1st Auburn Power open November 2-4, 2012
5 rounds: 40/2, SD/1, d/5
Congratulations to Open winner:
GM Enrico Sevillano
More than 80 players into Auburn to play in the 1st Auburn Power Open on November 2-4, 2012. Organized by the Auburn Chess Club, with the sponsorship of the The Power Club restaurant and brewery, the tournament is believed to be one of the largest and strongest tournaments ever held in the Sacramento region.
Led by two Grandmasters, three International Masters, five FIDE Masters, and three Life Masters, a field of twenty-three players competed in the Open (2000+) section. GM Enrico Sevillano finished with 4.0 in the five-round tournament, giving him a clear first place. Six tied for second with 3.5: GM Walter Browne, IM Ricardo DeGuzman, FM David Lucky, FM Pedram Atoufi, FM Nick Raptis, and Kesav Viswanadha. GM Sevillano's effort won him the top prize of $817.
The U2000 section was won by Doug Legvold of Sacramento with 4.5. Alex Labeirie and Brahma Mohanty won the U1600 and U1200.
IM Timothy Taylor hosted a simul on Thursday night against 14 local players. He managed an impressive 12 wins and 2 draws.
Alfred and Peggy Lee, owners of The Power Club, sponsored the event.
'Best Game' was awarded to Chenyi Zhao, 8, of Fremont CA, playing in the U1600 section.
Michael Cicelski scored best in the '12 and Under - Unrated' category winning $100.
Sevillano (2603) - Lucky, David (2345) 11.03.12
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Qb6 6. a3 Nh6 7. b4 cxd4 8. cxd4 Nf5 9. Be3 Be7 10. Bd3 Nxe3 11. fxe3 f6 12. exf6 Bxf6 13. Qc2 Bd7 14. Nc3 Rc8 15. Na4 Qd8 16. Nc5 Rc7 17. Bxh7 Ke7 18. Rc1 Nxd4 19. exd4 b6 20. O-O bxc5 21.bxc5 Rc8 22. Rce1 Qa5 23. g4 Kd8 24. g5 Be7 25. Qg6 Rf8 26. Rxe6 Qc3 27. Rxe7 Rxf3 28. Rxd7+