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Grant Szuveges
05-08-2010, 04:15 PM
MELBOURNE CHESS CLUB CUP WEEKENDER 2010

A Catagory 4, FIDE rated event with possible norm opportunities!

PRIZES: The following prizes are guaranteed:
1st $1500
2nd $750
3rd $500
4th $250
+ rating prizes totalling $500

SCHEDULE: Friday 29th October Round 1, 7pm
Saturday 30th October Round 2, 1pm, Round 3, 7pm
Sunday 31st October Round 4, 1pm, Round 5, 7pm
Monday 1st November Round 6, 10am, Round 7, 3.30pm
Tuesday 2nd November Round 8, 10am, Round 9, 3.30pm

BYES: Half point byes may be taken in any of rounds 1 through 7.
A maximum of two byes per player is allowed.

FORMAT: 9 Round Swiss, FIDE rated (norm opportunities possibly)

TIME CONTROL: 90 min + 30 seconds per move. FIDE rules apply.

VENUES: Rounds 1-7, Melbourne Chess Club
66 Leicester Street, Fitzroy, 3065
ph. 9416-3149
Rounds 8-9, Fitzroy Town Hall
Cnr, Moore Street and Napier Street, Fitzroy, 3065

GRAND PRIX: Catagory 4

RATING: FIDE and ACF rated

ARBITER: International Arbiter Gary Bekker

PAIRINGS: Swissperfect pairings to be used

PARKING: For advice on parking, please contact Grant Szuveges
ph, 0401-925-075

ENTRY: GM, IM, WGM, WIM free entry
Adults $85
Under 18s $70

Payable by cash, cheque or direct deposit to the MCC bank account:

Melbourne Chess Club Inc.

Bendigo Bank, Carlton Branch
186-190 Lygon St. Carlton 3053

Account Number 132887126
BSB Number 633-000

Note, if you pay this way, please send an email to Grant Szuveges
stating your name, the amount you have paid, and the date you
paid it.

ACCOMODATION: A special chess player discount rate has been organised
with the St. Georges Motor Inn (see following post)

ENQUIRES: Carl Gorka 0406-021-559
Grant Szuveges 0401-925-075
grantszuveges@gmail.com

Garrett
05-08-2010, 04:24 PM
That's great.

I'll have to get my tax done and come down again !

cheers
Garrett.

Grant Szuveges
05-08-2010, 04:58 PM
I have sorted out the accomodation deal with the St. Georges Motor Inn, 334 St. Georges Road, Thornbury VIC 3071.

The following prices are available to players who stay for 4 nights (Friday Oct 29 - Monday Nov 1):

STANDARD ROOM $110 per night. This room contains one queensize bed and is suitable for one or two people.

TWIN ROOM $145 per night. This room contains one queensize bed and one single bed.

FAMILY ROOM $175 per night. This room contains one queensize bed and two single beds.

All beds are in the same room in all 3 cases, so the family room is not an apartment, and the twin room is not actually two rooms, but one with two beds.

These rates are cheaper than the regular rates and have been specially given to us for the tournament. If you want to get the discount rate, mention the Melbourne Chess Club Cup Weekender Chess Tournament and Grant Szuveges when you make your booking. The owners name is Michael, and his brother Joe is the manager.

The motel is conveniently located on the same tramline as the Melbourne Chess Club and Fitzroy Town Hall. It is approx 15 - 20 minutes on the tram or 10 minutes driving. Here are the motels details:

St. Georges Road Motor Inn
334 St. Georges Road, Thornbury VIC 3071
phone: (03) 9416-8233, fax: (03) 9416-9707
email: info@stgeorgesmotorinn.com.au
website: www.stgeorgesmotorinn.com.au

Grant Szuveges
05-08-2010, 05:02 PM
That's great.

I'll have to get my tax done and come down again !

cheers
Garrett.

Hi George

Does that mean that you are our first official entry?

Grant

Garrett
05-08-2010, 05:04 PM
Hi George

Does that mean that you are our first official entry?

Grant

Yes, I'm in !

MichaelBaron
05-08-2010, 05:36 PM
No Bendigo Bank Sponsorship this year?

ER
05-08-2010, 07:51 PM
Count me in too boss!


No Bendigo Bank Sponsorship this year?

Michael, I think this was the case last year as well. However, due to the excellent organisation :clap: last year and the participation of very strong players including many from interstate, indicates that the MCC Cup Weekender will soon be established as a very important national event! :clap:

Huge congrats for Grant and the team :clap: for widening the venue network to include the historic Fitzroy Town Hall as well!!! This equals the previous Elwood Bendigo Cup organiser's coup to include St Kilda Town Hall which was a tremendous success too!

I have already started bombarding Fitzroy Town Hall with congratulatory notes etc for joining forces with the other historic institution of the area, the Melbourne Chess Club in promoting chess in such a wonderful community based way!!! :clap:

I stongly believe that the Melbourne Chess Club Cup Weekender can become the leading force behind a major Chess Festival not only for the area but for the whole Melbourne!

After all, if they can do it in Parra (and so bloody suffessfully too) why not in Melbourne?

Grant Szuveges
07-08-2010, 03:09 AM
LIST OF ENTRIES:

Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Elliot RENZIES

Grant Szuveges
09-08-2010, 03:47 AM
LIST OF ENTRIES:

Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Elliot RENZIES

Garrett
09-08-2010, 11:41 AM
Okay I'm all booked up (apart from opening lines of course :wall: ).

I'll pay my entry fee in cash before the first round if that's okay.

cheers
Garrett.

NRMASIFD&GKFKBBK
10-08-2010, 07:15 PM
Rounds 8-9, Fitzroy Town Hall
Cnr, Moore Street and Napier Street, Fitzroy, 3065


This portion of the tournament information caught my eye.

I commend the MCC organisers for securing the venue for the final rounds.

Does this mean that external parties will be involved in the prize giving?

Grant Szuveges
10-08-2010, 08:24 PM
This portion of the tournament information caught my eye.

I commend the MCC organisers for securing the venue for the final rounds.

Does this mean that external parties will be involved in the prize giving?

I think so, but Im not entirely sure - MCC Vice President Elizabeth Warren was the one who managed to land this, so it will go through her. Watch this space for upcoming details on this.

Grant Szuveges
10-08-2010, 08:26 PM
David Beaumont is the latest entry on the list....

LIST OF ENTRIES:

David BEAUMONT
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Elliot RENZIES

Grant Szuveges
11-08-2010, 01:00 AM
Leader of the MCC Fixed Openings Challenge, Sylvester Urban is the latest entry to the event...

LIST OF ENTRIES:

David BEAUMONT
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Elliot RENZIES
Sylvester URBAN

Grant Szuveges
12-08-2010, 10:44 PM
Hi Everyone

I would like to make you all aware of the $10 earlybird discount! The discount applies to anyone who pays their entry fee BEFORE September 1st! Payment options are mentioned in the first post of this thread.

I urge you all to support this tournament and to enter early and save the 10 big ones!

Grant Szuveges
12-08-2010, 11:08 PM
Considering that we can save $10 by entering the Cup Weekender early, Id like to start a list of what people would spend their "extra" $10 on.... Some people will just squirrel it away, but I think that I would spend it on one of the following things:

1. Two large hot chocolates at the cafe downstairs at the Mercy Hospital
2. Two thirds of a lunch special at MCCs sponsor "The Gypsy Bar" in Brunswick Street
3. Ten caramello koalas
4. Two boxes of chocolate chip cookies from Coles
5. A few beers at "The Royal Derby Hotel" in Brunswick St (last year we held a blitz fundraiser there)
6. A souvlaki from "Souvlaki King" in Brunswick St
7. A cheap footy to kick in the park approx 10 doors down from MCC (Leicester st, Fitzroy)
8. Two thirds of a meal at "The Vegie Bar" in Brunswick St
9. A book about tigers from a second hand book shop
10. The Lonely Planet book for Bangladesh (in order to go to the Sundabans Mangrove Forest to see the man-eating tigers)

Kevin Bonham
12-08-2010, 11:10 PM
11. Olympiad appeal!

Watto
13-08-2010, 08:53 AM
Here's the flyer for the tournament.

Grant Szuveges
13-08-2010, 10:34 AM
Here's the flyer for the tournament.

Jean has done a wonderful job with the flyer! Hopefully it will get more people to jump on board!

Garrett
13-08-2010, 10:45 AM
yes good work Watto !

Garvinator
13-08-2010, 11:26 AM
Can it be shown a little bit smaller? It goes outside the monitor screen for me.

Lekko
13-08-2010, 12:14 PM
Can it be shown a little bit smaller? It goes outside the monitor screen for me.
http://chesschat.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=1518&stc=1&d=1281653538

ER
13-08-2010, 12:55 PM
Jean has done a wonderful job with the flyer! Hopefully it will get more people to jump on board!

DITTO! Congratulations Jean!!! :clap: An excellent and impressive piece of artistic work!

Brian_Jones
13-08-2010, 01:56 PM
Here's the flyer for the tournament.

Please email me hi-res! But fix the spelling of the GP name first please!

ER
13-08-2010, 02:03 PM
Please email me hi-res! But fix the spelling of the GP name first please!
I think Yulgi looks cute! :P

Watto
13-08-2010, 06:50 PM
I think Yulgi looks cute! :P
AAGGGHH! :eek: I'll have to change it on both the GW Classic flyer and this one... will be back shortly with corrected versions.

Okay, spelling corrected and it's smaller.

MichaelBaron
13-08-2010, 07:09 PM
Considering that we can save $10 by entering the Cup Weekender early, Id like to start a list of what people would spend their "extra" $10 on.... Some people will just squirrel it away, but I think that I would spend it on one of the following things:

1. Two large hot chocolates at the cafe downstairs at the Mercy Hospital
2. Two thirds of a lunch special at MCCs sponsor "The Gypsy Bar" in Brunswick Street
3. Ten caramello koalas
4. Two boxes of chocolate chip cookies from Coles
5. A few beers at "The Royal Derby Hotel" in Brunswick St (last year we held a blitz fundraiser there)
6. A souvlaki from "Souvlaki King" in Brunswick St
7. A cheap footy to kick in the park approx 10 doors down from MCC (Leicester st, Fitzroy)
8. Two thirds of a meal at "The Vegie Bar" in Brunswick St
9. A book about tigers from a second hand book shop
10. The Lonely Planet book for Bangladesh (in order to go to the Sundabans Mangrove Forest to see the man-eating tigers)

2.5 lovely coffees at warm&cosy Giraffe coffee shop

Grant Szuveges
15-08-2010, 01:06 PM
LIST OF ENTRIES:

David BEAUMONT
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Enoch FAN
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Elliot RENZIES
Sylvester URBAN
Elizabeth WARREN

ER
15-08-2010, 03:58 PM
Just to remind you last year's final top placings:)


Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score

1 Teichmann, Erik OS 2335 2294 7
2-3 Morris, James VIC 2194 2160 6.5
West, Guy VIC 2356 2310 6.5

I predict 70+ entries this year (last year we had 50+).

Grant Szuveges
16-08-2010, 03:15 PM
MCCs home town world champion, Bobby Cheng is the latest player to confirm his entry into the tournament, and is also the first titled player to enter.... That means that we have 10 confirmed entries so far - now we need another 60 to hit our target.... So people, sign up now!!!

LIST OF ENTRIES:

David BEAUMONT
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Enoch FAN
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Elliot RENZIES
Sylvester URBAN
Elizabeth WARREN

ER
16-08-2010, 08:24 PM
The following e-mail was sent earlier today to the Fitzroy Town Hall:

Dear Sir / Madame

I am writing to congratulate you for your great initiative to co - operate with the historic Melbourne Chess Club (est 1866) in staging the final rounds of the prestigious Melbourne Chess Club Cup Weekender.

Melbourne Chess Club, under the leadership of their charismatic President Grant Szuveges and the tireless efforts of his enthusiastic, energetic and progressive committee, continue to be the cornerstone and the moving force behind nunerous Chessic activities in Victoria and Australia for the 3rd successive century.

Along with my congratulations, please accept my strong encouragement to continue providing to the Melbourne Chess Club all possible assistance they need so they can in turn strengthen the wonderful bonds they have already established with our community even further.

Yours faithfully

Elliott D.M. Renzies
SBS Producer / Journalist

Paul Cavezza
16-08-2010, 11:02 PM
Good stuff Elliot!

The Bennett
16-08-2010, 11:40 PM
What kind words of the Melbourne Chess club :), I am most certainly looking into playing this tournament this time.

Cheers,

MB

P.S You mis-spelt numerous :(

ER
16-08-2010, 11:58 PM
Good stuff Elliot!
ty Paul, you are playing yeah?


What kind words of the Melbourne Chess club ,

They deserve it mate! :)


I am most certainly looking into playing this tournament this time.

I am most certain you will be very welcome! :)


P.S You mis-spelt numerous

LOL no this is the correct spelling of numerous! :) BTW you 've misspellt "misspellt" :P

see ya mate take care! :)

Paul Cavezza
17-08-2010, 12:09 AM
ty Paul, you are playing yeah?

Don't think so, my brain doesn't do weekenders and neither does my opening repertoire! Need that week to study!:->

Bit too expensive for me at the mo too! The MCC Open is coming up soon though and I'm likely to be in that. (and i'm definitely in for the blitz marathon Mk II!)

ER
17-08-2010, 12:30 AM
Don't think so, my brain doesn't do weekenders and neither does my opening repertoire! Need that week to study!:->
I know what you mean about the weekenders and I partly agree with the tight schedule, I will play in the Cup because mainly of its cultural value, plus the fact that there will be lots of people - friends from Interstate that I 'd love to meet again! My competitive chess circle, if everything else goes well, will begin with the next Aus Championships in Sydney!

The MCC Open is coming up soon though and I'm likely to be in that. (and i'm definitely in for the blitz marathon Mk II!)
I had forgotten of these tournaments, particularly the blitz, thanks for reminding me!! :) I am sure it's in Grant's mind, altough I believe he must be extremely busy with the Cup's organisation!

Grant Szuveges
18-08-2010, 12:10 AM
A few more people have confirmed their entries and I have spoken to Mila Emperado from the Philipines and she will be bringing her delegation of juniors again. The names of them are not confirmed yet though. In the meantime, here is the latest list.

LIST OF ENTRIES:

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Enoch FAN
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Sylvester URBAN
Elizabeth WARREN

jhughes
22-08-2010, 10:17 AM
A few more people have confirmed their entries and I have spoken to Mila Emperado from the Philipines and she will be bringing her delegation of juniors again. The names of them are not confirmed yet though. In the meantime, here is the latest list.

LIST OF ENTRIES:

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Enoch FAN
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Sylvester URBAN
Elizabeth WARREN
I will be able to come.

Grant Szuveges
22-08-2010, 11:50 PM
LIST OF ENTRIES:

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Enoch FAN
Jack HUGHES
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
David TOPOL
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Elizabeth WARREN

Grant Szuveges
24-08-2010, 02:16 AM
We've got a second player rated over 2000 in the field now, with Chris Kolak entering. His sister Tanya has also entered. Get your entries in soon as there is only a week left to get the earlybird discount!

LIST OF ENTRIES:

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Enoch FAN
Jack HUGHES
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
David TOPOL
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Elizabeth WARREN

ER
24-08-2010, 07:21 AM
We've got a second player rated over 2000 in the field now, with Chris Kolak entering. His sister Tanya has also entered. Get your entries in soon as there is only a week left to get the earlybird discount!

LIST OF ENTRIES:

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Enoch FAN
Jack HUGHES
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
David TOPOL
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Elizabeth WARREN

An idea for what to do with the extra $10.00 from the discounted early bird entry fee: clue: think of the Club's building fund?

Grant Szuveges
27-08-2010, 11:40 PM
LIST OF ENTRIES:

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Enoch FAN
Jack HUGHES
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
David TOPOL
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Elizabeth WARREN

ER
31-08-2010, 05:25 AM
TODAY IS THE LAST EARLY BIRD DAY!!! MAKE SURE YOU ENTER THE TOURNAMENT!!!
I had forgotten all about it, I 'll drop at the CLUB in at some stage today and pay my entree fee!
See you there!

Grant Szuveges
31-08-2010, 01:43 PM
LIST OF ENTRIES:

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Max CHEW LEE
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Enoch FAN
Jack HUGHES
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
David TOPOL
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Elizabeth WARREN

Grant Szuveges
01-09-2010, 12:57 PM
Chess Victoria President and International Master Leonid Sandler has confirmed his entry into the tournament and is now the top seed at this stage. Great to have him on board!

This also brings the number of confirmed entries up to 20. We are hoping to get 70 players this year, so get your entries in! Im sure there are another 50 of you out there! Leonid has committed to the Cup Weekender, now its time for you to commit too!

LIST OF ENTRIES:

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Max CHEW LEE
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Enoch FAN
Jack HUGHES
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Leonid SANDLER (IM)
David TOPOL
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Elizabeth WARREN

Grant Szuveges
03-09-2010, 11:55 PM
LIST OF ENTRIES:

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Max CHEW LEE
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Tony DAVIS
Enoch FAN
Jack HUGHES
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Leonid SANDLER (IM)
David TOPOL
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Elizabeth WARREN

Grant Szuveges
04-09-2010, 11:34 PM
LIST OF ENTRIES:

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Max CHEW LEE
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Tony DAVIS
Enoch FAN
Jack HUGHES
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Leonid SANDLER (IM)
Endre SIMON
David STIMSON
David TOPOL
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Elizabeth WARREN
Karl ZELESCO

Grant Szuveges
06-09-2010, 01:04 AM
LIST OF ENTRIES:

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Max CHEW LEE
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Tony DAVIS
Enoch FAN
Jack HUGHES
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Jake McCOOK
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Leonid SANDLER (IM)
Endre SIMON
David STIMSON
David TOPOL
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Elizabeth WARREN
Karl ZELESCO

Grant Szuveges
09-09-2010, 01:15 PM
LIST OF ENTRIES: (26)

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Max CHEW LEE
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Tony DAVIS
Enoch FAN
Jack HUGHES
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Jake McCOOK
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Andrew SAINT
Leonid SANDLER (IM)
Endre SIMON
David STIMSON
David TOPOL
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Elizabeth WARREN
Karl ZELESCO

Garvinator
09-09-2010, 02:58 PM
Could you be so kind as to start updating list by showing the names in rating order?

Grant Szuveges
09-09-2010, 03:44 PM
Could you be so kind as to start updating list by showing the names in rating order?

I dont know what their ratings are.....

But if you want to do that sort of list (as you did last year) it would be much appreciated! It would be good to have that again.

Garrett
09-09-2010, 03:47 PM
I will do it. Give me an hour...

Garrett
09-09-2010, 04:04 PM
Player ACF Rating
1 Bobby CHENG (FM) 2227
2 Leonid SANDLER (IM) 2203
3 Chris KOLAK 2013
4 Sylvester URBAN 1944
5 George LESTER 1846
6 Thai LY 1825
7 David BEAUMONT 1817
8 Andrew SAINT 1804
9 Tony DAVIS 1735
10 Jake McCOOK 1701
11 Frank LEKKAS 1664
12 Ari DALE 1606
13 Tony TOSEVSKI 1563
14 Karl ZELESCO 1545
15 Brad ASHLOCK 1480
16 Endre SIMON 1333
17 David STIMSON 1333
18 Enoch FAN 1325
19 Elliot RENZIES 1317
20 Max CHEW LEE 1302
21 Jack HUGHES 982
22 Finley DALE 929
23 Tristan RAYSON - HILL 919
24 Elizabeth WARREN 846
25 Tanya KOLAK 0
26 David TOPOL 0


FIDE ratings to come. How do we do nice tables ?

the good news for everyone apart from anyone named Lester, G is that the big unit and Enoch Fan are on a collision course for Rnd 1 just like last year :)

Bereaved
09-09-2010, 11:31 PM
Hi George, like this?


Player ACF Rating
1 Bobby CHENG (FM) 2227
2 Leonid SANDLER (IM) 2203
3 Chris KOLAK 2013
4 Sylvester URBAN 1944
5 George LESTER 1846
6 Thai LY 1825
7 David BEAUMONT 1817
8 Andrew SAINT 1804
9 Tony DAVIS 1735
10 Jake McCOOK 1701
11 Frank LEKKAS 1664
12 Ari DALE 1606
13 Tony TOSEVSKI 1563
14 Karl ZELESCO 1545
15 Brad ASHLOCK 1480
16 Endre SIMON 1333
17 David STIMSON 1333
18 Enoch FAN 1325
19 Elliot RENZIES 1317
20 Max CHEW LEE 1302
21 Jack HUGHES 982
22 Finley DALE 929
23 Tristan RAYSON - HILL 919
24 Elizabeth WARREN 846
25 Tanya KOLAK 0
26 David TOPOL 0

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Garrett
10-09-2010, 06:59 AM
Hi George, like this?



Brilliant ! Thanks Mac !

ER
10-09-2010, 01:17 PM
Brilliant ! Thanks Mac !
Mac is back! :clap: :)

Brian_Jones
10-09-2010, 02:48 PM
Mac is back! :clap: :)

Sounds like the title of a song but macavity has his own song (Lloyd-Webber)

ER
10-09-2010, 05:23 PM
Sounds like the title of a song ....
LOL you must be very ... hmmm 60s :P to remember that particular song! ;)



but macavity has his own song (Lloyd-Webber)
I 've heard some NZ related stories, :owned: I will ask him :)

BTW are you coming down for this one Brian? Promices to be a beauty! :)

Metro
12-09-2010, 12:41 AM
Mac is back! :clap: :)
Welcome back Mac!

Grant Szuveges
15-09-2010, 09:27 PM
Hi everyone

I was having a chat to IM Leonid Sandler today and he mentioned that he will be taking over a number of flyers to the Olympiad in Russia when he goes over there next week..... Hopefully we could have one or more big name players playing....

Get your entries in people! I want to add some more names to that famous list!

Grant Szuveges
20-09-2010, 12:15 PM
I just had a chat to Charles Bishop, and have confirmed that a team of up to 9 kids from the ACT will be coming down for the tournament. 3 have confirmed already (Joshua Bishop, Wenlin Yin and Amy Flood) while up to 6 others are listed as "probably" at this stage.....

Ive just noticed that the next person to enter the tournament will be the 30th entry! Come on people - be that person!

Ive been sick with the flu recently so I havnt been doing as much publicity as usual, but Im hoping that the fever has broken once and for all now - meaning that I can get back to promoting the event to death again!

Cheers, Grant

LIST OF ENTRIES: (29)

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
Joshua BISHOP
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Max CHEW LEE
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Tony DAVIS
Enoch FAN
Amy FLOOD
Jack HUGHES
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Jake McCOOK
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Andrew SAINT
Leonid SANDLER (IM)
Endre SIMON
David STIMSON
David TOPOL
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Elizabeth WARREN
Wenlin YIN
Karl ZELESCO

Grant Szuveges
30-09-2010, 12:38 PM
LIST OF ENTRIES: (30)

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
Joshua BISHOP
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Max CHEW LEE
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Tony DAVIS
Domagoj DRAGICEVIC
Enoch FAN
Amy FLOOD
Jack HUGHES
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Jake McCOOK
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Andrew SAINT
Leonid SANDLER (IM)
Endre SIMON
David STIMSON
David TOPOL
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Elizabeth WARREN
Wenlin YIN
Karl ZELESCO

Grant Szuveges
02-10-2010, 03:18 PM
3 new entries, including Omar Khaled from Bangladesh, rated 2028...

LIST OF ENTRIES: (33)

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
Matt BENNETT
Joshua BISHOP
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Max CHEW LEE
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Tony DAVIS
Domagoj DRAGICEVIC
Enoch FAN
Amy FLOOD
Jack HUGHES
Omar KHALED
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Jake McCOOK
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Andrew SAINT
Leonid SANDLER (IM)
Allan SETIABUDI
Endre SIMON
David STIMSON
David TOPOL
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Elizabeth WARREN
Wenlin YIN
Karl ZELESCO

Grant Szuveges
04-10-2010, 07:24 PM
LIST OF ENTRIES: (35)

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
John BECKMAN
Matt BENNETT
Joshua BISHOP
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Max CHEW LEE
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Tony DAVIS
John DOWLING
Domagoj DRAGICEVIC
Enoch FAN
Amy FLOOD
Jack HUGHES
Omar KHALED
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Jake McCOOK
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Andrew SAINT
Leonid SANDLER (IM)
Allan SETIABUDI
Endre SIMON
David STIMSON
David TOPOL
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Elizabeth WARREN
Wenlin YIN
Karl ZELESCO

Grant Szuveges
08-10-2010, 05:51 PM
Hi everyone

Id like to use this opportunity to mention that a number of local players have offered to billet players from interstate and country Victoria. If you are a player in this situation in need of a billet, or if you are a local player able to billet someone, please contact me by phone 0401-925-075 asap so that we can match up hosts and players.

Thanks, Grant

LIST OF ENTRIES: (36)

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
John BECKMAN
Matt BENNETT
Joshua BISHOP
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Max CHEW LEE
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Tony DAVIS
John DOWLING
Domagoj DRAGICEVIC
Enoch FAN
Amy FLOOD
Jack HUGHES
Alex KAPLAN
Omar KHALED
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Jake McCOOK
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Andrew SAINT
Leonid SANDLER (IM)
Allan SETIABUDI
Endre SIMON
David STIMSON
David TOPOL
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Elizabeth WARREN
Wenlin YIN
Karl ZELESCO

Grant Szuveges
09-10-2010, 12:36 PM
LIST OF ENTRIES: (37)

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
John BECKMAN
Matt BENNETT
Joshua BISHOP
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Max CHEW LEE
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Tony DAVIS
Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
John DOWLING
Domagoj DRAGICEVIC
Enoch FAN
Amy FLOOD
Jack HUGHES
Alex KAPLAN
Omar KHALED
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Jake McCOOK
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Andrew SAINT
Leonid SANDLER (IM)
Allan SETIABUDI
Endre SIMON
David STIMSON
David TOPOL
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Elizabeth WARREN
Wenlin YIN
Karl ZELESCO

Grant Szuveges
09-10-2010, 06:48 PM
At last we finally have 40 players confirmed for the event! But of course we want more.... Remember, there is $1500 guaranteed as a first prize!

Two players I havnt been able to contact this year are Edsil Dilla, who played very well last year and Adrian Flitney (who I also dont have contact details for). So Edsil and Adrian, if you are reading this, please contact me asap! Or if anyone is in contact with either of them, please pass on my details to them! We would love to have them both back this year!

LIST OF ENTRIES: (40)

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
John BECKMAN
Matt BENNETT
Joshua BISHOP
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Max CHEW LEE
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Tony DAVIS
Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
John DOWLING
Domagoj DRAGICEVIC
Enoch FAN
Amy FLOOD
Thamala GAMAGE
Jack HUGHES
Alex KAPLAN
Simon KARUMBI
Omar KHALED
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Jake McCOOK
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Andrew SAINT
Leonid SANDLER (IM)
Allan SETIABUDI
Endre SIMON
David STIMSON
David TOPOL
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Elizabeth WARREN
Vineetha WIJESURIYA
Wenlin YIN
Karl ZELESCO

ER
09-10-2010, 07:11 PM
If you ask me 40 is nothing! C'mon guys this is the (or amongst the) strongest tournaments in Australia!
I am not happy with 40!
What about David Smerdon, just to start with the GMs?
What about Darryl Johansen?
Where is Guy?
What about James the Real Deal Morris? Where is the IM hiding?
Solo?
Igor?
Baron?
I know Erik will be in India at the time, so he is excused!
What about Stojic Bros and Milan? (Milan is my favourite Chess Player amongst the Stojics :))!!!
And what about Chris Wallis? I mean he 's not = 1st in the Vic Championships for nothing!
That's just a few of those I have in mind, I 'll come back with more!
Ladies and juniors is gonna be your turn next time, don't you worry I haven't forgotten you! :)
Let's get this to 50 ASAP please and then we talk business!

Grant Szuveges
11-10-2010, 06:54 PM
We have a new top seed! International master Stephen Solomon has confirmed his entry into the Cup Weekender! Great to have Stephen playing, and it will be a great experience for the 9 people who play against him in the tournament! You wont be one of them unless you enter!

LIST OF ENTRIES: (41)

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
John BECKMAN
Matt BENNETT
Joshua BISHOP
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Max CHEW LEE
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Tony DAVIS
Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
John DOWLING
Domagoj DRAGICEVIC
Enoch FAN
Amy FLOOD
Thamala GAMAGE
Jack HUGHES
Alex KAPLAN
Simon KARUMBI
Omar KHALED
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Jake McCOOK
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Andrew SAINT
Leonid SANDLER (IM)
Allan SETIABUDI
Endre SIMON
Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
David STIMSON
David TOPOL
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Elizabeth WARREN
Vineetha WIJESURIYA
Wenlin YIN
Karl ZELESCO

ER
11-10-2010, 07:01 PM
Thanks Grant! :) good news! :clap:
Can we have the list in order of rating (incl. the rating please)! I know Garvinator steps in and does the work in seconds when in a good mood! :)

Garvinator
11-10-2010, 07:02 PM
Thanks Grant! :) good news! :clap:
Can we have the list in order of rating (incl. the rating please)! I know Garvinator steps in and does the work in seconds when in a good mood! :)Wow, I was considering doing that right when I read your post cause I was starting to get a little bit annoyed that they were not in rating order :lol:

ER
11-10-2010, 07:15 PM
We have a new top seed! International master Stephen Solomon has confirmed his entry into the Cup Weekender! Great to have Stephen playing, and it will be a great experience for the 9 people who play against him in the tournament! You wont be one of them unless you enter!

LIST OF ENTRIES: (41)

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
John BECKMAN
Matt BENNETT
Joshua BISHOP
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Max CHEW LEE
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Tony DAVIS
Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
John DOWLING
Domagoj DRAGICEVIC
Enoch FAN
Amy FLOOD
Thamala GAMAGE
Jack HUGHES
Alex KAPLAN
Simon KARUMBI
Omar KHALED
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Jake McCOOK
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Andrew SAINT
Leonid SANDLER (IM)
Allan SETIABUDI
Endre SIMON
Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
David STIMSON
David TOPOL
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Elizabeth WARREN
Vineetha WIJESURIYA
Wenlin YIN
Karl ZELESCO

If Dusan Stojic and Chris Wallis don't participate who's gonna challenge the underlined for lifting the Cup?
By the way I don't see Voonie and Fludey in the list!
What about Leon Kempen?
What about Mr Bergmanis? (C'mon Olgerts haven't you had enough of beating the Rochester St. crowd?) :lol:

Grant Szuveges
12-10-2010, 10:03 AM
If Dusan Stojic and Chris Wallis don't participate who's gonna challenge the underlined for lifting the Cup?
By the way I don't see Voonie and Fludey in the list!
What about Leon Kempen?
What about Mr Bergmanis? (C'mon Olgerts haven't you had enough of beating the Rochester St. crowd?) :lol:

Richard Voon and David Flude are both "maybes" at the moment, as are the Stojic brothers, amongst others. I would absolutely love to see Olgerts Bergmanis playing in the event, but will need to get his contact details. I dont have contact details for Chris Wallis and Leon Kempen, but of course I would love to see them playing too.

I will also make a point of getting a list in rating order sorted out soon, but may not have time until tonight... If anyone (Garvinator) can get one sorted out sooner, Id be very happy because I can just add new peoples ratings onto the old list...

Rumour has it, that there will be another very strong Queenslander playing (2300ish) but this is still a rumour at the moment and not quite confirmed yet...

ER
14-10-2010, 04:13 PM
Wow, I was considering doing that right when I read your post cause I was starting to get a little bit annoyed that they were not in rating order :lol:

hehe Great Minds always communicate from afar!!!! however, you must have passed the "considering" stage by now so could you please do it? :)


Richard Voon and David Flude are both "maybes" at the moment, as are the Stojic brothers, amongst others.

I am sure Richard will be there, the problem with Fludey is that he has mellowed down and I hear he is not such a fearfull worrior as he once was! or is he? :hmm:


Rumour has it, that there will be another very strong Queenslander playing (2300ish) but this is still a rumour at the moment and not quite confirmed yet...

C'mon Prez give us a hint!!! Did that person participate and did quite well in a recent strong QLD tournament?

Garvinator
14-10-2010, 07:11 PM
hehe Great Minds always communicate from afar!!!! however, you must have passed the "considering" stage by now so could you please do it? :)I did consider it, but decided not to. If the organisers want to show the field in rating order, then it is up to them to organise it. If I was the arbiter then I would be doing it regularly, but since I am not, I will not be doing their job for them.

ER
14-10-2010, 08:21 PM
I did consider it, but decided not to. If the organisers want to show the field in rating order, then it is up to them to organise it. If I was the arbiter then I would be doing it regularly, but since I am not, I will not be doing their job for them.
Fair enough, thanks anyway because you are helping with that sort of stuff more often than not!

Grant Szuveges
14-10-2010, 11:15 PM
Hi all

The list in rating order will come out in the next day or two. We have been snowed under at MCC in the past few days with a committee meeting, organising next years calendar, getting notices out for the Vic Blitz Champs and MCC Allegro Champs, organising the 2011 MCC Grand Prix, doing a mailout for this tournament and various other fairly big jobs. Please be patient and we will get the list out as soon as possible.

Grant Szuveges
16-10-2010, 12:43 AM
Here it is everybody! No, its not a 2700 Grandmaster from Russia coming to play in the event, its not Alexander Alekhine back from the dead, it is: The list of players in rating order!!!!! (that would have to have been the most boring job I have ever done in chess administration...)

2335 Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
2227 Bobby CHENG (FM)
2203 Leonid SANDLER (IM)
2114 Domogoj DRAGICEVIC
2013 Chris KOLAK
1944 Sylvester URBAN
1912 Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
1900 Omar KHALED
1859 John DOWLING
1846 George LESTER
1825 Thai LY
1817 David BEAUMONT
1804 Andrew SAINT
1768 Allen SETIABUDI
1735 Tony DAVIS
1701 Jake McCOOK
1685 Vineetha WIJESURIYA
1676 Sally YU
1664 Frank LEKKAS
1606 Ari DALE
1571 Joshua BISHOP
1563 Matthew BENNETT
1563 Tony TOSEVSKI
1545 Karl ZELESCO
1506 Wenlin YIN
1492 John BECKMAN
1487 Alex KAPLAN
1480 Brad ASHLOCK
1333 Endre SIMON
1333 David STIMSON
1325 Enoch FAN
1317 Elliot RENZIES
1302 Max CHEW LEE
1273 Jamie KENMURE
1267 Simon KARUMBI
0982 Jack HUGHES
0929 Finley DALE
0919 Tristan RAYSON - HILL
0846 Elizabeth WARREN
0778 Thamala GAMAGE
0336 Amy FLOOD
unr. Tanya KOLAK
unr. David TOPOL

And here we have in alphabetical order, my favourite -the latest:

LIST OF ENTRIES: (43)

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
John BECKMAN
Matt BENNETT
Joshua BISHOP
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Max CHEW LEE
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Tony DAVIS
Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
John DOWLING
Domagoj DRAGICEVIC
Enoch FAN
Amy FLOOD
Thamala GAMAGE
Jack HUGHES
Alex KAPLAN
Simon KARUMBI
Jamie KENMURE
Omar KHALED
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Jake McCOOK
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Andrew SAINT
Leonid SANDLER (IM)
Allan SETIABUDI
Endre SIMON
Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
David STIMSON
David TOPOL
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Elizabeth WARREN
Vineetha WIJESURIYA
Wenlin YIN
Sally YU
Karl ZELESCO

Garvinator
16-10-2010, 01:48 AM
No Name Feder Loc

1. SOLOMON, Stephen J QLD 2335
2. SANDLER, Leonid VIC 2203
3. CHENG, Bobby VIC 2227
4. DRAGICEVIC, Domagoj VIC 2114
5. KOLAK, Chris VIC 2013
6. URBAN, Sylvester VIC 1944
7. DIZDAREVIC, Mehmedalija VIC 1912
8. KHALED, Omar OS 1900
9. DOWLING, John OS 1859
10. LESTER, George E QLD 1846
11. LY, Thai VIC 1825
12. BEAUMONT, David VIC 1817
13. SAINT, Andrew SA 1804
14. SETIABUDI, Allen ACT 1768
15. DAVIS, Tony J VIC 1735
16. MCCOOK, Jake ACT 1701
17. WIJESURIYA, Vineetha VIC 1685
18. YU, Sally VIC 1676
19. LEKKAS, Frank VIC 1664
20. DALE, Ari VIC 1606
21. BISHOP, Joshua ACT 1571
22. BENNETT, Matthew ACT 1563

23. TOSEVSKI, Tony VIC 1563
24. ZELESCO, Karl VIC 1545
25. YIN, Wenlin ACT 1506
26. BECKMAN, John VIC 1492
27. KAPLAN, Alex VIC 1487
28. ASHLOCK, Brad VIC 1480
29. SIMON, Endre VIC 1333
30. STIMSON, David VIC 1333
31. FAN, Enoch VIC 1325
32. RENZIES, Elliott VIC 1317
33. CHEW LEE, Max VIC 1302
34. KENMURE, Jamie VIC 1273
35. KARUMBI, Simon VIC 1267
36. HUGHES, Jack VIC 982
37. DALE, Finley VIC 929
38. RAYSON-HILL, Tristan VIC 919
39. WARREN, Elizabeth VIC 846
40. GAMAGE, Thumula VIC 778
41. FLOOD, Amy ACT 336
42. KOLAK, Tanya VIC
43. TOPOL, David VIC

ER
16-10-2010, 01:19 PM
Thank you both Grant and Garv! looks much better! :)

Grant Szuveges
16-10-2010, 10:07 PM
2335 Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
2227 Bobby CHENG (FM)
2203 Leonid SANDLER (IM)
2114 Domogoj DRAGICEVIC
2013 Chris KOLAK
1944 Sylvester URBAN
1912 Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
1900 Omar KHALED
1859 John DOWLING
1846 George LESTER
1825 Thai LY
1817 David BEAUMONT
1804 Andrew SAINT
1768 Allen SETIABUDI
1735 Tony DAVIS
1735 Richard VOON
1701 Jake McCOOK
1685 Vineetha WIJESURIYA
1676 Sally YU
1664 Frank LEKKAS
1606 Ari DALE
1571 Joshua BISHOP
1563 Matthew BENNETT
1563 Tony TOSEVSKI
1557 Kevin BROWN
1545 Karl ZELESCO
1506 Wenlin YIN
1492 John BECKMAN
1487 Alex KAPLAN
1480 Brad ASHLOCK
1333 Endre SIMON
1333 David STIMSON
1325 Enoch FAN
1317 Elliot RENZIES
1302 Max CHEW LEE
1273 Jamie KENMURE
1267 Simon KARUMBI
0982 Jack HUGHES
0929 Finley DALE
0919 Tristan RAYSON - HILL
0846 Elizabeth WARREN
0778 Thamala GAMAGE
0336 Amy FLOOD
unr. Tanya KOLAK
unr. David TOPOL

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF ENTRIES: (45)

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
John BECKMAN
Matt BENNETT
Joshua BISHOP
Kevin BROWN
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Max CHEW LEE
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Tony DAVIS
Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
John DOWLING
Domagoj DRAGICEVIC
Enoch FAN
Amy FLOOD
Thamala GAMAGE
Jack HUGHES
Alex KAPLAN
Simon KARUMBI
Jamie KENMURE
Omar KHALED
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Jake McCOOK
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Andrew SAINT
Leonid SANDLER (IM)
Allan SETIABUDI
Endre SIMON
Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
David STIMSON
David TOPOL
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Richard VOON
Elizabeth WARREN
Vineetha WIJESURIYA
Wenlin YIN
Sally YU
Karl ZELESCO

Carl Gorka
17-10-2010, 11:13 PM
There's a good chance I'm in....just got to work out some stuff, but should be ok :)

Grant Szuveges
19-10-2010, 08:07 PM
2335 Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
2227 Bobby CHENG (FM)
2203 Leonid SANDLER (IM)
2114 Domogoj DRAGICEVIC
2013 Chris KOLAK
1944 Sylvester URBAN
1912 Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
1900 Omar KHALED
1859 John DOWLING
1850 Adrian FLITNEY
1846 George LESTER
1825 Thai LY
1817 David BEAUMONT
1804 Andrew SAINT
1768 Allen SETIABUDI
1735 Tony DAVIS
1735 Richard VOON
1701 Jake McCOOK
1685 Vineetha WIJESURIYA
1676 Sally YU
1664 Frank LEKKAS
1606 Ari DALE
1571 Joshua BISHOP
1563 Matthew BENNETT
1563 Tony TOSEVSKI
1557 Kevin BROWN
1545 Karl ZELESCO
1506 Wenlin YIN
1492 John BECKMAN
1487 Alex KAPLAN
1480 Brad ASHLOCK
1333 Endre SIMON
1333 David STIMSON
1325 Enoch FAN
1317 Elliot RENZIES
1302 Max CHEW LEE
1273 Jamie KENMURE
1267 Simon KARUMBI
0982 Jack HUGHES
0929 Finley DALE
0919 Tristan RAYSON - HILL
0846 Elizabeth WARREN
0778 Thamala GAMAGE
0336 Amy FLOOD
unr. Tanya KOLAK
unr. Charitha RATHNAYAKE
unr. David TOPOL

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF ENTRIES: (47)

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
John BECKMAN
Matt BENNETT
Joshua BISHOP
Kevin BROWN
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Max CHEW LEE
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Tony DAVIS
Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
John DOWLING
Domagoj DRAGICEVIC
Enoch FAN
Adrian FLITNEY
Amy FLOOD
Thamala GAMAGE
Jack HUGHES
Alex KAPLAN
Simon KARUMBI
Jamie KENMURE
Omar KHALED
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Jake McCOOK
Charitha RATHNAYAKE
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Andrew SAINT
Leonid SANDLER (IM)
Allan SETIABUDI
Endre SIMON
Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
David STIMSON
David TOPOL
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Richard VOON
Elizabeth WARREN
Vineetha WIJESURIYA
Wenlin YIN
Sally YU
Karl ZELESCO

Lekko
20-10-2010, 12:03 AM
Just noticed the change of venue for rounds 8&9. Any particular reason for this? Just wondering.

Grant Szuveges
20-10-2010, 12:41 PM
We now have 48 confirmed entries - 2 more and then we have 50!!! There are also quite a few people on the "probably" list at the moment, including a number of strong players..... But lets get onto finding those last 2 players to 50 first.....

2335 Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
2227 Bobby CHENG (FM)
2203 Leonid SANDLER (IM)
2114 Domogoj DRAGICEVIC
2013 Chris KOLAK
1944 Sylvester URBAN
1912 Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
1900 Omar KHALED
1859 John DOWLING
1850 Adrian FLITNEY
1846 George LESTER
1825 Thai LY
1817 David BEAUMONT
1804 Andrew SAINT
1768 Allen SETIABUDI
1735 Tony DAVIS
1735 Richard VOON
1701 Jake McCOOK
1685 Vineetha WIJESURIYA
1676 Sally YU
1664 Frank LEKKAS
1606 Ari DALE
1571 Joshua BISHOP
1563 Matthew BENNETT
1563 Tony TOSEVSKI
1557 Kevin BROWN
1545 Karl ZELESCO
1506 Wenlin YIN
1492 John BECKMAN
1487 Alex KAPLAN
1480 Brad ASHLOCK
1333 Endre SIMON
1333 David STIMSON
1325 Enoch FAN
1317 Elliot RENZIES
1302 Max CHEW LEE
1273 Jamie KENMURE
1267 Simon KARUMBI
1182 Scott COOKE
0982 Jack HUGHES
0929 Finley DALE
0919 Tristan RAYSON - HILL
0846 Elizabeth WARREN
0778 Thamala GAMAGE
0336 Amy FLOOD
unr. Tanya KOLAK
unr. Charitha RATHNAYAKE
unr. David TOPOL

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF ENTRIES: (48)

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
John BECKMAN
Matt BENNETT
Joshua BISHOP
Kevin BROWN
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Max CHEW LEE
Scott COOKE
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Tony DAVIS
Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
John DOWLING
Domagoj DRAGICEVIC
Enoch FAN
Adrian FLITNEY
Amy FLOOD
Thamala GAMAGE
Jack HUGHES
Alex KAPLAN
Simon KARUMBI
Jamie KENMURE
Omar KHALED
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Jake McCOOK
Charitha RATHNAYAKE
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Andrew SAINT
Leonid SANDLER (IM)
Allan SETIABUDI
Endre SIMON
Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
David STIMSON
David TOPOL
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Richard VOON
Elizabeth WARREN
Vineetha WIJESURIYA
Wenlin YIN
Sally YU
Karl ZELESCO

ER
20-10-2010, 12:51 PM
We now have 48 confirmed entries - 2 more and then we have 50!!! There are also quite a few people on the "probably" list at the moment, including a number of strong players..... But lets get onto finding those last 2 players to 50 first.....

2335 Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
2227 Bobby CHENG (FM)
2203 Leonid SANDLER (IM)
2114 Domogoj DRAGICEVIC
2013 Chris KOLAK
1944 Sylvester URBAN
1912 Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
1900 Omar KHALED
1859 John DOWLING
1850 Adrian FLITNEY
1846 George LESTER
1825 Thai LY
1817 David BEAUMONT
1804 Andrew SAINT
1768 Allen SETIABUDI
1735 Tony DAVIS
1735 Richard VOON
1701 Jake McCOOK
1685 Vineetha WIJESURIYA
1676 Sally YU
1664 Frank LEKKAS
1606 Ari DALE
1571 Joshua BISHOP
1563 Matthew BENNETT
1563 Tony TOSEVSKI
1557 Kevin BROWN
1545 Karl ZELESCO
1506 Wenlin YIN
1492 John BECKMAN
1487 Alex KAPLAN
1480 Brad ASHLOCK
1333 Endre SIMON
1333 David STIMSON
1325 Enoch FAN
1317 Elliot RENZIES
1302 Max CHEW LEE
1273 Jamie KENMURE
1267 Simon KARUMBI
1182 Scott COOKE
0982 Jack HUGHES
0929 Finley DALE
0919 Tristan RAYSON - HILL
0846 Elizabeth WARREN
0778 Thamala GAMAGE
0336 Amy FLOOD
unr. Tanya KOLAK
unr. Charitha RATHNAYAKE
unr. David TOPOL

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF ENTRIES: (48)

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
John BECKMAN
Matt BENNETT
Joshua BISHOP
Kevin BROWN
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Max CHEW LEE
Scott COOKE
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Tony DAVIS
Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
John DOWLING
Domagoj DRAGICEVIC
Enoch FAN
Adrian FLITNEY
Amy FLOOD
Thamala GAMAGE
Jack HUGHES
Alex KAPLAN
Simon KARUMBI
Jamie KENMURE
Omar KHALED
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Jake McCOOK
Charitha RATHNAYAKE
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Andrew SAINT
Leonid SANDLER (IM)
Allan SETIABUDI
Endre SIMON
Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
David STIMSON
David TOPOL
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Richard VOON
Elizabeth WARREN
Vineetha WIJESURIYA
Wenlin YIN
Sally YU
Karl ZELESCO

By reaching 48 entries, the Club has already equaled last year's participation No. :clap: I am expecting strong showing of entries the last few days before the event. (I hope we don't have any late scratchings)!

Grant Szuveges
20-10-2010, 03:43 PM
By reaching 48 entries, the Club has already equaled last year's participation No. :clap: I am expecting strong showing of entries the last few days before the event. (I hope we don't have any late scratchings)!

No, last year we had 52 from memory..... (correct me if Im wrong!)..... Im sure that we will get more though. I know that there are a number of strong players who are more than a 50% chance including James Morris (IM), Carl Gorka and David Hacche, as well as quite a lot of other players also in that 75% chance type catagory at this stage.... We seem to be getting a new confirmation each day at the moment though....

ER
20-10-2010, 04:33 PM
No, last year we had 52 from memory..... (correct me if Im wrong!)..... Im sure that we will get more though. I know that there are a number of strong players who are more than a 50% chance including James Morris (IM), Carl Gorka and David Hacche, as well as quite a lot of other players also in that 75% chance type catagory at this stage.... We seem to be getting a new confirmation each day at the moment though....

You are correct, I hadn't updated my records properly, which I didn't need to since the Completed Tournaments thread here is never wrong! Correct No. was 52 indeed!

Carl Gorka
23-10-2010, 06:12 PM
Count me in, though I'll have to have at least one bye :( Looks like I'm ok for the first 3 rounds and the last 2. I'll try to work the rest out :lol:

Anyway, I've blogged (http://gorkachc.blogspot.com/2010/10/playtime-soon.html) about it now so there's no pulling out....

Grant Szuveges
23-10-2010, 06:52 PM
Finally we have 50 entries confirmed!

2335 Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
2227 Bobby CHENG (FM)
2203 Leonid SANDLER (IM)
2114 Domogoj DRAGICEVIC
2084 Carl GORKA
2013 Chris KOLAK
1944 Sylvester URBAN
1912 Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
1900 Omar KHALED
1859 John DOWLING
1850 Adrian FLITNEY
1846 George LESTER
1825 Thai LY
1817 David BEAUMONT
1804 Andrew SAINT
1768 Allen SETIABUDI
1735 Tony DAVIS
1735 Richard VOON
1701 Jake McCOOK
1685 Vineetha WIJESURIYA
1676 Sally YU
1664 Frank LEKKAS
1606 Ari DALE
1571 Joshua BISHOP
1563 Matthew BENNETT
1563 Tony TOSEVSKI
1557 Kevin BROWN
1545 Karl ZELESCO
1506 Wenlin YIN
1492 John BECKMAN
1487 Alex KAPLAN
1480 Brad ASHLOCK
1342 Herman NAUDE
1333 Endre SIMON
1333 David STIMSON
1325 Enoch FAN
1317 Elliot RENZIES
1302 Max CHEW LEE
1273 Jamie KENMURE
1267 Simon KARUMBI
1182 Scott COOKE
0982 Jack HUGHES
0929 Finley DALE
0919 Tristan RAYSON - HILL
0846 Elizabeth WARREN
0778 Thamala GAMAGE
0336 Amy FLOOD
unr. Tanya KOLAK
unr. Charitha RATHNAYAKE
unr. David TOPOL

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF ENTRIES: (50)

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
John BECKMAN
Matt BENNETT
Joshua BISHOP
Kevin BROWN
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Max CHEW LEE
Scott COOKE
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Tony DAVIS
Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
John DOWLING
Domagoj DRAGICEVIC
Enoch FAN
Adrian FLITNEY
Amy FLOOD
Thamala GAMAGE
Carl GORKA
Jack HUGHES
Alex KAPLAN
Simon KARUMBI
Jamie KENMURE
Omar KHALED
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Jake McCOOK
Herman NAUDE
Charitha RATHNAYAKE
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Andrew SAINT
Leonid SANDLER (IM)
Allan SETIABUDI
Endre SIMON
Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
David STIMSON
David TOPOL
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Richard VOON
Elizabeth WARREN
Vineetha WIJESURIYA
Wenlin YIN
Sally YU
Karl ZELESCO

Grant Szuveges
24-10-2010, 03:56 PM
Now we have reached last years total of 52 players and there are still 5 days left to go! So get your entries in! It would be nice to have 70+ entries!

2335 Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
2227 Bobby CHENG (FM)
2203 Leonid SANDLER (IM)
2114 Domogoj DRAGICEVIC
2084 Carl GORKA
2013 Chris KOLAK
1944 Sylvester URBAN
1912 Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
1900 Omar KHALED
1859 John DOWLING
1850 Adrian FLITNEY
1846 George LESTER
1825 Thai LY
1817 David BEAUMONT
1804 Andrew SAINT
1768 Allen SETIABUDI
1735 Tony DAVIS
1735 Richard VOON
1711 Thomas FENG
1701 Jake McCOOK
1685 Vineetha WIJESURIYA
1676 Sally YU
1664 Frank LEKKAS
1606 Ari DALE
1591 Jack SHANKS
1571 Joshua BISHOP
1563 Matthew BENNETT
1563 Tony TOSEVSKI
1557 Kevin BROWN
1545 Karl ZELESCO
1506 Wenlin YIN
1492 John BECKMAN
1487 Alex KAPLAN
1480 Brad ASHLOCK
1342 Herman NAUDE
1333 Endre SIMON
1333 David STIMSON
1325 Enoch FAN
1317 Elliot RENZIES
1302 Max CHEW LEE
1273 Jamie KENMURE
1267 Simon KARUMBI
1182 Scott COOKE
0982 Jack HUGHES
0929 Finley DALE
0919 Tristan RAYSON - HILL
0846 Elizabeth WARREN
0778 Thamala GAMAGE
0336 Amy FLOOD
unr. Tanya KOLAK
unr. Charitha RATHNAYAKE
unr. David TOPOL

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF ENTRIES: (52)

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
John BECKMAN
Matt BENNETT
Joshua BISHOP
Kevin BROWN
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Max CHEW LEE
Scott COOKE
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Tony DAVIS
Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
John DOWLING
Domagoj DRAGICEVIC
Enoch FAN
Thomas FENG
Adrian FLITNEY
Amy FLOOD
Thamala GAMAGE
Carl GORKA
Jack HUGHES
Alex KAPLAN
Simon KARUMBI
Jamie KENMURE
Omar KHALED
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Jake McCOOK
Herman NAUDE
Charitha RATHNAYAKE
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Andrew SAINT
Leonid SANDLER (IM)
Allan SETIABUDI
Jack SHANKS
Endre SIMON
Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
David STIMSON
David TOPOL
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Richard VOON
Elizabeth WARREN
Vineetha WIJESURIYA
Wenlin YIN
Sally YU
Karl ZELESCO

Grant Szuveges
24-10-2010, 09:58 PM
Justin Tan has now entered the tournament, bringing the number of participants to 53.... We now already have more than last year!

2335 Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
2227 Bobby CHENG (FM)
2203 Leonid SANDLER (IM)
2114 Domogoj DRAGICEVIC
2084 Carl GORKA
2013 Chris KOLAK
1978 Justin TAN
1944 Sylvester URBAN
1912 Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
1900 Omar KHALED
1859 John DOWLING
1850 Adrian FLITNEY
1846 George LESTER
1825 Thai LY
1817 David BEAUMONT
1804 Andrew SAINT
1768 Allen SETIABUDI
1735 Tony DAVIS
1735 Richard VOON
1711 Thomas FENG
1701 Jake McCOOK
1685 Vineetha WIJESURIYA
1676 Sally YU
1664 Frank LEKKAS
1606 Ari DALE
1591 Jack SHANKS
1571 Joshua BISHOP
1563 Matthew BENNETT
1563 Tony TOSEVSKI
1557 Kevin BROWN
1545 Karl ZELESCO
1506 Wenlin YIN
1492 John BECKMAN
1487 Alex KAPLAN
1480 Brad ASHLOCK
1342 Herman NAUDE
1333 Endre SIMON
1333 David STIMSON
1325 Enoch FAN
1317 Elliot RENZIES
1302 Max CHEW LEE
1273 Jamie KENMURE
1267 Simon KARUMBI
1182 Scott COOKE
0982 Jack HUGHES
0929 Finley DALE
0919 Tristan RAYSON - HILL
0846 Elizabeth WARREN
0778 Thamala GAMAGE
0336 Amy FLOOD
unr. Tanya KOLAK
unr. Charitha RATHNAYAKE
unr. David TOPOL

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF ENTRIES: (53)

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
John BECKMAN
Matt BENNETT
Joshua BISHOP
Kevin BROWN
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Max CHEW LEE
Scott COOKE
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Tony DAVIS
Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
John DOWLING
Domagoj DRAGICEVIC
Enoch FAN
Thomas FENG
Adrian FLITNEY
Amy FLOOD
Thamala GAMAGE
Carl GORKA
Jack HUGHES
Alex KAPLAN
Simon KARUMBI
Jamie KENMURE
Omar KHALED
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Jake McCOOK
Herman NAUDE
Charitha RATHNAYAKE
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Andrew SAINT
Leonid SANDLER (IM)
Allan SETIABUDI
Jack SHANKS
Endre SIMON
Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
David STIMSON
Justin TAN
David TOPOL
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Richard VOON
Elizabeth WARREN
Vineetha WIJESURIYA
Wenlin YIN
Sally YU
Karl ZELESCO

MichaelBaron
25-10-2010, 07:16 PM
Good luck to all the participants. If I would not have to work on Monday, I would seriously consider a comeback to chess to play. This is promising to become a great event!

Grant Szuveges
25-10-2010, 07:49 PM
2335 Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
2227 Bobby CHENG (FM)
2203 Leonid SANDLER (IM)
2114 Domogoj DRAGICEVIC
2084 Carl GORKA
2013 Chris KOLAK
1978 Justin TAN
1944 Sylvester URBAN
1912 Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
1900 Omar KHALED
1859 John DOWLING
1850 Adrian FLITNEY
1846 George LESTER
1825 Thai LY
1817 David BEAUMONT
1804 Andrew SAINT
1768 Allen SETIABUDI
1748 Shaun HOSE
1735 Tony DAVIS
1735 Richard VOON
1711 Thomas FENG
1701 Jake McCOOK
1685 Vineetha WIJESURIYA
1676 Sally YU
1664 Frank LEKKAS
1606 Ari DALE
1591 Jack SHANKS
1571 Joshua BISHOP
1563 Matthew BENNETT
1563 Tony TOSEVSKI
1557 Kevin BROWN
1545 Karl ZELESCO
1506 Wenlin YIN
1492 John BECKMAN
1487 Alex KAPLAN
1480 Brad ASHLOCK
1342 Herman NAUDE
1333 Endre SIMON
1333 David STIMSON
1325 Enoch FAN
1317 Elliot RENZIES
1302 Max CHEW LEE
1273 Jamie KENMURE
1267 Simon KARUMBI
1182 Scott COOKE
0982 Jack HUGHES
0929 Finley DALE
0919 Tristan RAYSON - HILL
0846 Elizabeth WARREN
0778 Thamala GAMAGE
0336 Amy FLOOD
unr. Tanya KOLAK
unr. Tomson QIN
unr. Charitha RATHNAYAKE
unr. David TOPOL

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF ENTRIES: (55)

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
John BECKMAN
Matt BENNETT
Joshua BISHOP
Kevin BROWN
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Max CHEW LEE
Scott COOKE
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Tony DAVIS
Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
John DOWLING
Domagoj DRAGICEVIC
Enoch FAN
Thomas FENG
Adrian FLITNEY
Amy FLOOD
Thamala GAMAGE
Carl GORKA
Shaun HOSE
Jack HUGHES
Alex KAPLAN
Simon KARUMBI
Jamie KENMURE
Omar KHALED
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Jake McCOOK
Herman NAUDE
Tomson QIN
Charitha RATHNAYAKE
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Andrew SAINT
Leonid SANDLER (IM)
Allan SETIABUDI
Jack SHANKS
Endre SIMON
Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
David STIMSON
Justin TAN
David TOPOL
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Richard VOON
Elizabeth WARREN
Vineetha WIJESURIYA
Wenlin YIN
Sally YU
Karl ZELESCO

Grant Szuveges
25-10-2010, 07:54 PM
Good luck to all the participants. If I would not have to work on Monday, I would seriously consider a comeback to chess to play. This is promising to become a great event!

Michael, of course you can take 2 half point byes instead of playing the Monday rounds. Many players are doing this already...

Paul Cavezza
25-10-2010, 09:06 PM
Good luck to all the participants. If I would not have to work on Monday, I would seriously consider a comeback to chess to play. This is promising to become a great event!

Great Australian tradition- Cup weekend sickie. Integrate damnit! ;)

MichaelBaron
25-10-2010, 10:41 PM
Michael, of course you can take 2 half point byes instead of playing the Monday rounds. Many players are doing this already...

As it is, I am blundering queens in one move. With 2 half-point byes ...Chances of winning a prize are even less.

But I will visit the tourney at some point to spectate!

ER
26-10-2010, 12:56 AM
As it is, I am blundering queens in one move. With 2 half-point byes ...Chances of winning a prize are even less.

But I will visit the tourney at some point to spectate!

Hold on chief, your initial statement was about work on Mondays! What does blundering queens have to do with it?

MichaelBaron
26-10-2010, 02:40 AM
Hold on chief, your initial statement was about work on Mondays! What does blundering queens have to do with it?

Lack of confidence :). Also if I blunder 1 queen - i lose 1 point If take byes - also lose 1 point :)

ER
26-10-2010, 12:57 PM
Lack of confidence :). Also if I blunder 1 queen - i lose 1 point If take byes - also lose 1 point :)

Not necessarily, considering you can easily give queen start to most players in the field and still win. Correct me if I am wrong, but you are still included amongst the best 25 players in Australia, so just come down and play! :) :P:owned:

MichaelBaron
26-10-2010, 01:40 PM
Not necessarily, considering you can easily give queen start to most players in the field and still win. Correct me if I am wrong, but you are still included amongst the best 25 players in Australia, so just come down and play! :) :P:owned:

LOL I could not beat Andrew Saint queen down...do not fancy my chances against Solo or James :( .
Seriously speaking, 1 point start is too much handicap to give to such strong players (who would probably finish ahead of me anyway)

Grant Szuveges
26-10-2010, 04:04 PM
LOL I could not beat Andrew Saint queen down...do not fancy my chances against Solo or James :( .
Seriously speaking, 1 point start is too much handicap to give to such strong players (who would probably finish ahead of me anyway)

By taking the half point byes you may avoid playing some of the stronger players..... Say you are on 4/5, then your half point byes give you 5/7 then you beat someone to get 6/8 and then you will only have to play one strong player (in the final round) and if you win that, then you get 7/9 and win the tournament anyway.....

Grant Szuveges
26-10-2010, 04:07 PM
2335 Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
2227 Bobby CHENG (FM)
2203 Leonid SANDLER (IM)
2114 Domogoj DRAGICEVIC
2084 Carl GORKA
2013 Chris KOLAK
1978 Justin TAN
1944 Sylvester URBAN
1912 Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
1900 Omar KHALED
1859 John DOWLING
1850 Adrian FLITNEY
1846 George LESTER
1825 Thai LY
1817 David BEAUMONT
1804 Andrew SAINT
1768 Allen SETIABUDI
1748 Shaun HOSE
1735 Tony DAVIS
1735 Richard VOON
1711 Thomas FENG
1701 Jake McCOOK
1685 Vineetha WIJESURIYA
1676 Sally YU
1664 Frank LEKKAS
1606 Ari DALE
1591 Jack SHANKS
1571 Joshua BISHOP
1563 Matthew BENNETT
1563 Tony TOSEVSKI
1557 Kevin BROWN
1545 Karl ZELESCO
1506 Wenlin YIN
1492 John BECKMAN
1487 Alex KAPLAN
1480 Brad ASHLOCK
1342 Herman NAUDE
1333 Endre SIMON
1333 David STIMSON
1325 Enoch FAN
1317 Elliot RENZIES
1302 Max CHEW LEE
1273 Jamie KENMURE
1267 Simon KARUMBI
1182 Scott COOKE
0982 Jack HUGHES
0929 Finley DALE
0919 Tristan RAYSON - HILL
0846 Elizabeth WARREN
0778 Thamala GAMAGE
0336 Amy FLOOD
unr. Al Matthew CANAFE
unr. Tanya KOLAK
unr. Tomson QIN
unr. Charitha RATHNAYAKE
unr. David TOPOL
unr. Mohammadreza ZAMANI

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF ENTRIES: (57)

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
John BECKMAN
Matt BENNETT
Joshua BISHOP
Kevin BROWN
Al Matthew CANAFE
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Max CHEW LEE
Scott COOKE
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Tony DAVIS
Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
John DOWLING
Domagoj DRAGICEVIC
Enoch FAN
Thomas FENG
Adrian FLITNEY
Amy FLOOD
Thamala GAMAGE
Carl GORKA
Shaun HOSE
Jack HUGHES
Alex KAPLAN
Simon KARUMBI
Jamie KENMURE
Omar KHALED
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Jake McCOOK
Herman NAUDE
Tomson QIN
Charitha RATHNAYAKE
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Andrew SAINT
Leonid SANDLER (IM)
Allan SETIABUDI
Jack SHANKS
Endre SIMON
Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
David STIMSON
Justin TAN
David TOPOL
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Richard VOON
Elizabeth WARREN
Vineetha WIJESURIYA
Wenlin YIN
Sally YU
Mohammadreza ZAMANI
Karl ZELESCO

MichaelBaron
26-10-2010, 04:08 PM
By taking the half point byes you may avoid playing some of the stronger players..... Say you are on 4/5, then your half point byes give you 5/7 then you beat someone to get 6/8 and then you will only have to play one strong player (in the final round) and if you win that, then you get 7/9 and win the tournament anyway.....

Grant, It may be relevant for those competing for group prizes. For those in the top section....main thing is to lose as few points as possible - no need to be ''strategic'' about it :)

Grant Szuveges
26-10-2010, 04:13 PM
Grant, It may be relevant for those competing for group prizes. For those in the top section....main thing is to lose as few points as possible - no need to be ''strategic'' about it :)

Oh well, it was worth a try...

Garvinator
26-10-2010, 04:15 PM
I think that if it was not work, then Michael would give some other reason as to why he could not play in a long time control tournament. Michael has stated before that he does not like playing in them and prefers allegros.

Michael, I just wish you would say that you do not want to play in the tournament, rather than using some 'reason' as your reason not to play.

Lekko
26-10-2010, 04:15 PM
Grant, It may be relevant for those competing for group prizes. For those in the top section....main thing is to lose as few points as possible - no need to be ''strategic'' about it :)

What happened to "for the fun of it"? Weren't you the one who told me off once for asking how much money one of the group prizes were at blitz back when we had the sponsorship?

MichaelBaron
26-10-2010, 04:29 PM
I think that if it was not work, then Michael would give some other reason as to why he could not play in a long time control tournament. Michael has stated before that he does not like playing in them and prefers allegros.

Michael, I just wish you would say that you do not want to play in the tournament, rather than using some 'reason' as your reason not to play.
But I will try to play some long tournament next year at MCC just to support the club..not sure which one though

MichaelBaron
26-10-2010, 04:30 PM
What happened to "for the fun of it"? Weren't you the one who told me off once for asking how much money one of the group prizes were at blitz back when we had the sponsorship?
Frank, thats different. You should be playing for the fun of it...Depends on the person and chess goals...Your goal is to improve your chess. My goal is...not sure :).

Lekko
26-10-2010, 04:34 PM
Frank, thats different. You should be playing for the fun of it...Depends on the person and chess goals...Your goal is to improve your chess. My goal is...not sure :).
How does winning prize money improve my chess? As I improve, less rating prizes will become available.

And if you don't have any chess goals, then you can start with promoting MCC's tournaments by adding another titled player to the mix for the cup weekender.

I can see it now, the return of Michael Baron!

MichaelBaron
26-10-2010, 05:00 PM
How does winning prize money improve my chess? As I improve, less rating prizes will become available.

And if you don't have any chess goals, then you can start with promoting MCC's tournaments by adding another titled player to the mix for the cup weekender.

I can see it now, the return of Michael Baron!
Next year may be...lets see

Garvinator
26-10-2010, 05:00 PM
But I will try to play some long tournament next year at MCC just to support the club..not sure which one though
Club Championship would seem to be the obvious one

Garvinator
26-10-2010, 05:02 PM
How does winning prize money improve my chess? As I improve, less rating prizes will become available.Have you missed a word here? I do intend to reply to either the quote above, or the altered one if you have missed a word. I think it might have meant to be typed= How does winning prize money NOT improve my chess, or something similar.

Lekko
26-10-2010, 05:26 PM
Have you missed a word here? I do intend to reply to either the quote above, or the altered one if you have missed a word. I think it might have meant to be typed= How does winning prize money NOT improve my chess, or something similar.
No, I didn't miss a word. If it was 100% about winning prize money, I'd keep my rating down so that I wouldn't be contending with titled players for money.

MichaelBaron
26-10-2010, 05:29 PM
No, I didn't miss a word. If it was 100% about winning prize money, I'd keep my rating down so that I wouldn't be contending with titled players for money.
Hard to believe. Frank, I think you care more about improving and beating strong players than money

Lekko
26-10-2010, 05:32 PM
Hard to believe. Frank, I think you care more about improving and beating strong players than money
I think the people I've beaten during the monday night tournaments at MCC would agree with that ;)

jhughes
26-10-2010, 05:33 PM
As it is, I am blundering queens in one move. With 2 half-point byes ...Chances of winning a prize are even less.

But I will visit the tourney at some point to spectate!
Michael seriously, you refuse to play in a tournament if you don't think you are going to win? That is an insult to all weaker players and enforces the stereotype that stronger players play for the money; be a man; play for the game, not the cash.

MichaelBaron
26-10-2010, 05:36 PM
Michael seriously, you refuse to play in a tournament if you don't think you are going to win? That is an insult to all weaker players and enforces the stereotype that stronger players play for the money; be a man; play for the game, not the cash.
Jack, for you playing stronger players is a challenge...for me..I will be playing same ppl I already played many times...Solomon, Sandler, Morris, Cheng, Dragicevic - I lost to them many times and I beat them many times...another game would not make such a difference.

Stronger players play Aus Masters for fun and improvement (I guess) weekenders, most of them play for money...whether they admit it or not is another story :)

You lose one game..and then you play next 3 games against ppl rated 400 points below you..what is the fun with the slow time limit? Imagine by the end of monday, there is no realistic chance of winning a prize/ getting good games ..so what to do on tuesday - waste entire day playing 1500s :). I am some sure others think differently from me... but some can also relate to what i am saying :)

In fact I am sure majority of stronger players hate waste time playing weaker opposition in weekenders...but they will not admit it cause it sounds arrigant.

ER
26-10-2010, 07:24 PM
Stronger players play Aus Masters for fun and improvement (I guess) weekenders, most of them play for money...whether they admit it or not is another story :)


You lose one game..and then you play next 3 games against ppl rated 400 points below you..what is the fun with the slow time limit?


Imagine by the end of monday, there is no realistic chance of winning a prize/ getting good games ..so what to do on tuesday - waste entire day playing 1500s :).


In fact I am sure majority of stronger players hate waste time playing weaker opposition in weekenders...but they will not admit it cause it sounds arrigant

WoW!!!! Michael as much as pragmatic the above statements may sound and as much as they actually represent a realistic mentality that undoubtedly exists amongst stronger players, there is a tone of contempt toward the lower rated player there which I think many of us common mortals can live without.

I think you and organisers must know that we, the lower rated players, are the ones who provide almost all the working capital needed for tournaments to take place.

A No. of you high rated guys don't even pay entree fees, some of you don't even have to pay for accommodation when enter interstate tournaments and some even receive appearance fees on top.

If many of those higher rated players come out with statements that include similar ideas as the ones included in the quotes, then what's the point for the lower rated players to enter serious tournaments (weekenders or not) and play stronger opposition?

When most of us play vs you guys, it's not for the glory of having played GM A or IM B, or FM C but to learn something and as such to improve!

Additionally, I think that tournament organisers should discourage such attitudes since they do not help Chess.

I am definitely not talking about MCC, here because this Club does so much about the improvement of its members that some other Chess organisations wouldn't even dream about, let alone introducing them.

On the other hand don't forget that lower rated players need encouragement and support. Otherwise, it's not very hard for them to say OK GM A, or IM B or FM C if you think you are wasting your precious time by playing me, stuff you too, I stay home playing ICC and FICS and I might drop in during the weekend to have a look at you playing in 10 entry tournaments.

(That last one doesn't include you because you don't play anyway!) :lol: :owned:

Back to the topic of the thread now, I predict 73 entries! What about you guys?

Igor_Goldenberg
26-10-2010, 09:13 PM
I think you and organisers must know that we, the lower rated players, are the ones who provide almost all the working capital needed for tournaments to take place.

JaK,
Vast majority of higher rated players remember and appreciate it!

ER
26-10-2010, 09:23 PM
JaK,
Vast majority of higher rated players remember and appreciate it!

Igor, I am sure that's the case and in fact I should have made it clear that there are many high rated players who are really supportive of their lower rated counterparts.

I have witnessed many (you are one of them) who go out of their way in order to show important points in analysis.

Additionally, you and other players have answered many questions and discussed positions here on this board with players of various strenghts

Grant Szuveges
26-10-2010, 10:24 PM
In relation to the last 7 or 8 posts, I will give my perspective:

I actually love playing players who are weaker than me..... Players who are stronger than me, or at a similar level to me are much harder to beat.....

I only play blitz these days, but I like playing weaker opponents because I know that I will win most of my games...

It is a win - win situation in some cases (they get to play against and even win the odd game against a stronger player and learn something at the same time, while I get to win games).....

Am I lazy? Probably..... But I really do enjoy winning games of chess. Losing just isnt the same.... I would much rather have a 20 game blitz session with an 1700 rated player than a grandmaster! Of course Id be happy to have a blitz match with any GM, but Id rather have a match with someone Id beat more often....

Grant Szuveges
26-10-2010, 10:32 PM
Bill Gletsos or someone, can you please find a rating for John Wildes? He would be on the master file (which I cant find)..... We now have 58 players. David Topol has pulled out but John Wildes and Franz Oswald are in...

2335 Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
2227 Bobby CHENG (FM)
2203 Leonid SANDLER (IM)
2114 Domogoj DRAGICEVIC
2084 Carl GORKA
2013 Chris KOLAK
1978 Justin TAN
1944 Sylvester URBAN
1912 Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
1900 Omar KHALED
1859 John DOWLING
1850 Adrian FLITNEY
1846 George LESTER
1825 Thai LY
1817 David BEAUMONT
1804 Andrew SAINT
1768 Allen SETIABUDI
1748 Shaun HOSE
1735 Tony DAVIS
1735 Richard VOON
1711 Thomas FENG
1711 John WILDES
1701 Jake McCOOK
1685 Vineetha WIJESURIYA
1676 Sally YU
1664 Frank LEKKAS
1606 Ari DALE
1591 Jack SHANKS
1571 Joshua BISHOP
1563 Matthew BENNETT
1563 Tony TOSEVSKI
1557 Kevin BROWN
1545 Karl ZELESCO
1506 Wenlin YIN
1492 John BECKMAN
1487 Alex KAPLAN
1480 Brad ASHLOCK
1378 Franz OSWALD
1342 Herman NAUDE
1333 Endre SIMON
1333 David STIMSON
1325 Enoch FAN
1317 Elliot RENZIES
1302 Max CHEW LEE
1273 Jamie KENMURE
1267 Simon KARUMBI
1182 Scott COOKE
0982 Jack HUGHES
0929 Finley DALE
0919 Tristan RAYSON - HILL
0846 Elizabeth WARREN
0778 Thamala GAMAGE
0336 Amy FLOOD
unr. Al Matthew CANAFE
unr. Tanya KOLAK
unr. Tomson QIN
unr. Charitha RATHNAYAKE
unr. Mohammadreza ZAMANI

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF ENTRIES: (58)

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
John BECKMAN
Matt BENNETT
Joshua BISHOP
Kevin BROWN
Al Matthew CANAFE
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Max CHEW LEE
Scott COOKE
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Tony DAVIS
Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
John DOWLING
Domagoj DRAGICEVIC
Enoch FAN
Thomas FENG
Adrian FLITNEY
Amy FLOOD
Thamala GAMAGE
Carl GORKA
Shaun HOSE
Jack HUGHES
Alex KAPLAN
Simon KARUMBI
Jamie KENMURE
Omar KHALED
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Jake McCOOK
Herman NAUDE
Franz OSWALD
Tomson QIN
Charitha RATHNAYAKE
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Andrew SAINT
Leonid SANDLER (IM)
Allan SETIABUDI
Jack SHANKS
Endre SIMON
Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
David STIMSON
Justin TAN
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Richard VOON
Elizabeth WARREN
Vineetha WIJESURIYA
John WILDES
Wenlin YIN
Sally YU
Mohammadreza ZAMANI
Karl ZELESCO

Bill Gletsos
26-10-2010, 10:57 PM
Bill Gletsos or someone, can you please find a rating for John Wildes?1711

He would be on the master file (which I cant find).....How about trying the ACF ratings web page here (http://www.auschess.org.au/ratings/acfrate.htm).

Grant Szuveges
26-10-2010, 10:59 PM
1711
How about trying the ACF ratings web page here (http://www.auschess.org.au/ratings/acfrate.htm).

thanks Bill

Metro
26-10-2010, 11:08 PM
We now have 58 players.
Well I am going to stick my neck out here and predict 64 players.I know Grant will do his darndest to top this but that's ok.He's doing his job and a good one at that:clap:

ER
26-10-2010, 11:19 PM
In relation to the last 7 or 8 posts, I will give my perspective:

I actually love playing players who are weaker than me..... Players who are stronger than me, or at a similar level to me are much harder to beat.....

I only play blitz these days, but I like playing weaker opponents because I know that I will win most of my games...

It is a win - win situation in some cases (they get to play against and even win the odd game against a stronger player and learn something at the same time, while I get to win games).....

Am I lazy? Probably..... But I really do enjoy winning games of chess. Losing just isnt the same.... I would much rather have a 20 game blitz session with an 1700 rated player than a grandmaster! Of course Id be happy to have a blitz match with any GM, but Id rather have a match with someone Id beat more often....


In relation to the last 7 or 8 posts you are missing the point completely! The question is if you played in a tournament or not because
1) you have / haven't a chance to win a prize
2) you would find lower rated players boring to play against as you consider them inferior and a waste of time
and of course
ignoring and /or undervaluing the participation of lower rated players who are providing the working capital of a tournament.

and as I said


Additionally, I think that tournament organisers should discourage such attitudes (as in 1) and 2) since they do not help Chess.

MichaelBaron
26-10-2010, 11:45 PM
I like playing weaker players, and I like playing stronger players..and I like playing my level...the point is:

A) In a weekender once you realize you are ''out of the race'' - its getting boring.
B) There are weaker players and there are ''much weaker players'' I like playing weaker players (just like Grant) - particularly when i do not hang my queen like I did in the last allegro :). However, they should be competitive. Always good to play improving players such as Lekkas, Urban, Addamo etc. They may lose most of the games (btw, Urban beat me last saturday) but they are improving all the time and are fighting hard.
But..i do not want to give any names but playing someone who keeps making same mistakes for 20 years ...is not a happy experience. However, playing them in early rounds is ok. Playing someone like that in the last round when there is nothing to play for..is not fun.

3) JaK, if you notice I am also always happy to go through the games with my opponents and help them out.
4) Stronger players, naturally play not just for''experience'' but to win!

This is the same in every sport! If I feel I have energy to fight - I play. If I feel I have no energy/motivation to fight - I do not play. I am not going to play just to make up the numbers!

5) I do appreciate everyone's participation (just like Igor does)...in fact trying to promote all of the MCC events to chess players from other clubs.
But my point is simple...stronger players who fight for the open prizes do not like to take byes.

6) It is normal for people to lose interest in a tournament if they are not doing well and be more determined if they are doing well!

7) I believe Igor was talking about appreciation of the weaker players. I appreciate them too. I respect them. I just do not like to play them in the last round ..for the 25th place. There is a big difference between appreciation and enjoyment. Motivation is the key! To play well one needs to be motivated. To enjoy - one also needs to be motivated.

Erik
27-10-2010, 10:32 AM
I think there's room for strong(er) players who like playing weakies and those who don't, just like there's room for people who prefer milk chocolate (weird, I know) and those who prefer dark chocolate. Personally I currently enjoy playing, full stop, but there were times a few years back when I didn't really want to play weakies, strongies or middlies. I played because I felt I "should" and didn't enjoy it.
These days Michael prefers not to play so many long time-limit tournaments. I don't think he needs to justify that! He'll come back when he feels the inspiration to - nagging won't do the job :)
As for strong players playing just for the money ... I can't think of any. Personally I prefer to play tnmnts who have a positive attitude towards me, even if the money isn't very exciting. For example, entering Croydon or Best in the West is a no-brainer for me - I'll always be there, because they make it obvious that they *really* want to see me :)

Watto
27-10-2010, 11:03 AM
Well I am going to stick my neck out here and predict 64 players.I know Grant will do his darndest to top this but that's ok.He's doing his job and a good one at that:clap:
Going by what normally happens, a couple on the current list won't turn up but there will be several extra entries in the next few days and on the day so I think your prediction is pretty good. I'll go for 66 although I wouldn't be all that surprised by 70. :)

MichaelBaron
27-10-2010, 11:11 AM
Going by what normally happens, a couple on the current list won't turn up but there will be several extra entries in the next few days and on the day so I think your prediction is pretty good. I'll go for 66 although I wouldn't be all that surprised by 70. :)

I would love to see 70 but my prediction is 58

Lekko
27-10-2010, 11:48 AM
I would love to see 70 but my prediction is 58
There's already 58 players... you don't think anyone else will turn up?

MichaelBaron
27-10-2010, 11:59 AM
There's already 58 players... you don't think anyone else will turn up?

I think 5-6 more will turn up but 5-6 will also drop out. However, hopefully I am wrong and there will be over 60 entries

Adamski
27-10-2010, 12:48 PM
Michael, I think you are being too pessimistic. Every big tournament I have been involved in organising (and most small ones) over many years have a reasonable number of last minute entrants.
This was proved again at the Rooty Hill Club Champs, now up to Round 3 next Monday, with quite a few players turning up just before Round 1 to enter (no previous indication of doing so) which meant all the draws had to be remade.
I'll go for 72 finally playing at Melbourne (and in Luke's Gospel you can read about 72 disciples so its a nice, though not round, number).

BTW Michael I agree that you have every right to pick the time limits at which you wish to play. I do exactly the same thing myself,. (The trouble is I pick too many time limits that currently don't suit me but that's another story.)

ER
27-10-2010, 04:52 PM
hehe I am going to have some silly lower jaw (close to the throat) operation tomorrow morning.
Four things I told the docs:
1) I am not staying in hospital for more than an hour after I wake up!
2) I am playing in an interclub competition at Box Hill tomorrow night no matter what!
3) and most important I am playing at the opening round of MCC Cup Friday night no friggin' matter what!
4) I won't shut up!
They have dismissed all of the above! OK we 'll see!

Garrett
27-10-2010, 05:20 PM
good luck JaK !!

ER
27-10-2010, 05:55 PM
Thanks Garrett, see you Friday night! :)

Igor_Goldenberg
27-10-2010, 07:24 PM
hehe I am going to have some silly lower jaw (close to the throat) operation tomorrow morning.
Four things I told the docs:
1) I am not staying in hospital for more than an hour after I wake up!
2) I am playing in an interclub competition at Box Hill tomorrow night no matter what!
3) and most important I am playing at the opening round of MCC Cup Friday night no friggin' matter what!
4) I won't shut up!
They have dismissed all of the above! OK we 'll see!
Good luck!

ER
27-10-2010, 08:28 PM
Thanks Igor! :) I hope I won't scare people away from the opening night of the MCC Cup! Or, on the other hand, we might have some extra entrees just to behold the sight of Lazarus! :P

Adamski
27-10-2010, 09:49 PM
good luck JaK !!
Yes, JaK, we all wish you all the very best tomorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you and I do hope you will be able to play this weekend.

ER
27-10-2010, 10:00 PM
Yes, JaK, we all wish you all the very best tomorrow. My thoughts and prayers re with you and I do hope you will be able to play this weekend.

Adamski, I greatly appreciate yours and the other posters' wishes and kind thoughts. With such support how can I even contemplate not turning up to play? :) I feel like I enjoy the greatest moral strength in the world! :) Cheers and good luck to all! I go to have some rest now!

Grant Szuveges
28-10-2010, 12:19 AM
IM Mirko Rujevic is the 3rd IM to enter the event. So far we have 62 players!

2335 Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
2227 Bobby CHENG (FM)
2225 Mirko RUJEVIC (IM)
2203 Leonid SANDLER (IM)
2114 Domogoj DRAGICEVIC
2084 Carl GORKA
2013 Chris KOLAK
1978 Justin TAN
1944 Sylvester URBAN
1912 Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
1900 Omar KHALED
1859 John DOWLING
1850 Adrian FLITNEY
1846 George LESTER
1825 Thai LY
1817 David BEAUMONT
1804 Andrew SAINT
1768 Allen SETIABUDI
1748 Shaun HOSE
1735 Tony DAVIS
1735 Richard VOON
1711 Thomas FENG
1711 John WILDES
1701 Jake McCOOK
1685 Vineetha WIJESURIYA
1676 Sally YU
1664 Frank LEKKAS
1606 Ari DALE
1591 Jack SHANKS
1571 Joshua BISHOP
1563 Matthew BENNETT
1563 Tony TOSEVSKI
1557 Kevin BROWN
1545 Karl ZELESCO
1506 Wenlin YIN
1492 John BECKMAN
1487 Alex KAPLAN
1480 Brad ASHLOCK
1378 Franz OSWALD
1342 Herman NAUDE
1333 Endre SIMON
1333 David STIMSON
1330 Ollie XUE
1325 Enoch FAN
1317 Elliot RENZIES
1302 Max CHEW LEE
1273 Jamie KENMURE
1267 Simon KARUMBI
1182 Scott COOKE
0982 Jack HUGHES
0956 Ruben NOWAK
0929 Finley DALE
0919 Tristan RAYSON - HILL
0846 Elizabeth WARREN
0778 Thamala GAMAGE
0740 Charlotte DILNUTT
0336 Amy FLOOD
unr. Al Matthew CANAFE
unr. Tanya KOLAK
unr. Tomson QIN
unr. Charitha RATHNAYAKE
unr. Mohammadreza ZAMANI

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF ENTRIES: (62)

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
John BECKMAN
Matt BENNETT
Joshua BISHOP
Kevin BROWN
Al Matthew CANAFE
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Max CHEW LEE
Scott COOKE
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Tony DAVIS
Charlotte DILNUTT
Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
John DOWLING
Domagoj DRAGICEVIC
Enoch FAN
Thomas FENG
Adrian FLITNEY
Amy FLOOD
Thamala GAMAGE
Carl GORKA
Shaun HOSE
Jack HUGHES
Alex KAPLAN
Simon KARUMBI
Jamie KENMURE
Omar KHALED
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Jake McCOOK
Herman NAUDE
Ruben NOWAK
Franz OSWALD
Tomson QIN
Charitha RATHNAYAKE
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Mirko RUJEVIC (IM)
Andrew SAINT
Leonid SANDLER (IM)
Allan SETIABUDI
Jack SHANKS
Endre SIMON
Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
David STIMSON
Justin TAN
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Richard VOON
Elizabeth WARREN
Vineetha WIJESURIYA
John WILDES
Ollie XUE
Wenlin YIN
Sally YU
Mohammadreza ZAMANI
Karl ZELESCO

Grant Szuveges
28-10-2010, 12:21 AM
hehe I am going to have some silly lower jaw (close to the throat) operation tomorrow morning.
Four things I told the docs:
1) I am not staying in hospital for more than an hour after I wake up!
2) I am playing in an interclub competition at Box Hill tomorrow night no matter what!
3) and most important I am playing at the opening round of MCC Cup Friday night no friggin' matter what!
4) I won't shut up!
They have dismissed all of the above! OK we 'll see!

Now thats what I call a REAL chess player!

I have no doubt that he will play, and he has already paid his entry fee!!!

Watto
28-10-2010, 09:20 AM
Hope it all goes well, JaK. Best of luck.

that Caesar guy
28-10-2010, 03:32 PM
Ok, even if it seriously hurts my exams chances...I'm in. ;)

Grant Szuveges
28-10-2010, 04:16 PM
IM James Morris is the latest entry into the tournament, bringing the number of participants to 63, including 4 IMs. Now we just have to hope that Guy West plays and then we will have 5 of them!!!

2335 Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
2227 Bobby CHENG (FM)
2225 Mirko RUJEVIC (IM)
2203 James MORRIS (IM)
2203 Leonid SANDLER (IM)
2114 Domogoj DRAGICEVIC
2084 Carl GORKA
2013 Chris KOLAK
1978 Justin TAN
1944 Sylvester URBAN
1912 Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
1900 Omar KHALED
1859 John DOWLING
1850 Adrian FLITNEY
1846 George LESTER
1825 Thai LY
1817 David BEAUMONT
1804 Andrew SAINT
1768 Allen SETIABUDI
1748 Shaun HOSE
1735 Tony DAVIS
1735 Richard VOON
1711 Thomas FENG
1711 John WILDES
1701 Jake McCOOK
1685 Vineetha WIJESURIYA
1676 Sally YU
1664 Frank LEKKAS
1606 Ari DALE
1591 Jack SHANKS
1571 Joshua BISHOP
1563 Matthew BENNETT
1563 Tony TOSEVSKI
1557 Kevin BROWN
1545 Karl ZELESCO
1506 Wenlin YIN
1492 John BECKMAN
1487 Alex KAPLAN
1480 Brad ASHLOCK
1378 Franz OSWALD
1342 Herman NAUDE
1333 Endre SIMON
1333 David STIMSON
1330 Ollie XUE
1325 Enoch FAN
1317 Elliot RENZIES
1302 Max CHEW LEE
1273 Jamie KENMURE
1267 Simon KARUMBI
1182 Scott COOKE
0982 Jack HUGHES
0956 Ruben NOWAK
0929 Finley DALE
0919 Tristan RAYSON - HILL
0846 Elizabeth WARREN
0778 Thamala GAMAGE
0740 Charlotte DILNUTT
0336 Amy FLOOD
unr. Al Matthew CANAFE
unr. Tanya KOLAK
unr. Tomson QIN
unr. Charitha RATHNAYAKE
unr. Mohammadreza ZAMANI

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF ENTRIES: (63)

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
John BECKMAN
Matt BENNETT
Joshua BISHOP
Kevin BROWN
Al Matthew CANAFE
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Max CHEW LEE
Scott COOKE
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Tony DAVIS
Charlotte DILNUTT
Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
John DOWLING
Domagoj DRAGICEVIC
Enoch FAN
Thomas FENG
Adrian FLITNEY
Amy FLOOD
Thamala GAMAGE
Carl GORKA
Shaun HOSE
Jack HUGHES
Alex KAPLAN
Simon KARUMBI
Jamie KENMURE
Omar KHALED
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Jake McCOOK
James MORRIS (IM)
Herman NAUDE
Ruben NOWAK
Franz OSWALD
Tomson QIN
Charitha RATHNAYAKE
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Mirko RUJEVIC (IM)
Andrew SAINT
Leonid SANDLER (IM)
Allan SETIABUDI
Jack SHANKS
Endre SIMON
Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
David STIMSON
Justin TAN
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Richard VOON
Elizabeth WARREN
Vineetha WIJESURIYA
John WILDES
Ollie XUE
Wenlin YIN
Sally YU
Mohammadreza ZAMANI
Karl ZELESCO

Adamski
28-10-2010, 05:16 PM
Ok, even if it seriously hurts my exams chances...I'm in. ;)
Good luck James. For chess, exams and Chelsea!

Grant Szuveges
28-10-2010, 11:23 PM
Vineetha Wijesuriya and her son Thamala Gamage have had to pull out of the event due to transport issues (if anyone can give them a lift please contact me asap), however juniors Kyle Gibson and Nic Schroeder have both confirmed their entries thus evening it out again...

2335 Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
2227 Bobby CHENG (FM)
2225 Mirko RUJEVIC (IM)
2203 James MORRIS (IM)
2203 Leonid SANDLER (IM)
2114 Domogoj DRAGICEVIC
2084 Carl GORKA
2013 Chris KOLAK
1978 Justin TAN
1944 Sylvester URBAN
1912 Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
1900 Omar KHALED
1859 John DOWLING
1850 Adrian FLITNEY
1846 George LESTER
1825 Thai LY
1817 David BEAUMONT
1804 Andrew SAINT
1768 Allen SETIABUDI
1748 Shaun HOSE
1735 Tony DAVIS
1735 Richard VOON
1711 Thomas FENG
1711 John WILDES
1701 Jake McCOOK
1676 Sally YU
1664 Frank LEKKAS
1606 Ari DALE
1591 Jack SHANKS
1571 Joshua BISHOP
1563 Matthew BENNETT
1563 Tony TOSEVSKI
1557 Kevin BROWN
1545 Karl ZELESCO
1517 Kyle GIBSON
1506 Wenlin YIN
1492 John BECKMAN
1487 Alex KAPLAN
1480 Brad ASHLOCK
1378 Franz OSWALD
1342 Herman NAUDE
1333 Endre SIMON
1333 David STIMSON
1330 Ollie XUE
1325 Enoch FAN
1317 Elliot RENZIES
1302 Max CHEW LEE
1273 Jamie KENMURE
1267 Simon KARUMBI
1182 Scott COOKE
0982 Jack HUGHES
0956 Ruben NOWAK
0929 Finley DALE
0919 Tristan RAYSON - HILL
0846 Elizabeth WARREN
0740 Charlotte DILNUTT
0447 Nicholaas SCHROEDER
0336 Amy FLOOD
unr. Al Matthew CANAFE
unr. Tanya KOLAK
unr. Tomson QIN
unr. Charitha RATHNAYAKE
unr. Mohammadreza ZAMANI

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF ENTRIES: (63)

Brad ASHLOCK
David BEAUMONT
John BECKMAN
Matt BENNETT
Joshua BISHOP
Kevin BROWN
Al Matthew CANAFE
Bobby CHENG (FM)
Max CHEW LEE
Scott COOKE
Ari DALE
Finley DALE
Tony DAVIS
Charlotte DILNUTT
Mehmedalija DIZDAREVIC
John DOWLING
Domagoj DRAGICEVIC
Enoch FAN
Thomas FENG
Adrian FLITNEY
Amy FLOOD
Kyle GIBSON
Carl GORKA
Shaun HOSE
Jack HUGHES
Alex KAPLAN
Simon KARUMBI
Jamie KENMURE
Omar KHALED
Chris KOLAK
Tanya KOLAK
Frank LEKKAS
George LESTER
Thai LY
Jake McCOOK
James MORRIS (IM)
Herman NAUDE
Ruben NOWAK
Franz OSWALD
Tomson QIN
Charitha RATHNAYAKE
Tristan RAYSON - HILL
Elliot RENZIES
Mirko RUJEVIC (IM)
Andrew SAINT
Leonid SANDLER (IM)
Nicholaas SCHROEDER
Allan SETIABUDI
Jack SHANKS
Endre SIMON
Stephen SOLOMON (IM)
David STIMSON
Justin TAN
Tony TOSEVSKI
Sylvester URBAN
Richard VOON
Elizabeth WARREN
John WILDES
Ollie XUE
Wenlin YIN
Sally YU
Mohammadreza ZAMANI
Karl ZELESCO

Basil
28-10-2010, 11:46 PM
hehe I am going to have some silly lower jaw (close to the throat) operation tomorrow morning.
Four things I told the docs:
1) I am not staying in hospital for more than an hour after I wake up!
2) I am playing in an interclub competition at Box Hill tomorrow night no matter what!
3) and most important I am playing at the opening round of MCC Cup Friday night no friggin' matter what!
4) I won't shut up!
They have dismissed all of the above! OK we 'll see!
Caaaaarrrrrrrrnnnnnnnnn !!!!!!!!!!

The Bennett
29-10-2010, 03:01 PM
Will the draw/results be posted up anywhere?

Cheers,
MB :D

ER
29-10-2010, 03:39 PM
Thank you Jean, Grant and Howie as well as other posters to whom I have already expressed my gratitude for wishing me well! :)
Actually, I will have play with the help of strong painkillers and antibiotics :wall: as well as (kids it's OK don't be scared :P :lol: ) donning a very silly looking surgical mask for the next few days.
However, it's much better than not playing at all isn't it??? :) :P
See you all tonight!

Garvinator
29-10-2010, 07:55 PM
Any updates, live games?

Ninja
29-10-2010, 09:59 PM
Any updates, live games?
http://www.melbournechessclub.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=114

gbekker
29-10-2010, 10:22 PM
2010 Melbourne Cup - Round 1

Results
No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Solomon, Stephen J 2335 [0] 1:0 Lekkas, Frank 1664 [0]
2 Hoholis, Harry 1656 [0] 0:1 Teichmann, Erik 2329 [0]
3 Cheng, Bobby 2227 [0] 1:0 Dale, Ari 1606 [0]
4 Brown, Kevin M 1557 [0] 0:1 Rujevic, Mirko 2225 [0]
5 Morris, James 2203 [0] 1:0 Zelesco, Karl 1545 [0]
6 McCart, Roger 1476 [0] .5:.5 Dragicevic, Domagoj 2114 [0]
7 Gorka, Carl 2084 [0] 1:0 Oswald, Franz 1378 [0]
8 Naude, Herman 1342 [0] 0:1 Kolak, Chris 2013 [0]
9 Tan, Justin 1978 [0] 1:0 Simon, Endre 1333 [0]
10 Fan, Enoch 1325 [0] 0:1 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1912 [0]
11 Khaled, Omar 1900 [0] 1:0 Renzies, Elliott 1317 [0]
12 Chew Lee, Max 1302 [0] 0:1 Stojic, Svetozar 1882 [0]
13 Guo, Emma 1877 [0] 1:0 Cooke, Scott 1182 [0]
14 Narenthran, Savithri 1167 [0] 1:0 Flitney, Adrian 1850 [0]
15 Lester, George E 1846 [0] 1:0 Hughes, Jack 982 [0]
16 Nowak, Ruben 956 [0] 0:1 Ly, Thai 1825 [0]
17 Simutanyi, Kozo 1810 [0] 1:0 Dale, Finley 929 [0]
18 Warren, Elizabeth 846 [0] 0:1 Hose, Shaun 1748 [0]
19 Davis, Tony J 1735 [0] 1:0 Dilnutt, Charlotte 740 [0]
20 Gu, Stephanie 706 [0] 0:1 Voon, Richard 1735 [0]
21 Narenthran, Tharmaratnam 1729 [0] 1:0 Schroder, Nicolaas 447 [0]
22 Al Canafe, Matthew [0] 0:1 Feng, Thomas 1711 [0]
23 Wildes, John 1711 [0] 1:0 Kolak, Tanya [0]
24 Qin, Tomson [0] 0:1 McCook, Jake 1701 [0]
25 Yu, Sally 1676 [0] 1:0 Zamani, Mohammadreza [0]
26 Saint, Andrew 1804 [0] .5:0 BYE
27 Setiabudi, Allen 1768 [0] .5:0 BYE
28 Shanks, Jack 1591 [0] .5:0 BYE
29 Bishop, Joshua 1571 [0] .5:0 BYE
30 Bennett, Matthew 1563 [0] .5:0 BYE
31 Gibson, Kyle 1517 [0] .5:0 BYE
32 Yin, Wenlin 1506 [0] .5:0 BYE
33 Beckman, John 1492 [0] .5:0 BYE
34 Xue, Ollie 1330 [0] .5:0 BYE
35 Kenmure, Jamie 1273 [0] .5:0 BYE
36 Rayson-Hill, Tristan 919 [0] .5:0 BYE
37 Flood, Amy 336 [0] .5:0 BYE
38 Cavezza, Paul 1411 [0] .5:0 BYE

gbekker
29-10-2010, 10:25 PM
Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.29
Round: 1.2
White: Hoholis, Harry
Black: Teichmann, Erik
Result: 0-1
ECO: B00
WhiteElo: 1656
BlackElo: 2329

1. e4 Nc6 2. f4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. d4 e6 5. Nf3 Nb4 6. Bb5+ c6 7. Ba4 b5 8. Bb3 a5
9. a3 a4 10. axb4 axb3 11. Rxa8 Qxa8 12. Na3 Bxb4+ 13. c3 Bxa3 14. bxa3 Bc2 15.
Qd2 Ne7 16. O-O Nc8 17. Bb2 Nb6 18. Ra1 Na4 19. Qc1 O-O 20. Ne1 Be4 21. Qd2 f6
22. exf6 Rxf6 23. Nf3 Bxf3 24. gxf3 Qe8 25. Kf2 Qh5 26. Rg1 Qxh2+ 27. Rg2 Qh4+
28. Kg1 Nxb2 29. Rh2 Rg6+ 30. Kh1 Qg3 31. Rg2 Qxg2+ 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.29
Round: 1.3
White: Cheng, Bobby
Black: Dale, Ari
Result: 1-0
ECO: D91
WhiteElo: 2227
BlackElo: 1606

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bg5 Ne4 6. cxd5 Nxc3 7. bxc3 Qxd5 8.
e3 c5 9. Bd3 Nc6 10. O-O O-O 11. e4 Qd8 12. d5 Ne5 13. Nxe5 Bxe5 14. Rc1 Qc7
15. f4 Bg7 16. c4 Re8 17. f5 Bf8 18. Qf3 e6 19. dxe6 fxe6 20. fxg6 hxg6 21. e5
Qg7 22. Qg3 Be7 23. Bf6 Bxf6 24. exf6 Qd7 25. Qxg6+ Kf8 26. Qh6+ Kg8 27. f7+
Qxf7 28. Rxf7 Kxf7 29. Bg6+ Ke7 30. Qg7+ Kd6 31. Rd1+ Kc6 32. Bxe8+ Kb6 33.
Rd6+ Ka5 34. Qc3# 1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.29
Round: 1.4
White: Brown, Kevin
Black: Rujevic, Mirko
Result: 0-1
ECO: A01
WhiteElo: 1557
BlackElo: 2225

1. b3 e5 2. Bb2 Nc6 3. e3 Nf6 4. Bb5 d6 5. Ne2 Bd7 6. O-O a6 7. Bxc6 Bxc6 8. c4
Qc8 9. f4 Qg4 10. Ng3 Qxd1 11. Rxd1 exf4 12. exf4 O-O-O 13. d4 d5 14. Nc3 h5
15. a4 h4 16. Nf5 g6 17. Ne3 Bg7 18. b4 Rhe8 19. Kf2 dxc4 20. b5 Rxe3 21. bxc6
Rxc3 22. cxb7+ Kxb7 23. Bxc3 Ne4+ 24. Kf1 Nxc3 25. Re1 Rxd4 26. g3 hxg3 27.
hxg3 Ne4 28. Rab1+ Kc6 29. Kg2 f5 30. Red1 c3 31. Rxd4 Bxd4 32. Rb4 Kd5 33. Rb7
c2 34. Rxc7 Nc5 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.29
Round: 1.5
White: Morris, James
Black: Zelesco, Karl
Result: 1-0
ECO: C86
WhiteElo: 2203
BlackElo: 1545

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. Qe2 Be7 6. O-O b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3
O-O 9. h3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d4 Qc7 12. d5 Nc4 13. a4 Bd7 14. b3 Nb6 15. a5 Nc8
16. b4 c4 17. Nh2 Ne8 18. f4 Bf6 19. Nf3 g6 20. Be3 Bg7 21. g4 f6 22. Qh2 Ne7
23. Nbd2 Qb7 24. f5 g5 25. h4 h6 26. Kg2 Nc7 27. hxg5 fxg5 28. Bxg5 hxg5 29.
Nxg5 Rf6 30. Qh7+ Kf8 31. Ne6+ Bxe6 32. fxe6 Rf4 33. Rxf4+ exf4 34. Qh5 Ng6 35.
Qxg6 Ne8 36. Rh1 Bxc3 37. Rh7 Bg7 38. g5 Qe7 39. Nf3 Ra7 40. Nh4 Kg8 41. Nf5
Qf8 42. Nh6# 1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.29
Round: 1.7
White: Gorka, Carl
Black: Oswald, Franz
Result: 1-0
ECO: D37
WhiteElo: 2084
BlackElo: 1378

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 b6 7. cxd5 Nxd5 8.
Nxd5 exd5 9. Bd3 Nd7 10. Qc2 c5 11. Bxh7+ Kh8 12. h4 cxd4 13. Nxd4 Bb4+ 14. Kf1
Nf6 15. Bd3 Re8 16. Nc6 1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.29
Round: 1.8
White: Naude, Herman
Black: Kolac, Chris
Result: 0-1
ECO: B07
WhiteElo: 1342
BlackElo: 2013

1. e4 d6 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 e5 4. Be2 Be7 5. b3 O-O 6. Bb2 c5 7. h3 Nc6 8. O-O
Nd4 9. Bc4 a6 10. a4 Bd7 11. Re1 Qc8 12. Nxd4 cxd4 13. Nd5 Nxd5 14. Bxd5 Kh8
15. c3 dxc3 16. Bxc3 f5 17. Rc1 Qe8 18. Bxb7 Ra7 19. Bd5 f4 20. d4 f3 21. Re3
Bg5 22. Rxf3 Rxf3 23. Qxf3 Bxc1 24. dxe5 dxe5 25. Bf7 Qe7 26. Qh5 Qg5 27. Qf3
Rc7 28. Bc4 Qf6 29. Qd3 Be8 30. Bxa6 Rd7 31. Qe2 Qg6 32. Kh2 Rf7 33. Bc4 Rf8
34. Qc2 Bf4+ 35. g3 Bh6 36. a5 Qf6 37. Kg2 Qf3+ 38. Kg1 Be3 39. Be1 Qxg3+ 40.
Kf1 Qxh3+ 41. Ke2 Bh5+ 42. Kd3 Bc1+ 43. f3 Qxf3# 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.29
Round: 1.9
White: Tan, Justin
Black: Simon, Endre
Result: 1-0
ECO: C97
WhiteElo: 1978
BlackElo: 1333

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3
Na5 9. Bc2 c5 10. h3 O-O 11. d4 Qc7 12. Nbd2 Nb7 13. Nf1 cxd4 14. cxd4 exd4 15.
Nxd4 Nc5 16. b4 Ne6 17. Nf5 Bb7 18. Bb2 Rad8 19. Rc1 Rfe8 20. N1e3 Qb8 21. Nd5
Nxd5 22. exd5 Qa8 23. dxe6 Bxg2 24. exf7+ 1-0

Kevin Bonham
29-10-2010, 10:27 PM
That's a serious lot of live games, hope to follow a few of these over the weekend.

Savithri can now say she has beaten a man who has beaten Grandmaster Johansen!

gbekker
29-10-2010, 10:28 PM
2010 Melbourne Cup - Round 2

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Lester, George E 1846 [1] : Solomon, Stephen J 2335 [1]
2 Teichmann, Erik 2329 [1] : Simutanyi, Kozo 1810 [1]
3 Ly, Thai 1825 [1] : Cheng, Bobby 2227 [1]
4 Rujevic, Mirko 2225 [1] : Davis, Tony J 1735 [1]
5 Hose, Shaun 1748 [1] : Morris, James 2203 [1]
6 Voon, Richard 1735 [1] : Gorka, Carl 2084 [1]
7 Kolak, Chris 2013 [1] : Narenthran, Tharmaratnam 1729 [1]
8 Feng, Thomas 1711 [1] : Tan, Justin 1978 [1]
9 Wildes, John 1711 [1] : Khaled, Omar 1900 [1]
10 Stojic, Svetozar 1882 [1] : Yu, Sally 1676 [1]
11 McCook, Jake 1701 [1] : Guo, Emma 1877 [1]
12 Dragicevic, Domagoj 2114 [.5] : Narenthran, Savithri 1167 [1]
13 Saint, Andrew 1804 [.5] : Yin, Wenlin 1506 [.5]
14 Setiabudi, Allen 1768 [.5] : Xue, Ollie 1330 [.5]
15 Shanks, Jack 1591 [.5] : Kenmure, Jamie 1273 [.5]
16 Bishop, Joshua 1571 [.5] : Rayson-Hill, Tristan 919 [.5]
17 Bennett, Matthew 1563 [.5] : Flood, Amy 336 [.5]
18 Gibson, Kyle 1517 [.5] : Cavezza, Paul 1411 [.5]
19 Flitney, Adrian 1850 [0] : McCart, Roger 1476 [.5]
20 Lekkas, Frank 1664 [0] : Cooke, Scott 1182 [0]
21 Hughes, Jack 982 [0] : Hoholis, Harry 1656 [0]
22 Dale, Ari 1606 [0] : Nowak, Ruben 956 [0]
23 Dale, Finley 929 [0] : Brown, Kevin M 1557 [0]
24 Zelesco, Karl 1545 [0] : Warren, Elizabeth 846 [0]
25 Oswald, Franz 1378 [0] : Dilnutt, Charlotte 740 [0]
26 Schroder, Nicolaas 447 [0] : Naude, Herman 1342 [0]
27 Simon, Endre 1333 [0] : Al Canafe, Matthew [0]
28 Kolak, Tanya [0] : Fan, Enoch 1325 [0]
29 Renzies, Elliott 1317 [0] : Qin, Tomson [0]
30 Zamani, Mohammadreza [0] : Chew Lee, Max 1302 [0]
31 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1912 [1] 0:0 BYE
32 Beckman, John 1492 [.5] 0:0 BYE
33 Gu, Stephanie 706 [0] 0:0 BYE

The Bennett
29-10-2010, 10:41 PM
....Allen Setiabudi isn't playing.

Lekko
29-10-2010, 10:49 PM
The board one game, along with the other games can all be viewed from the MCC website at

http://melbournechessclub.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=114

Garvinator
29-10-2010, 10:54 PM
Poor Garrett, goes all the way to Melbourne and gets Solo, who he could play at their local club :doh:

The Bennett
29-10-2010, 11:10 PM
Poor Garrett, goes all the way to Melbourne and gets Solo, who he could play at their local club :doh:
Not neccesarily, because Allen isn't playing the draw will be changed and therefore solo might not play Garrett.

See all of you tomorrow.

MB

Oepty
29-10-2010, 11:26 PM
Not neccesarily, because Allen isn't playing the draw will be changed and therefore solo might not play Garrett.

See all of you tomorrow.

MB

I really can't see how Allen not playing would cause a change in the pairing of the players on 1 point, seeing as he as only 1/2 a point, even if they do decide to redo the pairings. Do you know for certain the draw is going to be changed or are you speculating?
Scott

The Bennett
29-10-2010, 11:28 PM
Speculation, im just saying that it might chnage the top part but it is unlikely.

MB

ER
29-10-2010, 11:47 PM
Event MCC CUP
Date 29/10/2010
Round 1
White: Omar Khaled
Black: Elliott Renzies
1-0

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4 4. Nc3 b6 5. e3 Bb7 6. Be2 O-O 7. O-O d5 8. Ne5
Nbd7 9. f4 Bxc3 10. bxc3 Ne4 11. Qc2 f5 12. Ba3 Rf6 13. cxd5 exd5 14.
c4 Rh6 15. g3 Nxe5 16. dxe5 d4 17. Rad1 c5 [Look what Fritz found for me here: 17... Qh4!!! 18. gxh4 Rg6+ 19. Bg4
Rxg4+ 20. Qg2 am I winning here?] 18. exd4 cxd4 19. Bf3 Rc8 20. Qd3 Qc7 21. Qxd4 Qxc4 22. Qxc4
Rxc4 23. Rd8 Kf7 24. Rd7+ Ke8 25. Rxb7

1-0
Black resigned after a couple of moves

Kevin Bonham
30-10-2010, 12:36 AM
Look what Fritz found for me here: 17... Qh4!!! 18. gxh4 Rg6+ 19. Bg4 Rxg4+ 20. Qg2 am I winning here?

Not quite winning. The line it gives leads to a messy rook and opposite colour bishop ending where black will at various points be one, two or even three pawns up but white should not have too much trouble drawing. Initiative is very important in R+OCB endings and white seems to get it in spades in that one. Great line though.

Another very interesting line is 17...Rg6 when after 18.Bh5 black's best appears to be the self-pinning exchange sac offer 18...Qe8! It seems that this is enough for black to draw but no more.

Carl Gorka
30-10-2010, 09:25 AM
MCC Website (http://www.melbournechessclub.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=44&Itemid=83) updated with results and round 2 pairings

ER
30-10-2010, 10:23 AM
Not quite winning. The line it gives leads to a messy rook and opposite colour bishop ending where black will at various points be one, two or even three pawns up but white should not have too much trouble drawing. Initiative is very important in R+OCB endings and white seems to get it in spades in that one. Great line though.

Another very interesting line is 17...Rg6 when after 18.Bh5 black's best appears to be the self-pinning exchange sac offer 18...Qe8! It seems that this is enough for black to draw but no more.

Thanks for the input Kevin. The 17 ... Rg6 18. Bh5 Qe8!!! line is amazing stuff, not that I would have seen it anyway! :) However, the endgame notes are very useful and greatly appreciated!

Adamski
30-10-2010, 11:04 AM
Poor Garrett, goes all the way to Melbourne and gets Solo, who he could play at their local club :doh:
Yeah. They are playing each other in Rd 2

Garvinator
30-10-2010, 04:15 PM
Live coverage has seemed dead for a while.

Kevin Bonham
30-10-2010, 04:18 PM
I'm currently only seeing one live game (board one), are there meant to be more?

Desmond
30-10-2010, 04:18 PM
Live coverage has seemed dead for a while.
ditto

Desmond
30-10-2010, 04:19 PM
I'm currently only seeing one live game (board one), are there meant to be more?
at http://melbournechessclub.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=114 I see one board, that hasn't changed position for ages. I think earlier there were about 7-8?

ER
30-10-2010, 04:40 PM
Where is MOZ when you need him? :lol:

gbekker
30-10-2010, 04:51 PM
Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.30
Round: 1.1
White: Solomon, Stephen
Black: Lekkas, Frank
Result: 1-0
ECO: A57
WhiteElo: 2335
BlackElo: 1664

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. cxb5 a6 5. f3 g6 6. e4 d6 7. Qa4 Nbd7 8. Nc3 Bg7
9. bxa6 Qb6 10. Qb5 O-O 11. Rb1 Qxb5 12. Nxb5 Bxa6 13. a4 Rfb8 14. b3 Ne8 15.
h4 h5 16. Nh3 Ne5 17. Bf4 Bxb5 18. Bxb5 Nc7 19. Bxe5 Bxe5 20. Bc6 Ra6 21. f4
Bg7 22. Kd2 Rb4 23. Rhe1 Rab6 24. Kc2 e6 25. Ng5 exd5 26. exd5 Rd4 27. g3 Na6
28. Re8+ Bf8 29. Rd1 Rxd1 30. Kxd1 Rxb3 31. Rc8 Kg7 32. Bb5 Nb4 33. Rc7 Nxd5
34. Rxf7+ Kg8 35. Rb7 Rb4 36. Kd2 Nf6 37. a5 d5 38. a6 Rb2+ 39. Kc1 Ra2 40. Kb1
Ra5 41. a7 Ne4 42. Nxe4 dxe4 43. Bc4+ Kh8 44. Rf7 Kg8 45. a8=Q Rxa8 46. Ra7+
1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.30
Round: 1.6
White: McCart, Roger
Black: Dragicevic, Domagoj
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: E05
WhiteElo: 1476
BlackElo: 2114

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 e6 4. Bg2 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 dxc4 7. Nc3 Nc6 8. e3
Bd7 9. Bd2 Rb8 10. a4 Na5 11. Ne5 c5 12. Nxd7 Qxd7 13. Ne4 Nb3 14. Ra2 Nxe4 15.
Bxe4 cxd4 16. Bc3 Nc5 17. Bxh7+ Kxh7 18. Bxd4 Qd5 19. Qg4 f6 20. Rd1 Qf5 21.
Qe2 e5 22. Bc3 Ne4 23. Raa1 Rfd8 24. Be1 Ng5 25. h4 Nf3+ 26. Kg2 Nxe1+ 27. Rxe1
Rd3 28. e4 Qg6 29. h5 Qg5 30. Red1 Rbd8 31. h6 Bc5 32. hxg7 Rd2 33. Rxd2 Rxd2
34. g8=Q+ Kxg8 35. Qxc4+ Kg7 36. Qxc5 Qg6 37. Qc7+ Qf7 38. Qc8 Qd7 39. Qc5 Rd4
40. Qc2 b6 41. b3 Rd2 42. Qc4 Qd4 43. Qxd4 Rxd4 44. Re1 Kg6 45. Re3 Kg5 46. Kf3
Rb4 47. Rc3 a6 48. Rd3 a5 1/2-1/2

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.30
Round: 1.10
White: Fan, Enoch
Black: Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija
Result: 0-1
ECO: B01
WhiteElo: 1325
BlackElo: 1912

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. Bb5+ Nbd7 4. Nc3 a6 5. Ba4 b5 6. Bb3 Nb6 7. Nge2 Nbxd5
8. Nxd5 Nxd5 9. Bxd5 Qxd5 10. O-O Bb7 11. Nf4 Qc6 12. f3 O-O-O 13. Qe2 g5 14.
Nh3 Qxc2 15. Nxg5 Qf5 16. Ne4 Bg7 17. d3 Qd5 18. Rd1 Bd4+ 19. Be3 Rhg8 20. Bxd4
Qxd4+ 21. Qf2 f5 22. Qxd4 Rxd4 23. Nc5 Bxf3 24. Rd2 Rdg4 25. g3 f4 26. Kf2 Bd5
27. Rg1 R8g6 28. d4 Kd8 29. Re2 fxg3+ 30. Rxg3 Rxd4 31. Rxg6 hxg6 32. Nxa6 Bxa2
33. Nc5 Bd5 34. Ke3 Rc4 35. Nd3 Re4+ 36. Kd2 Rxe2+ 37. Kxe2 Bc4 38. b4 Kd7 39.
Ke3 Bxd3 40. Kxd3 Kd6 41. Kd4 e5+ 42. Ke4 Ke6 43. h4 c6 44. Ke3 Kf5 45. Kf3 e4+
46. Ke3 Ke5 47. Ke2 Kf4 48. Kf2 e3+ 49. Ke2 Ke4 50. Ke1 Kd3 51. Kd1 Kc4 52. Ke2
Kxb4 53. Kxe3 Kc3 54. Kf4 b4 55. Kg5 b3 56. Kxg6 b2 57. h5 b1=Q+ 58. Kg7 Qg1+
59. Kh7 Kd4 60. h6 Ke5 61. Kh8 Qg6 62. h7 Qf6+ 63. Kg8 c5 64. h8=Q Qxh8+ 65.
Kxh8 c4 66. Kg7 c3 67. Kf7 c2 68. Ke7 c1=Q 69. Kd7 Qc5 70. Kd8 Ke6 71. Ke8 Qe7#
0-1

gbekker
30-10-2010, 04:59 PM
2010 Melbourne Cup - Round 2 Results

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Lester, George E 1846 [1] 0:1 Solomon, Stephen J 2335 [1]
2 Teichmann, Erik 2329 [1] 0:1 Simutanyi, Kozo 1810 [1]
3 Ly, Thai 1825 [1] .5:.5 Cheng, Bobby 2227 [1]
4 Rujevic, Mirko 2225 [1] 1:0 Davis, Tony J 1735 [1]
5 Hose, Shaun 1748 [1] 0:1 Morris, James 2203 [1]
6 Voon, Richard 1735 [1] 0:1 Gorka, Carl 2084 [1]
7 Kolak, Chris 2013 [1] 1:0 Narenthran, Tharmaratnam 1729 [1]
8 Feng, Thomas 1711 [1] 0:1 Tan, Justin 1978 [1]
9 Wildes, John 1711 [1] 0:1 Khaled, Omar 1900 [1]
10 Stojic, Svetozar 1882 [1] 1:0 Yu, Sally 1676 [1]
11 McCook, Jake 1701 [1] .5:.5 Guo, Emma 1877 [1]
12 Dragicevic, Domagoj 2114 [.5] 1:0 Narenthran, Savithri 1167 [1]
13 Saint, Andrew 1804 [.5] .5:.5 Yin, Wenlin 1506 [.5]
14 Shanks, Jack 1591 [.5] 0:1 Kenmure, Jamie 1273 [.5]
15 Bishop, Joshua 1571 [.5] 1:0 Rayson-Hill, Tristan 919 [.5]
16 Bennett, Matthew 1563 [.5] 1:0 Flood, Amy 336 [.5]
17 Gibson, Kyle 1517 [.5] 1:0 Xue, Ollie 1330 [.5]
18 Flitney, Adrian 1850 [0] 1:0 McCart, Roger 1476 [.5]
19 Lekkas, Frank 1664 [0] 1:0 Cooke, Scott 1182 [0]
20 Hughes, Jack 982 [0] 0:1 Hoholis, Harry 1656 [0]
21 Dale, Ari 1606 [0] 1:0 Nowak, Ruben 956 [0]
22 Dale, Finley 929 [0] 0:1 Brown, Kevin M 1557 [0]
23 Zelesco, Karl 1545 [0] 1:0 Warren, Elizabeth 846 [0]
24 Oswald, Franz 1378 [0] 1:0 Dilnutt, Charlotte 740 [0]
25 Schroder, Nicolaas 447 [0] 0:1 Naude, Herman 1342 [0]
26 Simon, Endre 1333 [0] 0:1 Canafe, Al Matthew [0]
27 Kolak, Tanya [0] 0:1 Fan, Enoch 1325 [0]
28 Renzies, Elliott 1317 [0] 1:0 Qin, Tomson [0]
29 Zamani, Mohammadreza [0] .5:.5 Chew Lee, Max 1302 [0]
30 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1912 [1] .5:0 BYE
31 Beckman, John 1492 [.5] .5:0 BYE
32 Gu, Stephanie 706 [0] .5:0 BYE

Please note the minor change in pairings due to withdrawal of Allen Setiabudi - Gary B.

gbekker
30-10-2010, 05:18 PM
2010 Melbourne Cup - Round 3 Pairings

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Solomon, Stephen J 2335 [2] : Kolak, Chris 2013 [2]
2 Tan, Justin 1978 [2] : Rujevic, Mirko 2225 [2]
3 Morris, James 2203 [2] : Khaled, Omar 1900 [2]
4 Gorka, Carl 2084 [2] : Stojic, Svetozar 1882 [2]
5 Simutanyi, Kozo 1810 [2] : Ly, Thai 1825 [1.5]
6 Cheng, Bobby 2227 [1.5] : Bishop, Joshua 1571 [1.5]
7 Kenmure, Jamie 1273 [1.5] : Dragicevic, Domagoj 2114 [1.5]
8 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1912 [1.5] : Bennett, Matthew 1563 [1.5]
9 Guo, Emma 1877 [1.5] : Gibson, Kyle 1517 [1.5]
10 Teichmann, Erik 2329 [1] : McCook, Jake 1701 [1.5]
11 Brown, Kevin M 1557 [1] : Flitney, Adrian 1850 [1]
12 Yin, Wenlin 1506 [1] : Lester, George E 1846 [1]
13 Naude, Herman 1342 [1] : Hose, Shaun 1748 [1]
14 Davis, Tony J 1735 [1] : Dale, Ari 1606 [1]
15 Fan, Enoch 1325 [1] : Voon, Richard 1735 [1]
16 Narenthran, Tharmaratnam 1729 [1] : Zelesco, Karl 1545 [1]
17 Narenthran, Savithri 1167 [1] : Feng, Thomas 1711 [1]
18 Canafe, Al Matthew [1] : Wildes, John 1711 [1]
19 Yu, Sally 1676 [1] : Oswald, Franz 1378 [1]
20 Cavezza, Paul 1411 [1] : Lekkas, Frank 1664 [1]
21 Hoholis, Harry 1656 [1] : Renzies, Elliott 1317 [1]
22 Rayson-Hill, Tristan 919 [.5] : Shanks, Jack 1591 [.5]
23 McCart, Roger 1476 [.5] : Gu, Stephanie 706 [.5]
24 Xue, Ollie 1330 [.5] : Zamani, Mohammadreza [.5]
25 Flood, Amy 336 [.5] : Chew Lee, Max 1302 [.5]
26 Warren, Elizabeth 846 [0] : Simon, Endre 1333 [0]
27 Cooke, Scott 1182 [0] : Schroder, Nicolaas 447 [0]
28 Dilnutt, Charlotte 740 [0] : Hughes, Jack 982 [0]
29 Nowak, Ruben 956 [0] : Kolak, Tanya [0]
30 Qin, Tomson [0] : Dale, Finley 929 [0]
31 Saint, Andrew 1804 [1] 0:0 BYE
32 Beckman, John 1492 [1] 0:0 BYE

Adamski
30-10-2010, 05:30 PM
Thanks, Gary, for the results and pairings.

Garvinator
30-10-2010, 07:37 PM
1 Solomon, Stephen J 2335 [2] : Kolak, Chris 2013 [2]
2 Tan, Justin 1978 [2] : Rujevic, Mirko 2225 [2]
3 Morris, James 2203 [2] : Khaled, Omar 1900 [2]
4 Gorka, Carl 2084 [2] : Stojic, Svetozar 1882 [2]
5 Simutanyi, Kozo 1810 [2] : Ly, Thai 1825 [1.5]
6 Cheng, Bobby 2227 [1.5] : Bishop, Joshua 1571 [1.5]
7 Kenmure, Jamie 1273 [1.5] : Dragicevic, Domagoj 2114 [1.5]
8 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1912 [1.5] : Bennett, Matthew 1563 [1.5]
9 Guo, Emma 1877 [1.5] : Gibson, Kyle 1517 [1.5]
10 Teichmann, Erik 2329 [1] : McCook, Jake 1701 [1.5]
11 Brown, Kevin M 1557 [1] : Flitney, Adrian 1850 [1]
12 Yin, Wenlin 1506 [1] : Lester, George E 1846 [1]
13 Naude, Herman 1342 [1] : Hose, Shaun 1748 [1]
14 Davis, Tony J 1735 [1] : Dale, Ari 1606 [1]
15 Fan, Enoch 1325 [1] : Voon, Richard 1735 [1]
16 Narenthran, Tharmaratnam 1729 [1] : Zelesco, Karl 1545 [1]
17 Narenthran, Savithri 1167 [1] : Feng, Thomas 1711 [1]
18 Canafe, Al Matthew [1] : Wildes, John 1711 [1]
19 Yu, Sally 1676 [1] : Oswald, Franz 1378 [1]
20 Cavezza, Paul 1411 [1] : Lekkas, Frank 1664 [1]
21 Hoholis, Harry 1656 [1] : Renzies, Elliott 1317 [1]
22 Rayson-Hill, Tristan 919 [.5] : Shanks, Jack 1591 [.5]
23 McCart, Roger 1476 [.5] : Gu, Stephanie 706 [.5]
24 Xue, Ollie 1330 [.5] : Zamani, Mohammadreza [.5]
25 Flood, Amy 336 [.5] : Chew Lee, Max 1302 [.5]
26 Warren, Elizabeth 846 [0] : Simon, Endre 1333 [0]
27 Cooke, Scott 1182 [0] : Schroder, Nicolaas 447 [0]
28 Dilnutt, Charlotte 740 [0] : Hughes, Jack 982 [0]
29 Nowak, Ruben 956 [0] : Kolak, Tanya [0]
30 Qin, Tomson [0] : Dale, Finley 929 [0]
31 Saint, Andrew 1804 [1] 0:0 BYE
32 Beckman, John 1492 [1] 0:0 BYE

Adamski
30-10-2010, 10:12 PM
Teichmann losing in Round 2 was a big upset. Have you got the game, Gary?

gbekker
30-10-2010, 10:29 PM
Many thanks to Nathan Hibberd for recording the top 10 games!

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.30
Round: 2.1
White: Lester, George
Black: Solomon, Stephen
Result: 0-1
ECO: B67
WhiteElo: 1840
BlackElo: 2335

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bg5 e6 7. Qd2 a6 8.
O-O-O Bd7 9. f4 b5 10. Nxc6 Bxc6 11. Bd3 Qa5 12. Kb1 b4 13. Bxf6 gxf6 14. Ne2
Qb6 15. Rhf1 a5 16. Nc1 a4 17. Qf2 Qc5 18. Ne2 d5 19. Qd4 Rg8 20. g3 Rc8 21.
Ba6 Rd8 22. e5 Qa5 23. Qd3 Ra8 24. Qxh7 Rg7 25. Qh5 Qxa6 26. exf6 Rg6 27. f5
Rh6 28. Qg4 e5 29. h4 a3 30. b3 Bb7 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.30
Round: 2.2
White: Teichmann, Erik
Black: Simutanyi, Kozo
Result: 0-1
ECO: A40
WhiteElo: 2329
BlackElo: 1810

1. d4 e6 2. Nd2 d5 3. e3 Nd7 4. Bd3 Bd6 5. Ngf3 f5 6. c4 c6 7. cxd5 cxd5 8. b3
Ngf6 9. Bb2 O-O 10. O-O Ne4 11. Qe2 Ndf6 12. Ne5 Bd7 13. Nb1 a5 14. f3 Ng5 15.
Nd2 a4 16. Rac1 Be8 17. Rc2 Qb8 18. Rfc1 Nd7 19. bxa4 Nb6 20. Bb5 Nxa4 21. Ba1
Nf7 22. f4 Ra5 23. Nd7 Bxd7 24. Bxd7 Nd8 25. Nb3 Ra6 26. Bb5 Ra8 27. Rb1 Qa7
28. Bxa4 Qxa4 29. Nc5 Bxc5 30. dxc5 Rf7 31. Be5 Nc6 32. Bd6 Qe4 33. Rcb2 Rxa2
34. Rxa2 Qxb1+ 35. Kf2 h6 36. h3 d4 37. Kg3 Qe4 38. exd4 Qxe2 39. Rxe2 Nxd4 40.
Rd2 Nc6 41. Re2 Nd8 42. Kf3 Rd7 43. Rb2 Nf7 44. Bb8 Kf8 45. g4 Ke7 46. Ke3 Kd8
47. Ba7 Kc8 48. Rg2 Nd8 49. Bb6 Nc6 50. Ra2 Rf7 51. Ra8+ Kd7 52. Rg8 Nb4 53.
Rd8+ Ke7 54. Rd6 Rf8 55. gxf5 Rxf5 56. Bd8+ Ke8 57. Ba5 Nd5+ 58. Ke4 Nf6+ 59.
Kf3 Rxc5 60. Rxe6+ Kf7 61. Re5 Rxe5 62. fxe5 Nd7 63. Ke4 Ke6 64. Bc3 Nc5+ 65.
Kd4 Nd7 66. Ke4 g6 67. Bd2 Nc5+ 68. Kf3 h5 69. Bc3 Kf5 70. Ke3 Nd7 71. Kd4 Nxe5
72. Kc5 Nf3 73. Kb6 Ng1 74. h4 Nf3 75. Kxb7 Nxh4 76. Kc6 Nf3 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.30
Round: 2.3
White: Ly, Thai
Black: Cheng, Bobby
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: D38
WhiteElo: 1825
BlackElo: 2227

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 e6 3. c4 Nf6 4. Nc3 Bb4 5. Bg5 Nbd7 6. e3 c5 7. cxd5 exd5 8.
Bd3 Qa5 9. O-O O-O 10. dxc5 h6 11. Bh4 Re8 12. Nd4 Bxc3 13. bxc3 Ne4 14. c6
bxc6 15. Nxc6 Qc5 16. Nd4 Nxc3 17. Qc2 Bb7 18. Rac1 Rac8 19. Bf5 Ne5 20. Bxc8
Rxc8 21. Qf5 Ng6 22. Bg3 Ba6 23. Rfe1 Qa5 24. Rc2 Ne7 25. Qd7 Ne2+ 26. Rexe2
Rxc2 27. Nxc2 Bxe2 28. Qxe7 Qd2 29. h3 Qxc2 30. Qe8+ Kh7 31. Qxf7 Qxa2 32. Qf5+
Kg8 33. Qe6+ Kh7 34. Qf5+ Kg8 1/2-1/2

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.30
Round: 2.4
White: Rujevic, Mirko
Black: Davis, Tony
Result: 1-0
ECO: C65
WhiteElo: 2225
BlackElo: 1735

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Bc5 5. d3 d6 6. Be3 Bb6 7. Nc3 O-O 8. h3
Nd4 9. Bc4 c6 10. Bb3 Re8 11. Na4 d5 12. Nxb6 Qxb6 13. Nxe5 Rxe5 14. c3 c5 15.
cxd4 cxd4 16. Bf4 Re7 17. exd5 Bf5 18. Qf3 Bg6 19. Rac1 Ne8 20. g4 Qf6 21. Rfd1
h5 22. Qg3 Re2 23. d6 h4 24. Qf3 Nxd6 25. Qxe2 Qxf4 26. Bd5 Re8 27. Qf3 Qg5 28.
Rc7 Kh7 29. Rd7 Nf5 30. Bxf7 Rf8 31. Bxg6+ Qxg6 32. Qe4 1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.30
Round: 2.5
White: Hose, Shaun
Black: Morris, James
Result: 0-1
ECO: E24
WhiteElo: 1748
BlackElo: 2203

1. d4 e6 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. a3 Bxc3+ 5. bxc3 b6 6. Bg5 Bb7 7. f3 d6 8. e4
Nbd7 9. Bd3 Qe7 10. Ne2 h6 11. Bh4 O-O-O 12. a4 a5 13. Qc2 g5 14. Bf2 Nh5 15.
Be3 f5 16. O-O Rhg8 17. Bd2 g4 18. f4 g3 19. h3 Nhf6 20. exf5 exf5 21. d5 Ne4
22. Nd4 Qf6 23. Nxf5 Nf2 24. Be3 Nxd3 25. Qxd3 Rdf8 26. Nd4 Nc5 27. Qc2 Re8 28.
Rae1 Re4 29. f5 Rge8 30. Ne6 Rxc4 31. Bd4 Qf7 32. Bxc5 dxc5 33. Rd1 Qf6 34. Rf3
Kb8 35. Qb3 Re4 36. Qb5 Rc8 37. Qd7 Qe5 38. f6 Re1+ 39. Rf1 Rxd1 40. Rxd1 Qxf6
41. Qg7 Qf2+ 42. Kh1 Bxd5 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.30
Round: 2.6
White: Voon, Richard
Black: Gorka, Carl
Result: 0-1
ECO: C64
WhiteElo: 1735
BlackElo: 2084

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Bc5 4. O-O Qf6 5. c3 Nge7 6. a4 a6 7. Bc4 d6 8. h3
O-O 9. Na3 Qg6 10. Kh1 Qxe4 11. Re1 Qg6 12. d4 Bxa3 13. Rxa3 e4 14. Nh4 Qf6 15.
Rxe4 Qxf2 16. Ba2 Nf5 17. Nxf5 Bxf5 18. Re2 Qh4 19. Be3 Rae8 20. c4 Qh5 21. Qf1
Nb4 22. Rf2 Be4 23. Kg1 Nxa2 24. Rxa2 Bxg2 25. Qxg2 Rxe3 26. Kh2 Qh4 27. Rd2
Qf4+ 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.30
Round: 2.7
White: Kolak, Chris
Black: Narenthran, Tharmaratnam
Result: 1-0
ECO: B01
WhiteElo: 2013
BlackElo: 1729

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. c4 Qh5 5. Be2 Bg4 6. Qb3 O-O-O 7. O-O Nf6
8. d4 e6 9. Bf4 Nxd4 10. Nxd4 Rxd4 11. Bxg4 Nxg4 12. Bg3 Bd6 13. Bxd6 Rxd6 14.
h3 Ne5 15. Qe3 Rhd8 16. Qxa7 Ra6 17. Qe3 Nxc4 18. Qb3 Na5 19. Qc3 Qh6 20. b4
Rc6 21. Qa3 Qf6 22. b5 Rb6 23. Nc3 Nc4 24. Qb4 Rd4 25. Ne2 Re4 26. Ng3 Rd4 27.
Rfc1 Nd6 28. Qc5 Nc4 29. a4 Rbd6 30. a5 Qe5 31. Qa7 Qxb5 32. Qa8+ Kd7 33. Qf8
Rf4 34. Qxg7 Qc5 35. Rc2 Rd2 36. Rxd2+ Nxd2 37. Rd1 Ke7 38. Rxd2 Qc1+ 39. Nf1
Qc5 40. Qh8 e5 41. Qb8 Ke6 42. Qc8+ Kf6 43. Qd8+ Ke6 44. Qe8+ Kf6 45. Qh8+ Ke7
46. Re2 f6 47. Qxh7+ Ke6 48. Ng3 Qxa5 49. Nh5 Rd4 50. Qg8+ Kd6 51. Qd8+ Kc5 52.
Qxf6 Rd1+ 53. Kh2 c6 54. Qxe5+ Rd5 55. Qe3+ 1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.30
Round: 2.8
White: Feng, Thomas
Black: Tan, Justin
Result: 0-1
ECO: D10
WhiteElo: 1978
BlackElo: 1711

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 dxc4 4. e3 b5 5. a4 b4 6. Na2 a5 7. Bxc4 Nf6 8. Qc2 e6
9. Nf3 Bb7 10. Ne5 Nbd7 11. Nxd7 Qxd7 12. O-O Be7 13. Rd1 O-O 14. e4 c5 15.
dxc5 Qc6 16. Be3 Bxc5 17. Bd5 exd5 18. exd5 Nxd5 19. Qxc5 Nxe3 20. Qxc6 Bxc6
21. fxe3 Bxa4 22. Rd2 Bb3 23. Nc1 Be6 24. Ne2 Rfe8 25. Kf2 g6 26. Nd4 Bd5 27.
Nb5 Bc6 28. Nc7 Red8 29. Rc2 Be4 30. Nxa8 Bxc2 31. Rxa5 Be4 32. Nc7 Rd2+ 33.
Kg3 Rxb2 34. Kf4 Bxg2 35. Kg5 Bc6 36. Rc5 Ba4 37. h4 Kg7 38. Ra5 Bd7 39. Rd5
Bc6 40. Rd6 Rc2 41. Rd8 Rc4 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.30
Round: 2.9
White: Wildes, John
Black: Khaled, Omar
Result: 0-1
ECO: B07
WhiteElo: 1900
BlackElo: 1711

1. e4 d6 2. f4 c5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. Bc4 e6 5. Nc3 g6 6. O-O Bg7 7. d3 a6 8. a4 Nge7
9. Be3 d5 10. exd5 exd5 11. Nxd5 Nxd5 12. Bxc5 Bf8 13. Re1+ Be7 14. Qe2 O-O 15.
Bf2 Nxf4 16. Qd2 Bd6 17. Bh4 Qb6+ 18. Kh1 Qxb2 19. Rab1 Qg7 20. Bg5 Ne6 21. Bh6
Qf6 22. Bxf8 Bxf8 23. c3 Rb8 24. d4 Nf4 25. Rb6 Bd6 26. Re8+ Kg7 27. Ne5 Bh3
28. Rxb8 Bxg2+ 29. Kg1 Nxe5 30. dxe5 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.30
Round: 2.10
White: Stojic, Svetozar
Black: Yu, Sally
Result: 1-0
ECO: C68
WhiteElo: 1882
BlackElo: 1676

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Bg4 6. h3 h5 7. d3 Qf6 8.
Nbd2 Ne7 9. Re1 Bxf3 10. Nxf3 Ng6 11. d4 Be7 12. Bg5 Qd6 13. Bxe7 Qxe7 14. Nxe5
Nxe5 15. dxe5 Qxe5 16. c3 O-O 17. Qb3 b6 18. Rad1 Rfd8 19. Qc4 Qf6 20. Qe2 g6
21. e5 Qe6 22. b3 b5 23. Qe4 Rd5 24. c4 Rc5 25. Qd4 Qe7 26. e6 fxe6 27. Rxe6
Qxe6 28. Qxc5 Rf8 29. Qg5 Rf6 30. Rd8+ Kf7 31. Qe3 bxc4 32. Qxe6+ Rxe6 33. bxc4
Re4 34. Ra8 Rxc4 35. Rxa6 Rc1+ 36. Kh2 Rc2 37. Kg3 Kf6 38. Ra7 Kf5 39. a4 Ra2
40. a5 c5 41. a6 c4 42. Kf3 c6 43. Ra8 Kg5 44. Ke3 c5 45. g3 Kf6 46. f4 Kg7 47.
a7 c3 48. Kd3 c2 49. Kd2 c4 50. g4 c3+ 51. Kc1 1-0

gbekker
30-10-2010, 10:31 PM
2010 Melbourne Cup - Round 3 Results

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Solomon, Stephen J 2335 [2] 1:0 Kolak, Chris 2013 [2]
2 Tan, Justin 1978 [2] 0:1 Rujevic, Mirko 2225 [2]
3 Morris, James 2203 [2] 1:0 Khaled, Omar 1900 [2]
4 Gorka, Carl 2084 [2] .5:.5 Stojic, Svetozar 1882 [2]
5 Simutanyi, Kozo 1810 [2] 0:1 Ly, Thai 1825 [1.5]
6 Cheng, Bobby 2227 [1.5] 1:0 Bishop, Joshua 1571 [1.5]
7 Kenmure, Jamie 1273 [1.5] 0:1 Dragicevic, Domagoj 2114 [1.5]
8 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1912 [1.5] 1:0 Bennett, Matthew 1563 [1.5]
9 Guo, Emma 1877 [1.5] 1:0 Gibson, Kyle 1517 [1.5]
10 Teichmann, Erik 2329 [1] 1:0 McCook, Jake 1701 [1.5]
11 Brown, Kevin M 1557 [1] .5:.5 Flitney, Adrian 1850 [1]
12 Yin, Wenlin 1506 [1] .5:.5 Lester, George E 1846 [1]
13 Naude, Herman 1342 [1] .5:.5 Hose, Shaun 1748 [1]
14 Davis, Tony J 1735 [1] .5:.5 Dale, Ari 1606 [1]
15 Fan, Enoch 1325 [1] 0:1 Voon, Richard 1735 [1]
16 Narenthran, Tharmaratnam 1729 [1] 1:0 Zelesco, Karl 1545 [1]
17 Narenthran, Savithri 1167 [1] 1:0 Feng, Thomas 1711 [1]
18 Canafe, Al Matthew [1] 1:0 Wildes, John 1711 [1]
19 Yu, Sally 1676 [1] 1:0 Oswald, Franz 1378 [1]
20 Cavezza, Paul 1411 [1] .5:.5 Lekkas, Frank 1664 [1]
21 Hoholis, Harry 1656 [1] 1:0 Renzies, Elliott 1317 [1]
22 Rayson-Hill, Tristan 919 [.5] 0:1 Shanks, Jack 1591 [.5]
23 McCart, Roger 1476 [.5] .5:.5 Gu, Stephanie 706 [.5]
24 Xue, Ollie 1330 [.5] 1:0 Zamani, Mohammadreza [.5]
25 Flood, Amy 336 [.5] 0:1 Chew Lee, Max 1302 [.5]
26 Warren, Elizabeth 846 [0] 0:1 Simon, Endre 1333 [0]
27 Cooke, Scott 1182 [0] 1:0 Schroder, Nicolaas 447 [0]
28 Dilnutt, Charlotte 740 [0] 0:1 Hughes, Jack 982 [0]
29 Nowak, Ruben 956 [0] 1:0 Kolak, Tanya [0]
30 Qin, Tomson [0] 1:0 Dale, Finley 929 [0]
31 Saint, Andrew 1804 [1] .5:0 BYE
32 Beckman, John 1492 [1] .5:0 BYE

gbekker
30-10-2010, 10:35 PM
2010 Melbourne Cup - Round 4 Pairings

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Rujevic, Mirko 2225 [3] : Solomon, Stephen J 2335 [3]
2 Stojic, Svetozar 1882 [2.5] : Morris, James 2203 [3]
3 Dragicevic, Domagoj 2114 [2.5] : Cheng, Bobby 2227 [2.5]
4 Ly, Thai 1825 [2.5] : Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1912 [2.5]
5 Kolak, Chris 2013 [2] : Guo, Emma 1877 [2.5]
6 Narenthran, Tharmaratnam 1729 [2] : Teichmann, Erik 2329 [2]
7 Yu, Sally 1676 [2] : Tan, Justin 1978 [2]
8 Khaled, Omar 1900 [2] : Hoholis, Harry 1656 [2]
9 Narenthran, Savithri 1167 [2] : Simutanyi, Kozo 1810 [2]
10 Voon, Richard 1735 [2] : Canafe, Al Matthew [2]
11 Flitney, Adrian 1850 [1.5] : Yin, Wenlin 1506 [1.5]
12 Bishop, Joshua 1571 [1.5] : Lester, George E 1846 [1.5]
13 Bennett, Matthew 1563 [1.5] : Saint, Andrew 1804 [1.5]
14 Hose, Shaun 1748 [1.5] : Brown, Kevin M 1557 [1.5]
15 Gibson, Kyle 1517 [1.5] : Davis, Tony J 1735 [1.5]
16 McCook, Jake 1701 [1.5] : Beckman, John 1492 [1.5]
17 Lekkas, Frank 1664 [1.5] : Naude, Herman 1342 [1.5]
18 Dale, Ari 1606 [1.5] : Kenmure, Jamie 1273 [1.5]
19 Shanks, Jack 1591 [1.5] : Xue, Ollie 1330 [1.5]
20 Chew Lee, Max 1302 [1.5] : Feng, Thomas 1711 [1]
21 Cooke, Scott 1182 [1] : Wildes, John 1711 [1]
22 Hughes, Jack 982 [1] : McCart, Roger 1476 [1]
23 Oswald, Franz 1378 [1] : Nowak, Ruben 956 [1]
24 Simon, Endre 1333 [1] : Qin, Tomson [1]
25 Renzies, Elliott 1317 [1] : Gu, Stephanie 706 [1]
26 Zamani, Mohammadreza [.5] : Rayson-Hill, Tristan 919 [.5]
27 Dale, Finley 929 [0] : Flood, Amy 336 [.5]
28 Schroder, Nicolaas 447 [0] : Warren, Elizabeth 846 [0]
29 Kolak, Tanya [0] : Dilnutt, Charlotte 740 [0]
30 Gorka, Carl 2084 [2.5] .5:0 BYE
31 Zelesco, Karl 1545 [1] .5:0 BYE
32 Fan, Enoch 1325 [1] .5:0 BYE

gbekker
30-10-2010, 10:44 PM
Round 3 games collected by Nathan Hibberd:

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.30
Round: 3.1
White: Solomon, Stephen
Black: Kolak, Chris
Result: 1-0
ECO: E62
WhiteElo: 2335
BlackElo: 2013

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 d6 3. Nc3 g6 4. g3 Bg7 5. Bg2 O-O 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. O-O e5 8. d5
Ne7 9. e4 Nd7 10. Re1 f5 11. Ng5 Nf6 12. exf5 gxf5 13. f4 e4 14. Be3 h6 15. Nh3
c6 16. Qd2 Qc7 17. Nf2 a6 18. a4 c5 19. a5 Bd7 20. Na4 Bxa4 21. Rxa4 h5 22. h3
Rac8 23. Ra3 Qd7 24. Qd1 Qe8 25. Rb3 Rc7 26. Bf1 Qg6 27. Kh2 h4 28. g4 Kh8 29.
Be2 fxg4 30. hxg4 Nh5 31. gxh5 Qg3+ 32. Kh1 Nf5 33. Qd2 Nxe3 34. Qxe3 Qxe3 35.
Rxe3 Bd4 36. Ng4 Bxe3 37. Nxe3 Rxf4 38. Ng4 Rg7 39. Rg1 e3 40. Kh2 Rd4 41. Rg2
Rd2 42. b3 Ra2 43. Kh3 Rxa5 44. h6 Rf7 45. Kxh4 Ra1 46. Kg5 Rb1 47. Kg6 Rf8 48.
h7 Rh1 49. Nh6 Rh4 50. Nf7+ Rxf7 51. Kxf7 Rxh7+ 52. Ke6 Rh6+ 53. Ke7 b6 54. Rg3
1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.30
Round: 3.2
White: Tan, Justin
Black: Rujevic, Mirko
Result: 0-1
ECO: C99
WhiteElo: 1978
BlackElo: 2225

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Be7 7. Re1 O-O 8. h3
d6 9. c3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d4 Qc7 12. Nbd2 cxd4 13. cxd4 Nc6 14. d5 Nb4 15.
Bb1 a5 16. a3 Na6 17. Nf1 Nc5 18. Ng3 Bd7 19. Be3 Rfc8 20. Bc2 b4 21. axb4 axb4
22. Qd2 Rab8 23. Rec1 Qb7 24. b3 Bf8 25. Nh4 Qb5 26. f4 exf4 27. Bxf4 Ra8 28.
Bg5 Ne8 29. Nhf5 f6 30. Be3 Ra3 31. Qd1 Rca8 32. Bd4 g6 33. Ne3 Bh6 34. Rcb1
Bf4 35. Ne2 Bxe3+ 36. Bxe3 Rxa1 37. Rxa1 Rxa1 38. Qxa1 Qxe2 39. Bxc5 Qxc2 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.30
Round: 3.3
White: Morris, James
Black: Khaled, Omar
Result: 1-0
ECO: B09
WhiteElo: 2203
BlackElo: 1900

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. f4 Bg7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. e5 Ne8 7. Be3 c5 8. dxc5
Qa5 9. Qd2 dxc5 10. Nd5 Qd8 11. Bxc5 Nc6 12. Nxe7+ Kh8 13. Nxc6 Qxd2+ 14. Nxd2
bxc6 15. Bxf8 Bxf8 16. Bc4 Kg7 17. O-O-O Bf5 18. Nb3 Rb8 19. Nd4 Be4 20. Rhe1
Bxg2 21. e6 Bd6 22. exf7 Nc7 23. Ne6+ Nxe6 24. Rxd6 Nc7 25. Rd7 Rc8 26. Re8 1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.30
Round: 3.4
White: Gorka, Carl
Black: Stojic, Svetozar
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: E91
WhiteElo: 2084
BlackElo: 1882

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 Na6 7. O-O c5 8. e5
dxe5 9. dxe5 Ng4 10. Bf4 Nc7 11. Qc1 Ne6 12. Rd1 Qa5 13. Nd5 Re8 14. Bd2 Qa4
15. Bc3 Bd7 16. Ng5 Nd4 17. Bxd4 cxd4 18. Nc7 Bxe5 19. Nxa8 Bxh2+ 20. Kf1 Rxa8
21. Bxg4 Bxg4 22. Rxd4 Bf5 23. Nf3 Bd6 24. Qh6 f6 25. Nh4 Bc2 26. Qd2 Rc8 27.
Qe2 Be5 28. Rc1 Bxd4 29. Qe6+ Kg7 30. Qxc8 Bxb2 31. Re1 Qb4 32. Nf3 Bd3+ 33.
Kg1 Bxc4 34. Qc7 Kf7 35. Re4 b5 36. Qxa7 Qa3 37. Qxa3 Bxa3 38. Nd4 e5 39. Nb3
Ke6 40. Re3 Bd6 41. g4 Kf7 42. f3 f5 43. gxf5 gxf5 44. Kg2 Kf6 45. Re1 Bd5 46.
Rh1 Bg8 47. Rh6+ Ke7 48. Rh5 Ke6 49. Kf2 Bf8 50. f4 h6 51. fxe5 Kxe5 52. Rh1
Bf7 53. Re1+ Kf4 54. Rd1 h5 55. Rd8 Be7 56. Rd7 Bh4+ 57. Kg2 Bxb3 58. axb3 Be1
59. b4 Kg5 60. Rd5 Bxb4 1/2-1/2

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.30
Round: 3.5
White: Simutanyi, Kozo
Black: Ly, Thai
Result: 0-1
ECO: C55
WhiteElo: 1810
BlackElo: 1825

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. c3 d6 7. Bb3 Na5 8. Bc2
c5 9. h3 Nc6 10. Nbd2 h6 11. Re1 Re8 12. Nf1 Bf8 13. Be3 d5 14. exd5 Nxd5 15.
Ng3 Nxe3 16. Rxe3 g6 17. Qd2 Bg7 18. Rae1 Bd7 19. a3 f5 20. R3e2 Qc7 21. b4 c4
22. dxc4 e4 23. Nd4 Nxd4 24. cxd4 Qxc4 25. Rd1 Kh7 26. h4 h5 27. Nf1 Bb5 28.
Ree1 Rac8 29. Ne3 Qc7 30. Bb1 Red8 31. Rc1 Qe7 32. Rxc8 Rxc8 33. f3 Qxh4 34.
fxe4 f4 35. Nf5 gxf5 36. e5 Rd8 37. Bxf5+ Kh8 38. Be6 Rxd4 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.30
Round: 3.6
White: Cheng, Bobby
Black: Bishop, Joshua
Result: 1-0
ECO: E12
WhiteElo: 2227
BlackElo: 1571

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. a3 Be7 5. Nc3 Bb7 6. d5 O-O 7. e4 exd5 8. cxd5
d6 9. Bd3 Nbd7 10. O-O Ne5 11. Bc2 Nfd7 12. Nd4 Bf6 13. f4 Ng6 14. Be3 Re8 15.
Qf3 Qe7 16. g3 Bxd4 17. Bxd4 c5 18. Bf2 a6 19. a4 Nf6 20. g4 Rab8 21. g5 Nd7
22. h4 Bc8 23. Bd3 Ndf8 24. Rab1 Qd7 25. h5 Nh8 26. f5 b5 27. b4 c4 28. Bc2 Qe7
29. Be3 f6 30. h6 fxg5 31. hxg7 Qxg7 32. f6 Qf7 33. Qg3 Rb7 34. axb5 axb5 35.
Qxd6 Qh5 36. Qg3 h6 37. e5 1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.30
Round: 3.7
White: Kenmure, Jamie
Black: Dragicevic, Domagoj
Result: 0-1
ECO: B52
WhiteElo: 1273
BlackElo: 2114

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Bd7 4. Bxd7+ Qxd7 5. d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Nf6 7. Nc3 a6
8. a4 Nc6 9. h3 Rc8 10. Bg5 e6 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. Bxf6 gxf6 13. Qd3 Qb7 14. b3
d5 15. exd5 cxd5 16. Na2 Rg8 17. g4 Rg6 18. f4 Bh6 19. Rf1 e5 20. fxe5 fxe5 21.
Rf5 Bf4 22. Kd1 d4 23. Qf1 Qc6 24. Qf2 Qh1+ 25. Qe1 Qxe1+ 26. Kxe1 Rxc2 27. Nb4
Rh2 28. Rd1 Rxh3 29. Rd3 Rh1+ 30. Kf2 Rxg4 31. Nd5 Rhh4 32. Kf1 Rg5 33. Rxg5
Bxg5 34. Nc7+ Kd7 35. Nxa6 Be3 36. Nc5+ Kc6 37. b4 f5 38. Ra3 f4 39. a5 f3 40.
Ne4 Rh1# 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.30
Round: 3.8
White: Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija
Black: Bennett, Matthew
Result: 1-0
ECO: C18
WhiteElo: 1912
BlackElo: 1563

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Qg4 O-O 8. Bd3
f5 9. exf6 Rxf6 10. Bg5 Rf7 11. Qh4 g6 12. Bxe7 Qxe7 13. Qxe7 Rxe7 14. Nf3 Nc6
15. Kd2 c4 16. Be2 e5 17. dxe5 Nxe5 18. Nd4 Bd7 19. Rhe1 Rae8 20. Rab1 Bc8 21.
Nb5 a6 22. Nd6 Rd8 23. Nxc8 Rxc8 24. f4 Nc6 25. Bf3 Rf7 26. Bg4 Rcf8 27. Be6 b5
28. a4 Na7 29. Re5 Kg7 30. Bxf7 Rxf7 31. g3 Rd7 32. Re6 1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.30
Round: 3.9
White: Guo, Emma
Black: Gibson, Kyle
Result: 1-0
ECO: C02
WhiteElo: 1877
BlackElo: 1517

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nf3 Qb6 6. Bd3 cxd4 7. cxd4 Bd7 8. Nc3
Bb4 9. a3 Bxc3+ 10. bxc3 f6 11. Nh4 Qc7 12. O-O fxe5 13. Qh5+ Kf8 14. Ng6+ hxg6
15. Qxh8 e4 16. Be2 Qa5 17. Rb1 Bc8 18. Bb2 b5 19. f3 e3 20. Bd3 Kf7 21. Bxg6+
Kxg6 22. Qxg8 Ne7 23. Qe8+ Kf6 24. Qf8+ Kg6 25. Qxe7 Qa6 26. Rfe1 e2 27. Rxe2
b4 28. Re5 Qd3 29. Rg5+ Kh6 30. Qxg7# 1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.30
Round: 3.10
White: Teichmann, Erik
Black: McCook, Jake
Result: 1-0
ECO: A00
WhiteElo: 2329
BlackElo: 1701

1. b4 Nf6 2. Bb2 e6 3. b5 d5 4. e3 c6 5. c4 cxb5 6. cxd5 Nxd5 7. Bxb5+ Bd7 8.
Be2 Nc6 9. Nf3 Qb6 10. Qb3 Bd6 11. Na3 O-O 12. O-O Rfc8 13. Nc4 Qxb3 14. axb3
Be7 15. d4 a5 16. Rfc1 f6 17. e4 Nf4 18. Bf1 Ra6 19. g3 Ng6 20. d5 exd5 21.
exd5 Nb4 22. Ne3 Rxc1 23. Rxc1 b5 24. Rc7 Be8 25. Rc8 Kf7 26. Rxe8 1-0

Oepty
30-10-2010, 11:20 PM
That's a serious lot of live games, hope to follow a few of these over the weekend.

Savithri can now say she has beaten a man who has beaten Grandmaster Johansen!

And she has followed it up by beating Thomas Feng, two great results.

ER
30-10-2010, 11:43 PM
And she was playing next to her dad earlier today! They both won their games! :)

The Bennett
31-10-2010, 08:21 AM
Disgraceful blunder in my game......:wall: :wall: :wall: :wall:

ER
31-10-2010, 03:07 PM
Disgraceful blunder in my game......:wall: :wall: :wall: :wall:

Keep on fighting son! :)

Adamski
31-10-2010, 04:15 PM
Disgraceful blunder in my game......:wall: :wall: :wall: :wall:I noticed you had been doing well up to then. Good luck mate! Represent NSW well!

gbekker
31-10-2010, 06:23 PM
2010 Melbourne Cup - Round 4 Results

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Rujevic, Mirko 2225 [3] 0:1 Solomon, Stephen J 2335 [3]
2 Stojic, Svetozar 1882 [2.5] 0:1 Morris, James 2203 [3]
3 Dragicevic, Domagoj 2114 [2.5] .5:.5 Cheng, Bobby 2227 [2.5]
4 Ly, Thai 1825 [2.5] .5:.5 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1912 [2.5]
5 Kolak, Chris 2013 [2] 0:1 Guo, Emma 1877 [2.5]
6 Narenthran, Tharmaratnam 1729 [2] 0:1 Teichmann, Erik 2329 [2]
7 Yu, Sally 1676 [2] 0:1 Tan, Justin 1978 [2]
8 Khaled, Omar 1900 [2] 1:0 Hoholis, Harry 1656 [2]
9 Narenthran, Savithri 1167 [2] 0:1 Simutanyi, Kozo 1810 [2]
10 Voon, Richard 1735 [2] 1:0 Canafe, Al Matthew [2]
11 Flitney, Adrian 1850 [1.5] 0:1 Yin, Wenlin 1506 [1.5]
12 Bishop, Joshua 1571 [1.5] 0:1 Lester, George E 1846 [1.5]
13 Bennett, Matthew 1563 [1.5] .5:.5 Saint, Andrew 1804 [1.5]
14 Hose, Shaun 1748 [1.5] 1:0 Brown, Kevin M 1557 [1.5]
15 Gibson, Kyle 1517 [1.5] 1:0 Davis, Tony J 1735 [1.5]
16 McCook, Jake 1701 [1.5] 0:1 Beckman, John 1492 [1.5]
17 Lekkas, Frank 1664 [1.5] 1:0 Naude, Herman 1342 [1.5]
18 Dale, Ari 1606 [1.5] 1:0 Kenmure, Jamie 1273 [1.5]
19 Shanks, Jack 1591 [1.5] 1:0 Xue, Ollie 1330 [1.5]
20 Chew Lee, Max 1302 [1.5] 0:1 Feng, Thomas 1711 [1]
21 Cooke, Scott 1182 [1] 0:1 Wildes, John 1711 [1]
22 Hughes, Jack 982 [1] .5:.5 McCart, Roger 1476 [1]
23 Oswald, Franz 1378 [1] 0:1 Nowak, Ruben 956 [1]
24 Simon, Endre 1333 [1] 1:0 Qin, Tomson [1]
25 Renzies, Elliott 1317 [1] 1:0 Gu, Stephanie 706 [1]
26 Zamani, Mohammadreza [.5] 1:0 Rayson-Hill, Tristan 919 [.5]
27 Dale, Finley 929 [0] 1:0 Flood, Amy 336 [.5]
28 Schroder, Nicolaas 447 [0] 1:0 Warren, Elizabeth 846 [0]
29 Kolak, Tanya [0] 1:0 Dilnutt, Charlotte 740 [0]
30 Gorka, Carl 2084 [2.5] .5:0 BYE
31 Zelesco, Karl 1545 [1] .5:0 BYE
32 Fan, Enoch 1325 [1] .5:0 BYE

gbekker
31-10-2010, 06:31 PM
2010 Melbourne Cup - Round 5 Pairings

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Solomon, Stephen J 2335 [4] : Morris, James 2203 [4]
2 Guo, Emma 1877 [3.5] : Rujevic, Mirko 2225 [3]
3 Teichmann, Erik 2329 [3] : Khaled, Omar 1900 [3]
4 Cheng, Bobby 2227 [3] : Voon, Richard 1735 [3]
5 Tan, Justin 1978 [3] : Dragicevic, Domagoj 2114 [3]
6 Simutanyi, Kozo 1810 [3] : Gorka, Carl 2084 [3]
7 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1912 [3] : Hose, Shaun 1748 [2.5]
8 Stojic, Svetozar 1882 [2.5] : Shanks, Jack 1591 [2.5]
9 Lester, George E 1846 [2.5] : Gibson, Kyle 1517 [2.5]
10 Yin, Wenlin 1506 [2.5] : Lekkas, Frank 1664 [2.5]
11 Beckman, John 1492 [2.5] : Dale, Ari 1606 [2.5]
12 Hoholis, Harry 1656 [2] : Kolak, Chris 2013 [2]
13 Saint, Andrew 1804 [2] : Simon, Endre 1333 [2]
14 Nowak, Ruben 956 [2] : Narenthran, Tharmaratnam 1729 [2]
15 Feng, Thomas 1711 [2] : Bennett, Matthew 1563 [2]
16 Wildes, John 1711 [2] : Renzies, Elliott 1317 [2]
17 Canafe, Al Matthew [2] : Yu, Sally 1676 [2]
18 Davis, Tony J 1735 [1.5] : Narenthran, Savithri 1167 [2]
19 Xue, Ollie 1330 [1.5] : Flitney, Adrian 1850 [1.5]
20 Kenmure, Jamie 1273 [1.5] : McCook, Jake 1701 [1.5]
21 Knox, Alec 1261 [1.5] : Bishop, Joshua 1571 [1.5]
22 Brown, Kevin M 1557 [1.5] : Fan, Enoch 1325 [1.5]
23 McCart, Roger 1476 [1.5] : Chew Lee, Max 1302 [1.5]
24 Naude, Herman 1342 [1.5] : Hughes, Jack 982 [1.5]
25 Oswald, Franz 1378 [1] : Zamani, Mohammadreza [1.5]
26 Qin, Tomson [1] : Cooke, Scott 1182 [1]
27 Schroder, Nicolaas 447 [1] : Dale, Finley 929 [1]
28 Gu, Stephanie 706 [1] : Kolak, Tanya [1]
29 Rayson-Hill, Tristan 919 [.5] : Flood, Amy 336 [.5]
30 Dilnutt, Charlotte 740 [0] : Warren, Elizabeth 846 [0]
31 Ly, Thai 1825 [3] .5:0 BYE
32 Zelesco, Karl 1545 [1.5] .5:0 BYE

gbekker
31-10-2010, 06:33 PM
Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.31
Round: 4.1
White: Rujevic, Mirko
Black: Solomon, Stephen
Result: 0-1
ECO: B25
WhiteElo: 2225
BlackElo: 2335

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 e6 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 g6 5. f4 Bg7 6. Nf3 Nge7 7. d3 d6 8. O-O
O-O 9. Be3 Nd4 10. Qd2 Rb8 11. Nd1 b5 12. c3 Nxf3+ 13. Bxf3 b4 14. d4 bxc3 15.
Nxc3 d5 16. e5 Nf5 17. Nd1 Ba6 18. Re1 Nxd4 19. Bxd4 cxd4 20. Qxd4 Qa5 21. Nf2
Rfc8 22. a3 Rb3 23. Re3 Rc4 24. Qxa7 Rxb2 25. Ng4 h5 26. Nf6+ Bxf6 27. exf6 Qd2
28. Re2 Rc1+ 29. Rxc1 Qxc1+ 30. Kf2 Bxe2 31. Bxe2 Qd2 32. Qa6 d4 33. f5 gxf5
0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.31
Round: 4.2
White: Stojic, Svetozar
Black: Morris, James
Result: 0-1
ECO: C91
WhiteElo: 1882
BlackElo: 2203

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Be7 7. Re1 O-O 8. d4
d6 9. c3 Bg4 10. d5 Na5 11. Bc2 Qc8 12. Nbd2 c6 13. dxc6 Qxc6 14. Nf1 Rfe8 15.
Ne3 Bd7 16. Nd5 Nxd5 17. exd5 Qc8 18. Ng5 Bxg5 19. Bxg5 Bf5 20. a4 Bxc2 21.
Qxc2 b4 22. Rac1 b3 23. Qe4 Qc4 24. Rcd1 f6 25. Bc1 Qxe4 26. Rxe4 Rec8 27. Kf1
Rc4 28. Rde1 Rac8 29. g4 R8c5 30. Rxc4 Rxc4 31. f4 Rxa4 32. g5 e4 33. gxf6 gxf6
34. Be3 Nc4 35. Bd4 Nxb2 36. Rb1 Nc4 37. Ke1 b2 38. Kd1 Ra1 39. Kc2 Rxb1 40.
Kxb1 e3 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.31
Round: 4.3
White: Dragicevic, Domagoj
Black: Cheng, Bobby
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: A13
WhiteElo: 2114
BlackElo: 2227

1. c4 e6 2. e4 b6 3. Nc3 Bb7 4. Nf3 g6 5. d4 Bg7 6. Bd3 Ne7 7. O-O d6 8. Be3
Nd7 9. Qd2 h6 10. Rac1 c5 11. Rfd1 g5 12. Be2 a6 13. dxc5 dxc5 14. a3 Qc7 15.
b4 O-O-O 16. Qc2 Bxc3 17. Qxc3 Bxe4 18. Rxd7 Kxd7 19. Ne5+ Kc8 20. Nxf7 e5 21.
Nxh8 Rxh8 22. bxc5 bxc5 23. a4 Nf5 24. Bg4 Kb8 25. Re1 Nd4 26. Qb2+ Bb7 27.
Bxd4 exd4 28. Bf3 Ka7 29. Qxb7+ Qxb7 30. Bxb7 Kxb7 31. Re6 Rd8 32. Kf1 d3 33.
Ke1 Rd4 34. Kd2 Rxc4 35. Kxd3 Rxa4 36. Rxh6 a5 37. Rh5 Rg4 38. h3 Rxg2 39. Kc4
a4 40. Kxc5 a3 41. Rh7+ Ka6 42. Rh8 Kb7 43. Rh7+ 1/2-1/2

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.31
Round: 4.4
White: Ly, Thai
Black: Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: A16
WhiteElo: 1825
BlackElo: 1912

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 b6 3. e4 d6 4. g3 Bb7 5. Bg2 e5 6. Nge2 Be7 7. O-O Nbd7 8. d4
c6 9. b3 Qc7 10. a4 O-O 11. Ba3 Rfe8 12. d5 c5 13. h3 a6 14. Qd3 g6 15. Rfb1
Rac8 16. h4 Bf8 17. Bh3 Bg7 18. Bc1 Rcd8 19. Bg5 h6 20. Bd2 Nf8 21. a5 N6d7 22.
axb6 Nxb6 23. Na4 Nbd7 24. Nb2 Ra8 25. Ba5 Qb8 26. Na4 f5 27. f3 Bc8 28. b4 Qa7
29. bxc5 Nxc5 30. Nxc5 Qxc5+ 31. Kg2 fxe4 32. fxe4 Bxh3+ 33. Kxh3 Reb8 34. Bd2
Nd7 35. Rxb8+ Rxb8 36. Rxa6 Nb6 37. Ra2 Qxc4 38. Qxc4 Nxc4 39. Rc2 Nxd2 40.
Rxd2 Rb4 41. Nc3 Rc4 42. Rd3 Bf6 43. Kg4 Bd8 44. Kf3 Ba5 45. Nb5 Bb4 46. Na7
Bc5 47. Nc6 Rc2 48. g4 Rf2+ 49. Kg3 Rf4 50. Rb3 Rxe4 51. Rb8+ 1/2-1/2

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.31
Round: 4.5
White: Kolak, Chris
Black: Guo, Emma
Result: 0-1
ECO: C63
WhiteElo: 2013
BlackElo: 1877

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f5 4. d4 exd4 5. O-O fxe4 6. Nxd4 Nf6 7. Bg5 Be7 8.
Nf5 O-O 9. Nc3 d5 10. Nxe7+ Nxe7 11. Bxf6 Rxf6 12. Nxe4 Rg6 13. Ng3 Nf5 14. Re1
c6 15. Bd3 Rf6 16. Qh5 g6 17. Qg5 Nxg3 18. hxg3 Bf5 19. Bxf5 Rxf5 20. Qxd8+
Rxd8 21. Re7 Rf7 22. Rae1 Rd7 23. Rxd7 Rxd7 24. Re8+ Kf7 25. Rb8 Re7 26. Kf1
Ke6 27. Ke2 Kd6+ 28. Kd3 Rf7 29. f3 Re7 30. a4 c5 31. b3 d4 32. g4 a6 33. b4
cxb4 34. Rd8+ Kc5 35. Rxd4 a5 36. Rd8 Rc7 37. f4 Rf7 38. g3 Kc6 39. Kd4 b5 40.
Ra8 Rd7+ 41. Ke3 bxa4 42. Rxa5 a3 43. c3 b3 44. Ra6+ Kc5 45. Rxa3 Kc4 46. Ra8
b2 47. Rb8 Kxc3 48. Rc8+ Kb3 49. Rb8+ Kc2 50. Rc8+ Kb1 51. Rb8 Ra7 52. Kd2 Ka1
53. Kc2 Rc7+ 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.31
Round: 4.6
White: Narenthran, Tharmaratnam
Black: Teichmann, Erik
Result: 0-1
ECO: B08
WhiteElo: 1729
BlackElo: 2329

1. e4 Nc6 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Nc3 g6 5. d4 Bg7 6. Be3 O-O 7. Qd2 Bg4 8. h3
Bxf3 9. gxf3 e5 10. d5 Nd4 11. Be2 c5 12. a4 Nh5 13. a5 f5 14. exf5 Rxf5 15.
Bxd4 exd4 16. Ne4 Nf4 17. Ng3 Bh6 18. Qd1 Re5 19. Kf1 Qh4 20. Ne4 Rf8 21. Rh2
Nxh3 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.31
Round: 4.7
White: Yu, Sally
Black: Tan, Justin
Result: 0-1
ECO: C90
WhiteElo: 1676
BlackElo: 1978

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. h3
Na5 9. c3 Nxb3 10. Qxb3 Bb7 11. d3 O-O 12. Nbd2 Re8 13. Nf1 Bf8 14. Bg5 h6 15.
Bh4 Be7 16. Qc2 Nh5 17. Bxe7 Qxe7 18. g3 Bc8 19. Kh2 Qe6 20. Ng1 Qg6 21. Ne3 c6
22. Rad1 Ra7 23. Ng2 d5 24. Qe2 Nf6 25. Qe3 Rae7 26. exd5 cxd5 27. Qc5 Qh5 28.
Ne3 e4 29. Kg2 Qg6 30. Nxd5 Nxd5 31. Qxd5 Bb7 32. Qd4 exd3+ 33. Kf1 Rxe1+ 34.
Rxe1 Bg2+ 35. Kxg2 Rxe1 36. Nf3 Re2 37. b3 Qe4 38. Qxe4 Rxe4 39. Kf1 Re2 40. a4
Rc2 41. axb5 Rc1+ 42. Kg2 axb5 43. c4 bxc4 44. bxc4 Rxc4 45. h4 Rc2 46. Kf1
Rc1+ 47. Kg2 Rd1 48. Kh3 h5 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.31
Round: 4.8
White: Khaled, Omar
Black: Hoholis, Harry
Result: 1-0
ECO: E00
WhiteElo: 1900
BlackElo: 1656

1. c4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. d4 Nf6 4. g3 Nc6 5. Bg2 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 O-O 7. O-O Ne4 8. Be3
Ne7 9. Qa4 c5 10. a3 Bd7 11. Qc2 cxd4 12. Bxd4 Ba5 13. b4 Bc7 14. cxd5 exd5 15.
Nc3 Nxc3 16. Bxc3 Bf5 17. Qd2 Qd7 18. Rfd1 Be4 19. Qd4 Nf5 20. Qxe4 dxe4 21.
Rxd7 exf3 22. Bh3 Nxg3 23. hxg3 Rac8 24. Rd3 Rce8 25. exf3 Re2 26. Rd2 Re7 27.
Rad1 Bb6 28. Bd4 Rfe8 29. Bxb6 axb6 30. Bd7 Ra8 31. Bb5 g5 32. Rd8+ Rxd8 33.
Rxd8+ Kg7 34. Rd7 Re1+ 35. Kg2 Re5 36. Bc4 b5 37. Bxf7 Kf6 38. Bd5 h5 39. Be4
g4 40. Rxb7 gxf3+ 41. Kxf3 Rg5 42. Bc6 Rf5+ 43. Kg2 h4 44. gxh4 Rf4 45. Kg3 Rc4
46. Bxb5 Rc3+ 47. f3 Rxa3 48. Bc6 Ra1 49. b5 Ke5 50. Rd7 Rg1+ 51. Kf2 Rg6 52.
Ke3 Rh6 53. Rd5+ Ke6 54. b6 Rxh4 55. b7 Rh8 56. Ra5 1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.31
Round: 4.9
White: Narenthran, Savithri
Black: Simutanyi, Kozo
Result: 0-1
ECO: C19
WhiteElo: 1167
BlackElo: 1810

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Qc7 7. Nf3 Ne7 8.
Bb5+ Bd7 9. Bxd7+ Nxd7 10. O-O Rc8 11. Ra2 Nb6 12. a4 cxd4 13. cxd4 Qc4 14. Rb2
Qxa4 15. Qd3 Rc7 16. Rb3 Qc4 17. Ne1 Qxd3 18. Rxd3 Nc4 19. Ba3 Nxa3 20. Rxa3
Nc6 21. c3 Ke7 22. Nd3 b6 23. Rb1 Rhc8 24. Nb4 Nxd4 25. Kf1 Nf5 26. g4 Nh4 27.
Ke2 g5 28. Rba1 a5 29. Nd3 Rxc3 30. Rxc3 Rxc3 31. Rb1 Rc6 32. Ke3 Kd7 33. f4
Ng2+ 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.31
Round: 4.10
White: Voon, Richard
Black: Al Canafe, Matthew
Result: 1-0
ECO: D87
WhiteElo: 1735

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 Bg7 7. Bc4 O-O 8.
Ne2 c5 9. O-O Nc6 10. Be3 Bg4 11. f3 Na5 12. Bxf7+ Rxf7 13. fxg4 Rxf1+ 14. Kxf1
Nc4 15. Bf2 Qf8 16. Kg1 Nd6 17. dxc5 Nxe4 18. Qd5+ Qf7 19. Qxe4 Rf8 20. Be3 e6
21. Rb1 e5 22. c4 Kh8 23. h3 a6 24. Nc3 h6 25. Rxb7 Qf1+ 26. Kh2 Qf6 27. Nd5
Qc6 28. Rb6 Qa4 29. Ne7 1-0

Bereaved
31-10-2010, 07:28 PM
[Event "HUN-chT 0809"]
[Site "Hungary"]
[Date "2009.02.08"]
[Round "7"]
[White "To, Nhat Minh"]
[Black "Acs, Peter"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C96"]
[WhiteElo "2342"]
[BlackElo "2542"]
[PlyCount "96"]
[EventDate "2008.10.26"]
[EventType "tourn ()"]
[EventRounds "11"]
[EventCountry "HUN"]
[Source "ChessBase"]
[SourceDate "2009.11.30"]
[WhiteTeam "BEAC"]
[BlackTeam "Paks"]
[WhiteTeamCountry "HUN"]
[BlackTeamCountry "HUN"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d4 Nd7 12. Nbd2 exd4 13. cxd4 Nc6 14. d5 Nce5 15. Nxe5 Nxe5 16. f4 Ng6 17. Nf3 Bh4 18. Rf1 Bg3 19. f5 Ne5 20. b3 Nxf3+ 21. Qxf3 Be5 22. Rb1 a5 23. g4 f6 24. h4 b4 25. Bd3 a4 26. h5 h6 27. Bb2 Qe7 28. Kg2 Ba6 29. Rf2 Rfe8 30. Re2 axb3 31. axb3 Bxb2 32. Bxa6 Rxa6 33. Rbxb2 Ra1 34. Re3 Qe5 35. Rbe2 Rea8 36. Qg3 Qe7 37. Re1 R8a2+ 38. R1e2 Ra3 39. Rf2 Rb1 40. Rf1 Ra2+ 41. Rf2 Raa1 42. Kf3 Kf7 43. Qh2 Rh1 44. Qg3 Qe5 45. Qxe5 fxe5 46. Kg3 Kf6 47. Ree2 Rhb1 48. Rf3 Rg1+ 0-1

Take care and God Bless, Macavity

gbekker
31-10-2010, 09:55 PM
2010 Melbourne Cup - Round 5 Results

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Solomon, Stephen J 2335 [4] .5:.5 Morris, James 2203 [4]
2 Guo, Emma 1877 [3.5] 0:1 Rujevic, Mirko 2225 [3]
3 Teichmann, Erik 2329 [3] 1:0 Khaled, Omar 1900 [3]
4 Cheng, Bobby 2227 [3] 1:0 Voon, Richard 1735 [3]
5 Tan, Justin 1978 [3] 0:1 Dragicevic, Domagoj 2114 [3]
6 Simutanyi, Kozo 1810 [3] 0:1 Gorka, Carl 2084 [3]
7 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1912 [3] 1:0 Hose, Shaun 1748 [2.5]
8 Stojic, Svetozar 1882 [2.5] 1:0 Shanks, Jack 1591 [2.5]
9 Lester, George E 1846 [2.5] 1:0 Gibson, Kyle 1517 [2.5]
10 Yin, Wenlin 1506 [2.5] 1:0 Lekkas, Frank 1664 [2.5]
11 Beckman, John 1492 [2.5] 0:1 Dale, Ari 1606 [2.5]
12 Hoholis, Harry 1656 [2] -:+ Kolak, Chris 2013 [2]
13 Saint, Andrew 1804 [2] 1:0 Simon, Endre 1333 [2]
14 Nowak, Ruben 956 [2] .5:.5 Narenthran, Tharmaratnam 1729 [2]
15 Feng, Thomas 1711 [2] .5:.5 Bennett, Matthew 1563 [2]
16 Wildes, John 1711 [2] 1:0 Renzies, Elliott 1317 [2]
17 Canafe, Al Matthew [2] 0:1 Yu, Sally 1676 [2]
18 Davis, Tony J 1735 [1.5] 1:0 Narenthran, Savithri 1167 [2]
19 Xue, Ollie 1330 [1.5] 0:1 Flitney, Adrian 1850 [1.5]
20 Kenmure, Jamie 1273 [1.5] 0:1 McCook, Jake 1701 [1.5]
21 Knox, Alec 1261 [1.5] 0:1 Bishop, Joshua 1571 [1.5]
22 Brown, Kevin M 1557 [1.5] 0:1 Fan, Enoch 1325 [1.5]
23 McCart, Roger 1476 [1.5] 1:0 Chew Lee, Max 1302 [1.5]
24 Naude, Herman 1342 [1.5] 1:0 Hughes, Jack 982 [1.5]
25 Oswald, Franz 1378 [1] 0:1 Zamani, Mohammadreza [1.5]
26 Qin, Tomson [1] 1:0 Cooke, Scott 1182 [1]
27 Schroder, Nicolaas 447 [1] 1:0 Dale, Finley 929 [1]
28 Gu, Stephanie 706 [1] 0:1 Kolak, Tanya [1]
29 Rayson-Hill, Tristan 919 [.5] 1:0 Flood, Amy 336 [.5]
30 Dilnutt, Charlotte 740 [0] 1:0 Warren, Elizabeth 846 [0]
31 Ly, Thai 1825 [3] .5:0 BYE
32 Zelesco, Karl 1545 [1.5] .5:0 BYE

gbekker
31-10-2010, 09:56 PM
2010 Melbourne Cup - Round 6 Pairings

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Dragicevic, Domagoj 2114 [4] : Solomon, Stephen J 2335 [4.5]
2 Morris, James 2203 [4.5] : Teichmann, Erik 2329 [4]
3 Gorka, Carl 2084 [4] : Cheng, Bobby 2227 [4]
4 Rujevic, Mirko 2225 [4] : Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1912 [4]
5 Ly, Thai 1825 [3.5] : Stojic, Svetozar 1882 [3.5]
6 Yin, Wenlin 1506 [3.5] : Guo, Emma 1877 [3.5]
7 Dale, Ari 1606 [3.5] : Lester, George E 1846 [3.5]
8 Kolak, Chris 2013 [3] : Saint, Andrew 1804 [3]
9 Voon, Richard 1735 [3] : Tan, Justin 1978 [3]
10 Wildes, John 1711 [3] : Simutanyi, Kozo 1810 [3]
11 McCook, Jake 1701 [2.5] : Yu, Sally 1676 [3]
12 Hose, Shaun 1748 [2.5] : Bennett, Matthew 1563 [2.5]
13 Fan, Enoch 1325 [2.5] : Davis, Tony J 1735 [2.5]
14 Zamani, Mohammadreza [2.5] : Narenthran, Tharmaratnam 1729 [2.5]
15 Feng, Thomas 1711 [2.5] : Beckman, John 1492 [2.5]
16 Shanks, Jack 1591 [2.5] : Naude, Herman 1342 [2.5]
17 Bishop, Joshua 1571 [2.5] : Nowak, Ruben 956 [2.5]
18 Hoholis, Harry 1656 [2] : Narenthran, Savithri 1167 [2]
19 Zelesco, Karl 1545 [2] : Qin, Tomson [2]
20 Simon, Endre 1333 [2] : Schroder, Nicolaas 447 [2]
21 Renzies, Elliott 1317 [2] : Canafe, Al Matthew [2]
22 Kolak, Tanya [2] : Xue, Ollie 1330 [1.5]
23 Chew Lee, Max 1302 [1.5] : Rayson-Hill, Tristan 919 [1.5]
24 Hughes, Jack 982 [1.5] : Kenmure, Jamie 1273 [1.5]
25 Dale, Finley 929 [1] : Oswald, Franz 1378 [1]
26 Cooke, Scott 1182 [1] : Gu, Stephanie 706 [1]
27 Flood, Amy 336 [.5] : Dilnutt, Charlotte 740 [1]
28 Khaled, Omar 1900 [3] .5:0 BYE
29 Flitney, Adrian 1850 [2.5] .5:0 BYE
30 Lekkas, Frank 1664 [2.5] .5:0 BYE
31 Brown, Kevin M 1557 [1.5] .5:0 BYE
32 Gibson, Kyle 1517 [2.5] .5:0 BYE
33 McCart, Roger 1476 [2.5] .5:0 BYE
34 Warren, Elizabeth 846 [0] .5:0 BYE

Adamski
31-10-2010, 10:11 PM
It's CLOSE AT THE TOP! Should be some excitement still to come before this one is decided.

Basil
31-10-2010, 11:02 PM
Queenslander !!!!

ER
31-10-2010, 11:08 PM
Queenslander !!!!

About time you corrected your signature, someone was going to dob you in for voting twice in the same election! :P

Garvinator
31-10-2010, 11:09 PM
Wishes more dgt boards were being shown!

ER
31-10-2010, 11:12 PM
Ditto, although I am sure the MCC committee will see to it in the future!

Kevin Bonham
31-10-2010, 11:14 PM
That stem game's pretty amazing. Solomon-Morris followed To-Acs for 24 moves until black deviated.

Garvinator
31-10-2010, 11:37 PM
Ditto, although I am sure the MCC committee will see to it in the future!I just wonder what happened. There were eight or so boards in round one and now it is 'only' one board :hmm:

gbekker
01-11-2010, 03:42 PM
Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.31
Round: 5.1
White: Solomon, Stephen
Black: Morris, James
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: C96
WhiteElo: 2335
BlackElo: 2203

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O b5 6. Bb3 Be7 7. Re1 O-O 8. c3
d6 9. h3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d4 Nd7 12. Nbd2 exd4 13. cxd4 Nc6 14. d5 Nce5 15.
Nxe5 Nxe5 16. f4 Ng6 17. Nf3 Bh4 18. Rf1 Bg3 19. f5 Ne5 20. b3 Nxf3+ 21. Qxf3
Be5 22. Rb1 a5 23. g4 f6 24. h4 Bd7 25. g5 a4 26. g6 axb3 27. axb3 Ra2 28. Bd3
h6 29. Be3 Qa5 30. Rf2 Ra8 31. Rxa2 Qxa2 32. Qf2 Qa5 33. Kg2 Qb4 34. Kf3 Ra3
35. Bd2 Bc3 36. Bc1 Ra6 37. Bf4 Qd4 38. Qe2 Qb4 39. Qh2 Be5 40. Qd2 Qxd2 41.
Bxd2 Kf8 42. Be3 Ra3 43. Bc1 Ra2 44. Be3 Rh2 45. Bf2 Rh3+ 46. Ke2 Rh2 47. Kf3
Rh3+ 48. Ke2 Rh2 49. Kf3 1/2-1/2

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.31
Round: 5.2
White: Guo, Emma
Black: Rujevic, Mirko
Result: 0-1
ECO: B02
WhiteElo: 1877
BlackElo: 2225

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nxd5 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. d3 Nc6 6. h3 e6 7. Nf3 Be7 8.
O-O O-O 9. Bf4 a6 10. Re1 b5 11. Bb3 Na5 12. Ne5 Qd4 13. Bg3 Bb7 14. Qe2 Nxb3
15. axb3 Bd6 16. Nf3 Qb6 17. Bxd6 cxd6 18. Ne4 Nd5 19. Nfd2 e5 20. c4 Nf4 21.
Qe3 Qd8 22. f3 f5 23. Ng3 Qh4 24. Ndf1 Nxh3+ 25. gxh3 f4 26. Qf2 fxg3 27. Qxg3
Qd4+ 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.31
Round: 5.3
White: Teichmann, Erik
Black: Khaled, Omar
Result: 1-0
ECO: A00
WhiteElo: 2329
BlackElo: 1900

1. b4 d5 2. Bb2 e6 3. e3 Nf6 4. b5 c5 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. c4 Be7 7. d3 Qc7 8. Nbd2
b6 9. Be2 Bb7 10. O-O O-O 11. Rc1 e5 12. cxd5 Nxd5 13. Nc4 Bf6 14. d4 e4 15.
Nfe5 Rfe8 16. Nxd7 Qxd7 17. dxc5 bxc5 18. Bxf6 gxf6 19. Na5 Rac8 20. Bg4 f5 21.
Bxf5 Qxf5 22. Nxb7 Re6 23. Qe2 Qg5 24. Nxc5 Rg6 25. g3 Re8 26. Nb3 Rh6 27. Nd4
Rh3 28. Rc5 Re5 29. Nc6 Qh6 30. Nxe5 Nf6 31. Ng4 1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.31
Round: 5.4
White: Cheng, Bobby
Black: Voon, Richard
Result: 1-0
ECO: E08
WhiteElo: 2227
BlackElo: 1735

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3 Bb4+ 5. Bd2 Be7 6. Bg2 O-O 7. Qc2 c6 8. O-O
Nbd7 9. Bf4 Ne4 10. Nc3 Ndf6 11. Ne5 Nxc3 12. Qxc3 Ne4 13. Qc2 Nd6 14. c5 Ne8
15. b4 f6 16. Nd3 Bd7 17. e4 dxe4 18. Bxe4 f5 19. Bg2 Nf6 20. Rfb1 Nd5 21. Be5
g5 22. a4 Qe8 23. Qd2 Qf7 24. Kh1 h6 25. b5 Kh7 26. Nb4 Qe8 27. bxc6 Bxc6 28.
Nxc6 bxc6 29. Rb7 Rf7 30. Rab1 a5 31. Bf3 g4 32. Bxd5 exd5 33. R1b6 Kg6 34. Rc7
Rc8 35. Rbxc6+ Qxc6 36. Rxc6+ Rxc6 37. Qxa5 Bf6 38. Qa8 Re6 39. Qxd5 Rfe7 40.
Bd6 Re1+ 41. Kg2 Re8 42. Qc6 R1e6 43. d5 Re2 44. a5 Kh5 45. Be5 R8xe5 46. Qxf6
1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.31
Round: 5.5
White: Tan, Justin
Black: Dragicevic, Domagoj
Result: 0-1
ECO: E04
WhiteElo: 1978
BlackElo: 2114

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3 dxc4 5. Bg2 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 a5 7. Bxb4 axb4 8.
Ne5 O-O 9. Nxc4 Nc6 10. e3 Nd5 11. O-O Re8 12. Qd3 b6 13. Rd1 Bb7 14. Qc2 Qe7
15. e4 Nf6 16. Ne3 Ra5 17. e5 Nd5 18. Qc4 Qd7 19. Be4 Nxe3 20. fxe3 Nxe5 21.
Qc2 Bxe4 22. Qxe4 f5 23. Qg2 Ng4 24. Qe2 Qd5 25. b3 Rea8 26. h3 Nf6 27. Rc1 Ne4
28. Kh2 Qd6 29. Qg2 Rxa2 30. Rxa2 Rxa2 31. Qxa2 Qxg3+ 32. Kh1 Nf2+ 33. Qxf2
Qxf2 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.31
Round: 5.6
White: Simutanyi, Kozo
Black: Gorka, Carl
Result: 0-1
ECO: C02
WhiteElo: 1810
BlackElo: 2084

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 b6 4. c3 a5 5. f4 Ba6 6. Bxa6 Nxa6 7. Nf3 Qd7 8. O-O
Nh6 9. Qe2 Be7 10. Ng5 Bxg5 11. fxg5 Nf5 12. g4 Ne7 13. Na3 c6 14. Rf3 Ng8 15.
Bd2 h6 16. h4 hxg5 17. hxg5 Ne7 18. Raf1 Ng6 19. Qf2 Ra7 20. Nc2 Qe7 21. b3 Rd7
22. Qe3 Nc7 23. Qd3 Rh4 24. Rg3 Qf8 25. Kf2 Qh8 26. Ke1 Rh1 27. Ne3 Nf4 28. Qc2
Qh2 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.31
Round: 5.7
White: Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija
Black: Hose, Shaun
Result: 1-0
ECO: C11
WhiteElo: 1912
BlackElo: 1748

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. Be3 a6 8. Qd2 b5
9. Ne2 cxd4 10. Nexd4 Nxd4 11. Nxd4 Qc7 12. Bd3 Be7 13. O-O O-O 14. Rf3 Nc5 15.
Rh3 Nxd3 16. cxd3 Bd7 17. Rc1 Qb8 18. Nb3 Rd8 19. Qf2 b4 20. Bc5 Bxc5 21. Nxc5
Bb5 22. d4 Ra7 23. Qh4 h6 24. Qg4 Kh8 25. Re1 Rg8 26. f5 exf5 27. Qxf5 Qc8 28.
e6 fxe6 29. Qe5 Kh7 30. Nxe6 Bd7 31. Ng5+ Kg6 32. Rg3 Bg4 33. Ne6 h5 34. h3 Qb8
35. hxg4 Qxe5 36. Rxe5 Rc8 37. Nf4+ Kh7 38. Rxh5+ Kg8 39. Rf5 Rc1+ 40. Kh2 Rc2
41. Rh3 Rf7 42. Nd3 Re7 43. Ne5 g6 44. Nxg6 Ree2 45. Nf4 Rf2 46. Rh6 1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.31
Round: 5.8
White: Stojic, Svetozar
Black: Shanks, Jack
Result: 1-0
ECO: C42
WhiteElo: 1882
BlackElo: 1591

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nxe5 d6 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. d4 d5 6. Bd3 Be7 7. c4 c6 8. Nc3
Nxc3 9. bxc3 Bg4 10. cxd5 cxd5 11. h3 Be6 12. Rb1 Qc8 13. O-O O-O 14. Bg5 Nc6
15. Bxe7 Nxe7 16. Re1 h6 17. Qb3 Rb8 18. Ne5 Nc6 19. Qa3 Nxe5 20. Rxe5 Qc7 21.
Re3 Kh8 22. Be2 a6 23. Bf3 Rfd8 24. Qb3 b5 25. Re5 Rbc8 26. Rc1 Qc4 27. Qb1 Qa4
28. Bd1 Qa3 29. Re3 Rc7 30. c4 Qa5 31. c5 Qd2 32. Qa1 Qa5 33. Bb3 Rc6 34. Rce1
Qc7 35. Re5 g6 36. Qd1 a5 37. Qf3 Qd7 38. a4 b4 39. h4 Kg7 40. h5 g5 41. Qd3
Rb8 42. Bc2 Rh8 43. f4 f5 44. Qb5 Kf6 1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.31
Round: 5.9
White: Lester, George
Black: Gibson, Kyle
Result: 1-0
ECO: D35
WhiteElo: 1846
BlackElo: 1517

1. d4 e6 2. c4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 Be6 6. e3 Be7 7. Bd3 h6 8. Bh4
Nbd7 9. Nge2 c5 10. Rc1 c4 11. Bb1 Qa5 12. O-O b5 13. Nf4 g5 14. Nxe6 fxe6 15.
Bg3 Kf7 16. f3 Rag8 17. e4 h5 18. e5 Ne8 19. f4 g4 20. f5 Rf8 21. Qc2 Rhg8 22.
fxe6+ Kxe6 23. Rxf8 Rxf8 24. Qg6+ Bf6 25. Re1 Nb6 26. exf6+ Kd7 27. Qh7+ Ng7
28. Qxg7+ Rf7 29. Qxf7+ Kc6 30. Re6# 1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.10.31
Round: 5.10
White: Yin, Wenlin
Black: Lekkas, Frank
Result: 1-0
ECO: B23
WhiteElo: 1506
BlackElo: 1664

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. f4 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bb5 Nd4 6. O-O e6 7. d3 Ne7 8. Nxd4
cxd4 9. Ne2 O-O 10. Ba4 d6 11. c3 dxc3 12. Nxc3 Kh8 13. Kh1 f5 14. Bd2 Ng8 15.
Rc1 a6 16. Qc2 Qh4 17. Ne2 b5 18. Bb3 Nh6 19. h3 fxe4 20. dxe4 e5 21. Be1 Qf6
22. Bg3 Bb7 23. fxe5 Qxf1+ 24. Rxf1 Rxf1+ 25. Kh2 dxe5 26. Qc7 Bxe4 27. Bxe5
Nf5 28. Ng3 Rf2 29. Nxe4 Re2 30. Bxg7+ Nxg7 31. Ng5 h6 32. Qc6 Ra7 33. Qxg6 Nf5
34. Qg8# 1-0

gbekker
01-11-2010, 03:55 PM
2010 Melbourne Cup - Round 6 Results

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Dragicevic, Domagoj 2114 [4] 1:0 Solomon, Stephen J 2335 [4.5]
2 Morris, James 2203 [4.5] .5:.5 Teichmann, Erik 2329 [4]
3 Gorka, Carl 2084 [4] 0:1 Cheng, Bobby 2227 [4]
4 Rujevic, Mirko 2225 [4] 1:0 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1912 [4]
5 Ly, Thai 1825 [3.5] -:+ Stojic, Svetozar 1882 [3.5]
6 Yin, Wenlin 1506 [3.5] .5:.5 Guo, Emma 1877 [3.5]
7 Dale, Ari 1606 [3.5] 0:1 Lester, George E 1846 [3.5]
8 Kolak, Chris 2013 [3] 1:0 Saint, Andrew 1804 [3]
9 Voon, Richard 1735 [3] 0:1 Tan, Justin 1978 [3]
10 Wildes, John 1711 [3] 0:1 Simutanyi, Kozo 1810 [3]
11 McCook, Jake 1701 [2.5] 0:1 Yu, Sally 1676 [3]
12 Hose, Shaun 1748 [2.5] -:+ Bennett, Matthew 1563 [2.5]
13 Fan, Enoch 1325 [2.5] 1:0 Davis, Tony J 1735 [2.5]
14 Zamani, Mohammadreza [2.5] 0:1 Narenthran, Tharmaratnam 1729 [2.5]
15 Feng, Thomas 1711 [2.5] 1:0 Beckman, John 1492 [2.5]
16 Shanks, Jack 1591 [2.5] 1:0 Naude, Herman 1342 [2.5]
17 Bishop, Joshua 1571 [2.5] 1:0 Nowak, Ruben 956 [2.5]
18 Hoholis, Harry 1656 [2] -:+ Narenthran, Savithri 1167 [2]
19 Zelesco, Karl 1545 [2] 1:0 Qin, Tomson [2]
20 Simon, Endre 1333 [2] -:+ Schroder, Nicolaas 447 [2]
21 Renzies, Elliott 1317 [2] .5:.5 Canafe, Al Matthew [2]
22 Kolak, Tanya [2] 0:1 Xue, Ollie 1330 [1.5]
23 Chew Lee, Max 1302 [1.5] 1:0 Rayson-Hill, Tristan 919 [1.5]
24 Hughes, Jack 982 [1.5] -:+ Kenmure, Jamie 1273 [1.5]
25 Dale, Finley 929 [1] 0:1 Oswald, Franz 1378 [1]
26 Cooke, Scott 1182 [1] 0:1 Gu, Stephanie 706 [1]
27 Flood, Amy 336 [.5] 0:1 Dilnutt, Charlotte 740 [1]
28 Khaled, Omar 1900 [3] .5:0 BYE
29 Flitney, Adrian 1850 [2.5] .5:0 BYE
30 Lekkas, Frank 1664 [2.5] .5:0 BYE
31 Brown, Kevin M 1557 [1.5] .5:0 BYE
32 Gibson, Kyle 1517 [2.5] .5:0 BYE
33 McCart, Roger 1476 [2.5] .5:0 BYE
34 Warren, Elizabeth 846 [0] .5:0 BYE


With today's first round beginning at 10am instead of 1pm, a number of players got caught out by the change in round times.

gbekker
01-11-2010, 04:00 PM
Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.01
Round: 6.1
White: Dragecevic, Domagoj
Black: Solomon, Stephen
Result: 1-0
ECO: A28
WhiteElo: 2114
BlackElo: 2335

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. e3 d5 5. cxd5 Nxd5 6. Bb5 Nxc3 7. bxc3 e4 8.
Ne5 Bd7 9. Nxd7 Qxd7 10. Qa4 f5 11. O-O Be7 12. f3 exf3 13. Rxf3 O-O 14. d4 Kh8
15. Bd2 g6 16. Raf1 Kg7 17. Qc2 a6 18. Bd3 Rae8 19. e4 fxe4 20. Bxe4 Rxf3 21.
Rxf3 Bf6 22. Bd3 b5 23. Qc1 Qe7 24. Bh6+ Kg8 25. a4 b4 26. Bc4+ Kh8 27. Qf1 Na5
28. Rxf6 Nxc4 29. Rf7 Qd6 30. Qxc4 Re1+ 31. Kf2 1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.01
Round: 6.2
White: Morris, James
Black: Teichmann, Erik
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: C29
WhiteElo: 2203
BlackElo: 2329

1. e4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. f4 d5 4. fxe5 Nxe4 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. Bd3 Nc5 7. Bb5 Bg4 8.
d4 Ne6 9. O-O Be7 10. Ne2 O-O 11. c3 Na5 12. b4 c6 13. Bd3 Nc4 14. Qc2 g6 15.
h3 Bxf3 16. Rxf3 a5 17. Bh6 Ng7 18. Raf1 Bg5 19. Bxg5 Qxg5 20. Bxc4 dxc4 21. b5
cxb5 22. Qb2 b4 23. cxb4 b5 24. Nc3 axb4 25. Ne4 Qh6 26. Nf6+ Kh8 27. Ng4 Qh4
28. Rxf7 Rxf7 29. Rxf7 b3 30. axb3 Nf5 31. Nf6 Qe1+ 32. Kh2 1/2-1/2

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.01
Round: 6.3
White: Gorka, Carl
Black: Cheng, Bobby
Result: 0-1
ECO: A13
WhiteElo: 2084
BlackElo: 2227

1. c4 e6 2. Nf3 d5 3. e3 c5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. d4 Nf6 6. Bb5+ Nc6 7. Ne5 Qc7 8.
Qa4 Bd7 9. Nxd7 Qxd7 10. O-O Bd6 11. dxc5 Bxc5 12. Nc3 O-O 13. Rd1 a6 14. Bf1
Rad8 15. Ne2 Rfe8 16. Qc2 Ba7 17. b3 Ne4 18. Ng3 Qe7 19. Nxe4 dxe4 20. Bb2 Bb8
21. Rxd8 Qxd8 22. Rd1 Qe7 23. g3 Be5 24. Bxe5 Qxe5 25. Rd7 Re7 26. Rxb7 Rxb7
27. Qxc6 Rb8 28. Qxa6 h5 29. h4 Rd8 30. Kg2 Rd2 31. a4 g6 32. Qc8+ Kg7 33. Qc1
Ra2 34. Qd1 Qf6 35. Qe1 Ra1 36. Qe2 Kh7 37. Qc2 Qf3+ 38. Kg1 g5 39. hxg5 h4 40.
Qb2 Rxf1+ 41. Kxf1 h3 42. g6+ Kxg6 43. Qd4 h2 44. Qd6+ Kh7 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.01
Round: 6.4
White: Rujevic, Mirko
Black: Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija
Result: 1-0
ECO: B01
WhiteElo: 2225
BlackElo: 1912

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. d4 Bg4 4. Bb5+ Nbd7 5. Be2 Bxe2 6. Qxe2 Nxd5 7. Nf3 c6
8. c4 N5f6 9. O-O e6 10. Nc3 Qa5 11. Bf4 Bb4 12. Bd2 O-O 13. a3 Bxc3 14. Bxc3
Qh5 15. Rfe1 Rfe8 16. Rad1 Rad8 17. h3 h6 18. Qe3 b6 19. Qf4 Rc8 20. Ne5 Nf8
21. Qg3 Qf5 22. Qe3 Red8 23. Bb4 c5 24. dxc5 Rxd1 25. Rxd1 bxc5 26. Bxc5 Qc2
27. Rc1 Qxb2 28. Bxa7 Ra8 29. Bc5 N8d7 30. Nd3 Qb7 31. Bb4 Rc8 32. c5 Nd5 33.
Qd4 Qa6 34. Nb2 Nb8 35. Nc4 Nc6 36. Qe4 Ncxb4 37. axb4 Rb8 38. Ne5 Rxb4 39. Qf3
Rf4 40. Qg3 Qe2 41. Nd3 Rd4 42. Ne5 Nf4 43. Nf3 Rd1+ 44. Rxd1 Qxd1+ 45. Kh2 Qc1
46. c6 e5 47. Qg4 Qxc6 48. Nxe5 Qf6 49. Qc8+ Kh7 50. Nd7 Qe7 51. Nf8+ 1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.01
Round: 6.5
White: Ly, Thai
Black: Stojic, Svetozar
Result: 0-1
ECO: A00
WhiteElo: 1825
BlackElo: 1882

0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.01
Round: 6.6
White: Yin, Wenlin
Black: Guo, Emma
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: C55
WhiteElo: 1506
BlackElo: 1877

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. e5 d5 6. Bb5 Ne4 7. Nxd4 Bc5 8.
Be3 Bd7 9. Bxc6 bxc6 10. Nd2 Qe7 11. Nxe4 dxe4 12. e6 fxe6 13. Nxc6 Bb4+ 14.
Nxb4 Qxb4+ 15. Qd2 Qxd2+ 16. Bxd2 Kf7 17. O-O-O Bc6 18. Ba5 Rhc8 19. Rd4 Rab8
20. Rhd1 Rb5 21. b4 Rf5 22. R1d2 Bd5 23. c4 c5 24. bxc5 Rxc5 25. Bc3 Rxc4 26.
Rxc4 Bxc4 27. Rd7+ Ke8 28. Rxg7 Rxf2 29. Bd4 Rxa2 30. Bxa7 h5 31. Bd4 Bf1 32.
Rh7 Bxg2 33. Rxh5 Kd7 34. h4 Bf3 35. Re5 Kd6 36. Rb5 Ra4 37. Be3 Ra1+ 38. Kd2
Rd1+ 39. Kc2 Rh1 40. Bg5 Be2 41. Ra5 Bd3+ 42. Kd2 Rh2+ 43. Kd1 Rh1+ 1/2-1/2

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.01
Round: 6.7
White: Dale, Ari
Black: Lester, George
Result: 0-1
ECO: E99
WhiteElo: 1606
BlackElo: 1846

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O Nc6 8. d5
Ne7 9. Ne1 Nd7 10. Nd3 f5 11. f3 f4 12. Bd2 g5 13. Rc1 Ng6 14. Rf2 Rf7 15. b4
Nf6 16. c5 h5 17. Be1 g4 18. Bf1 g3 19. Rfc2 gxh2+ 20. Kxh2 Bd7 21. Nb2 Ne8 22.
cxd6 cxd6 23. Nc4 Bf6 24. Na5 Bh4 25. Bxh4 Qxh4+ 26. Kg1 b6 27. Nc6 Nf6 28. Nb5
Ng4 29. fxg4 hxg4 30. Bc4 g3 31. Nbd4 exd4 32. Nxd4 Qh2+ 33. Kf1 Qh1+ 34. Ke2
Bg4+ 35. Nf3 Qxg2+ 36. Ke1 Qxf3 37. Qd4 Re8 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.01
Round: 6.8
White: Kolak, Chris
Black: Saint, Andrew
Result: 1-0
ECO: B01
WhiteElo: 2013
BlackElo: 1804

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. d4 Bg4 4. Nf3 Qxd5 5. Be2 Nc6 6. O-O O-O-O 7. Be3 Qf5
8. c4 e5 9. d5 e4 10. Nd4 Bxe2 11. Qxe2 Nxd4 12. Bxd4 Bd6 13. h3 Qf4 14. g3 Qf5
15. Kg2 h5 16. Nc3 a6 17. Rad1 Rde8 18. c5 Be5 19. c6 h4 20. cxb7+ Kxb7 21. g4
Qf4 22. Bxe5 Rxe5 23. Rd4 Nxg4 24. hxg4 h3+ 25. Kh1 f5 26. Ra4 Qh6 27. gxf5 1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.01
Round: 6.9
White: Voon, Richard
Black: Tan, Justin
Result: 0-1
ECO: C95
WhiteElo: 1735
BlackElo: 1978

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3
O-O 9. h3 Nb8 10. d4 Nbd7 11. Nbd2 Bb7 12. Bc2 Re8 13. Nf1 Bf8 14. Ng3 g6 15.
a4 c5 16. d5 c4 17. b3 cxb3 18. Bxb3 Nc5 19. Bc2 Rb8 20. axb5 axb5 21. Ba3 Qc7
22. Bb4 Ra8 23. Qe2 Qb6 24. Bd3 Nxd3 25. Qxd3 Nd7 26. Nd2 Ba6 27. Nb3 Rec8 28.
Na5 Nc5 29. Qf3 Bb7 30. Ra3 Na4 31. Nb3 Qc7 32. Rc1 Bh6 33. Rc2 Bf4 34. Ne2 Bg5
35. g3 Qd8 36. h4 Bh6 37. Qd3 Qb6 38. g4 f6 39. Kg2 Kh8 40. Nd2 Re8 41. Qg3 Qd8
42. Nf3 f5 43. g5 fxe4 44. Nd2 Bg7 45. Nxe4 Bxd5 46. f3 Bxe4 47. fxe4 Nc5 48.
Qe3 Rxa3 49. Bxa3 Qc8 50. Ng3 Qc6 51. Rd2 Nb7 52. Bb4 Rf8 53. Ne2 Qd7 54. Qg3
Qe6 55. Rd5 Qf7 56. Rd1 Nc5 57. Bxc5 dxc5 58. Qe3 b4 59. cxb4 cxb4 60. Rb1 Rb8
61. Rb3 Qe6 62. Kg3 Bf8 63. Nc1 Rc8 64. Na2 Bc5 65. Qd3 Qf7 66. Qf3 Qe7 67. Rb2
Rf8 68. Qb3 Qd6 69. Qd5 Qxd5 70. exd5 Rf4 71. Rd2 Bd6 72. Nc1 e4 73. Kh3 Rf3+
74. Kg2 Rg3+ 75. Kf2 e3+ 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.01
Round: 6.10
White: Wildes, John
Black: Simutanyi, Kozo
Result: 0-1
ECO: A85
WhiteElo: 1711
BlackElo: 1810

1. d4 e6 2. c4 f5 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 O-O 6. e3 d6 7. Be2 b6 8. O-O
Bb7 9. a3 Ne4 10. Nxe4 Bxe4 11. h3 Nd7 12. b4 Bf6 13. Qd2 Qe8 14. Rfd1 e5 15.
Bh2 Rd8 16. Ra2 Qg6 17. a4 f4 18. exf4 exd4 19. g4 c5 20. a5 Qh6 21. Kg2 g5 22.
Re1 cxb4 23. Qxb4 gxf4 24. Bd1 Bb7 25. axb6 Ne5 26. Ra3 d3 27. Rxe5 dxe5 28.
Rxa7 Bxf3+ 29. Bxf3 d2 30. Qb3 e4 31. c5+ Kh8 32. Bd1 f3+ 0-1

gbekker
01-11-2010, 04:02 PM
2010 Melbourne Cup - Round 7 Pairings

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Cheng, Bobby 2227 [5] : Morris, James 2203 [5]
2 Dragicevic, Domagoj 2114 [5] : Rujevic, Mirko 2225 [5]
3 Solomon, Stephen J 2335 [4.5] : Stojic, Svetozar 1882 [4.5]
4 Lester, George E 1846 [4.5] : Teichmann, Erik 2329 [4.5]
5 Tan, Justin 1978 [4] : Yin, Wenlin 1506 [4]
6 Yu, Sally 1676 [4] : Guo, Emma 1877 [4]
7 Simutanyi, Kozo 1810 [4] : Feng, Thomas 1711 [3.5]
8 Ly, Thai 1825 [3.5] : Shanks, Jack 1591 [3.5]
9 Narenthran, Tharmaratnam 1729 [3.5] : Bishop, Joshua 1571 [3.5]
10 Bennett, Matthew 1563 [3.5] : Dale, Ari 1606 [3.5]
11 Saint, Andrew 1804 [3] : Fan, Enoch 1325 [3.5]
12 Gibson, Kyle 1517 [3] : Voon, Richard 1735 [3]
13 McCart, Roger 1476 [3] : Wildes, John 1711 [3]
14 Tuglaci, Serif 1512 [3] : Narenthran, Savithri 1167 [3]
15 Zelesco, Karl 1545 [3] : Schroder, Nicolaas 447 [3]
16 Davis, Tony J 1735 [2.5] : Renzies, Elliott 1317 [2.5]
17 Nowak, Ruben 956 [2.5] : McCook, Jake 1701 [2.5]
18 Beckman, John 1492 [2.5] : Chew Lee, Max 1302 [2.5]
19 Naude, Herman 1342 [2.5] : Zamani, Mohammadreza [2.5]
20 Xue, Ollie 1330 [2.5] : Kenmure, Jamie 1273 [2.5]
21 Canafe, Al Matthew [2.5] : Brown, Kevin M 1557 [2]
22 Oswald, Franz 1378 [2] : Kolak, Tanya [2]
23 Dilnutt, Charlotte 740 [2] : Simon, Endre 1333 [2]
24 Hughes, Jack 982 [1.5] : Qin, Tomson [2]
25 Dale, Finley 929 [1] : Cooke, Scott 1182 [1]
26 Warren, Elizabeth 846 [.5] : Flood, Amy 336 [.5]
27 Gorka, Carl 2084 [4] .5:0 BYE
28 Kolak, Chris 2013 [4] .5:0 BYE
29 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1912 [4] .5:0 BYE
30 Khaled, Omar 1900 [3.5] .5:0 BYE
31 Flitney, Adrian 1850 [3] .5:0 BYE
32 Hose, Shaun 1748 [2.5] .5:0 BYE
33 Rayson-Hill, Tristan 919 [1.5] .5:0 BYE
34 Gu, Stephanie 706 [2] .5:0 BYE
35 Lekkas, Frank 1664 [3] .5:0 BYE

MichaelBaron
01-11-2010, 04:39 PM
Well done to Domagoi!:clap:

gbekker
01-11-2010, 07:02 PM
2010 Melbourne Cup - Round 7 Results

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Cheng, Bobby 2227 [5] 1:0 Morris, James 2203 [5]
2 Dragicevic, Domagoj 2114 [5] 0:1 Rujevic, Mirko 2225 [5]
3 Solomon, Stephen J 2335 [4.5] 1:0 Stojic, Svetozar 1882 [4.5]
4 Lester, George E 1846 [4.5] .5:.5 Teichmann, Erik 2329 [4.5]
5 Tan, Justin 1978 [4] 1:0 Yin, Wenlin 1506 [4]
6 Yu, Sally 1676 [4] .5:.5 Guo, Emma 1877 [4]
7 Simutanyi, Kozo 1810 [4] 0:1 Feng, Thomas 1711 [3.5]
8 Ly, Thai 1825 [3.5] .5:.5 Shanks, Jack 1591 [3.5]
9 Narenthran, Tharmaratnam 1729 [3.5] 0:1 Bishop, Joshua 1571 [3.5]
10 Bennett, Matthew 1563 [3.5] 0:1 Dale, Ari 1606 [3.5]
11 Saint, Andrew 1804 [3] 1:0 Fan, Enoch 1325 [3.5]
12 Gibson, Kyle 1517 [3] 0:1 Voon, Richard 1735 [3]
13 McCart, Roger 1476 [3] .5:.5 Wildes, John 1711 [3]
14 Tuglaci, Serif 1512 [3] 1:0 Narenthran, Savithri 1167 [3]
15 Zelesco, Karl 1545 [3] 1:0 Schroder, Nicolaas 447 [3]
16 Davis, Tony J 1735 [2.5] 1:0 Renzies, Elliott 1317 [2.5]
17 Nowak, Ruben 956 [2.5] 0:1 McCook, Jake 1701 [2.5]
18 Beckman, John 1492 [2.5] 0:1 Chew Lee, Max 1302 [2.5]
19 Naude, Herman 1342 [2.5] 1:0 Zamani, Mohammadreza [2.5]
20 Xue, Ollie 1330 [2.5] 1:0 Kenmure, Jamie 1273 [2.5]
21 Canafe, Al Matthew [2.5] 0:1 Brown, Kevin M 1557 [2]
22 Oswald, Franz 1378 [2] 1:0 Kolak, Tanya [2]
23 Dilnutt, Charlotte 740 [2] 0:1 Simon, Endre 1333 [2]
24 Hughes, Jack 982 [1.5] 1:0 Qin, Tomson [2]
25 Dale, Finley 929 [1] 0:1 Cooke, Scott 1182 [1]
26 Warren, Elizabeth 846 [.5] 1:0 Flood, Amy 336 [.5]
27 Gorka, Carl 2084 [4] .5:0 BYE
28 Kolak, Chris 2013 [4] .5:0 BYE
29 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1912 [4] .5:0 BYE
30 Khaled, Omar 1900 [3.5] .5:0 BYE
31 Flitney, Adrian 1850 [3] .5:0 BYE
32 Hose, Shaun 1748 [2.5] .5:0 BYE
33 Rayson-Hill, Tristan 919 [1.5] .5:0 BYE
34 Gu, Stephanie 706 [2] .5:0 BYE
35 Lekkas, Frank 1664 [3] .5:0 BYE

Oepty
01-11-2010, 07:22 PM
Well done Garret!!

gbekker
01-11-2010, 07:26 PM
Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.01
Round: 7.1
White: Cheng, Bobby
Black: Morris, James
Result: 1-0
ECO: A57
WhiteElo: 2227
BlackElo: 2203

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. Nf3 g6 5. cxb5 a6 6. b6 d6 7. Nc3 Bg7 8. e4 Qxb6
9. a4 a5 10. Bb5+ Nfd7 11. O-O O-O 12. Nd2 Ba6 13. Nc4 Qc7 14. Be3 Ne5 15. Na3
c4 16. Bd4 Nbd7 17. Bxa6 Rxa6 18. Ncb5 Qb7 19. f4 Nd3 20. Bxg7 Kxg7 21. Nxc4
Nb4 22. Qd4+ f6 23. Nxa5 Rxa5 24. Qxb4 Qb6+ 25. Kh1 Nc5 26. b3 Rb8 27. Qc4 Rxb5
28. axb5 Qxb5 29. Rab1 Qxc4 30. bxc4 Rxb1 31. Rxb1 Nxe4 32. g3 f5 33. Kg2 Kf6
34. Rb7 h6 35. Rc7 Nc5 36. Kf3 Ne4 37. Ke3 Nc5 38. Kd4 g5 39. Rxc5 1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.01
Round: 7.2
White: Dragicevic, Domagoj
Black: Rujevic, Mirko
Result: 0-1
ECO: A27
WhiteElo: 2114
BlackElo: 2225

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nf3 d6 4. g3 g6 5. Bg2 Bg7 6. O-O Nge7 7. Rb1 a5 8. a3
Bg4 9. h3 Be6 10. d3 O-O 11. b4 axb4 12. axb4 h6 13. b5 Nb8 14. Nd2 d5 15. cxd5
Nxd5 16. Bb2 Nxc3 17. Bxc3 Qc8 18. Kh2 Nd7 19. Rc1 Nb6 20. Ne4 Bd5 21. Bb4 Rd8
22. Qc2 f5 23. Nc5 Bxg2 24. Kxg2 Nd5 25. Bd2 b6 26. Nb3 Qe6 27. Qc4 f4 28. Rc2
Ra3 29. Rb1 Kh8 30. Bc1 Ra7 31. Qe4 fxg3 32. fxg3 Qf7 33. Nd2 Nf6 34. Qf3 Qd5
35. Qxd5 Rxd5 36. Kf3 Ne8 37. Nc4 Ra8 38. Be3 Rad8 39. Ra2 Kh7 40. Ra7 R8d7 41.
Rb3 h5 42. Kg2 Nf6 43. Bg5 Ne8 44. Ra8 Nd6 45. Nxd6 R5xd6 46. Rc8 Rd5 47. Kf3
e4+ 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.01
Round: 7.3
White: Solomon, Stephen
Black: Stojic, Svetozar
Result: 1-0
ECO: E65
WhiteElo: 2335
BlackElo: 1882

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 d6 6. Nf3 c5 7. O-O Nc6 8. dxc5
dxc5 9. Be3 Nd7 10. Qd2 Nce5 11. Nxe5 Nxe5 12. Qxd8 Rxd8 13. Bxc5 Nxc4 14. Nd5
e6 15. Nc7 b6 16. Rad1 Rd7 17. Nxa8 bxc5 18. Rxd7 Bxd7 19. Rc1 Nb6 20. Rxc5
Bxb2 21. Rc7 Bb5 22. Rxa7 Na4 23. Rb7 Nc3 24. a4 1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.01
Round: 7.4
White: Lester, George
Black: Teichmann, Erik
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: A91
WhiteElo: 1846
BlackElo: 2329

1. d4 f5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 e6 4. c4 d5 5. Nh3 c6 6. O-O Be7 7. Nd2 O-O 8. Nf3
Nbd7 9. Nf4 Nb8 10. Ng5 Re8 11. Ngxe6 Bxe6 12. Nxe6 Qd7 13. cxd5 cxd5 14. Nf4
Nc6 15. e3 Rad8 16. Bd2 Bf8 17. Qa4 Qf7 18. Qb5 Ne4 19. Rfd1 Rd6 20. Rac1 g5
21. Nd3 Bg7 22. Bc3 h5 23. Ne5 Nxe5 24. dxe5 Bxe5 25. Bxe5 Rxe5 26. Rc8+ Kg7
27. Rdc1 Re7 28. Qa4 a6 29. Qd4+ Nf6 30. h4 gxh4 31. Qxh4 Rdd7 32. Bh3 Qg6 33.
Qf4 Ng4 34. R1c7 Rxc7 35. Rxc7 Rxc7 36. Qxc7+ Qf7 37. Qxf7+ Kxf7 38. Kf1 Ke6
39. Ke2 b6 40. f3 Nf6 41. Kd3 Nd7 42. Kd4 Ne5 43. Bg2 Nc6+ 44. Kc3 Ne5 45. Kd4
Nc6+ 46. Kc3 Ne5 1/2-1/2

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.01
Round: 7.5
White: Tan, Justin
Black: Yin, Wenlin
Result: 1-0
ECO: B35
WhiteElo: 1978
BlackElo: 1506

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 g6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Bc4 O-O 8.
Bb3 a5 9. f3 d5 10. exd5 Nb4 11. Nde2 a4 12. Nxa4 Nfxd5 13. Bd4 Bxd4 14. Qxd4
Bf5 15. Rc1 e5 16. Qd2 Qc7 17. a3 Rfd8 18. axb4 Nf4 19. Qc3 1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.01
Round: 7.6
White: Yu, Sally
Black: Guo, Emma
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: C68
WhiteElo: 1676
BlackElo: 1877

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Bg4 6. h3 h5 7. d3 Qf6 8. Be3
Bxf3 9. Qxf3 Qxf3 10. gxf3 Bd6 11. Nc3 Ne7 12. Ne2 Ng6 13. Rad1 c5 14. c3 O-O-O
15. Kh1 Rd7 16. Rg1 Rhd8 17. Bg5 Rh8 18. Be3 Rhd8 19. Bg5 Rh8 20. Be3 1/2-1/2

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.01
Round: 7.7
White: Simutanyi, Kozo
Black: Feng, Thomas
Result: 0-1
ECO: C02
WhiteElo: 1810
BlackElo: 1711

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. c3 Ne7 5. Nf3 Nec6 6. Be2 Qc7 7. O-O Nd7 8. a3 f6
9. exf6 Nxf6 10. b4 cxd4 11. cxd4 Bd6 12. Bb2 O-O 13. Nc3 a6 14. Rc1 Qe7 15.
Re1 Bf4 16. Rc2 Ne4 17. Bd3 Nxc3 18. Bxc3 Bd7 19. Ne5 Nxe5 20. dxe5 Ba4 21. Bd4
Bxc2 22. Bxc2 Rac8 23. Bc5 Rxc5 24. bxc5 Bxh2+ 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.01
Round: 7.8
White: Ly, Thai
Black: Shanks, Jack
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: A83
WhiteElo: 1825
BlackElo: 1591

1. d4 f5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Bg5 e6 4. e4 fxe4 5. Nxe4 Be7 6. Bxf6 Bxf6 7. Nf3 O-O 8.
Bd3 d5 9. Nxf6+ Qxf6 10. O-O c5 11. c3 cxd4 12. cxd4 Bd7 13. Bc2 Be8 14. Qd3
Bg6 15. Qb3 Bxc2 16. Qxc2 Nc6 17. Rad1 Rad8 18. Qb3 Rd7 19. Qa4 Re7 20. b4 e5
21. dxe5 Nxe5 22. Nxe5 Qxe5 23. Qxa7 Rf6 24. Qd4 Qxd4 25. Rxd4 Re2 26. a4 Ra2
27. Rxd5 Rxa4 28. Rd8+ Rf8 29. Rxf8+ Kxf8 30. Rb1 Ke7 31. Kf1 Kd6 32. Ke2 Ke5
33. Kd3 Ra2 34. Re1+ Kd5 35. Re7 g6 36. Rxb7 Rxf2 37. Rxh7 Rxg2 38. Kc3 Kc6 39.
Kc4 Rg4+ 40. Kb3 Rg2 41. Rh8 Kb6 42. h3 g5 43. Kc4 g4 44. Rh6+ Kc7 45. hxg4
Rxg4+ 46. Kb5 Kb7 47. Rh7+ Kb8 48. Ka5 Rg5+ 49. b5 Rg8 50. Ka6 Rg6+ 51. b6 Rg8
52. Rb7+ Ka8 53. Re7 Kb8 54. Re1 Rf8 1/2-1/2

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.01
Round: 7.9
White: Narenthran, Tharmaratnam
Black: Bishop, Joshua
Result: 0-1
ECO: B73
WhiteElo: 179
BlackElo: 1571

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be2 Bg7 7. O-O O-O 8.
Be3 Nc6 9. Qd2 Bd7 10. Rad1 a6 11. f3 Rc8 12. Nb3 Ne5 13. Rfe1 Be6 14. Nd5 Bxd5
15. exd5 Qc7 16. c3 Rfe8 17. Rc1 Nc4 18. Bxc4 Qxc4 19. Red1 b5 20. Na5 Qc7 21.
c4 Qd7 22. b3 bxc4 23. Nxc4 Qb7 24. Na5 Qb5 25. Nc6 Qb7 26. b4 Nd7 27. Bd4 Nb8
28. Bxg7 Kxg7 29. Qc3+ Kg8 30. a4 Rc7 31. Re1 Nxc6 32. dxc6 Qb6+ 33. Kf1 Rec8
34. Qb3 e6 35. b5 axb5 36. Qxb5 Rb8 37. Rb1 Rxc6 38. Qxb6 Rcxb6 39. Rxb6 Rxb6
40. a5 Ra6 41. Ra1 Kf8 42. Ke2 Ke7 43. Kd3 d5 44. Kd4 Kd6 45. f4 f6 46. Kd3 Kc5
47. g4 Kb5 48. h4 Rxa5 49. Re1 Ra3+ 50. Kd4 Ra4+ 51. Ke3 Re4+ 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.01
Round: 7.10
White: Bennett, Matthew
Black: Dale, Ari
Result: 0-1
ECO: D80
WhiteElo: 1563
BlackElo: 1606

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bg5 Ne4 5. Bh4 Nxc3 6. bxc3 c6 7. e3 Bg7 8. Nf3
Qc7 9. Bg3 Qa5 10. Qc2 Nd7 11. Be2 O-O 12. cxd5 cxd5 13. O-O Nf6 14. Bd3 Bd7
15. Rfc1 Rac8 16. Ne5 Bb5 17. Bxb5 Qxb5 18. Rab1 Qa6 19. Qb3 Ne4 20. Rb2 b6 21.
Nf3 Qc4 22. Rbc2 b5 23. Ne1 Rc6 24. f3 Nf6 25. Qxc4 Rxc4 26. Nd3 Nd7 27. Rb2
Bh6 28. Bf2 Rb8 29. g4 Rb6 30. h4 e6 31. Rb4 Rc8 32. a4 bxa4 33. Rxa4 Rb7 34.
g5 Bf8 35. Bg3 Nb6 36. Ra2 Nc4 37. Kf2 a5 38. Ne5 Rb2+ 39. Rxb2 Nxb2 40. Rb1
Ba3 41. Ke2 Rxc3 42. Be1 Rc2+ 43. Kf1 Bb4 44. Bxb4 axb4 45. Ra1 Rc8 46. Ra7 Nc4
47. Nxf7 b3 48. Nh6+ Kf8 49. Ng4 b2 50. Rb7 b1=Q+ 51. Rxb1 Nd2+ 0-1

Desmond
01-11-2010, 07:30 PM
Well done Garret!!
yeah :clap:

gbekker
01-11-2010, 07:32 PM
2010 Melbourne Cup - Round 8 Pairings

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Rujevic, Mirko 2225 [6] : Cheng, Bobby 2227 [6]
2 Tan, Justin 1978 [5] : Solomon, Stephen J 2335 [5.5]
3 Teichmann, Erik 2329 [5] : Dragicevic, Domagoj 2114 [5]
4 Morris, James 2203 [5] : Lester, George E 1846 [5]
5 Guo, Emma 1877 [4.5] : Gorka, Carl 2084 [4.5]
6 Feng, Thomas 1711 [4.5] : Kolak, Chris 2013 [4.5]
7 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1912 [4.5] : Yu, Sally 1676 [4.5]
8 Dale, Ari 1606 [4.5] : Stojic, Svetozar 1882 [4.5]
9 Bishop, Joshua 1571 [4.5] : Ly, Thai 1825 [4]
10 Khaled, Omar 1900 [4] : Zelesco, Karl 1545 [4]
11 Voon, Richard 1735 [4] : Simutanyi, Kozo 1810 [4]
12 Shanks, Jack 1591 [4] : Saint, Andrew 1804 [4]
13 Yin, Wenlin 1506 [4] : Davis, Tony J 1735 [3.5]
14 Flitney, Adrian 1850 [3.5] : Bennett, Matthew 1563 [3.5]
15 Fan, Enoch 1325 [3.5] : Narenthran, Tharmaratnam 1729 [3.5]
16 Chew Lee, Max 1302 [3.5] : Wildes, John 1711 [3.5]
17 McCook, Jake 1701 [3.5] : Naude, Herman 1342 [3.5]
18 Lekkas, Frank 1664 [3.5] : McCart, Roger 1476 [3.5]
19 Hose, Shaun 1748 [3] : Xue, Ollie 1330 [3.5]
20 Simon, Endre 1333 [3] : Gibson, Kyle 1517 [3]
21 Narenthran, Savithri 1167 [3] : Oswald, Franz 1378 [3]
22 Schroder, Nicolaas 447 [3] : Brown, Kevin M 1557 [2.5]
23 Gu, Stephanie 706 [2.5] : Beckman, John 1492 [2.5]
24 Renzies, Elliott 1317 [2.5] : Nowak, Ruben 956 [2.5]
25 Kenmure, Jamie 1273 [2.5] : Canafe, Al Matthew [2.5]
26 Zamani, Mohammadreza [2.5] : Hughes, Jack 982 [2.5]
27 Rayson-Hill, Tristan 919 [2] : Dilnutt, Charlotte 740 [2]
28 Cooke, Scott 1182 [2] : Warren, Elizabeth 846 [1.5]
29 Flood, Amy 336 [.5] : Kolak, Tanya [2]
30 Dale, Finley 929 [1] 1:0 BYE

Garrett
01-11-2010, 07:56 PM
thanks Scott and Boris.

Erik played a bad opening obviously.

Erik thought during the game that 37.Qd6 gave White winning chances. I thought the minor piece ending might be slightly better for White and one that White couldn't lose so went into it.

Tough tourney. I've played the top two seeds and five up & coming youngsters.

Speaking of which... :)

Amir K.
01-11-2010, 09:02 PM
thanks Scott and Boris.

Erik played a bad opening obviously.

Erik thought during the game that 37.Qd6 gave White winning chances. I thought the minor piece ending might be slightly better for White and one that White couldn't lose so went into it.

Tough tourney. I've played the top two seeds and five up & coming youngsters.

Speaking of which... :)

Well done George:clap: .
Keep going...and do not fall in the euphoric celebrations of the Melbourne Cup tomorrow...concentrate on the final rounds.....BTW, I am jealous that I cannot join you in this tournament and the final Melbourne cup race live..
It must be lots of fun over there...

Tony Dowden
02-11-2010, 11:43 AM
yeah :clap:
yeah!! :clap: :clap:

ER
02-11-2010, 12:32 PM
yeah! :clap: :clap: :clap:
George is a champ!

MichaelBaron
02-11-2010, 02:21 PM
Any news? What are the round 8 results?

gbekker
02-11-2010, 02:36 PM
2010 Melbourne Cup - Round 8 Results

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Rujevic, Mirko 2225 [6] .5:.5 Cheng, Bobby 2227 [6]
2 Tan, Justin 1978 [5] 1:0 Solomon, Stephen J 2335 [5.5]
3 Teichmann, Erik 2329 [5] 1:0 Dragicevic, Domagoj 2114 [5]
4 Morris, James 2203 [5] 1:0 Lester, George E 1846 [5]
5 Guo, Emma 1877 [4.5] 1:0 Gorka, Carl 2084 [4.5]
6 Feng, Thomas 1711 [4.5] 0:1 Kolak, Chris 2013 [4.5]
7 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1912 [4.5] 0:1 Yu, Sally 1676 [4.5]
8 Dale, Ari 1606 [4.5] 0:1 Stojic, Svetozar 1882 [4.5]
9 Bishop, Joshua 1571 [4.5] 0:1 Ly, Thai 1825 [4]
10 Khaled, Omar 1900 [4] .5:.5 Zelesco, Karl 1545 [4]
11 Voon, Richard 1735 [4] 0:1 Simutanyi, Kozo 1810 [4]
12 Shanks, Jack 1591 [4] 0:1 Saint, Andrew 1804 [4]
13 Yin, Wenlin 1506 [4] 0:1 Davis, Tony J 1735 [3.5]
14 Flitney, Adrian 1850 [3.5] 1:0 Bennett, Matthew 1563 [3.5]
15 Fan, Enoch 1325 [3.5] 0:1 Narenthran, Tharmaratnam 1729 [3.5]
16 Chew Lee, Max 1302 [3.5] 0:1 Wildes, John 1711 [3.5]
17 McCook, Jake 1701 [3.5] 1:0 Xue, Ollie 1330 [3.5]
18 Lekkas, Frank 1664 [3.5] .5:.5 McCart, Roger 1476 [3.5]
19 Simon, Endre 1333 [3] 0:1 Gibson, Kyle 1517 [3]
20 Narenthran, Savithri 1167 [3] .5:.5 Oswald, Franz 1378 [3]
21 Schroder, Nicolaas 447 [3] 0:1 Brown, Kevin M 1557 [3]
22 Gu, Stephanie 706 [2.5] 0:1 Beckman, John 1492 [2.5]
23 Renzies, Elliott 1317 [2.5] 0:1 Nowak, Ruben 956 [2.5]
24 Kenmure, Jamie 1273 [2.5] .5:.5 Canafe, Al Matthew [2.5]
25 Zamani, Mohammadreza [2.5] 0:1 Hughes, Jack 982 [2.5]
26 Rayson-Hill, Tristan 919 [2] 1:0 Dilnutt, Charlotte 740 [2]
27 Cooke, Scott 1182 [2] 1:0 Warren, Elizabeth 846 [1.5]
28 Flood, Amy 336 [.5] 0:1 Kolak, Tanya [2]
29 Dale, Finley 929 [1] 1:0 BYE


NB: Shaun Hose and Herman Naude had to withdraw from the tournament.

MichaelBaron
02-11-2010, 02:39 PM
Wow, Great Result by Justin:clap:
Good luck to him, Bobby and James in the last round!

gbekker
02-11-2010, 02:41 PM
2010 Melbourne Cup - Round 9 Pairings

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Cheng, Bobby 2227 [6.5] : Teichmann, Erik 2329 [6]
2 Morris, James 2203 [6] : Rujevic, Mirko 2225 [6.5]
3 Kolak, Chris 2013 [5.5] : Tan, Justin 1978 [6]
4 Yu, Sally 1676 [5.5] : Solomon, Stephen J 2335 [5.5]
5 Stojic, Svetozar 1882 [5.5] : Guo, Emma 1877 [5.5]
6 Ly, Thai 1825 [5] : Dragicevic, Domagoj 2114 [5]
7 Lester, George E 1846 [5] : Simutanyi, Kozo 1810 [5]
8 Saint, Andrew 1804 [5] : Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1912 [4.5]
9 Gorka, Carl 2084 [4.5] : Feng, Thomas 1711 [4.5]
10 Narenthran, Tharmaratnam 1729 [4.5] : Khaled, Omar 1900 [4.5]
11 Wildes, John 1711 [4.5] : Flitney, Adrian 1850 [4.5]
12 Davis, Tony J 1735 [4.5] : McCook, Jake 1701 [4.5]
13 Zelesco, Karl 1545 [4.5] : Dale, Ari 1606 [4.5]
14 Voon, Richard 1735 [4] : Bishop, Joshua 1571 [4.5]
15 Gibson, Kyle 1517 [4] : Lekkas, Frank 1664 [4]
16 Shanks, Jack 1591 [4] : Yin, Wenlin 1506 [4]
17 Brown, Kevin M 1557 [4] : McCart, Roger 1476 [4]
18 Bennett, Matthew 1563 [3.5] : Fan, Enoch 1325 [3.5]
19 Beckman, John 1492 [3.5] : Narenthran, Savithri 1167 [3.5]
20 Oswald, Franz 1378 [3.5] : Chew Lee, Max 1302 [3.5]
21 Xue, Ollie 1330 [3.5] : Hughes, Jack 982 [3.5]
22 Nowak, Ruben 956 [3.5] : Kenmure, Jamie 1273 [3]
23 Simon, Endre 1333 [3] : Schroder, Nicolaas 447 [3]
24 Canafe, Al Matthew [3] : Cooke, Scott 1182 [3]
25 Kolak, Tanya [3] : Rayson-Hill, Tristan 919 [3]
26 Gu, Stephanie 706 [2.5] : Zamani, Mohammadreza [2.5]
27 Flood, Amy 336 [.5] : Renzies, Elliott 1317 [2.5]
28 Warren, Elizabeth 846 [1.5] : Dale, Finley 929 [2]
29 Dilnutt, Charlotte 740 [2] 1:0 BYE

gbekker
02-11-2010, 02:56 PM
Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.02
Round: 8.1
White: Rujevic, Mirko
Black: Cheng, Bobby
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: C18
WhiteElo: 2225
BlackElo: 2227

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. bxc3 Qa5 7. Bd2 Qa4 8. Qb1
c4 9. Be2 Nc6 10. Nh3 f6 11. f4 f5 12. Ng5 Nh6 13. Bh5+ g6 14. Bf3 Nf7 15. Nxf7
Kxf7 16. g4 Ne7 17. h3 b6 18. Be3 Bd7 19. Kd2 Qc6 20. Qe1 Raf8 21. Bf2 Ke8 22.
Qe3 Rf7 23. Bh4 Ng8 24. Rhf1 Bc8 25. a4 Kd7 26. Ke2 Kc7 27. Qc1 Bd7 28. a5 b5
29. Qa3 a6 30. Ke3 Bc8 31. Rg1 Bd7 32. Raf1 Bc8 33. Bg5 Bd7 34. Rh1 Bc8 35. Bf6
Nxf6 36. exf6 Qd6 37. Qxd6+ Kxd6 38. g5 h5 1/2-1/2

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.02
Round: 8.2
White: Tan, Justin
Black: Solomon, Stephen
Result: 1-0
ECO: C99
WhiteElo: 1978
BlackElo: 2335

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3
O-O 9. h3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d4 Qc7 12. Nbd2 cxd4 13. cxd4 Nc6 14. Nb3 a5 15.
Be3 a4 16. Nbd2 Bd7 17. Rc1 Rac8 18. Bd3 Qb7 19. Qe2 Rfe8 20. Bxb5 exd4 21.
Bxc6 Bxc6 22. Bxd4 d5 23. e5 Ne4 24. Nxe4 dxe4 25. Nd2 Bg5 26. Rcd1 e3 27. fxe3
Bh4 28. Rf1 Bb5 29. Qg4 Bxf1 30. Rxf1 Bd8 31. Ne4 h5 32. Qxh5 Rc2 33. Qg4 Re7
34. e6 fxe6 35. Nf6+ Kf8 36. Nd5+ Kg8 37. Nf6+ Kf8 38. Nh7+ Ke8 39. Qg6+ Rf7
40. Qxc2 Rxf1+ 41. Kxf1 Qb5+ 42. Kg1 Kf7 43. Qf2+ Qf5 44. Bc5 Bh4 45. Qxf5+
exf5 46. Nf8 g5 47. Nd7 Ke6 48. Nb6 Ke5 49. Nxa4 Ke4 50. b4 Bg3 51. b5 Kd5 52.
b6 Bb8 53. Bd4 f4 54. Kf2 g4 55. hxg4 fxe3+ 56. Bxe3 1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.02
Round: 8.3
White: Teichmann, Erik
Black: Dragicevic, Domagoj
Result: 1-0
ECO: D00
WhiteElo: 2329
BlackElo: 2114

1. d4 d5 2. Bg5 c5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 Nc6 5. Bxf6 gxf6 6. dxc5 e6 7. Qh5 Bxc5 8.
O-O-O Bd7 9. e4 Qa5 10. exd5 Ne5 11. Nf3 Ng6 12. Nd4 Ba3 13. Ncb5 Bxb5 14.
Bxb5+ Ke7 15. Nb3 Qc3 16. bxa3 Rac8 17. Rd2 a6 18. d6+ Kf8 19. d7 Rd8 20. Be2
Ne5 21. Rhd1 a5 22. a4 1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.02
Round: 8.4
White: Morris, James
Black: Lester, George
Result: 1-0
ECO: B23
WhiteElo: 2203
BlackElo: 1846

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. f4 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bb5 Nd4 6. Nxd4 cxd4 7. Ne2 e6 8.
O-O Ne7 9. Kh1 a6 10. Ba4 b5 11. Bb3 Bb7 12. d3 f5 13. e5 Qb6 14. Qe1 g5 15.
fxg5 Bxe5 16. Nf4 Bc7 17. a4 O-O-O 18. axb5 axb5 19. c4 Ng6 20. cxb5 Qxb5 21.
Ba4 Qb6 22. Bd2 Kb8 23. Bd1 Rdg8 24. Ra4 Bxf4 25. Rxf4 Qc6 26. Qg3 e5 27. Rxf5
Rf8 28. Rf3 Rxf3 29. gxf3 Rf8 30. Rc4 Qb5 31. Bb4 Rf7 32. Bd6+ Ka7 33. Qe1 Ba6
34. b4 Qd5 35. Bc5+ Kb8 36. b5 Rxf3 37. Bd6+ Ka8 38. Rc8+ Ka7 39. b6+ Kxb6 40.
Qb4+ Bb5 41. Rb8+ Kc6 42. Qxb5+ Qxb5 43. Bxf3+ 1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.02
Round: 8.5
White: Guo, Emma
Black: Gorka, Carl
Result: 1-0
ECO: B23
WhiteElo: 1877
BlackElo: 2084

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 e6 3. f4 d5 4. d3 dxe4 5. Nxe4 Nc6 6. Nf3 Nf6 7. Nxf6+ Qxf6 8.
g3 Be7 9. Bg2 h5 10. Rb1 Qg6 11. Ne5 Nxe5 12. fxe5 h4 13. Be4 Qh5 14. Qf3 hxg3
15. hxg3 Qxh1+ 16. Qxh1 Rxh1+ 17. Bxh1 Rb8 18. b3 f5 19. exf6 gxf6 20. Kf2 b5
21. Be3 Kf7 22. b4 e5 23. bxc5 Be6 24. a3 a5 25. c3 a4 26. c4 b4 27. Rxb4 Rxb4
28. axb4 f5 29. Bc1 e4 30. dxe4 fxe4 31. Bxe4 Bxc4 32. Ba3 Bb5 33. Ke3 Ke6 34.
Bd3 Bg5+ 35. Ke4 Bc6+ 36. Kd4 Bf6+ 37. Kc4 Bf3 38. b5 Be5 39. b6 Bxg3 40. Kb5
Bg4 41. Ka6 Kd7 42. Ka7 Kc6 43. b7 Be6 44. b8=Q Bxb8+ 45. Kxb8 Bg4 46. Bc4 Bf5
47. Ka7 Bc8 48. Bb4 Bf5 49. Ka6 Bc2 50. Ka5 Bb3 51. Bb5+ Kb7 52. Bxa4 Bd5 53.
Bd2 Bf3 54. Bf4 Ka7 55. Kb4 Kb7 56. Kc4 Bg2 57. Kd4 Kc8 58. Ke5 Kd8 59. Kd6 Bc6
1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.02
Round: 8.6
White: Feng, Thomas
Black: Kolak, Chris
Result: 0-1
ECO: E93
WhiteElo: 1711
BlackElo: 2013

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 d6 3. c4 g6 4. Nc3 Bg7 5. e4 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. d5 Nbd7 8. Qc2
Nh5 9. O-O Nf4 10. Ne1 f5 11. Bf3 Nf6 12. Nd3 Nxd3 13. Qxd3 f4 14. g3 g5 15.
Bg2 h5 16. Bd2 Nh7 17. f3 a6 18. b4 Qf6 19. Rac1 Bh6 20. Ne2 Qg6 21. c5 Bd7 22.
c6 bxc6 23. dxc6 Be6 24. Nc3 Nf6 25. a3 Kh8 26. b5 axb5 27. Nxb5 Qg7 28. Bb4
Rfd8 29. Qc3 g4 30. Rc2 gxf3 31. Qxf3 Ng4 32. Bd2 Rab8 33. a4 Ra8 34. a5 Rab8
35. Qd3 Nxh2 36. Kxh2 Qxg3+ 37. Qxg3 fxg3+ 38. Kxg3 Bxd2 39. Nxc7 Bf4+ 40. Kf2
Bg4 41. a6 Rb3 42. Ra1 Be3+ 43. Ke1 Rdb8 44. Rac1 Rb1 45. a7 Bxa7 46. Rxb1
Rxb1+ 47. Kd2 Bc5 48. Nd5 Bd4 49. Kd3 Rb3+ 50. Kc4 Rb8 51. c7 Rb7 52. Ra2 Kg7
53. Bf3 Be6 54. Bxh5 Rxc7+ 55. Kd3 Bxd5 56. exd5 Rc5 57. Ke4 Rc3 58. Rg2+ Kf6
59. Rg6+ Ke7 60. Re6+ Kd7 61. Kf5 Bc5 62. Be8+ Kc7 63. Bc6 Kb6 64. Re7 Ka5 65.
Rb7 Rc1 66. Rb5+ Ka6 67. Rb7 Re1 68. Re7 Ka5 69. Rb7 e4 70. Rb5+ Ka6 71. Rb2 e3
72. Ke4 Rh1 73. Kd3 Rh4 74. Bb5+ Kb6 75. Bc6+ Kc7 76. Rb7+ Kc8 77. Rb2 Rd4+ 78.
Ke2 Rh4 79. Kd3 Kd8 80. Rb8+ Ke7 81. Re8+ Kf6 82. Ke2 Rh2+ 83. Kf3 Rf2+ 84. Kg3
Rb2 85. Kf3 Kg5 86. Rg8+ Kf5 87. Re8 Bd4 88. Bd7+ Kg5 89. Rg8+ Kf6 90. Rg1 Rf2+
91. Kg3 Be5+ 92. Kg4 e2 93. Kh3 Rf1 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.02
Round: 8.7
White: Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija
Black: Yu, Sally
Result: 0-1
ECO: C55
WhiteElo: 1912
BlackElo: 1676

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4 Nf6 5. Ng5 d5 6. exd5 Na5 7. Bb5+ c6 8.
dxc6 bxc6 9. Be2 Be7 10. Nf3 c5 11. c3 dxc3 12. Qxd8+ Bxd8 13. Nxc3 O-O 14. Be3
Be7 15. Na4 Nb7 16. Ne5 Nd5 17. Bd2 Bf6 18. Ng4 Bxg4 19. Bxg4 Rfe8+ 20. Kf1 Re4
21. Bd1 Rae8 22. g3 Rd8 23. Bc2 Rd4 24. Be1 Nb4 25. Bxb4 Rxb4 26. Re1 Bxb2 27.
Re2 Bf6 28. Kg2 g6 29. Rc1 Rdd4 30. Nc3 Rb2 31. Bb3 Rxe2 32. Nxe2 Rd2 33. Kf1
Bd8 34. Nc3 Bb6 35. Ne4 Rd4 36. Ng5 Nd6 37. Nf3 Re4 38. Bd5 Re7 39. a4 Rc7 40.
Ng5 Kg7 41. Ra1 Ba5 42. Rc1 Bb4 43. Rd1 h6 44. Nf3 Nc8 45. Ne5 Nb6 46. Bb3 c4
47. Bc2 c3 48. f4 a5 49. Rd4 f6 50. Nd3 Nc4 51. Kf2 Na3 52. Nxb4 axb4 53. Bb3
c2 54. Bxc2 Rxc2+ 55. Kf3 b3 56. Rb4 b2 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.02
Round: 8.8
White: Dale, Ari
Black: Stojic, Svetozar
Result: 0-1
ECO: E91
WhiteElo: 1606
BlackElo: 1882

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6.
Be2 Na6 7. O-O c5 8. d5 Nc7 9. Ne1 e6 10. f4 exd5 11. cxd5 Re8 12. Bd3 c4 13.
Bc2 b5 14. a3 a5 15. e5 dxe5 16. d6 Ne6 17. fxe5 Nd7 18. Nf3 Bb7 19. Kh1 Nxe5
20. Be4 Bxe4 21. Nxe4 Nd3 22. Rb1 f5 23. Nf2 Qxd6 24. Nxd3 Qxd3 25. Qxd3 cxd3
26. Rd1 Nc5 27. b4 Ne4 28. Kg1 Nc3 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.02
Round: 8.9
White: Bishop, Joshua
Black: Ly, Thai
Result: 0-1
ECO: C47
WhiteElo: 1571
BlackElo: 1825

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. d4 exd4 5. Nxd4 Bb4 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. Bd2 O-O
8. Bd3 d5 9. exd5 cxd5 10. O-O Rb8 11. a3 Be7 12. b3 Re8 13. Bf4 Bd6 14. Bxd6
Qxd6 15. Be2 Qe5 16. Bb5 Rf8 17. Qf3 d4 18. Rfe1 Qc5 19. b4 Qxc3 20. Qxc3 dxc3
21. Bc4 Bf5 22. Re7 Bxc2 23. Rc1 Ba4 24. Rxc3 a5 25. Rxc7 axb4 26. axb4 Rxb4
27. h3 Rb1+ 28. Kh2 Rb2 29. Re3 Rxf2 30. Ree7 Be8 31. Kg3 Rd2 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.02
Round: 8.10
White: Khaled, Omar
Black: Zelesco, Karl
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: A22
WhiteElo: 1900
BlackElo: 1545

1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. d3 Bb4 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. g3 e4 6. dxe4 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 Nxe4 8.
Qc2 Nf6 9. Ba3 d6 10. Bg2 O-O 11. O-O Re8 12. Rfe1 Be6 13. Nd2 Qd7 14. Rab1 Bh3
15. Ne4 Bxg2 16. Nxf6+ gxf6 17. Kxg2 b6 18. Rb5 Re5 19. f4 Rxb5 20. cxb5 Ne7
21. c4 Qg4 22. Bb2 Nf5 23. Qe4 d5 24. cxd5 Nd6 25. Qd3 Qg6 26. e4 Re8 27. f5
Qg4 28. h3 Qg5 29. Bc1 Qg7 30. Kf2 Qf8 31. Bf4 Nb7 32. Bxc7 Qc5+ 33. Kf3 Qxc7
34. g4 Qh2 35. Qf1 Qxa2 36. h4 Qh2 37. g5 fxg5 38. hxg5 Qh5+ 39. Kf4 Qh4+ 40.
Kf3 Nc5 41. e5 Qh5+ 42. Kf4 Qh2+ 43. Kg4 Nd7 44. Qf4 Qg2+ 45. Kh4 Qxd5 46. e6
fxe6 47. f6 Kf7 48. Rc1 Nc5 49. Qc7+ Nd7 50. Qf4 Qxb5 51. Rc7 Qd3 52. Qg4 Rd8
53. Qb4 Kg6 54. Rxa7 Nxf6 55. Rg7+ Kxg7 56. Qe7+ Kg8 57. Qxe6+ 1/2-1/2

MichaelBaron
02-11-2010, 03:50 PM
Go, Justin :clap: !

Kai
02-11-2010, 05:11 PM
Go, Justin :clap: !

Thanks a lot for your support Michael ! Justin won the last round .....so we are just waiting to see where that places him with 7 /9 :)

gbekker
02-11-2010, 07:01 PM
2010 Melbourne Cup - Round 9 Results

No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Cheng, Bobby 2227 [6.5] 0:1 Teichmann, Erik 2329 [6]
2 Morris, James 2203 [6] .5:.5 Rujevic, Mirko 2225 [6.5]
3 Kolak, Chris 2013 [5.5] 0:1 Tan, Justin 1978 [6]
4 Yu, Sally 1676 [5.5] 0:1 Solomon, Stephen J 2335 [5.5]
5 Stojic, Svetozar 1882 [5.5] 1:0 Guo, Emma 1877 [5.5]
6 Ly, Thai 1825 [5] .5:.5 Dragicevic, Domagoj 2114 [5]
7 Lester, George E 1846 [5] .5:.5 Simutanyi, Kozo 1810 [5]
8 Saint, Andrew 1804 [5] 1:0 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1912 [4.5]
9 Gorka, Carl 2084 [4.5] 1:0 Feng, Thomas 1711 [4.5]
10 Narenthran, Tharmaratnam 1729 [4.5] 0:1 Khaled, Omar 1900 [4.5]
11 Wildes, John 1711 [4.5] 1:0 Flitney, Adrian 1850 [4.5]
12 Davis, Tony J 1735 [4.5] 1:0 McCook, Jake 1701 [4.5]
13 Zelesco, Karl 1545 [4.5] .5:.5 Dale, Ari 1606 [4.5]
14 Voon, Richard 1735 [4] 1:0 Bishop, Joshua 1571 [4.5]
15 Gibson, Kyle 1517 [4] .5:.5 Lekkas, Frank 1664 [4]
16 Shanks, Jack 1591 [4] 0:1 Yin, Wenlin 1506 [4]
17 Brown, Kevin M 1557 [4] 1:0 McCart, Roger 1476 [4]
18 Bennett, Matthew 1563 [3.5] 0:1 Fan, Enoch 1325 [3.5]
19 Beckman, John 1492 [3.5] 1:0 Narenthran, Savithri 1167 [3.5]
20 Oswald, Franz 1378 [3.5] 1:0 Chew Lee, Max 1302 [3.5]
21 Xue, Ollie 1330 [3.5] 0:1 Hughes, Jack 982 [3.5]
22 Nowak, Ruben 956 [3.5] 0:1 Kenmure, Jamie 1273 [3]
23 Simon, Endre 1333 [3] 1:0 Schroder, Nicolaas 447 [3]
24 Canafe, Al Matthew [3] .5:.5 Cooke, Scott 1182 [3]
25 Kolak, Tanya [3] 1:0 Rayson-Hill, Tristan 919 [3]
26 Gu, Stephanie 706 [2.5] 0:1 Zamani, Mohammadreza [2.5]
27 Flood, Amy 336 [.5] 0:1 Renzies, Elliott 1317 [2.5]
28 Warren, Elizabeth 846 [1.5] 0:1 Dale, Finley 929 [2]
29 Dilnutt, Charlotte 740 [2] 1:0 BYE

gbekker
02-11-2010, 07:13 PM
2010 Melbourne Cup - Final Standings

Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score

1-3 Rujevic, Mirko VIC 2225 7
Teichmann, Erik OS 2329 7
Tan, Justin VIC 1978 7
4-7 Morris, James VIC 2203 6.5
Solomon, Stephen J QLD 2335 6.5
Cheng, Bobby VIC 2227 6.5
Stojic, Svetozar VIC 1882 6.5
8 Saint, Andrew SA 1804 6
9-19 Dragicevic, Domagoj VIC 2114 5.5
Lester, George E QLD 1846 5.5
Kolak, Chris VIC 2013 5.5
Guo, Emma ACT 1877 5.5
Gorka, Carl VIC 2084 5.5
Khaled, Omar OS 1900 5.5
Yu, Sally VIC 1676 5.5
Simutanyi, Kozo VIC 1810 5.5
Ly, Thai VIC 1825 5.5
Davis, Tony J VIC 1735 5.5
Wildes, John VIC 1711 5.5
20-24 Yin, Wenlin ACT 1506 5
Voon, Richard VIC 1735 5
Dale, Ari VIC 1606 5
Zelesco, Karl VIC 1545 5
Brown, Kevin M VIC 1557 5
25-36 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija VIC 1912 4.5
Gibson, Kyle VIC 1517 4.5
Fan, Enoch VIC 1325 4.5
Bishop, Joshua ACT 1571 4.5
McCook, Jake ACT 1701 4.5
Narenthran, Tharmaratnam VIC 1729 4.5
Feng, Thomas VIC 1711 4.5
Lekkas, Frank VIC 1664 4.5
Flitney, Adrian VIC 1850 4.5
Beckman, John VIC 1492 4.5
Hughes, Jack VIC 982 4.5
Oswald, Franz VIC 1378 4.5
37-41 Shanks, Jack VIC 1591 4
McCart, Roger VIC 1476 4
Kenmure, Jamie VIC 1273 4
Simon, Endre VIC 1333 4
Kolak, Tanya 4
42-51 Narenthran, Savithri VIC 1167 3.5
Bennett, Matthew ACT 1563 3.5
Canafe, Al Matthew 3.5
Nowak, Ruben VIC 956 3.5
Xue, Ollie VIC 1330 3.5
Chew Lee, Max VIC 1302 3.5
Zamani, Mohammadreza 3.5
Renzies, Elliott VIC 1317 3.5
Cooke, Scott NSW 1182 3.5
Naude, Herman VIC 1342 3.5
52-56 Schroder, Nicolaas VIC 447 3
Dilnutt, Charlotte VIC 740 3
Rayson-Hill, Tristan VIC 919 3
Dale, Finley VIC 929 3
Hose, Shaun VIC 1748 3
57 Gu, Stephanie VIC 706 2.5
58-59 Qin, Tomson 2
Hoholis, Harry VIC 1656 2
60 Warren, Elizabeth VIC 846 1.5
61 Flood, Amy ACT 336 0.5

Igor_Goldenberg
02-11-2010, 07:49 PM
Fantastic result for Justin!!!
Well done!

Jesse Jager
02-11-2010, 07:50 PM
Fantastic result for Justin!!!
Well done!
:clap:

ER
02-11-2010, 08:35 PM
Fantastic result for Justin!!!
Well done!

I second that! James, Bobby and Justin will be serious candidates for places in our future Olympic teams!

ER
02-11-2010, 08:37 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap:
for the improptu appearance of Mr Thomas Kalisch, at the Fitzroy Town Hall. He prompty challenged Grant Szuveges for some blitz chess! :) Nice to see you back and in fine shape Tom! :)

Kevin Bonham
02-11-2010, 08:38 PM
Great few months for Justin Tan - he also tied for first in the Best in the West.

Bereaved
02-11-2010, 08:39 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap:
for the improptu appearance of Mr Thomas Kalisch, at the Fitzroy Town Hall. He prompty challenged Grant Szuveges for some blitz chess! :) Nice to see you back and in fine shape Tom! :)


That is truly wonderful news Tasso!!

I will look forward to any more tales of Tom that anyone has....he has been missed at the club


Take care and God Bless, Macavity

ER
02-11-2010, 09:02 PM
That is truly wonderful news Tasso!!

I will look forward to any more tales of Tom that anyone has....he has been missed at the club


Take care and God Bless, Macavity

Malcolm, he socialised with quite a few people in the last round!
Despite the ordeal he went through, the cheeky smile and the "c'mon let's have some blitz"! style is still there! I am sure he 'll be visiting the Club soon!

gbekker
02-11-2010, 09:52 PM
Round 9 games. Final few moves missing from Morris - Rujevic. No scoresheet available for board 10 Narenthran - Khaled.

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.02
Round: 9.1
White: Cheng, Bobby
Black: Teichmann, Erik
Result: 0-1
ECO: D02
WhiteElo: 2227
BlackElo: 2329

1. d4 Nc6 2. Nf3 d5 3. Bf4 Bg4 4. Nbd2 e6 5. e3 Bd6 6. Bxd6 Qxd6 7. c4 Nge7 8.
Be2 O-O 9. O-O Rad8 10. c5 Qd7 11. b4 Ng6 12. b5 Nce7 13. a4 f6 14. h3 Bf5 15.
Nb3 e5 16. Na5 c6 17. Ra2 Qc7 18. Qd2 e4 19. Nh2 Bc8 20. Rb2 f5 21. g3 f4 22.
exf4 Bxh3 23. Rfb1 Nf5 24. Bf1 Bxf1 25. Nxf1 Qd7 26. bxc6 bxc6 27. Rb7 Qe6 28.
Rxa7 Nfh4 29. Nh2 Qh3 30. gxh4 Nxf4 31. f3 e3 32. Qc2 e2 33. Kf2 Qxh2+ 34. Ke1
Ng2+ 35. Kxe2 Ne1+ 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.02
Round: 9.2
White: Morris, James
Black: Rujevic, Mirko
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: B09
WhiteElo: 2203
BlackElo: 2225

1. d4 g6 2. e4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. f4 Nf6 5. e5 dxe5 6. fxe5 Nd5 7. Bc4 Be6 8. Qe2
O-O 9. Nf3 c5 10. Nxd5 Bxd5 11. Bxd5 Qxd5 12. c4 Qd8 13. d5 e6 14. Bg5 Qa5+ 15.
Bd2 Qb6 16. O-O-O Qa6 17. Kb1 Nd7 18. Bc3 exd5 19. Rxd5 Nb6 20. Rxc5 Na4 21.
Rb5 Nxc3+ 22. bxc3 Rac8 23. Qe4 Rc7 24. Qd5 Rfc8 25. Ng5 h6 26. Ne4 Re8 27. Re1
Qe6 28. Nd6 Ree7 29. Qxe6 Rxe6 30. Kc2 b6 31. Rd5 f6 32. Kd3 fxe5 33. Nb5 Rf7
34. Rd8+ Bf8 35. c5 bxc5 36. Kc4 Kg7 37. Kd5 Rb6 38. c4 Rf2 39. Rd7+ Kg8 40.
Rxa7 Rd2+ 41. Ke4 Rxg2 42. a4 Rb8 43. Kd5 Rxh2 44. a5 Rc8 45. Rc7 Ra8 46. Ra1
Rd2+ 47. Kc6 e4 48. Nc3 Rd6+ 49. Kb7 Rda6 50. Nd5 Bg7 51. Ne7+ Kh7 52. Nc6 g5
53. Rd1 Rxc6 54. Kxc6 Rxa5 1/2-1/2

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.02
Round: 9.3
White: Kolak, Chris
Black: Tan, Justin
Result: 0-1
ECO: C44
WhiteElo: 2013
BlackElo: 1978

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. c3 Nf6 4. d4 Nxe4 5. d5 Ne7 6. Nxe5 Ng6 7. Nxg6 hxg6 8.
Qf3 Nf6 9. Be3 d6 10. Bb5+ Bd7 11. Bxd7+ Qxd7 12. O-O Qb5 13. Re1 O-O-O 14. c4
Qxc4 15. Nc3 Qg4 16. Rac1 Qxf3 17. gxf3 a6 18. b4 Kd7 19. Red1 Rh5 20. Rd4 Be7
21. a4 Rdh8 22. Bf4 Rf5 23. Be3 Rhh5 24. b5 Nxd5 25. bxa6 bxa6 26. Nxd5 Rxd5
27. Rdc4 Bd8 28. Rb1 Rh4 29. f4 g5 30. Rb7 gxf4 31. Rxf4 Rxf4 32. Bxf4 Rd4 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.02
Round: 9.4
White: Yu, Sally
Black: Solomon, Stephen
Result: 0-1
ECO: B59
WhiteElo: 1676
BlackElo: 2335

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Be2 e5 7. Nb3 Be6 8.
O-O Be7 9. f4 exf4 10. Bxf4 O-O 11. Qe1 Nd7 12. Rd1 Nde5 13. Nd5 Bg5 14. Qg3
Bxf4 15. Nxf4 Qe7 16. Nd4 Nxd4 17. Rxd4 Rac8 18. c3 Rc6 19. Nd5 Bxd5 20. Rxd5
Qc7 21. Rfd1 Qb6+ 22. Qf2 Qxb2 23. Rb5 Qxa2 24. Rxb7 a5 25. Rb5 a4 26. Ra5 a3
27. Bb5 Qxf2+ 28. Kxf2 Rxc3 29. Rxd6 Ng4+ 30. Kf1 Nxh2+ 31. Ke2 Ng4 32. Rd3
Rc2+ 33. Rd2 Rb2 34. Bd3 Rd8 35. Rxb2 axb2 36. Rb5 h5 37. Rxb2 Ne5 38. Bb1 Kh7
39. Rb5 f6 40. Rd5 Rc8 41. Bd3 Rc3 42. Bb1 Kh6 43. Rd2 Kg5 44. Kf2 h4 45. Rd1
Rb3 46. Re1 Rb2+ 47. Kf1 Kf4 48. Kg1 h3 0-1

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.02
Round: 9.5
White: Stojic, Svetozar
Black: Guo, Emma
Result: 1-0
ECO: C63
WhiteElo: 1882
BlackElo: 1877

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f5 4. d3 fxe4 5. dxe4 Nf6 6. Nc3 Bc5 7. O-O d6 8.
Bg5 O-O 9. Bc4+ Kh8 10. Nd5 Na5 11. Be2 Be6 12. c3 Nc6 13. b4 Bb6 14. a4 a6 15.
Nxb6 cxb6 16. Nh4 Qc7 17. f3 Ne7 18. Qc2 d5 19. Nf5 Nxf5 20. exf5 Bg8 21. Rac1
Rac8 22. Qd2 Qd7 23. Be3 Qxa4 24. Bxb6 Nd7 25. Be3 Rxf5 26. f4 exf4 27. Bd4 Qc6
28. Bd3 Rff8 29. Rxf4 Rxf4 30. Qxf4 Rf8 31. Qg5 Nf6 32. Rf1 Qe6 33. Rf3 Qe1+
34. Bf1 h6 35. Qf5 Bh7 36. Qh3 Qe8 37. Bxf6 Rxf6 38. Rxf6 gxf6 39. Qxh6 Qe7 40.
Kf2 Kg8 41. Qe3 Qd7 42. Be2 Be4 43. g4 Kg7 44. h4 Qc7 45. Qg3 Qb6+ 46. Kf1 a5
47. bxa5 Qxa5 48. g5 Qa1+ 49. Kf2 Qa7+ 50. Ke1 Qa1+ 51. Bd1 Qc1 52. gxf6+ Kxf6
53. h5 Qg5 54. Qxg5+ Kxg5 55. Kd2 Bf5 56. Ke3 Bd7 57. Kd4 b5 58. Kxd5 Be8 59.
Kd6 Kh6 60. Bf3 Bf7 61. Be2 Be8 62. Ke5 Kg5 63. Ke6 Kh6 64. Bf3 Kg5 65. Ke7 b4
66. cxb4 Bb5 67. Kd6 Kh6 68. Bc6 Be2 69. Be8 Bd3 70. Ke7 Be2 71. Bg6 Bc4 72.
Kd6 Bf1 73. Kc5 Ba6 74. Bf7 Be2 75. Bc4 Bxh5 76. b5 Bg4 77. b6 1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.02
Round: 9.6
White: Ly, Thai
Black: Dragicevic, Domagoj
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: D61
WhiteElo: 1825
BlackElo: 2114

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Nf3 O-O 7. Qc2 c6 8. Rd1
Re8 9. Bd3 Nf8 10. O-O dxc4 1/2-1/2

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.02
Round: 9.7
White: Lester, George
Black: Simutanyi, Kozo
Result: 1/2-1/2
ECO: A98
WhiteElo: 1846
BlackElo: 1810

1. d4 e6 2. c4 f5 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 Be7 5. Nf3 O-O 6. O-O d6 7. Nc3 Qe8 8. Qc2
Qg6 9. Nh4 Qh5 10. Bf3 Qf7 11. e4 Nxe4 12. Nxe4 Bxh4 13. Ng5 Bxg5 14. Bxg5 Nc6
15. Bxc6 bxc6 16. c5 Bd7 17. Bf4 Qe7 18. Qd2 Be8 19. Qb4 Rd8 20. Qb7 dxc5 21.
dxc5 Qxc5 22. Qxc7 Rd7 23. Qe5 Qe7 24. Rfe1 Bf7 25. Rad1 Rfd8 26. Rxd7 Qxd7 27.
Rc1 Bh5 28. Qc7 Bf3 29. Qxd7 Rxd7 30. Re1 Kf7 31. Be5 g6 32. Bc3 g5 33. Re3
Rd1+ 34. Re1 Rd5 35. Re3 g4 36. h4 h5 37. Re5 Rd1+ 38. Re1 Rd8 39. Be5 Ke7 40.
Kf1 Rd5 41. Bc3 Kd6 42. Rc1 e5 43. Ke1 a6 44. Bd2 c5 45. Rc4 Rd3 46. Ra4 Bb7
1/2-1/2

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.02
Round: 9.8
White: Saint, Andrew
Black: Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija
Result: 1-0
ECO: A16
WhiteElo: 1804
BlackElo: 1912

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 b6 3. e4 d6 4. d4 g6 5. Be2 Bg7 6. Be3 Bb7 7. Qc2 Nbd7 8. Nf3
O-O 9. Nd2 e5 10. d5 Qe7 11. O-O Rfe8 12. b4 Qf8 13. f3 Bh6 14. Bf2 Nh5 15. Nb3
f5 16. Nb5 Rec8 17. c5 bxc5 18. bxc5 Ba6 19. c6 Bxb5 20. Bxb5 Nb6 21. Ba6 Re8
22. a4 fxe4 23. fxe4 Bg5 24. a5 Nc8 25. g3 Qh6 26. Qe2 Rf8 27. Kg2 Nf4+ 28.
gxf4 Bxf4 29. h3 Qg7 30. Bb7 Rb8 31. Nd2 h5 32. Nf3 g5 33. Nh2 Qh6 34. Bg3 Kh8
35. Bxc8 Rfxc8 36. Rab1 Ra8 37. Rb7 Qg6 38. Rfb1 Qf7 39. Nf1 Rg8 40. Qf2 Qh7
41. Bxf4 Qxe4+ 42. Kh2 gxf4 43. Rxc7 Qxd5 44. Rbb7 Rg5 45. Rh7+ Kg8 46. h4 Rg6
47. Qc2 e4 48. Qb2 Qe5 49. Qxe5 dxe5 50. c7 e3 51. Rd7 e2 52. Rb8+ 1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.02
Round: 9.9
White: Gorka, Carl
Black: Feng, Thomas
Result: 1-0
ECO: A33
WhiteElo: 2084
BlackElo: 1711

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. Nf3 e6 4. Nc3 cxd4 5. Nxd4 Nc6 6. e3 Be7 7. Bd3 O-O 8.
O-O Nxd4 9. exd4 d5 10. c5 Bd7 11. b4 b6 12. Be3 Qc7 13. Qf3 a5 14. a3 axb4 15.
axb4 Ra7 16. Bb5 Rfa8 17. Rxa7 Qxa7 18. Bxd7 Qxd7 19. Qe2 Ra3 20. Qb2 Ra8 21.
Ra1 Qb7 22. b5 Ng4 23. c6 Rxa1+ 24. Qxa1 Qb8 25. g3 Nxe3 26. fxe3 Bd6 27. Kg2
h6 28. Qa6 Bc7 29. Na4 Qd8 30. Qb7 Kh7 31. Nb2 f6 32. Nd3 Qd6 33. Qc8 Qa3 34.
Nf2 Qd6 35. Qe8 e5 36. Qf7 Bb8 37. Qd7 Kg6 38. Qe8+ Kh7 39. dxe5 fxe5 40. Qd7
Bc7 41. Qxd6 Bxd6 42. Nd3 Kg6 43. Nb4 1-0

Event: Melbourne Cup Weekender
Date: 2010.11.02
Round: 9.12
White: Davis, Tony
Black: McCook, Jake
Result: 1-0
ECO: B07
WhiteElo: 1735
BlackElo: 1701

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3. e4 d6 4. Be3 Bg7 5. h3 Nbd7 6. f4 O-O 7. Bc4 e5 8. fxe5
dxe5 9. d5 Ne8 10. Qe2 Nd6 11. g4 Nb6 12. Bd3 Qe7 13. Nf3 f5 14. gxf5 gxf5 15.
Bg5 Qe8 16. O-O-O f4 17. Bh4 Kh8 18. Nb5 Nxb5 19. Bxb5 Bd7 20. Bxd7 Qxd7 21.
Ng5 Bf6 22. Qh5 Bxg5 23. Qxg5 Qd6 24. Rhg1 Rf7 25. Rd2 f3 26. Rf2 Nc4 27. Rxf3
Qd7 28. Rxf7 1-0

Basil
02-11-2010, 09:58 PM
Well done QLD boys.
QUEENSLANDER!!!

Kevin Bonham
02-11-2010, 11:21 PM
Morris-Rujevic is very entertaining and also rather messy. Anything could have happened there, would be good to see the missing moves. Nice attack + finish by Teichmann.

Garrett
03-11-2010, 05:36 AM
well done to Grant, Gary and the entire team for putting on a great tournament.

The whole event ran very smoothly from start to finish and it was interesting to have the last day at the Fitzroy town hall.

Congratulations to Justin, Mirko, Erik, and all the other prize winners. My rating was 6 points over the 1840 cut-off so I missed out on about twelve bucks ha ha ha.

It was good to play against some of the stars of the future (and one or two stars of the present). My game against James Morris was the most fun I've had in ages.

Cheers
Garrett.

Kai
03-11-2010, 07:27 AM
well done to Grant, Gary and the entire team for putting on a great tournament.

The whole event ran very smoothly from start to finish and it was interesting to have the last day at the Fitzroy town hall.

Congratulations to Justin, Mirko, Erik, and all the other prize winners. My rating was 6 points over the 1840 cut-off so I missed out on about twelve bucks ha ha ha.



Thanks for all your congratulations - well done to everyone who played and especially to the organisers for a great event. A special thanks to Nathan Hibberd who tirelessly put in all the games every round.:clap:

BTW, is it possible to put up the cross-table?

D Dragicevic
03-11-2010, 09:51 AM
A very fine tournament, although very tiring in the end. Congratulations to all the winners. All the winners, had one thing in common, they played me hehe.. It was great to have games from the tournament published as well.

The Bennett
03-11-2010, 10:41 AM
A great tournament to play in, unfortunately I didn't do well at all....oh well it happens :)

Congrats to the winner and thanks to the organisers.:clap: :clap:

MB

Jim_Flood
03-11-2010, 11:55 AM
Collected my daughter, Amy, from the airport and delivered her to school. Despite not winning a game she said she had a great time. To me, and her, that is the most important thing.

Thanks to the organisers and to Charles Bishop.

And a special thank you to Gary Bekker, who took the time to go through some of Amy's games. She really liked that.

Garvinator
03-11-2010, 02:16 PM
For online coverage in relation to dgt boards, this tournament rated close to a zero.

The main reason I give it this mark is that no explanation was provided for why the coverage just stopped, or at least that no coverage would be forthcoming for the rest of the tournament.

This point of the internet coverage was freely discussed here when it started to die, so the organisers, who were posting results and other informations, could not be unaware of the mounting concerns about the internet coverage, but still nothing was forthcoming in the way of apologies, explanations or feedback.

For a tournament that apparently was well run at the venue, the aspect of lack of information regarding dgt boards is a pretty ordinary effort.

Disclaimer- I have been involved in the past in running dgt boards and providing this online coverage, so I do know what is involved. I also do have a vested interest in this matter to see them used so poorly with no explanation as to why they are not been shown.

ER
03-11-2010, 02:26 PM
Collected my daughter, Amy, from the airport and delivered her to school. Despite not winning a game she said she had a great time. To me, and her, that is the most important thing.

Thanks to the organisers and to Charles Bishop.

And a special thank you to Gary Bekker, who took the time to go through some of Amy's games. She really liked that.

We had a very interesting game with Amy in the last round during which we were both very tired (although exhausted could describe my situation more accurately)! :lol:

Just to give you an idea, we both lost pieces (Amy two Bishops, myself a Knight) with no apparent reasons, all in good humour and in fine competitive spirit!

I wish Amy all the best with her Chess career as well as her studies!

Lekko
03-11-2010, 03:01 PM
For online coverage in relation to dgt boards, this tournament rated close to a zero.

The main reason I give it this mark is that no explanation was provided for why the coverage just stopped, or at least that no coverage would be forthcoming for the rest of the tournament.

This point of the internet coverage was freely discussed here when it started to die, so the organisers, who were posting results and other informations, could not be unaware of the mounting concerns about the internet coverage, but still nothing was forthcoming in the way of apologies, explanations or feedback.

For a tournament that apparently was well run at the venue, the aspect of lack of information regarding dgt boards is a pretty ordinary effort.

Disclaimer- I have been involved in the past in running dgt boards and providing this online coverage, so I do know what is involved. I also do have a vested interest in this matter to see them used so poorly with no explanation as to why they are not been shown.
Incredible. At least when the guys on the other forum were asking about it, I knew they were trolling.

First off, there's no "them". There's one. There was only 1 live board for round 1-5. What you saw in round 1 were the pgn files that Nathan Hibberd had given to me uploaded into the TOMA software to display the rest of the games. Solomon - Lekkas was the only Live game there.

Secondly, this tournament was never advertised as though there would be DGT boards. The simple fact that I was there is the only reason rounds 1-5 had a DGT board running. Why? Because I'm the one who sets up the DGT board at MCC, and I'm the one who used my own personal time to learn how to set it up, to actually set it up, and to learn how to run it. I don't get paid for this, and the MCC committee don't expect me to be at every single round of every single tournament running it.

So when it comes time for me to take my 1/2 point bye so I can go sit my exams, there's nobody there with the ability to run or set up the board. So excuse me if I didn't feel like disclosing my personal life as a reason why you don't get to watch your live game, which you're going to get to see anyway with Nathan uploads the pgn files to chesschat. And of course, because there's no live broadcast, I have to put up with the bitching, whining and complaining. ITS A SERVICE, AND ITS FREE. GET OVER IT.

Finally, the transmissions stopped after the Solomon-Morris game. Round 6 & 7 I wasn't at MCC to set up the board, so there was none. And I don't know how you expect us to set up a dgt board at a different venue, that had no apparent visible ability to allow us to broadcast the games (for round 8 & 9).

NRMASIFD&GKFKBBK
03-11-2010, 03:07 PM
For online coverage in relation to dgt boards, this tournament rated close to a zero.

Harsh - very harsh.


The main reason I give it this mark is that no explanation was provided for why the coverage just stopped, or at least that no coverage would be forthcoming for the rest of the tournament.

From what I understand, the lack of DGT board coverage on the final day (and the coverage was only of one board, not multiple boards, per round) was the fact that the venue for that was at the Fitzroy Town Hall and not at the chess club. The DGT infrastructure is set up at the club, which would have required transferring to the Town Hall. This may not be a problem (depending on the technical and logistics aspects involved) but for the fact that there was no internet access at the Town Hall. No internet = no DGT coverage unfortunately.


This point of the internet coverage was freely discussed here when it started to die, so the organisers, who were posting results and other informations, could not be unaware of the mounting concerns about the internet coverage, but still nothing was forthcoming in the way of apologies, explanations or feedback.

Really? Where is the outcry about the lack of DGT coverage? Why, up until your post, was no comment made on this in this thread? I don't think the organisers were aware of mounting concerns about the internet coverage. Certainly, they were aware of the issue and perhaps they probably should have explained the situation in this thread, but it is wrong to assume that they would have been aware of the views of internet observers if such observers don't raise in the matter in the right forums.


For a tournament that apparently was well run at the venue, the aspect of lack of information regarding dgt boards is a pretty ordinary effort.

Look, you're entitled to your opinion about the quality of the coverage and I'm sure that will be taken on board by the organisers. Personally, I am grateful that the games were shown live when they could be and that the organisers made an effort to collate and post as many games as they did.


Disclaimer- I have been involved in the past in running dgt boards and providing this online coverage, so I do know what is involved. I also do have a vested interest in this matter to see them used so poorly with no explanation as to why they are not been shown.

And what is the nature that vested interest? How were you adversely affected by the lack of coverage or information?

ER
03-11-2010, 04:08 PM
hehe a few realities about our Chess World:

Chessplayers are very greedy and heartless lot. They will never be satisfied no matter what! :lol:

Whatever your do, whatever you give, whatever the amount of self sacrifice, don't expect to be acknowledged, let alone to be thanked! :lol:

The greater the amount of volunteer work, the higher the quality of your unpaid work, the greater the suspicion, scorn and backstabbing you will face! :lol:

The only people who do not complain about live coverage are those who play in the tournament. So, stop whinging, just get your arse down and play! :lol:

The only way for people to appreciate this (now free) service to the Chess interested public is to charge them! The day will come when for members only coverage of Club and Association events will apply. The rest will be asked to pay a fee to watch the professional and uninterrupted coverage they demand now! :lol:


Now to admit certain realities, none beats Box Hill Chess Club in live coverage of any of their (and other - mainly CV) tournaments! To add salt to insult they broadcasted live games of some kids' tournament - brilliantly presented on display in the other forum's shoutbox while, there were complaints about luck of (or dodgy) coverage of the MCC Cup. Hence my tongue in cheek


where is MOZ when you need him? :lol: comment the other day.

Well it's not MOZ alone, but a network of people who work collectively at BHCC. That's the culture of the Club. They train players, coaches, administrators etc.
Under the unpaid direction of a very capable professional and devoted Club member, they started the whole DGT thingy before anyone in Australia, let alone Victoria, even thought about it. They deserve lots of :clap: s for their efforts.

Lekko
03-11-2010, 04:13 PM
Well it's not MOZ alone, but a network of people who work collectively at BHCC. That's the culture of the Club. They train players, coaches, administrators etc.
Under the unpaid direction of a very capable professional and devoted Club member, they started the whole DGT thingy before anyone in Australia, let alone Victoria, even thought about it. They deserve lots of :clap: s for their efforts.
They do do a wonderful job at BHCC; Moz even provided some very helpful advice when I was setting up MCC's DGT Board.

Skulte
03-11-2010, 04:34 PM
Hey,

Just wanted to say thanks for posting up the top board games. Its always interesting to watch some Australian chess, when we can't physically be at the tournament. (and much more interesting than just looking at scores).

Cheers.

Jim_Flood
03-11-2010, 04:34 PM
Jesu, Garvin, you have not changed one whit from the self-serving approach displayed at Mt Buller.

Elliott,

Amy thinks you are a nice person. So on her behalf, thanks.

Jim Flood

Kevin Bonham
03-11-2010, 04:36 PM
The only way for people to appreciate this (now free) service to the Chess interested public is to charge them! The day will come when for members only coverage of Club and Association events will apply. The rest will be asked to pay a fee to watch the professional and uninterrupted coverage they demand now! :lol:

I reckon if some events could guarantee a high-quality coverage with several DGT boards working all rounds, rapid updates etc they probably would get a few takers at $5/tournament or whatever. But if the coverage is unreliable nobody will pay for it.

ER
03-11-2010, 04:48 PM
I reckon if some events could guarantee a high-quality coverage with several DGT boards working all rounds, rapid updates etc they probably would get a few takers at $5/tournament or whatever. But if the coverage is unreliable nobody will pay for it.

Agreed! :)

that Caesar guy
03-11-2010, 04:50 PM
For online coverage in relation to dgt boards, this tournament rated close to a zero.

The main reason I give it this mark is that no explanation was provided for why the coverage just stopped, or at least that no coverage would be forthcoming for the rest of the tournament.

This point of the internet coverage was freely discussed here when it started to die, so the organisers, who were posting results and other informations, could not be unaware of the mounting concerns about the internet coverage, but still nothing was forthcoming in the way of apologies, explanations or feedback.

For a tournament that apparently was well run at the venue, the aspect of lack of information regarding dgt boards is a pretty ordinary effort.

Disclaimer- I have been involved in the past in running dgt boards and providing this online coverage, so I do know what is involved. I also do have a vested interest in this matter to see them used so poorly with no explanation as to why they are not been shown.
Seriously Garvin? Do you really have to try and poke a hole in what was otherwise a well-run and well-organised event?
You have to remember that not so long ago Melbourne Chess Club was in huge trouble, and was struggling to organise anything decently. The venue was dying and falling apart, and top players rarely went there. A couple of years later and it's hosting one of the strongest weekenders in the country, with names like Solomon, Teichmann, and Cheng all playing. What more do you want?
The fact that Frank devotes his time to make sure it's at least half decent is commendable. He doesn't have to, and as he said, he's the only one who knows how to do it there. Maybe other club members should be trained by the more knowledgable ones like yourself, so that these 'problems' dont occur again.
MCC is making the best of what it has. It only has one DGT board, and only one person who can at least half-decently operate it. And yes, Box Hill Chess Club have superb live coverage and deserve to be applauded, but they what they also have are more people who know how to make sure that problems are avoided. I'm sure if MCC had a few more people to assist then they would be fine.
And besides, the top 10 games for every round are now available for you to see, so stop complaining and appreciate that this tournament was a success.