Tournament Report: Cincy Tornado Emotional Chess June 21st, 2014
If your chess game is lacking humility, consider playing in a Cincy Tornado, we enjoy providing an “ego adjustment.” At the most recent Cincy Tornado “Emotional Chess,” held on June 21st, 33 players showed up and competed and yes....plenty of emotional chess was played. It was a tough tournament with 3 Masters, 5 Experts and 2 Class A Players. (scroll down for the full crosstable link) There was a healthy side crowd of family members, spectators and kibitzers enjoying the food and also enjoying the upsets. It was a great tournament with many people asking for a post tournament report.The surprises started before the tournament even began….during registration. Master Sergey Berchenko, our current City Champion casually walked through the door, causing the organizer to jump up and down. Before the Russian Master (Sergey) arrived, two other masters, John Bidwell and Will Sedlar, both managed to negotiate the registration process and enter the tournament as well.
Upsets and Draws......
- Justin Storn (1560) drew Noah Keating-Adams (2132) - Brian Suganraj (1465) drew Andy Mackowiak (2077)
- Jason Wang (1779) beat John Miller (2066)
- Daniel Dong (1268) beat Ashwin Kalyanakumar (1654)
- Kevin Ren (1128) beat David Rasool (1411)
- Blake Baumgartner (2065) drew John Bidwell (2249)
- Ram Dake (2039) beat Sergey Berchenko (2260)
- Elton Cao (1557) beat Nolan Song (1803)
- Ram Dake (2039) drew Will Sedlar (2239)
- Blake Baumgartner (2065) drew Sergey Berchenko (2260)
Here is the full USCF crosstable: http://www.uschess.org/assets/msa_joomla/XtblMain.php?201406213982
1st Place (3-way tie) Ram Dake, Will Sedlar and John Bidwell
Class A - (sorry, no picture) Hazen Frick and Robert Chenault both tied with 3.0 for the Class A Prize.
Class B - Arvind Parsad finishes with 3.0 points and won Class B Prize.
Class C - Brian Suganraj finished with 2.5 points and took home the Class C Prize.
Class D and Under - (sorry, no picture) Victor Lim won this prize with a score of 2.0....a very competitive Class D & Under Section.
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