LVCA - 2nd Annual Lehigh Valley Invitational - Premier Section

LVCA - 2nd Annual Lehigh Valley Invitational - Premier Section

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srdiamondd
Dec 8, 2013, 10:43 PM |
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On November 23, 2013, the 2nd Annual Lehigh Valley Invitational was completed.

Competing were 6 National masters including (2) - 2 time PA State Champions (FM Karl Dehmelt and FM Rodion Rubenchik) and the current and 3 time PA State Champion (NM Peter Minear).

 

 

This year's Winner of the Premier Section was for the second year in a row, Lehigh Valley's Chess Club's patron and supporter FM Karl Dehmelt. Congratulations Karl on another fine performance and we wish you success in this event in the years to come.

 

There were two sections with 8 players each. This is a report on the Premier Section players and their games as submitted for consideration for the best game prize. We were not concerned with prejudging these games ahead of time as submitted over the 4 weekends these games were played from Sept 14th - Nov 23rd. We hope you will enjoy the games even if your choice would be different than the game selected as there may be different reasons or close competition for the "Best Game" selection. Please remember these games were played under G/75;d5 time controls and some players were under extreme time pressures in completing some moves in the games. So Enjoy the Action as played!

      Lehigh Valley Invitational - Premier Section          
          Crosstable                  
                                 
Rk   Name Rtg 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Points TB1 TB2 TB3 TB4
1   Karl Dehmelt 2238   1 0 1 0.5 1 1 0.5 5        
2   Rodion Rubenchik 2363 0   1 0 1 0.5 1 1 4.5        
3   Kevin Santo 2093 1 0   0 1 0 0 0 2        
4   Aaron Nicely 2079 0 1 1   1 0 0 0 3        
5   Matthew O'Brien 2155 0.5 0 0 0   0 0.5 1 2        
6   Peter Minear 2397 0 0.5 1 1 1   0.5 0.5 4.5        
7   Erick Garcia 2220 0 0 1 1 0.5 0.5   0.5 3.5        
8   Ilya Shvartsman 2227 0.5 0 1 1 0 0.5 0.5   3.5        
                            Proposed Schedule *
    Round     8 Player Pairings             Premier  
    1   4-8   5-3   6-2   7-1         5-Oct 10:00 AM
    2   8-7   1-6   2-5   3-4         5-Oct 1:30 PM
    3   3-8   4-2   5-1   6-7         12-Oct 10:00 AM
    4   8-6   7-5   1-4   2-3         12-Oct 1:30 PM
    5   2-8   3-1   4-7   5-6         9-Nov 10:00 AM
    6   8-5   6-4   7-3   1-2         9-Nov 1:30 PM
    7   1-8   2-7   3-6   4-5         23-Nov 10:00 AM

Our selection for "Best Game in the Premier Section is this one between Aaron Nicely(2079) and Rodion Rubenchik(2363) in their Round 3 scheduled game.

 
This game was also the "Biggest Upset" as well in the tournament and was hard fought battle where Rodion was in extreme time pressure in the enddgame and was a factor but Aaron had to play diligently to win.  Great competition was contributed by all the players in the tournament in both Premier and Junior sections. For Junior Games see - http://www.chess.com/blog/srdiamondd/lvca---2nd-annual-lehigh-valley-invitational---juniors-section
 
 
(16) More Premier Round 1 - 7 Games Below -
 
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To the tournament participants who would like to submit additional commentary, corrections or other games from this tournament please send to me, Bruce Davis, Sr., for adding to this historical document of the actual game summary at BDavis@lehighvalleychessclub.org . "Thank you!", to all the players and LVCA club supporters everywhere.