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Watto
23-05-2009, 03:23 PM
The next Croydon Chess Club tournament is ‘The Petrosian’, named after Georgian (USSR) Grandmaster and former World Champion (1963-69) Tigran Petrosian.

It is an ACF rated tournament running over 5 Thursday evenings, with play beginning next Thursday 28th May at 7:45pm.at the Croydon RSL.

You are most welcome to participate. The entry fee is $10 for members.

Players intending to enter this tournament should register by 7:20pm on the first night as we will be holding a short briefing on tournament procedures; this will be especially useful to players who are new to tournament chess.

See the calendar on our website for more details: www.croydonchess.com

Regards,

Ian Birchall - Tournament Director


Note from Watto (Jean Watson, Croydon CC Secretary):
As in the past, we require membership in order to play in our regular tournaments (not our Grand Prix weekenders or Open of course), because as a club our focus has been on developing the club and growing its membership.

Croydon has regular club tournaments (as well as blitz nights and training workshops) throughout the year so membership is well worth it.
Club Membership
-- $60.00 / year for seniors
-- $40.00 / year for juniors
---- $20.00 / year for 2nd junior
---- additional juniors free

Detailed contact and venue details can also be found at our website. Look forward to seeing all the old faces and some new ones next Thursday.

(Btw, our Croydon Open which runs over seven rounds will also be one to look out for, starting Thursday 23rd July. :))

Watto
28-05-2009, 02:23 PM
Starts tonight!

Spiny Norman
31-05-2009, 07:06 AM
There's a ripper of a game played on board #3 which I'm hoping Watto will post when she does the results ... its a salutory lesson in why not to resign prematurely (if you suspect that swindling options are on the board).

Watto
31-05-2009, 09:07 AM
Here are the round 1 results from Thursday evening. Although it's a small field it should be a good event - the unrated players will be competitive from what I've seen of their play.


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Birchall, Ian 1862 [0] 1:0 Lyons, Linden 1132 [0]
2 Dubbeld, Andrew [0] 0:1 Chong, Reginald 1381 [0]
3 Kloprogge, Ion 1304 [0] .5:.5 Fleming, John M [0]
4 Matthews, Rodney [0] 0:1 Simpson, Bruce 1224 [0]
5 Goldsmith, Richard 1222 [0] 1:0 Pearce, Jackson [0]
Provisional Round 2 pairings

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Simpson, Bruce 1224 [1] : Birchall, Ian 1862 [1]
2 Chong, Reginald 1381 [1] : Goldsmith, Richard 1222 [1]
3 Lyons, Linden 1132 [0] : Kloprogge, Ion 1304 [.5]
4 Fleming, John M [.5] : Dubbeld, Andrew [0]
5 Pearce, Jackson [0] : Matthews, Rodney [0]


There's a ripper of a game played on board #3 which I'm hoping Watto will post when she does the results ... its a salutory lesson in why not to resign prematurely (if you suspect that swindling options are on the board).
No problem, TSK. I'm posting the game from board two between Andrew Dubbeld and Reginald Chong. I think it's the one you are talking about...
Andrew is new to tournament chess and turned up at Croydon CC for the first time on Thursday evening. Welcome Andrew. :) Reg has been beating up higher rated opposition in the Dandenong Autumn Open he's playing in at the moment and is a difficult opponent, as our Tournament Director, Ian Birchall knows all too well.

Ian Birchall's comment on the game: “New player to the club, Andrew Dubbeld, plays the opening well and Reg blunders a piece (or was it a long term sacrifice?). Unfortunately, Andrew didn't know that when that happens, Reg can be as dangerous as a wounded bull. ( I know only too well, having been on the receiving end, a while ago). Reg's pawns control in the centre, keeping his opponent's pieces quiet, while he builds an attack against the king. A final flourish and its all over. You have my commiserations, Andrew - I know how you feel.”

Here's the game.

Croydon Petrosian, Round 1: 28/05/2009
White: Andrew Dubbeld
Black: Reginald Chong, 1381

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d6 3.e4 g6 4.Bg5 Bg7 5.Bd3 c6 6.Nge2 O-O 7.O-O Nbd7 8.Nf4 Qb6 9.e5 Qxd4 10.exf6 exf6 11.Nfe2 Qb4 12.Bc1 Nb6 13.a3 Qh4 14.b3 Bg4 15.Bb2 d5 16.f3 Be6 17.g3 Qh6 18.Nf4 Nd7 19.Qe2 Rae8 20.Rfe1 g5 21.Nxe6 fxe6 22.Qe3 c5 23.Ne2 d4 24.Qe4 Ne5 25.Qxb7 Rf7 26.Qb5 Rc8 27.Kg2 f5 28.Bc4 g4 29.f4 Qh3+ 30.Kh1 Nf3

All games can be found at http://www.croydonchess.com/Results/2009/ThePetrosianJune/tabid/158/language/en-AU/Default.aspx

Spiny Norman
31-05-2009, 10:06 AM
Here's the game I referred to above:

Croydon Petrosian, Round 1: 28/05/2009
White: Ion Kloprogge (1304)
Black: John Flemming

1.e4 e5 2.c4 d6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.h3 Be7 6.d3 O-O 7.a3 Bd7 8.b4 a6 9.Be2 Qc8 10.Nd5 Bd8 11.Bb2 Nxd5 12.cxd5 Ne7 13.d4 f6 14.Rc1 Ng6 15.Rc3 Nf4 16.Rg1 Kh8 17.Bc1 Nxe2 18.Qxe2 Bb5 19.Qd1 Bd7 20.h4 Qb8 21.Nh2 Qa7 22.Be3 Qb8 23.h5 Qc8 24.Bc1 a5 25.h6 g6 26.Rf3 c6 27.dxe5 dxe5 28.Bb2 Be7 29.d6 Bd8 30.Bxe5 c5 31.Bb2 axb4 32.e5 bxa3 33.Bc3 Ba5 34.Bxa5 Rxa5 35.Qa1 Qd8 36.Rxf6 Kg8 37.Rxf8+ Qxf8 38.Nf3 Qf5 39.Qa2+ Be6 40.d7 Qe4+ 41.Kd1 Qd3+ 42.Qd2 Qxd2+ 43.Kxd2 Bxd7 44.Rc1 b6 45.Kc3 b5 46.Nd2 b4+ 47.Kb3 Be6+ 48.Nc4 Ra8 49.Rd1 g5 50.Ra1 Kf7 51.f3 a2 52.g3 Kg6 53.f4 gxf4 54.gxf4 Rd8 55.Rc1 Bxc4+ 56.Kb2 Be6 57.Ka1 Rc8 58.Rg1+ Kf5 59.Rf1 c4 60.Rg1 b3 61.Rg2 Kxf4 62.Rh2 Bf5 63.e6 Bxe6 64.Re2 Bh3 65.Rh2 Be6 66.Re2 Bf7 67.Rf2+ Kg5 68.Rxf7 Kxh6 69.Rf1 c3 70.Rh1+ Kg7 71.Rxh7+ Kg8 72.Rg7+ Kf8 1/2-1/2

Ian CCC
31-05-2009, 11:35 AM
The ending of Ion Kloprogge v John Fleming game is a great lesson for both sides of any endgame - show due care even when you are winning easily and be aware of all drawing resources when losing.

Ion has had a bit of a break from chess and was a bit 'rusty', so I think he was very happy to get away with the draw.

I should say that moves 44 to 60 in the game are almost certainly not accurate as I had some difficulty deciphering the scoresheets - but the final moves are correct.

Ian.

Watto
31-05-2009, 12:34 PM
Here's the game I referred to above:

Ah. So it was board 3. I didn't have time to play over it this morning (I've got a bad head cold- bed was beckoning again!) I just assumed it was the board 2 game Ian had commented on. Thanks for posting the game.

Watto
06-06-2009, 11:17 PM
Here are the results from round 2:


Board Rating Name Result Name Rating
1 1224 Simpson, Bruce (1) 0 - 1 Birchall, Ian (1) 1862
2 1381 Chong, Reginald (1) ˝ - ˝ Goldsmith, Richard (1) 1222
3 1132 Lyons, Linden (0) 1 - 0 Kloprogge, Ion (0.5) 1304
4 0 Fleming, John M (0.5) 1 - 0 Dubbeld, Andrew (0) 0
5 0 Pearce, Jackson (0) 1 - 0 Matthews, Rodney (0) 0

Provisional Round 3 pairings

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Birchall, Ian 1862 [2] : Chong, Reginald 1381 [1.5]
2 Goldsmith, Richard 1222 [1.5] : Fleming, John M [1.5]
3 Lyons, Linden 1132 [1] : Simpson, Bruce 1224 [1]
4 Kloprogge, Ion 1304 [.5] : Pearce, Jackson [1]
5 Dubbeld, Andrew [0] : Matthews, Rodney [0]


Okay, must be off. I'll post a game when I get a moment. As I'm playing in the Vic Open it might not be for a day or two. In the meantime, all games can be found here at Croydon's website :) http://www.croydonchess.com/Results/2009/ThePetrosianJune/tabid/158/language/en-AU/Default.aspx

Watto
13-06-2009, 12:43 PM
Round 3 results:

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Birchall, Ian 1862 [2] 0:1 Chong, Reginald 1381 [1.5]
2 Goldsmith, Richard 1222 [1.5] 1:0 Fleming, John M [1.5]
3 Lyons, Linden 1132 [1] 0:1 Simpson, Bruce 1224 [1]
4 Kloprogge, Ion 1304 [.5] 1:0 Pearce, Jackson [1]
5 Dubbeld, Andrew [0] 0:1 Matthews, Rodney [0]
The upset of the round was Reg Chong beating Ian Birchall although Reg has taken a few points off Ian in their past encounters (his rating went up by over 200 points - to 1605 - recently, a reflection of his good results here at Croydon and also at Dandenong I think. :clap:)

Crosstable after round 3:

No Name Loc Total 1 2 3

1 Chong, Reginald 1381 2.5 10:W 2:D 3:W
2 Goldsmith, Richard 1222 2.5 9:W 1:D 6:W
3 Birchall, Ian 1862 2 7:W 4:W 1:L
4 Simpson, Bruce 1224 2 8:W 3:L 7:W
5 Kloprogge, Ion 1304 1.5 6:D 7:L 9:W
6 Fleming, John M 1.5 5:D 10:W 2:L
7 Lyons, Linden 1132 1 3:L 5:W 4:L
8 Matthews, Rodney 1 4:L 9:L 10:W
9 Pearce, Jackson 1 2:L 8:W 5:L
10 Dubbeld, Andrew 0 1:L 6:L 8:L
Provisional Round 4 pairings:

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Birchall, Ian 1862 [2] : Goldsmith, Richard 1222 [2.5]
2 Chong, Reginald 1381 [2.5] : Simpson, Bruce 1224 [2]
3 Matthews, Rodney [1] : Kloprogge, Ion 1304 [1.5]
4 Fleming, John M [1.5] : Lyons, Linden 1132 [1]
5 Pearce, Jackson [1] : Dubbeld, Andrew [0]

Ian CCC
20-06-2009, 09:55 AM
Round 4 results:


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Birchall, Ian 1862 [2] 1:0 Goldsmith, Richard 1222 [2.5]
2 Chong, Reginald 1381 [2.5] 0:1 Simpson, Bruce 1224 [2]
3 Matthews, Rodney [1] 1:0 Kloprogge, Ion 1304 [1.5]
4 Fleming, John M [1.5] : Lyons, Linden 1132 [1]
5 Jackson, Pearce [1] 0:1 Dubbeld, Andrew [0]


In Round 4, Reg lost to Bruce Simpson after missing a mating combination, leaving Bruce and Ian on 3 out of 4 in the lead.

Congratulations to newcomer Andy Dubbeld who had his first win at the club! :clap:

The R4 game Fleming - Lyons has been postponed.

Here's the provisional draw for R5:

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Simpson, Bruce 1224 [3] : Goldsmith, Richard 1222 [2.5]
2 Matthews, Rodney [2] : Birchall, Ian 1862 [3]
3 Lyons, Linden 1132 [1] : Chong, Reginald 1381 [2.5]
4 Kloprogge, Ion 1304 [1.5] : Dubbeld, Andrew [1]
5 Jackson, Pearce [1] : Fleming, John M [1.5]


Don't forget the Croydon Open starts 23rd July (Thursday nights). See Croydon Chess Club website for details: http://www.croydonchess.com/

Ian CCC
20-06-2009, 10:26 AM
Here's a couple of interesting games from Round 4:

In the first battle, Reg Chong castles on the opposite side to Bruce Simpson and gets his attack going first. Reg misses a mating combination (can you find it?) which allows Bruce time to break through decisively on the other side of the board.

Event: The Petrosian
Site: Croydon Chess Club
Date: 2009.06.18
Round: 4.2
White: Chong, Reginald
Black: Simpson, Bruce
Result: 0-1
ECO: E71
WhiteElo: 1605
BlackElo: 1246
PlyCount: 76

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 g6 4.e4 d6 5.h3 Bg7 6.Bd3 O-O
7.Nge2 b6 8.Be3 Bb7 9.Qd2 Nbd7 10.Bh6 e5 11.Bxg7 Kxg7 12.O-O-O a6 13.g4
b5 14.f4 bxc4 15.Bxc4 d5 16.Bb3 Nxe4 17.Nxe4 dxe4 18.fxe5 Qc7 19.Kb1 Rad8
20.Qg5 c5 21.Rhf1 c4 22.Rc1 Bd5 23.Nf4 Nb6 24.Nh5+ Kg8 25.Nf6+ Kg7 26.h4
Qb7 27.Nxd5 Qxd5 28.Qf6+ Kg8 29.Bd1 Qxd4 30.h5 Nd7 31.Qxa6 Nxe5 32.hxg6
hxg6 33.Qa5 Nd3 34.Rc3 Rb8 35.b3 cxb3 36.Bxb3 Rbc8 37.Bxf7+ Kg7 38.Kc2
Nb4+ 0-1

In the second, rapidly improving newcomer Rodney Mathews plays well against seasoned player Ion Kloprogge and makes full use of 2 rooks against his opponent's queen and exposed king.

Event: The Petrosian
Site: Croydon Chess Club
Date: 2009.06.18
Round: 4.3
White: Mathews, Rodney
Black: Kloprogge, Ion
Result: 1-0
ECO: B51
WhiteElo: 1116
BlackElo: 1286
PlyCount: 76

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 e5 4. Bb5 Nf6 5. O-O d6 6. d4
Bd7 7. Bg5 Be7 8. d5 Nb8 9. Bxd7+ Nbxd7 10. Nbd2 b5 11. Qb3 a6 12. a4 Rb8 13.
Nh4 Nh5 14. Bxe7 Qxe7 15. Nf5 Qf6 16. axb5 Rxb5 17. Qxb5 axb5 18. Ra8+ Nb8 19.
Rxb8+ Kd7 20. Rxh8 g6 21. Rxh7 Nf4 22. Nh6 Qg5 23. Rxf7+ Ke8 24. g3 Nh3+ 25.
Kh1 Qxh6 26. Rb7 Qxd2 27. Kg2 Qxb2 28. Kxh3 Kd8 29. f4 Kc8 30. Rh7 Qe2 31. Ra1
Kb8 32. Raa7 exf4 33. Rag7 Qh5+ 34. Rxh5 gxh5 35. gxf4 b4 36. e5 bxc3 37. e6 c2
38. e7 Kb7 1-0

Ian CCC
27-06-2009, 10:36 AM
The final round of The Petrosian was played on Thursday night. Here are the top placings:

1st - Ian Birchall [4]
=2nd - Bruce Simpson and Reginald Chong [3.5]
4th - Richard Goldsmith [3]

Although there was only a small turnout for this minor event on the club calendar, there were many interesting games and some good results by rising players. Reg again defeated Ian in a tough game (decided by Reg's better rapid play).

Bruce is coming in to good form, only losing to Ian.

Richard showed increased resilience, gaining draws against Reg and Bruce from difficult positions.

Of the others, Ion was only just getting into gear after a break from chess and Rodney had a good win against him. Pearce had 2 good wins against the adults, while Linden, Andrew and John all made their opponents struggle to get points against them.

Well done by all the players!


Here are the Round 5 results:


1 Simpson, Bruce 1224 [3] .5:.5 Goldsmith, Richard 1222 [2.5]
2 Matthews, Rodney [2] 0:1 Birchall, Ian 1862 [3]
3 Lyons, Linden 1132 [1] 0:1 Chong, Reginald 1381 [2.5]
4 Kloprogge, Ion 1304 [1.5] : Dubbeld, Andrew [1]
5 Jackson, Pearce [1] 1:0 Fleming, John M [1.5]


There are 2 postponed games to be completed:

R4 Fleming - Lyons
R5 Kloprogge - Dubbeld

These results will have no bearing on the top placings.

On completion of the postponed games, the final crosstable will be published.

All games and results are published on the club website. http://croydonchess.com

Ian CCC
03-07-2009, 01:04 AM
The results of the postponed games were:

R4 John M Fleming 0-1 Linden Lyons

R5 Ion Kloprogge 1-0 Andy Dubbeld


Here is the final Crosstable:


No Name Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5

1 Birchall, Ian 1862 4 6:W 3:W 2:L 4:W 7:W
2 Chong, Reginald 1381 3.5 10:W 4:D 1:W 3:L 6:W
3 Simpson, Bruce 1224 3.5 7:W 1:L 6:W 2:W 4:D
4 Goldsmith, Richard 1222 3 8:W 2:D 9:W 1:L 3:D
5 Kloprogge, Ion 1304 2.5 9:D 6:L 8:W 7:L 10:W
6 Lyons, Linden 1132 2 1:L 5:W 3:L 9:W 2:L
7 Matthews, Rodney 2 3:L 8:L 10:W 5:W 1:L
8 Jackson, Pearce 2 4:L 7:W 5:L 10:L 9:W
9 Fleming, John M 1.5 5:D 10:W 4:L 6:L 8:L
10 Dubbeld, Andrew 1 2:L 9:L 7:L 8:W 5:L



Coming up next over the next 3 weeks:

Thursday, 9 July, is a 5 Round Allegro (15 min per player)

Thursday, 16 July, is our newcomers' night - an opportunity for prospective members to check out the club and play some friendly games. Also, on that night - we'll have some fun trying out some chess variants!


And beginning Thursday 23rd July is the 2009 Croydon Open - one of our biggest and strongest tournaments. 2008 placegetters were 1st - Kok-Siong Teo, 2nd - Guy West and 3rd - Ngiam Yee Wong.

See the Croydon Chess website for more details: http://croydonchess.com

Watto
03-07-2009, 08:44 AM
And beginning Thursday 23rd July is the 2009 Croydon Open - one of our biggest and strongest tournaments. 2008 placegetters were 1st - Kok-Siong Teo, 2nd - Guy West and 3rd - Ngiam Yee Wong.

See the Croydon Chess website for more details: http://croydonchess.com
http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?t=10207
Here's the chesschat thread on the 2009 Open. :)