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Written by Andres D. Hortillosa on Fri, Sep 05 2008 (02:32)

My 2008 New England Masters Experience

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I participated in the 2008 New England Masters held August 11-15, 2008 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. While it was a 9-round Swiss tournament (USCF and FIDE rated), the field was limited to 50 entrants. However, only 44 players (4 GMS, 8 IMs, 11 FMs and 1 WFM) representing 12 Federations showed up on game day. In the end, only two players earned IM norms, Victor Kaminski of Canada and Parker Zhao of the US.

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BANIEL IS CHAMPION, DULGER MAKES HISTORY! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andres D Hortillosa on Thu, Jun 12 2008 (11:47)

Specialist Jhonel Baniel of the Army Medical Department demolished Air Force surgeon Dr. (Colonel) Sam Echaure in the last round of the 2008 US Armed Forces Inter-Service Chess Championship to secure top honors finishing with 5.5 points. A week-long stellar performance earned him a hallowed place in the tradition-rich annals of military chess. His name is forever etched in the record books alongside world famous players like IM Emory Tate.

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2008 Inter-Service Chess Championship Pictures, Tucson, Arizona PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andres D Hortillosa on Thu, Jun 12 2008 (09:12)

 

All Inter-Service photos on this blog are by NTD Ron Braud.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
2008 Inter-Service Chess - Final Round Underway PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andres D Hortillosa on Thu, Jun 12 2008 (08:33)

Baniel keeps his lead despite losing his sixth round game to Choate, the Navy’s top seed. Eight players (Keough, Bucholtz, Dulger, Ranario, Echaure, Macaspac, Pitts and Choate) are behind Baniel’s heels at four points each.

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Baniel leads with 4.5, Dulger in second place PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andres D Hortillosa on Wed, Jun 11 2008 (18:50)

Baniel beat Ranario in round five to take sole lead in a 20-player field with 4.5 points. Dulger who is proving to be the sensation of the tournament is only half a point behind. Baniel’s score reflecting his solid performance is enough to guarantee a team spot on the US Armed Forces Team for the NATO event. The Army is now tied with the Air Force, each team with 19 points. Individual scores and team standing will be posted in the next entry.

 

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2008 Inter-Service Chess Championship PDF Print E-mail
Written by Andres D Hortillosa on Tue, Jun 10 2008 (12:00)

This year’s edition of chess rivalry between the armed services is already showing hints of historical proportions. For the first time ever in the history of military chess, a lone Air Force tigress laid waste to a field of mesmerized men by defeating the top boards of both the Army and Navy teams.

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