Raptis Wins Seattle City Championship

The Seattle Chess Club held the event on Jan. 15-17, 2016.

The 26 players in the Open Section were topped by the 4.5-.5 score of Nick Raptis of Vancouver WA. Tied for 2nd place with 4-1 were Bryce Tiglon and Nikita Chetrari.

The Reserve Section had 37 players. Top score was 4.5-.5 by Neal Bonrud. Finishing 2nd at 4-1 was Dominic Armstrong.

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Daniel He WA Jr. Champ.

David Hendricks reports:

Congratulations to Daniel He for winning the WA Junior Closed for a 3rd straight year! He and his twin brother Samuel He actually tied with a 4.5 score after 5 rounds of the round robin with time controls G/90;d10, beating all opponents, and drawing against each other. Then they had to go head to head in an Armageddon style playoff round with white getting 15 minutes, and black getting 12 minutes with draw odds, both with a 10 second delay. Daniel chose white after a coin flip, and after hard play with no blunders on either side, Samuel’s time expired first. Daniel gets seeded into the 2016 WA State Championship.

The third place prize was split between Vikram Ramasamy and Derek Zhang.
The tournament was held Jan 8th-10th 2016 at the Hendricks house, Bellevue library, and Redmond library.

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Here is the photo info: (L to R) Samuel He, Daniel He, Derek Zhang, Jason Yu, Ananth Gottumukkala, Vikram Ramasamy.

Photo Credit: David Hendricks.

Results of Portland CC Winter Open

Sign on a street near the Portland Chess Club. Photo Credit: Russell Miller
Sign on a street near the Portland Chess Club. Photo Credit: Russell Miller

Good turnout for the 2015 Winter Open held at the Portland Chess Club. 24 players in both sections. A near record turnout per research by Micah Smith of Vancouver.

Not only the same numbers of players the same score for top two finishers of both sections, 4.5-.5 and 4-1.

Open section winner was Nick Raptis of Portland. 2nd place to Seth Talyansky of Portland. Reserve section winner was Jazon Samilano Portland with 2nd to Michael Rabadan of Yakima.

TD tasks handled by Lennard Bjorksten and Michael Morris both of Portland.

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Seattle CC Extravanganza Results

Event was held Nov 13-15, 2015 under the direction of Fred Kleist.

Nick Raptis and Viktors Pupols tied for 1st with 5.5-1.5 in the 18 player Open Section. Raptis was playing a match with Roland Feng at the same time he was playing in the Open Section of the tournament.

19 players in the Reserve Section were topped by Neal Bonrud with a score of 6.5-.5.

Playing Room of Seattle Chess Club
Playing Room of Seattle Chess Club

WA vs OR Champs Match

Feng vs Raptis
Feng vs Raptis

Photo Credit: Josh Sinanan.

Below are the final results of the 2015 Roland Feng WA-Nick Raptis OR State Champions Match, which took place Nov. 13-15 at the Seattle Chess Club concurrently with the Extravaganza.

Game 1: Draw
Game 2: Draw
Game 3: Roland won
Game 4: Nick won
Game 5: Roland won
Game 6: Draw

Final Score: Feng 3.5 – Raptis 2.5.

Rounds: Friday: 8pm, Saturday: 11:00am, 2:30pm, 7:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am, 2:30pm.
Time control: G/90 inc. 30.
Prize Fund: 1st $300 2nd $200.
TD: Fred Kleist.
Organizer: Josh Sinanan.

Please find enclosed the pgn of the games. They can also be viewed here: http://chessmicrobase.com/m/dsmfubz9.

Here is a brief pictorial report on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1103312466359648.1073741865.173076032716634&type=3
Report by Josh

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Spokane CC reports on Facebook

Spokane Chess Club, Spokane, WA

“Pioneer School Wins Queen’s Crown Scholastic

Pioneer School prevailed in the strongest team competition Spokane area scholastic tournament have seen in the past few years. The school’s top four accumulated 13.5 points to prevail over Saint George’s School’s 12.5. Close behind were The Oaks Academy (12), Cataldo (12), and host school First Presbyterian (11).

In the K-2 section, three players topped the field of 21 with 4.0 each. Ben Barrett was first overall. Laura Sheikh placed second, and Arnav Wadikar took the trophy for first in grade two. Per Sande (3.5) edged Colby Jessup (3.5) for the second place in second grade medal. Cooper Florence (2.5) won the trophy for first in grade one, while Cyler Jessup (2.5) was second in that grade. Ethan Shan won the upset trophy.

Aditya Bandyopadhyay prevailed over all opponents to score a perfect 5.0 in K-4. Varun Ambalavanan (4.0) was second overall and Aniketh Parlapalli took home the fourth grade trophy. Desmond Paquet was second in fourth grade. Jackson Florence (3.0) was first in grade three and Olivia Hilton (3.0) was second. The upset trophy went to Addison Bowen. There were 22 players in the section.

In the top section, which included 14 players as old as eighth grade, Garrett Casey finished first with 4.5. Logan Faulkner (4.0) was second. In third place, Mythreya Dharani won the upset trophy. The top fisth graders were Cameron Simonds and Annie Alvarez, both with 3.0. Cameron had the better tiebreaks. Joshua Kimball (2.0) was the top sixth grader. Hannah Wach also took home a prize for second in sixth grade. Suhang Liu (3.0) won the seventh grade trophy and Shohom Bandyopadhyay won the eight grade trophy.”

Held at First Presbyterian School, Spokane. Saturday, November 14, 2015.

Washington Challenger’s Cup Report

From Washington Chess Federation Facebook page.

GM Dmitry Skorchenko and LM Viktors Pupols tied for first place in the annual Washington Challenger’s Cup each with 3.5/4, which took place Nov. 7-8 at Seattle Chess Club. For his victory, Viktors is seeded into the 2016 WA State Championship in February. The tournament was directed by Fred Kleist and hosted by the Washington Chess Federation. It attracted 60 players in two sections, Open and Reserve U1800. Travis Elisara of Tumwater won clear first in the reserve section with a perfect 5/5!”

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Pupols at Challenger's Cup.
Pupols at Challenger’s Cup.