20th Guthrie McClain Memorial Championship (G/45) -- In-Person | Mechanics' Institute

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20th Guthrie McClain Memorial Championship (G/45) -- In-Person

Saturday, December 4, 2021

In-Person Over-The-Board Event

Open to everyone!
 

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

Registration -- Eligibility -- Tournament Rules -- FAQ

Final Standings -- Prize Winners

 

Link to the Top 6 boards:
https://view.livechesscloud.com/#07fb9ec0-722c-40c0-9c08-457141237102

 

1. Date & Location

  • Saturday, December 4, 2021
  • 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: 10AM, *lunch break*, 12:30PM, 2:30PM and 4:30PM
  • Time Control: G/45;d5  (Game in 45 minutes with a 5-second delay on each move.)
  • Games will be US Chess regular-rated. Tournament results will be submitted immediately after the last round is finished.
  • Two Sections: 1800+ and under1800
  • Pairings are based on the Dec. 2021 supplemental regular US Chess rating.
  • Playup: Players must have a 1600 USCF OTB or ONL supplemental rating in order to be eligible to play up to the 1800+ 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.
  • A maximum 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 start of Round 1. Any Round 4 bye is irrevocable to prevent prize-fund manipulations.
  • Late registrations will receive a half-point bye for any missed round, up to total of 2 rounds.
     

4. Prize Fund --  $720 based on 40 paid entries.

  1800+ u1800
1st Place $240 $150
2nd Place $120 $65
3rd Place $85 $60
  • 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 W-9 form and Mechanics' Institute will be providing a 1099 form at the end of the calendar year.
     

5. Registration

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/player-search
     

7. Tournament Rules

  • Standard US Chess rules apply.
  • Forfeit time is 45 minutes.

8. FAQ

  • What do the time controls mean?
    The time controls tell you how much time you have for each game.
    For example, G45;d5 means game in 45 minutes with a 5-second delay on each move. This means you get 45 minutes, your opponent gets 45 minutes, and at each move the clock counts down from 5 to 0 before the player's time starts. If player doesn't use up the whole 5 seconds, that time is lost.
  • How many games/rounds?
    The 4SS before the time control means there are four rounds or four games a player can play in the tournament. The tournaments are never elimination, so win or lose you can stay in the tournament.
  • Players Database
    For players who are interested in playing in our tournaments, please fill out our Players database: https://forms.gle/X3hChCWbusHp4Ze56 to get email notifications about last-minute changes and invitational opportunities. 

 

 

 

Prize Winners: 

Prize Winners

Prizes. 20th McClain Memorial Championship: 1800+

# Name Cash Prize credited to pool
1 Christophe Bambou (3.5/2089) 264.00 1st Place: $264
5 Lucas Lesniewski (3.0/1985) 113.00 2nd Place: $132;
3rd Place: $94;
2-way split of $226: $113 each

 
6 Rohan Rajaram (3.0/1973) 113.00

 

Prizes. 20th McClain Memorial Championship: Under 1800

# Name Cash Prize credited to pool
1 Aaron Craig (3.5/1582) 118.50 1st Place: $165;
2nd Place: $72;
2-way split of $237: $118.50 each
10 Matt Long (3.5/1426) 118.50
3 Anvitha Penagalapati (3.0/1524) 13.20 3rd Place: $66
5-way split: $13.20 each
 
6 Sankash Shankar (3.0/1495) 13.20
7 Pavel Kolesnikov (3.0/1465) 13.20
8 Anton Maliev (3.0/1459) 13.20
9 Samuel Agdamag (3.0/1431) 13.20
Standings: 

 Standings

SwissSys Standings. 20th McClain Memorial Championship: 1800+

# Place Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Total Prize
1 1 Christophe Bambou 12734479 2089 W18 D2 W7 W5 3.5 264.00
2 2-3 Lucas Lesniewski 17039584 1985 W11 D1 W9 D4 3.0 112.50
3   Rohan Rajaram 15739716 1973 W12 D5 D4 W11 3.0 112.50
4 4-6 Xuli Dai 15931956 2027 D9 W15 D3 D2 2.5  
5   Advay Bansal 16068511 2012 W14 D3 W8 L1 2.5  
6   Patrick Liu 16667410 1955 D16 L8 W13 W15 2.5  
7 7-12 Michael Da Cruz 12554298 2000 W10 W13 L1 U--- 2.0  
8   Sricharan Pullela 15580337 1943 D15 W6 L5 D9 2.0  
9   David Lakata 12789796 1801 D4 W16 L2 D8 2.0  
10   Advik Garg 16429697 1717 L7 L17 X18 W16 2.0  
11   Wentao Wu 16629782 1701 L2 W18 W17 L3 2.0  
12   Dylan Tang 16551237 1694 L3 D14 D16 W17 2.0  
13 13-15 Fredric Dutter 12343420 1900 W17 L7 L6 H--- 1.5  
14   Adam Stafford 14257838 1760 L5 D12 L15 B--- 1.5  
15   Tony Zhou 16147444 1678 D8 L4 W14 L6 1.5  
16 16-17 Ethan Mei 16090467 1683 D6 L9 D12 L10 1.0  
17   Zachary Filler 14040236 1651 L13 W10 L11 L12 1.0  
18 18 Guy Argo 12517167 1885 L1 L11 F10 U--- 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. 20th McClain Memorial Championship: Under 1800

# Place Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Total Prize
1 1-2 Aaron Craig 12872385 1582 D13 W19 W17 W8 3.5 118.50
2   Matt Long 13377410 1426 W15 W3 D8 W6 3.5 118.50
3 3-7 Anvitha Penagalapati 16315087 1524 W21 L2 W18 W11 3.0 13.20
4   Sankash Shankar 12939328 1495 X26 L12 W19 W13 3.0 13.20
5   Pavel Kolesnikov 30194161 1465 D25 D13 W21 W10 3.0 13.20
6   Anton Maliev 30250562 1459 W20 W22 W12 L2 3.0 13.20
7   Samuel Agdamag 14874734 1431 W24 L8 W22 W12 3.0 13.20
8 8-9 Arjun Sankar 14542170 1574 W14 W7 D2 L1 2.5  
9   Albert Starr 12844781 1500 L19 D20 W24 W17 2.5  
10 10-16 Wyatt Binnard 30288726 1409 W23 D17 D11 L5 2.0  
11   Arjun Nathan 15943490 1405 H--- X25 D10 L3 2.0  
12   Katherine Sunny Lu 16425316 1329 W16 W4 L6 L7 2.0  
13   Tobiah Rex 30164211 1289 D1 D5 W16 L4 2.0  
14   Eli Lee 16707438 1261 L8 D24 H--- W22 2.0  
15   Shubhankar Sharan 30358414 unr. L2 L18 W20 W21 2.0  
16   Tj Murphy 30312294 unr. L12 W23 L13 W24 2.0  
17 17-20 John Chan 12561007 1500 W18 D10 L1 L9 1.5  
18   Sebastian Fotouhi 30192020 1198 L17 W15 L3 H--- 1.5  
19   Jeffrey Dallatezza 30264869 1197 W9 L1 L4 H--- 1.5  
20   Steven Pier Hicks 15109093 unr. L6 D9 L15 B--- 1.5  
21 21-23 Swaminathan Sankar 14080777 1249 L3 B--- L5 L15 1.0  
22   Eli Albukerk 30219969 128 B--- L6 L7 L14 1.0  
23   Jiri Zajic 30341311 unr. L10 L16 B--- U--- 1.0  
24 24-25 Eliott Leblond 30332894 unr. L7 D14 L9 L16 0.5  
25   Noah Yang 30371222 unr. D5 F11 U--- U--- 0.5  
26 26 Quinn Koster 30226046 1186 F4 U--- U--- U--- 0.0  

SwissSys Standings. 20th McClain Memorial Championship: Extra Games

# Place Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total Prize
1 1 Abel Talamantez 12465386 1800 W4 W3 L2 2.0  
2 2 Advik Garg 16429697 1717 U--- U--- W1 1.0  
3 3-4 Swaminathan Sankar 14080777 1249 U--- L1 U--- 0.0  
4   Eli Albukerk 30219969 128 L1 U--- U--- 0.0  
 
Pairings: 

 

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