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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. 

         What a pleasure to hear Sergey making beautiful music.

  Another surprise registration was Andy Mackowiak, he stumbled in with a credit card in hand. I overheard a vulture say, “It’s lunchtime.” For those who don’t know, Andy Mack is a local expert who does not typically play in these quicker time controls (G/60 d/5).  In the 3rd round,  Andy played an emotional game against long time friend and rival expert John Miller.


   That's Andy with black pieces on Board #5 playing against Brian Suganraj

Upsets and Draws......
Round #1
- Justin Storn (1560) drew Noah Keating-Adams (2132) - Brian Suganraj (1465) drew  Andy Mackowiak  (2077)
 
 Round #2
- Jason Wang (1779) beat  John Miller (2066)
- Daniel Dong (1268) beat  Ashwin Kalyanakumar (1654)
- Kevin Ren (1128) beat  David Rasool (1411)
 
 Round #3 
- Blake Baumgartner (2065)  drew John Bidwell (2249)
- Ram Dake (2039)  beat Sergey Berchenko (2260)
- Elton Cao (1557)  beat Nolan Song (1803)
 
 Round #4
- 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.

July 19th is the next
Cincy Tornado "Unorthodox Openings"
- speed chess tournament afterwards; $10EF



Cincy Tornado's Tournament Schedule 
Monthly Cincinnati Chess Tournament
  • June 21st - Emotional Chess 
  • July 19th - Unorthodox Openings 
    • - $10EF Speed Chess tourney afterwards 
  • August 16th - Blitz Is Hurting My Chess
  • September 20th - The After Party: Swiss Double  9:00am New 1st Rd. Start Time
  • October 18th - Positional By Nature  9:00am New 1st Rd. Start Time
  • November 29th - Thanksgiving Chess  9:00am New 1st Rd. Start Time
  • December 20th - Five Days Til Christmas  9:00am New 1st Rd. Start Time

Register today for a reduced entry fee of $25.  Entry Fee is $30 at the site. 

To register and pay for the next Cincy Tornado chess tournament click here.  The tournament entry fees can be paid online with any credit card or Paypal.


June 28 - Urban Blitz Chess G/5 - Louisville
http://kcachess.webs.com/  go to “calendar”

July 5th - Lexington 1st Saturday - 3 Rounds of G/60
- first round starts at 12noon
- speed chess tournament afterwards
- then poker tournament after the speed chess tournament
- Matt Gurley, mattCgurley@gmail.com and Jerry Baker, 859.806.0637
http://kcachess.webs.com/  go to “calendar”

July 11th (Friday)  Day #1 - Quick Chess Championship  - Cincinnati Chess Club
               (Friday)  Day #2 - July 18th - Quick Chess Championship
- 6 rounds; G/24 d/5 www.cincinnatichessclub.com

July 12th - Heat Wave Pawn Storm XXIV
- 4 Round G/60 d/10   www.daytonchessclub.com  

July 13th - Sunday In The Park  - Columbus
1st round G/30 - 2nd round G/40 - 3rd round G/50 - 4th round G/60; d/5

July 19th - Cincy Tornado “Unorthodox Chess” - Cincinnati
  • - - $10EF Speed Chess tourney afterwards 
- 4 Round  G/60 d/5   www.chessearth.com

July 19th - DCC July Scholastic Tournament
- 4 rounds; G/30  no time delay

July 25-27 - First Annual Ohio Masters held at Dayton Chess Club
- One big Open Section….just one.
- 5 rounds G/90 d/5 www.daytonchessclub.com   

August 2nd - Dog Days Pawn Storm XXV
- 4 Rd. G/60 d/10   www.daytonchessclub.com  

August 2nd - Urban Chess Open (2) - Scholastic - Louisville
- Sections:  K/5, K/8, K/12
- G/30, 4 rounds, 5d

August 2nd - Lexington 1st Saturday - 3 Rounds of G/60
- first round starts at 12noon
- speed chess tournament afterwards
- then poker tournament after the speed chess tournament
- Matt Gurley, mattCgurley@gmail.com and Jerry Baker, 859.806.0637
http://kcachess.webs.com/  go to “calendar”

August 8th (Friday)  Day #1 - Blindfold Championship  - Cincinnati Chess Club
                  (Friday)  Day #2 - Aug. 29th - Blindfold Championship
Games start at 7:30 www.cincinnatichessclub.com


August 9th-10th - Indiana Class Championship
- 4 rounds G/120 d/5 - Bloomington, Indiana

August 16th - Cincy Tornado “Blitz Is Hurting My Chess” - Cincinnati
- 4 Round  G/60 d/5   www.chessearth.com

August 15-17th  - Cleveland Open
5 Rounds, 40/110, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10)

August 16th - DCC Scholastic Rated and Unrated Tournament
- 4 rounds; G/30  no time delay

August 17th - Sunday In The Park  - Columbus
- 1st round G/30 - 2nd round G/40 - 3rd round G/50 - 4th round G/60; d/5

August 22-24 - 9th Annual Indianapolis Open  
- 5 rounds, 40/110, SD/30 d10 (2-day option, rds. 1-2 G/60 d10)

August 29th - Friday Night - Quick Chess Championship
- 70th Annual Ohio Chess Congress
- 5 rounds, G/24 d/5

August 30-Sept 1st - 70th Annual Ohio Chess Congress
6-SS, 40/2, SD/60 d/5



Artwork hanging at Cincy Tornado.

 Mystery Question. When and Where was this picture taken? Email answer/response to info@chessearth.com.  First to give correct answer will receive a prize. A nice mystery prize. 
Bobby Fischer (left). Fidel Castro (seated with hat on). Standing behind Castro is Tigran Petrosian. 


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