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International Master Amon Simutowe is currently competing in the New Jersey Futurity International taking place July 7-11, 2007 at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel. The field has 10 players with four Grandmasters. Simutowe is coming off an average performance at the World Open, but hopes to put together a string of good results in order to raise his ELO rating.

This tournament follows a tradition of providing up-and-coming players (or title aspirants) with opportunities to earn norms. This is the next of several tournaments for the Zambian master as he stays on course to score a GM result. Simutowe stated that he was tired after the recently-ended World Open, but that he would be ready for battle.

In the tournament field, there is a lot of variety from seasoned competitors like
Leonid Yudasin to 15-year old Evan Ju, the 2007 U.S. Cadet Champion. The games are game/90 + 30 second delay. Coverage at http://www.njscf.org.

IM Amon Simutowe at the 2007 Chicago Open. Photo by Daaim Shabazz.

IM Amon Simutowe
(Photo by Daaim Shabazz)

ROUND ONE, 7/7, 3pm
Zlotnikov-Simutowe, -
Panchanathan-Erenburg, -
Ju-Ippolito, 1-0
Molner-Bartell,-
Yudasin-Zaitchik, -

ROUND TWO, 7/8, 10am
Simutowe-Zaitchik, 0-1
Bartell-Yudasin, -
Ippolito-Molner, 1-0
Erenburg-Ju, -
Zlotnikov-Panchanathan, -

ROUND THREE, 7/8, 4pm
Panchanathan-Simutowe, 0-1
Ju-Zlotnikov, 1-0
Molner-Erenburg, -
Yudasin-Ippolito, 1-0
Zaitchik-Bartell, -

ROUND FOUR, 7/9, 10am
Simutowe-Bartell, 1-0
Ippolito-Zaitchik, -
Erenburg-Yudasin, -
Zlotnikov-Molner, 0-1
Panchanathan-Ju, 1-0

ROUND FIVE, 7/9, 4pm
Ju-Simutowe, 0-1
Molner-Panchanathan, 0-1
Yudasin-Zlotnikov, 1-0
Zaitchik-Erenburg, 0-1
Bartell-Ippolito, -

ROUND SIX, 7/10, 10am
Simutowe-Ippolito,1-0
Erenburg-Bartell, 1-0
Zlotnikov-Zaitchik, 1-0
Panchanathan-Yudasin, -
Ju-Molner, 1-0

ROUND SEVEN, 7/10, 4pm
Molner-Simutowe, 1-0
Yudasin-Ju, 1-0
Zaitchik-Panchanathan, 1-0
Bartell-Zlotnikov, -
Ippolito-Erenburg, -

ROUND EIGHT, 7/11, 10am
Simutowe-Erenburg, 0-1
Zlotnikov-Ippolito, -
Panchanathan-Bartell, 0-1
Ju-Zaitchik, 1-0
Molner-Yudasin, -

ROUND NINE, 7/11, 4pm
Yudasin-Simutowe, -
Zaitchik-Molner, -
Bartell-Ju, 1-0
Ippolito-Panchanathan, -
Erenburg-Zlotnikov, 1-0


STANDINGS

Erenburg, 6-2; Yudasin, 6-3; Panchanathan, 5-4; Ju, Bartell, 4-4; Zaitchik, Molner, Simutowe, 4-5; Ippolito, 3-5; Zlotinikov, 3-6    All 45 Games (PGN)

Posted by The Chess Drum:  8 July 2007

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