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2nd Irving Chernev Memorial Tournament

Saturday, November 4, 2023

In-Person Over-The-Board Event

Open for everyone!
 

Final Standings -- Pairings

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

Registration -- Eligibility -- Tournament Rules -- FAQ
 

Wearing a mask is optional.
Tournament capacity: 80 players.

 

1. Date & Location

  • Saturday, Nov 4, 2023
  • 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, 12PM, 2PM, 4PM
  • 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 Jan 2023 OTB or ONL supplemental regular US Chess rating. The higher rating will be used for pairing purposes.
  • Play-up rule: Players must have an 1800 USCF OTB or ONL supplemental rating in order to be eligible to play up to the 2000+ section, players must have a 1400 USCF OTB or ONL supplemental rating in order to be eligible to play up to the 1600-1999 section, and players must have a 1000 USCF OTB or ONL 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:  2nd Chernev Memorial
      Date:  Nov 4, 2023    
                 
  Pay out % $1,000 100%
based on 60 paid entries
       
 
Actual Payout
$1,017 102% 61 paid entries        
                 
  2000+ 1600-1999 1200-1599 u1200
  Projected Actual Projected Actual Projected Actual Projected Actual
1st Place $200 $203 $120 $122 $80 $81 $55 $56
2nd Place $120 $122 $80 $81 $70 $71 $45 $46
3rd Place $80 $81 $60 $61 $50 $51 $40 $41

 

 

Prizes. 2nd Chernev Memorial: 2000+

# Name Cash Prize credited to pool
1 Baasansuren Erdene (3.5/2283) 203.00 1st Place: $203
2 Arun Dixit (3.0/2211) 67.66 2nd Place: $122;
3rd Place: $81;
3-way split of $203: $67.66 each
6 Vedant Talwalkar (3.0/2065) 67.66
7 Alex Shrauger (3.0/2030) 67.66

 

Prizes. 2nd Chernev Memorial: 1600-1999

# Name Cash Prize credited to pool
13 Kar Lun Cheng (4.0/1570) 122.00 1st Place: $122
1 Fredrick Dutter (3.0/1914) 71.00 2nd Place: $81;
3rd Place: $61;
2-way split of $142: $71 each
10 Mohammad Soltani (3.0/1600) 71.00

 

Prizes. 2nd Chernev Memorial: 1200-1599

# Name Cash Prize credited to pool
1 Gilberto Rico Hernandez (3.5/1582) 81.00 1st Place: $81
3 Albert Starr (3.0/1500) 61.00 2nd Place: $71;
3rd Place: $51;
2-way split of $122: $61 each
13 Timmy Fan (3.0/1052) 61.00

 

Prizes. 2nd Chernev Memorial: u1200

# Name Cash Prize credited to pool
1 David Kuperman (3.5/1055) 56.00 1st Place: $56
2 Gautham Ramalingam (3.0/1038) 43.50 2nd Place: $46;
3rd Place: $41;
2-way split of $87: $43.50 each
11 Caelin Jackson-King (3.0/0) 43.50
Standings: 

 

Final Standings 

 

SwissSys Report: 2nd Chernev Memorial

SwissSys Standings. 2nd Chernev Memorial: 2000+

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Total T-Med T-Solkoff T-Cumul. Prize
1 Baasansuren Erdene 15473161 2283 W7 W11 W2 D3 3.5 8 10 9.5 203.00
2 Arun Dixit 14607904 2211 W12 W5 L1 W6 3.0 8 9 8 67.67
3 Alex Shrauger 15328908 2030 W14 W7 D6 D1 3.0 7.5 8 8.5 67.67
4 Vedant Talwalkar 16408266 2065 W10 D6 D5 W8 3.0 6 7 7.5 67.67
5 Beilin Li 13450652 2187 W8 L2 D4 W9 2.5 7.5 9 6  
6 Kevin Chor 14646646 2204 W9 D4 D3 L2 2.0 6 10.5 6.5  
7 Hayden Karkainen 16044122 2012 L1 L3 W10 W12 2.0 4 8.5 3  
8 Kian Jamali 16761438 1902 L5 W12 D11 L4 1.5 5.5 8.5 4  
9 Jeremy Cawthon 15038608 2001 L6 D10 W13 L5 1.5 4.5 7 3.5  
10 Kanwar Sethi 16874098 1886 L4 D9 L7 B--- 1.5 3.5 6.5 1.5  
11 Xuli Dai 15931956 2188 W13 L1 D8 U--- 1.5 3 6.5 5  
12 Max Yue Li 31365018 2009 L2 L8 W14 L7 1.0 4 7 2  
13 Kyle Chan 30063365 1984 L11 W14 L9 U--- 1.0 2 4 3  
14 Varun Agrawal 30082646 1878 L3 L13 L12 U--- 0.0 2.5 5.5 0  

SwissSys Standings. 2nd Chernev Memorial: 1600-1999

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Total T-Med T-Solkoff T-Cumul. Prize
1 Kar Lun Cheng 30599116 1570 W10 W9 W2 W4 4.0 7.5 9.5 10 122.00
2 Mohammad Soltani 12889183 1600 W19 W18 L1 W7 3.0 7 8 8 71.00
3 Fredrick Dutter 12343420 1914 H--- D8 W16 W9 3.0 5.5 5.5 6 71.00
4 John Chan 12561007 1513 W12 W16 D7 L1 2.5 8 9.5 8  
5 Thomas Gu 17005685 1589 H--- L7 W14 W17 2.5 5 5 4.5  
6 Adithya Chitta 16695036 1603 W14 H--- W8 U--- 2.5 3.5 3.5 7  
7 yali dancig-perlman 16280288 1700 D13 W5 D4 L2 2.0 5 10 6  
8 Phil Ploquin 12535882 1462 W11 D3 L6 D10 2.0 5 10 6  
9 Thejas Prasad 12890181 1706 W20 L1 W11 L3 2.0 5 9 6  
10 Liri ("Gogo") Dancig-Perlman 17151222 1703 L1 D15 W18 D8 2.0 3.5 8.5 4  
11 Advit Kulkarni 30046098 1617 L8 W19 L9 W18 2.0 3 6 4  
12 Gregory Rousso 17073094 1677 L4 D14 W15 H--- 2.0 3 5.5 3.5  
13 Roger Pan 17124442 1527 D7 H--- D17 H--- 2.0 1.5 3.5 4  
14 Adit Rajaram 30399924 1456 L6 D12 L5 W20 1.5 4.5 7.5 2.5  
15 TEJAS KUNDURU 16134673 1495 L16 D10 L12 W19 1.5 4.5 6.5 2.5  
16 Ahmet Gurcan 15468140 1629 W15 L4 L3 H--- 1.5 4 7 4  
17 Patrick Donnelly 12716964 1641 L18 W20 D13 L5 1.5 3 5.5 4  
18 Clarke VandenHoven 30441457 1511 W17 L2 L10 L11 1.0 5.5 8.5 4  
19 Ansh Shenvi Priolkar 30065668 1400 L2 L11 W20 L15 1.0 3.5 6.5 2  
20 Sheng Jian 31211361 1590 L9 L17 L19 L14 0.0 4 6 0  

SwissSys Standings. 2nd Chernev Memorial: 1200-1599

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Total T-Med T-Solkoff T-Cumul. Prize
1 Gilberto Rico Hernandez 30283520 1582 W11 W8 D4 W2 3.5 7.5 9 9 81.00
2 Timmy Fan 30247337 1052 W12 W3 W6 L1 3.0 8.5 9.5 9 61.00
3 Albert Starr 12844781 1500 W10 L2 W9 W4 3.0 7.5 9 7 61.00
4 Jiaming Zhao 30988843 1037 W9 W5 D1 L3 2.5 9 11 8  
5 Pardhu Kanaparthi 30250581 1173 W7 L4 W13 D8 2.5 7 8 6.5  
6 Daniel Wills 31285792 1001 B--- W14 L2 D7 2.5 6.5 6.5 6.5  
7 Hamdanil Rasyid 30466276 1344 L5 W15 W10 D6 2.5 6 7 5.5  
8 SHREYA MUNJAL 16293311 1158 W13 L1 D14 D5 2.0 3.5 8 5.5  
9 Samuel Lin 30613018 1232 L4 W12 L3 W15 2.0 3.5 7.5 4  
10 David Valdman 13105150 1183 L3 B--- L7 W13 2.0 3.5 6.5 3  
11 Alex Yee 30708021 1205 L1 L13 B--- W14 2.0 2 5.5 2  
12 Joshua Hua 30191695 1286 L2 L9 D15 B--- 1.5 3 6 1  
13 Shanhuan Fan 30777426 1287 L8 W11 L5 L10 1.0 5 7.5 3  
14 Craig Yamamoto 12217820 1500 D15 L6 D8 L11 1.0 4.5 6.5 3  
15 Clem Yue 17078702 1189 D14 L7 D12 L9 1.0 4 6.5 3  

SwissSys Standings. 2nd Chernev Memorial: u1200

# Name ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Total T-Med T-Solkoff T-Cumul. Prize
1 David Kuperman 17140478 1055 H--- W7 W2 W4 3.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 56.00
2 Gautham Ramalingam 30036082 1038 W11 W3 L1 W6 3.0 8.5 9 8 43.50
3 Caelin Jackson-King 31529066 unr. W6 L2 W12 W8 3.0 7 7.5 7 43.50
4 Debpriya Seal 31527883 unr. W13 D9 W5 L1 2.5 8 8.5 7.5  
5 Umar Rasyid 30516925 1034 D7 W8 L4 W11 2.5 6.5 7 6  
6 Milan Patel 30830536 737 L3 W11 W9 L2 2.0 5 8.5 5  
7 Matt Suski 31519256 unr. D5 L1 W13 D9 2.0 4.5 8.5 4.5  
8 James Zukin 30018386 576 W12 L5 W10 L3 2.0 4.5 8 6  
9 ARAV MUNJAL 16640722 934 W10 D4 L6 D7 2.0 4 8.5 6  
10 Igor Fadeev 31477958 unr. L9 W13 L8 W12 2.0 2.5 5 4  
11 Jaylan Patel 30838550 435 L2 L6 B--- L5 1.0 4.5 7.5 1  
12 joshua das 31324315 unr. L8 B--- L3 L10 1.0 4 7 2  
13 Byron Li 30846286 445 L4 L10 L7 B--- 1.0 4 6.5 0  
Location: 
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