Cave, Perryman Lead in Trinidad and Tobago National Mens’ Finals

Sean Perryman 

Christo Cave

Trinidad Guardian Report:

National Master and, 13-time defending national champion Christo Cave survived a bit of a scare in the first round, with his opponent David Christopher missing checkmate in three moves, to eventually win that game when competition in the New India Assurance Chess Championships got underway last weekend at the Rooftop Rhand Credit Union, Abercromby Street.

The seasoned champion Cave and a young debutant Sean Perryman produced perfect results.

Cave won his second game to join Perryman for the leadership on two points. Perryman, a first time finalist and also the youngest player at these games.

Perryman obtained victories over experienced campaigners Cecil Lee (National Master) and Frank Yee (Fide Master).

In other action Hayden Lee, another debutant to the finals, created a major upset when he displayed a game way beyond his ranking to defeat second seed and former national champion Yogendranath Ramsingh (nm) in the first round of play.

Lee is the lowest rated player in this tournament but has been the most improved player during the last year and has already stated that he has nothing to lose.

According to Ryan Harper (FM), the country’s first internationally titled player and National Champion in 2002, “Hayden’s aggressive style of play and ability to fight back from apparent positional shambles makes him a serious threat to the most experienced of players” and forecasts even more surprises like that of the first round.

The first round saw three victories and three draws but the second round play was a more decisive affair with Cave, Sean, Mario Merritt (FM), Michael Pouchet (FM), Ramsingh (NM) scoring wins while the sole drawn game was between Ryan Harper (FM) and David Christopher.

Play continues this weekend from 4 pm at the Rooftop Rhand Credit Union, Abercromby Street.

Trinidad & Tobago 2005 Men's National Chess Championships

 

 

 

ROUNDS

 

ID#

PLAYERS

ELO

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

TOTAL

 

 

 

W12

W2

B3

W4

B5

W6

B7

W8

B9

W10

B11

 

1

NM Yogendranath Ramsingh

 2178

0

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

W11

B1

W12

W3

B4

W5

B6

W7

B8

W9

B10

 

2

Dr. Eddison Chang

 

 1/2

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1/2

 

 

 

W10

B11

W1

B2

W12

W4

B5

W6

B7

W8

B9

 

3

David Christopher

 

0

 1/2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1/2

 

 

 

W9

B10

W11

B1

W2

B3

W12

W5

B6

W7

B8

 

4

NM Cecil Lee

 2009

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

W8

B9

W10

B11

W1

B2

W3

B4

W12

W6

B7

 

5

FM Frank Yee

 2099

 1/2

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1/2

 

 

 

W7

B8

W9

B10

W11

B1

W2

B3

W4

B5

W12

 

6

FM Michael Pouchet

 2165

 1/2

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 1/2

 

 

 

B6

B12

W8

B9

W10

B11

W1

B2

W3

B4

W5

 

7

FM Mario Merritt

 2142

 1/2

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 1/2

 

 

 

B5

W6

B7

B12

W9

B10

W11

B1

W2

B3

W4

 

8

Ravishen Singh

 2110

 1/2

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 1/2

 

 

 

B4

W5

B6

W7

B8

B12

W10

B11

W1

B2

W3

 

9

Sean Perryman

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

B3

W4

B5

W6

B7

W8

B9

B12

W11

B1

W2

 

10

NM Christo Cave

 2261

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

B2

W3

B4

W5

B6

W7

B8

W9

B10

B12

W12

 

11

FM Ryan Harper

 2230

 1/2

 1/2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

B1

W7

B2

W8

B3

W9

B4

W10

B5

W11

B6

 

12

Hayden Lee

 

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1