ACE Chess Update: Congrats!

Posted: March 5th, 2012 by Daniel Rensch

Congratulations to International Master’s Joel Banawa and Shahin Mohandesi for sharing top honors (Co-Champions) at the 1st Annual ACE Chess Arizona State Championship. IM Mohandesi won the Armageddon Blitz Playoff Game to take home the first ever Norm Saba Trophy! You can check out IM Danny Rensch’s two mid-tourney blogs about the event here at Danny’s Corner, and stay tuned for a post recap article with pictures and more!

Thanks to the many of you who stopped by the Chess Emporium to view the event live, and to those who followed the games LIVE on Chess.com and Chess.com/TV!

REMEMBER, the next Master Trek is this coming Saturday (March 17th)  in Mesa! Click here to sign up before late fees kick in.

 

FINAL STANDINGS:

# Name/Rtng/ID Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5
1 MACKENZIE MOLNER W 2 B 4 W 3 B 5 W 6
2520 12662506  0  .5  1.0  2.0  3.0
2 JOEL BANAWA B 1 W 6 B 4 W 3 W 5
2444 12922625  1.0  1.0  1.5  2.5  3.5
3 DANIEL M RENSCH W 6 W 5 B 1 B 2 W 4
2478 12659833  .5  1.5  2.0  2.0  3.0
4 MARK GINSBURG B 5 W 1 W 2 B 6 B 3
2406 10172918  1.0  1.5  2.0  2.0  2.0
5 PEDRAM ATOUFI W 4 B 3 B 6 W 1 B 2
2299 12882025  0  0  0  0  0
6 SHAHIN MOHANDESI B 3 B 2 W 5 W 4 B 1
2365 14812351  .5  1.5  2.5  3.5  3.5