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61st Maryland Open

Pairings for Round 4. 61st Maryland Open: Championship

Bd Res White Res Black
1   GM Fishbein, Alexander (2584 : W : 3.0)   IM Enkhbat, Tegshsure (2474 : B : 2.5)
2   Bryant, Todd Charl (2214 : W : 2.0)   FM Getz, Shelby D (2361 : B : 2.5)
3   GM Paragua, Mark C (2638 : W : 2.0)   Zheng, Andrew (2220 : B : 2.0)
4   WFM Yu, Jennifer R (2278 : B : 2.0)   Samuelson, Andrew (2340 : B : 2.0)
5   WFM Gorti, Akshita (2153 : b : 2.0)   Defibaugh, Jared E (2312 : BB : 2.0)
6   Sinha, Sahil (2254 : W : 1.5)   Zhou, Ziwen (2190 : B : 1.5)
7   Clancy, Daniel J (2185 : W : 1.5)   Jacobson, Aaron (2219 : b : 1.5)
8   Xu, Runya (2216 : W : 1.5)   Krishna, Ram (2124 : B : 1.5)
9   Spencer, Michael A (2101 : W : 1.5)   Sherman, David (2206 : B : 1.5)
10   Jacobson, Brandon (2201 : W : 1.5)   Davydov, Alexander (2106 : B : 1.5)
11   Potula, Kapish (2037 : W : 1.5)   Paul, Justin (2107 : W : 1.0)
12   Guo, Arthur (2058 : w : 1.0)   Steincamp, Isaac K (2039 : B : 1.0)
13   Kobla, Vishal (2053 : W : 1.0)   Strenzwilk, Denis (2200 : B : 0.5)
14   Karell, Leif Kazuo (2143 : WW : 0.5)   Gilden, Larry C (2175 : B : 0.5)
  1 Tang, Arthur (2108 : W : 0.5)   Please wait
  ½ Books, Muskee (2081 : WW : 0.5)   BYE
  ½ GM Kaufman, Lawrence (2391 : BB : 2.0)   BYE

61st Maryland Open

Pairings for Round 4. 61st Maryland Open: Under 2200

Bd Res White Res Black
16   Yavari, Paul (2049 : WW : 3.0)   Doma, Vinay (2085 : B : 2.5)
17   O'Brien, Matthew J (2197 : W : 2.5)   Fischer, Robert J (2098 : b : 2.0)
18   Slack, David Richm (1991 : W : 2.0)   Wang, Alex (1967 : w : 2.0)
19   Rofrano, Joshua (2122 : WW : 1.5)   Que, Chris (2048 : B : 1.5)
20   Guzman, Victor (1981 : W : 1.5)   Huang, Andy (2101 : b : 1.5)
21   Lucente, Mike (2083 : W : 1.5)   Jian, Alex (1918 : b : 1.5)
22   Lalwani, Jay (1823 : b : 1.0)   Ling, Evan Maxwell (2057 : B : 1.0)
23   Chen, William (2036 : B : 1.0)   Xu, Ryan (2028 : BB : 1.0)
24   Rieve, Richard E (1916 : WW : 0.5)   Altman, Joshua Abr (1936 : B : 1.0)
  1 Burke, Crecencio V (1639 : B : 0.5)   Please wait

61st Maryland Open

Pairings for Round 4. 61st Maryland Open: Under 2000

Bd Res White Res Black
  0 Jablon, Stephen Er (1993 : W : 2.0)   BYE
  0 Nath, Sathish R (1980 : w : 1.5)   BYE
  0 Forney, Robert Kee (1977 : W : 1.5)   BYE
  0 Middaugh, Jon Scot (1977 : W : 2.5)   BYE
  0 Maxwell, Jonathan (1971 : B : 1.5)   BYE
  0 Heinz, Kurt J (1969 : W : 1.5)   BYE
  0 Till, Bruce A (1945 : B : 2.0)   BYE
  0 Mao, Andrew (1927 : W : 2.0)   BYE
  0 Coffee, Terence (1923 : B : 2.0)   BYE
  0 Wang, Andrew (1920 : B : 3.0)   BYE
  0 Heidari, Ako (1915 : W : 1.5)   BYE
  0 Malcolm, Douglas M (1911 : WW : 2.5)   BYE
  0 Kearse, Gregory Sa (1900 : BB : 0.5)   BYE
  0 Kinney, Zachary (1900 : W : 1.0)   BYE
  0 Miller, Stephen M (1900 : B : 2.0)   BYE
  0 Bhanuprasad, Megha (1876 : W : 2.0)   BYE
  0 Menon, Vishal (1862 : B : 1.5)   BYE
  0 Zhang, Kevin (1859 : w : 2.5)   BYE
  0 Sinclair, Sven (1853 : WW : 3.0)   BYE
  0 Prem, Pranav (1852 : W : 1.0)   BYE
  0 Feldman, Nathan (1848 : B : 1.0)   BYE
  0 Vegh, Carlos A (1843 : B : 1.5)   BYE
  0 Zhu, Evelyn (1834 : b : 1.5)   BYE
  0 Hiban, Josh (1827 : W : 1.5)   BYE
  0 Al-hariri, Saad (1805 : B : 1.0)   BYE
  0 Molodtsov, Konstan (1803 : BB : 1.0)   BYE
  0 Norman, Dennis (1801 : B : 1.5)   BYE
  0 Bu Steed, William (1800 : W : 1.0)   BYE
  0 Trifale, Sharvil (1798 : W : 0.0)   BYE
  0 Jablow, Zachary (1794 : B : 3.0)   BYE
  0 Burke, Dennis (1789 : W : 0.5)   BYE
  0 Duncan, Troy E (1775 : W : 0.0)   BYE
  0 Hu, Emily Jia (1766 : B : 1.0)   BYE
  0 Mrozek, Tad (1765 : B : 2.0)   BYE
  0 Rajan, Avijith (1761 : W : 2.0)   BYE
  0 Tan, Richard T (1750 : BB : 2.0)   BYE
  0 Naylor, Jonathan (1715 : B : 1.5)   BYE
  0 Vishwa, Susheel (1710 : W : 1.0)   BYE
  0 Maclaren, Edward S (1702 : b : 2.5)   BYE
  0 Cao, Claire (1665 : w : 0.5)   BYE
  0 Karell, Mira (1554 : b : 0.5)   BYE
  0 Gutierrez, Mario (1359 : w : 1.0)   BYE

61st Maryland Open

Pairings for Round 4. 61st Maryland Open: Under 1800

Bd Res White Res Black
45   Snow, Peter (1757 : W : 3.0)   Hontz, Justin Will (1747 : B : 2.5)
46   Schenk, Sam (1778 : W : 2.5)   Schwarz, W (1661 : w : 2.5)
47   Stigall, Michael (1651 : W : 2.5)   Pickens, Justin (1714 : B : 2.5)
48   Siamon, David (1765 : w : 2.0)   Nettleton, David H (1606 : B : 2.5)
49   Kolnik, Alan (1681 : w : 2.0)   Kuang, James (1772 : B : 2.0)
50   Busch, Jonah (1771 : W : 2.0)   Wu, Stanley (1704 : B : 2.0)
51   Naylor, Carla (1652 : W : 2.0)   Pettit, Steven Lee (1750 : B : 2.0)
52   Schreiner, Timothy (1668 : W : 2.0)   Gilbert, Michael J (1740 : BB : 2.0)
53   Fishbein, Mitch (1706 : W : 2.0)   Burkett, Guy L (1628 : BB : 2.0)
54   Carroll, William (1732 : W : 1.5)   Finette, Steven (1600 : B : 1.5)
55   Huber, Frank (1600 : W : 1.5)   O'Neal, Jim (1704 : B : 1.5)
56   Willis, Charles (1694 : W : 1.5)   Veluvolu, Vinay Da (1593 : B : 1.5)
57   Nair, Siddhant (1394 : B : 1.5)   Guo, Bradley (1660 : B : 1.5)
58   Patel, Niraj (1445 : w : 1.5)   Zheng, Zhi Kevin (1649 : B : 1.5)
59   Rayavarapu, Ganesh (1336 : w : 1.5)   Bland, Mark (1637 : B : 1.5)
60   Diomande, Mustapha (1644 : W : 1.0)   Vonteru, Varun Red (1582 : b : 1.0)
61   Tahmassebi, Bijan (1587 : W : 1.0)   Yednock, Fred T (1618 : B : 1.0)
62   Rupeshkumar, Shiya (1546 : WW : 1.0)   Klein, Alan (1600 : W : 1.0)
63   Arayath, Athira (1490 : W : 0.5)   Shanmugavadivel, V (1526 : b : 1.0)
64   Jayasundera, Shane (1433 : w : 0.5)   Narkeeran, Madhava (1496 : B : 0.5)
65   Auman, Alan (1600 : W : 0.0)   Arayath, Nikhil (1530 : W : 0.0)
  ½ Sapre, Suchet Jana (1276 : W : 1.0)   BYE

61st Maryland Open

Pairings for Round 4. 61st Maryland Open: Under 1600

Bd Res White Res Black
66   Zhou, Benjamin Yu (1318 : B : 3.0)   Zhou, Ethan (1465 : B : 3.0)
67   Salgado, Eddy (1526 : W : 2.5)   Offertaler, Laszlo (1573 : BB : 2.5)
68   Matson, Michael (1434 : W : 2.5)   O'Connor, Steven J (1565 : B : 2.0)
69   Gorti, Atmika (1355 : W : 2.0)   Massick, Laine (1439 : B : 2.0)
70   Vivek, Mantra (1390 : W : 2.0)   Wong, Nathaniel (1120 : W : 2.0)
71   Diebold, Michael P (1377 : WW : 2.0)   Chu, Jason (1276 : B : 2.0)
72   Sekiya, Ryoh-suke (1326 : W : 2.0)   Knudsen, Erik (1580 : b : 1.5)
73   Konduru, Pranav Ra (1035 : W : 1.5)   Carr, Nate (1402 : B : 1.5)
74   Elavarthi, Ramesh (1340 : WW : 1.5)   Singh, Kanishk (1227 : B : 1.5)
75   Sun, Leo J (1326 : W : 1.5)   Kobla, Akshay (1306 : BB : 1.5)
76   Chamberlain IV, Ch (1422 : W : 1.0)   Tong, Johnathan (1237 : W : 1.0)
77   Levine, Jordan (1418 : W : 1.0)   Venkataraja, Triya (1128 : B : 1.0)
78   Iyer, Tejas Rajkum (1244 : W : 1.0)   Nino, Wilson (0 : B : 1.0)
79   Hall, William Jose (1432 : w : 0.5)   Covey, Theodore De (1500 : BB : 0.5)
80   Coulter, Alan B (1334 : W : 0.5)   Konduru, Neha Raju (1068 : B : 0.0)
  ½ Li, David Xinjian (1309 : W : 0.5)   BYE

61st Maryland Open

Pairings for Round 4. 61st Maryland Open: Under 1300

Bd Res White Res Black
81   Peltzman, Alan N (1201 : B : 3.0)   Kanuri, Nitin (1240 : B : 3.0)
82   Rockefeller V, John (1115 : w : 2.5)   Haile-Selassie, Zerihun (0 : b : 2.5)
83   Allman, Matthew (1282 : W : 2.0)   Bhargav, Karthik (1177 : b : 2.0)
84   Biradavolu, Asrith (1230 : WW : 2.0)   Miles, Christian A (1063 : B : 2.0)
85   Bo, Victor (1223 : W : 2.0)   Vonteru, Abhinav R (937 : B : 2.0)
86   Stewart, Miles (1295 : W : 1.5)   Pan, Zachary Stier (1021 : B : 1.5)
87   Bhargav, Samarth (1110 : WW : 1.5)   Klyce, Alexander M (1013 : b : 1.5)
88   Stier, Max (1092 : W : 1.5)   Strand, Doug (1255 : B : 1.0)
89   Lalwani, Gautam (1209 : W : 1.0)   Jayakumar, Pawan (1254 : BB : 1.0)
90   Chu, John (1041 : W : 1.0)   Hiban, Michael (1076 : B : 1.0)
91   Alvarado, Adriel C (1190 : B : 0.5)   Devick, Christophe (1155 : B : 1.0)
92   Matta, Kisna (1259 : WW : 0.5)   Coulter, Gary C (1154 : W : 0.5)
  1 Rivera, William M (0 : W : 0.0)   Please wait
  ½ Gutierrez, Nicolas (946 : b : 1.0)   BYE
  ½ Sapre, Tapan Janar (947 : B : 2.0)   BYE

61st Maryland Open

Pairings for Round 4. 61st Maryland Open: Under 1000

Bd Res White Res Black
94   Rosenthal, Bryan S (829 : W : 3.0)   Janezich, Anton Ja (762 : B : 3.0)
95   Clifford, Matthew (981 : W : 2.0)   Nunemunthala, Ansh (862 : B : 2.0)
96   Guo, Andrew (883 : W : 2.0)   Sambangi, Sriharsh (961 : B : 2.0)
97   Stepanovic, Stepa (938 : W : 2.0)   Stier, Noah Pan (794 : B : 2.0)
98   Klyce, Michael Jos (898 : w : 1.5)   Bhanuprasad, Racha (770 : B : 1.0)
99   Alvarado, Neil Pli (497 : W : 1.0)   Rockefeller Vi, John (376 : BB : 1.0)
100   Zerihun, Yoseph (0 : W : 1.0)   Balamurugan, Kavin (427 : W : 1.0)
101   Venkataraja, Linga (302 : b : 1.0)   Wu, Morgan (476 : B : 0.0)
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On may17th and 18th many of the top senior players in the Md., DC and Va. area came to the Catonsville Chess Club to play in the Md. Senior Open Championship. With such notable players as FM Shelby Getz, FM Boris Zisman, NM Denis Strenzwilk and defending champion Leif Kazoo Karell among others, the competition was going to be tough. After several hard fought games, Leif Kazoo Karell was able to successfully defend the title with a perfect 4-0. Clear second with 3.5-.5 was FM Shelby Getz. Tied for third with 3-1 were Denis Strenzwilk (top age 70+),Boris Zisman, Neal Goldberg, Wilbert A Brown(top age 60-69) and Bobby Hughes Sr.(top u2000).Tied for top u1700 were Ken Saylors, Steven Lee Pettit, Frank Huber and Mira Karell(I wonder who the best player in the Karell household really is.) Finally Gary C. Coulter and Klaus J. Waibel tied for top u1400.Also thanks to TD's Sathish Nath and Joe Summers for doing their customary excellent job. Last but not least thanks to Joe Summers and the Catonsville Chess Club for once again hosting the Senior tournament.

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by John D. Rockefeller V

Congratulations to the 2014 Maryland Junior Open Chess Co-Champions: Sahil Sinha (2088), Alexander Davydov (1945), Jeffrey E. Chang (2158), Zachary Jablow (1755), Jeffrey Du (1678), Jerry T. Wu (2018), & Andrew Zheng (2205)—all of whom earned 3/4 points in the Championship section. The Co-Champions will share the 2014 MCA Junior Open Chess Champion Stipend of $500 to attend the US Junior Open & will receive free entry to MCA’s Maryland Open on April 25-27.

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by John D. Rockefeller V

Congratulations to the Maryland schools whose teams shined brightly at the 2014 US National Junior-High-School Championships:

Roland Park E/MS placed 1st in the K-8 Under 1000 section;
Cross Country E/MS tied for 30th in the K-8 Under 1000 section;
Cross Country E/MS placed 2nd in the K-8 Under 750 section;
Baltimore Montessori School placed 12th in the K-8 Under 750 section;
North Bend E/MS tied for 16th in the K-8 Under 750 section;
Cross Country E/MS placed 8th in the Blitz K-9 Championship section.

All of these teams were funded by the Baltimore Kids Chess League.

Several individuals achieved noteworthy results:

Alan Xiao won the Under 1400 trophy in the K-9 Championship section;
Dexter Amata tied for 3rd in the K-9 Under 1250 section;
Kamran Guchemand placed 2nd in the K-8 Under 1000 section;
Ifasoke Owens tied for 17th in the K-8 Under 1000 section;
Kendal Best placed 15th in the K-8 Under 750 section;
Cody Durham tied for 15th in the K-8 Under 750 section;
Dexter Amata tied for 10th in the Blitz K-9 Championship section.

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by John D. Rockefeller V

Congratulations to the 2014 Maryland High School Chess Champion: Kevin Wang (2427), an 11th grader at Winston Churchill High School who earned 5/5 points in the HS Championship section. The HS Champion will receive the 2014 MCA High School Chess Champion Stipend of up to $500 to represent Maryland at the Denker Tournament of High School Champions & will receive free entry to MCA’s Maryland Open on April 25-27.

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Kevin Wang

Congratulations to the 2014 Maryland Middle School Chess Co-Champions: Sahil Sinha (2066), a 7th grader at Forest Oak Middle School; Andrew Mao (1764), an 8th grader at Tilden Middle School; & Meghana Bhanuprasad (1712), a 6th grader at Dunloggin Middle School—all of whom earned 4/5 points in the MS Championship section. The MS Co-Champions will receive free entry to MCA’s Maryland Open on April 25-27. The winner of a Blitz playoff among the 3 Co-Champions, Sahil Sinha will receive the 2014 MCA Middle School Chess Champion Stipend of up to $500 to represent Maryland at the Barber Tournament of K-8 Champions.

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Sahil Sinha

Congratulations to the 2014 Maryland High School Team Chess Co-Champions: Richard Montgomery High School & Winston Churchill High School, both of which earned 12.5/20 points in the HS Championship section.

Congratulations to the 2014 Maryland Middle School Team Chess Champion: Roberto Clemente Middle School, which earned 10/20 points in the MS Championship section.

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