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Mechanics' Monthly Online Blitz Championship

Saturday, May 15, 2021

USCF Online BLITZ Rated event via Chess.com

Open for everyone!


Platform -- Dates -- Tournament format -- Byes -- Prize Fund

Registration -- Eligibility -- Tournament rules -- Fair Play -- FAQ

Winners -- Final Standings
 

1. Platform

2. Schedule

 

Date Day Start time Time Control Link to Register
5/15 Saturday 6:30PM PT 8SS G/5+2 Register: https://mechanics-institute.jumbula.com/2021OnlineTournaments/MechanicsMonthlyOnlineBlitzChampionshipMay2021
Join the Tournament - link coming closer to the tournament
6/12 Saturday 6:30PM PT 8SS G/5+2 Register: coming soon
Join the Tournament - link coming closer to the tournament
7/17 Saturday 6:30PM PT 8SS G/5+2 Register: coming soon
Join the Tournament - link coming closer to the tournament

List of registered players for 4/17 as of 4/17 6PM

 

# First name Last name USCF ID USCF OTB USCF ONL Chess.com ID
1 Charles Ruan 30034771 unr unr ruansj
2 William Ren 13563002 1859 unr TheWren
3 Jules Walzer-Goldfeld 30163969 unr unr jw404
4 Christopher Chung 30163931 unr unr Kizyzzy
5 Sameer Khanbhai 14678266 1561 unr sameerkhanbhai
6 Justin Lockett 14994893 1708 unr MrLockettEsquire
7 Mitchell Thoms 12532340 1471 1381 byumitchell
8 Aleksandr Lenderman 12787646 2702 2666 AlexanderL
9 Andrew Ballantyne 17079795 948 1227 andrewaballantyne
10 Kole Moses 14682221 1237 1347 FiringBishops
11 Ethan Mei 16090467 1482 unr erm999
12 Stewart Katz 12458563 1835 1752 knvsback
13 Ruiyang Yan 15462690 2242 2217 jij2018
14 Ricardo Naranjo 30166203 unr unr Thegodfather36
15 Sanjeev Anand 14436451 1753 1766 chessp1234
16 Rohan Jeyanandarajan 15310288 434 unr Tranketers
17 Kevin Sun 16898540 1009 1443 kevin_mx_sun
18 ADAM MERCADO 16571026 1831 1781 A-boy415

 

 

 

3. Tournament format:

 

  • Tournament format: individual Swiss
  • Total Round: 8 rounds
  • Round times: consecutively, immediately started after the previous round finished
  • Time control: G/5+2  (Game in 5 minutes with 2 second increement with each move.)
  • Games will be US Chess online blitz rated - tournament will be submitted 7-14 days after the tourament to allow all games to be screened for fair play.
  • Sections: Open
  • Pairings are based on the actual chess.com blitz rating.
     

3.A. How to Play?

  • Welcome email is sent out before the tournament that explains all the details how to play in the tournament. Be sure to provide a correct email when registering for the event!
  • Players must be logged in to chess.com and go to the tournament link.
  • Players must JOIN the tournament, we can not do this for them! They can join the tournament anytime up to 60 minutes before the tournament starts.

Chess.com --> Log in --> Play --> LIVE Chess --> Tournament tab --> Upcoming Tournaments

  • Games are paired automatically by chess.com. Most USCF pairing rules are followed, however, players MUST be active on the tournament page in order to get paired. Inactive players will receive a 0 (zero) point bye.
  • Tournament Help Desk is available for any player who needs to get in touch with the Chief TD. Zoom link to the Help Desk is shared with every player regsitered for the event.
  • NEW: communication channel for the players to interact with each other is now available through Discord.
    Join us via: https://discord.gg/CXktQgn4MC

     

4. Byes

  • Byes are NOT available for players.
  • Late registration and Late joins are OK and it's possible, however, they will receive a 0 bye for any missed round.
     

5. Prize Fund

  • $300 based on 30 paid entries
      Open
    1st Place $75
    2nd Place $50
    3rd Place $50
    Best under2000 $50
    Best under1800 $50
    Best under1600 $25
  • Under prizes are based on USCF OTB or ONL ratings (whichever is the higher)
  • Prizes are paid out after fair play review has been completed, and results are finalized.
  • 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. More details coming soon.
     

6. Registration

  • MI library member: $20
  • Non-MI library member: $30
  • $5 admin fee for all cancellations & refunds.
     

7. 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
  • Players must have a chess.com account in good standing. Any previously closed account must be disclosed to the organizer by sending a confidential email to [email protected]
  • Don't have a Chess.com account? Sign up now!
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8. Tournament rules

  • Standard US Chess rules apply, with special focus on the Chapter 10 Online Chess rules.
  • Forfeit time is 15 minutes: if player is not logged in by 6:45pm and 8:15pm, respectively, the opponent will be awarded a forfeit win.
     

9. Fair play

  • Fair play screening: all games will be screened by both Chess.com and by Dr. Kenneth W. Regan, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo.
  • US Chess online rated tournament - most USCF rules and consequences apply.
  • Players should not use any outside assistance: not have other browsers open and not be talking to other people during their games
  • Parents are strongly encouraged to monitor their kids' activity during the tournament to ensure fair play.
  • Players found or believed to be violating fair play are not eligible for a prize and their account will be removed from Mechanics' group.
  • Players who are confirmed to be using outside assistance will be reported to US Chess and restricted from future Mechanics' online and over-the-board events.
  • Parents - Please help us educate your child that IT'S SIMPLY NOT WORTH THE RISK!
  • The Organizer and/or the Chief Tournament Director can require players to play their games with a camera that records the player playing with a view to the screen. Players should be prepared to provide this precaution if asked to do so.
  • Prize distributions and rating submission will take place AFTER all games have been screened.
     

10. FAQ

  • What are the time controls mean?
    Time controls are telling you how much time you have for each game.
    G35+2 for example: Game in 35 minutes with 2 second increment. This means you get 35 minutes, your opponent gets 35 minutes and with each move every player gets 2 second added to the clock. So one game can last up to 70-80 minutes.
  • How many games/rounds?
    The 6SS before the time control means how many rounds, i.e. how many games can a player play in the tournament. The tournaments are never elimination, so win or lose you can stay in the tournament.
  • Do I need to join the club on chess.com to play? 
    YES! for the automatically run tournament, it's very important to join the club!
    https://www.chess.com/club/mechanics-chess-club-uscf-online-rated 
  • Withdrawal: you can always leave a tournament if you wish. Once you leave the touranemnt, you can't rejoin unfortunately, so make sure you decide accordingly.
  • Players Database
    For players who are interested in play in our online tournament.
    PLEASE fill out our online Players database: https://forms.gle/X3hChCWbusHp4Ze56 to get email notifications about last minute changes and invitational opportunities. 

 

 

11. Testimonials

"As always thank you for directing another wonderful tournament. My goodness, you’ve attracted a lot of strong players.” Tom M.

 

Prize Winners: 

2021 April Blitz Winners

# Name Prize credited to pool
1 GM Aleksan Lenderman (7.0/2702) 1st Place: $55.12
4 NM Mike Sailer (6.0/2233) 2nd Place: $36.75
7 William Ren (5.5/1859) 1st u2000: $36.75
10 Sanjeev Anand (5.5/1753) 1st u1800: $36.75
2 IM Elliott Winslow (5.5/2278) 3rd Place: $36.75
2-way split: $18.37
5 NM Eric Hon (5.5/2203)
14 Ethan R Mei (5.0/1482) 1st u1600: $18.37

 

2021 March Blitz Winners

# Name Prizes
1 IM Christopher W Yoo 1st Place: $68
2 FM Jason Liang 2nd Place: $45;
3rd Place: $45;
3-way split of $90: $30 each
3 NM Eric Hon
4 Shaashw Sivakumar
9 Davi Flores Gomez 1st u2000: $45;
1st u1800: $45;
1st u1600: $23;
3-way split of $113: $38 each
10 Kr Gopalakrishnan
11 Ethan R Mei


2021 February Blitz - Winners

# Name Prize
1 GM Aleksandr Lenderman 1st Place: $70
2 FM Jason Liang 2nd Place: $52.5
3 NM Mike Sailer 3rd Place: $35
6 Ethan Mei 1st u2000: $52.5
11 Sanjeev Anand 1st u1800: $35
1st u1600: $35
4-way split of $70:
​$17.5 each
13 Jose Pacheco
14 Sebby Suarez
15 Adam Stafford
Standings: 

Final Standings

 

Mechanics' Monthly Blitz Championship - April 2021

https://www.chess.com/tournament/live/mechanics-monthly-blitz-championship---2021-april-2256039
Crosstable: 

SwissSys Standings. 0417blitz: updated0417blitz

# Name Handle ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Total Prize
1 GM Aleksan Lenderman AlexanderL 12787646 2702 W14 W8 L2 W10 W9 W3 W7 W4 7.0 55.13
2 NM Mike Sailer MikeSailer 12451516 2233 W12 W18 W1 W7 L3 W9 W8 L5 6.0 36.75
3 IM Elliott Winslow ecwinslow 10363365 2278 W24 W6 W13 D9 W2 L1 L4 W8 5.5 18.38
4 NM Eric Hon microbear 13778105 2203 L17 W15 D21 X--- W18 W12 W3 L1 5.5 18.38
5 William Ren TheWren 13563002 1859 W22 L7 L12 D17 W11 W10 W13 W2 5.5 36.75
6 Sanjeev Anand chessp1234 14436451 1753 W20 L3 H--- W15 L7 W19 W17 W9 5.5 36.75
7 WCM Ruiyang Yan jij2018 15462690 2242 W21 W5 L9 L2 W6 W13 L1 W12 5.0  
8 Ethan R Mei erm999 16090467 1482 W11 L1 W24 W16 W13 X--- L2 L3 5.0 18.38
9 Alan Finkelstein stratus_junior 14958842 2043 W15 W17 W7 D3 L1 L2 X--- L6 4.5  
10 Adam Mercado A-boy415 16571026 1831 H--- W19 W17 L1 W16 L5 L12 W22 4.5  
11 Mitchell Thomas byumitchell 12532340 1471 L8 D14 L16 W19 L5 W23 W18 W17 4.5  
12 Sameer Khanbhai sameerkhanbhai 14678266 1561 L2 W20 W5 L13 W21 L4 W10 L7 4.0  
13 Kole Henry Moses FiringBishops 14682221 1237 W19 X--- L3 W12 L8 L7 L5 W14 4.0  
14 Kevin Sun kevin_mx_sun 16898540 1009 L1 D11 W18 W21 H--- L17 W22 L13 4.0  
15 Jules Walzer-Goldfeld jw404 30163969 unr. L9 L4 W23 L6 L17 W22 W16 W19 4.0  
16 Ricardo Naranjo Thegodfather36 30166203 unr. L18 B--- W11 L8 L10 W20 L15 W23 4.0  
17 Justin Lockett MrLockettEsquire 14994893 1708 W4 L9 L10 D5 W15 W14 L6 L11 3.5  
18 Lisa Willis LittlePinkCorvette 12601676 1583 W16 L2 L14 W20 L4 W21 L11 H--- 3.5  
19 Andrew Ballantyne andrewaballantyne 17079795 948 L13 L10 W22 L11 W23 L6 W20 L15 3.0  
20 Jared Ruiz Jpoka1 30106002 unr. L6 L12 B--- L18 W22 L16 L19 U--- 2.0  
21 Stewart Katz knvsback 12458563 1835 L7 W23 D4 L14 L12 L18 U--- U--- 1.5  
22 Ro Jeyanandarajan Tranketers 15310288 434 L5 L24 L19 W23 L20 L15 L14 L10 1.0  
23 Charles Ruan ruansj 30034771 unr. U--- L21 L15 L22 L19 L11 B--- L16 1.0  
24 Ahmed Suliman ahmedelzain 30034493 unr. L3 W22 L8 U--- U--- U--- U--- U--- 1.0  

 

 

Mechanics Montly Blitz Championship - March 2021
Crosstable: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?202103130522

# Name Handle ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Total Prizes
1 IM Christopher W Yoo ChristopherYoo 15244943 2592 W11 W12 W6 W5 W2 W4 W7 W14 8.0 1st Place: $68
2 FM Jason Liang Marty435 16041488 2425 W16 W8 W26 W3 L1 L5 W14 W7 6.0 2nd Place: $45;
3rd Place: $45;
3-way split of $90: $30 each
3 NM Eric Hon microbear 13778105 2202 W17 W7 W4 L2 D6 W12 D5 W16 6.0
4 Shaashw Sivakumar Dontmesswithme_2 15089302 2092 W24 W14 L3 W13 W12 L1 W16 W5 6.0
5 FM Eric Yuhan Li kingandqueen2017 15688436 2344 W15 W13 W19 L1 W26 W2 D3 L4 5.5  
6 Austin R Mei TitanChess666 16090452 2149 W23 W21 L1 W14 D3 L7 W9 W12 5.5  
7 NM Michael Aigner fpawn 12595730 2207 W9 L3 D16 W10 W20 W6 L1 L2 4.5  
8 Alan Finkelstein stratus_junior 14958842 2054 W25 L2 L15 W22 D16 L9 W24 W18 4.5  
9 Davi Flores Gomez PlayerCreate1 14799653 1812 L7 D25 W17 L20 W21 W8 L6 W19 4.5 1st u2000: $45;
1st u1800: $45;
1st u1600: $23;
3-way split of $113: $38 each
10 Kr Gopalakrishnan KRGchess2010 16545130 1578 L19 W23 D21 L7 W18 L16 W25 W15 4.5
11 Ethan R Mei erm999 16090467 1482 L1 L18 W27 W25 D19 W13 L12 W20 4.5
12 NM Michael Lei Wang coalescenet 13605850 2098 W27 L1 W18 W19 L4 L3 W11 L6 4.0  
13 Daniel Lin SmilyFace4 15176393 2000 W28 L5 W29 L4 L15 L11 W22 W24 4.0  
14 Javier Silva III J3Chess24 16089208 1889 W22 L4 W28 L6 W24 W15 L2 L1 4.0  
15 Sanjeev Anand chessp1234 14436451 1753 L5 W22 W8 L26 W13 L14 W20 L10 4.0  
16 Sebastian Suarez SebbyMeister 16875347 1343 L2 W27 D7 W21 D8 W10 L4 L3 4.0  
17 Patrick Donnelly thedarkbishop 12716964 1635 L3 D24 L9 L23 B--- W28 L18 W29 3.5  
18 Roger V V Shi 1-h4-1-0 16191192 1782 L26 W11 L12 W29 L10 D25 W17 L8 3.5  
19 Michael Xiao swimgrass 16380636 1484 W10 W20 L5 L12 D11 L24 W21 L9 3.5  
20 Vishva Nanugonda 3Ke31-0 16380312 1794 L21 L19 W23 W9 L7 W27 L15 L11 3.0  
21 Marina Xiao programmingmax 16380642 1363 W20 L6 D10 L16 L9 W23 L19 D28 3.0  
22 Pranav Pradeep ppra06 15871762 1445 L14 L15 B--- L8 L23 W29 L13 W27 3.0  
23 Stewart* Katz knvsback 12458563 1835 L6 L10 L20 W17 W22 L21 D27 D25 3.0  
24 Daniel Robert Perlov Daniel_Perlov 16465203 1567 L4 D17 D25 W28 L14 W19 L8 L13 3.0  
25 Kevin Sun kevin_mx_sun 16898540 1377 L8 D9 D24 L11 W29 D18 L10 D23 3.0  
26 IM Elliott* Winslow ecwinslow 10363365 2278 W18 W29 L2 W15 L5 U--- U--- U--- 3.0  
27 Clarence E Lehman FrankJamesMarshall 10497272 1904 L12 L16 L11 B--- W28 L20 D23 L22 2.5  
28 Andrew Ballantyne andrewaballantyne 17079795 1206 L13 B--- L14 L24 L27 L17 W29 D21 2.5  
29 Aneesh Mardikar AneeshDaBoss 16115542 604 B--- L26 L13 L18 L25 L22 L28 L17 1.0  

 

Mechanics Monthly Blitz Championship - February 2021
Crosstable: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?202102204962

# Name Handle ID Rating Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Total Prize
1 GM Aleksandr Lenderman AlexanderL 12787646 2704 W14 W3 W4 W18 D2 W7 W10 W9 7.5 1st Place: $70
2 FM Jason Liang Marty435 16041488 2406 W9 W5 W7 L4 D1 W18 W6 W10 6.5 2nd Place: $52.5
3 NM Mike Sailer MikeSailer 12451516 2233 W13 L1 W21 W6 D5 D4 X W7 6.0 3rd Place: $35
4 FM Eric Yuhan Li kingandqueen2017 15688436 2344 W6 W20 L1 W2 W8 D3 L7 D5 5.0  
5 Alan Finkelstein stratus_junior 14958842 2058 W17 L2 L6 W11 D3 W15 W12 D4 5.0  
6 Ethan Mei erm999 16090467 1482 L4 W16 W5 L3 W12 W13 L2 W8 5.0 1st u2000: $52.5
7 Austin Mei TitanChess666 16090452 2149 W11 W19 L2 W9 W18 L1 W4 L3 5.0  
8 Stewart Katz knvsback 12458563 1835 U--- W23 W15 W12 L4 L9 W14 L6 4.0  
9 David Flores PlayerCreate1 14799653 1812 L2 W13 W19 L7 L10 W8 W16 L1 4.0  
10 Nicholas Weng ninjaforce 15499404 2045 U--- U--- W17 W21 W9 W11 L1 L2 4.0  
11 Sanjeev Anand chessp1234 14436451 1753 L7 W22 W20 L5 W14 L10 W13 L15 4.0 1st u1800: $35
1st u1600: $35
4-way split of $70:
$17.5 each
12 Adam Mercado A-boy415 16571026 1831 W22 W14 L18 L8 L6 W19 L5 W16 4.0  
13 Jose Pacheco pachewise 17095177 1454 L3 L9 W23 W15 W20 L6 L11 W19 4.0 1st u1800: $35
1st u1600: $35
4-way split of $70:
$17.5 each
14 Sebby Suarez SebbyMeister 16875347 1358 L1 L12 W16 W19 L11 W17 L8 W22 4.0
15 Adam Stafford aanval22 14257838 831 W16 L18 L8 L13 W22 L5 W17 W11 4.0
16 Patrick Donnelly thedarkbishop 12716964 1635 L15 L6 L14 B--- W21 W22 L9 L12 3.0  
17 Nathaniel Andaya nathanieI 30054738 1274 L5 L21 L10 W23 W19 L14 L15 B--- 3.0  
18 FM Kyron Griffith KyronGriffith 12860484 2480 W21 W15 W12 L1 L7 L2 U U--- 3.0  
19 Andrew Ballantyne andrewaballantyne 17079795 1093 B--- L7 L9 L14 L17 L12 W22 L13 2.0  
20 Michael Takahashi ElDiabloTener 14333301 2134 W23 L4 L11 W22 L13 U--- U--- U--- 2.0  
21 Glenn Kaplan kapalovich 12680193 1776 L18 W17 L3 L10 L16 B--- U--- U--- 2.0  
22 Maximillian Katz malletpercussion 13994425 1515 L12 L11 B--- L20 L15 L16 L19 L14 1.0  
23 Kevin Fong chessappeals 17254586 1783 L20 L8 L13 L17 B--- U--- U--- U--- 1.0  
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