Jamshed Ahmed (left) vs John Frearson
John won this game against Jamshed. Jamshed later pulled ahead in the tournament
|A "titantic battle", but Nick went on to win the game and later 1st place in the U1400 section|
The event was played over 4 rounds of the Swiss system (G/60;d5) and in 3 sections: Open, U1400 and Unrated. There were 39 participants.
A hefty sum of $800 in guaranteed college-funded prizes were awarded. In the Open section: $250-125; U1800: $100. In the U1400 section: $125-75; U1000: $50. In the Unrated section: $50-25.
In the Open section, Rifeng Xia and Candidate Master Matt Slomski shared 1st place with 4 points. The U1800 prize was won by Jamshed Ahmed with 2.5 points.
Results of the Unrated section are not currently availabe to post in this article.
Here is the 4th round game of David Phelps (white) vs Jarrod Tavares showing relentless pressure and attack against a weak Black king:
Besides many Geneseo college students who participated, there was a large contingent from Rochester and Buffalo New York in support of the first chess tournament held by the Geneseo College Chess Club.. Both Ron Lohrman (of the Rochester Chess Center) and Tom Warner (from the Buffalo area) provided vans for transportation.
|James Hiltunen (TD) fields questions|
from players while running his first tournament