The Daily Review (Hayward)
Sunday, May 11, 1980
by richard shorman
FRITZINGER AT LAKE MERRITT
USCF master Dennis Fritzinger of Berkeley gave a chess talk and simultaneous exhibition on some 15 boards at the Lakeview Branch Library, located on the east end of Lake Merritt, in Oakland, Saturday, May 3.
Only Frisco Del Rosario (1647) of Hayward succeeded in defeating the poet chess master in exhibition play, while John Romo (1990), Livermore, and Steven Siu (Unr.), Oakland, were allowed to draw.
The Lakeview Branch Library chess group meets Saturdays from 2-5:30 p.m. under the guidance of Kenn Fong (Oakland). Instruction, games and activities are offered in an informal park setting. For directions, please phone 451-1610.
White: Dennis Fritzinger (2347) Black: Frisco Del Rosario (1647).
SAN JOSE STATE TOURNAMENT RESULTS
The San Jose State University Spring '80 Open Chess Tournament attracted 128 players to a five-round, USCF-rated Swiss system event in seven divisions, March 29-30. Directors were Francisco Sierra, Amada Sierra, John Sumares and Leslie Dutcher. Complete results:
1st, Florin Gheorgiu (2632), Romania, 5-0, $500; 2nd-3rd, Nick de Firmian (2514), Berkeley, and Charles Powell (2228), San Francisco, 4-1, $100 each; 4th-8th, Eleuterio Alsasua (2055), San Jose, Juan Fong (1973), Hollywood, Mike McCusker (1933), Los Gatos, Leonardo Moguel (2199), San Mateo, and Gabriel Sanchez (2192), Santa Clara, 3.5-1.5, $28.73 each.
Best B, Charles Garner (1609), Sunnyvale, 3-2, $30; Best C, Ursula Foster (1552), Modesto, 1-4, $27; Best Under 1400, Elious Chapman (1292), Santa Clara, 2-3, $25; Best Unrated, Edwin Crisolo, San Jose, and Douglas Sourbeer, Fremont, 1.5-3.5, $11.50 each.
1st, Pedro Marcal (1912), Palo Alto, 4.5-.5, $100; 2nd-3rd, Dave Cater (1907), Sunnyvale, and Donald Urquhart (1928), San Jose, 4-1, $37.50 each; 4th-5th, Richard Meisel (1941), Phoenix, Arizona, and Michael Sorber (1638), Davis, 3-2, $17.50 each.
1st-3rd, Romulo Aguilar (1785), Daly City, George Nichels (1787), Oakland, and Fred Sanchez (1760), San Jose, 4-1, $98.33 each; 4th-5th, John Romo (1729), Livermore, and Michael Vaughn (1723), Dorena, Oregon, 3.5-1.5, $25 each; 6th-9th, Mike Cardillo (1728), San Jose, Ron Easter (1672), Hayward, Craig Flores (1602), Santa Clara, and Nicholas Sinkewitsch (1516), Menlo Park, 3-2, $4 each.
1st-3rd, Hans Dirks (1564), Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Jesse Flores (1554), Santa Clara, and Douglas Walker (1425), San Jose, 4-1, $64.33 each; 4th-5th, Dan Coleman (1490), San Mateo, and Blake Fuessenich (1530), Monterey, 3.5-1.5, $29.50 each; 6th-8th, Kevin Binkley (1468), Cupertino, Chris Flammer (1580), Los Altos, and Joseph Svancara (1536), San Jose, 3-2, $14.33 each.
1st-3rd, Bob Brooks (1331), Los Gatos, Caesar Garcia (1352), San Jose, and Paul Smith (1319), Half Moon Bay, 4-1, $50 each; 4th-5th, James Bell (1293), Woodside, and Steven Bickford (1345), San Jose, 3.5-1.5, $22.50 each; 6th, Steve Meaders (1277), San Jose, 3-2, $16.
1st-2nd, Alan Purvis (1064), San Jose, and Robert Shiner (1193), Sunnyvale, 4-1, $20 each; 3rd, Martin Hall (1029), Santa Clara, 3-2, $10.
1st. Romulo Fuentes, San Francisco, 4.5-.5, $45; 2nd-3rd, Ryszard Bleszynski, Cupertino, and Frank Zimmerman, San Jose, 4-1, $31.50 each; 4th-6th, Norman Ting, San Jose, David Van Stone, Palo Alto, and Todd Walker, San Jose, 3.5-1.5, $12.67 each.
Here are a few of the best games from the San Jose State University Spring '80 Open, recorded in USCF approved streamlined coordinate chess notation (files lettered "a" to "h", ranks numbered "1" to "8", always counting from White's lower left corner regardless of whose turn to move; pawn captures designated by file letters only).
White: Nick de Firmian (2514). Florin Gheorghiu (2632).
White: Mike McCusker (1933). Juan Fong (1973).
White: Richard Koepcke (2049). Mike McCusker (1933).
White: Renard Anderson (2113). Jose Rivera (2023).
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