MetroWest Chess Club - MCC Fall Swiss
September   1, 8, 15, 22, 29 
  1998

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Tournament Commentary
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
05:28 PM

Round 5 - September 29, 1998

In the Open section, Igor Foygel 2450 (1), John Curdo 2312 (2) and Patrick Sciacca 2109 (4) tied for first place with 4 points out of a possible 5.  Peter Goodrich 1584 (20) made a strong showing with 3.5 points.
In the U1800 section, Mark Kaprielian 1534 (6) finished first with 4.5, Alan Beck 1612 (5) second with 4 and Donna Alarie 1703 (1) and Barry Ball 1309 (20) tied for third.

In the U1400 section John Niarhos 1270 (3) finished first with 4.5, Harvey Reed 1337 (1) second with 3.5 and Charles Ewer 1287 (2) and Travis Chui 1088 (7) tied for third.

MCC Fall Swiss -- Open                                            Upsets, Page 1
Plc  Round  Diff    Winner                         Ratings     Opponent
 1. Rnd 5   0531 Goodrich,Peter (3.5).............1584 2115 Newman,Tim
 2. Rnd 5   0191 Michael, William G (3.0).........1700 1891 Kelly,Joseph
 3. Rnd 5   0010 Penta, Jeff George (3.0).........1720 1730 Booker,Ronald D
 4. Rnd 5   0006 Epp,Edward (3.5).................2078 2084 Chamberlain,John
MCC Fall Swiss -- U1800                                           Upsets, Page 1
Plc  Round  Diff    Winner                         Ratings     Opponent
 1. Rnd 5   0310 Ball,Barry (3.5).................1309 1619 Barry,Michael
 2. Rnd 5   0149 Kaprielian,Mark (4.5)............1534 1683 Collins, James
 3. Rnd 5   0062 Almeida, James P (3.0)...........1425 1487 McMahon,Mark

MCC Fall Swiss -- U1400                                           Upsets, Page 1
Plc  Round  Diff    Winner                         Ratings     Opponent
				None

Round 4 - September 22, 1998

MCC Fall Swiss -- Open                                            Upsets, Page 1
Plc  Round  Diff    Winner                         Ratings     Opponent
 1. Rnd 4   0393 Goodrich,Peter (2.5).............1584 1977 Polizoti,Geoffrey
 2. Rnd 4   0100 Michael, William G (2.0).........1700 1800 Ward, Alfred G
 3. Rnd 4   0078 Booker,Ronald D (2.0)............1730 1808 Soucy, Glen
MCC Fall Swiss -- U1800                                           Upsets, Page 1
Plc  Round  Diff    Winner                         Ratings     Opponent
 1. Rnd 4   0195 Millman, Jamie (2.0).............1170 1365 Powers,Tom
 2. Rnd 4   0110 Krycka,James A (2.5).............1344 1454 Gibson,Jeffry
 3. Rnd 4   0066 Ball,Barry (2.5).................1309 1375 Stengrevics,John
MCC Fall Swiss -- U1400                                           Upsets, Page 1
Plc  Round  Diff    Winner                         Ratings     Opponent
 1. Rnd 4   0136 Chui,Travis (2.0)................1088 1224 Isaacson,Randi
 2. Rnd 4   0017 Niarhos, John (3.5)..............1270 1287 Ewer,Charles

Round 3 - September 15, 1998

Three more players jumped in to bring us to 51 players.

The race is getting tighter in each section but if ratings hold true, there won't be any big surprises.

MCC Fall Swiss -- Open                                            Upsets, Page 1
Plc  Round  Diff    Winner                         Ratings     Opponent
 1. Rnd 3   0143 Goodrich,Peter (1.5).............1584 1727 Eldridge, Larry
 2. Rnd 3   0071 Shtudiner, Alexand (2.0).........1737 1808 Soucy, Glen
 3. Rnd 3   0055 Penta, Jeff George (2.0).........1720 1775 Kouznetsov, Boris
 4. Rnd 3   0037 Epp,Edward (2.5).................2078 2115 Newman,Tim
MCC Fall Swiss -- U1800                                           Upsets, Page 1
Plc  Round  Diff    Winner                         Ratings     Opponent
 1. Rnd 3   0227 Rice,Alexander J (1.5)...........1235 1462 McLaughlin,John
 2. Rnd 3   0084 Krycka,James A (1.5).............1344 1428 Schaefer,Alan
MCC Fall Swiss -- U1400                                           Upsets, Page 1
Plc  Round  Diff    Winner                         Ratings     Opponent
 1. Rnd 3   0067 Niarhos, John (2.5)..............1270 1337 Reed,Harvey

Round 2 - September 8, 1998

We picked up 7 more players this round to put us at 49 so far.  This is still off from our 1998 average to date of 55 players.

This tournament is shaping up to be very interesting very early in the rounds.   After two rounds, looking at all three sections at once, there are only 4 players with two points.  In the open section, Igor Foygel who has two points is, at the moment, taking a bye for round three.  John Curdo, usually a front runner was drawn by Joe Kelly putting him and Kelly as well in the 1.5 point group.

I've noticed a trend shaping up in the U1800 section.  This is the third month in a row that the higher rated players in the Under 1800 section keep taking a beating.  They are rarely in contention by the last round.

MCC Fall Swiss -- Open                                            Upsets, Page 1
Plc  Round  Diff    Winner                         Ratings     Opponent
 1. Rnd 2   0080 Penta, Jeff George (1.0).........1720 1800 Ward, Alfred G
 2. Rnd 2   0030 Michael, William G (1.0).........1700 1730 Booker,Ronald D
MCC Fall Swiss -- U1800                                           Upsets, Page 1
Plc  Round  Diff    Winner                         Ratings     Opponent
 1. Rnd 2   0394 Ball,Barry (1.5).................1309 1703 Alarie, Donna
 2. Rnd 2   0223 Abu,Gatumba (2.0)................1396 1619 Barry,Michael
 3. Rnd 2   0098 Ewer,Clark (1.5).................1457 1555 McMahon,Mark
MCC Fall Swiss -- U1400                                           Upsets, Page 1
Plc  Round  Diff    Winner                         Ratings     Opponent
 1. Rnd 2   0010 Niarhos, John (1.5)..............1214 1224 Isaacson,Randi

Round 1 - September 1, 1998

We've started off this months event with 42 players.  Eight players under 1400 opted to play up making the U1400 section pretty small.  On the gamble that we'll pull in people over the next two weeks to fill in, the bottom section was not merged with the U1800 section.  Pairing could get pretty tough over the next four rounds if a few more players do not join in.

The U1800 section was the only section to have any draws and it had three out of nine games.

Randi Isaacson who says she's only played maybe one game since we last saw her in 1996, returned to club play and registered a win for her first game back.

MCC Fall Swiss -- Open                                            Upsets, Page 1
Plc  Round  Diff    Winner                         Ratings     Opponent
 1. Rnd 1   0224 Young, C. Stephen (1.0)..........1753 1977 Polizoti,Geoffrey

MCC Fall Swiss -- U1800                                           Upsets, Page 1
Plc  Round  Diff    Winner                         Ratings     Opponent
 1. Rnd 1   0247 Powers,Tom (1.0).................1365 1612 Beck,Alan
 2. Rnd 1   0087 Stengrevics,John (1.0)...........1375 1462 McLaughlin,John

MCC Fall Swiss -- U1400                                           Upsets, Page 1
Plc  Round  Diff    Winner                         Ratings     Opponent
				None