only gained 22 rating points (2141 to 2163) due to his initial high rating and the lower ratings of all his opponents. See the USCF crosstable.

The Seattle CC November Quads were held on Saturday November 1, 2014 in three sections. Section winners were Roland Feng (2 of 3 points); Peter O’Gorman and Boas Lee (2.5 of 3) and Sujatha Chalasani (2.5 of 3). See the USCF crosstable.

Washington results: Blitz Championship and Challengers Cup

Two important annual events recently took place in Washington (reported by WCF secretary Gary Dorfner):

Roland Feng at 2014 Washington Blitz Chess Championship
Roland Feng at 2014 Washington Blitz Chess Championship

The Washington State Blitz Championship was held at Cross Roads Mall in Bellevue on October 11, oncologist 2014. There were 32 players participating in this event. This year’s winner is Roland Feng with 11.5 points. 2nd and 3rd places were shared by Daniel He and Marcell Szabo with 10.5 points each. In the Scholastic Section Jakey Snyder was first with 13.0, ailment with a tie for 2nd and 3rd between Christian Jordan and Vignesh Anand with 9.0 points each.

The Washington Challengers’ Cup was held at the Seattle Chess Club, apoplectic October 25-26, 2014. There were 67 players in all, 32 in the Open and 35 in the Reserve. The winners were: 1st FM Curt Collyer with 4.0. He will be seeded into the 2015 state championship; 2nd Bryce Tiglon 3.5 (taking a second round bye and winning the rest of his games); U2100 David Rupel, Kyle Haining and Derek Zhang 3.0 each; U1900 Severo Caluza, Jason Yu and Trevor Jung 2.0 each. In the Reserve UW undergrad student Alan Tan was 1st with 4.5 (conceding his only draw to WCF tournament coordinator Dan Mathews); the 2nd/U1600/U1200-Unr. prizes were split among Catherine Smith, Addison Lee and Frank Hou with 4.0 each; while U1400 was a four-way tie among Oscar Petrov, Joshua Lewis, Jared Huang and Anshul Ahluwa with 3.5 each.

The Challengers’ Cup Scholastic was held at the St. Thomas More School on November 1, 2014. There were 70 students participating in all. In the K-1/U800 section Walter Barr was 1st with 5.0, Dhruv Ojha and Elizabeth Flynn shared 2nd with 3.0 each and David Wilson was 3rd. In the 2-3/U800 section, Arjun Handa was 1st with 4.5, and 2nd was shared by Pranav Venkatesh, Aaryan Dhingra and Krish Doshi with 4.0 each. In the K-3/Open section, 1st place went to Miles Kuipers, 2nd place went to Daniel Qian, and there was a 3-way tie for 3rd, with Andrew Nguyen, Anirudh Rajesh and Sophie Szeto finishing with 3.0 each. In the 4-6/U900 section, 1st went to Arvind Manivannan with a perfect score of 5.0, 2nd to Aditya Venkataraman with 4.0, 3rd to Harvey Yang with 3.5, while Terence Sinn, Elliott Riedy, Matt Flynn and Marcus Lam tied for 4th with 3.0 each. In the 4-6/Open section, Ishaan Puri and Ethan Kam finished 1st with 4.5 each, while 3rd place was taken by Revanth Pothukuchi with 4.0.

Portland results: Club Championship & Oregon Class

Portland Chess Club September Quads (Tuesday evenings 9/9 to 9/23):
The upper section, gonorrhea run as a 6-player Swiss, healing was won by Sean O’Connell with 2.5 of 3 points.
The middle section was won by Arliss Dietz with a perfect score of 3.
The lower section was won by Ken Harry with 2 of 3 points.
USCF crosstable link.

Portland Chess Club Game/60 (Saturday 9/27):
Phillip Seitzer tied Jason Cigan for first place; each scored a perfect 4 points in the four-round event. Seitzer is now rated 2190, close to master strength, and Cigan is rated 2132.
USCF crosstable link.

Seattle Chess Club September Tornado (Sunday 9/28):
Gabriel Tafalla emerged the winner, scoring 3.5 of 4 points, and raising his rating nearly 100 points from 1821 to 1916.
USCF crosstable link.
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two major events were held the first weekend of October on opposite sides of the state.

Oyster Bay Inn Classic, visit web
Bremerton, WA (Oct. 4-5, 2014)

16 players competed in two sections. Michael MacGregor won the Open section with 3.5 of 4 points, regaining a 2200+ rating (2202), while Zhili Liu won the Regular section with a perfect 4.0 score, raising his provisional rating to 1866. This event was sponsored by the Kitsap County Chess Club. USCF crosstable link.

Eastern Washington Open (Oct. 4-5, 2014)
Sponsored by the Spokane Chess Club, this long-running annual event drew 36 players in one section this year. The winner was Michael Cambareri with a perfect 5.0, raising his rating to 2052. USCF crosstable link.
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two major events were held the first weekend of October on opposite sides of the state.

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Bremerton, WA (Oct. 4-5, 2014)

16 players competed in two sections. Michael MacGregor won the Open section with 3.5 of 4 points, regaining a 2200+ rating (2202), while Zhili Liu won the Regular section with a perfect 4.0 score, raising his provisional rating to 1866. This event was sponsored by the Kitsap County Chess Club.

Eastern Washington Open (Oct. 4-5, 2014)
Sponsored by the Spokane Chess Club, this long-running annual event drew 36 players in one section this year. The winner was Michael Cambareri with a perfect 5.0, raising his rating to 2052.
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two major events were held the first weekend of October on opposite sides of the state.

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WA (Oct. 4-5, 2014)

16 players competed in two sections. Michael MacGregor won the Open section with 3.5 of 4 points, regaining a 2200+ rating (2202), while Zhili Liu won the Regular section with a perfect 4.0 score, raising his provisional rating to 1866. This event was sponsored by the Kitsap County Chess Club. USCF crosstable link.

Eastern Washington Open (Oct. 4-5, 2014)
Sponsored by the Spokane Chess Club, this long-running annual event drew 36 players in one section this year. The winner was Michael Cambareri with a perfect 5.0, raising his rating to 2052.
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two major events were held the first weekend of October on opposite sides of the state.

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Bremerton, ed WA (Oct. 4-5, 2014)

16 players competed in two sections. Michael MacGregor won the Open section with 3.5 of 4 points, regaining a 2200+ rating (2202), while Zhili Liu won the Regular section with a perfect 4.0 score, raising his provisional rating to 1866. This event was sponsored by the Kitsap County Chess Club. USCF crosstable link.

Eastern Washington Open (Oct. 4-5, 2014)
Sponsored by the Spokane Chess Club, this long-running annual event drew 36 players in one section this year. The winner was Michael Cambareri with a perfect 5.0, raising his rating to 2052. USCF crosstable link.
Two British Columbia chess players, anemia
Bindi Cheng and (Isaac) Joe Roback, ambulance
tied for first place at the Portland Chess Club Fall Open October 11-12, also celebrating National Chess Day in the U.S. Each scored 4 out of 5 possible points. (See the USCF crosstable for details.) This is hardly surprising for Cheng, rated about USCF 2500 (higher than anyone who normally plays in Portland), but was a big success for Roback, who raised his USCF rating from 1923 to 2031. Two additional BC players also did well with 3 points, while Oregon and Washington players tied for the 3rd-5th place positions with 3.5 points. In the Reserve section, Oregon player Kian Patel took a clear first place with 4 of 5 points.

Oregon state champion Nick Raptis competed in a separate and exciting six-game match against Washington state champion Nat Koons, which ended in a 3-3 tie. A match report with games will appear in a future edition of Northwest Chess.
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also celebrating National Chess Day in the U.S. Each scored 4 out of 5 possible points. (See the USCF crosstable for details.) This is hardly surprising for Cheng, rated about USCF 2500 (higher than anyone who normally plays in Portland), but was a big success for Roback, who raised his USCF rating from 1923 to 2031. Two additional BC players also did well with 3 points, while Oregon and Washington players tied for the 3rd-5th place positions with 3.5 points. In the Reserve section, Oregon player Kian Patel took a clear first place with 4 of 5 points.

Oregon state champion Nick Raptis competed in a separate and exciting six-game match against Washington state champion Nat Koons, which ended in a 3-3 tie. A match report with games will appear in a future edition of Northwest Chess.
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Bindi Cheng and (Isaac) Joe Roback, tied for first place at the Portland Chess Club Fall Open October 11-12, also celebrating National Chess Day in the U.S. Each scored 4 out of 5 possible points. (See the USCF crosstable for details.) This is hardly surprising for Cheng, rated about USCF 2500 (higher than anyone who normally plays in Portland), but was a big success for Roback, who raised his USCF rating from 1923 to 2031. Two additional BC players also did well with 3 points, while Oregon and Washington players tied for the 3rd-5th place positions with 3.5 points. In the Reserve section, Oregon player Kian Patel took a clear first place with 4 of 5 points.

Oregon state champion Nick Raptis competed in a separate and exciting six-game match against Washington state champion Nat Koons, which ended in a 3-3 tie. A match report with games will appear in a future edition of Northwest Chess.
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with 3 of 4 points, in the Seattle Chess Club October Tornado, held on October 12 at the club. Each player also had a half-point bye. “Tornado” refers to the relatively fast time control, G/60 with 5-second delay. There were 13 players altogether, with four scoring 2.5 to tie for 3rd – 6th place. The tournament was directed by Fred Kleist as usual. See the USCF cross table.
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Ethan Bashkansky and Kyle Haining, sickness
drew each other and tied for first, with 3 of 4 points, in the Seattle Chess Club October Tornado, held on October 12 at the club. Each player also had a half-point bye. “Tornado” refers to the relatively fast time control, G/60 with 5-second delay. There were 13 players altogether, with four scoring 2.5 to tie for 3rd – 6th place. The tournament was directed by Fred Kleist as usual. See the USCF cross table.
Two important events recently concluded in Portland:

2014 Portland Chess Club Championship

This 5-round 16-player event, psychiatrist
held on consecutive Tuesdays September 30-October 28, ended in a three-way tie, with Nick Raptis, Brian John Esler and Alex Grom scoring 4 of 5 points, each losing only one game to one of the other co-winners. See the USCF crosstable.

Oregon Class Championships

The Oregon Class Championships were held November 1-2, 2014 at the Lloyd Center DoubleTree Hotel, sponsored by the Oregon Chess Federation. Winners by class were as follows: Master/Expert – Aaron Grabinsky and Yogi Saputra (4 of 5 points); Class A – Seth Talyansky (4 of 5) with two draws; Class B – James McAleer and Aaron Nicoski (4 of 5) each with two draws; Class C – Jack McClain (4 of 5) with two draws; Class D (U1400) – Tony Midson and Karl Wallulis (4 of 5) each with either two draws or a draw and half-point bye. Both raised their rating to over 1400. See the USCF crosstable.

Photo description (by Mike Morris): The C Section had a stand-alone winner in the person of Jack Woo McClain, who turned his 4.0 points into hard cash, to the tune of $260—a lot of money for a very young player, who should have taken pity on a second-round player who must be nearly seven times his age!

Jack Woo McClain shows prize check from Oregon Class.

Jack Woo McClain shows prize check from Oregon Class.