Allen Mo, left, draws with master Rick Bauer in round two.

FOUR-WAY TIE FOR INAUGURAL TOURNAMENT

Rick Bauer ended up in the four-way tie for first place with Chess Expert Mark Bourque of Stafford Springs, Andrew Colwell, and Allen Mo of New Britain.

Six chess players were from the New Britain Chess Club.  We wish to thank this chess club very much for supporting our event.  Jashwanth Balaji, age 8, ties for first place of the second section with Kevin Zimmerman of Hartford. Each won $100.

The tournament introduced USCF-rated chess to three new players.  The time control was switched to G/60 d10 by full agreement by all the players.  In all, two dozen people were in attendance and enjoyed hamburgers and hot dogs at lunchtime.   Thanks to volunteers Elizabeth, Rob, Kevin Zimmerman, and Mark Denihan.

Daniel Wolk donated a box of books that belonged to his father; Elliot Wolk, a UConn math professor and well-known chessplayer 1950's thru 1990's.  Dr Wolk passed away a year ago at age 95.  

Rick Bauer, many-time Connecticut State Chess Champion, donated a box of his books to our new chess center.  Gary Shure sent us a giant Peace Lily houseplant. It is the most amazing plant I've ever seen, thank you Gary.


One of my cats, Frick, near our new peace lily "Gary".

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 Pair | Player Name                     |Total|Round|Round|Round| 
 Num  | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post)       | Pts |  1  |  2  |  3  | 
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    1 | RICHARD BAUER                   |2.0  |D   5|D   4|W   7|
   CT | 10583896 / R: 2200   ->2200     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 2142   ->2132     |     |     |     |     |
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    2 | MARK R BOURQUE                  |2.0  |W   8|L   3|W   6|
   CT | 12139250 / R: 2052   ->2042     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1802   ->1806     |     |     |     |     |
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    3 | ANDREW COLWELL                  |2.0  |W   7|W   2|L   4|
   NY | 14815078 / R: 1999   ->2011     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1912   ->1919     |     |     |     |     |
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    4 | ALLEN MO                        |2.0  |D   6|D   1|W   3|
   CT | 14937453 / R: 1976   ->1988     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1787   ->1812     |     |     |     |     |
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    5 | MICHAEL PASCETTA                |1.5  |D   1|L   7|W   8|
   CT | 11493246 / R: 1991   ->1986     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1870   ->1873     |     |     |     |     |
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    6 | PRANAV ESWAR JAYAGANESH         |1.5  |D   4|W   8|L   2|
   CT | 14473677 / R: 1550   ->1607     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1494   ->1544     |     |     |     |     |
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    7 | IMMAD SADIQ                     |1.0  |L   3|W   5|L   1|
   CT | 12683689 / R: 1932   ->1932     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1933   ->1924     |     |     |     |     |
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    8 | CHARLES D DALY                  |0.0  |L   2|L   6|L   5|
   CT | 10032768 / R: 1700   ->1700     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1672   ->1628     |     |     |     |     |
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 Pair | Player Name                     |Total|Round|Round|Round| 
 Num  | USCF ID / Rtg (Pre->Post)       | Pts |  1  |  2  |  3  | 
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    1 | KEVIN ZIMMERMAN                 |3.0  |W   3|W   4|B    |
   CT | 12799878 / R: 1584   ->1587     |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: 1375   ->1382     |     |     |     |     |
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    2 | JASHWANTH BALAJI                |2.5  |B    |D   3|W   4|
   CT | 16048586 / R: Unrated->1136P2   |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: Unrated->1114P2   |     |     |     |     |
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    3 | RICK O'CONNOR                   |1.5  |L   1|D   2|W   5|
   CT | 16031696 / R: Unrated->1086P3   |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q: Unrated->1032P3   |     |     |     |     |
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    4 | DUSTIN MERRILL                  |1.0  |W   5|L   1|L   2|
   CT | 15997187 / R:  753P5 -> 786P8   |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  753P5 -> 783P8   |     |     |     |     |
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    5 | DOMINIC CIANCIOLO               |1.0  |L   4|B    |L   3|
   CT | 15704312 / R:  736P4 -> 667P6   |     |     |     |     |
      |            Q:  720P4 -> 651P6   |     |     |     |     |
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