Pennsylvania Halloween Gambit

       57 players celebrated Halloween by participating in the Halloween Gambit.  In the Championship section, Liam McNulty won first place with a 3.5-0.5 score, just edging out William Culbertson, Ryan Schiller, and Joshua Bresler, who scored 3.0-1.0.    Michael Sydnes took 5th place with a 2.5-1.5 score.  6th went to Alara Balasaygun who had an even score, and the 7th place trophy went to Kiran Rebholz, who won the trohpy on tie-breaks over Malcolm Hillman and Colin Evans. 
     In the K-12 U900 section, Adam Serota won first place on tiebreaks over Dylan Hurok and Tom McKenzie-Smith, with each player winning 3 and losing one.  Spencer Adler, Manaas Tammara, and Anthony Cianfrani tied for 4th to 7th with a 2.0-2.0 score.  7th place was won by Adam Giovanetti.
     In the K-6 U500 section, Hayden Keller posted the only perfect score of the tournament, going 4.0-0.0 to win first place.  2nd through 4th were won by Graeme McNulty, Andrew Doughan, and Daniel Cohen.  Max Serota, Maya Rebholz, and Ellen Troyanosky won 5th to 7th.
      Hong Rui Zang, Asa Hartman, Spencer Milanek, Joshua Hass, Andrew Stevenson, and Deacon Mayock each won an unrated quad.  Full results for the rated and unrated sections are shown below the fold.

 

SwissSys Wall Chart. Halloween Gambit: K-12 Championship

#Name/Rtng/IDRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4
1Ryan SchillerW 7B 4B 6W 3
 1412 14236571 1.0 2.0 3.0 3.0
2Praneeth RameshB 8W 6B 3W 5
 1256 13997488 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
3Liam McNultyW 9B 11W 2B 1
 1187 13826240 1.0 1.5 2.5 3.5
4Malcolm HillmanB 10W 1W 11bye
 1140 14361001 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.5
5Joshua BreslerW 11B 9W 10B 2
 1129 14221378 0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0
6Michael SydnesB 12B 2W 1B 11
 1099 13591843 1.0 2.0 2.0 2.5
7Kiran RebholzB 1W 10W 12B 8
 1046 14174154 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.5
8Colin EvansW 2B 12W 9W 7
  989 14104252 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.5
9Jacob LeedB 3W 5B 8bye
  985 14158038 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
10Clayton JohnsonW 4B 7B 5W 12
  965 13892938 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
11William CulbertsonB 5W 3B 4W 6
  937 13278861 1.0 1.5 2.5 3.0
12Alara BalasaygunW 6W 8B 7B 10
  871 14469858 0.0 1.0 1.0 2.0

SwissSys Wall Chart. Halloween Gambit: K-12_U900

#Name/Rtng/IDRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4
1Tom McKenzie-SmithW 5B 7W 2B 6
  844 13671984 1.0 2.0 3.0 3.0
2Adam SerotaB 6W 8B 1W 4
  781 14319088 1.0 2.0 2.0 3.0
3David Huang- 7------------
  711 14256375 F0.0U0.0U0.0U0.0
4Maanas TammaraB 8W 5W 7B 2
  678 13887148 0.0 1.0 2.0 2.0
5Adam GiovanettiB 1B 4bye W 7
  588 14322076 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0
6Dylan HurokW 2bye B 8W 1
  565 14161968 0.0 1.0 2.0 3.0
7Anthony Ciamfrani- 3W 1B 4B 5
  503 14445166 X1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0
8Spencer Rudolph AdlerW 4B 2W 6bye
  456 14179941 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0

SwissSys Wall Chart. Halloween Gambit: K-6_U500

#Name/Rtng/IDRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4
1Maya RebholzB 6W 10B 4bye
  499 14174160 0.0 1.0 1.0 2.0
2Andrew DoughanW 7B 5W 3B 6
  487 14352928 1.0 2.0 2.0 3.0
3Graeme McNultyB 8W 6B 2W 4
  486 14270116 1.0 2.0 3.0 3.0
4Hayden KellerW 10B 9W 1B 3
  450 14320085 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0
5Daniel CohenB 11W 2B 7W 10
  438 14409308 1.0 1.0 2.0 3.0
6Max SerotaW 1B 3W 8W 2
  421 14319073 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0
7Nicholas RhodesB 2W 11W 5bye
  367 14409430 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.5
8Jacob GrochW 3bye B 6W 11
  203 14445083 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
9Marshall Rhodesbye W 4B 10bye
  190 14409445 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.5
10Mihir RamB 4B 1W 9B 5
 unr. 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0
11Ellen TroyanoskyW 5B 7bye B 8
 unr. 0.0 0.0 1.0 2.0

SwissSys Wall Chart. Halloween Gambit: Extra Games

#Name/Rtng/IDRd 1
1Jacob LeedB 2
  985 14158038 1.0
2Spencer Rudolph AdlerW 1
  456 14179941 0.0

 

Quad 1 
Brennan Vergas 1.5
Hongrui Zang 3
Ryan D Cabrera 1
David Weger 0.5

Quad 2
Jacob Kizun 2.5
David Certo 0
Brendan Murphy 1
Asa Hartman 2.5

Quad 3
Jacob Davis 2.5
Kevin Zhang 1
Noah Nichilo 0
Spencer Milanek 2.5

Quad 4
Joshua Hass 2.5
Peter Minneci 1
Sean Werner 1.5
Miguel Santos 1

Quad 5
Andrew Stevenson 3
Benjamin Kozloff 1.5
Drew Pusak 1
Toby Murphy 0.5

Quad 6 - Unrated Swiss 1
Daniel Friedlander 2
Zuni Zarate-Ramirez 2
Andre Mauro 2
Tommy Moul 1
Teddy Mischel 1.5
Deacon Mayock 2.5
Ethan Tedgi 1