Thursday, November 24, 2011

REVISON: Club Update: Late Fall Swiss, Round Three Results and Round Four Pairings

Editor recieved the revised tables and results belew at 11:33 am, published 11:38 am. Revised 6:53 pm.

The WOCC is especially pleased to see new faces Mark Kernighan and Ian Mangion both from the esteemed Kenilworth Chess Club, Aleksey Senyatkin of East Orange, and now last night, Nathan Resika of NY.

We are blessed to have such strong players participating in a tournament with an already high average rating, further elevating the event. This does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. Thank you.

As many of you already know but bears repeating, Mark is a Life Master, 25th out of 1,914 active players in the State of New Jersey. He is exactly in the top 1.01% in the Nation. Thank you Mark.

Ian also has significant chess accomplishments, 103rd in the state, and 4.2% nationally. Thank you Ian.

Aleksey came in as an unrated but needless to say is making a mark, recent 1648 from his five provisional games at the recent 4th SY Fish Memorial also from the Kenilworth Chess Club. Thank you Aleksey.

Last but not least, guess who drove from New York, NY last night? Can you imagine? Nathan is also a Life Master, 82nd out of 4,593 in the State of NY, hardly a laughing matter! If Moscow existed in the United States, it would be NY. Thank you Nathan. He ranks in the top 1.2% nationally.

Thank you to TD Roger Pedersen for his suggestion as to bumping the WOCC Late Fall Swiss into Grand Prix status, and thank you to long time club president John Hagerty for his leadership in guiding us overall to continued improvement collectively, and evolving as a club overall. Thank you John and Roger. Good luck to all in round four, all hard fought.

04 1. xxx Kernighan, Mark D (3.0) xxx Mangion, Ian (2.5)
04 2. xxx Arias, Fermin (2.5) xxx Resika, Nathan (2.0)

04 3. xxx Zilbermintz, Lev (2.0) xxx Race, Doran (2.0)
04 4. xxx Pepe, Michael A (2.0) xxx Pedersen, Roger E (2.0)
04 5. xxx Hart, Charles M (1.5) xxx Senyatkin, Aleksey (2.0)
04 6. xxx Boxer, Matthew (1.5) xxx Fortunato, Joseph (1.5)
04 7. xxx Martinez, Alberto (1.5) xxx Cohen, Bryan Paul (1.5)

04 8. xxx Garrett, Damon T (1.5) xxx Norris, Anthony (1.0)
04 9. xxx Korn, David Allan (1.0) xxx Katz, Harry S (0.5)
04 1.0 Nayak, Mohan Rao (1.0) BYE
[revised back to 1.0, from 0.5, Wed 30 Nov, 2011, per instruction Roger P.]

West Orange CC Late Fall Swiss -- West Orange CC Late Fall Swiss 2011Cross Table, Page 1

No. Gr Name(Team) St Rate 1 2 3 Score

1. Kernighan, Mark D (1)......... NJ 2260 W11 FW8 W5 3.0
2. Resika, Nathan (2)............ NY 2201 -H- -H- W21 2.0
3. Zilbermintz, Lev (3).......... NJ 2083 -H- W19 D6 2.0
4. Mangion, Ian (4).............. NJ 2016 W12 W23 -H- 2.5
5. Race, Doran (5)............... NY 1959 W14 W20 L1 2.0
6. Pedersen, Roger E (6)......... NJ 1940 D15 FW27 D3 2.0
7. Boxer, Matthew (7)............ NJ 1921 D16 W28 L15 1.5
8. Hart, Charles M (8)........... NJ 1919 W17 FL1 -H- 1.5
9. Cohen, Bryan Paul (9)......... NJ 1900 L20 D14 W16 1.5
10. Norris, Anthony (10).......... NJ 1897 L23 L12 FW19 1.0
11. Martinez, Alberto (11)........ NJ 1890 L1 W17 D23 1.5
12. Pepe, Michael A (12).......... NJ 1837 L4 W10 FW25 2.0
14. Garrett, Damon T (14)......... NJ 1824 L5 D9 W17 1.5
15. Arias , Fermin (15)........... NJ 1739 D6 W16 W7 2.5
16. Katz, Harry S (16)............ NJ 1718 D7 L15 L9 0.5
17. Nayak, Mohan Rao (17)......... NJ 1696 L8 L11 L14 0.5
19. Kwok, Man-Chit (19)........... NJ 1607 -H- L3 FL10 0.5
20. Korn, David Allan (20)........ NJ 1604 W9 L5 L28 1.0
21. Hagerty, John Mich (21)....... NJ 1574 -H- -H- L2 1.0
23. Fortunato, Joseph (23)........ NJ 1553 W10 L4 D11 1.5
25. Nikitopoulos, Nich (25)....... NJ 1325 -H- -H- FL12 1.0
27. Rue, John D. (27)............. NJ 1200 -H- FL6 -N- 0.5
28. Senyatkin, Aleksey (28)....... NJ nnnn -B- L7 W20 2.0


West Orange Chess Club said...

Aleksey asked me to post this. Not a matter of attention seeking, just what he asked for. Thx, dk

Senyatkin,Aleksey (1648) - Korn,David (1666) [B14]
West Orange Chess Club, Late Fall Swiss West Orange (3), 22.11.2011

1.e4 c6 2.f4 e5 3.Nf3 exf4 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bxf4 Be7 7.e5 Nh5 8.Be3 Bg4 9.Be2 g6 10.0-0 0-0 11.Nd2 Bxe2 12.Qxe2 dxe5 13.dxe5 Nd7 14.e6 fxe6 15.Rxf8+ Qxf8 16.Rf1 Qg7 17.g4 Nhf6 18.Bg5 e5 19.Qc4+ Kh8 20.Qe6 Re8 21.Kh1 Bc5 [21...Bd8³ Fritz 11 SE: 1) 22.Qb3 (Fritz 11 SE: 2) 22.Bxf6 Nxf6 23.Qc4 Qd7 24.g5 b5 25.Qb3 Nd5 26.Nce4 Nf4 27.Nf3 Bc7 28.Ne1 Rd8 29.Nf6 Qe6 30.Qxe6 Nxe6 31.Nf3 Kg7 -1.25/22 ; Fritz 11 SE: 3) 22.Qc4 Nd5 23.Nxd5 Bxg5 24.Nc7 Rf8 25.Ne4 Nb6 26.Qe2 Rxf1+ 27.Qxf1 Bf4 28.Ne6 Qf7 29.N4c5 Nd5 30.Nd8 Qg8 31.Nce6 Ne3 32.Qe2 -1.27/22 ; Fritz 11 SE: 4) 22.Qd6 Nxg4 23.Nce4 Bxg5 24.Nxg5 Re7 25.Qc7 Ndf6 26.Qd6 h6 27.Nge4 Nxe4 28.Nxe4 Rf7 29.Rg1 Ne3 30.Qc5 Rf3 31.Qxa7 -1.56/22 ; Deep Rybka 4 960 x64: 1) 22.Qc4 Nd5 23.Nxd5 Bxg5 24.Nc7 Rf8 25.Ne4 Rxf1+ 26.Qxf1 Qe7 27.Ne8 Qxe8 28.Nxg5 Qe7 29.Qf7 -0.98/18 ; Deep Rybka 4 960 x64: 2) 22.Qb3 Nxg4 23.Rf7 Nc5 24.Rxg7 Nxb3 25.Rxb7 Bxg5 26.Nde4 Na5 27.Rxa7 Bd8 28.Nd6 Rf8 29.Nf7+ Kg8 30.Nxd8 Rxd8 31.Rxa5 Rd2 32.h3 Nf2+ 33.Kg2 Rxc2 34.Kg3 -1.11/18 ; Deep Rybka 4 960 x64: 3) 22.Bxf6 Nxf6 23.Qc4 Qd7 24.g5 b5 25.Qb3 Nd5 26.Nce4 Nf4 27.Nf3 Qh3 28.Rf2 -1.14/17 ; Deep Rybka 4 960 x64: 4) 22.Qd6 Nxg4 23.Nce4 Bxg5 24.Nxg5 Re7 25.Kg1 Ne3 26.Ne6 Rxe6 -1.52/17 ) 22...Nxg4 23.Rf7 Nc5 24.Rxg7 Nxb3 25.Rxb7 Bxg5 26.Nde4 Re7 27.Rxb3 Bf4 28.Rb8+ Kg7 29.Rc8 Nxh2 30.Rxc6 Nf3 31.Nd5 Rd7 -1.23/22 ] 22.Qxf6 Nxf6 23.Bxf6 Qxf6 24.Rxf6 Kg7 25.Nde4 Be3 26.h4 Bc1 27.b3 Bb2 28.g5 Re7 29.Kg2 Rd7 30.Rf2 1-0

aleksey said...

Sorry for the inconvinience , it might help if you post the pgn as a file though on rapidshare or somewhere.

transformation said...

in all due respect, please get an email account, provide the WOCC the address, and therein me as well, and we can exchange many sorts of things.

please be aware of the volume of work i do for the club. more demands might not be welcome in personal, individual matters.

i respect you Aleksey, just be aware, i am not unlimited, much as it might appear to be so. i ran for 90 minutes today, life calls me.

Anonymous said...

From Doran

My last post was on the front page for less than 24 hours I wonder how many members visited the site while it was up.

it seems that new posts appear below old posts. Possibly it would be slightly better if new comments displaced older comments. Someone who has not visited the site could scrol down until they see they get to a messege they havve already read.

Maybe messeges shouldd live on the front page for 1 week.

West Orange Chess Club said...

Doran, what you describe or ask for cannot be done in the blogger environment. This problem is not unheard of.

You cannot take out comments and repaste them. Once they are recorded, they become part of the blog. You cannot export them, the blogger tool is free, and therefore while functions well, has self imposed limits, as is reasonable of a free domain.

Please remember--and we particular appreciate, most sincerely, your engagment--that blogging is not science, but more like art of intuition. It is a record of a living process, far less than publishing.

The disadvantages are patently apparent. But the among the many advantages, it completely bypasses the juggernaught, in finished work of 'what if it is not good enough?', 'We had better delay till see study it more'.

That said, if any readers visit, there are additional not inextensive comments at the last smaller post. The record of chance remains.

We are going through the growing pains of those who progress, and the surfacing of that has more value than the concealment.

Again, think of it as an accretive process. The amount, frequency, and quantity of comments are increaing exponentially. We all win.

Its a complex adaptive system. Comments product interest, interest more comments, more comments the sense among casual visitors that if they also comment, that THEIR'S will also get read, and it is inductive, it builds. It motivates. 'Build it, and they will come'.

Lastly, imagine an environment exceeding a club, where other clubs, or outside interests post comments, or announce things. Believe me, thats how it works. The editors personal blog has had 7,000+ personal visits, and could easily be 15,000 had he gone on trying, maybe 25,000. There is great power in those connections, in terms of making a community of knowledge, a learning community.

Anonymous said...

David would you please post this again?
Assit. TD &
tournament committee member
9:53 PM Wed November 23

Anonymous said...
The only irregular bye that I am aware of is Aleksey getting a full point for round 1. As discussed earlier this is a bug in the program that does the pairings. In the first round the lowest player WITH a rating gets the bye. UNR are not supposed to bet a bye.

Nathan got a half point buy for rounds 1 and 2. John H. got a half point buy for rounds 1 and 2. They played in round 3.

The forfeits are very disruptive. The program assumes that they will be deleted. I am strongly opposed to deleting players who forfeit. I am glad we do not. But it does make pairings difficult.

Forfeits also mess up prizes. A win by forfeit increase ones prize potential. It also decreases the prize potential of everyone who does not get a free point.

A win by forfeit puts you in a higher score group. Since your winning percentage has been inflated you are the weak man in that score group. Your opponent gets an easier opponent that round thereby inflating his winning potential and deflating the winning potential of those who earned every point.

Fear of forfeits cause sick players to play sick. We are all exposed to their illness. There opponent gets an easy win. If the opponent of the sick player gets the flu he may forfeit the next round or pass the flu to his next round opponent.

Players who forfeit become discouraged and might not play in the next event.

The cure for all these problems is doing the pairings at 745 the night of the round. This will eliminate forfeits because players will call and ask for a half point bye. If someone does forfeit they have to explain why they did not call. If you can avoid being paired by calling there are very few valid reasons to forfeit. No Show, No call, no last minute catastrophe = deleted from tournament.

Of course my idea prevents you from spending all week preparing for an opponent.
Is it worth being exposed to the flu, and all the problems I have mention to know who you play a week in advance?
5:10 pm 11-25
In a private email John H. shared a counter argument. Someone drives a great distance and finds out they have a full point bye because an odd number of players came that night. Well the rules give the full point bye to the player that is likely to finish the lowest in the standings. Also in the vast majority of cases who gets the half point bye can be narrowed down to 2 players. These players are looking for a game and can be satisfied by anyone will to play an extra game. John was nice enough to join the tournament to so Nathan would have a game maybe he would be will to play an extra rated game with the player surprised by the full point bye.
I am still surprised that no one cares about being exposed to the flu or other pathogens.

Anonymous said...

“Blog Tricks” By Doran
If you type as badly as I do you might be embarrassed by all your errors. You can easily correct most mistakes if you edit you comments in Word and then cut and paste. If you try to print the blog page and print it for a friend who does not have a computer you will use a great deal of printer ink. However if you first copy to Word and select target formatting, you can get black ink on white back ground and print cheaply.