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Round 1 Fantasy Update Print E-mail
By Arun Sharma   
May 14, 2008
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After round 1, Chouchanik Airapetian  is the top "key to success" in the fantasy competition; she is on the roster of 7 of the top ten teams.
It was a rather rough first day for most of the fantasy entrants with the three most popular choices: NM Sam Shankland, WFM Iryna Zenyuk, and GM Alex Shabalov all failing to score on the initial day.  Luckily for most involved this is much more than a one day tournament so plenty of time for the general populace to recover.  As always though, a few upstarts who tended to shun the most popular choices have emerged in the lead after Day 1 with two entrants managing a nice 5.5 / 7 score.  Here are the point standings after the first day:

Standings by Points:

5.5 Points: 1st - 2nd
5 Points:   3rd - 10th
4.5 Points: 11th - 25th
4 Points:   26th - 85th
3.5 Points: 86th - 201st
3 Points:   202nd - 327th
2.5 Points: 328th - 449th
2 Points:   450th - 509th
1.5 Points: 510th - 524th
1 Point:    525th - 526th


Top Ten Fantasy Teams

after one round


1st Place (Daily Book Winner):  Lawrence Rostoker (2552.2857) - 5.5 Points


Alexander Ivanov      1
Boris Gulko           1
Dmitry Gurevich       1
Sergey Kudrin         1
Alex Yermolinsky      1
John Fedorowicz       0.5
Courtney Jamison      0

2nd Place:  Jeffrey Haskel (2553.4286) - 5.5 Points


Yury Shulman          0.5
Alexander Ivanov      1
Boris Gulko           1
Alex Yermolinsky      1
Tsaagan Battsetseg    0.5
Daniel Ludwig         0.5
Chouchanik Airapetian 1

3rd - 4th:  Tom Douris (2552.7143) - 5 Points


Irina Krush           1
Dmitry Gurevich       1
Sergey Kudrin         1
Dean Ippolito         0.5
David Pruess          0.5
Iryna Zenyuk          0
Chouchanik Airapetian 1

3rd - 4th:  Robert Keating (2552.7143) - 5 Points

Irina Krush           1
Anna Zatonskih        1
Dmitry Gurevich       1
John Fedorowicz       0.5
Esther Epstein        0
Chouchanik Airapetian 1
Michael Langer        0.5

5th - 6th:  Alan Myatt (2553.8571) - 5 Points


Varuzhan Akobian      0.5
Alexander Ivanov      1
Eugene Perelshteyn    0.5
Sergey Kudrin         1
Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 1
David Pruess          0.5
Michael Langer        0.5

5th - 6th:  Michael Reading (2553.8571) - 5 Points


Irina Krush           1
Varuzhan Akobian      0.5
Katerine Rohonyan     0.5
Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 1
Tsaagan Battsetseg    0.5
Chouchanik Airapetian 1
Michael Langer        0.5

7th:  Howard Cohen (2554.0000) - 5 Points


Yury Shulman          0.5
Katerine Rohonyan     0.5
Dmitry Gurevich       1
Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 1
Tsaagan Battsetseg    0.5
David Pruess          0.5
Chouchanik Airapetian 1

8th:  Nick Folino (2554.4286) - 5 Points

Irina Krush           1
Gregory Kaidanov      1
Alexander Ivanov      1
Sergey Kudrin         1
David Vigorito        0
Daniel Ludwig         0.5
Michael Langer        0.5

9th:  Gary Maltzman (2554.5714) - 5 Points

Gregory Kaidanov      1
Varuzhan Akobian      0.5
Dmitry Gurevich       1
Alex Yermolinsky      1
David Pruess          0.5
David Vigorito        0
Chouchanik Airapetian 1

10th:  Ruth Fermin (2554.7143) - 5 Points

Irina Krush           1
Anna Zatonskih        1
Alexander Ivanov      1
Boris Gulko           1
Chouchanik Airapetian 1
Courtney Jamison      0
Sam Shankland         0

Keys to Success (the number of Top Ten rosters each player was on):

Chouchanik Airapetian 7
Irina Krush           5
Alexander Ivanov      5
Dmitry Gurevich       5
Sergey Kudrin         4
David Pruess          4
Michael Langer        4
Varuzhan Akobian      3
Boris Gulko           3
Alex Yermolinsky      3
Batchimeg Tuvshintugs 3
Tsaagan Battsetseg    3
Anna Zatonskih        2
Gregory Kaidanov      2
Yury Shulman          2
Katerine Rohonyan     2
John Fedorowicz       2
David Vigorito        2
Daniel Ludwig         2
Courtney Jamison      2
Eugene Perelshteyn    1
Dean Ippolito         1
Esther Epstein        1
Iryna Zenyuk          1
Sam Shankland         1
 
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