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scd
07-10-2014, 08:02 AM
2014 MCC Christmas Swiss Weekender

www.melbournechessclub.org/events/2014/christmas-swiss

The 2014 MCC Christmas Swiss weekender starts Friday 5th December 2014, 7pm. Please try and be there by 6.30pm for registration.

Featuring: Russian GM Vasily Papin

When: Friday 5th Dec - to Sunday 7th Dec.

Round 1: Fri Dec 5th, 7pm
Round 2: Sat Dec 6th, 10am
Round 3: Sat Dec 6th, 2.30pm
Round 4: Sat Dec 6th, 7pm
Round 5: Sun Dec 7th, 10am
Round 6: Sun Dec 7th, 2.30pm

Where: Melbourne Chess Club. 66 Leicester St. Fitzroy, 3065.

Arbiter: Kerry Stead (0412 862 630)

Format: 6 round Swiss

Time Control: 90 minutes per game + 30 seconds per move. Forfeit time is 30 minutes after game begins.

Entry Fee: Adult Member: $55, Concession / Junior Member: $45. Non-MCC Members add $10. GM's, IM's, FM (club members) free entry.

MCC Grand Prix: The event will be the 9th event in the 2014 MCC grand prix. View current leaders here (http://www.melbournechessclub.org/events/2014/grand-prix).

Prizes: based on 60 paying entries:

1st: $400
2nd: $300
3rd: $200
4th: $100

Rating Group 1: $100
Rating Group 2: $100
Rating Group 3: $100
Rating Group 4: $100
Best Junior: $80

Byes: Players may take 2 half point byes in rounds 1-4.

Rating: The event will be FIDE and ACF rated.

Further Questions: Contact Simon Dale 0407 834 027 or scd@thecrag.com or melbchessclub@gmail.com

ENTER HERE (http://www.melbournechessclub.org/events/entry)

Adamski
07-10-2014, 03:27 PM
Well done MCC in getting a Russian GM to play.

AzureBlue
07-10-2014, 05:49 PM
It seems that Christmas has been moved earlier by 20 days ;)
All the best with the running of the tourney! :clap:

MichaelBaron
07-10-2014, 06:00 PM
Well done MCC in getting a Russian GM to play.

Congratulations from me too :)

Paul Cavezza
07-10-2014, 08:33 PM
It seems that Christmas has been moved earlier by 20 days ;)
All the best with the running of the tourney! :clap:

Moved this one for the second year running to better fit in with a busy December in Vic chess. Would be nice if a clash with lidums could be avoided in the future as we're likely to get top players down for this one in coming years.

AzureBlue
08-10-2014, 10:24 AM
Yup, fair enough! There's a wealth of almost continuous tourneys in December:
MCC Christmas Swiss: December 5-7
Lidums Australian Young Masters: December 8-11
Australasian Masters: December 13-21
Canterbury Summer Swiss: December 27-30
then followed by, Australian Open: January 2-11 :D

MichaelBaron
08-10-2014, 04:48 PM
Just 2 morning rounds...I guess 2 byes are allowed...I may play

MichaelBaron
28-10-2014, 04:50 PM
Just 2 morning rounds...I guess 2 byes are allowed...I may play

I am 50% in with byes in rounds 2&3.

MichaelBaron
28-10-2014, 04:55 PM
Lets see if I fall asleep at the board on Sunday Morning or not!

scd
06-11-2014, 07:48 AM
Michael can I put you in?

MichaelBaron
06-11-2014, 11:24 PM
Michael can I put you in?

Probably soon...with byes in rounds 2 and 3. Will confirm next week.

ER
07-11-2014, 09:03 AM
Simon please count me in for this tournament!
Byes (*) for the two evening rounds 1 (Fri) and 4 (Sat) required if possible.
Thanks in advance!
(*) Not necessarily 1/2 point byes if 6 round tournaments do not provide for that!

scd
09-11-2014, 11:43 AM
19 entries as of 9th Nov.


Vasily Papin GM 2499
Karl Zelesco 2281
Jack Puccini CM 2120
Sylvester Urban 2093
Bill Kerr 2085
Justin Penrose 1974
Ray Yang 1881
Tristan Krstevski 1760
Bill Jiang 1669
Shumsheer Ghumann 1659
Finley Dale 1636
Geoff Barber (R1) 1599
Regan Crowley 1541
Mukesh Krishnamurthy 1513
Damian Van Den Hoff 1460
Elliott Renzies (R1,R4) 1432
Christopher Barlow 1418
Tanya Kolak 1333
Simon Dale 1248

MichaelBaron
11-11-2014, 05:09 PM
19 entries as of 9th Nov.


Vasily Papin GM 2499
Karl Zelesco 2281
Jack Puccini CM 2120
Sylvester Urban 2093
Bill Kerr 2085
Justin Penrose 1974
Ray Yang 1881
Tristan Krstevski 1760
Bill Jiang 1669
Shumsheer Ghumann 1659
Finley Dale 1636
Geoff Barber (R1) 1599
Regan Crowley 1541
Mukesh Krishnamurthy 1513
Damian Van Den Hoff 1460
Elliott Renzies (R1,R4) 1432
Christopher Barlow 1418
Tanya Kolak 1333
Simon Dale 1248

I have entered with byes in rounds 2 and 3. That means Elliott and myself will have Sunday only to catch up. Up to that day, we won't meet :)

scd
14-11-2014, 07:44 AM
As of 14th Nov, we have 23 entries:

Vasily Papin GM 2499
Michael Baron FM 2350
Karl Zelesco 2281
Jack Puccini CM 2120
Sylvester Urban 2093
Bill Kerr 2085
Justin Penrose 1974
Kanishka Premathilaka 1931
Ray Yang 1881
Gary Bekker 1779
Tristan Krstevski 1760
Bill Jiang 1669
Shumsheer Ghumann 1659
Finley Dale 1636
Geoff Barber (R1) 1599
Regan Crowley 1541
Surjeet Singh 1516
Damian Van Den Hoff 1460
Elliott Renzies (R1,R4) 1432
Christopher Barlow 1418
Tanya Kolak 1333
Simon Dale 1248
Amelia Mendes 0673

Chigoresov
14-11-2014, 08:48 PM
From my understanding, 2 * 1/2 point Byes are only be available for 7+ round tournaments. This is the thin edge of the wedge...

MichaelBaron
14-11-2014, 10:15 PM
From my understanding, 2 * 1/2 point Byes are only be available for 7+ round tournaments. This is the thin edge of the wedge...

Do you mind showing me where in Fide rules it says so? :)
GM Andersson played in Bad-Visse this year and he had about 4 byes in a 9 round event.

Kevin Bonham
14-11-2014, 11:58 PM
Do you mind showing me where in Fide rules it says so? :)
GM Andersson played in Bad-Visse this year and he had about 4 byes in a 9 round event.

Multiple half-point byes are not strictly consistent with the FIDE Swiss/Dutch pairing rules, no matter how many rounds there are, but do not prevent an event being FIDE-rated.

MichaelBaron
15-11-2014, 09:58 AM
Multiple half-point byes are not strictly consistent with the FIDE Swiss/Dutch pairing rules, no matter how many rounds there are, but do not prevent an event being FIDE-rated.
Therefore, I would assume that unless there is a specific rule - it is at the discression of the organizers.

Kevin Bonham
15-11-2014, 10:25 AM
Therefore, I would assume that unless there is a specific rule - it is at the discression of the organizers.

Yes, excluding certain official FIDE tournaments in which half-point byes are banned. Beyond that the organisers should always state in advance if allowing multiple half-point byes (as has been done in this case).

Chigoresov
16-11-2014, 06:51 PM
Hi Michael. Sorry about the cross promotion.... I have just confirmed your entry into the 2015 Best in the West.
As an FM, you get free entry and your requested 5 half point Byes. It is good to see you playing actively again!
Make sure you arrive on time for the presentation ceremony.

scd
23-11-2014, 07:23 AM
Now that the MCC Allegro Club Champs are over it's time to register for the MCC Christmas Swiss. As of the 23rd Nov there are 25 entries:


Vasily Papin GM 2499
Michael Baron FM 2350
Karl Zelesco 2281
Jack Puccini CM 2120
Sylvester Urban 2093
Bill Kerr 2085
Justin Penrose 1974
Kanishka Premathilaka 1931
Ray Yang 1881
Gary Bekker 1779
Tristan Krstevski 1760
Rad Chmiel (R1) 1750
Shumsheer Ghumann 1659
Finley Dale 1636
Geoff Barber (R1) 1599
Regan Crowley 1541
Surjeet Singh 1516
Damian Van Den Hoff 1460
Elliott Renzies (R1,R4) 1432
Christopher Barlow 1418
Christopher Mullen 1389
Tanya Kolak 1333
Simon Dale 1248
James Brennan 0965
Amelia Mendes 0673

scd
25-11-2014, 07:42 PM
32 entries as of 25 Nov:


Vasily Papin GM 2499
Michael Baron (R2,R3) FM 2350
Karl Zelesco 2281
Denis Bourmistrov 2211
Jack Puccini CM 2120
Sylvester Urban 2093
Bill Kerr 2085
Justin Penrose 1974
Kanishka Premathilaka 1931
Mehmedalija Dizdarevic 1915
Ray Yang 1881
Gary Bekker 1779
Tristan Krstevski 1760
Rad Chmiel (R1) 1750
Andrew Fletcher 1733
Efrain Tionko 1732
Shumsheer Ghumann 1659
Finley Dale 1636
Geoff Barber (R1) 1599
Regan Crowley 1541
Surjeet Singh 1516
Damian Van Den Hoff 1460
Elliott Renzies (R1,R4) 1432
Christopher Barlow 1418
Christopher Mullen 1389
Tanya Kolak 1333
Simon Dale 1248
James Brennan 0965
Amelia Mendes 0673
Jacob Day
Aijun Wang
Jeffrey Hillard

scd
30-11-2014, 06:32 PM
MCC Christmas Swiss Weekender next weekend, Friday 5th Dec

Adamski
01-12-2014, 09:00 AM
Hi Michael. Sorry about the cross promotion.... I have just confirmed your entry into the 2015 Best in the West.
As an FM, you get free entry and your requested 5 half point Byes. It is good to see you playing actively again!
Make sure you arrive on time for the presentation ceremony.
This is classic! Michael is playing 2 games. Will he win a prize?

MichaelBaron
01-12-2014, 09:21 AM
This is classic! Michael is playing 2 games. Will he win a prize?

:(....and I was expecting wishes of good luck...I am pretty sure I am playing more than 2 games!
Prize...the biggest prize of all is the joy of playing chess.

Adamski
01-12-2014, 09:39 AM
It doesn't add up. 6 rounds. 5 half-point byes. Unless I am severely numerically challenged, that actually leaves one game played? So I guess the 5 half-point byes comment must have been a joke. My guess is it is 2 - morning rounds!!

AzureBlue
01-12-2014, 09:45 AM
Entry list says Michael Baron (R2,R3) FM 2350 which means Michael's taking two half-point byes (in Rounds 2 and 3) hence he is playing 4 games as there are 6 rounds in total :P (only a maximum of 2 HPBs are available)

MichaelBaron
01-12-2014, 10:17 AM
It doesn't add up. 6 rounds. 5 half-point byes. Unless I am severely numerically challenged, that actually leaves one game played? So I guess the 5 half-point byes comment must have been a joke. My guess is it is 2 - morning rounds!!

This not entirely accurate guess its morning round plus allegro. Thats why I am surprised I have not got wishes to good luck yet.

Adamski
01-12-2014, 10:55 AM
Good luck in both events, Michael! Might be top seed for one, so I expect to see a famous victory!!

MichaelBaron
01-12-2014, 02:56 PM
Good luck in both events, Michael! Might be top seed for one, so I expect to see a famous victory!!

Not the top seed but thx. No victory will happen of course.
Anyway,I trust you wish good luck to others too..its just it will all come as individual posts :)

Adamski
01-12-2014, 05:19 PM
But Michael you are likely to be top seed for the Allegro. Won't your main competition be playing in the MCC Swiss? That is the victory I am expecting!

MichaelBaron
01-12-2014, 07:42 PM
But Michael you are likely to be top seed for the Allegro. Won't your main competition be playing in the MCC Swiss? That is the victory I am expecting!
Orh so that is the good luck :)

scd
02-12-2014, 07:57 PM
36 entries as of 2nd Dec:


Vasily Papin GM 2499
Michael Baron (R2,R3) FM 2350
Karl Zelesco 2281
Marc Repplinger 2243
Denis Bourmistrov 2211
Jack Puccini CM 2120
Sylvester Urban 2093
Bill Kerr 2085
Justin Penrose 1974
Kanishka Premathilaka 1931
Mehmedalija Dizdarevic 1915
Ray Yang 1881
Gary Bekker 1779
Tristan Krstevski 1760
Andrew Fletcher 1733
Efrain Tionko 1732
Shumsheer Ghumann 1659
Finley Dale 1636
Geoff Barber (R1) 1599
Regan Crowley 1541
Surjeet Singh 1516
Damian Van Den Hoff 1460
Elliott Renzies (R1,R4) 1432
Christopher Barlow 1418
Christopher Mullen 1389
Tanya Kolak 1333
Carl Loucas 1267
Simon Dale 1248
Jody Middleton (R1) 1102
James Brennan 0965
Andre New 0739
Amelia Mendes 0673
Jacob Day
Jeffrey Hillard
Aijun Wang
Anandaram Jothibabu

vedbhat
03-12-2014, 11:53 AM
Please add Vishal Bhat.

Leonid Sandler
03-12-2014, 05:24 PM
Russian Grandmaster Vasily Papin arrived to Melbourne this morning.

He first tournament in Australia will be MCC X-Mass Swiss ( Dec 6-8).

In total Vasily is planning to participate in 7 tournaments and play 62 games.

He is also available for the lectures and private lessons.

For all enquires please contact me on 0412201891 or via email leonidsandlerchess@gmail.com

Adamski
03-12-2014, 05:36 PM
Russian Grandmaster Vasily Papin arrived to Melbourne this morning.

He first tournament in Australia will be MCC X-Mass Swiss ( Dec 6-8).

In total Vasily is planning to participate in 7 tournaments and play 62 games.

He is also available for the lectures and private lessons.

For all enquires please contact me on 0412201891 or via email leonidsandlerchess@gmail.comThat is great news, and well worth a "well done" to my mate (and former team member) IM Leonid!

MichaelBaron
03-12-2014, 05:40 PM
That is great news, and well worth a "well done" to my mate (and former team member) IM Leonid!

an equally meaningful well-done post from me too

Kerry Stead
05-12-2014, 06:34 PM
Round 1 underway, with titled players on top 3 boards:


1 Papin, Vasily 2502 2517 [0] : Premathilaka, Kanishka 1786 [0]
2 Fletcher, Andrew 1773 1773 [0] : Izzat, Kanan 2402 2396 [0]
3 Baron, Michael 2338 2350 [0] : Jothibabu, Anandaram 1758 1758 [0]
4 Ghumman, Shumsheer 1746 1665 [0] : Repplinger, Marc 2243 2265 [0]
5 Jordan, William 2233 2235 [0] : Bhat, Vishal 1659 1712 [0]
6 Mullen, Chris 1624 1409 [0] : Puccini, Jack 2188 2189 [0]
7 Pyke, Malcolm L 2077 2104 [0] : Van Den Hoff, Damien 1623 1583 [0]
8 Krstevska, Tanya 1605 1476 [0] : Loh, Zachary 2075 2079 [0]
9 Kerr, Bill 2028 2051 [0] : Kolak, Tanya 1503 1292 [0]
10 Dale, Simon 1424 1224 [0] : Hogg, Dean 2022 2056 [0]
11 Yang, Ray 2003 1948 [0] : Brennan, James 1358 920 [0]
12 Franes, Connor 1308 1010 [0] : Nguyen, Hoai Nam 1951 [0]
13 Ly, Thai 1946 1921 [0] : Snow, Richard A 1210 689 [0]
14 Franes, Spencer 568 568 [0] : Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1923 1907 [0]
15 Voon, Richard 1863 1804 [0] : Kamath, Sunil [0]
16 Pleiter, Dylan [0] : Chew, Jason 1841 1807 [0]
17 Bekker, Gary D 1830 1765 [0] : Ravichandren, Niriruthi [0]
18 Stewart, Tyler [0] : Hilliard, Geoffrey 1829 1715 [0]
19 Krstevski, Tristan 1808 1741 [0] : Wang, Aijun [0]
20 Zelesco, Karl 2256 2281 [0] : BYE
21 Bourmistrov, Denis 2158 2211 [0] : BYE
22 Penrose, Justin 1955 1945 [0] : BYE
23 Barber, Geoffrey 1765 1592 [0] : BYE
24 Singh, Surjeet 1668 1471 [0] : BYE
25 Renzies, Elliott 1557 1361 [0] : BYE
26 Crowley, Regan 1525 1500 [0] : BYE
27 Lim, Cassandra 1440 1307 [0] : BYE
28 Lim, Christopher 1420 1245 [0] : BYE
29 Middleton, Jody 1405 1187 [0] : BYE
30 Mendes, Amelia 1348 696 [0] : BYE
31 New, Andre 768 768 [0] : BYE

Kerry Stead
05-12-2014, 10:25 PM
Round 1 results:


1 Papin, Vasily 2502 2517 [0] 1:0 Premathilaka, Kanishka 1786 [0]
2 Fletcher, Andrew 1773 1773 [0] 0:1 Izzat, Kanan 2402 2396 [0]
3 Baron, Michael 2338 2350 [0] 1:0 Jothibabu, Anandaram 1758 1758 [0]
4 Ghumman, Shumsheer 1746 1665 [0] : Repplinger, Marc 2243 2265 [0]
5 Jordan, William 2233 2235 [0] 1:0 Bhat, Vishal 1659 1712 [0]
6 Mullen, Chris 1624 1409 [0] 0:1 Puccini, Jack 2188 2189 [0]
7 Pyke, Malcolm L 2077 2104 [0] 1:0 Van Den Hoff, Damien 1623 1583 [0]
8 Krstevska, Tanya 1605 1476 [0] 0:1 Loh, Zachary 2075 2079 [0]
9 Kerr, Bill 2028 2051 [0] 1:0 Kolak, Tanya 1503 1292 [0]
10 Dale, Simon 1424 1224 [0] 0:1 Hogg, Dean 2022 2056 [0]
11 Yang, Ray 2003 1948 [0] 1:0 Brennan, James 1358 920 [0]
12 Franes, Connor 1308 1010 [0] 0:1 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 1951 [0]
13 Ly, Thai 1946 1921 [0] 1:0 Snow, Richard A 1210 689 [0]
14 Franes, Spencer 568 568 [0] 0:1 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1923 1907 [0]
15 Voon, Richard 1863 1804 [0] 1:0 Kamath, Sunil [0]
16 Pleiter, Dylan [0] 0:1 Chew, Jason 1841 1807 [0]
17 Bekker, Gary D 1830 1765 [0] 1:0 Ravichandren, Niriruthi [0]
18 Stewart, Tyler [0] 0:1 Hilliard, Geoffrey 1829 1715 [0]
19 Krstevski, Tristan 1808 1741 [0] 1:0 Wang, Aijun [0]
20 Zelesco, Karl 2256 2281 [0] : BYE
21 Bourmistrov, Denis 2158 2211 [0] : BYE
22 Barber, Geoffrey 1765 1592 [0] : BYE
23 Singh, Surjeet 1668 1471 [0] : BYE
24 Renzies, Elliott 1557 1361 [0] : BYE
25 Crowley, Regan 1525 1500 [0] : BYE
26 Lim, Cassandra 1440 1307 [0] : BYE
27 Lim, Christopher 1420 1245 [0] : BYE
28 Middleton, Jody 1405 1187 [0] : BYE
29 Mendes, Amelia 1348 696 [0] : BYE
30 New, Andre 768 768 [0] : BYE

Kerry Stead
05-12-2014, 10:28 PM
Provisional Round 2 pairings (will only change if players who registered & did not play in round 1 do not turn up):


No Name Rtg Loc Total Result Name Rtg Loc Total

1 Yang, Ray 2003 1948 [1] : Papin, Vasily 2502 2517 [1]
2 Izzat, Kanan 2402 2396 [1] : Ly, Thai 1946 1921 [1]
3 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1923 1907 [1] : Jordan, William 2233 2235 [1]
4 Puccini, Jack 2188 2189 [1] : Voon, Richard 1863 1804 [1]
5 Chew, Jason 1841 1807 [1] : Pyke, Malcolm L 2077 2104 [1]
6 Hilliard, Geoffrey 1829 1715 [1] : Kerr, Bill 2028 2051 [1]
7 Hogg, Dean 2022 2056 [1] : Bekker, Gary D 1830 1765 [1]
8 Zelesco, Karl 2256 2281 [.5] : Krstevski, Tristan 1808 1741 [1]
9 Repplinger, Marc 2243 2265 [.5] : Crowley, Regan 1525 1500 [.5]
10 Bourmistrov, Denis 2158 2211 [.5] : Lim, Cassandra 1440 1307 [.5]
11 Barber, Geoffrey 1765 1592 [.5] : Lim, Christopher 1420 1245 [.5]
12 Middleton, Jody 1405 1187 [.5] : Ghumman, Shumsheer 1746 1665 [.5]
13 Singh, Surjeet 1668 1471 [.5] : Mendes, Amelia 1348 696 [.5]
14 Renzies, Elliott 1557 1361 [.5] : New, Andre 768 768 [.5]
15 Premathilaka, Kanishka 1786 [0] : Dale, Simon 1424 1224 [0]
16 Brennan, James 1358 920 [0] : Fletcher, Andrew 1773 1773 [0]
17 Jothibabu, Anandaram 1758 1758 [0] : Franes, Connor 1308 1010 [0]
18 Bhat, Vishal 1659 1712 [0] : Franes, Spencer 568 568 [0]
19 Snow, Richard A 1210 689 [0] : Mullen, Chris 1624 1409 [0]
20 Van Den Hoff, Damien 1623 1583 [0] : Pleiter, Dylan [0]
21 Kamath, Sunil [0] : Krstevska, Tanya 1605 1476 [0]
22 Kolak, Tanya 1503 1292 [0] : Stewart, Tyler [0]
23 Wang, Aijun [0] : TBA (likely to be myself or Elizabeth Warren)
24 Baron, Michael 2338 2350 [1] : BYE
25 Loh, Zachary 2075 2079 [1] : BYE
26 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 1951 [1] : BYE
27 Ravichandren, Niruruthi [0] : BYE

MichaelBaron
06-12-2014, 12:39 AM
Playing chess is tough :(..and a little bit boring

Sir Cromulent Sparkles
06-12-2014, 03:09 AM
Playing chess is tough :(..and a little bit boring

Michael, your words are an inspiration for us all.

Best of luck in the next round Allegro comrade. ;)

MichaelBaron
06-12-2014, 03:28 AM
Michael, your words are an inspiration for us all.

Best of luck in the next round Allegro comrade. ;)

Allegro is fun but slow chess...sigh...time to update my slow chess status from semi-retired to retired

that Caesar guy
06-12-2014, 06:18 AM
Allegro is fun but slow chess...sigh...time to update my slow chess status from semi-retired to retired

Whaaaaat, no flagging people? :(

In all seriousness, just keep at it. You'll be amazed what you can calculate in a 90 min game, opposed to a 15 min one.

bill jiang
06-12-2014, 07:34 AM
Are there live games for this tournament?

MichaelBaron
06-12-2014, 08:24 AM
Whaaaaat, no flagging people? :(

In all seriousness, just keep at it. You'll be amazed what you can calculate in a 90 min game, opposed to a 15 min one.

I can calculate nothing in 15 minutes...or 90 mins

Kerry Stead
06-12-2014, 09:36 AM
Are there live games for this tournament?

Unfortunately no live games this weekend. There will be a small database of games posted on the MCC website at the conclusion of the event.

Kerry Stead
06-12-2014, 01:23 PM
Round 2 Results:


1 Yang, Ray 2003 1948 [1] 0:1 Papin, Vasily 2502 2517 [1]
2 Izzat, Kanan 2402 2396 [1] : Ly, Thai 1946 1921 [1]
3 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1923 1907 [1] 1:0 Jordan, William 2233 2235 [1]
4 Puccini, Jack 2188 2189 [1] 1:0 Voon, Richard 1863 1804 [1]
5 Chew, Jason 1841 1807 [1] : Pyke, Malcolm L 2077 2104 [1]
6 Hilliard, Geoffrey 1829 1715 [1] 0:1 Kerr, Bill 2028 2051 [1]
7 Hogg, Dean 2022 2056 [1] 1:0 Bekker, Gary D 1830 1765 [1]
8 Zelesco, Karl 2256 2281 [.5] 1:0 Krstevski, Tristan 1808 1741 [1]
9 Repplinger, Marc 2243 2265 [.5] 1:0 Lim, Christopher 1420 1245 [.5]
10 Middleton, Jody 1405 1187 [.5] 1:0 Ghumman, Shumsheer 1746 1665 [.5]
11 Singh, Surjeet 1668 1471 [.5] : Mendes, Amelia 1348 696 [.5]
12 Renzies, Elliott 1557 1361 [.5] : New, Andre 768 768 [.5]
13 Premathilaka, Kanishka 1786 [.5] 1:0 Dale, Simon 1424 1224 [0]
14 Lim, Cassandra 1440 1307 [.5] 0:1 Fletcher, Andrew 1773 1773 [0]
15 Jothibabu, Anandaram 1758 1758 [0] 1:0 Franes, Connor 1308 1010 [0]
16 Bhat, Vishal 1659 1712 [0] 1:0 Franes, Spencer 568 568 [0]
17 Snow, Richard A 1210 689 [0] 0:1 Mullen, Chris 1624 1409 [0]
18 Van Den Hoff, Damien 1623 1583 [0] 1:0 Pleiter, Dylan 1559 1337 [0]
19 Kamath, Sunil [0] 0:1 Krstevska, Tanya 1605 1476 [0]
20 Kolak, Tanya 1503 1292 [0] 1:0 Stewart, Tyler [0]
21 Wang, Aijun [0] 0:1 Ravichandren, Niruruthi [0]
22 Brennan, James 1358 920 [0] 0:1 Warren, Elizabeth 716 716 [0]
23 Baron, Michael 2338 2350 [1] : BYE
24 Loh, Zachary 2075 2079 [1] : BYE
25 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 1951 [1] : BYE

Kerry Stead
06-12-2014, 01:24 PM
Round 3 Pairings:


1 Papin, Vasily 2502 2517 [2] : Hogg, Dean 2022 2056 [2]
2 Kerr, Bill 2028 2051 [2] : Puccini, Jack 2188 2189 [2]
3 Izzat, Kanan 2402 2396 [1.5] : Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1923 1907 [2]
4 Loh, Zachary 2075 2079 [1.5] : Zelesco, Karl 2256 2281 [1.5]
5 Repplinger, Marc 2243 2265 [1.5] : Premathilaka, Kanishka 1786 [1]
6 Pyke, Malcolm L 2077 2104 [1.5] : Middleton, Jody 1405 1187 [1.5]
7 Jordan, William 2233 2235 [1] : Chew, Jason 1841 1807 [1.5]
8 Mullen, Chris 1624 1409 [1] : Yang, Ray 2003 1948 [1]
9 Voon, Richard 1863 1804 [1] : Bhat, Vishal 1659 1712 [1]
10 Bekker, Gary D 1830 1765 [1] : Van Den Hoff, Damien 1623 1583 [1]
11 Krstevska, Tanya 1605 1476 [1] : Hilliard, Geoffrey 1829 1715 [1]
12 Krstevski, Tristan 1808 1741 [1] : Renzies, Elliott 1557 1361 [1]
13 Mendes, Amelia 1348 696 [1] : Jothibabu, Anandaram 1758 1758 [1]
14 New, Andre 768 768 [1] : Singh, Surjeet 1668 1471 [1]
15 Ghumman, Shumsheer 1746 1665 [.5] : Kolak, Tanya 1503 1292 [1]
16 Lim, Christopher 1420 1245 [.5] : Lim, Cassandra 1440 1307 [.5]
17 Dale, Simon 1424 1224 [0] : Snow, Richard A 1210 689 [0]
18 Franes, Spencer 568 568 [0] : Brennan, James 1358 920 [0]
19 Franes, Connor 1308 1010 [0] : Kamath, Sunil [0]
20 Stewart, Tyler [0] 1:0 BYE
21 Baron, Michael 2338 2350 [1.5] : BYE
22 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 1951 [1.5] : BYE
23 Ly, Thai 1946 1921 [1.5] : BYE
24 Fletcher, Andrew 1773 1773 [1] : BYE
25 Pleiter, Dylan 1559 1337 [0] : BYE
26 Ravichandren, Niruruthi [1] : BYE
27 Wang, Aijun [0] : BYE

jammo
06-12-2014, 02:38 PM
The Baron is having a good tournament......

Paul Cavezza
06-12-2014, 02:40 PM
Lord Byron.

Kerry Stead
06-12-2014, 05:11 PM
Round 3 results:


1 Papin, Vasily 2502 2517 [2] 1:0 Hogg, Dean 2022 2056 [2]
2 Kerr, Bill 2028 2051 [2] 0:1 Puccini, Jack 2188 2189 [2]
3 Izzat, Kanan 2402 2396 [1.5] 1:0 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1923 1907 [2]
4 Loh, Zachary 2075 2079 [1.5] : Zelesco, Karl 2256 2281 [1.5]
5 Repplinger, Marc 2243 2265 [1.5] 1:0 Premathilaka, Kanishka 1786 1592 [1]
6 Pyke, Malcolm L 2077 2104 [1.5] 1:0 Middleton, Jody 1405 1187 [1.5]
7 Jordan, William 2233 2235 [1] : Chew, Jason 1841 1807 [1.5]
8 Mullen, Chris 1624 1409 [1] 0:1 Yang, Ray 2003 1948 [1]
9 Voon, Richard 1863 1804 [1] 1:0 Bhat, Vishal 1659 1712 [1]
10 Bekker, Gary D 1830 1765 [1] 1:0 Van Den Hoff, Damien 1623 1583 [1]
11 Krstevska, Tanya 1605 1476 [1] : Hilliard, Geoffrey 1829 1715 [1]
12 Krstevski, Tristan 1808 1741 [1] 1:0 Renzies, Elliott 1557 1361 [1]
13 Mendes, Amelia 1348 696 [1] : Jothibabu, Anandaram 1758 1758 [1]
14 New, Andre 768 768 [1] 0:1 Singh, Surjeet 1668 1471 [1]
15 Ghumman, Shumsheer 1746 1665 [.5] 1:0 Kolak, Tanya 1503 1292 [1]
16 Lim, Christopher 1420 1245 [.5] 0:1 Lim, Cassandra 1440 1307 [.5]
17 Dale, Simon 1424 1224 [0] 1:0 Snow, Richard A 1210 689 [0]
18 Franes, Spencer 568 568 [0] 0:1 Brennan, James 1358 920 [0]
19 Franes, Connor 1308 1011 [0] 1:0 Kamath, Sunil [0]
20 Stewart, Tyler [0] 1:0 BYE
21 Baron, Michael 2338 2350 [1.5] : BYE
22 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 1951 2063 [1.5] : BYE
23 Ly, Thai 1946 1921 [1.5] : BYE
24 Fletcher, Andrew 1773 1773 [1] : BYE
25 Pleiter, Dylan 1559 1337 [0] : BYE
26 Ravichandren, Niruruthi [1] : BYE
27 Wang, Aijun [0] : BYE

Kerry Stead
06-12-2014, 05:17 PM
Round 4 pairings:


1 Puccini, Jack 2188 2189 [3] : Papin, Vasily 2502 2517 [3]
2 Pyke, Malcolm L 2077 2104 [2.5] : Repplinger, Marc 2243 2265 [2.5]
3 Hogg, Dean 2022 2056 [2] : Izzat, Kanan 2402 2396 [2.5]
4 Ly, Thai 1946 1921 [2] : Baron, Michael 2338 2350 [2]
5 Zelesco, Karl 2256 2281 [2] : Voon, Richard 1863 1804 [2]
6 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1923 1907 [2] : Loh, Zachary 2075 2079 [2]
7 Chew, Jason 1841 1807 [2] : Yang, Ray 2003 1948 [2]
8 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 1951 2063 [2] : Krstevski, Tristan 1808 1741 [2]
9 Hilliard, Geoffrey 1829 1715 [1.5] : Singh, Surjeet 1668 1471 [2]
10 Lim, Cassandra 1440 1307 [1.5] : Jordan, William 2233 2235 [1.5]
11 Fletcher, Andrew 1773 1773 [1.5] : Ghumman, Shumsheer 1746 1665 [1.5]
12 Ravichandren, Niruruthi [1.5] : Jothibabu, Anandaram 1758 1758 [1.5]
13 Premathilaka, Kanishka 1786 1592 [1] : Kolak, Tanya 1503 1292 [1]
14 Bhat, Vishal 1659 1712 [1] : Dale, Simon 1424 1224 [1]
15 Brennan, James 1358 920 [1] : Mullen, Chris 1624 1409 [1]
16 Van Den Hoff, Damien 1623 1583 [1] : New, Andre 768 768 [1]
17 Pleiter, Dylan 1559 1337 [.5] : Wang, Aijun [.5]
18 Snow, Richard A 1210 689 [0] : Lim, Christopher 1420 1245 [.5]
19 Kamath, Sunil [0] 1:0 BYE
20 Kerr, Bill 2028 2051 [2] : BYE
21 Bekker, Gary D 1830 1765 [2] : BYE
22 Krstevska, Tanya 1605 1476 [1.5] : BYE
23 Renzies, Elliott 1557 1361 [1] : BYE
24 Middleton, Jody 1405 1187 [1.5] : BYE
25 Mendes, Amelia 1348 696 [1.5] : BYE
26 Franes, Connor 1308 1011 [1] : BYE
27 Franes, Spencer 568 568 [0] : BYE
28 Stewart, Tyler [1] : BYE

Paul Cavezza
06-12-2014, 06:01 PM
Round 4 pairings:


1 Puccini, Jack 2188 2189 [3] : Papin, Vasily 2502 2517 [3]
2 Pyke, Malcolm L 2077 2104 [2.5] : Repplinger, Marc 2243 2265 [2.5]
3 Hogg, Dean 2022 2056 [2] : Izzat, Kanan 2402 2396 [2.5]
4 Ly, Thai 1946 1921 [2] : Baron, Michael 2338 2350 [2]
5 Zelesco, Karl 2256 2281 [2] : Voon, Richard 1863 1804 [2]
6 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1923 1907 [2] : Loh, Zachary 2075 2079 [2]
7 Chew, Jason 1841 1807 [2] : Yang, Ray 2003 1948 [2]
8 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 1951 2063 [2] : Krstevski, Tristan 1808 1741 [2]
9 Hilliard, Geoffrey 1829 1715 [1.5] : Singh, Surjeet 1668 1471 [2]
10 Lim, Cassandra 1440 1307 [1.5] : Jordan, William 2233 2235 [1.5]
11 Fletcher, Andrew 1773 1773 [1.5] : Ghumman, Shumsheer 1746 1665 [1.5]
12 Ravichandren, Niruruthi [1.5] : Jothibabu, Anandaram 1758 1758 [1.5]
13 Premathilaka, Kanishka 1786 1592 [1] : Kolak, Tanya 1503 1292 [1]
14 Bhat, Vishal 1659 1712 [1] : Dale, Simon 1424 1224 [1]
15 Brennan, James 1358 920 [1] : Mullen, Chris 1624 1409 [1]
16 Van Den Hoff, Damien 1623 1583 [1] : New, Andre 768 768 [1]
17 Pleiter, Dylan 1559 1337 [.5] : Wang, Aijun [.5]
18 Snow, Richard A 1210 689 [0] : Lim, Christopher 1420 1245 [.5]
19 Kamath, Sunil [0] 1:0 BYE
20 Kerr, Bill 2028 2051 [2] : BYE
21 Bekker, Gary D 1830 1765 [2] : BYE
22 Krstevska, Tanya 1605 1476 [1.5] : BYE
23 Renzies, Elliott 1557 1361 [1] : BYE
24 Middleton, Jody 1405 1187 [1.5] : BYE
25 Mendes, Amelia 1348 696 [1.5] : BYE
26 Franes, Connor 1308 1011 [1] : BYE
27 Franes, Spencer 568 568 [0] : BYE
28 Stewart, Tyler [1] : BYE

Nice work Amelia mendes!

Kerry Stead
06-12-2014, 06:17 PM
Prize List
Open
1st $310
2nd $220
3rd $150
4th $90

Rating Group 1 (U2000 FIDE) $90
Rating Group 2 (U1700 FIDE) $90
Rating Group 3 (U1400 FIDE & unrated) $90

Best Junior $60

Kerry Stead
06-12-2014, 07:04 PM
A quick win for the visiting GM who now has the outright lead on 4/4 ... My engine seems to think 15.Bb5+ may have lead to a different result ...
Puccini-Papin
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Bd3 g6 7. O-O Bg7 8. Nb3
Nf6 9. f4 d6 10. a4 b6 11. e5 dxe5 12. fxe5 Nfd7 13. Qf3 Nxe5 14. Qxa8 Bb7 15.
Nb5 axb5 16. Qa7 Nbc6 17. Bxb5 O-O 18. Bxc6 Nxc6 19. Bf4 e5 0-1

Kerry Stead
06-12-2014, 09:43 PM
Round 4 results:


1 Puccini, Jack 2188 2189 [3] 0:1 Papin, Vasily 2502 2517 [3]
2 Pyke, Malcolm L 2077 2104 [2.5] 0:1 Repplinger, Marc 2243 2265 [2.5]
3 Hogg, Dean 2022 2056 [2] 0:1 Izzat, Kanan 2402 2396 [2.5]
4 Ly, Thai 1946 1921 [2] 0:1 Baron, Michael 2338 2350 [2]
5 Zelesco, Karl 2256 2281 [2] 1:0 Voon, Richard 1863 1804 [2]
6 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1923 1907 [2] 1:0 Loh, Zachary 2075 2079 [2]
7 Chew, Jason 1841 1807 [2] : Yang, Ray 2003 1948 [2]
8 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 1951 2063 [2] 1:0 Krstevski, Tristan 1808 1741 [2]
9 Hilliard, Geoffrey 1829 1715 [1.5] 1:0 Singh, Surjeet 1668 1471 [2]
10 Lim, Cassandra 1440 1307 [1.5] 0:1 Jordan, William 2233 2235 [1.5]
11 Fletcher, Andrew 1773 1773 [1.5] 1:0 Ghumman, Shumsheer 1746 1665 [1.5]
12 Ravichandren, Niruruthi [1.5] 0:1 Jothibabu, Anandaram 1758 1758 [1.5]
13 Premathilaka, Kanishka 1786 1592 [1] : Kolak, Tanya 1503 1292 [1]
14 Bhat, Vishal 1659 1712 [1] 1:0 Dale, Simon 1424 1224 [1]
15 Brennan, James 1358 920 [1] 0:1 Mullen, Chris 1624 1409 [1]
16 Van Den Hoff, Damien 1623 1583 [1] 1:0 New, Andre 768 768 [1]
17 Pleiter, Dylan 1559 1337 [.5] 1:0 Wang, Aijun [.5]
18 Snow, Richard A 1210 689 [0] 0:1 Lim, Christopher 1420 1245 [.5]
19 Kamath, Sunil [0] 1:0 BYE
20 Kerr, Bill 2028 2051 [2] : BYE
21 Bekker, Gary D 1830 1765 [2] : BYE
22 Krstevska, Tanya 1605 1476 [1.5] : BYE
23 Renzies, Elliott 1557 1361 [1] : BYE
24 Middleton, Jody 1405 1187 [1.5] : BYE
25 Mendes, Amelia 1348 696 [1.5] : BYE
26 Franes, Connor 1308 1011 [1] : BYE
27 Franes, Spencer 568 568 [0] : BYE
28 Stewart, Tyler [1] : BYE

Kerry Stead
06-12-2014, 09:44 PM
Round 5 pairings:


1 Papin, Vasily 2502 2517 [4] : Izzat, Kanan 2402 2396 [3.5]
2 Repplinger, Marc 2243 2265 [3.5] : Zelesco, Karl 2256 2281 [3]
3 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 1951 2063 [3] : Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1923 1907 [3]
4 Puccini, Jack 2188 2189 [3] : Pyke, Malcolm L 2077 2104 [2.5]
5 Jordan, William 2233 2235 [2.5] : Fletcher, Andrew 1773 1773 [2.5]
6 Yang, Ray 2003 1948 [2.5] : Kerr, Bill 2028 2051 [2.5]
7 Jothibabu, Anandaram 1758 1758 [2.5] : Chew, Jason 1841 1807 [2.5]
8 Loh, Zachary 2075 2079 [2] : Hilliard, Geoffrey 1829 1715 [2.5]
9 Mullen, Chris 1624 1409 [2] : Hogg, Dean 2022 2056 [2]
10 Middleton, Jody 1405 1187 [2] : Ly, Thai 1946 1921 [2]
11 Voon, Richard 1863 1804 [2] : Krstevska, Tanya 1605 1476 [2]
12 Krstevski, Tristan 1808 1741 [2] : Mendes, Amelia 1348 696 [2]
13 Singh, Surjeet 1668 1471 [2] : Bhat, Vishal 1659 1712 [2]
14 Renzies, Elliott 1557 1361 [1.5] : Van Den Hoff, Damien 1623 1583 [2]
15 Lim, Christopher 1420 1245 [1.5] : Premathilaka, Kanishka 1786 1592 [1.5]
16 Ravichandren, Niruruthi [1.5] : Pleiter, Dylan 1559 1337 [1.5]
17 Kolak, Tanya 1503 1292 [1.5] : Franes, Connor 1308 1011 [1.5]
18 Stewart, Tyler [1.5] : Lim, Cassandra 1440 1307 [1.5]
19 Ghumman, Shumsheer 1746 1665 [1.5] : Dale, Simon 1424 1224 [1]
20 Kamath, Sunil [1] : Brennan, James 1358 920 [1]
21 New, Andre 768 768 [1] : Franes, Spencer 568 568 [.5]
22 Wang, Aijun [.5] : Snow, Richard A 1210 689 [0]
23 Baron, Michael 2338 2350 [3] 0:0 BYE
24 Bekker, Gary D 1830 1765 [2.5] 0:0 BYE

MichaelBaron
06-12-2014, 11:51 PM
The Baron is having a good tournament......

Better one than Jammo. Robert, shall we play a match?

MichaelBaron
07-12-2014, 12:09 AM
A quick win for the visiting GM who now has the outright lead on 4/4 ... My engine seems to think 15.Bb5+ may have lead to a different result ...
Puccini-Papin
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. Bd3 g6 7. O-O Bg7 8. Nb3
Nf6 9. f4 d6 10. a4 b6 11. e5 dxe5 12. fxe5 Nfd7 13. Qf3 Nxe5 14. Qxa8 Bb7 15.
Nb5 axb5 16. Qa7 Nbc6 17. Bxb5 O-O 18. Bxc6 Nxc6 19. Bf4 e5 0-1

After Bb5+ white is winning? While watching the game live at the venue I was surprised how quicly both players played out the opening so thought it was still all theory.

Sir Cromulent Sparkles
07-12-2014, 12:35 AM
Better one than Jammo. Robert, shall we play a match?

Michael, can you post your game moves so that we may view your success ?

MichaelBaron
07-12-2014, 12:54 AM
Michael, can you post your game moves so that we may view your success ?

Played quite badly actually..so better not post...but Puccini-Papin game is worth analyzing. Curious to know if taking on a8 is a good idea or not

Kani
07-12-2014, 02:23 AM
Enjoying Super Chess !!!! got a chance to play a GM....Awesome Experience.... Thank you MCC....

jammo
07-12-2014, 04:54 AM
Better one than Jammo. Robert, shall we play a match?

Certainly! Can I suggest best of 3 tiebreak sets?

Cheers,
Jammo

MichaelBaron
07-12-2014, 08:47 AM
Certainly! Can I suggest best of 3 tiebreak sets?

Cheers,
Jammo

Sorry no Tennis.
But if you are no longer into chess, I can consider running or karate competition :)

UrBANE
07-12-2014, 09:10 AM
A morale boost for all the MCC members playing in the Xmas Swiss today-

MCC history is being made in London at the Super Rapidplay (25 mins + 10 sec increment), with IM Ari Dale WINNING against GM John Nunn and then having a decent position against Vishy Anand. Ari (sometime "Airedale Terrier") played 5 rounds of rapid and is on 4/5. He beat a 1600 in round 1, then an unrated in round 2. Round 3 was against another IM rated 2478 - won that, then faced off against J Nunn (rated 2601) and won! Next round against Vishy Anand, I'm told Ari played really well and held his own, but blundered and ended up losing. ... I hope he's wearing an MCC shirt at this time.

Paul Cavezza
07-12-2014, 09:26 AM
A morale boost for all the MCC members playing in the Xmas Swiss today-

MCC history is being made in London at the Super Rapidplay (25 mins + 10 sec increment), with IM Ari Dale WINNING against GM John Nunn and then having a decent position against Vishy Anand. Ari (sometime "Airedale Terrier") played 5 rounds of rapid and is on 4/5. He beat a 1600 in round 1, then an unrated in round 2. Round 3 was against another IM rated 2478 - won that, then faced off against J Nunn (rated 2601) and won! Next round against Vishy Anand, I'm told Ari played really well and held his own, but blundered and ended up losing. ... I hope he's wearing an MCC shirt at this time.

Awesome stuff Ari! Look forward to hearing all about it.

Ian CCC
07-12-2014, 11:56 AM
Awesome stuff Ari! Look forward to hearing all about it.

Out of interest here's the game against Anand:

Anand, Viswanathan
2014.12.06
Dale, Ari
Kensington, Olympia
1-0
London Chess Classic Rapidplay (5.8)

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. e3 O-O 6. Bd2 c5 7. dxc5 Na6 8. cxd5 Nxc5 9. Bc4 a6 10. a4 Nfe4 11. O-O Bg4 12. Be1 Rc8 13. Be2 Qb6 14. Nd4 Bxe2 15. Qxe2 Nxc3 16. bxc3 Rfd8 17. e4 e6 18. a5 Qd6 19. f4 e5 20. fxe5 Qxe5 21. Bh4 Rd7 22. Rae1 Re8 23. Bg3 Qe7 24. d6 Qd8 25. Qc4 Nxe4 26. Nc6 bxc6 27. Rxe4 Rxe4 28. Qxe4 Bf8 29. Qc4 c5 30. Qd5 Bxd6? 31. Rd1 Qxa5 32. Bxd6 h5 33. Qe5 Kh7 34. Rf1 Qb6 35. Bxc5

Apparently the position after 30...Qxa5 would have been equal.

MichaelBaron
07-12-2014, 12:01 PM
Out of interest here's the game against Anand:

Anand, Viswanathan
2014.12.06
Dale, Ari
Kensington, Olympia
1-0
London Chess Classic Rapidplay (5.8)

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. e3 O-O 6. Bd2 c5 7. dxc5 Na6 8. cxd5 Nxc5 9. Bc4 a6 10. a4 Nfe4 11. O-O Bg4 12. Be1 Rc8 13. Be2 Qb6 14. Nd4 Bxe2 15. Qxe2 Nxc3 16. bxc3 Rfd8 17. e4 e6 18. a5 Qd6 19. f4 e5 20. fxe5 Qxe5 21. Bh4 Rd7 22. Rae1 Re8 23. Bg3 Qe7 24. d6 Qd8 25. Qc4 Nxe4 26. Nc6 bxc6 27. Rxe4 Rxe4 28. Qxe4 Bf8 29. Qc4 c5 30. Qd5 Bxd6? 31. Rd1 Qxa5 32. Bxd6 h5 33. Qe5 Kh7 34. Rf1 Qb6 35. Bxc5

Apparently the position after 30...Qxa5 would have been equal.

Amazing bravery to play Gruenfeld against Vishi. The opening was played in world championship and he was domintating Carlsen in the opening. Ari was worse out of the opening but kept on fighting very well. Great show of both character and chess skill. He was not afraid of the chess giant. That makes me believe, he will be a worthy competitor in the B section of Tata Steel and will score some scalps.

Re position after 30...Qxa5 - it may be equal according to chess engins but clearly much more enjoyable to play for white than for black.

Kerry Stead
07-12-2014, 01:14 PM
Round 5 results:


1 Papin, Vasily 2502 2517 [4] : Izzat, Kanan 2402 2396 [3.5]
2 Repplinger, Marc 2243 2265 [3.5] : Zelesco, Karl 2256 2281 [3]
3 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 1951 2063 [3] 1:0 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1923 1907 [3]
4 Puccini, Jack 2188 2189 [3] 1:0 Pyke, Malcolm L 2077 2104 [2.5]
5 Jordan, William 2233 2235 [2.5] 1:0 Fletcher, Andrew 1773 1773 [2.5]
6 Yang, Ray 2003 1948 [2.5] 0:1 Kerr, Bill 2028 2051 [2.5]
7 Jothibabu, Anandaram 1758 1758 [2.5] 1:0 Chew, Jason 1841 1807 [2.5]
8 Loh, Zachary 2075 2079 [2] 1:0 Hilliard, Geoffrey 1829 1715 [2.5]
9 Mullen, Chris 1624 1409 [2] 0:1 Hogg, Dean 2022 2056 [2]
10 Middleton, Jody 1405 1187 [2] 0:1 Ly, Thai 1946 1921 [2]
11 Voon, Richard 1863 1804 [2] 1:0 Krstevska, Tanya 1605 1476 [2]
12 Krstevski, Tristan 1808 1741 [2] : Mendes, Amelia 1348 696 [2]
13 Singh, Surjeet 1668 1471 [2] 0:1 Bhat, Vishal 1659 1712 [2]
14 Renzies, Elliott 1557 1361 [1.5] 0:1 Van Den Hoff, Damien 1623 1583 [2]
15 Lim, Christopher 1420 1245 [1.5] 0:1 Premathilaka, Kanishka 1786 1592 [1.5]
16 Ravichandren, Niruruthi [1.5] 1:0 Pleiter, Dylan 1559 1337 [1.5]
17 Kolak, Tanya 1503 1292 [1.5] 1:0 Franes, Connor 1308 1011 [1.5]
18 Stewart, Tyler [1.5] 0:1 Lim, Cassandra 1440 1307 [1.5]
19 Ghumman, Shumsheer 1746 1665 [1.5] 1:0 Dale, Simon 1424 1224 [1]
20 Kamath, Sunil [1] 1:0 Brennan, James 1358 920 [1]
21 New, Andre 768 768 [1] 1:0 Franes, Spencer 568 568 [.5]
22 Wang, Aijun [.5] 0:1 Snow, Richard A 1210 689 [0]
23 Baron, Michael 2338 2350 [3] 0:0 BYE
24 Bekker, Gary D 1830 1765 [2.5] 0:0 BYE

Kerry Stead
07-12-2014, 01:17 PM
Round 6 pairings:


1 Papin, Vasily 2502 2517 [4.5] : Repplinger, Marc 2243 2265 [4]
2 Izzat, Kanan 2402 2396 [4] : Puccini, Jack 2188 2189 [4]
3 Zelesco, Karl 2256 2281 [3.5] : Nguyen, Hoai Nam 1951 2063 [4]
4 Kerr, Bill 2028 2051 [3.5] : Jordan, William 2233 2235 [3.5]
5 Jothibabu, Anandaram 1758 1758 [3.5] : Loh, Zachary 2075 2079 [3]
6 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1923 1907 [3] : Baron, Michael 2338 2350 [3]
7 Hogg, Dean 2022 2056 [3] : Voon, Richard 1863 1804 [3]
8 Bhat, Vishal 1659 1712 [3] : Ly, Thai 1946 1921 [3]
9 Van Den Hoff, Damien 1623 1583 [3] : Yang, Ray 2003 1948 [2.5]
10 Fletcher, Andrew 1773 1773 [2.5] : Pyke, Malcolm L 2077 2104 [2.5]
11 Chew, Jason 1841 1807 [2.5] : Ghumman, Shumsheer 1746 1665 [2.5]
12 Kolak, Tanya 1503 1292 [2.5] : Bekker, Gary D 1830 1765 [2.5]
13 Mendes, Amelia 1348 696 [2.5] : Hilliard, Geoffrey 1829 1715 [2.5]
14 Lim, Cassandra 1440 1307 [2.5] : Krstevski, Tristan 1808 1741 [2.5]
15 Premathilaka, Kanishka 1786 1592 [2.5] : Ravichandren, Niruruthi [2.5]
16 Singh, Surjeet 1668 1471 [2] : Middleton, Jody 1405 1187 [2]
17 Kamath, Sunil [2] : Mullen, Chris 1624 1409 [2]
18 Krstevska, Tanya 1605 1476 [2] : New, Andre 768 768 [2]
19 Pleiter, Dylan 1559 1337 [1.5] : Lim, Christopher 1420 1245 [1.5]
20 Franes, Connor 1308 1011 [1.5] : Renzies, Elliott 1557 1361 [1.5]
21 Dale, Simon 1424 1224 [1] : Stewart, Tyler [1.5]
22 Brennan, James 1358 920 [1] : Snow, Richard A 1210 689 [1]
23 Franes, Spencer 568 568 [.5] : Wang, Aijun [.5]

Vlad
07-12-2014, 02:44 PM
Sorry no Tennis.
But if you are no longer into chess, I can consider running or karate competition :)

Why not boxing - the most fair of all sports...:)

antichrist
07-12-2014, 05:19 PM
Why not boxing - the most fair of all sports...:)

Sounds like a replay of Putin Vs Abbott shirtfronting - then they kissed and made up

Kerry Stead
07-12-2014, 05:55 PM
Round 6 results:


1 Papin, Vasily 2502 2517 [4.5] 1:0 Repplinger, Marc 2243 2265 [4]
2 Izzat, Kanan 2402 2396 [4] 1:0 Puccini, Jack 2188 2189 [4]
3 Zelesco, Karl 2256 2281 [3.5] 0:1 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 1951 2063 [4]
4 Kerr, Bill 2028 2051 [3.5] 1:0 Jordan, William 2233 2235 [3.5]
5 Jothibabu, Anandaram 1758 1758 [3.5] 1:0 Loh, Zachary 2075 2079 [3]
6 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1923 1907 [3] : Baron, Michael 2338 2350 [3]
7 Hogg, Dean 2022 2056 [3] 1:0 Voon, Richard 1863 1804 [3]
8 Bhat, Vishal 1659 1712 [3] 0:1 Ly, Thai 1946 1921 [3]
9 Van Den Hoff, Damien 1623 1583 [3] 0:1 Yang, Ray 2003 1948 [2.5]
10 Fletcher, Andrew 1773 1773 [2.5] 0:1 Pyke, Malcolm L 2077 2104 [2.5]
11 Chew, Jason 1841 1807 [2.5] 0:1 Ghumman, Shumsheer 1746 1665 [2.5]
12 Kolak, Tanya 1503 1292 [2.5] 0:1 Bekker, Gary D 1830 1765 [2.5]
13 Mendes, Amelia 1348 696 [2.5] 0:1 Hilliard, Geoffrey 1829 1715 [2.5]
14 Lim, Cassandra 1440 1307 [2.5] 0:1 Krstevski, Tristan 1808 1741 [2.5]
15 Premathilaka, Kanishka 1786 1592 [2.5] : Ravichandren, Niruruthi [2.5]
16 Singh, Surjeet 1668 1471 [2] : Middleton, Jody 1405 1187 [2]
17 Kamath, Sunil [2] 1:0 Mullen, Chris 1624 1409 [2]
18 Krstevska, Tanya 1605 1476 [2] 1:0 New, Andre 768 768 [2]
19 Pleiter, Dylan 1559 1337 [1.5] 0:1 Lim, Christopher 1420 1245 [1.5]
20 Franes, Connor 1308 1011 [1.5] 0:1 Renzies, Elliott 1557 1361 [1.5]
21 Dale, Simon 1424 1224 [1] 1:0 Stewart, Tyler [1.5]
22 Brennan, James 1358 920 [1] 1:0 Snow, Richard A 1210 689 [1]
23 Franes, Spencer 568 568 [.5] 1:0 Wang, Aijun [.5]

Kerry Stead
07-12-2014, 05:56 PM
Final Cross Table:


No Name Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6
1 Papin, Vasily 2502 2517 5.5 22:W 13:W 8:W 6:W 2:D 7:W
2 Izzat, Kanan 2402 2396 5 28:W 9:D 10:W 8:W 1:D 6:W
3 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 1951 2063 5 41:W 0:D 0:D 18:W 10:W 11:W
4 Kerr, Bill 2028 2051 4.5 32:W 17:W 6:L 0:D 13:W 15:W
5 Jothibabu, Anandaram 1758 1758 4.5 12:L 41:W 30:D 26:W 29:W 20:W
6 Puccini, Jack 2188 2189 4 37:W 21:W 4:W 1:L 14:W 2:L
7 Repplinger, Marc 2243 2265 4 19:D 36:W 22:W 14:W 11:D 1:L
8 Hogg, Dean 2022 2056 4 39:W 16:W 1:L 2:L 37:W 21:W
9 Ly, Thai 1946 1921 4 45:W 2:D 0:D 12:L 31:W 25:W
10 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1923 1907 3.5 44:W 15:W 2:L 20:W 3:L 12:D
11 Zelesco, Karl 2256 2281 3.5 0:D 18:W 20:D 21:W 7:D 3:L
12 Baron, Michael 2338 2350 3.5 5:W 0:D 0:D 9:W 0:L 10:D
13 Yang, Ray 2003 1948 3.5 40:W 1:L 37:W 29:D 4:L 23:W
14 Pyke, Malcolm L 2077 2104 3.5 23:W 29:D 31:W 7:L 6:L 28:W
15 Jordan, William 2233 2235 3.5 25:W 10:L 29:D 34:W 28:W 4:L
16 Bekker, Gary D 1830 1765 3.5 26:W 8:L 23:W 0:D 0:L 32:W
17 Hilliard, Geoffrey 1829 1715 3.5 42:W 4:L 24:D 33:W 20:L 30:W
18 Krstevski, Tristan 1808 1741 3.5 47:W 11:L 35:W 3:L 30:D 34:W
19 Ghumman, Shumsheer 1746 1665 3.5 7:D 31:L 32:W 28:L 39:W 29:W
20 Loh, Zachary 2075 2079 3 24:W 0:D 11:D 10:L 17:W 5:L
21 Voon, Richard 1863 1804 3 27:W 6:L 25:W 11:L 24:W 8:L
22 Premathilaka, Kanishka 1786 1592 3 1:L 39:W 7:L 32:D 36:W 26:D
23 Van Den Hoff, Damien 1623 1583 3 14:L 43:W 16:L 38:W 35:W 13:L
24 Krstevska, Tanya 1605 1476 3 20:L 27:W 17:D 0:D 21:L 38:W
25 Bhat, Vishal 1659 1712 3 15:L 44:W 21:L 39:W 33:W 9:L
26 Ravichandren, Niruruthi 3 16:L 47:W 0:D 5:L 43:W 22:D
27 Kamath, Sunil 3 21:L 24:L 41:L 0:W 40:W 37:W
28 Fletcher, Andrew 1773 1773 2.5 2:L 34:W 0:D 19:W 15:L 14:L
29 Chew, Jason 1841 1807 2.5 43:W 14:D 15:D 13:D 5:L 19:L
30 Mendes, Amelia 1348 696 2.5 0:D 33:D 5:D 0:D 18:D 17:L
31 Middleton, Jody 1405 1187 2.5 0:D 19:W 14:L 0:D 9:L 33:D
32 Kolak, Tanya 1503 1292 2.5 4:L 42:W 19:L 22:D 41:W 16:L
33 Singh, Surjeet 1668 1471 2.5 0:D 30:D 38:W 17:L 25:L 31:D
34 Lim, Cassandra 1440 1307 2.5 0:D 28:L 36:W 15:L 42:W 18:L
35 Renzies, Elliott 1557 1361 2.5 0:D 38:D 18:L 0:D 23:L 41:W
36 Lim, Christopher 1420 1245 2.5 0:D 7:L 34:L 45:W 22:L 43:W
37 Mullen, Chris 1624 1409 2 6:L 45:W 13:L 40:W 8:L 27:L
38 New, Andre 768 768 2 0:D 35:D 33:L 23:L 44:W 24:L
39 Dale, Simon 1424 1224 2 8:L 22:L 45:W 25:L 19:L 42:W
40 Brennan, James 1358 920 2 13:L 46:L 44:W 37:L 27:L 45:W
41 Franes, Connor 1308 1011 1.5 3:L 5:L 27:W 0:D 32:L 35:L
42 Stewart, Tyler 1.5 17:L 32:L 0:W 0:D 34:L 39:L
43 Pleiter, Dylan 1559 1337 1.5 29:L 23:L 0:D 47:W 26:L 36:L
44 Franes, Spencer 568 568 1.5 10:L 25:L 40:L 0:D 38:L 47:W
45 Snow, Richard A 1210 689 1 9:L 37:L 39:L 36:L 47:W 40:L
46 Warren, Elizabeth 716 716 1 0: 40:W 0: 0: 0: 0:
47 Wang, Aijun .5 18:L 26:L 0:D 43:L 45:L 44:L

Kerry Stead
07-12-2014, 06:03 PM
Prizes:

1st GM Vasily Papin (5.5/6) $310
=2nd IM Kanan Izzat & Hoai Nam Nguyen (5/6) $185 each
4th Bill Kerr (4.5/6) $90
RG1 Anandaram Jothibabu (4.5/6) $90
RG2 Damien Van Den Hoff, Tanya Krstevska & Vishal Bhat (3/6) $30 each
RG3 Niruruthi Ravichandren & Sunil Kamath (3/6) $45 each
Junior Jack Puccini (4/6) $60

Brilliancy Prize: Anandaram Jothibabu for his round 5 win against Jason Chew

Anandaram Jothibabu v Jason Chew (round 5)
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Be3 Nbd7 7. Qd2 e5 8. d5 a5
9. g4 Nc5 10. h4 h5 11. gxh5 Nxh5 12. Nge2 f5 13. Bg5 Qe8 14. O-O-O Bd7 15. Rg1
f4 16. Kb1 Rb8 17. Nc1 Ng3 18. Nd3 b6 19. Qf2 Qc8 20. Ne2 Nxd3 21. Rxd3 Nxf1
22. Qxf1 b5 23. c5 dxc5 24. Be7 c4 25. Rd1 Rf7 26. d6 Bh3 27. Qf2 Rb6 28. dxc7
Bd7 29. Qxb6 Rxe7 30. Qb8 Re8 31. Rxg6 Kf7 32. Rgd6 Be6 33. Rd8 1-0

jammo
07-12-2014, 06:25 PM
Sorry no Tennis.
But if you are no longer into chess, I can consider running or karate competition :)

If you are doing karate then I'm doing running.....

MichaelBaron
07-12-2014, 11:51 PM
If you are doing karate then I'm doing running.....

In fact Karate..i have not trained in a while, but running i do daily...so fighting me is probably much easier than running away from me :)
But I believe you do like running :) :) :)

ER
08-12-2014, 01:38 AM
The winner of the tournament GM Vasily Papin (right) discusses opening lines with IM Leonid Sandler in the analysis room after the end of his last game. PHOTO: Elliott Renzies

http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee481/jak_jak1/IMG_3865_zps5c9d323e.jpg (http://s1230.photobucket.com/user/jak_jak1/media/IMG_3865_zps5c9d323e.jpg.html)

ER
08-12-2014, 02:03 AM
IM Kanan Izzat = 2nd. A solid performance and the only player who managed to get half a point from GM Papin. PHOTO: Elliott Renzies

http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee481/jak_jak1/IMG_3853_zps0a2eb46a.jpg (http://s1230.photobucket.com/user/jak_jak1/media/IMG_3853_zps0a2eb46a.jpg.html)

Nguyen Hoai Nam.= 2nd PHOTO: Elliott Renzies

http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee481/jak_jak1/IMG_3857_zps88d7e8de.jpg (http://s1230.photobucket.com/user/jak_jak1/media/IMG_3857_zps88d7e8de.jpg.html)

FM Michael Baron. His presence, regardless of form or results, always adds to the prestige of tournaments. Next to him Zachary Loh who had a good warm up for the World Juniors Championship in Hungary. PHOTO: Elliott Renzies

http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee481/jak_jak1/IMG_3861_zps5554990b.jpg (http://s1230.photobucket.com/user/jak_jak1/media/IMG_3861_zps5554990b.jpg.html)

Adamski
08-12-2014, 07:30 AM
Nice photos as always, Elliott. Good to see one of the Allegro King!

MichaelBaron
08-12-2014, 10:28 AM
Nice photos as always, Elliott. Good to see one of the Allegro King!

Allegro king ...is king in allegro only...slow chess my current playing level turned out to be very poor. - I fully deserved not winning my last game

Leonid Sandler
08-12-2014, 10:55 AM
Allegro king ...is king in allegro only...slow chess my current playing level turned out to be very poor. - I fully deserved not winning my last game

Congratulations Michael on your result! 2 wins, 1 draw and 3 byes( no losses)!:clap::clap::clap:

scd
08-12-2014, 03:29 PM
i have updated the MCC Grand Prix with the Christmas Swiss results:

http://www.melbournechessclub.org/events/2014/grand-prix

MichaelBaron
08-12-2014, 05:14 PM
Congratulations Michael on your result! 2 wins, 1 draw and 3 byes( no losses)!:clap::clap::clap:

LOL...I was more interested to see if I could still make myself concentrate..but sadly I could not. Btw, you were spending quite a bit of time at the venue - should have played too!

ER
09-12-2014, 05:03 AM
Nice photos as always, Elliott. Good to see one of the Allegro King!

Thanks Jonathan, one of the highlights of the tournament was GM Papin showing a genuine interest for all the games in all rounds played. He strolled from board to board looking at positions. The juniors loved it! Here's a moment where a GM (Vasily Papin) looks at the position of a potential future GM (Karl Zelesko)!

http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee481/jak_jak1/hoai_zpse9ae7412.png (http://s1230.photobucket.com/user/jak_jak1/media/hoai_zpse9ae7412.png.html)
Photo: Elliott Renzies

Andy009
09-12-2014, 05:34 AM
Nice photos of the tournament.Thanks for posting!

ER
09-12-2014, 05:44 AM
Nice photos of the tournament.Thanks for posting!

It's my pleasure Andy009, thank you!

gbekker
09-12-2014, 03:36 PM
Great photos Elliott! :)
I've just posted my 2014 Christmas Swiss YouTube video on the MCC channel.
Congratulations to GM Vasily Papin on winning the event! ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zgo6DQwdg8

Paul Cavezza
09-12-2014, 03:52 PM
Great photos Elliott! :)
I've just posted my 2014 Christmas Swiss YouTube video on the MCC channel.
Congratulations to GM Vasily Papin on winning the event! ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zgo6DQwdg8

Awesome work Gaz, loved the Papin interview/analysis!

gbekker
09-12-2014, 06:08 PM
Awesome work Gaz, loved the Papin interview/analysis!

Thanks! :)

ER
10-12-2014, 06:18 AM
Great photos Elliott! :)
I've just posted my 2014 Christmas Swiss YouTube video on the MCC channel.
Congratulations to GM Vasily Papin on winning the event! ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zgo6DQwdg8

An excellent and enjoyable piece of work!
Comfortably inclusive in regards to thematic varieties and applicable to the expert as well as to the amateur / beginner chess player.
I thoroughly enjoyed the GM Vasily Papin interview which showed that our esteemed visitor apart from his chess strength, also possesses a delightful sense of humour!
Gary, in this short piece of excellent delivery combined his pleasant physical presence (so important for visual presentations) as well as his high standard of knowledge and use of the English language to produce a remarkable chess production with the simplest technical equipment available.
Other highlights:


Selection of critical positions to illustrate themes.
Simple but sound and comprehensible analysis.
Provision of a whole picture of what went on in the final stage(s) of the tournament.
Slow, viewer/listener friendly and relaxed pace!

If I could find something to suggest, it would be a bit more attention to the audio editing applications - tone and level of voice in particular.
In conclusion I would like to congratulate Gary :clap: for his formidable effort and to encourage him to present us with more of this!
A note to chess organisers in general:
If the 2014 Christmas Swiss YouTube video as produced by Gary Bekker isn't an excellent example
of chess promotion to potential sponsors, then I, honestly, don't know what else is there!


Great photos Elliott! :)

thanks Gary! :)

kibitzer
13-12-2014, 01:44 PM
Just wondering - have those previously mentioned games been posted anywhere yet please? Thanks!

Paul Cavezza
13-12-2014, 02:52 PM
Just wondering - have those previously mentioned games been posted anywhere yet please? Thanks!

Remind me Monday night if I haven't done it by then. You van check the "historical tournament games" page on the website to check.

Paul Cavezza
14-12-2014, 10:06 AM
Just wondering - have those previously mentioned games been posted anywhere yet please? Thanks!

http://www.melbournechessclub.org/events/historical-tournament-games

File is named XmasSwiss2014.pgn - thanks Kerry for inputting the games.