Potowotami Open & Fort Dearborn Reserve

The first Potowotami Open & Fort Dearborn Reserve was held July 7-8 at UIC Student Center East. Sixty-six players competed for a guaranteed prize fund of $5,500.


GM Priyadharshan Kannappan won $1,000 for clear first in the Potowotami Open: Priyadharshan has finished his master's program at Webster University and has accepted a job offer back home in India: we'll miss him! International Master Zhaozhi Li took clear second: George earned $700. There was a massive tie for third: GM Dmitry Gurevich, NM Steven Cooklev, Dimitar Mardov, Ben Rothschild, and Anupama Rajendra (who won $242 each) as well as Under 2000 winners Shreyas Reddy and Hiro Higuchi (who won $245 each) all scored 3.5 points. Nine-year-old Dimitar lost only to George Li & won all his other games!


In the Fort Dearborn Reserve, Leon Lang Cao, John De Mastri, William Cahill, and top Under 1600 Conor Patrick Dorn all tied for first with undefeated 4-1 scores, winning $377.50 each. Alex Zhang won $105 for second U1600, and Kevin Cahill and Orin Harris won $150 each for best scores among Under 1400 place. Jim Davis, Charles Pieper, Joshua Darnall, Max Yang, and Chris Hinkle won $57 each for best Under 1200 scores.


Thanks to NTD Maret Thorpe, assisted by Kirti Sanchana. The nice but slightly incompetent organizer, Bill Brock (hi folks!), learned about Student Center East's summer closing time of 10 p.m. the night before the event. He forgot to tell Maret, who was rather surprised when security came to ask the players to leave at 10:15. She had to learn how to adjourn the three unfinished games under both US Chess and FIDE rules. Thanks to the patient and understanding players, it all worked out in the end. And special thanks to Kirti Sanchana, who drove from Cincinnati to Chicago to assist Maret. He drove back to Cincinnati last night to be with his pregnant wife, then is driving to work in Atlanta tonight. Road warrior!


Potawatomi Open/Ft. Dearborn Res.

SwissSys Standings. Potawatomi Open/Ft. Dearborn Res.: Potawotami Open (Standings (no tiebrk))

#NameRtngTeamRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Tot
1Kannappan, Priyadharshan GM2622 W21 (w)W6 (b)W4 (w)W10 (b)W3 (w) 5.0
2Li, Zhaozhi IM2476 W9 (w)D7 (b)W18 (w)W5 (b)W11 (w) 4.5
3Gurevich, Dmitry GM2451 D22 (b)W14 (w)W28 (b)W20 (w)L1 (b) 3.5
4Cooklev, Steven2261 W19 (w)W8 (b)L1 (b)D17 (w)W16 (b) 3.5
5Mardov, Dimitar2119 W29 (w)W36 (b)H--- (-)L2 (w)W17 (b) 3.5
6Rothschild, Ben2105 W34 (b)L1 (w)H--- (-)W22 (w)W19 (b) 3.5
7Rajendra, Anupama Shashikala2085 W25 (b)D2 (w)D12 (b)D19 (w)W18 (b) 3.5
8Reddy, Shreyas1977 W32 (b)L4 (w)W23 (b)W13 (w)D9 (b) 3.5
9Higuchi, Hiroyuki Michael1943 L2 (b)W25 (w)W14 (b)W12 (w)D8 (w) 3.5
10Ng, Gary FM2262 D23 (b)W26 (w)W22 (b)L1 (w)H--- (-) 3.0
11Szpisjak, Steven J2214 W13 (b)W33 (w)H--- (-)H--- (-)L2 (b) 3.0
12Gratz, Glen E CM2109 D24 (w)W30 (b)D7 (w)L9 (b)W26 (w) 3.0
13Engelmann, Yannick1814 L11 (w)W31 (b)W38 (w)L8 (b)W24 (w) 3.0
14Qian, Bill Ningyuan1772 W38 (w)L3 (b)L9 (w)W32 (b)W21 (w) 3.0
15Gronski, Gabriel W1589 H--- (-)L18 (b)D24 (w)W36 (b)W28 (w) 3.0
16Bareket, Tom1997 D26 (b)D23 (w)H--- (-)W29 (b)L4 (w) 2.5
17Ho, Kevin1957 L20 (w)W35 (b)W36 (w)D4 (b)L5 (w) 2.5
18Abbott, James1904 D37 (b)W15 (w)L2 (b)W28 (w)L7 (w) 2.5
19Fricano, Paul1820 L4 (b)W32 (w)W33 (b)D7 (b)L6 (w) 2.5
20Georgiev, Vladimir GM2577 W17 (b)D28 (w)H--- (-)L3 (b)U--- (-) 2.0
21Ladan, Nicholas John1971 L1 (b)W34 (w)H--- (-)D26 (w)L14 (b) 2.0
22Gulecyuz, Deniz Alp1922 D3 (w)W24 (b)L10 (w)L6 (b)D25 (w) 2.0
23Kaplan, Avi Harrison1891 D10 (w)D16 (b)L8 (w)L24 (b)W34 (w) 2.0
24Menon, Gauri1740 D12 (b)L22 (w)D15 (b)W23 (w)L13 (b) 2.0
25Rogers Jr, Edward1708 L7 (w)L9 (b)H--- (-)X--- (-)D22 (b) 2.0
26Kessinger, Joseph Shea1648 D16 (w)L10 (b)W35 (w)D21 (b)L12 (b) 2.0
27Wilson, Matthew Spencer2104 D30 (w)H--- (-)H--- (-)U--- (-)U--- (-) 1.5
28Zhang, Richard2038 W35 (w)D20 (b)L3 (w)L18 (b)L15 (b) 1.5
29Guth, Joseph R1794 L5 (b)D38 (b)W30 (w)L16 (w)U--- (-) 1.5
30Connelly, Patrice1723 D27 (b)L12 (w)L29 (b)W35 (w)U--- (-) 1.5
31Chen, David Baokang1584 L33 (b)L13 (w)H--- (-)D34 (b)D32 (w) 1.5
32Shetty, Anshul P1582 L8 (w)L19 (b)B--- (-)L14 (w)D31 (b) 1.5
33Pinkney, Foster James1981 W31 (w)L11 (b)L19 (w)U--- (-)U--- (-) 1.0
34Wang, William1728 L6 (w)L21 (b)H--- (-)D31 (w)L23 (b) 1.0
35Wisniowski, Natalie WCM1704 L28 (b)L17 (w)L26 (b)L30 (b)W36 (w) 1.0
36Johnson, Henderson1500 B--- (-)L5 (w)L17 (b)L15 (w)L35 (b) 1.0
37Velikanov, Alexander FM2419 D18 (w)U--- (-)U--- (-)U--- (-)U--- (-) 0.5
38Pullin, Matthew2110 L14 (b)D29 (w)L13 (b)U--- (-)U--- (-) 0.5

Prizes. Potawatomi Open/Ft. Dearborn Res.: Potawotami Open

#NameCashNon-cash prizePrize credited to pool
1Kannappan, Priyadharshan GM (5.0/2622)1000.00 Place: 1 - $1000
3Li, Zhaozhi IM (4.5/2476)600.00 Place: 2 - $600
18Reddy, Shreyas (3.5/1977)245.00 Class3/1 - $295
21Higuchi, Hiroyuki Michael (3.5/1943)245.00 Class3/2 - $195
7Cooklev, Steven (3.5/2261)242.00 Class1/1 - $310
9Mardov, Dimitar (3.5/2119)242.00 Class2/1 - $300
12Rothschild, Ben (3.5/2105)242.00 Class1/2 - $200
4Gurevich, Dmitry GM (3.5/2451)242.00 Place: 3 - $300
14Rajendra, Anupama Shashikala (3.5/2085)242.00 Place: 4 - $100

Potawatomi Open/Ft. Dearborn Res.

SwissSys Standings. Potawatomi Open/Ft. Dearborn Res.: Ft Dearborn Rsrv (Standings (no tiebrk))

#NameRtngTeamRd 1Rd 2Rd 3Rd 4Rd 5Tot
1De Mastri, John1600 W17 (b)W8 (w)D5 (b)H--- (-)W6 (w) 4.0
2Cahill, William1579CAHILLW25 (b)W20 (w)H--- (-)W12 (b)D3 (w) 4.0
3Cao, Leon Lang1526 W18 (w)W14 (b)D12 (w)W5 (b)D2 (b) 4.0
4Dorn, Conor Patrick1492 W21 (b)W15 (w)H--- (-)D11 (b)W12 (w) 4.0
5Zhang, Alex1495YANGW19 (w)W6 (b)D1 (w)L3 (w)W11 (b) 3.5
6Heller, Harry1656 W10 (b)L5 (w)W16 (b)W19 (w)L1 (b) 3.0
7Cheknis, Adam Kent1588 D24 (w)L11 (b)W20 (b)D14 (w)W13 (b) 3.0
8Ding, Alexander M1489 W22 (w)L1 (b)L19 (b)W17 (w)W16 (b) 3.0
9Cahill, Kevin1340CAHILLL23 (b)D25 (w)H--- (-)W22 (w)W19 (b) 3.0
10Harris, Orin1295 L6 (w)W18 (b)W15 (b)H--- (-)H--- (-) 3.0
11Pham, Quoc1678 H--- (-)W7 (w)D14 (b)D4 (w)L5 (w) 2.5
12Knox, Terrance S1502 W26 (b)W23 (w)D3 (b)L2 (w)L4 (b) 2.5
13Zagade, Samraat Jagdish1442 L14 (w)W24 (b)D21 (w)W23 (b)L7 (w) 2.5
14Geannopoulos, Nicholas1751 W13 (b)L3 (w)D11 (w)D7 (b)U--- (-) 2.0
15Kolenda, T E1612 W16 (w)L4 (b)L10 (w)D24 (b)D18 (w) 2.0
16Prakash, Nandini1293 L15 (b)W26 (w)L6 (w)W25 (b)L8 (w) 2.0
17Ursu, Alexander1250 L1 (w)L21 (b)W26 (w)L8 (b)W24 (w) 2.0
18Davis, James Ivan1024 L3 (b)L10 (w)H--- (-)W20 (w)D15 (b) 2.0
19Darnall, Joshua726 L5 (b)B--- (-)W8 (w)L6 (b)L9 (w) 2.0
20Yang, Max669YANGB--- (-)L2 (b)L7 (w)L18 (b)W25 (w) 2.0
21Hinkle, Chris Davidunr. L4 (w)W17 (w)D13 (b)U--- (-)H--- (-) 2.0
22Pieper, Charlesunr. L8 (b)H--- (-)D24 (w)L9 (b)W26 (b) 2.0
23Hutter, Benjamin1683 W9 (w)L12 (b)H--- (-)L13 (w)U--- (-) 1.5
24Cao, Andy1225 D7 (b)L13 (w)D22 (b)D15 (w)L17 (b) 1.5
25Fang, Elbert1050 L2 (w)D9 (b)H--- (-)L16 (w)L20 (b) 1.0
26Rao, Abhinav Murali875 L12 (w)L16 (b)L17 (b)B--- (-)L22 (w) 1.0

Prizes. Potawatomi Open/Ft. Dearborn Res.: Ft Dearborn Rsrv

#NameCashNon-cash prizePrize credited to pool
9Cao, Leon Lang (4.0/1526)377.50 Class1/1 - $210
6De Mastri, John (4.0/1600)377.50 Place: 1 - $700
8Cahill, William (4.0/1579)377.50 Place: 2 - $400
12Dorn, Conor Patrick (4.0/1492)377.50 Place: 3 - $200
11Zhang, Alex (3.5/1495)105.00 Class1/2 - $105
15Cahill, Kevin (3.0/1340)150.00 Class2/1 - $200
16Harris, Orin (3.0/1295)150.00 Class2/2 - $100
21Davis, James Ivan (2.0/1024)57.00 Class3/1 - $195
26Pieper, Charles (2.0/0)57.00 Class3/2 - $90
23Darnall, Joshua (2.0/726)57.00
24Yang, Max (2.0/669)57.00
25Hinkle, Chris David (2.0/0)57.00

US Chess has already posted the ratings reports for the Potowotami Open and for the Fort Dearborn Reserve.