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Garvinator
12-10-2013, 08:01 PM
I started being involved in chess in 2003 and since then I have heard and read many, many stories and articles saying that only if there were more large events in South East Asia then our Australian players would improve. Well currently being held is the 2013 Indonesian Open in Jakarta, an 11 round individual swiss with GM and IM's a plenty. So I had a look at how many Aussies are competing, thinking that there would be many chasing the 'easy' title and norm opportunities. Remember, cheap flights, easy travel to Jakarta.

Part of these articles and stories the points were made about the difficulties of travelling to Europe to chase norms and only if more events were held in SE Asia, our lives would be so much easier to help our Aussie players.

So how many Australian Federation players did I see? One. I really am wondering if there are not more factors involved than just, oh there are not enough opportunities closer to home. Perhaps promotion, development, intent, drive just to name a few and that at least in part blaming it all on distance to Europe was a cover for deeper issues to do with sport development and structure.

It is very disappointing to not see many top Australian federation players over there trying their luck so close to home in world terms.

Watto
12-10-2013, 08:51 PM
Sounds like a great tournament and amazingly good prize money: http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/3rd-indonesia-open-chess-championship.html

In the absence of another thread on this event, I'll post here: I see that Anton Smirnov has started off very well drawing with GM Torre and GM Gopal in round 1 and 2. Next he plays Elisabeth Paehtz. Go Anton!

antichrist
13-10-2013, 06:14 AM
Sounds like a great tournament and amazingly good prize money: http://susanpolgar.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/3rd-indonesia-open-chess-championship.html

In the absence of another thread on this event, I'll post here: I see that Anton Smirnov has started off very well drawing with GM Torre and GM Gopal in round 1 and 2. Next he plays Elisabeth Paehtz. Go Anton!

If Anton later becomes a GM he may be about be able to claim to be the newist GM who has also has played the first GM in Asia

Max Illingworth
13-10-2013, 08:53 PM
For what it's worth, I would have played this tournament except it clashed with a very important commitment of mine (which I had to arrange before I knew the details about the Indonesian Open).

Also it's great to see Anton starting strongly in the event and gaining more experience against GM opposition.

Watto
16-10-2013, 06:17 PM
Anton's continuing to do really well. He's on 4.5/9 having played 3 GMs and 4 IMs plus two untitled players. In round 10 he plays another GM: http://chess-results.com/tnr113218.aspx?lan=1&art=9&fed=AUS&turdet=YES&wi=984&snr=75

Garrett
17-10-2013, 03:32 AM
and draws !

Does look like he is having a good tourney - go Anton !

Kevin Bonham
17-10-2013, 08:29 PM
1 21 21 GM Gopal G N 2527 IND 7.5 w
2 29 33 GM Torre Eugenio 2462 PHI 6.0 s
3 25 37 IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2440 GER 6.5 w 0
4 45 102 Panggabean Hasian 2190 INA 4.5 s 1
5 22 15 GM Salem A R Saleh 2567 UAE 6.0 w 0
6 42 92 Sinurat Tumpak 2249 INA 6.0 s
7 37 39 IM Juswanto Denny 2417 INA 5.0 w
8 34 43 IM Irwanto Sadikin 2407 INA 4.0 s
9 38 45 IM Karavade Eesha 2400 IND 5.0 w 1
10 25 25 GM Khusnutdinov Rustam 2509 KAZ 6.0 s
11 31 52 IM Purnama Tirta Chandra 2382 INA 5.0 w 1

That's an average opponent rating of 2413.6 which rounds up to 2414 and the target range for 11 games and 6 points is 2414-2449.

Am I missing something here or has Anton just scraped an 11-game IM norm?

It's a great result for him whether he has done so or not.

Ian_Rogers
17-10-2013, 09:02 PM
[Am I missing something here or has Anton just scraped an 11-game IM norm?

It's a great result for him whether he has done so or not.[/QUOTE]

Vladimir Smirnov confirms that Anton has scored his second IM norm.

The final game:


[Event "Indonesian Open"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2013.10.17"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Smirnov, A."]
[Black "Purnama, C."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B42"]
[PlyCount "67"]
[SourceDate "2010.08.23"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Qc7 6. O-O Nf6 7. Qe2 d6 8. c4
Be7 9. Nc3 O-O 10. Kh1 b6 11. f4 Nbd7 12. Bd2 Rd8 13. Rac1 Bb7 14. Rf3 Bf8 15.
Rh3 Rac8 16. Rf1 Re8 17. b3 Qb8 18. Bb1 e5 19. fxe5 Rxe5 20. Bf4 Ree8 21. Bg5
Rc5 22. Bxf6 Nxf6 23. Rg3 Qd8 24. Qf3 Kh8 25. Nd5 b5 26. Rh3 Re5 27. Qd1 Nxe4
28. Bxe4 Rxe4 29. Qd3 Rh4 30. Rhf3 Bxd5 31. cxd5 Rxd5 32. Rxf7 Be7 33. Qf3 Bf6
34. Qxd5 1-0

Bill Gletsos
17-10-2013, 09:07 PM
That's an average opponent rating of 2413.6 which rounds up to 2414 and the target range for 11 games and 6 points is 2414-2449.

Am I missing something here or has Anton just scraped an 11-game IM norm?

It's a great result for him whether he has done so or not.I get the same result as you, so it appears to be an IM norm.

Kevin Bonham
17-10-2013, 09:29 PM
Congrats to Anton!

Adamski
18-10-2013, 12:17 AM
Congrats to Anton!Absolutely! Well done, Anton! Not long before you will be an IM now.

Max Illingworth
18-10-2013, 12:27 AM
Very nicely done Anton! I'm sure it is only a matter of time before the third norm comes! :clap:

Watto
18-10-2013, 10:38 AM
Fantastic news. Well done Anton! :)

Kevin Bonham
18-10-2013, 11:04 AM
So how many Australian Federation players did I see? One.

Another possible factor is the late provision of event details to the ACF. I publicise events I receive notice of through the Newsletter and the overseas events thread here but organisers need to send us at least basic details at least two months in advance to ensure effective promotion via the Newsletter in particular.

heligan
18-10-2013, 11:53 AM
Indeed. It's the kind of event I would put up on the NZ Calendar (international open, reasonably within range...) but I knew nothing about it at all. First I heard of it - a Facebook update from Irene Sukandar saying she was playing in it! Bit late by then...

antichrist
18-10-2013, 11:57 AM
we could nominate a volunteer to scan Asian associations and their websites for such tourneys

Capablanca-Fan
18-10-2013, 12:04 PM
[Event "Indonesian Open"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2013.10.17"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Smirnov, A."]
[Black "Purnama, C."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B42"]
[PlyCount "67"]
[SourceDate "2010.08.23"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Qc7 6. O-O Nf6 7. Qe2 d6 8. c4
Be7 9. Nc3 O-O 10. Kh1 b6 11. f4 Nbd7 12. Bd2 Rd8 13. Rac1 Bb7 14. Rf3 Bf8 15.
Rh3 Rac8 16. Rf1 Re8 17. b3 Qb8 18. Bb1 e5 19. fxe5 Rxe5 20. Bf4 Ree8 21. Bg5
Rc5 22. Bxf6 Nxf6 23. Rg3 Qd8 24. Qf3 Kh8 25. Nd5 b5 26. Rh3 Re5 27. Qd1 Nxe4
28. Bxe4 Rxe4 29. Qd3 Rh4 30. Rhf3 Bxd5 31. cxd5 Rxd5 32. Rxf7 Be7 33. Qf3 Bf6
34. Qxd5 1-0

Tony Dowden
20-10-2013, 07:32 AM
Absolutely! Well done, Anton! Not long before you will be an IM now.

Ditto! Fantastic news. Well done Anton! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Scott Crowley
20-10-2013, 08:42 AM
Wonderful news Anton, we are very happy for you. Well done

antichrist
20-10-2013, 09:07 AM
There was some silly bugger before who even put up a poll that such a young player should not be exposed to heavy adult competition.

siow, weng nian
21-10-2013, 01:03 PM
Another possible factor is the late provision of event details to the ACF. I publicise events I receive notice of through the Newsletter and the overseas events thread here but organisers need to send us at least basic details at least two months in advance to ensure effective promotion via the Newsletter in particular.

As noted on my blog, the event was announced at the end of August (see here (http://australian-junior-youth-chess.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/another-overseas-tournament-for-strong.html?q=indonesia+open)). More importantly, this is not the first edition but the 3rd. So it not something new on the horizon.
I agree with OP that these regional events are a godsend for ambitious Australian chessplayers who are chasing norms but for some inexplicable reasons, not very popular with them. There is another important regional comp coming next year: see here (http://australian-junior-youth-chess.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/i-have-just-read-courtesy-of-chess.html).

Max Illingworth
21-10-2013, 03:16 PM
I can understand why these Asian tournaments aren't a popular destination for Australian chessplayers.

First, these tournaments are expensive, with travelling, accommodation, food and entry fee costs, with no guarantee that the conditions will be great (unless you're playing the Thai Open or Queenstown). Especially the flights are made more expensive by the fact that the dates for many of these tournaments aren't announced until a few months before the start of the event. Which brings me to my next point.

There often isn't enough notification of tournament details (including dates) for a prospective player to play the tournament, especially if they have not played the event before. I've been aware of this event since its inception but back in May when I had to choose between a sure opportunity to improve my game and an uncertain opportunity of playing an event I couldn't find details on, I obviously chose the former. For a professional it's already difficult to suddenly fit a tournament (say with <2 months notification) into one's schedule, but for someone with school/university/work commitments one also has to arrange time off and a plan to catch up on any missed work, and if you decide to play a tournament one month before it starts then this becomes extremely hard.

Continuing with conditions, you have to do your research before the event to make sure the conditions suit you. For instance if you have a strict diet then certain countries won't be feasible destinations, and you can't just rely on someone saying 'This event is good' as what suits them may not appeal to you. Also sleeping on a floor and playing in an extremely noisy playing venue with a lot of travelling back and forth is hardly conducive to optimal play. Alas playing a tournament is like booking a lesson with a coach - you don't know if it's worth the money until you give it a go.

As Kevin stated it would be helpful if organisers set up a tournament website well in advance of the event and highlighted the relevant details and conditions of the tournament, as e.g. Noble Park Chess Club have done with the Australian Championship. But it would also be useful if Australian players venturing overseas wrote a review of the tournaments they played in, so that others can decide if the tournament is for them.

I've already recommended the Thailand Open and Queenstown, and I can also recommend the First Saturday tournaments. In Australia, my favourite venue is the auditorium at Norths Chess Club, closely followed by the large room with the stage in Parramatta Chess Club.

Vlad
21-10-2013, 05:16 PM
In his opening speech N. Short criticized the organizers for the luck of publicity. At the end of the competition organizers promised to address this concern.

Thanks everybody for nice comments. Anton certainly appreciates them.

For me personally though, it was the worst experience of my life. On day one I got a wallet stolen with all my money and credit cards. At some point had to go around and ask fellow chess-players for cash. :)

In addition I got a serious food poisoning a couple of times. Only the final few rounds by Anton made me feel a little bit better.:)

billkerr
22-10-2013, 05:26 PM
Could we see more Anton games, please

Ian_Rogers
22-10-2013, 05:43 PM
All Anton's games are available from The Week in Chess.

Rincewind
22-10-2013, 11:11 PM
With thanks to TWIC...

[Event "Indonesia Open 2013"]
[Site "Jakarta INA"]
[Date "2013.10.10"]
[Round "1.21"]
[White "Smirnov, Anton"]
[Black "Gopal, G.N."]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteTitle "FM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2306"]
[BlackElo "2527"]
[ECO "B92"]
[Opening "Sicilian"]
[Variation "Najdorf, Opovcensky variation"]
[WhiteFideId "3208923"]
[BlackFideId "5015693"]
[EventDate "2013.10.10"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be2 e5 7. Nb3 Be7 8. O-O
O-O 9. Re1 Be6 10. Bf3 b5 11. a4 b4 12. Nd5 Bxd5 13. exd5 a5 14. Qe2 Nbd7 15.
Bg5 Re8 16. Nd2 Rc8 17. Bxf6 Nxf6 18. Nc4 g6 19. g3 Nd7 20. b3 f5 21. Bg2 Nc5
22. Kh1 Bf6 23. Rg1 h5 24. Rad1 Bg7 25. f3 Kf7 26. g4 hxg4 27. fxg4 f4 28. Be4
Rh8 29. Rg2 Bf6 30. Rf1 Bg5 31. Rf3 Kg7 32. Rg1 Qc7 33. Ra1 Rh4 34. h3 Rch8 35.
Kg2 Qd7 36. Rg1 Nxe4 37. Qxe4 Rxh3 38. Rxh3 Qxg4+ 39. Kf2 Qxh3 40. Nxd6 Qe3+ 41.
Qxe3 fxe3+ 42. Kf3 Rf8+ 43. Kg4 Bd8 44. Re1 Rf4+ 45. Kh3 Rd4 46. Rxe3 Rxd5 47.
Ne4 Bc7 48. Kg4 Kf7 49. Rh3 Bd8 50. Rh7+ Ke6 51. Rg7 Rd4 52. Kf3 Kf5 53. Rf7+
Ke6 54. Rg7 Kf5 55. Rf7+ Ke6 56. Rg7
1/2-1/2

[Event "Indonesia Open 2013"]
[Site "Jakarta INA"]
[Date "2013.10.11"]
[Round "2.29"]
[White "Torre, Eugenio"]
[Black "Smirnov, Anton"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "FM"]
[WhiteElo "2462"]
[BlackElo "2306"]
[ECO "A06"]
[Opening "Reti"]
[Variation "Nimzovich-Larsen attack"]
[WhiteFideId "5200016"]
[BlackFideId "3208923"]
[EventDate "2013.10.10"]

1. b3 d5 2. Nf3 Bg4 3. Bb2 Nf6 4. e3 Nbd7 5. c4 e6 6. Be2 c6 7. Nc3 Bd6 8. cxd5
exd5 9. Nd4 Bxe2 10. Ncxe2 Ne5 11. Qc2 O-O 12. Nf5 Bc7 13. Neg3 Re8 14. O-O g6
15. f4 Ned7 16. Nh6+ Kf8 17. Rf3 Bb6 18. Ba3+ c5 19. h3 Kg7 20. Ng4 d4 21. Bb2
h5 22. Nf2 Rc8 23. e4 h4 24. Nf1 Qe7 25. d3 Bc7 26. Ng4 a6 27. Nxf6 Qxf6 28. Qf2
Qe7 29. Nd2 Rh8 30. a4 b6 31. b4 Rb8 32. Nc4 f6 33. a5 cxb4 34. axb6 Nxb6 35.
Na5 Qd7 36. Bxd4 Na4 37. Nb3 Bb6 38. Bxb6 Rxb6 39. f5 g5 40. e5 Rhb8 41. e6 Qe8
42. Re3 Nc3 43. Qf3 Qe7 44. Ra5 Rd6 45. Rc5 Nb5 46. Qg4 a5 47. Nxa5 Nd4 48. Qh5
b3 49. Qg6+ Kh8 50. Nc4 b2 51. Nxb2 Rxb2 52. Qh5+ Kg7 53. Qg6+ Kh8 54. Rc8+ Rd8
55. Qh5+ Kg7 56. Qg6+ Kh8 57. Rxd8+ Qxd8 58. Qh5+ Kg7 59. Qf7+ Kh8 60. Qh5+ Kg7
61. Qf7+ Kh8 62. Qh5+ Kg7
1/2-1/2


[Event "Indonesia Open 2013"]
[Site "Jakarta INA"]
[Date "2013.10.12"]
[Round "3.25"]
[White "Smirnov, Anton"]
[Black "Paehtz, Elisabeth"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteTitle "FM"]
[BlackTitle "IM"]
[WhiteElo "2306"]
[BlackElo "2440"]
[ECO "B06"]
[Opening "Robatsch (modern) defence"]
[WhiteFideId "3208923"]
[BlackFideId "4641833"]
[EventDate "2013.10.10"]

1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. Bg5 a6 5. Qd2 b5 6. O-O-O Bb7 7. Kb1 Nd7 8. f3
c5 9. Nge2 h6 10. Be3 b4 11. Nd5 e6 12. Ndf4 Qc7 13. Bf2 Ne7 14. d5 exd5 15.
Nxd5 Nxd5 16. exd5 Nb6 17. Qe3+ Kd8 18. Nf4 Re8 19. Qd2 Na4 20. Nd3 Qb6 21. Qf4
Re7 22. c4 Bc8 23. g4 g5 24. Qc1 Bd7 25. Be1 Kc7 26. Bd2 f5 27. h3 Rae8 28. Rh2
Nc3+ 29. Bxc3 bxc3 30. b3 a5 31. Rg2 Re3 32. f4 a4 33. Qa3 fxg4 34. hxg4 gxf4
35. Nxf4 axb3 36. axb3 c2+ 37. Kxc2 Rc3+ 38. Kd2 Rxb3 39. Qc1 Qb4+
0-1

[Event "Indonesia Open 2013"]
[Site "Jakarta INA"]
[Date "2013.10.12"]
[Round "4.45"]
[White "Panggabean, Hasian"]
[Black "Smirnov, Anton"]
[Result "0-1"]
[BlackTitle "FM"]
[WhiteElo "2190"]
[BlackElo "2306"]
[ECO "D11"]
[Opening "QGD Slav"]
[Variation "4.e3"]
[WhiteFideId "7101023"]
[BlackFideId "3208923"]
[EventDate "2013.10.10"]

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. e3 Bg4 5. Nc3 e6 6. h3 Bh5 7. Be2 Nbd7 8. Nd2
Bg6 9. O-O Bd6 10. Re1 O-O 11. Bf3 Bc7 12. a3 Re8 13. b3 Nf8 14. Bb2 Qd6 15. Nf1
Rad8 16. Rc1 h6 17. e4 dxe4 18. Nxe4 Bxe4 19. Bxe4 e5 20. d5 cxd5 21. cxd5 Bb6
22. Rc4 Nxe4 23. Rcxe4 f6 24. Ne3 Bxe3 25. R4xe3 Qxd5 26. Qg4 Ne6 27. g3 Kh8 28.
Bxe5 Ng5 29. Bc3 Rxe3 30. Rxe3 Qxb3 31. h4 Rd1+ 32. Kh2 Qd5
0-1

[Event "Indonesia Open 2013"]
[Site "Jakarta INA"]
[Date "2013.10.13"]
[Round "5.22"]
[White "Smirnov, Anton"]
[Black "Salem, A.R. Saleh"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteTitle "FM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[WhiteElo "2306"]
[BlackElo "2567"]
[ECO "B77"]
[Opening "Sicilian"]
[Variation "dragon, Yugoslav attack, 9...Bd7"]
[WhiteFideId "3208923"]
[BlackFideId "9301348"]
[EventDate "2013.10.10"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 O-O 8. Bc4
Nc6 9. Qd2 Bd7 10. Bb3 Na5 11. O-O-O Rb8 12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. exd5 b5 14. h4 Nc4 15.
Bxc4 bxc4 16. h5 c3 17. Qxc3 Qb6 18. Qa3 Rfc8 19. c3 Rc4 20. hxg6 fxg6 21. Nf5
Bxc3 22. Nh6+ Kf8 23. Bxb6 Bb4+ 24. Kb1 Bxa3 25. Bd4 Rxd4 26. Rxd4 Bxb2 27. Rf4+
Bf6+ 28. Kc1 Kg7 29. Re4 Rb5 30. Ng4 Bg5+ 31. f4 Bf5 32. Rhe1 Bxe4 33. Rxe4 Rc5+
34. Kb1 Bf6 35. Ne3 h5 36. Ra4 Rc3 37. Re4 Kf7 38. a4 g5 39. fxg5 Bxg5 40. Nc2
Rd3 41. Rd4 Rg3 42. Ne1 Bf6 43. Rb4 Bc3 44. Rf4+ Ke8 45. Nf3 Rxg2 46. Rf5 Rf2
47. Kc1 Bf6 48. Kd1 h4 49. Ke1 Ra2 50. Rh5 Rxa4
0-1

[Event "Indonesia Open 2013"]
[Site "Jakarta INA"]
[Date "2013.10.14"]
[Round "6.42"]
[White "Sinurat, Tumpak"]
[Black "Smirnov, Anton"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[BlackTitle "FM"]
[WhiteElo "2249"]
[BlackElo "2306"]
[ECO "B23"]
[Opening "Sicilian"]
[Variation "closed"]
[WhiteFideId "7104138"]
[BlackFideId "3208923"]
[EventDate "2013.10.10"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 g6 5. Nge2 Bg7 6. d3 Nf6 7. h3 O-O 8. O-O
Rb8 9. f4 Bd7 10. Be3 b5 11. Qd2 b4 12. Nd1 a5 13. c3 bxc3 14. bxc3 a4 15. Nf2
Qa5 16. Rfb1 Rfc8 17. Qc2 Ne8 18. Bd2 Nc7 19. Rxb8 Rxb8 20. Rb1 Rxb1+ 21. Qxb1
Qb5 22. Qc2 h5 23. Bf1 c4 24. d4 d5 25. Bg2 Bc8 26. f5 gxf5 27. exf5 Ne8 28. g4
hxg4 29. hxg4 e5 30. fxe6 Bxe6 31. Nf4 Nf6 32. Bh3 Nh7 33. Nxe6 fxe6 34. g5 Nd8
35. Ng4 Qe8 36. g6 Nf8 37. Bg5 Nb7 38. Nf6+ Bxf6 39. Bxf6 Nd6 40. Be5 Ne4 41. g7
Ng6 42. Qxa4 Qxa4 43. Bxe6+ Kh7 44. g8=Q+ Kh6 45. Bf4+ Nxf4 46. Qf8+ Kh5 47.
Qxf4 Qd1+ 48. Qf1 Qxf1+ 49. Kxf1 Nxc3 50. Ke1 Kg5 51. Kd2 Kf6 52. Bg8 Nxa2 53.
Bxd5 c3+ 54. Kc2
1/2-1/2

[Event "Indonesia Open 2013"]
[Site "Jakarta INA"]
[Date "2013.10.14"]
[Round "7.37"]
[White "Smirnov, Anton"]
[Black "Juswanto, Denny"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteTitle "FM"]
[BlackTitle "IM"]
[WhiteElo "2306"]
[BlackElo "2417"]
[ECO "C41"]
[Opening "Philidor"]
[Variation "Improved Hanham variation"]
[WhiteFideId "3208923"]
[BlackFideId "7100221"]
[EventDate "2013.10.10"]

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 e5 4. Nf3 Nbd7 5. Bc4 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Bg5 c6 8. Qe2
Qc7 9. a4 a5 10. Rad1 Re8 11. h3 Nf8 12. Rfe1 h6 13. Bc1 Ne6 14. Bb3 Bf8 15. Qc4
Re7 16. Qd3 Re8 17. Ne2 b6 18. Ng3 Ba6 19. Bc4 b5 20. axb5 cxb5 21. Bxb5 Bxb5
22. Qxb5 Qxc2 23. Qd3 Rec8 24. Rd2 Qa4 25. b3 Qb4 26. Bb2 Nd7 27. Nf5 Rab8 28.
Ra1 Qxb3 29. Qxb3 Rxb3 30. Ba3 Nf6 31. Re2 Nf4 32. Re3 Rxe3 33. fxe3 Nd3 34.
dxe5 dxe5 35. Bxf8 Kxf8 36. Rxa5 Nxe4 37. Nxe5 Nxe5 38. Rxe5 Rc5 39. Rxe4 Rxf5
1/2-1/2

[Event "Indonesia Open 2013"]
[Site "Jakarta INA"]
[Date "2013.10.15"]
[Round "8.34"]
[White "Irwanto, Sadikin"]
[Black "Smirnov, Anton"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteTitle "IM"]
[BlackTitle "FM"]
[WhiteElo "2407"]
[BlackElo "2306"]
[ECO "D17"]
[Opening "QGD Slav"]
[Variation "Wiesbaden variation"]
[WhiteFideId "7100590"]
[BlackFideId "3208923"]
[EventDate "2013.10.10"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. Ne5 e6 7. f3 Bb4 8. Nxc4
O-O 9. Bg5 h6 10. Bh4 c5 11. dxc5 Qxd1+ 12. Rxd1 Bc2 13. Rd2 Bxc3 14. bxc3 Bxa4
15. e4 Nbd7 16. Bf2 a5 17. Be2 Bc6 18. O-O a4 19. Rb1 Ra7 20. Ra2 Rfa8 21. Ra3
Ne8 22. Rb2 Kf8 23. h4 Nc7 24. Nb6 Rd8 25. Rd2 Ra5 26. Bg3 Ne8 27. Bf2 Ke7 28.
Nc4 Raa8 29. Rb2 Nc7 30. Nd6 Na6 31. Bxa6 Rxa6 32. Nc4 f6 33. Be3 Ne5 34. Nxe5
fxe5 35. c4 Raa8 36. Rd2 Kf6 37. Kf2 Rxd2+ 38. Bxd2 Rd8 39. Bc3 Rd1 40. Ra1 Rd3
41. Rc1 Rd8 42. Ke3 Ra8 43. Ra1 Ra6 44. f4 Kf7 45. Bxe5 h5 46. Ra3 Ra8 47. Bd6
g6 48. Kd4 Kf6 49. Bc7 Rc8 50. Bb6 Ra8 51. g3 Rc8 52. Ba5 Ra8 53. Bc7 Rc8 54.
Be5+ Kf7 55. Ke3 Rd8 56. Ra1 Ra8 57. Bb2 Rd8 58. Rf1 Ra8 59. Ba3 Rd8 60. Rh1 Rd7
61. Rf1 Rd8 62. Bb2 Ra8 63. Ra1 Rd8 64. Bd4 Ra8 65. Ra3 Rd8 66. Rd3 Ra8 67. Bb2
Re8 68. Rd6 Ra8 69. Ba3 Re8 70. Kd3 Ke7 71. Kd4 Kf6 72. Ke3 Kf7 73. Kf3 Ke7 74.
g4 hxg4+ 75. Kxg4 Kf7 76. Rd4 Rh8 77. e5 Ke7
1/2-1/2


[Event "Indonesia Open 2013"]
[Site "Jakarta INA"]
[Date "2013.10.16"]
[Round "9.38"]
[White "Smirnov, Anton"]
[Black "Karavade, Eesha"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteTitle "FM"]
[BlackTitle "IM"]
[WhiteElo "2306"]
[BlackElo "2400"]
[ECO "C70"]
[Opening "Ruy Lopez"]
[Variation "Cozio defence deferred"]
[WhiteFideId "3208923"]
[BlackFideId "5012600"]
[EventDate "2013.10.10"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nge7 5. O-O g6 6. d4 exd4 7. Nxd4 Bg7 8. c3
O-O 9. Bg5 h6 10. Nxc6 bxc6 11. Bh4 g5 12. Bg3 Ng6 13. Nd2 Rb8 14. Rb1 c5 15.
Bb3 d6 16. Qe2 Qf6 17. Kh1 Bd7 18. Rbe1 a5 19. Qd3 Nf4 20. Bxf4 Qxf4 21. g3 Qg4
22. f3 Qh3 23. Nc4 a4 24. Bc2 Be6 25. e5 Rfd8 26. exd6 cxd6 27. b3 axb3 28. axb3
d5 29. Ne3 d4 30. Qh7+ Kf8 31. Bf5 Qh5 32. Bg4 Qg6 33. Qxg6 fxg6 34. Bxe6 dxe3
35. Rxe3 Bf6 36. f4 gxf4 37. Rxf4 Kg7 38. Ra4 Rb7 39. Bc4 Rd1+ 40. Kg2 Rd2+ 41.
Kh3 Rc2 42. Ra6 Rxc3 43. Ree6 Bg5 44. Rxg6+ Kh7 45. Bg8+ Kh8 46. Ra8 Rg7 47.
Bc4+ Kh7 48. Rd6 Re7 49. Kg4 Bc1 50. h4 h5+ 51. Kh3 Bf4 52. Rd3 Re3 53. Rd7+ Kg6
54. Ra6+ Kf5 55. Rf7+ Ke5 56. Re6+
1-0

[Event "Indonesia Open 2013"]
[Site "Jakarta INA"]
[Date "2013.10.16"]
[Round "10.25"]
[White "Khusnutdinov, Rustam"]
[Black "Smirnov, Anton"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "FM"]
[WhiteElo "2509"]
[BlackElo "2306"]
[ECO "D10"]
[Opening "QGD Slav defence"]
[WhiteFideId "13701703"]
[BlackFideId "3208923"]
[EventDate "2013.10.10"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 dxc4 4. e3 b5 5. a4 b4 6. Ne4 Qd5 7. Ng3 Nf6 8. Be2 e5
9. Nf3 exd4 10. exd4 Bd6 11. Nf1 c3 12. bxc3 Ne4 13. c4 Qe6 14. Bb2 O-O 15. Ne3
Re8 16. Qd3 Bf4 17. Ne5 Nc5 18. Qc2 Ncd7 19. d5 cxd5 20. cxd5 Qb6 21. N3c4 Qh6
22. Nd3 Ba6 23. Nxb4 Bxc4 24. Qxc4 Bd2+ 25. Kf1 Bxb4 26. Qxb4 Na6 27. Qg4 Nac5
28. h4 f6 29. Bc1 Qg6 30. Qxg6 hxg6 31. Be3 Rab8 32. Bb5 a6 33. Bc6 Re4 34. Rc1
Nd3 35. Rd1 N7e5 36. g3 Nb4 37. Bf4 Nbxc6 38. dxc6 Rc8 39. Rd6 Nf7 40. Rd7 Rxc6
41. Kg2 g5 42. hxg5 Nxg5 43. a5 Ne6 44. Be3 Rc2 45. Bb6 Ree2 46. Rf1 Nc5 47. Ra7
Red2 48. Kf3 Kh7 49. Rc7 Nb3 50. Ra7 Nc5 51. Kg2 Kg6 52. Rc7 Na4 53. Rxc2 Rxc2
54. Be3 Nb2 55. Kf3 Nc4 56. Ra1 Nxe3 57. Kxe3 Rc5 58. Kd4 Rb5 59. Ra3 Kg5 60. f3
Kf5 61. Kc4 g6 62. Kd4 g5 63. Ke3 Ke5 64. Ra4 Rb3+ 65. Kf2 Rb2+ 66. Ke3 Rg2 67.
g4 Rb2 68. Ra3 Rb5 69. Ra4 f5 70. gxf5 Kxf5 71. Ra3 Re5+
1/2-1/2

[Event "Indonesia Open 2013"]
[Site "Jakarta INA"]
[Date "2013.10.17"]
[Round "11.31"]
[White "Smirnov, Anton"]
[Black "Purnama, Tirta Chandra"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteTitle "FM"]
[BlackTitle "IM"]
[WhiteElo "2306"]
[BlackElo "2382"]
[ECO "B42"]
[Opening "Sicilian"]
[Variation "Kan, 5.Bd3"]
[WhiteFideId "3208923"]
[BlackFideId "7101422"]
[EventDate "2013.10.10"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Qc7 6. O-O Nf6 7. Qe2 d6 8. c4
Be7 9. Nc3 O-O 10. Kh1 b6 11. f4 Nbd7 12. Bd2 Rd8 13. Rac1 Bb7 14. Rf3 Bf8 15.
Rh3 Rac8 16. Rf1 Re8 17. b3 Qb8 18. Bb1 e5 19. fxe5 Rxe5 20. Bf4 Ree8 21. Bg5
Rc5 22. Bxf6 Nxf6 23. Rg3 Qd8 24. Qf3 Kh8 25. Nd5 b5 26. Rh3 Re5 27. Qd1 Nxe4
28. Bxe4 Rxe4 29. Qd3 Bxd5 30. cxd5 Rh4 31. Rhf3 Rxd5 32. Rxf7 Be7 33. Qf3 Bf6
34. Qxd5
1-0

billkerr
23-10-2013, 02:43 PM
Wonderful games! (the only relatively straightforward game that I noticed is in Round 4 but with a nice finish from Anton to win there). All the others are hard fought and complex.

Anton is a very enterprising player. Defended tenaciously in his 2 losses and this was also required in most (all?) of the draws.

Round 2: Larsen opening (1. b3). Anton defends brilliantly against continual, probing pressure from GM Torre. Draw.

Round 3: Robatsch. Great attack from Elisabeth Paelitz. Valiant defence from Anton but she breaks through in the end.

Round 9: Complex tactics from move 29 on ending with one of those tricky bishop of opposite colour (plus 2 rooks) which enhances both sides attacking each others king. Anton wins.

Round 10: A wild and complex Slav, Anton takes on GM Khusnutdinov fearlessly. White repulses the attack, wins a pawn and goes into endgame with 2 bishops versus 2 knights but can't convert

Thank you Anton. May all you chess dreams come true.

antichrist
24-10-2013, 04:53 AM
In this week's chess column in the Byron Echo, GM Ian Rogers devotes entirely to Anton's adventures in Indonesia

billkerr
24-10-2013, 07:22 AM
btw, in Anton's round 8 game something is wrong with the scoresheet. 24 __ Rd8 can't be correct since it puts the R en prise to the B on h4.

Rincewind
24-10-2013, 09:20 AM
btw, in Anton's round 8 game something is wrong with the scoresheet. 24 __ Rd8 can't be correct since it puts the R en prise to the B on h4.

It's not an easy problem to solve either as most obvious tries (single moves that may have been recorded wrong) don't work with the future moves listed in the game. It seems likely that perhaps a whole move or more may be missing. Maybe Vlad can shed some light...

Vlad
24-10-2013, 11:02 AM
There are a few mistakes in the recordings of Anton's games. In game 8 it was 23 h4... rather than 23 Bh4... that was played. Also 51 g3 rather than 51 h3.
In game 1, at the very end, there were no Ra7 played by black, it was always Rg7 attacking the pawn on g6.

Rincewind
24-10-2013, 12:29 PM
There are a few mistakes in the recordings of Anton's games. In game 8 it was 23 h4... rather than 23 Bh4... that was played. Also 51 g3 rather than 51 h3.
In game 1, at the very end, there were no Ra7 played by black, it was always Rg7 attacking the pawn on g6.

These changes made to the games posted above

Vlad
24-10-2013, 12:38 PM
Thanks.

>In game 1, at the very end, there were no Ra7 played by black, it was always Rg7 attacking the pawn on g6.

Also on moves 51 and 54...

Rincewind
24-10-2013, 01:08 PM
Also on moves 51 and 54...

Done and also done. If you spot any others let me know.

billkerr
26-10-2013, 10:59 PM
[Event "Indonesia Open 2013"]
[Site "Jakarta INA"]
[Date "2013.10.16"]
[Round "9.38"]
[White "Smirnov, Anton"]
[Black "Karavade, Eesha"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteTitle "FM"]
[BlackTitle "IM"]
[WhiteElo "2306"]
[BlackElo "2400"]
[ECO "C70"]
[Opening "Ruy Lopez"]
[Variation "Cozio defence deferred"]
[WhiteFideId "3208923"]
[BlackFideId "5012600"]
[EventDate "2013.10.10"]

Note that I don't use a chess engine when annotating so all errors are mine (please point them out).

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 {Ruy Lopez} a6 4. Ba4 Nge7 {Cozio defence deferred} 5. O-O g6 6. d4 {6. c3 is more popular} exd4 7. Nxd4 Bg7 8. c3 O-O 9. Bg5 h6 {In 2011 Peter Svidler (2730) played 9... Nxd4 10. cxd4 h6 11. Bh4 g5 12. Bg3 f5! and went on to win against Dmitry Frolyanov} 10. Nxc6 bxc6 11. Bh4 g5 12. Bg3 Ng6 13. Nd2 Rb8 14. Rb1 {White delays 14. Bb3 so black can't play ... d6} 14 ... c5 {Problem solved but black is becoming vulnerable on the white squares} 15. Bb3 d6 16. Qe2 Qf6 17. Kh1 {I'm not sure why this was played} 17 ... Bd7 18. Rbe1 a5 {19 ... a4 is an awkward threat} 19. Qd3 {Finessing. Now if 19... a4 20. e5 Qf5 21. QxQ BxQ 22. Bxa4 Rxb2 23. Nc4 Rxa2 24. Bb3 Ra7 25. exd cxd 26. Bxd6 =} 19... Nf4? {Try 19... Bc6 taking the sting out of the e5 threat. White now obtains too much play on the white squares against black's vulnerable king} 20. Bxf4 Qxf4 21. g3 Qg4 22. f3 Qh3 {The Q needs to keep in touch with the B on d7 as preventative against white's e5. eg. if 22... Qh5 then 23. e5 } 23. Nc4 a4 {The rook pawn was attacked but now this just drives the B to a menacing square!} 24. Bc2 Be6 {It's too late to stop white's e5 with its accompanying mate threat. If 24... f5 then 25. Qd5+ Kh8 26. e5 is winning. He could try for a counterattack, 24... Bc6 with ... g4 in the air, some lines there are quite wild} 25. e5 Rfd8 26. exd6 cxd6 27. b3 axb3 28. axb3 d5 29. Ne3 d4 {After 29... Kf8 white has interesting attacking possibilities against both the black king and trapping the black queen but I can't see anything decisive} 30. Qh7+ Kf8 31. Bf5! {31. Nf5 BxN 32. BxB Qh5 is not winning} 31... Qh5 32. Bg4! {Avoiding the temptation to go all out in attack (32. Bxe6) which would probably lose} 32...Qg6 33. Qxg6 fxg6 34. Bxe6 dxe3 35. Rxe3 Bf6 {Black has survived and with bishops of opposite colours would hope for a draw, despite his loss of a pawn} 36. f4 gxf4 37. Rxf4 Kg7 38. Ra4 {Perhaps first play R3f3 forcing Rf8 and keeping blacks rooks passive} 38... Rb7 {Black avoids 38... Ra8 since then 39. RxR RxR 40. b4 generates a passed pawn on the queen side.} 39. Bc4 {This loses the c pawn in the hope of the rooks penetrating. Instead try 39. Ra5 Rc7 40. Kg2 with more options than in the game} 39... Rd1+? {Try 39... Rd2 confining white's king then 40. Ra6 Re7! with excellent drawing chances} 40. Kg2 Rd2+ 41. Kh3 Rc2 42. Ra6 Rxc3 43. Ree6 Bg5 {Forced} 44. Rxg6+ Kh7 45. Bg8+ {If 45. Kg4 then 45... Rg7! (otherwise he gets mated)} 45... Kh8 46. Ra8 Rg7 47. Bc4+ Kh7 48. Rd6 {The rook supports the threat of a bishop check on d3} 48...Re7 49. Kg4 Bc1 50. h4! h5+! {Not 50... Rg7+ 51. Kh5 and the Bd3+ threat wins, eg. 51... R7xg3 52. Rd7+ Rg7 53. Bd3+} 51. Kh3! {Not 51.Kxh5 Rxg3 forces 52.Rd5 to prevent mate then 52... Be3 and white can't make progress} 51... Bf4? {Instead, after 51... Rce3 I don't see how white can win, since white can't mate black and the RP can be defended.} 52. Rd3! Re3 53. Rd7+ Kg6 54. Ra6+ Kf5 55. Rf7+ Ke5 56. Re6+ {1-0}