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Publicist
06-06-2010, 07:20 AM
THE 2010 VICTORIAN CHAMPIONSHIP and RESERVES
Two 12 player round robin tournaments for Victorian Chess players with players selected on current ACF ratings
Tournament: 11 round robin tournament
Rate of Play: 90 min. per player per game plus 30 sec./move from move 1
Ratings: ACF rated and FIDE rated
Entry Fees: Championship, $72 concessions $48
Reserves, $72 concessions $48
Free entry for Grand Masters and International Masters,
male or female
Forfeit time: 30 minutes
Eligibilty: Qualifying from 2009 *GM Darryl Johansen 09 champion
* David Beaumont 09 reserves winner.
Payments: Cash or cheque to the CV treasurer
Entries: by e-mail to the CV president.
Enquiries: CV president IM Leonid Sandler
E-mail: Isandler2004@yahoo.com.au
Prizes Victorian Championship
First*** *$1500 and Gold medal
second**$750 and Silver medal*******
Third $375 and Bronze medal
Fourth $200
Victorian Reserves
First****$400**********
Second**$200
Third $100
Playing dates and venues:
*******
July 15. Start time 7-30 pm Round 1 Box Hill Chess Club
July 17. Start time 1-00 pm Round 2 Elwood Chess Club
July 22. Start time 7-30 pm Round 3 Melbourne Chess Club
July 24. Start time 1-00 pm Round 4 Elwood Chess Club
July 29. Start time 7-30 pm Round 5 Melbourne Chess Club
July 31. Start time 1-00 pm Round 6 Elwood Chess Club
August 7. Start time 1-00 pm Round 7 Elwood Chess Club
August 12. Start time 7-30 pm Round 8 Melbourne Chess Club
August 14. Start time 1-00 pm Round 9 Elwood Chess Club
August 19. Start time 7-30 pm Round 10 Melbourne Chess Club
August 28. (Saturday)
Start time 12-00 noon Round 11 Box Hill Chess Club.

**********

Carl Gorka
06-06-2010, 09:01 PM
When is the last date for entries?

Metro
06-06-2010, 09:16 PM
When is the last date for entries?

Entry dead line July 5
http://chessvictoria.netfirms.com/entry_information.htm

Carl Gorka
06-06-2010, 09:18 PM
Thanks:)

Nearly a month to decide:D

Lekko
07-06-2010, 12:51 AM
The reserves are at the same time/place as the championship right?

And forgive me if this sounds stupid, but does CV take the first 12 entries for the reserve, or is it done differently?

ER
07-06-2010, 01:15 AM
The reserves are at the same time/place as the championship right?

And forgive me if this sounds stupid, but does CV take the first 12 entries for the reserve, or is it done differently?

Depends who's going to be in charge!
For more information check related threads of last year's fiasco!
Your question is not stupid at all, I just hope everything runs smoothly this year!

Lekko
07-06-2010, 02:32 AM
So does this make me eligible for the reserves Elliot?

ER
07-06-2010, 08:47 AM
So does this make me eligible for the reserves Elliot?

Well, if they made me and other players lower rated than me eligible last year, I don't see any reason why you should not be included.
Actually, this tournament, significant and prestigious as it sounds, should give priority to young talented players who will dominate the Chess scene in the years to come.
But that's in an ideal world!
I just pray that people like Carl are involved in running it, without of course trying to diminish other administrators' contribution. Carl has demonstrated a uinque ability to understand the exact nature of complicated positions and find the right solution.

Garvinator
07-06-2010, 09:43 AM
In most events of this type ie the Reserves, it would be the 12 highest rated players at the time of close of entries. They are all contesting for a spot in the Championship next year remember.

Not sure what the procedure is for this event though.

Igor_Goldenberg
07-06-2010, 10:41 AM
July 24th conflicts with ANU Open

MichaelBaron
07-06-2010, 11:07 AM
In most events of this type ie the Reserves, it would be the 12 highest rated players at the time of close of entries. They are all contesting for a spot in the Championship next year remember.

Not sure what the procedure is for this event though.

Garvinator is right - Sections have always been determined based on the ratings. Also, in recent years (well, other than last year) - there used to be more than 1 Reserves section so whoever entered had a chance to play.

Lekko
07-06-2010, 04:20 PM
In most events of this type ie the Reserves, it would be the 12 highest rated players at the time of close of entries. They are all contesting for a spot in the Championship next year remember.

Not sure what the procedure is for this event though.
That makes sense. Thanks.

Leonid Sandler
28-06-2010, 09:10 PM
The following players have confirmed their participation

IM I.Goldenberg ACF rating 2336
FM B.Cheng 2280
FM E.Levi 2221
IM M.Rujevic 2193

S.Urban 1866
S.Hose 1783

V.Wijsurija 1715

F.Lekkas 1629 .

Please note that deadline for entries is July 5.

Leonid Sandler
29-06-2010, 03:24 PM
Current Victorian Champion International Grandmaster Daryl Johansen has entered the tournament.

Leonid Sandler
30-06-2010, 09:57 AM
Two more players have entered.

Carl Gorka 2083

David Hacche 2018

Entries close July 5

Leonid Sandler
30-06-2010, 09:04 PM
Two more entries for Victorian Championship

Dusan Stojic ACF rating 2155

FM Doug Hamilton 2112

Entries close July 5

that Caesar guy
30-06-2010, 09:23 PM
Put me down for an entry Leonid :)

James

Leonid Sandler
01-07-2010, 08:57 PM
Thank you James!

A few hours ago Box Hill chess club Champion 2010 Chris Wallis ACF rating 2130 has entered.

Below are the top 12 players who entered so far for the Championship

1.GM D.Johansen 2360
2.IM I.Goldenberg 2336
3.FM B.Cheng 2280
4.FM E.Levi 2221
5.IM J.Morris 2213
6.IM M.Rujevic 2193
7. D.Stojic 2155
8. C.Wallis 2130
9.FM D.Hamilton 2112
10. C.Gorka 2083
11. D.Hacche 2018
12. S.Urban 1866

Entries close July 5

Leonid Sandler
04-07-2010, 11:32 AM
Below is the list players entered to Reserves tournament so far.


1.S.Urban 1866
2.S.Hose 1783
3.V.Wijsurija 1715
4.F.Lekkas 1629
5.J.Wallmuller 1577
6.P.Wallmuller 1239
7.S.Parsons 1072

Please note that winner of Victorian Championship Reserves 2010 will qualify for Victorian Championship 2011.

Entries close July 5(tomorrow )

Lekko
04-07-2010, 12:58 PM
Is Urban playing in the Reserve or the Championship?

Carl Gorka
04-07-2010, 10:10 PM
Is Urban playing in the Reserve or the Championship?

One player higher rated than him enters, he is in the reserves.....I might be there too:)

Paul Cavezza
05-07-2010, 05:29 PM
I'd be interested in playing the reserves if there's still places!?

Paul Cavezza, FIDE 1645, my ACF rating I can't seem to find but I think it's 1320ish.

Paul

Leonid Sandler
05-07-2010, 07:44 PM
Last year Reserves tournament winner David Beaumont and IM Leonid Sandler have entered Victorian Championship 2010 .

Thank you Paul Cavezza for your entry to the Reserves tournament.

Entries close midnight July 5

Lekko
06-07-2010, 03:05 AM
Are we able to pay at the venue before round 1 ebgins?

Leonid Sandler
07-07-2010, 10:09 PM
International Arbiter Oceania President Gary Bekker has been appointed as Chief Arbiter for Victorian Championship and Reserves 2010

Tuesday July 6 ACF President Gary Wastell make pairings for Victorian Championship 2010 arguably the strongest round robin tournament in Australia this year!

Below are the pairings.


1.C.Gorka ACF rating 2083
2.D.Stojic 2155
3.FM B.Cheng 2280
4.IM M.Rujevic 2193
5.FM E.Levi 2221
6.C.Wallis 2130
7.FM D.Hamilton 2112
8.IM J.Morris 2213
9.D.Beaumont 1835
10.IM I. Goldenberg 2336
11.IM L.Sandler 2238
12.GM D.Johansen 2360



All venues plus times are published on CV website.

First round July 15 at BHCC

Starting time 7-30 pm.

Gorka-Johansen
D.Stojic-Sandler
Cheng-Goldenberg
Rujevic-Beaumont
Levi-Morris
Wallis-Hamilton


At the moment we have 8 players(hoping to get 12) who entered Victorian Championhip Reserves 2010

1.S.Stojic 1934
2.S.Urban 1866
3.S.Hose 1783
4.V.Wijsurija 1715
5.F.Lekkas 1629
6.J.Wallmuller 1523
7.P.Wallmuller 1239
8.P.Cavezza 1312

We have decided to extend the deadline for Reserves entries till July 13 .

If you are interested to play please contact me on 0412201891 or via e-mail lsandler2004@yahoo.com.au


Leonid Sandler

Leonid Sandler
08-07-2010, 10:22 PM
Victor Kildisas (ACF 1860) has entered Reserves tournament.

.
Below is updated list of players.


1.S.Stojic 1934
2.S.Urban 1866
3.V.Kildisas 1860
4.S.Hose 1783
5.V.Wijsurija 1715
6.F.Lekkas 1629
7.J.Wallmuller 1523
8.P.Cavezza 1312
9.P.Wallmuller 1239



If you are interested to play please contact me on 0412201891 or via e-mail lsandler2004@yahoo.com.au

We have only 3 places left.

Entries close July 13


Leonid Sandler

Leonid Sandler
13-07-2010, 09:24 AM
Roger Beattie ACF rating 1638 has entered Victorian Championship Reserves tournament

Below is updated list of players as per today July 13

1.S.Stojic 1934
2.S.Urban 1866
3.V.Kildisas 1860
4.S.Hose 1783
5.V.Wijsurija 1715
6.R.Beattie 1638
7.F.Lekkas 1629
8.J.Wallmuller 1523
9.P.Cavezza 1312
10.P.Wallmuller 1239


Please note that entries close midnight July 13.

We still have two places in Reserves.

Please contact me on 04112201891 or via e-mail lsandler2004@yahoo.com.au

ASAP.

First round will be played at Box Hill Chess Club Thursday July 15 .

Starting time 7-30 pm



Leonid Sandler

Leonid Sandler
14-07-2010, 07:35 AM
Below are the pairings for Victorian Championship Reserves 2010 tournament

1.V.Kildisas

2.S.Hose

3.S.Stojic

4.F.Lekkas

5.J.Wallmuller

6.P.Wallmuller

7.P.Cavezza

8.V.Wijsurija

9.S.Urban

10.R.Beattie

The first round will be played Thursday July 15 at Box Hill Chess Club(3 Rochester Road,Canterbury).

Starting time 7-30 pm


Kildisis-Beattie
Hose-Urban
S.Stojic-Wijsurija
Lekkas-Cavezza
J.Wallmuller-P.Wallmuller

Paul Cavezza
14-07-2010, 04:10 PM
Thanks for that!

Leonid Sandler
15-07-2010, 08:04 AM
Darryl Johansen officially informed the organisers and withdrawn from the tournament.

He was replaced by David Hacche.


The first round starts tonight at 7-30 pm at Box Hill Chess Club




Spectators are welcome.

Leonid Sandler
16-07-2010, 03:04 PM
Below are the first round results.


Gorka-Hacche 1-0

D.Stojic-Sandler 1-0

Cheng-Goldenberg draw

Rujevic-Beaumont 1-0

Levi-Morris draw

Wallis-Hamilton 1-0

Round 2 games will be played tomorrow, Saturday July 17 at Elwood Chess Club(87 Tennyson Street,Elwood).


Starting time 1-00 pm.


Spectators are welcome

Igor_Goldenberg
16-07-2010, 03:07 PM
Black day for blacks - 1/6

that Caesar guy
16-07-2010, 03:55 PM
Black day for blacks - 1/6
Thankfully for me and you, we managed to buck the trend :P
BTW I am playing my Round 2 game with Chris Wallis tonight at BHCC, 7:45.

JM

joergw
16-07-2010, 04:11 PM
Is there a draw out for both VICTORIAN CHAMPIONSHIP and RESERVES?

Joerg

Garvinator
16-07-2010, 04:24 PM
http://chessvictoria.netfirms.com/draw_and_results1.htm

Paul Cavezza
16-07-2010, 04:35 PM
Ok if I post a game from the ressies here?!

Event: Vic champs reserves
Site: Box Hill
Date: 2015.07.01
Round: 1
White: Lekkas
Black: Cavezza
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: C46
EventDate: 15.??.??
PlyCount: 56

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Bc5? {Ok! Obviously I didn't know the opening!} 4.
Nxe5 Nxe5 {Better than Bxf2} 5. d4 Bb4 {Obviously not the best continuation,
but better than Bxf2+ when white has a huge center and any Queen checks are
just met with development. Perhaps the best continuation was Bd6 when white has
to use a move covering the knight on c3 before playing f4.} (5... Bd6 6. dxe5
Bxe5 ) 6.
dxe5 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 Qe7 {With f6 or d6 to follow} 8. Qd4 f6 9. exf6?
{Developing the knight. Stronger was Bf4 or f4} (9. Bf4 {if c5: Qd6. If d6,
exd6 with Qxd6 to follow.} 9... fxe5 10. Qxe5 Qxe5 11. Bxe5 {Winning for white}
) 9... Nxf6 10. Bc4 Qxe4+ 11. Be3 {(119:20 mins) Rybka gives QxQ as best by a
way, not sure why.} 11... d5 {?! I calculated Bb3, Qxg2, 0-0-0, Be6. When black
looks ok. However white has Bb3, Qxg2, Qe5+, Kd8, Bxd5!? (or 0-0-0) and he is
probably better too.} (11... Qxd4 12. cxd4) 12. Bd3! {Definitely the best
square for the Bishop- taking Qe4 from the Queen after Qxg2 (trying to trade
Queens). Rybka gives QxQ however, saving a tempo on moving the bishop.} (12. Bb3 Qxg2 13. Qe5+ Kd8
14. O-O-O Re8 15. Qd4 Be6) 12... Qxg2 {draw offered.} 13. O-O-O {(rybka)} 13...
Qg4 14. Qe5+ Kd8 {The ending against the bishops is dead lost so I thought I
might as well try to hang on to the pawn and trade.} 15. Bf4 Qd7 16. c4 (16.
Bf5 Qxf5 17. Qxc7+ Ke8 18. Rhe1+ Be6 {We both looked at this which is a good
line for black.}) 16... Re8 {Here an interesting phase of the game started- I
have under 5 minutes and Frank was trying to play quickly and pressure moves to
force a mistake. I played 54 games of blitz last sunday at the MCC however so I
was quite ready for it!!} 17. Qc3? {Allowing black to relieve the pressure of
c4 with tempo.} (17. Qb2 {better}) 17... d4 18. Qa3 Qe7 19. c5 b6 20. Bb5
{(105:3 minutes)} 20... Qe4 {Qg3 is +2.5 for white.} 21. Rxd4+ ?? (21. Be3 {I
thought this was crushing for white but Rybka gives +.3 after:} 21... Bd7 22.
Bxd7 Nxd7 {and Rxd4 is impossible due to Qxh1+} 23. Bxd4) 21... Qxd4 22. Rd1
Re1 ! 23. Bxc7+ Kxc7 24. Rxe1 {and here with 2 minutes left I thought I'd play
the check twice to gain a minute.} 24... Qa1+ 25. Kd2 Qd4+ 26. Kc1 Qa1+?? {I
thought we had to make the same MOVES 3 times, ie. I thought if I were to play
Qa1+ again (3 times) that would be repetition. It turns out the position with
the King of c1 and Queen on d4 is repeated 3 times. Tough way to learn the
rules of chess after trying to rescue the game for over 2 hours after the
opening.} 27. Kd2 Qd4+ 28. Kc1 Qxc5 {Draw by repetition. Strictly speaking I
could have demanded we keep playing because you have to ask for the repetition
before another move is made (i think) but didn't want to do that- I made the
mistake and will learn from it.} 1/2-1/2

ER
16-07-2010, 04:42 PM
Ok if I post a game from the ressies here?!

Event: Vic champs reserves
Site: Box Hill
Date: 2015.07.01
Round: 1
White: Lekkas
Black: Cavezza
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: C46
EventDate: 15.??.??
PlyCount: 56

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Bc5? {Ok! Obviously I didn't know the opening!} 4.
Nxe5 Nxe5 {Better than Bxf2} 5. d4 Bb4 {Obviously not the best continuation,
but better than Bxf2+ when white has a huge center and any Queen checks are
just met with development. Perhaps the best continuation was Bd6 when white has
to use a move covering the knight on c3 before playing f4.} (5... Bd6 6. dxe5
Bxe5 ) 6.
dxe5 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 Qe7 {With f6 or d6 to follow} 8. Qd4 f6 9. exf6?
{Developing the knight. Stronger was Bf4 or f4} (9. Bf4 {if c5: Qd6. If d6,
exd6 with Qxd6 to follow.} 9... fxe5 10. Qxe5 Qxe5 11. Bxe5 {Winning for white}
) 9... Nxf6 10. Bc4 Qxe4+ 11. Be3 {(119:20 mins) Rybka gives QxQ as best by a
way, not sure why.} 11... d5 {?! I calculated Bb3, Qxg2, 0-0-0, Be6. When black
looks ok. However white has Bb3, Qxg2, Qe5+, Kd8, Bxd5!? (or 0-0-0) and he is
probably better too.} (11... Qxd4 12. cxd4) 12. Bd3! {Definitely the best
square for the Bishop- taking Qe4 from the Queen after Qxg2 (trying to trade
Queens). Rybka gives QxQ however, saving a tempo on moving the bishop.} (12. Bb3 Qxg2 13. Qe5+ Kd8
14. O-O-O Re8 15. Qd4 Be6) 12... Qxg2 {draw offered.} 13. O-O-O {(rybka)} 13...
Qg4 14. Qe5+ Kd8 {The ending against the bishops is dead lost so I thought I
might as well try to hang on to the pawn and trade.} 15. Bf4 Qd7 16. c4 (16.
Bf5 Qxf5 17. Qxc7+ Ke8 18. Rhe1+ Be6 {We both looked at this which is a good
line for black.}) 16... Re8 {Here an interesting phase of the game started- I
have under 5 minutes and Frank was trying to play quickly and pressure moves to
force a mistake. I played 54 games of blitz last sunday at the MCC however so I
was quite ready for it!!} 17. Qc3? {Allowing black to relieve the pressure of
c4 with tempo.} (17. Qb2 {better}) 17... d4 18. Qa3 Qe7 19. c5 b6 20. Bb5
{(105:3 minutes)} 20... Qe4 {Qg3 is +2.5 for white.} 21. Rxd4+ ?? (21. Be3 {I
thought this was crushing for white but Rybka gives +.3 after:} 21... Bd7 22.
Bxd7 Nxd7 {and Rxd4 is impossible due to Qxh1+} 23. Bxd4) 21... Qxd4 22. Rd1
Re1 ! 23. Bxc7+ Kxc7 24. Rxe1 {and here with 2 minutes left I thought I'd play
the check twice to gain a minute.} 24... Qa1+ 25. Kd2 Qd4+ 26. Kc1 Qa1+ ??{I
thought we had to make the same MOVES 3 times, ie. I thought if I were to play
Qa1+ again (3 times) that would be repetition. It turns out the position with
the King of c1 and Queen on d4 is repeated 3 times. Tough way to learn the
rules of chess after trying to rescue the game for over 2 hours after the
opening.} 27. Kd2 Qd4+ 28. Kc1 Qxc5 {Draw by repetition. Strictly speaking I
could have demanded we keep playing because you have to ask for the repetition
before another move is made (i think) but didn't want to do that- I made the
mistake and will learn from it.} 1/2-1/2

Hi Paul, and thanks for publishing. In my opininion this is the best thread to publish games from the Championship and the reserves! Good luck in the rest of your games!

Kevin Bonham
16-07-2010, 04:53 PM
Strictly speaking I could have demanded we keep playing because you have to ask for the repetition before another move is made (i think)

Yes, in this instance:

* White could claim a draw after Black played 27...Qd4+. But the correct procedure is not to actually play the move 28.Kc1, but to write Kc1 on his scoresheet, stop the clocks (optional) and declare to the arbiter that he intends to play 28.Kc1. Once he actually makes the move 28.Kc1 he has lost the right to claim on that move.

* Black could claim a draw immediately after White played 28.Kc1. All he needs to do is claim it to the arbiter. He can stop the clocks if he wants to. Once the move 28...Qxc5 is made both sides have technically lost the right to claim.

Thanks for posting the game. A few blunders but at least they are interesting blunders. As I quite often attempt to play the Four Knights because I am too lazy to learn anything leading to an actual advantage for white, I quite often come across 3...Bc5. 4...Bxf2+ is indeed terrible but that said it is a little bit double-edged and if white is not careful black can get some play.

Lekko
16-07-2010, 05:05 PM
Yes, in this instance:

* White could claim a draw after Black played 27...Qd4+. But the correct procedure is not to actually play the move 28.Kc1, but to write Kc1 on his scoresheet, stop the clocks (optional) and declare to the arbiter that he intends to play 28.Kc1. Once he actually makes the move 28.Kc1 he has lost the right to claim on that move.


That's interesting, Now I know the correct procedure, excellent! :cool:

Also I don't see anything on the website about the reserves?

Kevin Bonham
16-07-2010, 06:25 PM
That's interesting, Now I know the correct procedure, excellent! :cool:

Yes, that is the procedure if your move would produce the third appearance of the position but the position before you move has not occurred three times. Well worth knowing since sometimes it is the only chance to claim you get.

From the FIDE laws:

9.2

The game is drawn upon a correct claim by the player having the move, when the same position, for at least the third time (not necessarily by a repetition of moves):

a. is about to appear, if he first writes his move on his scoresheet and declares to the arbiter his intention to make this move, or

b. has just appeared, and the player claiming the draw has the move.

Positions as in (a) and (b) are considered the same, if the same player has the move, pieces of the same kind and colour occupy the same squares, and the possible moves of all the pieces of both players are the same.
Positions are not the same if a pawn that could have been captured en passant can no longer be captured in this manner. When a king or a rook is forced to move, it will lose its castling rights, if any, only after it is moved.

joergw
16-07-2010, 07:06 PM
I don't see a draw for the reserves, though?
Joerg

ER
16-07-2010, 07:09 PM
I don't see a draw for the reserves, though?
Joerg

Unfortunately, history repeats itself!

Lekko
16-07-2010, 07:25 PM
Yes, that is the procedure if your move would produce the third appearance of the position but the position before you move has not occurred three times. Well worth knowing since sometimes it is the only chance to claim you get.

From the FIDE laws:

9.2

The game is drawn upon a correct claim by the player having the move, when the same position, for at least the third time (not necessarily by a repetition of moves):

a. is about to appear, if he first writes his move on his scoresheet and declares to the arbiter his intention to make this move, or

b. has just appeared, and the player claiming the draw has the move.

Positions as in (a) and (b) are considered the same, if the same player has the move, pieces of the same kind and colour occupy the same squares, and the possible moves of all the pieces of both players are the same.
Positions are not the same if a pawn that could have been captured en passant can no longer be captured in this manner. When a king or a rook is forced to move, it will lose its castling rights, if any, only after it is moved.
I don't really like this rule tbh. It should be that the position has occurred 3 times. When you hear "triple repetition" you think that the position has occurred 3 times, not that the position will occur 3 times if I play this move...

ER
16-07-2010, 07:45 PM
Could the triple repetition etc discussion be relocated to FIDE rules of chess or somewhere more related to the topic than this thread please?

Lekko
16-07-2010, 08:04 PM
Sorry, I thought it was appropriate since it happened within the tournament and neither player knew the rule 100%.

Anyway, can we get the reserve pairings up please? I'd like to prepare before tomorrow...

Carl Gorka
16-07-2010, 08:13 PM
I don't see a draw for the reserves, though?
Joerg

I am guessing that approved round robin pairings will be used, so check out this site (http://www.tournamentdirector.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=24&Itemid=159). Then find out the draw from the CV site (http://chessvictoria.netfirms.com/reserves_results.htm) and work out who you're playing.

This, of course, doesn't replace the official pairings, but, in the absence of published pairings, it should tell you who you have to play.

Leonid Sandler
17-07-2010, 06:00 PM
Below are the results from round 2

Hacche-Hamilton 0-1
Morris-Wallis 0-1
Sandler-Cheng draw
Goldenberg-Rujevic 0-1
Gorka-D.Stojic 0-1
Beaumont-Levi 0-1

Next round games will be played Thursday July 22 at Melbourne Chess Club(66 Leicester Street,Fitzroy).

Starting time 7-30 pm.


Spectators are welcome

Paul Cavezza
17-07-2010, 10:32 PM
Some entertaining games today, though maybe not for the players who played in them!! Sandler coudn't believe it after Bobby Cheng sprung a suprise sac-ing the exchange to find a perpetual, Goldenburg sac-ed an exchange for a couple pawns thrown in but then didn't have enough time to find the defence to Rujevic's attack.

Hamilton I think won a piece then seemed to find the right moves in a position where a lot of counter attacks looked possible. I only got a brief glimpse of that one though.

In the reserves Lekkas won with some kind of dragon or fianchetto setup, Urban won early on with a big attack, Beattie won and when I left Hose was playing a R+P+K vs R+K ending against Kildisas. I lost with white in a French which I've annotated on me blog for anyone interested.

Paul

Adamski
17-07-2010, 11:23 PM
I enjoyed your blog pablito. Nicely presented too. Well done!

lost
17-07-2010, 11:46 PM
Good blog. Keep the good work up!!

lost

Igor_Goldenberg
18-07-2010, 06:34 PM
... Goldenburg sac-ed an exchange for a couple pawns thrown in but then didn't have enough time to find the defence to Rujevic's attack.
I lost on time, but there was no defence against impending checkmate. Here is the end to the game:

Goldenberg - Rujevic
Position is about even, but the first move by black is slightly inaccurate 1...Ra4 2.Qb3 b5 (2...Ra6 would be more careful) 3.Rb1 Qa7 (3...Rb8?? 4.Qxa4) 4.Re3 (4.Qxb5 Rxa3 5.Qb6 would win a pawn, but at that moment I though I could gain more) 4...Bf5 5.Nxd6 (computer rates it as a first choice, but the combination is wrong. At that moment I should've realised that the advantage is gone and after 5.Rb2 position is even) 5...Bxb1 6.Nxb5 two pawns are more then sufficient compensation for the exchange, but... 6...Qc5 7.Qxa4? (after 7.d6+ Kh8 8.Qxb1 computer prefers white, but I am not sure it's correct.) {At that moment I was quite happy, expecting 7...Qc1+ 8.Nf1 Qb2 9.f3, and black activity is easily repelled. }However, M. Rujevic found a brilliant move 7...Bd3!! White has to give up a piece, but I chose the worst possible way 8.Nb3?? (8.Rxd3 Qxf2+ 9.Kh1 Qe1+ 10.Kg2 Qe2+ 11.Kh3 Qxd3 -+) possible alternative are (8.Qb4) or (8.Nd4), but black is still much better 8...Qc2! There is no meaningful defence against checkmate 0-1

Paul Cavezza
18-07-2010, 09:58 PM
Thanks for posting, and though I guess it's of absolutely no consolation, it confused the hell out of me looking at it!

Lekko
18-07-2010, 11:39 PM
Why doesn't black try to hold the exchange?

Igor_Goldenberg
19-07-2010, 09:21 AM
Why doesn't black try to hold the exchange?
Because two pawns in this position is an ample compensation and white is much better. after Qc5 white I could still take the bishop, but it's nowhere near as good. And recapturing the rook lead to a very difficult position.

Paul Cavezza
21-07-2010, 06:56 PM
Hi Gary, just wondering if you've any idea which rounds the reserves will miss yet?

Cheers,
Paul

Lekko
21-07-2010, 09:42 PM
Leonid, do you want the DGT board in the back room at MCC, or are all Championship and Reserve games being played in the main tournament hall?

ER
22-07-2010, 12:21 AM
Hi Gary, just wondering if you've any idea which rounds the reserves will miss yet?

Cheers,
Paul

Hi Paul
Why should the Reserves miss rounds? Aren't Championship and Reserves held at the same time in the same venues?

Lekko
22-07-2010, 12:26 AM
Hi Paul
Why should the Reserves miss rounds? Aren't Championship and Reserves held at the same time in the same venues?
There's 10 people in the reserves and 12 in the championship, meaning the championship has 2 extra rounds.

Lekko
22-07-2010, 01:16 AM
/me shrugs. It's a strong reserves, with 3 players rated over 1800 ACF, and a few more over 1800 Fide. I'm sure the organisers are happy with the turnout.

ER
22-07-2010, 01:45 AM
Sorry I asked the first time, it might be taken as a negative comment, so i deleted, thanks for responding!

Paul Cavezza
23-07-2010, 12:07 AM
Apologies go out to Peter Wallmuller who I 'beat' on time and who was better throughout.

Also a correction from last week! Hacche sacced a piece V Hamilton.

D Dragicevic
23-07-2010, 12:34 PM
anyone got any results from yesterday??

Carl Gorka
23-07-2010, 02:30 PM
anyone got any results from yesterday??

I only know one result, I lost to Bobby Cheng without putting up much of a fight.

If I was a betting man, and I'm not, I would have Wallis beating Beaumont, he was at least a pawn ahead when I left. I think Goldenberg was doing well against Levi but Eddy is a notoriously slippery customer. Dusan looked to be winning against Hacche. Rujevic-Sandler and Hamilton-Morris I couldn't say either way, but I perferred Doug's position against James and Leonid's against Mirko. There was still a lot of play in these games when I left.

In the reserves I don't know any results, but Joerg looked good against Vineetha, Hose seemed good against Beattie, Stojic-Kildisas I didn't really see much, Lekkas-Urban was a difficult Sicilian which was beyond my understanding but I thought Frank was better, and Peter Wallmueller and Paul Cavezza I never really saw.

Sorry I don't have any other results, but it was already 11pm when I left last night.

joergw
23-07-2010, 02:49 PM
Apologies go out to Peter Wallmuller who I 'beat' on time and who was better throughout.


Paul, you are really a fair sportsman!:clap:

Leonid Sandler
23-07-2010, 03:30 PM
Below are the results .


Hamilton-Morris 1-0

D.Stojic-Hacche 1-0

Wallis- Beaumont 1-0

Levi-Goldenberg draw

Rujevic-Sandler draw

Cheng- Gorka 1-0


Next round--- Saturday July 24.

Venue---Elwood Chess Club(87 Tennyson Street,Elwood)


Starting time 1-00 pm

Spectators are welcome

Paul Cavezza
23-07-2010, 04:14 PM
Paul, you are really a fair sportsman!:clap:

Well it's a really horrible way to win which nobody enjoys, and it must be tough for a junior too- hope he takes encouragement from how he played when it was still chess in any case.
Also, Peter should be aware that he can legally make his move/reply before writing down his opponent's move. I believe we then have to record both moves before we make another.

Vin
23-07-2010, 11:09 PM
I also know my result.I won against Joerg.
Anyone know the full results(reserves) in Thursday night please publish here.

Leonid Sandler
24-07-2010, 06:02 PM
Below are the round 4 results


Hacche-Morris 0-1

Beaumont-Hamilton 0-1

Goldenberg-Wallis 1-0

Gorka-Rujevic 0-1

D.Stojic-Cheng draw

Sandler-Levi postponed

After 4 rounds leaders are



1-2 Rujevic and D. Stojic 3,5 points

3-4 Hamilton and Wallis 3 points


Next round Thursday July 29 at Melbourne Chess Club.

Starting time 7-30 pm

Paul Cavezza
26-07-2010, 01:16 AM
In the reserves everybody lost with black except Lekkas who drew with Kildisas. I think that puts Sylvester Urban out in front with 4/4 with Roger Beattie and Sean Hose just behind.

Lekko
26-07-2010, 03:45 AM
In the reserves everybody lost with black except Lekkas who drew with Kildisas. I think that puts Sylvester Urban out in front with 4/4 with Roger Beattie and Sean Hose just behind.
I feel special.

joergw
26-07-2010, 10:43 AM
Hi,

whoever left last when playing the 3rd round at the MCC last Thursday: did you notive a grey coat in the playing room? I am missing mine, and have got the feeling I left it there.

Cheers,
Joerg

Paul Cavezza
26-07-2010, 11:55 AM
I feel special.

Savour the moment...

Igor_Goldenberg
26-07-2010, 12:43 PM
Saturday was unique, as two(!!) players blundered checkmate in one.

Dusan
26-07-2010, 02:50 PM
Saturday was unique, as two(!!) players blundered checkmate in one.

To add to that, Bobby blundered an obvious perpetual in a completely winning position against me. The game was pretty interesting btw, with a speculative exchange sac that didn't quite work for me.

Lekko
26-07-2010, 04:58 PM
Hi,

whoever left last when playing the 3rd round at the MCC last Thursday: did you notive a grey coat in the playing room? I am missing mine, and have got the feeling I left it there.

Cheers,
Joerg
There was a grey jacket, but for the life of me I can't remember what happened to it. I think someone said it was Jamie Kenmure's, so someone might have taken it intending to give it to him? On thursday when you come in, check the lost property, i'll show you where.

Lekko
26-07-2010, 04:58 PM
Savour the moment...
Magic doesn't last forever.

joergw
26-07-2010, 06:10 PM
There was a grey jacket, but for the life of me I can't remember what happened to it. I think someone said it was Jamie Kenmure's, so someone might have taken it intending to give it to him? On thursday when you come in, check the lost property, i'll show you where.
Thanks a lot! Quite sure it shouldn't have gone far ;-)

ER
26-07-2010, 06:59 PM
I will open a "Lost and Found" thread! You never know it might be useful! :)

D Dragicevic
30-07-2010, 09:06 AM
anyone know results from yesterday?

Igor_Goldenberg
30-07-2010, 09:26 AM
me and Morris won, Wallis was winning, other were still playing.

MichaelBaron
30-07-2010, 11:43 AM
I feel special.

You are ;)!

Lekko
30-07-2010, 02:43 PM
You are ;)!
Yeah, sorry we can't all have some special talent, Michael.

Leonid Sandler
30-07-2010, 03:29 PM
Levi-Gorka 0-1

Cheng-Hacche 0-1

Wallis-Sandler 1-0

Rujevic-D.Stojic 1-0

Morris-Beaumont 1-0

Hamilton-Goldenberg 0-1


Next round games--- tomorrow July 31 at Elwood chess club(87 Tennyson Street,Elwood).

Starting time 1-00 pm.


Spectators are welcome.

Carl Gorka
30-07-2010, 08:00 PM
Congrats to Sylvester Urban who is on 5/5 in the reserves tournament. :clap:

And, of course, a terrific effort by Mirko, leading the Champs on 4.5/5 :clap:

Igor_Goldenberg
30-07-2010, 08:11 PM
Place Name Rtg Loc Score

1 Rujevic, Mirko 2259 2193 4.5
2 Wallis, Christopher 2237 2130 4
3 Stojic, Dusan 2238 2155 3.5
4-5 Goldenberg, Igor 2386 2336 3
Hamilton, Douglas 2216 2112 3
6-7 Cheng, Bobby 2332 2280 2.5
Morris, James 2262 2213 2.5
8-9 Gorka, Carl 2180 2083 2
Levi, Eddy L 2264 2221 2/4
10-11 Sandler, Leonid 2321 2238 1/4
Hacche, David J 2102 2018 1
12 Beaumont, David 2081 1835 0

Leonid Sandler
31-07-2010, 05:48 PM
Hacche-Beaumont draw

Gorka-Wallis draw

Goldenberg-Morris 1-0

Cheng-Rujevic 0-1

D.Stojic-Levi 1-0

Sandler-Hamilton 1-0


Next round will be played August 7 at Elwood chess club(87 Tennyson Street,Elwood).

Starting time 1-00 pm.

Spectators are welcome.

Carl Gorka
31-07-2010, 10:15 PM
Good to see David Beaumont on the scoreboard :)

As for Mirko Rujevic, there is just no stopping him:clap:

Lekko
31-07-2010, 10:24 PM
Can we get the official word on the reserves round 7 time/place/location? Is it this thursday at MCC, or this Saturday at Elwood?

Carl Gorka
31-07-2010, 10:27 PM
Can we get the official word on the reserves round 7 time/place/location? Is it this thursday at MCC, or this Saturday at Elwood?

It is defenitely not this Thursday at MCC, there are no games scheduled

Lekko
31-07-2010, 10:53 PM
It is defenitely not this Thursday at MCC, there are no games scheduled
So is there a round this saturday?

Carl Gorka
31-07-2010, 10:58 PM
So is there a round this saturday?

There is in the Championship, I'm not sure about the Reserves as they are going to have to drop some games at some stage. Hopefully Leonid will tell us soon:)

Metro
01-08-2010, 02:04 AM
As for Mirko Rujevic, there is just no stopping him:clap:
Not bad for someone of 60+ years:clap:

joergw
01-08-2010, 07:51 AM
Gary, can we get the Reserves parings for Round 7 please?
Would need to re-schedule my next game (and if possibly Peter's as well), so would be good if I can ask the opponent(s) ASAP if that is OK.
Joerg

Lekko
01-08-2010, 11:58 AM
Gary, can we get the Reserves parings for Round 7 please?
Would need to re-schedule my next game (and if possibly Peter's as well), so would be good if I can ask the opponent(s) ASAP if that is OK.
Joerg
I'm playing Peter, so just let me know when you want to play.

joergw
01-08-2010, 01:52 PM
I'm playing Peter, so just let me know when you want to play.
Great, highly appreciated! Still waiting for my pairing, but one of the two "free rounds" most likely. Would try to organize that both games are at the same day, as it is much easier from logistics!

Lekko
01-08-2010, 02:45 PM
Great, highly appreciated! Still waiting for my pairing, but one of the two "free rounds" most likely. Would try to organize that both games are at the same day, as it is much easier from logistics!
Ok, just post here or PM me when you know for sure with the date/time/location.

Lekko
01-08-2010, 02:46 PM
A Joerg sorry, I'm playing beattie next, not Peter. My bad.

Paul Cavezza
01-08-2010, 03:59 PM
Joerg- you can use the link Carl gave above: http://www.tournamentdirector.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=24&Itemid=159

to find out who you're playing. The schedule for 10 players

joergw
01-08-2010, 05:37 PM
Joerg- you can use the link Carl gave above: http://www.tournamentdirector.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=24&Itemid=159
to find out who you're playing. The schedule for 10 players

Thanks - that helps! OK, I would play vs Svetozar, Peter vs Shaun.

Svetozar, if you are reading this - would you be fine playing instead at August 14 in Elwood (the Vic Championship are happening anyway)?

Shaun, the same question to you - would that be fine for you?

Thanks a lot in advance!!
Joerg

Lekko
01-08-2010, 06:23 PM
Thanks - that helps! OK, I would play vs Svetozar, Peter vs Shaun.

Svetozar, if you are reading this - would you be fine playing instead at August 14 in Elwood (the Vic Championship are happening anyway)?

Shaun, the same question to you - would that be fine for you?

Thanks a lot in advance!!
Joerg
I don't think either of them come on the forum, you will probably need to call them.

Kevin Bonham
01-08-2010, 09:08 PM
Good to see David Beaumont on the scoreboard :)


And good to see it wasn't a win after firegoat's silly trash-talking in the other place about how he was "so going to crush" Hacche in this game. :)

that Caesar guy
01-08-2010, 09:10 PM
And good to see it wasn't a win after firegoat's silly trash-talking in the other place about how he was "so going to crush" Hacche in this game. :)
He wasn't far off it though...:hmm:

joergw
01-08-2010, 09:46 PM
I don't think either of them come on the forum, you will probably need to call them.
Thanks again! Anyone has got phone or email details of Svetozar or Shaun?
Cheers,
Joerg

Igor_Goldenberg
01-08-2010, 10:09 PM
Thanks again! Anyone has got phone or email details of Svetozar or Shaun?
Cheers,
Joerg
Joerg,
Did you try to contact Gary Bekker? He'd have all the contacts, and you'll need to inform him of any postponement anyway.

Carl Gorka
01-08-2010, 10:10 PM
And good to see it wasn't a win after firegoat's silly trash-talking in the other place about how he was "so going to crush" Hacche in this game. :)

Whether a win or draw, I am just happy to see everyone get on the scoreboard in a round robin. I've had nightmare starts before, so I know the feeling of seeing 0 by your name after a few rounds and how bad it feels, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

MichaelBaron
02-08-2010, 11:02 AM
He wasn't far off it though...:hmm:

Would Beaumont win...Hacche's screaming would be heard all over Melbourne....so good result :)

joergw
02-08-2010, 08:52 PM
Joerg,
Did you try to contact Gary Bekker? He'd have all the contacts, and you'll need to inform him of any postponement anyway.
Thanks Igor, all sorted out by now!
Joerg

Leonid Sandler
02-08-2010, 09:05 PM
Postponed game from the round 4-- Sandler-Levi will be played Thursday August 5th at BHCC.

Starting time 7-15 pm.

Leonid Sandler
06-08-2010, 03:10 PM
Round 4 postponed game ---- Sandler-Levi 1-0

The next round tomorrow Saturday August 7 at Elwood chess club (87 Tennyson street,Elwood).

Starting time 1-00 pm.

Spectators are welcome.

Igor_Goldenberg
06-08-2010, 08:41 PM
Round 4 postponed game ---- Sandler-Levi 1-0

Nice to see you finally breaking the spell:D

Grant Szuveges
07-08-2010, 03:12 AM
Whether a win or draw, I am just happy to see everyone get on the scoreboard in a round robin. I've had nightmare starts before, so I know the feeling of seeing 0 by your name after a few rounds and how bad it feels, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

As a Richmond supporter, I wouldnt wish it on anyone either...

Brian_Jones
07-08-2010, 09:36 AM
I've had nightmare starts before, so I know the feeling of seeing 0 by your name after a few rounds and how bad it feels, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

I did it the other way round in a swiss once (the 1979 British Championship). ;)

Started with 2.5/5 against Miles, Chandler and others. Then lost the last six rounds to finish with a miserable 2.5/11.

One of the losses was to an older man called Jonathan Penrose! :eek:

By comparison, the Victorian Championship should be a pieces of cake! ;)

Vlad
07-08-2010, 11:19 AM
By comparison, the Victorian Championship should be a pieces of cake! ;)
Tell Michael Baron about that. ;)

ER
07-08-2010, 11:27 AM
Tell Michael Baron about that. ;)
lol don't disturb him right now he is preparing for the MCC allegro!

Metro
07-08-2010, 06:55 PM
Round 4 postponed game ---- Sandler-Levi 1-0

The next round tomorrow Saturday August 7 at Elwood chess club (87 Tennyson street,Elwood).

Starting time 1-00 pm.

Spectators are welcome.
Nice piece by Chris de Pasquale in The Age(Melb.)today.Here's the lineup( in his order):

Doug The Hammer Hamilton
Fast Eddy Levi
Carl Fire-eater Gorka
Igor Golden Goldenberg
David Hacker Hacche
Mirko Roo Rucevic
Neon Leon Sandler
David The Arrow Beaumont
Bobby Fischer Cheng
James The Dancer Morris
Dusan Stoic Stojic
Chris The Wall Wallis

Now all we need is a promoter;)

Lekko
07-08-2010, 09:28 PM
Nice piece by Chris de Pasquale in The Age(Melb.)today.Here's the lineup( in his order):

Doug The Hammer Hamilton
Fast Eddy Levi
Carl Fire-eater Gorka
Igor Golden Goldenberg
David Hacker Hacche
Mirko Roo Rucevic
Neon Leon Sandler
David The Arrow Beaumont
Bobby Fischer Cheng
James The Dancer Morris
Dusan Stoic Stojic
Chris The Wall Wallis

Now all we need is a promoter;)
I thought Beaumont was the "firegoat" and sandler was the "sandman" D:

Metro
07-08-2010, 10:31 PM
I thought Beaumont was the "firegoat" and sandler was the "sandman" D:
Firegoat is his username and Trevor Stanning calls Leon the Sandman.Also:

1.I prefer Goldy for Igor.I wonder, what is Igors thought on this?
2.Roo is a good one.
3.Why is DB "The Arrow"?
4.Why is James" The Dancer"?

Leonid Sandler
07-08-2010, 10:56 PM
Round 7 results

Rujevic-Hacche draw

Wallis-D.Stojic draw

Levi-Cheng draw

Morris-Sandler 1-0

Beaumont-Goldenberg 0-1

Hamilton-Gorka 1-0

Round round 8 next Thursday August 12 at MCC.

Starting time 7-30 pm.

Spectators welcome

MichaelBaron
07-08-2010, 11:21 PM
I did it the other way round in a swiss once (the 1979 British Championship). ;)


By comparison, the Victorian Championship should be a pieces of cake! ;)

Brian, would you be in Vic champs you would compete with Beaumont..for last :wall:

Igor_Goldenberg
07-08-2010, 11:27 PM
1.I prefer Goldy for Igor.I wonder, what is Igors thought on this?

I like my name, thank you very much.

Lekko
07-08-2010, 11:32 PM
Firegoat is his username and Trevor Stanning calls Leon the Sandman.Also:

1.I prefer Goldy for Igor.I wonder, what is Igors thought on this?
2.Roo is a good one.
3.Why is DB "The Arrow"?
4.Why is James" The Dancer"?
And yet I knew the sandman rather than Neon Leon D:

ER
07-08-2010, 11:33 PM
I wish IM Rujevic's name was spelled correctly. As silly as that list is, it should at least get the names right!

ER
07-08-2010, 11:34 PM
Round 7 results

Rujevic-Hacche draw

Wallis-D.Stojic draw

Levi-Cheng draw

Morris-Sandler 1-0

Beaumont-Goldenberg 0-1

Hamilton-Gorka 1-0

Round round 8 next Thursday August 12 at MCC.

Starting time 7-30 pm.

Spectators welcome

BTW is the other competition (the one that you guys couldn't fill the Nos.) still going?

Metro
07-08-2010, 11:57 PM
I like my name, thank you very much.
OK.I recall Arosar calling you this nickname.

Lekko
08-08-2010, 12:38 AM
Can we get a reserves update on the website?

that Caesar guy
08-08-2010, 10:48 AM
Nice piece by Chris de Pasquale in The Age(Melb.)today.Here's the lineup( in his order):

Doug The Hammer Hamilton
Fast Eddy Levi
Carl Fire-eater Gorka
Igor Golden Goldenberg
David Hacker Hacche
Mirko Roo Rucevic
Neon Leon Sandler
David The Arrow Beaumont
Bobby Fischer Cheng
James The Dancer Morris
Dusan Stoic Stojic
Chris The Wall Wallis

Now all we need is a promoter;)
I have some serious issues with these nicknames. :P
FIRSTLY, why am I 'The Dancer'? Since when did I bust a move during or after the game?
SECONDLY, David Hacche is the furthest thing from a 'Hacker' I have ever seen, I dont even think he hacks people. You should just call him 'The Hac'. ;)
THIRDLY, I may not have much knowledge of Levi's past, but how is he 'Fast'? :P
FOURTHLY (yes there are more than 4 gripes), as HBK said, why isn't Leonid 'The Sandman', we've been calling him that since only God knows when :P
and LASTLY, 'Roo' for Rujevic? Um...how? Is he a North Melbourne supporter?

;)

Lekko
08-08-2010, 01:55 PM
I have some serious issues with these nicknames. :P
FIRSTLY, why am I 'The Dancer'? Since when did I bust a move during or after the game?
SECONDLY, David Hacche is the furthest thing from a 'Hacker' I have ever seen, I dont even think he hacks people. You should just call him 'The Hac'. ;)
THIRDLY, I may not have much knowledge of Levi's past, but how is he 'Fast'? :P
FOURTHLY (yes there are more than 4 gripes), as HBK said, why isn't Leonid 'The Sandman', we've been calling him that since only God knows when :P
and LASTLY, 'Roo' for Rujevic? Um...how? Is he a North Melbourne supporter?

;)
His last name begins with Ru :P

Carl Gorka
08-08-2010, 05:44 PM
I have some serious issues with these nicknames. :P
FIRSTLY, why am I 'The Dancer'? Since when did I bust a move during or after the game?
SECONDLY, David Hacche is the furthest thing from a 'Hacker' I have ever seen, I dont even think he hacks people. You should just call him 'The Hac'. ;)
THIRDLY, I may not have much knowledge of Levi's past, but how is he 'Fast'? :P
FOURTHLY (yes there are more than 4 gripes), as HBK said, why isn't Leonid 'The Sandman', we've been calling him that since only God knows when :P
and LASTLY, 'Roo' for Rujevic? Um...how? Is he a North Melbourne supporter?

;)

I'd guess you're the Morris Dancer, you big hankerchief waver :D

btw....Why do Morris Dancers wear bells?
So they can piss off blind people as well as the rest of us.

Grant Szuveges
09-08-2010, 04:30 PM
I thought Beaumont was the "firegoat" and sandler was the "sandman" D:

I think Neon Leon is a much better name!

With all due respect for whoever thought up "the Sandman", it is the most corny, cheesy nickname Ive ever heard in my life..... It makes me cringe whenever I hear it or read it......

Personally, I just call him Leonid...... But if we have to have a nickname for him why not Neon? It sounds heaps better - its a bright name (good for the leader of CV) rather than a name for someone who makes people fall asleep....

Incidently, about 12 years ago, I heard someone call him "Mr Slander" - however that was certainly the pot calling the kettle black..... (he is good mates with the person who said this by the way).....

Lekko
09-08-2010, 04:44 PM
I think Neon Leon is a much better name!

With all due respect for whoever thought up "the Sandman", it is the most corny, cheesy nickname Ive ever heard in my life..... It makes me cringe whenever I hear it or read it......

Personally, I just call him Leonid...... But if we have to have a nickname for him why not Neon? It sounds heaps better - its a bright name (good for the leader of CV) rather than a name for someone who makes people fall asleep....

Incidently, about 12 years ago, I heard someone call him "Mr Slander" - however that was certainly the pot calling the kettle black..... (he is good mates with the person who said this by the way).....
Oh come on, The Sandman is an excellent nickname! Much better than Neon Leon >_>

Grant Szuveges
09-08-2010, 05:23 PM
Oh come on, The Sandman is an excellent nickname! Much better than Neon Leon >_>

If you like corny, cheesy nicknames that put people to sleep......

We should be trying to promote chess as a glamorous, interesting game - not something that bores people to death....

Lekko
09-08-2010, 05:47 PM
If you like corny, cheesy nicknames that put people to sleep......

We should be trying to promote chess as a glamorous, interesting game - not something that bores people to death....
Nicknames are supposed to be cheesy. That's why they're nicknames. Leave the serious part for their actual name.

Oh and "The Sandman" is a lot more interesting than Neon.

ER
09-08-2010, 05:51 PM
If you like corny, cheesy nicknames that put people to sleep......

We should be trying to promote chess as a glamorous, interesting game - not something that bores people to death....

I agree with Grant, Sandman is a lame nick for the CV President who's a champion player (he is the Blitz Victorian Champ isn't he?) and a top bloke... Sandman is not representative of his real character at all! Drop it!

Metro
09-08-2010, 06:50 PM
I'd guess you're the Morris Dancer, you big hankerchief waver :D

btw....Why do Morris Dancers wear bells?
So they can piss off blind people as well as the rest of us.
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Metro
09-08-2010, 07:04 PM
THIRDLY, I may not have much knowledge of Levi's past, but how is he 'Fast'? :P
;)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_Eddys

Dusan
13-08-2010, 01:06 AM
I won tonight after I cought Hamilton in the opening, with a neat finish in the end. :)

All games in the Championship were still going when I left:

Hacche-Goldenberg: a small advantage to Hacche (Q+R+R+B+B v Q+R+R+B+N middlegame), but with a lot of life in the position, I expect Igor to win.

Sandler-Beaumont: Leonid was winning.

Cheng-Wallis: Bobby was winning (up a knight).

Gorka-Morris: probably a drawn rook endgame, but it seemed to me that Carl had a large advantage earlier.

Rujevic-Levi: Mirko was clearly winning (2 pawns up).


So here's my game. There were some nice tactics in there, but essentially the game was lost with 22...f5.

Event: Victorian Championship
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2010.08.12
Round: 8
White: Stojic, Dusan
Black: Hamilton, Douglas
Result: 1-0
ECO: B33
WhiteElo: 2238
BlackElo: 2216
Annotator: Stojic,Dusan
PlyCount: 71
EventDate: 2010.07.15
EventType: tourn
EventRounds: 11
EventCountry: AUS

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8.
Na3 b5 9. Nd5 Be7 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. c3 O-O 12. Nc2 Bg5 13. a4 bxa4 14. Rxa4 a5
15. Bc4 Rb8 16. b3 Kh8 17. Nce3 g6 18. h4 Bxh4 19. g3 Bg5 20. f4 exf4 21. gxf4
Bh4+ 22. Kd2 {This line became popular at the GM level after Topalov (who
else?) unleashed it against Leko in Linares 2005. I studied it not too long
ago and checked some lines before this game, so I was happy that Hamilton went
into it.} Ne7 $1 ({The other move here is} 22... f5 {which leads to some
ultra-sharp lines.}) 23. Kc1 {clearing the 2nd rank for the R.} Nxd5 24. Nxd5
Be6 {This line should be OK for Black, but white has good compensation. There
are still some unresolved tricks on the h-file and Black will probably have to
give back a pawn soon (a5 in most cases).} 25. Kb1 $5 $146 (25. Qd4+ {is the
alternative} Kg8 {and now Ra2 or Kb1}) 25... f5 $4 {When I saw this move, I
was sure it was bad because it didn't come up in any of the lines I analysed.
In fact it's horrible, and black is probably already lost.} 26. Qd4+ Kg8 (26...
Bf6 {loses to} 27. Nxf6 {and Bxe6 after Q(R)xf6}) 27. Ra2 $1 {Black's main
problem is that he will never be able to ease the tension on the a2-g8
diagonal and the h-file. For some reason it takes my computer ages to figure
out that White's winning, but it should obvious to the human eye.} Rb7 {This
loses, but so does all else.} ({Eg} 27... Bf6 28. e5 Bg7 29. Rah2 h5 30. Qg1 $1
{and Black can't protect the g-file.}) 28. Rah2 Bf6 29. e5 Bh8 ({If} 29... dxe5
30. fxe5 Bg5 31. Nf6+ $18) 30. Nc7 $1 ({A careless move like} 30. Nf6+ $4 {
would throw away the advantage} Rxf6 31. exf6 d5 32. Rd1 Bxf6 33. Qe3 Qd7 {and
Black is fine!}) 30... Bxc4 31. Qxc4+ d5 (31... Rf7 32. Rxh7 Bg7 33. Rxg7+ $18)
32. Nxd5 h5 {This allows a nice finish, but of course Black's position is
hopeless.} (32... Rbf7 33. Rxh7 Bg7 34. e6 Re7 35. Rxg7+ Kxg7 36. Qd4+) (32...
Rff7 33. Rxh7 Bg7 34. Nf6+ Bxf6 35. exf6) 33. Nf6+ Kg7 34. Nxh5+ gxh5 35. Rg1+
Kh6 36. Rxh5+ {Black resigned. 36...Kxh5 37.Qe2 and mate on the h-file.} 1-0

Kevin Bonham
13-08-2010, 01:09 AM
Hacche-Goldenberg: a small advantage to Hacche (Q+R+R+B+B v Q+R+R+B+N middlegame), but with a lot of life in the position, I expect Igor to win.

If the game viewer on the MCC site is accurate then it looks like this was eventually drawn after a mistake apiece.


Sandler-Beaumont: Leonid was winning.

And won.

ER
13-08-2010, 01:35 AM
I won tonight after I cought Hamilton in the opening, with a neat finish in the end. :)
...
So here's my game. There were some nice tactics in there, but essentially the game was lost with 22...f5.

Event: Victorian Championship
Site: Melbourne
Date: 2010.08.12
Round: 8
White: Stojic, Dusan
Black: Hamilton, Douglas
Result: 1-0
ECO: B33
WhiteElo: 2238
BlackElo: 2216
Annotator: Stojic,Dusan
PlyCount: 71
EventDate: 2010.07.15
EventType: tourn
EventRounds: 11
EventCountry: AUS

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8.
Na3 b5 9. Nd5 Be7 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. c3 O-O 12. Nc2 Bg5 13. a4 bxa4 14. Rxa4 a5
15. Bc4 Rb8 16. b3 Kh8 17. Nce3 g6 18. h4 Bxh4 19. g3 Bg5 20. f4 exf4 21. gxf4
Bh4+ 22. Kd2 {This line became popular at the GM level after Topalov (who
else?) unleashed it against Leko in Linares 2005. I studied it not too long
ago and checked some lines before this game, so I was happy that Hamilton went
into it.} Ne7 $1 ({The other move here is} 22... f5 {which leads to some
ultra-sharp lines.}) 23. Kc1 {clearing the 2nd rank for the R.} Nxd5 24. Nxd5
Be6 {This line should be OK for Black, but white has good compensation. There
are still some unresolved tricks on the h-file and Black will probably have to
give back a pawn soon (a5 in most cases).} 25. Kb1 $5 $146 (25. Qd4+ {is the
alternative} Kg8 {and now Ra2 or Kb1}) 25... f5 $4 {When I saw this move, I
was sure it was bad because it didn't come up in any of the lines I analysed.
In fact it's horrible, and black is probably already lost.} 26. Qd4+ Kg8 (26...
Bf6 {loses to} 27. Nxf6 {and Bxe6 after Q(R)xf6}) 27. Ra2 $1 {Black's main
problem is that he will never be able to ease the tension on the a2-g8
diagonal and the h-file. For some reason it takes my computer ages to figure
out that White's winning, but it should obvious to the human eye.} Rb7 {This
loses, but so does all else.} ({Eg} 27... Bf6 28. e5 Bg7 29. Rah2 h5 30. Qg1 $1
{and Black can't protect the g-file.}) 28. Rah2 Bf6 29. e5 Bh8 ({If} 29... dxe5
30. fxe5 Bg5 31. Nf6+ $18) 30. Nc7 $1 ({A careless move like} 30. Nf6+ $4 {
would throw away the advantage} Rxf6 31. exf6 d5 32. Rd1 Bxf6 33. Qe3 Qd7 {and
Black is fine!}) 30... Bxc4 31. Qxc4+ d5 (31... Rf7 32. Rxh7 Bg7 33. Rxg7+ $18)
32. Nxd5 h5 {This allows a nice finish, but of course Black's position is
hopeless.} (32... Rbf7 33. Rxh7 Bg7 34. e6 Re7 35. Rxg7+ Kxg7 36. Qd4+) (32...
Rff7 33. Rxh7 Bg7 34. Nf6+ Bxf6 35. exf6) 33. Nf6+ Kg7 34. Nxh5+ gxh5 35. Rg1+
Kh6 36. Rxh5+ {Black resigned. 36...Kxh5 37.Qe2 and mate on the h-file.} 1-0

:clap: :clap: :clap:
GO DUSKO!!!!

Paul Cavezza
13-08-2010, 01:41 AM
Thanks for posting Dusan, nice game.
I think Carl won the rook ending and Cheng-Wallis finished a draw.

In the reserves:

Lekkas-J. Wallmeuller 0-1
Victor Kildisas-Vineetha W 1-0
S. Stojic- P.Wallmeuller 1-0
Urban: Postponed, but he beat Rad Chmeil on the board next to me! (from the Malitis memorial I think)
S.Hose-Myself! 0-1

My game was a semi-slav and is annotated on my blog.

Leonid Sandler
13-08-2010, 09:01 AM
Last night results are as follows

Rujevic-Levi 1-0

D.Stojic-Hamilton 1-0

Gorka-Morris 1-0

Cheng-Wallis draw

Hacche-Goldenberg draw

Sandler-Beaumont 1-0

Round 9 is tomorrow(August 14) at Elwood Chess Club (87 Tennyson Street,Elwood).

Starting time 1-00 pm.

Spectators are welcome.

Igor_Goldenberg
13-08-2010, 09:44 AM
If the game viewer on the MCC site is accurate then it looks like this was eventually drawn after a mistake apiece.
I made a terrible blunder at the end that allowed immediate draw, but I doubt black could win if white plays accurately.

Carl Gorka
13-08-2010, 11:41 AM
I think Carl won the rook ending

To be more accurate, I think James lost the rook ending:(

A pretty sad game as I offered a draw in a fairly level position which James declined and perhaps he tried a bit too hard to win this game. But credit to him for trying as it would have been easy to have accepted the draw offer:clap:

BTW, this schedule is killing me:(

Igor_Goldenberg
13-08-2010, 02:16 PM
BTW, this schedule is killing me:(
Tell me about it! It's hard on us old guys, no wonder young Rujevic is dominating the field:lol:

ER
13-08-2010, 02:28 PM
I made a terrible blunder at the end that allowed immediate draw, but I doubt black could win if white plays accurately.

from the Shout Box - live commentary last night (*)

[12-08-2010 11:36 PM] JaK: It's hard to believe that Igor took with the King falling for the disco in that position!

[12-08-2010 11:37 PM] Kevin Bonham: he must be too distracted by the election!

:P

(*) thanks to the Melbourne Chess Club for the live coverage! :clap:

Kevin Bonham
13-08-2010, 02:38 PM
I made a terrible blunder at the end that allowed immediate draw, but I doubt black could win if white plays accurately.

Yes, it looks like you could achieve a position with queen + h-pawn vs rook + bishop but that that would be a tablebase draw and not too hard to defend.

Igor_Goldenberg
13-08-2010, 03:50 PM
Yes, it looks like you could achieve a position with queen + h-pawn vs rook + bishop but that that would be a tablebase draw and not too hard to defend.
When I played e5 I thought I'd be able to play f5-f4, exchanging f pawn for g pawn and trying to win h pawn. It is, of course, stupid, as white simply puts a rook on f3 (or, if possible, f4) and black can't make progress.

I should've tried to make passed pawn on e file, but white can still hold a fortress.

Carl Gorka
13-08-2010, 08:25 PM
Tell me about it! It's hard on us old guys, no wonder young Rujevic is dominating the field:lol:

Mirko is unbelievable, I don't know how he does it.:)

My problem is on a Friday when I'm up at 6.30am, and getting home at midnight on a Thursday has been a killer.

But I wanted to play so I just got to accept that I'll be a zombie on Fridays:D

ER
14-08-2010, 05:32 PM
My problem is on a Friday when I'm up at 6.30am, and getting home at midnight on a Thursday has been a killer.

But I wanted to play so I just got to accept that I'll be a zombie on Fridays:D

Imagine my case, having to start work at 4.00 am then to come and play chess (giving away Queens for presents) knowing that next day I have to be up at 3.00am so I can start work at 4.00 am!

However, looking at your results, you are doing great!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Leonid Sandler
14-08-2010, 06:35 PM
Below are the results from round 9

Levi-Hacche draw

Beaumont-Gorka draw

Goldenberg-Sandler 1-0

Wallis-Rujevic 1-0

Morris-D.Stojic 0-1

Hamilton-Cheng 0-1

Carl Gorka
14-08-2010, 07:41 PM
Imagine my case, having to start work at 4.00 am then to come and play chess (giving away Queens for presents) knowing that next day I have to be up at 3.00am so I can start work at 4.00 am!

However, looking at your results, you are doing great!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thanks, I'm doing about par for the course.

I feel for you Jak, but hope that our paths cross soon so we can see who has the bigger bags under the eyes:D

Carl Gorka
14-08-2010, 08:55 PM
My game against David from today, with some analysis of the rook endgame is on my blog (http://gorkachc.blogspot.com/) :)

MichaelBaron
14-08-2010, 11:47 PM
My game against David from today, with some analysis of the rook endgame is on my blog (http://gorkachc.blogspot.com/) :)

David showed the endgame to us at MCC later. Very interesting and instructive!

Metro
15-08-2010, 12:40 AM
After 9 rounds it's more interesting now:

Rujevic 7
Stojic 7
Goldenberg 6.5
Wallis 6.5
Cheng 4.5
Gorka 4
Hamilton 4
Sandler 4
Morris 3.5
Hacche 3.0
Levi 3.0
Beaumont 1.0

Garvinator
15-08-2010, 01:17 AM
Remaining Pairings:

Round 10

No Name Rtg Total Result Name Rtg Total
1 David J Hacche 2102 [3] : Leonid Sandler 2321 [4]
2 Carl Gorka 2180 [4] : Igor Goldenberg 2386 [6.5]
3 Dusan Stojic 2238 [7] : David Beaumont 2081 [1]
4 Bobby Cheng 2332 [4.5] : James Morris 2262 [3.5]
5 Mirko Rujevic 2259 [7] : Douglas G Hamilton 2216 [4]
6 Eddy L Levi 2264 [3] : Christopher Wallis 2237 [6.5]

Round 11

Wallis v Haache
Hamilton v Levi
Morris v Rujevic
Beaumont v Cheng
Goldenberg v Stojic
Sandler v Gorka

ER
15-08-2010, 04:23 AM
If Dusan manages to win or finishes equal first in this Vic Championship, we 'll have a record of two brothers having won as first (or equal first) two different state championships! Don't forget that Svetozar shared (= 1st) the ACT Championship when he was 14(?)yo. (*) Not so sure about his age when he won it so I stand to be corrected. I don't think this two brothers as champions of two different States, has ever happened before in Australia! But either this year or sometime in the future I am sure that Dusan will win the Vic flag so we will have the Stojic name engraved in both Vic and ACT Champions Honour Boards! :clap: :clap: :clap: Having said that don't underestimate Svetozar for future strong showings. Don't forget that he, like Dusan, dedicates most of his time to his tertiary studies!
(*) Interesting that in the same competition - (look I will ask the boys or Milan - their dad - but I am almost sure it was 2001) Dusan was equal 1st in the Junior category! :)

Igor_Goldenberg
15-08-2010, 12:08 PM
If Dusan manages to win or finishes equal first in this Vic Championship, we 'll have a record of two brothers having won as first (or equal first) two different state championships! Don't forget that Svetozar shared (= 1st) the ACT Championship when he was 14(?)yo. (*) Not so sure about his age when he won it so I stand to be corrected. I don't think this two brothers as champions of two different States, has ever happened before in Australia! But either this year or sometime in the future I am sure that Dusan will win the Vic flag so we will have the Stojic name engraved in both Vic and ACT Champions Honour Boards! :clap: :clap: :clap: Having said that don't underestimate Svetozar for future strong showings. Don't forget that he, like Dusan, dedicates most of his time to his tertiary studies!
(*) Interesting that in the same competition - (look I will ask the boys or Milan - their dad - but I am almost sure it was 2001) Dusan was equal 1st in the Junior category! :)
Dusan already finished =1st in Vic champ 2006.

ER
15-08-2010, 03:47 PM
Dusan already finished =1st in Vic champ 2006.

WOW thanks for that!!! Then the record is already there! :clap: :clap: :clap: Congrats to the Stojic Bros then! :)

Leonid Sandler
19-08-2010, 11:58 PM
Gorka-Goldenberg 0-1

Levi-Wallis 0-1

D.Stojic-Beaumont 1-0

Hacche-Sandler draw

Rujevic-Hamilton 1-0

Cheng-Morris 1-0

The last round will be played at Box Hill chess club(3 Rochester Road,Canterbury) Saturday August 28.

Starting time 12-00 noon.

Spectators are welcome

Lekko
20-08-2010, 12:20 AM
Cheng-Morris 1-0


Uh Oh >_>

Kevin Bonham
20-08-2010, 01:33 AM
This is quite an exciting finish now with the two leaders both with black in the final round, and the two who are half a point behind them with white.

Carl Gorka
20-08-2010, 11:44 AM
My game against Igor was really interesting with some amazing possibilities. I've had a quick look (http://gorkachc.blogspot.com/), but if anyone wants to add to the attacking chances, or the defensive resources, I'd be very interested.



Good luck in the final round, it will be a great finish.:)

Igor_Goldenberg
20-08-2010, 01:42 PM
My game against Igor was really interesting with some amazing possibilities. I've had a quick look (http://gorkachc.blogspot.com/), but if anyone wants to add to the attacking chances, or the defensive resources, I'd be very interested.

Few things we missed (but computer didn't!)
1. Greedy 15...Qd4 is a mistake, 16.Bxe6 is very strong. At the board I thought black is alright after 16...fxe6 17.Qxe6+ Be7 18.Rxg7 Qd7, but missed 19.Qf7+! and white is winning (19...Kd8 20.Rd1)

2. In the line 18.Re5 Nd7 19. Bg5 Nxe5 20. Bxe7 Bxe7 21. Bxe6 fxe6 22. Qxe6 Ng6 23. Qd7+ Kf7 24. Qf5+ black can try 24...Kg8 24.Qe6+ Kf8 25.Qf5+ Bf6, but I still think white isn't risking anything due to active pieces

3. In the line 18.Rb5 cxb5 19.Bxb5+ Nd7 20.Be3 0-0-0 black is indeed winning, but 20.Qc4 prevents the castle and leave black struggling.

4. I rejected 18...Nd5 because of 19.Kf1 cxb5 20.Bxb5+ Kd8 21.exd5. However, after 19...0-0-0 position is irrational and most likely better for black - requires analysis.

5. White could've tried 22.a5 and black advantage is difficult to prove.

Carl Gorka
20-08-2010, 09:06 PM
Few things we missed (but computer didn't!)
1. Greedy 15...Qd4 is a mistake, 16.Bxe6 is very strong. At the board I thought black is alright after 16...fxe6 17.Qxe6+ Be7 18.Rxg7 Qd7, but missed 19.Qf7+! and white is winning (19...Kd8 20.Rd1)

2. In the line 18.Re5 Nd7 19. Bg5 Nxe5 20. Bxe7 Bxe7 21. Bxe6 fxe6 22. Qxe6 Ng6 23. Qd7+ Kf7 24. Qf5+ black can try 24...Kg8 24.Qe6+ Kf8 25.Qf5+ Bf6, but I still think white isn't risking anything due to active pieces

3. In the line 18.Rb5 cxb5 19.Bxb5+ Nd7 20.Be3 0-0-0 black is indeed winning, but 20.Qc4 prevents the castle and leave black struggling.

4. I rejected 18...Nd5 because of 19.Kf1 cxb5 20.Bxb5+ Kd8 21.exd5. However, after 19...0-0-0 position is irrational and most likely better for black - requires analysis.

5. White could've tried 22.a5 and black advantage is difficult to prove.


Thanks Igor, I will have a look at these suggestions over the weekend, but on first glance, they seem to be all spot on :)

Lekko
24-08-2010, 12:34 AM
[Event "Vic Championship Reserves"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2010.08.23"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Wallmueller, Peter"]
[Black "Lekkas, Frank"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E10"]
[WhiteElo "1239"]
[BlackElo "1629"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 e6 4. Nf3 b5 5. Nc3 b4 6. Nb1 exd5 7. cxd5 Bb7 8. Bg5
h6 9. Bxf6 Qxf6 10. Qd2 Qf5 11. Qe3+ Kd8 12. Qc1 Bxd5 13. Nbd2 Nc6 14. e3 g5
15. Ng1 Ne5 16. Qb1 Qxb1+ 17. Rxb1 Bxa2 18. Rc1 Be6 19. Ngf3 Nxf3+ 20. Nxf3 d5
21. Ne5 a5 22. Nf3 a4 23. Be2 Ra5 24. O-O Bg7 25. Rc2 Ke7 26. h3 Rb8 27. Rfc1
a3 0-1



My postponed game against Peter from round 9, I won.

that Caesar guy
26-08-2010, 12:00 AM
Result from today's rescheduled final round game: Morris 1-0 Rujevic.

Feels like an eternity since I have seen a one next to my name :D lol

MichaelBaron
26-08-2010, 12:04 AM
Result from today's rescheduled final round game: Morris 1-0 Rujevic.

Feels like an eternity since I have seen a one next to my name :D lol

Well done, James! what about other results?

ER
26-08-2010, 12:37 AM
Result from today's rescheduled final round game: Morris 1-0 Rujevic.

Feels like an eternity since I have seen a one next to my name :D lol

Finally the REAL RealDeal starts firing from both barrels!!! Good on you James, :clap: :clap: :clap: bad luck Mirko! :) Now, the Championship is open with Dusan equal first but having to face Igor in the super derby of the last round!!!! Chris is in it too! :)


Well done, James! what about other results?

Michael, concentrate for a moment! :) now have a look here:


Result from today's rescheduled final round game

now have another look here:



Round 11
Wallis v Haache
Hamilton v Levi
Morris v Rujevic
Beaumont v Cheng
Goldenberg v Stojic
Sandler v Gorka

and here


The last round will be played at Box Hill chess club(3 Rochester Road,Canterbury) Saturday August 28.

Starting time 12-00 noon.

Spectators are welcome

Does that answer your question? :lol:

Lekko
26-08-2010, 01:00 AM
Nice James. Mirko can't say you didn't warn him eh? :D

Metro
26-08-2010, 01:45 AM
Well done, James! what about other results?
After 10 rounds:
Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score

1-2 Rujevic, Mirko VIC 2259 2193 8
Stojic, Dusan VIC 2238 2155 8
3-4 Wallis, Christopher VIC 2237 2130 7.5
Goldenberg, Igor VIC 2386 2336 7.5
5 Cheng, Bobby VIC 2332 2280 5.5
6 Sandler, Leonid VIC 2321 2238 4.5
7-8 Gorka, Carl VIC 2180 2083 4
Hamilton, Douglas G VIC 2216 2112 4
9-10 Hacche, David J VIC 2102 2018 3.5
Morris, James VIC 2262 2213 3.5
11 Levi, Eddy L VIC 2264 2221 3
12 Beaumont, David VIC 2081 1835 1

ER
26-08-2010, 01:52 AM
and from CV's official website:


Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score

1-2 Rujevic, Mirko VIC 2259 2193 8
Stojic, Dusan VIC 2238 2155 8
3-4 Wallis, Christopher VIC 2237 2130 7.5
Goldenberg, Igor VIC 2386 2336 7.5
5 Cheng, Bobby VIC 2332 2280 5.5
6 Sandler, Leonid VIC 2321 2238 4.5
7-8 Gorka, Carl VIC 2180 2083 4
Hamilton, Douglas G VIC 2216 2112 4
9-10 Hacche, David J VIC 2102 2018 3.5
Morris, James VIC 2262 2213 3.5
11 Levi, Eddy L VIC 2264 2221 3
12 Beaumont, David VIC 2081 1835 1

ER
26-08-2010, 01:57 AM
Also from CV's official website:


Round 11
No Name Rtg Total Result Name Rtg Total
1 Christopher Wallis 2237 [7.5] : David J Hacche 2102 [3.5]
2 Douglas G Hamilton 2216 [4] : Eddy L Levi 2264 [3]
3 James Morris 2262 [3.5] 1:0 Mirko Rujevic 2259 [8]
4 David Beaumont 2081 [1] : Bobby Cheng 2332 [5.5]
5 Igor Goldenberg 2386 [7.5] : Dusan Stojic 2238 [8]
6 Leonid Sandler 2321 [4.5] : Carl Gorka 2180 [4]

Igor_Goldenberg
28-08-2010, 05:35 PM
Dusan Stojic and Chris Wallis shared =1st on 8.5/11
Congratulations to the winner, well deserved result.
:clap: :clap: :clap:

Leonid Sandler
28-08-2010, 05:59 PM
The last round results are as follows

Goldenberg-D.Stojic draw

Hamilton-Levi draw


Sandler-Gorka draw

Wallis-Hacche 1-0

Morris-Rujevic 1-0

Beaumont-Cheng 0-1


Final standings

1-2 D.Stojic and C.Wallis ---- 8,5 points each($1125 each)

3-4 I.Goldenberg and M.Rujevic---- 8 points each( $287,50 each)

5 B.Cheng --- 6,5

6 L.Sandler--- 5 points

7-9 C.Gorka,D.Hamilton and J.Morris --- 4,5 points each

10-11 D.Hacche and E.Levi ---3,5 points each

12.D.Beaumont --- 1 point.


Four game match between C.Wallis and D.Stojic will be organised very soon.

The winner will be Victorian 2010 Champion.

In case of a draw(2-2) both players will share the title.

Leonid Sandler
28-08-2010, 06:15 PM
Below are the final standings.

1.S.Urban---- 8 points from 9 games($400 )

2.V.Wijesurija --- 6 points ($200)

3-4 F.Lekkas and V.Kildisas--- 5,5 points each($50 each).

5.S.Stojic--- 5 points

6-8 S.Hose,J.Wallmuller and R.Beattie 4 points each

9 P.Cavezza --- 2,5 points

10 P.Wallmuller---- 0,5 points

MichaelBaron
28-08-2010, 06:16 PM
It is great to see young guns such as Dusan and Chris on the rise!:clap:

Dusan
28-08-2010, 07:30 PM
Thanks Igor and Michael for the kind words.

Well done to Leonid for organising an excellent tournament.:clap: I believe it was a great success and for that I also thank Gary and the clubs (MCC, BHCC and Elwood CC).:clap:

Congratulations to Chris! He surely deserves this great result.:clap:

Congratulations to Sylvester on an outstanding performance!:clap:

Lastly, thanks to all the players in both events. I had many great games and I certainly enjoyed the tournament.

Vin
28-08-2010, 07:44 PM
Congratulations to Dusan,Chris & Sylvester.
Thank you Leonid & Gary.:clap: :clap: :clap:

Metro
28-08-2010, 08:55 PM
Congratulations to Dusan,Chris & Sylvester.
Thank you Leonid & Gary.:clap: :clap: :clap:
Igor and Mirko missed by that much. :clap: :clap:
Interesting match to come Dusan v Chris :D

Carl Gorka
28-08-2010, 09:58 PM
Great effort by Dusan and Chris you're both worthy champions.:)

A special word goes to Mirko Rujevic, though. Mirko, I don't know how you keep performing at such a high level as the years roll on, but you make me feel old:D

Great work in the Reserves Sylvester, now you can look forward to next year's Championship:)

klyall
28-08-2010, 10:17 PM
:clap: Congratulations to Chris, Dusan & Sylvester.:clap:

Terrific to see young Victorians performing so well

Kerry

Paul Cavezza
28-08-2010, 10:30 PM
Thanks to all for a fantastic tournament, it was a great chance to see a couple of new clubs from around Melbourne and meet some folk I wouldn't normally have played at the MCC. The reserves tournament was great and I'd recommend it to any improving player looking for a chance to play 10 strong opponents! In the reserves I think Sylvester and Vineetha were a worthy 1 and 2 and Sylvester won't be out of place in the big league next year!

Thanks especially to the organisers and Gary Bekker. (and BHCC, MCC and Elwood!)

Paul

ER
28-08-2010, 10:38 PM
Great performance Dusan! This has been an excellent year for you and the Yarra Chess Club and it seems like you have many more successes to come! :clap:
Also congratulations to Chris, a champion Box Hill Chess Club representative, who like Dusan has to concentrate on his university studies too! :clap:
I can't leave out James (Melbourne Chess Club) who, by defeating Mirko (Yarra Chess Club and Melbourne Chess Club) at the most crucial point of the championship, opened the door of the title to other challengers thus making the whole event much more interesting! :clap:
Igor (Elwood Chess Club) and Mirko shared 3rd and congratulations to them also for providing strong opposition to the youngsters! :)
Congratulations to the Reserves winner Sylvester Urban who for a second consecutive year (last year's winner was David Beaumont) gives a change to a Melbourne Chess Club player to participate in the big one.
Good work to all the other players and organisers although for once again the Reserves tournament was treated like a non event and in many cases players themselves had to ask for results etc.
I didn't watch any of the games this year but I hope conditions in regards to treatment of the Reserves had improved in comparison to last 2009's ridiculously discriminating behaviour on behalf of officials and organisers.
From average to poor was also the willingness of organisers to publicise the event which is the flagship of the Victorian events. Sponsors want exposure of the events they give their cash to.
I hope also that I am not the only one who noticed the steady degradation of the final round of the tournament from its initial gala event treatment.
Gone are the days of the Federation Square's Atrium and the Art Centre's Exhibition Hall. Not that the Box Hill Chess Club is a bad venue but it's second rate in comparison to the previously mentioned. Think of sponsors and sponsorships next year please! :)

Lekko
31-08-2010, 11:21 AM
Will this tournament be in the September rating list?

D Dragicevic
31-08-2010, 02:31 PM
Well done to both Dusan and Chris...

UrBANE
03-09-2010, 11:36 AM
Thanks everyone for the congrats! It was a great tournament that I thoroughly enjoyed playing in. Well done Dusan and Chris!! :D

ER
03-09-2010, 01:12 PM
The Victorian Champion hasn't yet been decided! We have the play - off coming! Where will Dusan and Chris meet for the final joust? Find all the details here:
http://www.boxhillchess.org.au/e2010/news/201031.pdf

Kevin Bonham
22-06-2011, 01:05 AM
The Victorian Champion hasn't yet been decided! We have the play - off coming! Where will Dusan and Chris meet for the final joust?

Was this playoff ever held? If so with what result?

ER
22-06-2011, 01:15 AM
Was this playoff ever held? If so with what result?

As I posted a few minutes ago in the 2011 Champs thread, both Chris and Dusan being university students have agreed to have their play off match during their next holiday break. I think it's in August!

Kevin Bonham
22-06-2011, 01:15 AM
Thanks, I hope there will be live feed as it would be a good match to watch.

Kevin Bonham
21-07-2011, 08:53 PM
Game 1 of playoff was played on Tuesday and was a draw.

Stojic - Wallis

1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 Bg4 3.Bg2 Nd7 4.d3 c6 5.0-0 Ngf6 6.Qe1 e5 7.e4 dxe4 8.dxe4 Be7 9.Nbd2 0-0 10.Nc4 Qc7
11.Ne3 Bxf3 12.Bxf3 g6 13.Qe2 Nc5 14.Ng4 h5 15.Nxf6+ Bxf6 16.Bg2 h4 17.Be3 Ne6 18.c3 hxg3 19.hxg3
Bg5 20.Bxg5 Nxg5 21.f4 Nh7 22.Rad1 Rad8 23.Qe3 Rxd1 24.Rxd1 Nf6 25.Bf3 Kg7 26.Qd2 Re8 27.f5 Qe7
28.Kg2 Nh7 29.Bg4 Nf6 30.Bf3 Nh7 31.a4 Ng5 32.Qd6 gxf5 33.exf5 e4 34.Be2 e3 35.Qd4+ f6 36.b4 a6
37.a5 Kf8 38.g4 Kg7 39.Qd7 Ne4 40.Rd3 Nf2 41.Rd4 Ne4 42.c4 c5 43.bxc5 Nxc5 44.Qxe7+ Rxe7 45.Kf3 Nb3
46.Rd6 Nd2+ 47.Kf4 Re4+ 48.Kg3 Re7 49.Rb6 Ne4+ 50.Kf4 Nc5 51.Kf3 Kf7 52.Rd6 Re5 53.Rd5 Rxd5 54.cxd5 Ke7 55.Kxe3 Kd6 56.Kf4 Kxd5 57.g5 fxg5+ 58.Kxg5 Ne4+ 59.Kg6 Ke5 60.Bf3
Nd6 61.f6 Kd4 62.Kg7 Ne8+ 63.Kf7 Nxf6 64.Kxf6 Kc5 65.Bxb7
1/2-1/2

MOZ on the other forum suggests 57.Bf3 is a missed opportunity because it was "forcing...Kd6, thus taking away the d6 square that was so valuable in the re-location of the knight to sacrifice against the f-pawn. "

I think it was just a draw anyway. 57.Bf3+ Kd6 (not even convinced that this is forced, though it looks best) and now if 58.g5 fxg5+ 59.Kxg5 Kc7! The latter has two advantages - it releases the knight from protecting b7 and it prepares ...b6.

The black knight had plenty of alternative squares to sac itself from. For instance if 60.f6 Ne6+ and ...Nd8. Now in theory if fast enough white might be able to use the bishop and the king combined to shift this knight but in practice the a-pawn will distract the bishop and white won't have time. If 60.Bd5 then ...Nd7 also apparently works.

When I put this game through Fritz it initially gave over +1 for Bf3. After feeding it some ideas and retracking it decided there was really not much there.

Anyone want to propose a win for white here?

Kevin Bonham
22-07-2011, 06:55 PM
Congrats to Dusan Stojic who won the playoff in an amazing second game. Wallis soundly sacrificed a rook on move 19 and after an inaccuracy from Stojic, was winning for a few moves until playing the wrong bishop check. A further, smaller error then meant Stojic was a clean exchange up and through the rest of the game the question was whether Wallis could draw. After a couple of missed wins by Stojic and what looks like a missed draw by Wallis near the end (all these presumably down to time trouble) Stojic prevailed.

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6.
bxc3 Bg7 7. Bc4 c5 8. Ne2 Nc6 9. Be3 O-O 10. O-O Bd7 11. Rb1 a6 12. dxc5 Na5
13. Bd3 Qc7 14. Nd4 e6 15. Qe2 Rfe8 16. f4 e5 17. fxe5 Bxe5 18. h3 Bg7 19. Rxf7!{Wow} Kxf7 20. Bc4+ Nxc4 21. Qxc4+ Be6 22. Rf1+ Bf6 23. Nxe6 Rxe6 24. e5
Qxe5 25. Bd4 Qe4? (25... Qe2 26. Rxf6+ Ke7 27. Qd5 Rd8 28. Qxb7+ Rd7 29.
Rxe6+ Qxe6 {is fairly even}) 26. Rxf6+ Ke7 27. c6! Qxc6 28. Qb4+ Kd8 29. Rf8+
Re8 30. Bf6+ ? (30. Bb6+ Kd7 31. Qd4+ Qd6 32. Rf7+ {wins}) 30... Kd7 31. Qd4+
?! (31. Rf7+ Kc8 32. Rxh7=) 31... Qd6 32. Qg4+ Kc6 33. Rf7 (33. Rxe8 Rxe8
34. Qa4+ b5 35. Qxa6+ {looks better}) 33... Re1+ 34. Kf2 Qd2+ 35. Kg3 Qe3+ 36.
Kh4 Qe4 37. Rxh7 $2 Qxg4+ (37... g5+ {wins rook}) 38. Kxg4 Re2 39. g3 Rf8 40.
Bd4 Rg8 41. a3 Ra2 42. Kg5 Rxa3 43. Bg7 Kd5 44. Kxg6 a5 45. Kf7 Rc8 46. Rh5+
Kc4 47. Rh4+ Kb3 48. Rh5 Rc7+ 49. Kg6 a4 50. Rb5+ Kc2 51. h4 Ra1 (51... Rb3)
52. c4 Rg1 53. Be5 Rc6+ 54. Kg7 Rh1 55. Rb2+ Kd3 56. Rxb7 Kxc4 57. Ra7 Kb5 58.
Rb7+ Kc5 59. Ra7 Re6 60. Bf6 Re4 61. Kg6 Kb4 62. Be7+ Kb3 63. Kf5 Rhe1 64. Bd6
Rd4 65. Be7 Rd5+ 66. Kf4 Rf1+ 67. Ke4 Rfd1 68. g4 (68. Rb7+) 68... R1d4+ 69.
Kf3 Rd7 70. Rxd7 Rxd7 71. Bf6 a3 72. g5 a2 73. Ke4 Rf7 74. Bd4 (74. Ba1) 74...
Kc4 (74... Rc7 75. Kf5 Rc3 {wins}) 75. Bb2 Rf2 76. Ba1 Rf1 77. Bb2 Rb1 78. Bf6
(78. Bg7 {only move} Rh1 79. Kf5 Rxh4 80. g6 {draws}) 78... Re1+ 79. Kf5 Rf1+
80. Kg6 Rxf6+ 81. gxf6 a1=Q 82. Kg7 Kd5 0-1

Thanks to MOZ for posting the games somewhere where I could find them.

Leonid Sandler
22-07-2011, 07:25 PM
Congratulations to the new Victorian Champion Dusan Stojic! Only in a few days time he will start defending his title.

Thanks to Box Hill chess club for organizing and sponsoring the play -off.

that Caesar guy
22-07-2011, 07:59 PM
Congratulations to the new Victorian Champion Dusan Stojic! Only in a few days time he will start defending his title.

Thanks to Box Hill chess club for organizing and sponsoring the play -off.
He could potentially be the Victorian Champion who has held his title for the least amount of time :P. Assuming he doesn't win, of course, he seems to be in good form :)

ER
22-07-2011, 08:49 PM
http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee481/jak_jak1/Noble%20Park%20Chess%20Club/100_2652.jpg

Chris (left) and Dusan (right) they fought hard for the title bud Dusan prevailed! :clap:

http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee481/jak_jak1/Noble%20Park%20Chess%20Club/100_4028.jpg

Our new Victorian Champion! :clap:

And of course congratulations to the ....

http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee481/jak_jak1/Noble%20Park%20Chess%20Club/100_2593.jpg

I am sure the whole Chess community of Victoria salutes Dusan Stojic and the Stojic Family for another great achievement!

Kai
22-07-2011, 09:19 PM
On behalf of everyone at Noble Park Chess Club, congratulations to Dusan, who is of course the captain of our A team, committee member and one of our junior club coaches:clap: :clap: :clap:

Dusan
22-07-2011, 11:51 PM
First, thanks to Box Hill Chess Club both for their hospitality in hosting the match and for their generosity in sponsoring the prize money.:clap:

Second, I commend Chris for showing great spirit in a very hard fought match. His recent results are a sure sign of many more great things to come! Both games were thrilling, and the match could have gone either way. In the end luck was on my side, but maybe previous experience of a Vic Ch Play-Off (2006 vs I. Goldenberg, which Igor won) helped somewhat.


A couple of comments about the games:

Game 1
I was trying to create something for most of the game, but Chris defended solidly. During the game I thought that I was winning after 52...Re5 53.Rd5 but Black just about holds.

57.Bf3+ is close, but doesn't quite win. I think Kevin is right - 57...Kd6 58.g5 fxg5 59.Kxg5 Kc7 looks like a draw. I saw that 62.Bxb7 Kc5 63.Bxa6 Kb4 64.Bd3 Kxa5 is probably a draw, so I looked for another plan. Kg7-f8-e7 looked tricky, so I played it - not ralising that Ne8+ is possible.

Game 2
19.Rxf7!? was a really courageous decision but it seems that Black just about holds. I prefer Qf2 and just maintaining the pressure, but I don't see how white will improve the position. But it's certainly pleasant to play for white. First relocate Rb1 to somewhere, then maybe Nf3-g5.

When I played 25...Qe4? I completely missed 27.c6. So Qe2 was necessary, then 26.Rxf6+ Ke7 27.Qd5 Rd8! 28.Qxb7 Rd7 29.Rxe6 Qxe6 =. Chris was then very unfortunate to (in severe time trouble) not play 30.Bb6+ which clearly wins. The main idea is that Kc8 Qg4+ Kb8 Qf4+ is a mating pattern.

Then the endgame was just winning, but I missed some tactics along the way that would have finished it quicker. I went for 69...Rd7 convinced that it's winning because the bishop just runs out of squares. But as Kevin pointed out, it might actually be drawn with 78.Bg7, though it's not at all simple (i found some lines where white ends up giving a perpetual with K+Q v K+Q+R).

So instead of 69...Rd7?, 69...Rc4! is a trivial win because the king just gets pushed down to the last rank.

Carl Gorka
22-07-2011, 11:59 PM
Congrats Dusan :clap:

Adamski
23-07-2011, 01:10 AM
Congratulations to the new Victorian Champion Dusan Stojic! Only in a few days time he will start defending his title.

Thanks to Box Hill chess club for organizing and sponsoring the play -off.
Yes, I add my congratulations to Dusan on a great performance.