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MD Sweet 16 2010

Updated: 2/28/2010 16:55

The winner of the 2010 Sweet 16 tournament and the UMBC Scholarship will come down to one game: James Pinkerton (2.5) vs Kevin Wang (3.0). Kevin Wang has draw odds to win the title. Heading into the final round of the 2010 16th Annual Sweet 16 tournament (3 rounds), the standings are as follows:

1: 3.0 - Kevin Wang (2193)

2: 2.5 - James Pinkerton (2052)

3-7: 2.0 - Charles Yang (2015); Benjamin Krause (1855); Srinivas Moorthy (1754); Gill Guo (2081); Tanner McNamara (1850)

8-9: 1.5 - Jeffrey Chang (1836); Ronald Best, Jr (1458)

10-14: 1.0 - Ramanuja Sreenivasan (1910); Dobryna Konoplev (1701); Alan Nguyen (1494); Saket Papaihgari (1437); Madeline Kim (1385)

15: 0.5 - Christopher Hazard (1227)

16: 0.0 - Jordan Best (1019)

 

Pairings / Results Round 4:

James Pinkerton (2.5) vs Kevin Wang (3.0)

Charles Yang (2.0) vs Gill Guo (2.0): 1/2

Benjamin Krause (2.0) vs Tanner McNamara (2.0): 1/2

Jeffrey Chang (1.5) vs Srinivas Moorthy (2.0)

Ramanuja Sreenivasan (1.0) vs Ronald Best Jr (1.0): 1-0

Dobryna Konoplev (1.0) vs Saket Papaiahgari (1.0)

Alan Nguyen (1.0) vs. Madeline Kim (1.0): 1/2

Jordan Best (0.0) vs Christopher Hazard (0.5)

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Updated: 2/28/2010 13:50

After the first day of the 2010 16th Annual Sweet 16 tournament (2 round), the standings are as follows:

1-3: 2.0 - Kevin Wang (2193); Charles Yang (2015); Benjamin Krause (1855)

4-5: 1.5 - James Pinkerton (2052); Jeffrey Chang (1836)

6-11: 1.0 - Srinivas Moorthy (1754); Gill Guo (2081); Tanner McNamara (1850); Ramanuja Sreenivasan (1910); Alan Nguyen (1494); Dobryna Konoplev (1701)

12-13: 0.5 - Ronald Best Jr (1458); Christopher Hazard (1227)

14-16: 0.0 - Madeline Kim (1385); Jordan Best (1019); Sakat Papaiahgari (1437)

 

Pairings / Results Round 3 (clean sweep by White!):

Kevin Wang (2.0) vs Charles Yang (2.0): 1-0

James Pinkerton (1.5) vs Benjamin Krause (2.0): 1-0

Gill Guo (1.0) vs Jeffrey Chang (1.5): 1-0

Srinivas Moorthy (1.0) vs Ramanuja Sreenivasan (1.0): 1-0

Tanner McNamara (1.0) vs Dobryna Konoplev (1.0): 1-0

Ronald Best Jr (0.5) vs Alan Nguyen (1.0): 1-0

Saket Papaiahgari (0.0) vs Christopher Hazard (0.5): 1-0

Madeline Kim (0.0) vs Jordan Best (0.0): 1-0

 

 

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After drawing James Pinkerton in the final game of the Sweet 16 tournament, Kevin Wang becomes the 2010 and 16th Maryland Sweet 16 Champion and is the winner of a UMBC chess scholarship covering tuition. Kevin is from Cabin John Middle School in Montgomery County and is the second 7th grade winner of the Sweet 16. Runnerup James Pinkerton is a junior at Montgomery Blair High School and is the 2009 Maryland High School Champion. This year's field was slightly stronger than last year's based on average player rating (1747 vs 1735) and median (1825 vs 1724).

Congratulations to all players who particapated and competed in this year's tournament!

Final Standings (in Tiebreak order)

1. Kevin Wang 3.5

2. James Pinkerton 3.0

3. Charles Yang 2.5

4. Benjamin Krause 2.5

5. Srinivas Moorthy 2.5

6. Gill Guo 2.5

7. Tanner McNamara 2.5

8. Jeffrey Chang 2.0

9. Ramanuja Sreenivasan 2.0

10. Dobryna Konoplev 2.0

11. Ronald Best Jr 1.5

12. Madeline Kim 1.5

13. Alan Nguyen 1.5

14. Saket Papaiahgari 1.0

15. Christopher Hazard 1.0

16. Jordan Best 0.5

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Updated: 21 Feb 2010 with USCF March 2010 ratings (No change in Top 6).

With the Chestertown tournament completed on Sat 2/20, six Rally tournaments have been completed with a total of 40 Maryland players competing..See the standings at the end of this article.

*** NOTICE: UMBC has moved up the date of their Sweet 16 tournament - It is now scheduled for Feb 27-28 (two weeks earlier than usual). This has the unfortunate effect of eliminating the Feb 27 MCA Liberty Christian tournament as a Rally tournament.

The Sweet 16 Invitational is held concurrently with the UMBC Open in a separate section. Players will play four rounds with the same time controls (20/1; SD/1) and round times as the UMBC Open on Saturday and Sunday Feb 27-28 during Rounds 1, 2, 4,and 5. [Round 3 on Saturday evening is excluded]. Only eligible players who can commit to play all 4 rounds should play in the Sweet 16. We will contact all the Qualifiers and the top alternates in the next few days to determine the final field.

The Rally standings are as follows:

TOP 6 by USCF Ratings (Mar 2010):

1. Kevin Wang (2206)

2. Gill Guo (2076)

3. James Pinkerton (2057)

4. Charles Yang (2023)

5. Ramanuja Sreenivasan (1926)

6. Benjamin Krause (1855)

 

NEXT 10 Qualifiers by Rating Points (Final)

7. Karl Vicente     (16.000 Rally Points)

8. Madeline Kim (14.967)

9. Tanner McNamara (13.333)

10. Dobryna Konoplev (12.510)

11. Saketh Papaiahgari (12.091)

12. Ronald Best, Jr (11.232)

13. Christopher Hazard (10.575)

14. Alan Nguyen (10.376)

15. Jeffrey Chang (9.527)

16. Srinivas Moorthy (9.038)

 

NEXT 6 (Alternates)

17. Michael Sklar (8.482)

18. Josev Aquino (7.838)

19. Jed Tan (5.302)

20. Derek Mizushima (5.253)

21. Steven Mullens (4.889)

22. Adip Bhargav (4.736)

 

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