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1st Bobby Fischer Memorial Tournament

Saturday, March 2, 2024

In-Person Over-The-Board Event

Open for everyone!
 

Final Results -- List of winners

Date & Location -- Tournament Format -- Byes -- Prize Fund

Registration -- Eligibility -- Tournament Rules -- FAQ
 

Wearing a mask is optional.
Tournament capacity: 80 players -- We are FULL!

 

1. Date & Location

  • Saturday, March 2, 2024
  • Location: Mechanics' Institute Chess Room
    57 Post Street, 4th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94104 (click here to map)

     

2. Tournament Format:

  • Tournament Format: Swiss System
  • Total Rounds: 4
  • Round Times: 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm
  • Time Control: G/40;d5  (Game in 40 minutes with a 5-second delay at each move.)
  • Games will be US Chess regular-rated. Tournament results will be submitted immediately after the last round is finished.
  • NEW: Four sections: 2000+, 1600-1999, 1200-1599, u1200 & unrated players
  • Pairings are based on the March 2024 regular supplemental US Chess rating.
  • Play-up rule:
    Players must have an 1800 USCF regular supplemental rating in order to be eligible to play up to the 2000+ section;
    Players must have a 1400 USCF regular supplemental rating in order to be eligible to play up to the 1600-1999 section;
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    layers must have a 1000 USCF regular supplemental rating in order to be eligible to play up to the 1200-1599 section.

3. Byes

  • Byes are available for players in any rounds in case they can't participate but would like to stay in the tournament.
  • Max of 2 half-point byes can be requested in this tournament.
  • Round 1-2 byes must be requested 15 minutes prior to the round start time.
  • Round 3-4 byes must be requested before the start of Round 1. Round 4 bye is irrevocable to prevent prize-fund manipulations.
  • Late registrations will receive a 0.5 bye for any missed round, up to a total of 2 rounds.
     

4. UPDATED Prize Fund --  $1000 based on 60 paid entries 

  2000+ 1600-1999 1200-1599 u1200
1st Place $200 $120 $80 $55
2nd Place $120 $80 $70 $45
3rd Place $80 $60 $50 $40
  • Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing prize checks.
  • Per IRS rules anyone with a cumulative $600+ prizes in any calendar year will need to fill out a W9 and Mechanics' Institute will be providing a 1099 form. 

 

5. Registration - No onsite registration! Please register online!

6. Eligibility

  • Players must have current US Chess Federation membership. Expiration date of their US Chess membership must be later than the last day of the tournament.
  • Not sure if you have a membership? Need to check the expiration date of your members? Visit: https://new.uschess.org/player-search
  • Become a member or renew your membership: https://new.uschess.org/join-us-chess
     

7. Tournament Rules

  • Standard US Chess rules apply.
  • Forfeit time is 40 minutes.

8. FAQ

  • What do the time controls mean?
    Time controls tell you how much time you have for each game.
    G40;d5 means game in 40 minutes with a 5-second delay on each move. This means you get 40 minutes, your opponent gets 40 minutes, and at each move the clock counts down from 5 to 0 before the player's time starts. If a player doesn't use up the whole 5 seconds, the remainder of that time is lost.
  • How many games/rounds?
    The 4SS before the time control means it is a Swiss System tournament with four rounds, or four games, that a player can play in the tournament. The tournaments are never elimination, so win or lose, you can stay in the tournament. 
Prize Winners: 

 

  Tournament Name:   1st Fischer Memorial Tournament  
    Date:  Mar 2, 2024      
                 
    Pay out % $1,317 100%
based on 60 paid entries
     
    Actual Payout $1,734 131.67% 79 paid entries      
                 
  2000+ 1600-1999 1200-1599 u1200
  Projected Actual Projected Actual Projected Actual Projected Actual
1st Place $200 $263 $120 $158 $80 $105 $55 $72
2nd Place $120 $158 $80 $105 $70 $92 $45 $59
3rd Place $80 $105 $60 $79 $50 $66 $40 $53

 

Prizes. 1st Fischer Memorial Tournament: 2000+

# Name Cash Prize credited to pool
5 Quincy Chen (3.0/2022) 210.50 1st Place: $263;
2nd Place: $158;
2-way split of $421: $210.50 each
7 Zee Chin (3.0/1895) 210.50
1 Sricharan Pullela (2.5/2200) 26.25 3rd Place: $105;
4-way split: $26.25 each
2 Alex Hay Shrauger (2.5/2158) 26.25
4 Aaron A Thompson (2.5/2036) 26.25
8 Michael Xiao (2.5/1849) 26.25

 

Prizes. 1st Fischer Memorial Tournament: 1600-1999

# Name Cash Prize credited to pool
1 Jeremy David Cawthon (4.0/1966) 158.00 1st Place: $158
4 Advik Garg (3.0/1782) 46.00 2nd Place: $105;
3rd Place: $79;
4-way split of $184: $46 each
5 Andrew Zou (3.0/1753) 46.00
6 Marina Xiao (3.0/1746) 46.00
10 Ansh Shrivastava (3.0/1689) 46.00

 

Prizes. 1st Fischer Memorial Tournament: 1200-1599

# Name Cash Prize credited to pool
11 Asher Ruiqing Luo (4.0/1306) 105.00 1st Place: $105
5 Zack Schuster (3.0/1383) 39.50 2nd Place: $92
3rd Place: $66;
4-way split of $158: $39.50 each
7 Tobin Bennion (3.0/1351) 39.50
12 Sreyshth Krishnan (3.0/1296) 39.50
14 Miles L Cohen (3.0/1280) 39.50

 

Prizes. 1st Fischer Memorial Tournament: u1200

# Name Cash Prize credited to pool
6 Youting Long (4.0/997) 72.00 1st Place: $72
3 Umar Rasyid (3.0/1065) 37.33 2nd Place: $59;
3rd Place: $53;
3-way split of $112: $37.33 each
5 Johan Kartiwa (3.0/1017) 37.33
16 Michael Simon (3.0/0) 37.33
Standings: 

 Standings 

 

SwissSys Report: 1st Fischer Memorial Tournament

SwissSys Standings. 1st Fischer Memorial Tournament: 2000+

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Total Prize
1 Quincy Chen 13716492 2022 W12 D9 D5 W3 3.0 210.50
2 Zee Chin 16965808 1895 L3 W10 W7 W9 3.0 210.50
3 Sricharan Pullela 15580337 2200 W2 D5 W4 L1 2.5 26.25
4 Alex Hay Shrauger 15328908 2158 W6 W7 L3 D5 2.5 26.25
5 Aaron A Thompson 14004907 2036 W8 D3 D1 D4 2.5 26.25
6 Michael Xiao 16380636 1849 L4 W12 D9 W11 2.5 26.25
7 Sivavi Srinivasan 16778004 2052 W11 L4 L2 W10 2.0  
8 Zhuoyuan Wu 16772836 1823 L5 L11 W12 B--- 2.0  
9 Reyansh Paragiri 30233070 1959 D10 D1 D6 L2 1.5  
10 Henry Lien 15156603 1800 D9 L2 W11 L7 1.5  
11 Marlon Rigel 30206555 1824 L7 W8 L10 L6 1.0  
12 Sriadity Pendyala 16681146 1804 L1 L6 L8 U--- 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. 1st Fischer Memorial Tournament: 1600-1999

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Total Prize
1 Jeremy David Cawthon 15038608 1966 W15 W8 W4 W2 4.0 158.00
2 Advik Garg 16429697 1782 W16 W10 W7 L1 3.0 46.00
3 Andrew Zou 30100762 1753 W17 D13 D14 W6 3.0 46.00
4 Marina Xiao 16380642 1746 X--- W26 L1 W9 3.0 46.00
5 Ansh Shrivastava 30136879 1689 L26 W29 W18 W14 3.0 46.00
6 Kian Jamali 16761438 1876 W21 D9 W13 L3 2.5  
7 Tapas Aara Natraj 17303765 1742 W18 W19 L2 D10 2.5  
8 Swagatha Selvam 16203181 1698 W25 L1 D21 W19 2.5  
9 Colin Yi 16685250 1684 W27 D6 W11 L4 2.5  
10 Shiv Sohal 30032729 1668 W28 L2 W26 D7 2.5  
11 Ethan Wangche Gao 30512285 1473 W12 D23 L9 W21 2.5  
12 Gary C Carleton 12461979 1679 L11 W25 H--- H--- 2.0  
13 Hamdanil Rasyid 30466276 1639 W22 D3 L6 D16 2.0  
14 Adithya Chitta 16695036 1631 W20 H--- D3 L5 2.0  
15 Sean X Zhang 17109032 1621 L1 W28 W23 U--- 2.0  
16 Phil Ploquin 12535882 1573 L2 D20 W22 D13 2.0  
17 Vidyuth Harish 16094497 1566 L3 D22 D20 W27 2.0  
18 Rayna Yan 30157975 1561 L7 W24 L5 W28 2.0  
19 Neal Sundar 17307025 1495 W24 L7 W29 L8 2.0  
20 Eric Japson 16252148 1409 L14 D16 D17 W26 2.0  
21 Evan Shi 16997990 1594 L6 W27 D8 L11 1.5  
22 Tingxuan Liu 17234081 1451 L13 D17 L16 W29 1.5  
23 Frederic Dutter 12343420 1900 H--- D11 L15 U--- 1.0  
24 Bowen Gui 30315855 1683 L19 L18 L27 B--- 1.0  
25 Chase Wang 15015852 1556 L8 L12 H--- H--- 1.0  
26 John Chan 12561007 1503 W5 L4 L10 L20 1.0  
27 Sanus Subramaniam 16401325 1498 L9 L21 W24 L17 1.0  
28 Sar Brahmanapally 16466227 1461 L10 L15 B--- L18 1.0  
29 Jason B Ochoa 12440572 1700 H--- L5 L19 L22 0.5  

SwissSys Standings. 1st Fischer Memorial Tournament: 1200-1599

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Total Prize
1 Asher Ruiqing Luo 30747710 1306 W8 W3 W6 W5 4.0 105.00
2 Zack Schuster 30179651 1383 L11 W17 W16 W13 3.0 39.50
3 Tobin Bennion 30175646 1351 W13 L1 W11 W10 3.0 39.50
4 Sreyshth Krishnan 30452740 1296 H--- W7 W15 D6 3.0 39.50
5 Miles L Cohen 30279669 1280 W19 W9 W14 L1 3.0 39.50
6 Saahas Kishore 30396377 1440 W10 W16 L1 D4 2.5  
7 Aavi Bharucha 16223712 1372 D12 L4 W18 W14 2.5  
8 Colin Shober 16816424 1442 L1 W18 L10 W15 2.0  
9 Sreyas Narayanan 31693864 1328 W20 L5 L13 W16 2.0  
10 Alex Yee 30708021 1287 L6 X20 W8 L3 2.0  
11 Sudhiksha Bankuru 17196617 1264 W2 L14 L3 W18 2.0  
12 Eli Albukerk 30219969 1249 D7 L15 W17 H--- 2.0  
13 Tingshun Liu 30055687 1248 L3 W19 W9 L2 2.0  
14 Albert Mart Starr 12844781 1500 D15 W11 L5 L7 1.5  
15 Joseph Karwat 16761266 1308 D14 W12 L4 L8 1.5  
16 Randy Z Wu 12585810 1323 W17 L6 L2 L9 1.0  
17 Pablo E Cardenas 31279993 1106 L16 L2 L12 B--- 1.0  
18 Steven Whitney 31635559 1246 H--- L8 L7 L11 0.5  
19 Dylan Aidlen 15874590 1392 L5 L13 U--- U--- 0.0  
20 Grigori Sahakyan 30311708 1223 L9 F10 U--- U--- 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. 1st Fischer Memorial Tournament: u1200

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Total Prize
1 Youting Long 31264173 997 W17 W11 W5 W3 4.0 72.00
2 Umar Rasyid 30516925 1065 L12 W8 W6 W10 3.0 37.33
3 Johan Kartiwa 30739273 1017 W16 W13 W9 L1 3.0 37.33
4 Michael Simon 31739863 unr. L7 B--- W15 W9 3.0 37.33
5 Kepler McTiernan 31099018 1135 W15 W10 L1 D7 2.5  
6 Ian Kartiwa 17190178 1129 D8 W12 L2 W11 2.5  
7 Rikitha Selvam 30089086 981 W4 L9 W12 D5 2.5  
8 Andre Braithwaite 31237898 776 D6 L2 W16 W15 2.5  
9 Dean Thompson 15205186 1055 W14 W7 L3 L4 2.0  
10 Kayaan Kumar 31490957 913 W19 L5 W14 L2 2.0  
11 Aanchal Kumari 31490974 826 W18 L1 W13 L6 2.0  
12 JoÉl Thoma Ramos 30551530 700 W2 L6 L7 X17 2.0  
13 Sajal Karki 31731570 unr. B--- L3 L11 W16 2.0  
14 Erick L Guzman 12813518 644 L9 W19 L10 H--- 1.5  
15 Shelton Cai 16851095 808 L5 W17 L4 L8 1.0  
16 Ari Korada 30902542 361 L3 W18 L8 L13 1.0  
17 Zhanxi Ni 31173125 109 L1 L15 B--- F12 1.0  
18 Paloma Rub Guzman 30835635 unr. L11 L16 H--- H--- 1.0  
19 Bristen Bluntach 31632661 unr. L10 L14 U--- U--- 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. 1st Fischer Memorial Tournament: Extra Rated Games

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Total
1 Bowen Gui 30315855 1683 W2 1.0
2 Zhuoyuan Wu 16772836 1823 L1 0.0
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