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MichaelBaron
05-09-2014, 03:35 PM
Just thought it is a good idea to have a single thread dedicated to all of the Individual performances of our lovely Auzzie players overseas.

Right now for instance, Chris Wallis is playing in Triest, Italy and he managed to beat GM Sumets (Fide 2622)

AzureBlue
05-09-2014, 03:51 PM
Max Illingworth is playing in the First Saturday September GM Tournament, which starts on the First Saturday (tomorrow). He got a GM norm in this tournament 3 years ago :)

pax
08-09-2014, 02:17 PM
1.5/2 so far, versus GMs Lajos (2408) and Fogarasi (2382). Rather typical fodder for a First Saturday! Hopefully Max can continue his fine Olympiad form. 7/9 needed for the Norm.

Watto
08-09-2014, 05:04 PM
Just thought it is a good idea to have a single thread dedicated to all of the Individual performances of our lovely Auzzie players overseas.

Right now for instance, Chris Wallis is playing in Triest, Italy and he managed to beat GM Sumets (Fide 2622)

Nice idea although it seems a bit like doubling up since we often create new threads for the tournaments that Australians are playing in overseas. Starts to be confusing about where to post or look for results. Also, I prefer to follow their performance with the whole tournament in mind, not just snippets of info about what they've done. But maybe that's just me.

AzureBlue
08-09-2014, 05:42 PM
You can usually find the results on chess-results or through googling.
Chris scored 5.5/9 to take 8th in the tournament in Triest, Italy. (Crosstable: http://www.sst1904.com/tornei2014/festivalA-t9/standing.html)
And this is the chess-results link for the First Saturday which Max is playing in. (http://www.chess-results.com/tnr144507.aspx?lan=1)

Watto
08-09-2014, 06:00 PM
You can usually find the results on chess-results or through googling.
Yes, I know, thanks - I meant where to look on chesschat. But if others don't mind having potentially two threads for the same stuff, no problem.
p.s. Well done, Chris and best of luck Max :)

damo
10-09-2014, 11:09 AM
Max is going well on 2.5/4 with a win and 2 draws against the 3 GM's and a draw against the highest rated player in the field.
GM norm is 7/9.

AzureBlue
10-09-2014, 11:23 AM
The highest rated player in the field actually became a GM recently! :clap: http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=12401269
So 2.5/4 against 4 GMs and no more GMs left to play.

MichaelBaron
10-09-2014, 11:56 AM
Max already played the 4 top seeds. now he needs to clean up the rest (all rated below him) with 4.5/7

Kevin Bonham
10-09-2014, 12:05 PM
Max already played the 4 top seeds. now he needs to clean up the rest (all rated below him) with 4.5/7

Wouldn't that be 4.5/5?

Kevin Bonham
10-09-2014, 12:20 PM
Moderation Announcement

Provisionally, it is my view that it is not a good idea to have a single mass thread for Australian-abroad results. Reasons include:

1. It is likely to lead to cases of the same tournament being discussed on multiple threads, which we strive to avoid as much as possible.
2. The thread is likely to become very long and it will be cumbersome to look through it for particular things.
3. As noted by Watto it may deter broader comment about the same tournament.

A better option in my view is to maintain something like the existing convention, eg:

* If there is only one (or maybe two) Australians in the tournament then use their name in the title, eg "Bloggs in World Open"
* If there are multiple Australians in the tournament then just use the name of the tournament and state that certain Australians are playing in it.

I can't see a strong reason not to start a new thread for every overseas event that has one or more Australians in it that is of interest to any poster on this forum.

If anyone wants to discuss this further please do so in the Help and Feedback section. For the time being the thread has been retitled to cover just the events mentioned so far but this decision is not necessarily final.

damo
11-09-2014, 12:03 PM
Max won his round 5 game against IM Kantor, Gergely (2318).

pax
14-09-2014, 01:34 PM
It's shaping up for an interesting finish. Max is on 5/7, and needs 2/2 for the norm. Round 8 he is black against FM Santos (2331) who is sitting on 2/7 so far. If he wins that, he will need to win with white against IM Korpa (2417), who is also on 5/7 and could similarly be needing a win for the norm. If both of them win in round 8 there should be a suitably fiery game to finish.

AzureBlue
15-09-2014, 09:39 AM
Max has won against FM Santos :)

Rincewind
15-09-2014, 10:18 AM
Carn Max!

MichaelBaron
15-09-2014, 11:11 AM
Getting close - and I believe Max is white in the last round! Good luck!

antichrist
15-09-2014, 11:31 AM
Can the game be viewed live, where and what time please?

AzureBlue
15-09-2014, 11:33 AM
No live games. Past games can be viewed here though: http://firstsaturday.hu/1409/games.htm

Ian_Rogers
16-09-2014, 07:06 AM
Max wins round 9, 2nd GM norm

Desmond
16-09-2014, 07:15 AM
Congratulations Max

AzureBlue
16-09-2014, 07:46 AM
Congratulations Max!!!!!!! on the 2nd GM norm and the tournament victory :) :) :) :)

Kevin Bonham
16-09-2014, 10:00 AM
Excellent! Great work Max! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Watto
16-09-2014, 10:14 AM
Max wins round 9, 2nd GM norm
Superb effort, Max. Well done! :)

ER
16-09-2014, 10:21 AM
Good work Max! Achieving the GM title can't be far now! :)

MichaelBaron
16-09-2014, 10:39 AM
Well done, Max!
GM title is close now!

pax
16-09-2014, 01:42 PM
Max is on fire on the back of an outstanding Olympiad.

AzureBlue
16-09-2014, 03:21 PM
It would be pretty cool and quite funny if he won all 3 GM norms from September First Saturdays! :D Hopefully he will get his final one before then though :) Max also gained 17.9 points from the tourney, so live fide rating should be around 2468 now. Getting closer :)

Sir Cromulent Sparkles
16-09-2014, 05:58 PM
Nice work Max.

Kevin Bonham
16-09-2014, 10:08 PM
All Max's games from this event:

[Event "First Saturday GM Sep 2014"]
[Site "Budapest"]
[Date "2014.09.06"]
[Round "1.5"]
[White "Illingworth, Max"]
[Black "Seres, Lajos"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "2450"]
[BlackElo "2408"]
[PlyCount "81"]
[EventDate "2014.09.06"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 cxd5 5. Bf4 Nc6 6. e3 Bf5 7. Qb3 Na5 8.
Qa4+ Bd7 9. Qc2 Rc8 10. Bd3 e6 11. Nf3 Be7 12. O-O O-O 13. Ne5 h6 14. Qe2 Nc6
15. Rac1 Be8 16. Rfd1 Nh7 17. h3 f5 18. g4 Nxe5 19. dxe5 Bg6 20. Nb5 Ng5 21.
Kh2 Ne4 22. Nd4 Rxc1 23. Rxc1 Qb6 24. f3 Nc5 25. Bb1 Bh7 26. gxf5 exf5 27. a3
Kh8 28. Bg3 Na4 29. b4 f4 30. Bxh7 fxg3+ 31. Kg2 Kxh7 32. Qc2+ Kh8 33. Qxa4 Bg5
34. Qb3 Bf4 35. e6 Re8 36. Rc5 Be5 37. Qa4 Re7 38. Qc2 Re8 39. Rc8 Rxc8 40.
Qxc8+ Kh7 41. e7 1-0

[Event "First Saturday GM Sep 2014"]
[Site "Budapest"]
[Date "2014.09.07"]
[Round "2.2"]
[White "Fogarasi, Tibor"]
[Black "Illingworth, Max"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "2382"]
[BlackElo "2450"]
[PlyCount "54"]
[EventDate "2014.09.06"]

1. e4 c5 2. b3 g6 3. Bb2 Nf6 4. e5 Nd5 5. Nc3 Nxc3 6. Bxc3 Bg7 7. Nf3 O-O 8.
Bc4 Nc6 9. O-O d5 10. exd6 Qxd6 11. Bxg7 Kxg7 12. h3 e5 13. Re1 b6 14. Qe2 f6
15. c3 Bb7 16. d4 cxd4 17. cxd4 exd4 18. Nxd4 Qxd4 19. Rad1 Qf4 20. Rd7+ Kh6
21. Rxb7 Rfe8 22. Qxe8 Rxe8 23. Rxe8 Na5 24. Rxa7 Nxc4 25. bxc4 Qc1+ 26. Kh2
Qf4+ 27. Kg1 Qc1+ 1/2-1/2

[Event "First Saturday GM Sep 2014"]
[Site "Budapest"]
[Date "2014.09.08"]
[Round "3.4"]
[White "Illingworth, Max"]
[Black "Nguyen, Huynh Minh Huy"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "2450"]
[BlackElo "2515"]
[PlyCount "93"]
[EventDate "2014.09.06"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 exd5 5. Bg5 Be7 6. e3 c6 7. Bd3 Nbd7 8.
Nf3 O-O 9. O-O Re8 10. Qc2 Nf8 11. h3 Be6 12. Ne5 N6d7 13. Bxe7 Qxe7 14. f4 f6
15. Nf3 Qd6 16. f5 Bf7 17. Qf2 c5 18. Rae1 a6 19. g4 b5 20. Kh1 Rac8 21. Rg1
cxd4 22. exd4 Nb6 23. Ne2 h6 24. Bb1 Nc4 25. b3 Na3 26. Bd3 b4 27. h4 Nh7 28.
Rc1 Nb5 29. Bxb5 axb5 30. Rc5 Ra8 31. Rc2 Ra7 32. Nc1 Rae7 33. Re2 Re4 34. Nd2
Rxe2 35. Nxe2 Ra8 36. Nc1 Nf8 37. Re1 Qc7 38. Kg2 Nd7 39. Nf1 Nb6 40. Nd3 Qc3
41. Nc5 Nc8 42. Ng3 Nd6 43. Ne2 Qd2 44. Nc1 Qc3 45. Ne2 Qd2 46. Nc1 Qc3 47. Ne2
1/2-1/2

[Event "First Saturday GM Sep 2014"]
[Site "Budapest"]
[Date "2014.09.09"]
[Round "4.3"]
[White "Ilincic, Zlatko"]
[Black "Illingworth, Max"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "2419"]
[BlackElo "2450"]
[PlyCount "27"]
[EventDate "2014.09.06"]

1. d4 d5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 b5 4. a4 b4 5. a5 e6 6. c4 bxc3 7. bxc3 c5 8. Nf3 Nc6
9. O-O Bd7 10. Ne5 cxd4 11. Nxd7 Qxd7 12. cxd4 Bb4 13. Bd2 Rb8 14. e3 1/2-1/2

[Event "First Saturday GM Sep 2014"]
[Site "Budapest"]
[Date "2014.09.10"]
[Round "5.3"]
[White "Illingworth, Max"]
[Black "Kantor, Gergely"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "2450"]
[BlackElo "2318"]
[PlyCount "97"]
[EventDate "2014.09.06"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. Nf3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8. Bd3
Bd6 9. O-O Bb7 10. e4 e5 11. dxe5 Nxe5 12. Nxe5 Bxe5 13. Qe2 O-O 14. Rd1 Qc7
15. g3 Rfe8 16. f3 b4 17. Na4 Qa5 18. Bc2 c5 19. Be3 Rac8 20. a3 bxa3 21. Rxa3
Bxb2 22. Rb3 Ba6 23. Qf2 Bd4 24. Rbb1 Red8 25. e5 Bxe5 26. Nxc5 Rxd1+ 27. Rxd1
Bc4 28. Bf5 Rd8 29. Rc1 Qb5 30. Rb1 Qc6 31. Rc1 Qd5 32. Be4 Nxe4 33. fxe4 Qc6
34. Rxc4 Qb5 35. Qc2 h5 36. Nd3 Bf6 37. Bxa7 Qd7 38. Bb6 Ra8 39. Kg2 h4 40. Nf2
Rb8 41. Rc7 Qe6 42. Rc6 Qd7 43. Qc4 Ra8 44. Qd5 Qb7 45. Rd6 Qa6 46. Bd4 h3+ 47.
Nxh3 Qe2+ 48. Nf2 Ra2 49. e5 1-0

[Event "First Saturday GM Sep 2014"]
[Site "Budapest"]
[Date "2014.09.12"]
[Round "6.4"]
[White "Lizak, Peter"]
[Black "Illingworth, Max"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "2404"]
[BlackElo "2450"]
[PlyCount "148"]
[EventDate "2014.09.06"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. O-O O-O 5. d4 d6 6. Nc3 d5 7. Bf4 Bf5 8. Ne5
c6 9. f3 Nh5 10. Be3 Bc8 11. Bf2 Nd7 12. Nxd7 Bxd7 13. e4 dxe4 14. fxe4 e5 15.
d5 Qa5 16. dxc6 Bxc6 17. Nd5 Bxd5 18. exd5 f5 19. c4 Nf6 20. Qe1 Qxe1 21. Bxe1
e4 22. Rc1 Rfc8 23. Bd2 Ng4 24. h3 Bd4+ 25. Kh1 Nf2+ 26. Kh2 Nd3 27. Rc2 Nxb2
28. Rfc1 Nd3 29. Rb1 b6 30. g4 Re8 31. gxf5 gxf5 32. Bc3 Be5+ 33. Bxe5 Rxe5 34.
Rg1 Kh8 35. a4 f4 36. Rd2 Nc5 37. d6 f3 38. Bh1 Nd7 39. Re1 e3 40. Rde2 Rf8 41.
Rxe3 f2 42. Rxe5 Nxe5 43. Rf1 Nxc4 44. Kg3 Nxd6 45. Rxf2 Rxf2 46. Kxf2 b5 47.
a5 Nc4 48. a6 b4 49. Ke2 b3 50. Kd3 b2 51. Kc2 Kg7 52. Kb1 h6 53. Bd5 Ne3 54.
Bb3 Kf6 55. Kxb2 Ke5 56. Kc3 Nd5+ 57. Kc4 Nc7 58. Kc5 Nxa6+ 59. Kc6 Kd4 60. Bf7
Nc5 61. Kb5 Ne4 62. Ka6 Ng5 63. Be8 Nxh3 64. Kxa7 Nf4 65. Kb6 Nd5+ 66. Ka5 Ke5
67. Ka4 Nf4 68. Kb3 Kf6 69. Kc3 Ke7 70. Bc6 h5 71. Kd2 Kf6 72. Ke3 Kg5 73. Kf2
Kh4 74. Be8 Kh3 1/2-1/2

[Event "First Saturday GM Sep 2014"]
[Site "Budapest"]
[Date "2014.09.13"]
[Round "7.2"]
[White "Illingworth, Max"]
[Black "Havasi, Gergo"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "2450"]
[BlackElo "2336"]
[PlyCount "103"]
[EventDate "2014.09.06"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. O-O a6 5. Bd3 Ngf6 6. Re1 b5 7. c4 Rb8 8.
cxb5 axb5 9. Bc2 e5 10. b4 Be7 11. bxc5 dxc5 12. a4 bxa4 13. Bxa4 O-O 14. d3
Nb6 15. Bb3 Bd6 16. Nc3 Bd7 17. Bg5 h6 18. Bxf6 Qxf6 19. Nd2 Be6 20. Nc4 Qd8
21. Ra6 Nc8 22. Ba2 Bc7 23. Qc2 Ne7 24. Ne3 Bc8 25. Ra4 Nc6 26. Ncd5 Bd6 27.
Qe2 Qg5 28. Nc4 Qg6 29. Qe3 Kh8 30. Qg3 Qxg3 31. hxg3 Rd8 32. Nxd6 Rxd6 33. Rc1
Nb4 34. Rxc5 Nxa2 35. Rxa2 Be6 36. Raa5 Rb1+ 37. Kh2 Rb3 38. Nc7 f6 39. Nxe6
Rxe6 40. Ra7 Re8 41. Rcc7 Rg8 42. Rd7 Rbb8 43. Kh3 Rbd8 44. Kg4 Rxd7 45. Rxd7
Rb8 46. Kf5 Kh7 47. f4 Rb5 48. Rd5 Rb2 49. fxe5 Rf2+ 50. Kg4 fxe5 51. Rxe5 Rxg2
52. d4 Kg6 53. Rf5 Re2 54. Kf4 Rd2 55. d5 Rd3 56. Rf8 h5 57. Ke5 Rxg3 58. d6
Rd3 59. Ke6 Kg5 60. d7 h4 61. Rf5+ Kg4 62. Rd5 Rxd5 63. exd5 Kg3 64. d8=Q 1-0

[Event "First Saturday GM Sep 2014"]
[Site "Budapest"]
[Date "2014.09.14"]
[Round "8.5"]
[White "Santos Ruiz, Miguel"]
[Black "Illingworth, Max"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "2331"]
[BlackElo "2450"]
[PlyCount "84"]
[EventDate "2014.09.06"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. g3 a6 4. Bg2 b5 5. b3 c5 6. Nc3 Qb6 7. O-O Bb7 8. Re1 d6
9. e4 Nc6 10. Nd5 Qd8 11. d4 cxd4 12. Nxd4 Nxd4 13. Qxd4 exd5 14. e5 dxe5 15.
Rxe5+ Kd7 16. Bf4 Bd6 17. cxb5 Bxe5 18. Re1 Re8 19. Bh3+ Re6 20. Qxe5 Qb6 21.
a4 axb5 22. a5 Rxa5 23. Qg5 Ne8 24. Qh5 Ke7 25. Bg5+ Kf8 26. Bxe6 fxe6 27. Qf3+
Kg8 28. Be7 Nf6 29. Bxf6 gxf6 30. Qxf6 d4 31. Qg5+ Kf7 32. Qh5+ Ke7 33. Qg5+
Kd7 34. Qg7+ Kc8 35. Qf8+ Kc7 36. Rc1+ Bc6 37. Qe7+ Kb8 38. Qxe6 Kb7 39. Qh6
Qc7 40. Re1 Qd7 41. Rd1 Qd5 42. Qxh7+ Ka6 0-1

[Event "First Saturday GM Sep 2014"]
[Site "Budapest"]
[Date "2014.09.15"]
[Round "9.1"]
[White "Illingworth, Max"]
[Black "Korpa, Bence"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A00"]
[WhiteElo "2450"]
[BlackElo "2417"]
[PlyCount "71"]
[EventDate "2014.09.06"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 e6 6. e4 Bb4 7. e5 Nd5 8. Bd2 b5
9. Ng5 Nxc3 10. bxc3 Be7 11. Qh5 g6 12. Qh6 Bf8 13. Qh3 Be7 14. Ne4 Qd5 15. Qe3
Bb7 16. Be2 Qd8 17. O-O Nd7 18. Rfb1 O-O 19. Bxc4 a6 20. Bd3 Qc7 21. Qh6 c5 22.
Ng5 Bxg5 23. Bxg5 f5 24. exf6 Nxf6 25. Qh3 Qc6 26. axb5 axb5 27. Rxa8 Bxa8 28.
Bxb5 Qd5 29. Bh6 Rb8 30. Qg3 Rd8 31. dxc5 Qxc5 32. Qh3 Qd5 33. Bf1 Bc6 34. Rb4
Ne4 35. Rd4 Nxf2 36. Qh4 1-0

Ian_Rogers
16-09-2014, 10:33 PM
Missing moves from the round 7 game.

[Round "7.1"]
[White "Illingworth, Max"]
[Black "Havasi, Gergo"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B51"]
[WhiteElo "2450"]
[BlackElo "2336"]
[PlyCount "127"]
[Source "Max Illingworth"]
[SourceDate "2008.10.04"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Bb5+ Nd7 4. O-O a6 5. Bd3 Ngf6 6. Re1 b5 7. c4 Rb8 8.
cxb5 axb5 9. Bc2 e5 10. b4 Be7 11. bxc5 dxc5 12. a4 bxa4 13. Bxa4 O-O 14. d3
Nb6 15. Bb3 Bd6 16. Nc3 Bd7 17. Bg5 h6 18. Bxf6 Qxf6 19. Nd2 Be6 20. Nc4 Qd8
21. Ra6 Nc8 22. Ba2 Bc7 23. Qc2 Ne7 24. Ne3 Bc8 25. Ra4 Nc6 26. Ncd5 Bd6 27.
Qe2 Qg5 28. Nc4 Qg6 29. Qe3 Kh8 30. Qg3 Qxg3 31. hxg3 Rd8 32. Nxd6 Rxd6 33. Rc1
Nb4 34. Rxc5 Nxa2 35. Rxa2 Be6 36. Raa5 Rb1+ 37. Kh2 Rb3 38. Nc7 f6 39. Nxe6
Rxe6 40. Ra7 Re8 41. Rcc7 Rg8 42. Rd7 Rbb8 43. Kh3 Rbd8 44. Kg4 Rxd7 45. Rxd7
Rb8 46. Kf5 Kh7 47. f4 Rb5 48. Rd5 Rb2 49. fxe5 Rf2+ 50. Kg4 fxe5 51. Rxe5 Rxg2
52. d4 Kg6 53. Rf5 Re2 54. Kf4 Rd2 55. d5 Rd3 56. Rf8 h5 57. Ke5 Rxg3 58. d6
Rd3 59. Ke6 Kg5 60. d7 h4 61. Rf5+ Kg4 62. Rd5 Rxd5 63. exd5 Kg3 64. d8=Q 1-0

Kevin Bonham
16-09-2014, 11:17 PM
Game 1 is a really nice win by Max. Hard for me to find an obvious error by black, he just gets gradually outplayed.

Game 7 is an interesting line recently seen in Carlsen-Aronian in some Carlsen games with the odd looking Bd3. Maybe 12...b4 is bolder and better than allowing that lasting pawn weakness on c5. Maybe the latter isn't fatal but it is a long-term liability.

Game 8 was very lucky! Deferring acceptance of the knight sac seems not to work (and white won the two games I found where it was accepted right away) and 17.Rae1 is winning. Opponent misses that and other good options and ends up with not enough compensation for a rook.

Last game was surprisingly lopsided. Black's 9th just seems positionally bad.

Kevin Bonham
16-09-2014, 11:21 PM
Missing moves from the round 7 game.

Ta, I've edited those in.

AzureBlue
16-09-2014, 11:37 PM
Max has annotated his game against Santos in his blog (https://www.sydneyacademyofchess.com.au/swindling-lost-game)(it's the third game). Two of his games that he played at the olympiad (where he was only 1/2 pt or so off a 20-game norm!) are also annotated there.

ER
17-09-2014, 12:04 AM
It would be pretty cool and quite funny if he won all 3 GM norms from September First Saturdays! :D

looks like Budapest is becoming Max's favourite hunting ground! :)

Agent Smith
17-09-2014, 03:31 PM
KB wrote

Game 7 is an interesting line recently seen in Carlsen-Aronian
which game/tourney is that ??

17.Rae1 is winning.
Yeah... but pretty complicated lines.

Kevin Bonham
17-09-2014, 06:40 PM
KB wrote

which game/tourney is that ??

Actually that was incorrect, I must have made some error with the Chesslive search engine. Carlsen has played it this year but it was against Nakamura in a rapid; also played it against Svidler in Norway Chess last year.


Yeah... but pretty complicated lines.

Indeed. As Max points out in his analysis the position has so many potentially good-looking moves that there is a chance for the opponent to pick the wrong one (which happened). And what the opponent did play is only marginally unsound and required exceptionally good defence by Max.

Agent Smith
17-09-2014, 11:14 PM
I -was- wondering if you confused it with Carlsen/Naka.


Indeed. As Max points out in his analysis the position has so many potentially good-looking moves that there is a chance for the opponent to pick the wrong one (which happened)

Max does show some great analysis sometimes :) Though he's very young.

Geelong Grizzle
17-09-2014, 11:47 PM
In Round/Game 9, 34.Rd1 wins automatically as Black's Queen is overloaded.

Adamski
01-10-2014, 06:07 PM
Congratulations Max!!!!!!! on the 2nd GM norm and the tournament victory :) :) :) :)Terrific news! A great victory. (Not really news now but I have been very busy at work so away from CC most of the time.)

Adamski
01-10-2014, 06:10 PM
Many thanks to Kev for posting all Max's games in the First Saturday event (Max's second norm at one) here.

MichaelBaron
02-10-2014, 04:06 PM
Many thanks to Kev for posting all Max's games in the First Saturday event (Max's second norm at one) here.

Many thanks to Laslo Nagy - the tournament organiser for running the event where Max scored his norm.

MichaelBaron
07-10-2014, 07:50 PM
Wallis is now playing in Isle Of Man Open - extremely strong tournament!

Carl Gorka
09-10-2014, 09:54 PM
And he has drawn with legendary US GM James Tarjan, and won a nice game against Israeli IM Nakar (http://gorkachc.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/too-much-chess.html).

Adamski
09-10-2014, 10:02 PM
And he has drawn with legendary US GM James Tarjan, and won a nice game against Israeli IM Nakar (http://gorkachc.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/too-much-chess.html).The former is particularly impressive. Keep going Chris!

MichaelBaron
09-10-2014, 11:06 PM
The former is particularly impressive. Keep going Chris!

Good luck to Chris, other participants and organizers!

MichaelBaron
10-10-2014, 10:40 AM
I believe this is the first ever tournament where chess is combined with poker

MichaelBaron
13-10-2014, 10:51 AM
Unfortunately Wallis did not finish the Isle tournament that well and ended up performing around his rating

ER
13-10-2014, 01:50 PM
any chance for the heading of this thread to change into something more relevant?

Watto
13-10-2014, 06:29 PM
any chance for the heading of this thread to change into something more relevant?
I think it works a helluva lot better to have individual threads created for tournaments Australians are playing in. This method is just so haphazard.

ER
13-10-2014, 07:58 PM
thanks for listening re Chris folks. re Max I can assure you I met him (and had a nice chat with his mum too - hi Mrs Illingworth:) ) in Sydney last Sat (not to mention Sun and Mon) so he can't possibly still be playing the First Saturday in Budapest! :)

Tony Dowden
19-10-2014, 10:39 PM
I think it works a helluva lot better to have individual threads created for tournaments Australians are playing in. This method is just so haphazard.
Agreed!