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2nd Green Open at Seattle Chess Club

Postby hgpitre » Sat May 09, 2009 9:37 pm

How do you schedule a chess tourney on Mother's Day weekend?

If you had any friends in the organization .. They'd let you know of the upcoming problems with that.. way ahead time.. when you could change the schedule..

I guess this proves I have no friends in the org..

But I got love from the 26 players who came out to the event. Equally split between Open and Reserve sections.

And I have to give some terrific high-fivin' claps to Bill McGeary, who treated his audience.. kids, parents and some older wise-guy players to an endearing, sometimes modest and wistful, and sizzling re-enactment of a game from his past. From the other side of the partitions at the club I came out a couple of time to see, not just hear the laughter to it.

David Bragg said it was very good, and that Bill really reached out and held the attention of his audience.

If Bill ever decides to go into chess teaching, look for him as a presenter.

And Hey, next time you'll just have to come out and participate with us. More love at the next Green Open..

Looking for a new greener locale for it. Hope it comes true..

In the Open section, Howard Chen and Dave Rupel lead with 2. In the Reserve..on top with 2 are: Robert Goodfellow, Quentin Chi, and Justin Yu.
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Re: 2nd Green Open at Seattle Chess Club

Postby hgpitre » Sun May 10, 2009 9:38 pm

The big three place winners in the Open section were Dave Rupel, with 3.5, then Howard Chen and Paul Bartron with 3.

In the Reserve section, with 3.5 were Justin Yu and Quentin Chi, and at 3.0 was Steve Buck.

and I'll get it submitted for rating in the next couple of days.. Right now I am tired from all that sitting and standing around.

There were some good games played, maybe I'll have a couple of them here soon, but otherwise you might look for the 2nd Green Open story with games annotated by some of the winners in the July issue of NWChess.
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Re: 2nd Green Open at Seattle Chess Club

Postby hgpitre » Wed May 13, 2009 9:39 am

Hello Friends, The 2nd Green Open was rated on Tuesday.. less than 48 hours later. I hope to get some of the games posted using the MyChessViewer feature of NWChess which I think is an important feature that those in our chess community should take advantage of. Maybe they are like me: They have to learn how it works. Well, for now, come back in a while to see if some games are there, and look for a story in NWchess magazine in a couple of months about our little event. Good luck to those who play in the Keres' in Vancouver this weekend, and in Spokane in the WA Open the following weekend.
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Re: 2nd Green Open at Seattle Chess Club

Postby hgpitre » Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:00 am

I'd like you all to go the recent USCF online updates.. in particular, the update from Oklahoma and the US Women's championship.. It concerns flag fall using 30 seconds increments... and the necessity for writing down your move after each move.. and calling the TD if your opponent is not doing so..

So please read the comments by readers after the article, and when you have finished that, I'd like you to go to page 5 of your 2009 August issue of NWC , or to the teasers of August issue which is available online on http://www.nwchess.com to read my article on the 2nd Green Open and the episode I experienced with Pat Hickey and Ethan Gottlieb.

And then get ready to play in my next tourney..Oct 10 &11, 2009. In Silverdale, WA.. Co-organized with Richard Golden, it's going to be great. All it needs is you..
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Re: 2nd Green Open at Seattle Chess Club

Postby hgpitre » Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:16 pm

More comment from Chess Life Online in "Cirque de Chess in Oklahoma".. Tom Braunlich writes this about the Women's and Senior Open "I was asked to make some comments on the controversial ruling that occurred during the first round of this event. The FIDE time control of Game in 90 with 30 seconds increment per move is one that I personally like, but which does have some problematic aspects. FIDE (and I guess the USCF too) consider in the rules that players using this time control must continue to keep score even in time trouble under 5 minutes. This is because 30 seconds is considered plenty of time to write down your moves, and thus a complete scoresheet is required to win on time even in this sudden-death time control. IA Frank Berry has enforced that rule in the past (such as during an incident at last year’s U.S. Championship Qualifier). But this assumption, however, isn’t always true. At this year’s events for example we had players in their 80s, some of whom were half-blind, partially deaf or handicapped; and it is not true that 30-seconds is plenty of time for them. There also were some very young kids here who can’t handle the scorekeeping that quickly. Chief TD Frank Berry agreed and stated at the opening ceremony that he wasn’t going to require this rule and instead would allow players in time trouble to hand off their scoresheet to an assistant TD or spectator to continue scorekeeping. Unfortunately, this was not well communicated and led to some confusion in the first round, and one case in which a player overstepped on time aware that her opponent wasn’t keeping score, and the opponent thought she didn’t have to keep score in time trouble, etc. Frank wasn’t present at the time, and later on appeal declared the game a draw, which was acceptable to both players. I think this rule needs to be reconsidered by FIDE and USCF. Even under ideal circumstances with 30 seconds players start scribbling their moves in time trouble and they the scoresheet often becomes an unreadable mess."
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