2016 Washington G/60 Results

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The 2016 WA G/60 Championship was held at Seattle Chess Club over winter break December 27-28. The tournament was hosted by the Washington Chess Federation and directed by Fred Kleist. 50 players took part in one large open section, myocarditis up slightly from last year. FM Ignacio Perez repeated as the clear winner with an impressive 6/6, advice claiming the $300 first place prize. Life Master Viktors Pupols and a new unrated player named Jinfei Sun tied for second, each with 5.0/6. Canadian Shin Yuan Tian, rated only 1461 USCF, captured clear 3rd with 4.5/6, losing only to Perez in the final round. Travis Elisara, WCF Scholastic Director David Hendricks, Steve Buck, and Dan Kramlich split U1800 honors with 4.0 each. Bellevue’s Andy Tien won the U1600 prize with a cool 4 points. The youngest Velea sister, Sophie, took home U1400 honors with 3.5 points. Here is the link to the US Chess rating report:CLICK HERE

Seattle Kings vs. Princes Match II and Junior RR Results

The 2016 Washington President’s Cup took place at Seattle Chess Club February 13-14.  The tournament was hosted by Washington Chess Federation and directed by WCF tournament coordinator Dan Mathews, generic with assistance from Duane Polich and Murlin Varner.  67 players took part in two sections: Open and Reserve U1600.  Sloan Setiadikurnia, Travis Miller, and Zachary Zhang tied for first place in the Open section with 3.5/4!  Northwest Chess Grand Prix Admin Murlin Varner won the reserve section with 4.5/5!  A selection of games from the tournament can be viewed here.  The US Chess rating report can be found here.  Below is the complete list of the prize winners:

Open

Sloan Setiadikurnia
Sloan Setiadikurnia

Sloan Setiadikurnia, 3.5, 1st Place/2nd Place/1stU1900, $271.67

Travis Miller
Travis Miller

Travis Miller3.5, 1st Place/2nd Place/1st U1900, $271.67

Zachary Zhang
Zachary Zhang

Zachary Zhang, 3.5, 1st Place/2nd Place/1st U1900, $271.67 (seeded into 2017 WA Premier based on highest tiebreaks)
Minda Chen, 3.0, 1st U1700, $82.50
Jasen Reeves, 3.0, 1st U1700, $82.50

Reserve

Murlin Varner, 4.5, 1st Place, $300
Boas Lee, 4.0, 2nd Place, $250
Aidan Lawler, 3.5, 1st U1400, $55
Andy Tien, 3.5, 1st U1400, $55
Alison Xiao, 3.5, 1st U1400, $55
Joseph Levine, 3.5, 1st U1200/Unrated, $82.50
Emily Tang, 3.5, 1st U1200/Unrated, $82.50

David Lucky in the final round of the tournament. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.
David Lucky in the final round of the 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.

The 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship was played over the February 13-15 weekend in Twin Falls, pharm
Idaho. Jeffrey Roland was Chief Tournament Director assisted by Jay Simonson, here
Adam Porth, and Alise Pemsler.

David Lucky won the state championship title for the second consecutive year with another perfect store of 6.0/6.
Nicholas B. Hawkins was second place overall with 5.0/6.
James Inman was third place overall with 4.5/6.

Class A – 1st Place = Lloyd Landon with 4.0/6.
Class B – 1st Place = Jarod Buus with 4.0/6.
Class B – 2nd Place = Jeffrey Roland with 4.0/6.
Class C – 1st Place = Jacob Ari Nathan with 4.0/6.
Class C – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade with 3.5/6.
Class D – 1st Place = Adam Porth with 3.0/6.
Class D – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade III with 3.0/6.
Class E, F & Below = 1st Place = Temiloluwa Aderogba with 2.5/6.
Class E, F & Below = 2nd Place = Darwin Porth with 2.5/6.
Unrated – 1st Place = Samir Saltaga with 2.5/6.
Top Senior = John Carr with 4.0/6.
Top Junior = Carmen Pemsler with 3.0/6.
Top Woman = Savanna Naccarato with 4.0/6.

David Lucky in the final round of the tournament. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.
David Lucky in the final round of the 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.

The 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship was played February 13-15, there
2016 in Twin Falls, health system
Idaho. Jeffrey Roland was Chief Tournament Director assisted by Jay Simonson, Adam Porth, and Alise Pemsler.

David Lucky won the state championship title for the second consecutive year with another perfect store of 6.0/6.
Nicholas B. Hawkins was second place overall with 5.0/6.
James Inman was third place overall with 4.5/6.

Class A – 1st Place = Lloyd Landon with 4.0/6.
Class B – 1st Place = Jarod Buus with 4.0/6.
Class B – 2nd Place = Jeffrey Roland with 4.0/6.
Class C – 1st Place = Jacob Ari Nathan with 4.0/6.
Class C – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade with 3.5/6.
Class D – 1st Place = Adam Porth with 3.0/6.
Class D – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade III with 3.0/6.
Class E, F & Below = 1st Place = Temiloluwa Aderogba with 2.5/6.
Class E, F & Below = 2nd Place = Darwin Porth with 2.5/6.
Unrated – 1st Place = Samir Saltaga with 2.5/6.
Top Senior = John Carr with 4.0/6.
Top Junior = Carmen Pemsler with 3.0/6.
Top Woman = Savanna Naccarato with 4.0/6.

David Lucky in the final round of the tournament. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.
David Lucky in the final round of the 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.

The 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship was played February 13-15, health care
2016 in Twin Falls, sick
Idaho. 36 players plus one house player attended the event. Jeffrey Roland was Chief Tournament Director assisted by Jay Simonson, unhealthy
Adam Porth, and Alise Pemsler.

David Lucky won the state championship title for the second consecutive year with another perfect store of 6.0/6.
Nicholas B. Hawkins was second place overall with 5.0/6.
James Inman was third place overall with 4.5/6.

Class A – 1st Place = Lloyd Landon with 4.0/6.
Class B – 1st Place = Jarod Buus with 4.0/6.
Class B – 2nd Place = Jeffrey Roland with 4.0/6.
Class C – 1st Place = Jacob Ari Nathan with 4.0/6.
Class C – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade with 3.5/6.
Class D – 1st Place = Adam Porth with 3.0/6.
Class D – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade III with 3.0/6.
Class E, F & Below = 1st Place = Temiloluwa Aderogba with 2.5/6.
Class E, F & Below = 2nd Place = Darwin Porth with 2.5/6.
Unrated – 1st Place = Samir Saltaga with 2.5/6.
Top Senior = John Carr with 4.0/6.
Top Junior = Carmen Pemsler with 3.0/6.
Top Woman = Savanna Naccarato with 4.0/6.

David Lucky in the final round of the tournament. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.
David Lucky in the final round of the 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.

The 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship was played February 13-15, order 2016 in Twin Falls, contagion
Idaho. 36 players plus one house player attended the event. Jeffrey Roland was Chief Tournament Director assisted by Jay Simonson, doctor
Adam Porth, and Alise Pemsler.

David Lucky won the state championship title for the second consecutive year with another perfect store of 6.0/6.
Nicholas B. Hawkins was second place overall with 5.0/6.
James Inman was third place overall with 4.5/6.

Class A – 1st Place = Lloyd Landon with 4.0/6.
Class B – 1st Place = Jarod Buus with 4.0/6.
Class B – 2nd Place = Jeffrey Roland with 4.0/6.
Class C – 1st Place = Jacob Ari Nathan with 4.0/6.
Class C – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade with 3.5/6.
Class D – 1st Place = Adam Porth with 3.0/6.
Class D – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade III with 3.0/6.
Class E, F & Below = 1st Place = Temiloluwa Aderogba with 2.5/6.
Class E, F & Below = 2nd Place = Darwin Porth with 2.5/6.
Unrated – 1st Place = Samir Saltaga with 2.5/6.
Top Senior = John Carr with 4.0/6.
Top Junior = Carmen Pemsler with 3.0/6.
Top Woman = Savanna Naccarato with 4.0/6.

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David Lucky in the final round of the tournament. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.
David Lucky in the final round of the 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship. Photo credit: Jeffrey Roland.

The 2016 Idaho Closed State Championship was played February 13-15, Migraine
2016 in Twin Falls, pharmacy
Idaho. 36 players plus one house player attended the event. Jeffrey Roland was Chief Tournament Director assisted by Jay Simonson, Adam Porth, and Alise Pemsler.

David Lucky won the state championship title for the second consecutive year with another perfect store of 6.0/6.
Nicholas B. Hawkins was second place overall with 5.0/6.
James Inman was third place overall with 4.5/6.

Class A – 1st Place = Lloyd Landon with 4.0/6.
Class B – 1st Place = Jarod Buus with 4.0/6.
Class B – 2nd Place = Jeffrey Roland with 4.0/6.
Class C – 1st Place = Jacob Ari Nathan with 4.0/6.
Class C – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade with 3.5/6.
Class D – 1st Place = Adam Porth with 3.0/6.
Class D – 2nd Place = Wesley Nyblade III with 3.0/6.
Class E, F & Below = 1st Place = Temiloluwa Aderogba with 2.5/6.
Class E, F & Below = 2nd Place = Darwin Porth with 2.5/6.
Unrated – 1st Place = Samir Saltaga with 2.5/6.
Top Senior = John Carr with 4.0/6.
Top Junior = Carmen Pemsler with 3.0/6.
Top Woman = Savanna Naccarato with 4.0/6.

Here is a link to the US Chess Crosstable.

Kings vs. Princes II & Junior RR Players
Kings vs. Princes II & Junior RR Players

Here are the final results of the 2016 Kings vs. Princes Match II and Junior Round Robin.  The US Chess rating report can be found here.  Pictures from the match can be found here.

Kings:
 
IM Ray Kaufman (2359, generic
2314, sales USA) 5.5 $275

FM John Readey (2266, 2280, USA) 5.0 $250
FM Nick Raptis (2399, 2220, USA) 4.5 $225
FM Ignacio Perez (2258, 2192, USA) 4.0 $200
NM Nat Koons (2305, 2263, USA) 3.5 $175
FM David Bragg (2200, 2122, USA) 2.5 $125
NM Dereque Kelley (2184, 2153, USA) 1.5 $75
 Princes:
 

NM Bryce Tiglon (2357, 2279, USA) 4.5 $225
NM Kyle Haining (2191, 2206, USA) 4.5 $225
CM Joshua Doknjas (2147, 2008, CAN) 3.5 $175
Vikram Ramasamy (2010, 1958, USA) 3.5 $175
NM John Doknjas (2205, 2166, CAN) 2.5 $125
Anthony He (2135, 1995, USA) 2.5 Medal
Derek Zhang (2179, 1976, USA) 1.5 Medal

Final Score of the match: Kings 26.5 – Princes 22.5
 Junior RR:
 
Patrick Huang (1812, unr., CAN) 5.5 Medal
Joseph Truelson (1743, unr., USA) 5.5 Medal
Brendan Zhang (1899, 1757, USA) 5.0 $250
Travis Olson (1961, 1767, USA) 4.0 $200
Neil Doknjas (1751, 1579, CAN) 3.5 $175
Aditya Kannan (1739, unr., USA) 3.0 Medal
Jacob Mayer (1755, unr., USA) 1.5 $75
Rushaan Mahajan (1464, unr. USA) 0.0 Medal

Notes/Requests:

  • We kindly ask that each participant please annotate one game for Northwest Chess magazine.
  • The $100 brilliancy prize for the best played game by a King, Prince, and Junior RR player will be judged by a panel of judges that has yet to be determined.  Winners to be announced in the May or June issue of NWC.

Thanks to everyone for taking part and making this such a wonderful event!  Any feedback/suggestions to improve the match are welcome.

Washington President’s Cup

The 2016 Washington President’s Cup took place at Seattle Chess Club February 13-14.  The tournament was hosted by Washington Chess Federation and directed by WCF tournament coordinator Dan Mathews, generic with assistance from Duane Polich and Murlin Varner.  67 players took part in two sections: Open and Reserve U1600.  Sloan Setiadikurnia, Travis Miller, and Zachary Zhang tied for first place in the Open section with 3.5/4!  Northwest Chess Grand Prix Admin Murlin Varner won the reserve section with 4.5/5!  A selection of games from the tournament can be viewed here.  The US Chess rating report can be found here.  Below is the complete list of the prize winners:

Open

Sloan Setiadikurnia
Sloan Setiadikurnia

Sloan Setiadikurnia, 3.5, 1st Place/2nd Place/1stU1900, $271.67

Travis Miller
Travis Miller

Travis Miller3.5, 1st Place/2nd Place/1st U1900, $271.67

Zachary Zhang
Zachary Zhang

Zachary Zhang, 3.5, 1st Place/2nd Place/1st U1900, $271.67 (seeded into 2017 WA Premier based on highest tiebreaks)
Minda Chen, 3.0, 1st U1700, $82.50
Jasen Reeves, 3.0, 1st U1700, $82.50

Reserve

Murlin Varner, 4.5, 1st Place, $300
Boas Lee, 4.0, 2nd Place, $250
Aidan Lawler, 3.5, 1st U1400, $55
Andy Tien, 3.5, 1st U1400, $55
Alison Xiao, 3.5, 1st U1400, $55
Joseph Levine, 3.5, 1st U1200/Unrated, $82.50
Emily Tang, 3.5, 1st U1200/Unrated, $82.50

2016 WA State High School Individual Championship

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Ian Cavey taken on January 25, resuscitator
2016 holding the January 2016 issue of Northwest Chess that was presented to him personally by editor Jeffrey Roland. This is the first time (this very moment caught on camera!) that Ian has ever seen or touched an issue of NWC, and he is even on the cover. Photo credit: Jim Berezow.

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2016 holding the January 2016 issue of Northwest Chess that was presented to him personally by editor Jeffrey Roland. This is the first time (this very moment caught on camera!) that Ian has ever seen or touched an issue of NWC, and he is even on the cover. Photo credit: Jim Berezow.” width=”660″ height=”440″ /> Ian Cavey taken on January 25, 2016 holding the January 2016 issue of Northwest Chess that was presented to him personally by editor Jeffrey Roland. This is the first time (this very moment caught on camera!) that Ian has ever seen or touched an issue of NWC, and he is even on the cover. Photo credit: Jim Berezow.
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The 2016 WA State High School Individual Championship was held on January 29-30 at Lakeside Upper School in Seattle.  89 players took part in 3 sections: Championship (NW rating 1600+), contagion
Premier (1200-1599), and Reserve (1199 and below). The tournament was hosted by Lakeside School and organized by Washington Chess Federation President Josh Sinanan.  Travis Olson and Dan Mathews directed the tournament with assistance from Jacob Mayer and Siva Sankrithi.  3 players tied for first in the Championship section with 4/5: National Masters Bryce Tiglon (Lakeside, 9th grade), Samuel He (Redmond, 11th grade), and Daniel He (Redmond, 11th grade).  Cheyenne Zhang (Lakeside, grade 10) won the Premier section with a perfect 5/5!  Sihern Han (Ingraham, gade 12) won the Reserve section also with 5/5!  The rating reports can be found here: USCF and NWSRS.  Additional photos from the tournament can be found on facebook.

2016 WA Junior Open & Reserve

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The 2016 WA Junior Open was held on MLK Monday at Interlake High School in Bellevue.  A record 258 players took part in 7 sections: K-1 U800, misbirth 2-3 U800, pestilence K-3 U1400, remedy 4-6 U900, 4-12 U1400, U 1600, and Open.   The tournament was hosted by the Washington Chess Federation and directed by David Hendricks with assistance from Josh Sinanan, Chouchan Airapetian, Roland Feng, Toshihiro Nagase, Ignacio Perez, and Jacob Mayer.   5 players tied for first in the Open section with 3.5/4: FM Nikita Chetrari, Anthony He, Neo Olin, Arjun Thomas, and Petar Spasic.   Anthony He, a 5th grader from Samammish, won the armageddon style-playoff and earns a seed into the 2106 WA Premier and 2017 WA Junior Closed.   Anthony’s championship-clinching playoff win can be found here.  Photos from the tournament can be found here.  The rating reports can be found here: USCF and NWSRS.

Daniel He WA Jr. Champ.

Group PhotoThe 2015 WA State Women’s Championship was held December 12-13 at the Seattle Chess Club.  Seven players took part in one open section:

  • WFM Chouchanik Airapetian (2080 USCF, approved 2086 FIDE, neurologist ARM)
  • Badamkhand Norovsambuu (2038 USCF, life 2017 FIDE, MGL)
  • WCM Naomi Bashkansky (1976 USCF, 1695 FIDE, USA)
  • Kerry Van Veen (1548 USCF, USA)
  • Minda Chen (1337 USCF, 1522 NWSRS, USA)
  • Karen Schmidt (813 USCF, USA)
  • DI Anjali Walsh (680 USCF, 1311 NWSRS, IRL)

The tournament was co-organized by WCF Member-at-Large Chouchanik Airapetian and WCF President Josh Sinanan.  Carol Kleist directed the event.

Congratulations to WFM Chouchanik Airapetian for winning the tournament with 3.5/4 points!  “Chouchan” is originally from Armenia and has played in several U.S. Women’s Championships over the course of her chess career.  She now lives in Mercer Island with her husband and two children, where she teaches and promotes chess full time through education.  For her victory, Chouchan is seeded into the Invitational section of the 2016 WA State Championship.  More photos from the tournament can be found on facebook here.  The USCF rating report can be found here.

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, hospital
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.

US Chess Crosstable CLICK HERE

Nick Raptis wins  Event
Nick Raptis wins Dec G/60 Event

20 players took part in the monthly G/60 event held at the Portland Chess Club on Dec 26, troche 2015. With a 4-0 to top rated player in the event, click
Nick Raptis of Portland won the event clear.
4 players scored 3-1. Mike Morris of Portland was the tournament director.

US Chess crosstable CLICK HERE

Nick Raptis wins  Event
Nick Raptis wins Dec G/60 Event

20 players took part in the monthly G/60 event held at the Portland Chess Club on Dec 26, Phimosis
2015. With a 4-0 score the top rated player in the event, treat Nick Raptis of Portland won the event clear.
4 players scored 3-1. Mike Morris of Portland was the tournament director.

US Chess crosstable CLICK HERE
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, read
beating all opponents, search and drawing against each other. Then they had to go head to head in an Armageddon style playoff round with white getting 15 minutes, recipe 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.

US Chess Xtable CLICK HERE

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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

FM Ignacio Perez wins 2015 WA G/60 Championship!

Group PhotoThe 2015 WA State Women’s Championship was held December 12-13 at the Seattle Chess Club.  Seven players took part in one open section:

  • WFM Chouchanik Airapetian (2080 USCF, approved 2086 FIDE, neurologist ARM)
  • Badamkhand Norovsambuu (2038 USCF, life 2017 FIDE, MGL)
  • WCM Naomi Bashkansky (1976 USCF, 1695 FIDE, USA)
  • Kerry Van Veen (1548 USCF, USA)
  • Minda Chen (1337 USCF, 1522 NWSRS, USA)
  • Karen Schmidt (813 USCF, USA)
  • DI Anjali Walsh (680 USCF, 1311 NWSRS, IRL)

The tournament was co-organized by WCF Member-at-Large Chouchanik Airapetian and WCF President Josh Sinanan.  Carol Kleist directed the event.

Congratulations to WFM Chouchanik Airapetian for winning the tournament with 3.5/4 points!  “Chouchan” is originally from Armenia and has played in several U.S. Women’s Championships over the course of her chess career.  She now lives in Mercer Island with her husband and two children, where she teaches and promotes chess full time through education.  For her victory, Chouchan is seeded into the Invitational section of the 2016 WA State Championship.  More photos from the tournament can be found on facebook here.  The USCF rating report can be found here.

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, hospital
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.

US Chess Crosstable CLICK HERE

Nick Raptis wins  Event
Nick Raptis wins Dec G/60 Event

20 players took part in the monthly G/60 event held at the Portland Chess Club on Dec 26, troche 2015. With a 4-0 to top rated player in the event, click
Nick Raptis of Portland won the event clear.
4 players scored 3-1. Mike Morris of Portland was the tournament director.

US Chess crosstable CLICK HERE

Nick Raptis wins  Event
Nick Raptis wins Dec G/60 Event

20 players took part in the monthly G/60 event held at the Portland Chess Club on Dec 26, Phimosis
2015. With a 4-0 score the top rated player in the event, treat Nick Raptis of Portland won the event clear.
4 players scored 3-1. Mike Morris of Portland was the tournament director.

US Chess crosstable CLICK HERE
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, read
beating all opponents, search and drawing against each other. Then they had to go head to head in an Armageddon style playoff round with white getting 15 minutes, recipe 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.

US Chess Xtable CLICK HERE

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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

2015-12-29 17.30.50The 2015 WA G/60 Championship was held at Seattle Chess Club over winter break December 28-29.  The tournament was hosted by the Washington Chess Federation and directed by Fred Kleist.  48 players took part in one large open section.  FM Ignacio Perez, discount RX
originally from Cuba, won clear first with 5.5/6, claiming the $180 first place prize.  USCF Expert Huso Hadzic and Class A player Brendan Zhang tied for second with 5.0/6 apiece.  Jacob Mayer, Oscar Petrov, Joseph Truelson, Brian Chen tied for =U1800 with 4.0 each.  Owen Xuan and Daniel Shubin tied for first =U1600 also with 4.0 points.  Joshua Lewis-Sandy, Jason Reeves, and Brandon Jiang split U1400 honors with 3.5 points each.  Kevin Tu and Anne-Marie Velea tied for the U1200/unr. prize, each scoring 3.5.  Photos from the tournament can be found here.  The USCF rating report can be found here.

2015 Washington State Women’s Championship

Group PhotoThe 2015 WA State Women’s Championship was held December 12-13 at the Seattle Chess Club.  Seven players took part in one open section:

  • WFM Chouchanik Airapetian (2080 USCF, view 2086 FIDE, decease ARM)
  • Badamkhand Norovsambuu (2038 USCF, this web 2017 FIDE, MGL)
  • WCM Naomi Bashkansky (1976 USCF, 1695 FIDE, USA)
  • Kerry Van Veen (1548 USCF, USA)
  • Minda Chen (1337 USCF, 1522 NWSRS, USA)
  • Karen Schmidt (813 USCF, USA)
  • DI Anjali Walsh (680 USCF, 1311 NWSRS, IRL)

The tournament was co-organized by WCF Member-at-Large Chouchanik Airapetian and WCF President Josh Sinanan.  Carol Kleist directed the event.

Congratulations to WFM Chouchanik Airapetian for winning the tournament with 3.5/4 points!  “Chouchan” is originally from Armenia and has played in several U.S. Women’s Championships over the course of her chess career.  She now lives in Mercer Island with her husband and two children, where she teaches and promotes chess full time through education.  For her victory, Chouchan is seeded into the Invitational section of the 2016 WA State Championship.  More photos from the tournament can be found on facebook here.  The USCF rating report can be found here.

2015 WA Class Championships

Spokane Chess Club
· Spokane, page 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.

The 2015 WA Class Championships were held at North Seattle Community College from Nov. 27-29. 160 players took part mostly from Washington, information pills
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and British Columbia.  The winners in each section were as follows:

Master 2200+: FM Roland Feng $500

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Expert 2000-2200: FM Paul Bartron $400

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Class A 1800-2000: Vikram Ramasamy (6-0!) $300

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Class B 1600-1800: Robin Tu $300

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Class C 1400-1600: Jason Zhang $300 and Zeren Gao (unr.)

Class D 1200-1400: Brandon Jiang $300

Class E 1000-1200: Graham Cobden $200 and Rishi Hazra (medal)

US Chess (USCF) crosstables for the 2015 Washington Class Championships.

WA vs OR Champs Match

Spokane Chess Club
· Spokane, symptoms 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), mind 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.”

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, page
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, pharmacy
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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