RRSO VI

27 April 2008
Davis, Texas

Oklahoma
(On Road)
14.5
3.5

Texas
(At Home)
Bd
Player
Pre
Post
Score
Pre
Post
Player
Pre Post
Pre Post
01
2268
2273
1.5
0.5
2211
2206
2268
2273
2211
2206
02
2167
2175
2.0
0.0
1971
1962
2167
2175
1971
1962
03
2127
2132
2.0
0.0
1819
1812
2127
2132
1819
1812
04
1993
1981
1.0
1.0
1728
1745
1993
1981
1728
1745
05
1938
1947
2.0
0.0
1720
1708
1938
1947
1720
1708
06
1919
1904
1.0
1.0
1583
1697
1919
1904
1583
1697
07
1915
1919
2.0
0.0
1503
1497
1915
1919
1503
1497
08
1883
1865
1.0
1.0
1475
1505
1883
1865
1475
1505
09
1825
1827
2.0
0.0
1196
1193
1825
1827
1196
1193

2008 Murray County Open

27 April 2008
Murray, Oklahoma

#
Player
St
Pre
Post
Rd01
Rd02
Rd03
Rd04
Total
01
Bran Whitcomb
OK
1731
1752
W12
W02
D09
W04
3.5
02
OK
1800
1805
W05
L01
W06
W09
3.0
03
William Sparks
OK
1676
1657
D08
W09
L05
W11
2.5
04
Bruce Wells
OK
1619
1628
W10
D06
W07
L01
2.5
05
OK
1455
1482
L02
W11
W03
2.5
06
OK
1766
1746
W07
D04
L02
D08
2.0
07
OK
1489
1495
L06
W08
L04
W10
2.0
08
OK
1466
1478
D03
L07
W10
D06
2.0
09
OK
1557
1547
W11
L03
D01
L02
1.5
10
Hans Chen
OK
1231
1239
L04
W12
L08
L07
1.0
11
Harry Payne
OK
0549
0549
L09
L05
L03
1.0
12
Albert Rine
OK
1375
1343
L01
L10
0.0

RRSO VI Photos

Oklahoma Chess Team 2008 OKLAHOMA CHESS TEAM - WORLD AND RRSO CHAMPIONS - PHOTO COURTESY OF FRANK BERRY ARCHIVES - GRAHICS BY JIM HOLLINGSWORTH
Texas Chess Team 2008 TEXAS CHESS TEAM - SOUTHERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS - PHOTO COURTESY OF FRANK BERRY ARCHIVES - GRAHICS BY JIM HOLLINGSWORTH
2008 Murray County Open 2008 MURRAY COUNTY OPEN - PHOTO COURTESY OF FRANK BERRY ARCHIVES - GRAHICS BY JIM HOLLINGSWORTH
NM Movses Movsisyan (OK) USCF ORIGINAL LIFE CHESS MASTER MOVSES MOVSISYAN - OKLAHOMA STATE CHESS CHAMPION (2004, 2005, 2010) - PHOTO COURTESY OF FRANK BERRY ARCHIVES - GRAPHICS BY JIM HOLLINGSWORTH
Board One Terminator

USCF Original Life Chess Master Movses Movsisyan helped Oklahoma dominate Texas by "terminating" his opponent.  In the RRSO record books a "Terminator" is one who achieves victory over a match opponent from the other state by a 2.0 or 1.5 score.  He is tied for Top Nine in that category as this is written.  RRSO VI was his second RRSO event.

Photo courtesy of Frank Berry Archives - graphics by Jim Hollingsworth

NM Jim Rohrbaugh (TX) USCF ORIGINAL LIFE CHESS MASTER JIM ROHRBAUGH - SAN ANTONIO CITY CHESS CO-CHAMPION (1998, 1999) - PHOTO COURTESY OF FRANK BERRY ARCHIVES - GRAPHICS BY JIM HOLLINGSWORTH
Board One for Texas

USCF Original Life Chess Master Jim Rohrbaugh represented Texas on Board One.  Jim has been a Texas chess icon for many years.  He was the San Antonio City Chess Co-Champion in 1998 and 1999.  He is also a member of the San Antonio "2300 Club" limited to San Antonio area chess players who achieve a 2300 rating.  RRSO VI was his first RRSO event.

Photo courtesy of Frank Berry Archives - graphics by Jim Hollingsworth

Board Three Battle USCF ORIGINAL LIFE CHESS MASTER TOM BRAUNLICH - OKLAHOMA STATE CHESS CHAMPION (2006, 2009, 2011) - AND - AURELIO GONZALEZ - USCF CLUB TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR - TREASURER OF THE TARRANT COUNTY CHESS CLUB - UNIVERSALLY RECOGNIZED AS THE MOST FANATICAL CHESS PLAYER IN TEXAS BECAUSE OF PLAYING IN ALL FOURTEEN RRSO EVENTS - PHOTO COURTESY OF FRANK BERRY ARCHIVES - GRAPHICS BY JIM HOLLINGSWORTH
USCF Original Life Chess Master Tom Braunlich and the Most Fanatical Chess Player in Texas, Aurelio Gonzalez

USCF Original Life Chess Master Tom Braunlich and the Most Fanatical Chess Player in Texas, Aurelio Gonzalez, battled in a hard fought match on Board Three.  Eventually Tom scored two points for Oklahoma.

Photo courtesy of Frank Berry Archives - graphics by Jim Hollingsworth

Mike Crockett (OK) USCF LIFE MEMBER AND LOCAL TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR MIKE CROCKETT - PHOTO COURTESY OF FRANK BERRY ARCHIVES - GRAPHICS BY JIM HOLLINGSWORTH
Board Seven Ace

Mike Crockett, USCF Life Member and Local Tournament Director, represented Oklahoma well in RRSO VI.  He scored his first ever "Ace" on Board Seven (a 2-0 shutout against a match opponent from the other state).

Photo courtesy of Frank Berry Archives - graphics by Jim Hollingsworth

Board Five Battle CHESS EXERT TOM NICHOLS AND GLENN BAUMANN - PHOTO COURTESY OF FRANK BERRY ARCHIVES - GRAPHICS BY JIM HOLLINGSWORTH
Chess Expert Tom Nichols (OK) and Glenn Baumann (TX)

Oklahoma Chess Expert Tom Nichols (on the left in the photo) used to be one the Army's toughest chess players and is an RRSO co-founder.  Tom scored an "Ace" result against a young Glenn Baumann (from Texas).  But this story's ending is only the beginning of another.  His Texas teammates say Glenn was so impressed with Tom's play he told them he wanted to be just like Tom when he got older.

A few years later (2013), Glenn achieved an Expert rating and won the Oklahoma State Chess Champion title.  Coincidence or destiny?  In either case, this is now a historic photo of two really tough chess players.

Photo courtesy of Frank Berry Archives - graphics by Jim Hollingsworth

Changing of the Guard TRAVELING TROPHY CHANGES HANDS - PHOTO COURTESY OF FRANK BERRY ARCHIVES - GRAPHICS BY JIM HOLLINGSWORTH
Custody of the famous "Traveling Trophy" goes to Oklahoma

At RRSO, the entrance fee is low ($5) but the stakes are nearly priceless.  When the most fanatical chess players in Oklahoma and Texas meet in their annual team match they don't play for just a few rating points.  They play for the honor of their state, for bragging rights and the right to own the famous "Traveling Trophy" for another year.  In this RRSO VI photo, Texas Chess Team Captain Tom Crane (left) passes the icon of true chess excellence over to Frank Berry (right), Oklahoma Chess Team Captain.

Photo courtesy of Frank Berry Archives - graphics by Jim Hollingsworth

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