65th Annual Iowa Open

Congratulations to Anish Lodh, James Neal and FM Alex Betaneli for a three way tie in the 65th annual Iowa Open. Anish scored four upsets to win on tiebreaks and get the coveted 65th Iowa Open 1st place Pint Glass.

In the Reserve section Timothy Bergal Crushed it with a 5-0 perfect score. A tie for Second with 4-0 Scores Sarah Faith Carson and Anirudh Anabhra Soni.

The Rated Beginners Open was won by Shreethan Sankapelly by tiebreaks over Hawkeye Chess Club Treasurer Andy Swiston III who didn’t realize some of the chess events he attended in Chicago as a child were rated. You know what they say…. Once rated Always Rated Right Roger Alexander!

Chess Mother Child winners were Shreethan Sankapelly and his mother Manjusri Sankapelly. Second place going to Heidi and Benjamin Pierce.

Mixed Doubles was won by the team of Arnav Gupta and Sarah Faith Carson with a score of 6.5 edging out the team of IM Erik Santarius and Athena Wu.

Iowa Open Cash Winners

1st thru 3rd $1600 divided by 3 = $533.33

Anish Lodh $534

James Neal $534

FM Alex Betaneli $534

U2200

1st (200) and 2nd(100) $300 divided by 3 = $100

Michael Takahashi $100

Gregory Revesz $100

Kevin Xu $100

U2000

1st (200) and 2nd(100) $300 divided by 2 = $150

Robert Reynolds $150

Aditya Gupta $150

U1800

1st (200) and 2nd(100) $300 divided by 2 = $150

Kian Thompson $150

Ayden Huang $150

Iowa Reserve Cash Winners

1st Place $150

Timothy Bergal $150

2nd (100) and 3rd (75) $175 divided by 2 = $87.5

Sarah Faith Carson $88

Soni Anirudh $88

U1450 $60 divided by 2 = $30

Kyros Wu $30

Nicholas Risko $30

U1250 $60

Oliver Ohly $60

U950 $60

Daniel Bell $60

Mixed Doubles

1st place $70

Arnav Gupta 2.5 Sarah Faith Carson 4.0 6.5 $70 35/35

2nd Place $50

Erik Santarius 4.0 Athena Wu 2.0 6.0 $50