Caissa Chess Software
Denver Open
04/26/2019 - 04/28/2019

2019 Denver Open, April 26-28, 2019. 
5 round Swiss System tournament. 
 
Friday, April 26th: Beginning at 6:00pm, IM Danny Rensch, well known as the driving force behind the Chess.com website, will give an entertaining lecture followed by an exciting 30 board simul. 
 
There is a $40 entry fee for the simul. Denver Chess Club  members and Juniors (<14 years) receive a $10 discount. There will be no charge to attend  IM Rensch's lecture.
 
WGM Tatev Abrahamyan has been invited to the tournament as a role model and inspiration for a Colorado State Chess Association young girls tournament that will be held separately from the Denver Open at this same location.
 
Both WGM Abrahamyan and IM Rensch will play in the Denver Open Championship section, in addition to at least 5 other IM/GM's that the DCC is bringing to this tournament in cooperation with the CSCA. See Tournament Notes below. 
 
Tournament Details: 
 
Site: Embassy Suites, Denver Tech center; 10250  East Costilla Avenue; Centennial; CO 80112.  Phone: 303-792-0433. Chess rate details: Single rate $109; Double $119 per night. Rates include free breakfast. Reservations to be made by April 6:  

https://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/D/DENTCES-DCC-20190426/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

 
 
Registration: Preregister online https://denverchess.com/tournaments/upcoming until April 25th at 10:00pm for both the simul and tournament, or for either. Mail checks payable to the Denver Chess Club to Meint Olthof at 3769  S. Glencoe Street; Denver; CO 80237. Mailed checks must be received by April 24th. Simul registration at the door Friday, April 26th, 5:00 - 6:00pm. Register for the tournament at the door Saturday, April 27th, 8:00 - 9:00am. Online registration is preferred. 
 
Sections: Championship. This section will be FIDE ratedand is restricted to players USCF 1800 or above. 
U2200. 
U1800:  
U1400. 
 
Entry Fees: Championship : IM/GM or WIM/WGM, Free. 2200 and above, $75. 2000 - 2199, $100. 1800 - 1999, $115.
All other sections: $55
DCC members and Juniors (<14 years): $10 less in any section. 
All players: $10 more at the door. 
 
Time Control: Championship Section: 40/90; G/30 with a 30 second increment from move 1. All Other Sections: Saturday: Rounds 1-3: G/90; +10 second delay. Sunday: Rounds 4-5, G/90; +30 second increment.   . 
 
Round Times: Championship Section: Friday, 6:00pm. Saturday: 9:30am, 4:30pm. Sunday: 9:30am, 4:30pm. All Other Sections: Saturday: 9:30am, 2:30pm, 6:30pm. Sunday: 9:30am, 4:30pm.
 
Prizes: Championship section: Prize fund is guaranteed: 1st, $1000. 2nd, $750. 3rd, $500. U2400, $250. Other sections: Prizes will be based on entries. 
 
Tournament Notes:
 
IM Danny Rensch and WGM Tatev  Abrahamyan have agreed to play in this tournament. And quoting GM Alex Fishbein, "Awesome. I am happy to confirm my participation."
 
Other non-local IM/GM or WIM/WGM players: The DCC, along with the CSCA, is offering the next 5 titled players who register; 3 nights at the hotel venue, a $200 stipend, and a free entry. Alternatively you may choose to receive a lump sum of $500 and the free entry. The players must contact Brian Wall  to take advantage of this generous offer. Email: brianwallchess3@taom.com Phone: 720-646-9259. After these 5 slots are filled, titled players only receive a free entry.
 
USCF membership required.

CSCA membership required for Colorado residents. 

DCC membership is not required but is encouraged. DCC Membership prices are: 3 month, $17. 6 month, $28. 12 month, $45. 

DCC Tour Event.  Guaranteed minimum year end Tour prize fund of $1,500.  Tour points: win 50; draw 25; entry 10.

Bye policy: Only one half point bye will apply to a players score with regards to winning prize money. Any bye in Round 4 or 5 will be scored as zero, but will not be considered a withdrawal.

 

Full Tournament

 

Registered Players (92)

Championship
149588902635 CORRALES JIMENEZ
120779102584ALEXANDER FISHBEIN
132151962583ANDREW TANG
152292872562ANDREY GOROVETS
124423622543JESSE KRAAI
160838052520PRASANNA RAGH RAO
126598332489DANIEL M RENSCH
128514352462TATEV ABRAHAMYAN
124457522443DEAN IPPOLITO
124262792410DAVID VIGORITO
125637332332LIOR CHAIM LAPID
103736382292JOHN L WATSON
126305932279RICHARD SHTIVELBAND
109233442246BRIAN WALL
143915722211ANAIY SOMALWAR
145409632204AKSHAT JAIN
111551892200SUNIL WEERAMANTRY
126411882130ALAA-ADDIN MOUSSA
133929872130RHETT LANGSETH
143454562121DANIEL HERMAN
146963462109SULLIVAN MCCONNELL
149190642103NEIL BHAVIKATTI
146404322098SHEENA ZENG
148103062052JONAH ANTH ROMERO
123966602045MARC ANTH JIMENEZ
146929972004GRIFFIN MCCONNELL
143454412004SARA HERMAN
127454302000LAURENCE ROB WUTT
121260301989EARLE WIKLE
104103471968BRAD LUNDSTROM
163030211865ROSE ATWELL
140227741858EVAN DONAL HELMAN
125522511842JOHN R HARTMANN
127189541800TIMOTHY BRENNAN
U2200
104082611907JOSHUA SAMUEL
128949761857HAROUN MUELLER-OMAR
156101241785DAVIN YIN
127226461773JOSHUA BLANCHFIELD
127243801771TED DOYKOS
153650111721WESLEY WOO
166889871703PERRY J. GORE
129197691630VIBI VARGHESE
120443801630ROGER REDMOND
162315341582CHRISTOPHER MOTLEY
U1800
148239631766JEFFREY STU DAVIS
127468151756DWIGHT SEHLER
109240311722GARY BAGSTAD
127028671716RANDALL WOLFE
125325991709JAMES MACNEIL
126878541668STEVE ROBE KOVACH
127603191666RYAN BLACKMAN
126934481655PHILLIP M BROWN
125752141628STEPHEN P MARQUEZ
127760941626EARL WUTT
131801141618PR HERRINGTON III
128148501587JACOB ORNELAS
126589781573CHARLES SWARTZ
160224731542HARSH MALI
146781201504ROBERT CARLSON
122268701500JOE BEANE JR
127085631500ANN DAVIES
124716391500NORBERT MARTINEZ
160187221499VEDANT MARGALE
166863211488ROBERT CORBOY
130515711483MEINT OLTHOF
164314081471GRAYSON ED HARRIS
156181421468GEORGE PESCHKE
153650261437NATHAN WOO
128825101436BRIAN LEDSWORTH
125829141425ELIZABETH SCOTT
166132201406ANDREW ESKENAZI
161679551297HENRY XIAO
152330581028KEVIN BU
15233043995STEVEN BU
16937660UnratedROBERTO POPA
17019450UnratedPETER LUKE OLSZEWSKI
U1400
120598001319GEORGE LOMBARDI
147628851303WILLIAM WOLF
164033641289ALAYNE P WILINSKY
160452561289AYUSH VISPUTE
127173901259DYLAN JER WIERSMA
158070851164AMITAI SEBBA
164536761128SCOTT FERGUSON
168205731058DANIEL THEO SMITH
162291361037SEAN MICH SIMPSON
16751694970ILAN SEBBA
15533815953ARJUN IYER
16810905890LENIN VIJAYALAKSH
15488912852CHARLES BEASLEY
12717164641CHAD MICHA AUGUST
12669576UnratedDAX HUNTER JORDAN
17031498UnratedMATTHEW SOLIDAY