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Charles
04-11-2014, 07:51 PM
Hi all,

Well it is that time again to prepare for your annual migration to the Doeberl Cup. Yes I know it is still five months off but that comes around quickly.

We have moved to a great new venue this year - University House at ANU. It is a beautiful setting with a large outdoor environment and 109 rooms. We have negotiated great room rates which include full buffet breakfast. It is a short ten minute stroll to the lake and two minutes walk to the new Nishi precinct which has restaurants and theatres. It is also about 15 minutes walk from Civic. There is a nice cafe on site and we will be working to have appropriate menu options available to support the theatre. There have been some slight modifications to tournament sizes but we are still able to cater for 260-280 comfortably.

The Premier will be in the Grand Hall, Major and Minor in the Commons Room and U1200's in the Drawing room.

There will be separate commentary, analysis and arbiter rooms.

If you want to keep up with the tournament signup to our newsletter on the website.

Look forward to seeing you there.

ER
12-12-2014, 03:14 AM
Entered and booked accommodation! See you all there!

sleepless
22-12-2014, 01:08 PM
I love the way this tournament keeps reinventing itself. Count me in.

“Sooner or later, everything old is new again.” Stephen King, The Colorado Kid

wegan
29-12-2014, 12:57 PM
An excellent way to prepare would be to read my Doeberl Cup Book (The Doeberl Cup: Fifty Years of Australian Chess History). I'm now offering it at a greatly reduced discount price of $25.00 (postage to anywhere in Australia $12, possibly cheaper to Sydney, or parts of NSW). For more info contact me at wegan@pcug.org.au See Jeremy Silman's rave review at: http://tinyurl.com/knd9h2z
I'll also have copies at the Australian Open in a few days time
Bill Egan

Charles
30-01-2015, 09:28 AM
Pleased to welcome back Surya Ganguly.

This year we will have two master classes - GM Ganguly for two hours on Wednesday night talking about his preparation with Anand for the World Championship and GM Van Wely on Thursday morning. Prices and timing will be listed on the website shortly.

Charles
12-02-2015, 10:11 AM
Hi all,

Luke Van Wely has provided his topics for the Thursday morning master class and will be speaking on:
1) positional sacrifices : the unusual way of sacrificing material.
2) how to defend when your opponent is attacking : patience, precision and counter attack.

Details will be out soon for these master classes.

Adamski
12-02-2015, 12:12 PM
Great stuff, Charles. Good to see HM's Luke and Surya both returning to Aus.

Charles
13-02-2015, 03:18 PM
Great stuff, Charles. Good to see HM's Luke and Surya both returning to Aus.

Luke has threatened to keep returning until he wins the cup!

Narelle
16-02-2015, 09:46 AM
Hi Charles,

With 5 out of the 9 players in the minor FIDE rated it would be a good time to start FIDE rating the minor as there is a clear benefit to the players.

Regards Narelle

Charles
16-02-2015, 02:37 PM
Hi Charles,

With 5 out of the 9 players in the minor FIDE rated it would be a good time to start FIDE rating the minor as there is a clear benefit to the players.

Regards Narelle

Thanks Narelle,

Yes with FIDE's changes a lot more players are getting FIDE ratings and at much lower levels. I will have a chat to the Chief Arbiter about it.

Charles

Charles
17-02-2015, 09:25 AM
Hi all,

With the winner of the 2014 Womens Prize, Chinese player WIM Zhai Mo, having entered we are now just over half full in the Premier. Nice to see such a broad overseas contingent given that this the first time in recent years that the Doeberl Cup will run without an accompanying SIO.

Southern Cross
02-03-2015, 10:06 AM
Will there be wifi at the venue?

Charles
02-03-2015, 01:10 PM
Will there be wifi at the venue?

Yes

ER
02-03-2015, 03:50 PM
In the beginning I thought 'hhhm well it's one of those April Fools jokes'!!!
Well despite the date one of them is set (April 1st) it is a reality and what a wonderful experience it will be!!!
Strong(er) players will have the opportunity to add a lot to their knowledge
by joining in either one or both of the Masterclasses to be presented by two of the GMs
participating in the 2015 Doeberl.
For details of the extremely interesting themes and the amazingly affordable cost
check out the tournament's website - link under Charles's signature!

shumsta
11-03-2015, 09:57 PM
Is there anyone who is interested in carpooling with me from Melbourne to Canberra? I've got a car, but I'm also happy to take a ride with someone else.

Tony Dowden
15-03-2015, 11:44 AM
What is the logic of accepting entries into the Premier from individuals whose ratings aren't high enough? Shouldn't they go into the 'waiting list'?

Charles
16-03-2015, 10:34 AM
Hi Tony,

Tom had paid for his entry when he had an eligible rating. Under our rules if you suffer a sudden rating drop such that you may be ineligible for the tournament but have paid for your position when you were eligible you retain your place for that years competition. This applies across all tournaments.

shumsta
17-03-2015, 09:06 AM
My plan is to travel from Melbourne on the evening of 2 April. Spend the night in a backpackers somewhere around the NSW border and then do the second half of the journey on the morning of the 3rd. We should arrive at the venue around midday, which will leave enough time for lunch before the first round begins at 1pm.

Obviously, this isn't going to work for anyone playing in the Premier event unless they are prepared to take byes in the first two rounds, but it should work perfectly for anyone playing in the Major or the Minor.

I'd expect anyone taking a ride with me to chip in $70 to cover vehicle running costs.

If you're interested, please give me a call on 0400996901.

Tony Dowden
18-03-2015, 07:37 AM
Hi Tony,

Tom had paid for his entry when he had an eligible rating. Under our rules if you suffer a sudden rating drop such that you may be ineligible for the tournament but have paid for your position when you were eligible you retain your place for that years competition. This applies across all tournaments.

Thanks for the explanation Charles, I should have realised!

BTW, my post certainly wasn't directed at Tom, just the principle in general.

Charles
20-03-2015, 02:21 PM
Hi all,

Major tournament has only eight slots left. Also the masterclasses are half full so if you want a slot get in early.

Thanks,

Charles

Charles
25-03-2015, 03:36 PM
Major is now full. We have started a wait list and have emailed all registered players to confirm their payment.

Alana
29-03-2015, 06:43 PM
Hello all,

This coming Tuesday Heather Richards and I are running a Chess Event in Garema Place in Civic. We are setting up the big chess pieces and some small tables which people can use to play games on.

The aims of this event are:

- To promote chess in Canberra/Australia!
- To encourage people in ACT to sign up to the adult and junior chess association's newsletters and become informed about local chess clubs in the Canberra area.
- To provide a media activity to increase coverage of chess in Australia.
- To encourage new players to come to ANU Chess Club for a lightning fast chess event!

The event will be running from 11am-2pm where the giant chessboard is near King O'Malley's. We would like to encourage as many people to come along and enjoy the event - including players from interstate who are coming for the Doeberl Cup. Some ACTCA committee members will be at the event answering questions from the general public and handing out information about the ACT Chess Association as well as the ACT Junior Chess League.

Alana
29-03-2015, 06:52 PM
Also, there is a Lightning tournament that is going to be held at the ANU Chess Club from 6:45pm on Wednesday 1 April at the Asian Studies building. Entry is free and the time control is G/5m (generally 9 rounds are played). If you are in town early and would like to come along for some friendly blitz games as a warm up for the Doeberl Cup feel free! More details can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/chessatanu/ . :D

ER
30-03-2015, 01:51 PM
Also, there is a Lightning tournament that is going to be held at the ANU Chess Club from 6:45pm on Wednesday 1 April at the Asian Studies building. Entry is free and the time control is G/5m (generally 9 rounds are played). If you are in town early and would like to come along for some friendly blitz games as a warm up for the Doeberl Cup feel free! More details can be found here: https://sites.google.com/site/chessatanu/ . :D

Looks like Doeberl is shaping up as a Canberra City Chess Festival as well. Two major chess activities alongside the big one. I have made other arrangements for the day but if I finish early I might drop in to either play or have a look! Cheers!

ER
31-03-2015, 07:14 PM
A good article featuring a picture of our very own Alana Chibnall and a short IM Junta Ikeda interview and photo here:
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-life/kings-and-queens-to-work-hard-for-their-masters-at-doeberl-cup-chess-tournament-in-canberra-at-easter-20150331-1mbvq7.html

Great news re Doeberl Cup sponsorship!!! I just received it on mail. Don't know if it's in the official tournament's website yet, keep on checking!

ER
02-04-2015, 10:35 AM
Early venue inspection at 8:10 AM. What a great hall! Plus is just 123 steps from my room! Shortest distance ever!

Kaitlin
02-04-2015, 11:28 AM
Early venue inspection at 8:10 AM. What a great hall! Plus is just 123 steps from my room! Shortest distance ever!

It's good to see your not just taking the elevator.

Agent Smith
02-04-2015, 04:42 PM
2873

The design is cool :) But can i mention the elephant in the room ? He has a cup on his head.

ER
02-04-2015, 05:24 PM
It's good to see your not just taking the elevator.

the horizontal elevator is out of order. the one at the KL had shorter step count, only difference being 22 floors or something!

Desmond
02-04-2015, 07:58 PM
Did Jonas Muller beat ZYZ in round 1?!

Kaitlin
02-04-2015, 08:01 PM
Did Jonas Muller beat ZYZ in round 1?!

Yes - see the blog for unofficial results "http://www.doeberlcup.com.au/liveblog.shtml"

Kevin Bonham
02-04-2015, 09:19 PM
Also Fred Litchfield defeated Bobby Cheng.

Agent Smith
02-04-2015, 10:13 PM
[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2015.04.02"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Muller, Jonas"]
[Black "Zhao, Zong-Yuan"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nb5 d6 6. Bf4 e5 7. Be3 Nf6 8. Bg5 a6 9. N5c3 Be7 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. Nd2 O-O 12. Nc4 b5 13. Ne3 Bg5 14. Ncd5 Be6 15. Bd3 Ne7 16. Nxe7+ Qxe7 17. Qe2 Qb7 18. O-O g6 19. g3 a5 20. f4 exf4 21. gxf4 Bh6 22. c3 b4 23. f5 Qa7 24. Rf3 Bd7 25. Kh1 Bxe3 26. Rxe3 bxc3 27. bxc3 Rac8 28. Qd2 Qc5 29. Rc1 Bc6 30. Rf1 Rfe8 31. Qf2 Rc7 32. Qf4 Re5 33. fxg6 hxg6 34. Rh3 Rf5 35. Qh4 Rxf1+ 36. Bxf1 Qe5 37. Qd8+ Qe8 38. Qxc7 Qxe4+ 39. Kg1 Kg7 40. Qxd6 1-0

MichaelBaron
02-04-2015, 11:17 PM
Opening did not go well for black....then he got back into the game...then blundered it all away

antichrist
03-04-2015, 12:36 AM
Opening did not go well for black....then he got back into the game...then blundered it all away

But wasn't Jonas only like a beginner so many years back?

Garrett
03-04-2015, 04:59 AM
But wasn't Jonas only like a beginner so many years back?

Yes, he would probably be 22 or so now.

He's been hovering around 2000-2100 for a few years now though.

Congrats Jonas !!

ER
03-04-2015, 07:20 AM
Yes, he would probably be 22 or so now.

He's been hovering around 2000-2100 for a few years now though.

Congrats Jonas !!

He fought courageously against James Morris too!
However, the Melburnian IM having regained his top form, gave an exhibition
of aesthetically pleasing chess and demolished his opponent
with a glorious Queen sacrifice highly praised by GM Ian Rogers
and enthusiastically appreciated by the spectators in the analysis room!

Ian Rout
03-04-2015, 09:17 AM
But wasn't Jonas only like a beginner so many years back?Hardly a beginner. I played him at the Doeberl in (I think) 2012 and he was over 2000 then.

Of course all players were beginners at one point, but most move on.

Adamski
03-04-2015, 10:19 AM
Sydney IM Gary Lane beat top seed Loek Van Wely in Round 2.

Adamski
03-04-2015, 10:20 AM
Yes - see the blog for unofficial results "http://www.doeberlcup.com.au/liveblog.shtml"

Thanks for the blog link, Kaitlin. Everything is there...

aelfric
03-04-2015, 10:22 AM
Opening did not go well for black....then he got back into the game...then blundered it all away

this is master analysis, thanks

Altecman
03-04-2015, 12:17 PM
http://www.doeberlcup.com.au/livegames.shtml

Round 3 is live.

Zane
03-04-2015, 01:53 PM
Lol And here is my "master" analyses of the 2nd round game Anton Smirnov vs Yita Choong. Opening equal...better for white...much better for white...close to winning for white...equal...better for black...winning for black...equal...slightly better for white...equal...much better for white...winning for white...1-0. In other words a typical complicated Mar Del Plata Kings Indian game! :)

MichaelBaron
03-04-2015, 03:23 PM
Sydney IM Gary Lane beat top seed Loek Van Wely in Round 2.

Congratulations to him! Actually, quite a few upsets in the first 2 rounds.

MichaelBaron
03-04-2015, 03:26 PM
He fought courageously against James Morris too!
However, the Melburnian IM having regained his top form, gave an exhibition
of aesthetically pleasing chess and demolished his opponent
with a glorious Queen sacrifice highly praised by GM Ian Rogers
and enthusiastically appreciated by the spectators in the analysis room!
Sounds like a report on a soccer match :)

antichrist
03-04-2015, 04:28 PM
Maybe Gary Lane in end game was between a rock..... against Anton, thoroughly deserved win to Anton.

Altecman
03-04-2015, 06:00 PM
Round 4 is about to begin.

http://www.doeberlcup.com.au/livegames.shtml

antichrist
03-04-2015, 10:02 PM
I was hoping James Morris may have done a brilliancy against Anton by sacrificing Bishop on f3 pawn and picking up e6 pawn as well for rook versus 2 minor pieces and pawn advantage

Kevin Bonham
03-04-2015, 10:34 PM
I was hoping James Morris may have done a brilliancy against Anton by sacrificing Bishop on f3 pawn and picking up e6 pawn as well for rook versus 2 minor pieces and pawn advantage

I think you mean rook and pawn vs 2 minor pieces - but in case you haven't noticed, that actually isn't an advantage either generally or in that ending, which would have remained drawn.

Overall these days it is quite often considered the case that two minors are worth about a rook and two pawns, but of course it varies by position.

Vlad
03-04-2015, 11:16 PM
It looks like it was incorrectly announced that the day light saving will be applied on Saturday. I have just checked and it will be applied on Sunday. So some chess players might be late for their games...

ER
04-04-2015, 06:32 AM
All first four boards feature Victorian or Victorian based players!
BTW is it time to break the monopoly of visiting players winning the flag?
Where's Max Illingworth? Everyone seems to have asked this question at least once!
Round 3 starts in a few seconds and I am here reading emails. Well, it's only chess!

Altecman
04-04-2015, 08:55 AM
Round 5 is live.

http://www.doeberlcup.com.au/livegames.shtml

Agent Smith
04-04-2015, 09:42 AM
All first four boards feature Victorian or Victorian based players!

Our very own Bill Lawry.

Do you have the pgn for Jonas/James Morris Elliott ?

pax
04-04-2015, 11:41 AM
Vega has an Aussie flag for Heberla. I assume this isn't indicative of a migration?

ER
04-04-2015, 12:03 PM
...

Do you have the pgn for Jonas/James Morris Elliott ?

Unfortunately no!

ER
04-04-2015, 12:18 PM
Highlight of the day. Meeting Mat Sweeney after so many years. He looks great! :)

Kaitlin
04-04-2015, 12:24 PM
Do you have the pgn for Jonas/James Morris Elliott ?

Shaun put in the Live Blog (I think thats who it was): PGN files of 60 Premier games available for download at the tournament results page
Rounds 1-4 of the Premier

I don't know if those one are in them though.

Kaitlin
04-04-2015, 12:37 PM
Highlight of the day. Meeting Mat Sweeney after so many years. He looks great! :)

Mat was at chesschat when I first joined, I remember he used to do long posts. Say "Hi" if he remembers me.

Agent Smith
04-04-2015, 01:13 PM
[Event "O2C Doeberl Cup Premier"]
[Site "Canberra"]
[Date "2015.04.02"]
[Round "2.10"]
[White "Morris, James"]
[Black "Muller, Jonas"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B42"]
[EventDate "2015.04.02"]
[PlyCount "57"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[Annotator "Critter 1.6a 64-bit"]
[Depth "16"]

1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 b6 {+0.31 Last book move (gm2600)} 3. Nf3 {+0.33} 3. ... Bb7 {+0.34} 4. e4 {+0.10} 4. ... d6 {+0.32} 5. d4 {+0.33} 5. ... cxd4 {+0.29} 6. Nxd4 {+0.29} 6. ... Nf6 {+0.29} 7. Bd3 {+0.25} 7. ... e6 {+0.27} 8. O-O {+0.24} 8. ... Be7 {+0.24} 9. b3 {+0.23} 9. ... Nbd7 {+0.25} 10. Qe2 {+0.30} 10. ... a6 {+0.33} 11. Bb2 {+0.31} 11. ... Qc7 {+0.32} 12. Rae1 {+0.17} 12. ... O-O {+0.19} 13. f4 {+0.25} 13. ... g6 {+0.30} 14. Kh1 {+0.28} 14. ... Rfe8 {+0.36} 15. Bb1 {+0.19} 15. ... Rac8 {+0.27} 16. Nf3 {+0.31} 16. ... Bf8 {+0.47} 17. e5 {+0.48} 17. ... Nh5 {+0.57} 18. Ne4 {+0.43} 18. ... d5 {+0.46} 19. cxd5 {+0.54} 19. ... exd5 {+1.05} 20. Neg5 {+1.17} 20. ... Nc5 {+1.66} 21. f5 $201 {+1.64} 21. ... f6 $4 $18 {+5.30 / +1.64}
( 21. ... Bg7 22. e6 f6 23. fxg6 h6 24. Nf7 Nf4 25. Qd2 Ne4 26. Bxe4 dxe4 27. Rc1 exf3 28. Rxf3 Bc6 29. Rxf4 Rxe6 30. Rd4 Rce8 31. Nd6 Rd8 32. Nf5 Rxd4 33. Qxd4 a5 34. Ba3 $16 )
22. fxg6 {+5.75} 22. ... hxg6 {+8.41} 23. Bxg6 {+8.57} 23. ... Nf4 {+10.11} 24. exf6 {+10.11} 24. ... Nxg6 {+10.11}
( 24. ... Rxe2 25. f7+ Qxf7 26. Bxf7# )
25. Qxe8 {+5.11}
( {[Critter 1.6a 64-bit] 15:+9.18} 25. Ne5 Rxe5
( 25. ... Nxe5 26. Qh5 Bh6 27. f7+ Qxf7 28. Nxf7 d4 29. Nxh6+ Kg7 30. Nf5+ )
26. Bxe5 Nxe5 27. Qh5 Bd6 28. Rxe5 Bxe5 29. Qg6+ Kf8 30. Nh7+ Qxh7 31. Qxh7 )
25. ... Rxe8 {+5.18} 26. Rxe8 {+5.19} 26. ... Nh8 {+5.19} 27. Ne5 {+5.19} 27. ... d4 {+8.84} 28. f7+ {+9.00} 28. ... Kg7 {+12.61} 29. Rxf8 {+327.28}
( 29. Rxf8 { 16:+327.28} 29. ... Kxf8 30. Nh7+ Kg7 31. f8=Q+ Kxh7 32. Rf5 )
1-0

1. c4 c5 2. Nc3 b6 3. Nf3 Bb7 4. e4 d6 5. d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Nf6 7. Bd3 e6 8. O-O Be7 9. b3 Nbd7 10. Qe2 a6 11. Bb2 Qc7 12. Rae1 O-O 13. f4 g6 14. Kh1 Rfe8 15. Bb1 Rac8 16. Nf3 Bf8 17. e5 Nh5 18. Ne4 d5 19. cxd5 exd5 20. Neg5 Nc5 21. f5 f6
( 21. ... Bg7 22. e6 f6 23. fxg6 h6 24. Nf7 Nf4 25. Qd2 Ne4 26. Bxe4 dxe4 27. Rc1 exf3 28. Rxf3 Bc6 29. Rxf4 Rxe6 30. Rd4 Rce8 31. Nd6 Rd8 32. Nf5 Rxd4 33. Qxd4 a5 34. Ba3 )
22. fxg6 hxg6 23. Bxg6 Nf4 24. exf6 Nxg6
( 24. ... Rxe2 25. f7+ Qxf7 26. Bxf7# )
25. Qxe8
( 25. Ne5 Rxe5
( 25. ... Nxe5 26. Qh5 Bh6 27. f7+ Qxf7 28. Nxf7 d4 29. Nxh6+ Kg7 30. Nf5+ )
26. Bxe5 Nxe5 27. Qh5 Bd6 28. Rxe5 Bxe5 29. Qg6+ Kf8 30. Nh7+ Qxh7 31. Qxh7 )
25. ... Rxe8 26. Rxe8 Nh8 27. Ne5 d4 28. f7+ Kg7 29. Rxf8
( 29. Rxf8 Kxf8 30. Nh7+ Kg7 31. f8=Q+ Kxh7 32. Rf5 )
1-0

Agent Smith
04-04-2015, 01:24 PM
Nasty loss against Anton.

[Event "O2C Doeberl Cup Premier"]
[Site "Canberra"]
[Date "2015.04.02"]
[Round "1.10"]
[White "Safarian, Alek"]
[Black "Smirnov, Anton"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D85"]
[EventDate "2015.04.02"]
[PlyCount "30"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Na4 e5 6. dxe5 Nc6 7. Bd2 Bf5 8. a3 Qe7 9. Nc3 O-O-O 10. Nxd5 Rxd5 11. Qb3
( 11. Nf3 Bg7 12. Qb3 Rhd8 13. Bc3 Bg4 14. e3 Bxf3 15. gxf3 Nxe5 16. Be2 )
11. ... Rxd2 12. Kxd2 Qd7+ 13. Kc1 Bh6+ 14. e3 Rd8 15. Nf3 Na5 0-1

Altecman
04-04-2015, 02:36 PM
Round 6 is beginning slightly late. http://www.doeberlcup.com.au/livegames.shtml

Zachary Loh's previous round lasted until 3:30!

ER
04-04-2015, 04:40 PM
Mat was at chesschat when I first joined, I remember he used to do long posts. Say "Hi" if he remembers me.

I certainly will Kaitlin!

Kevin Bonham
04-04-2015, 06:09 PM
Zhao Weiqi - Izzat

1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.e3 e6 5.Bxc4 a6 6.0-0 c5 7.dxc5 Qxd1 8.Rxd1 Bxc5 9.Be2 Nbd7 10.Nbd2 Ke7 11.Nb3 Bd6 12.Nfd2 Ne5 13.f4 Nc6 14.Nc4 Bc7 15.Bf3 Rd8 16.Rxd8 Kxd8 17.Bd2 Nd5 18.Rc1 Rb8 19.g3 b5 20.Nca5 Nxa5 21.Bxa5 Rb7 22.Bxd5 exd5 23.Rxc7 Rxc7 24.Nc5 1-0

Beautiful win by the second seed. Credit to black for resigning.

Smirnov - Johansen

1.d4 e6 2.e4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 b6 5.a3 Bf8 6.Nf3 Ne7 7.h4 h5 8.Ng5 Ba6 9.Ne2 Qd7 10.g3 Ng6 11.Bh3 Nc6 12.c3 Nce7 13.0-0 Nf5 14.Bxf5 exf5 15.Re1 Be7 16.e6 fxe6 17.Nxe6 Kf7 [17...Qxe6 18.Nf4 Qc6 19.Re6 Qd7 20.Rxg6 Kf7 is awkward but is better than the game.] 18.N2f4 Nxf4 19.Bxf4 Rac8 20.Qf3 Bf6 21.Re3 c6 22.Rae1 Rce8 23.Bg5 Bc8 24.Bxf6 Kxf6 25.Qf4 Rxe6 26.Rxe6+ Qxe6 27.Rxe6+ Bxe6 28.Qe5+ 1-0

ER
05-04-2015, 08:49 AM
Mat was at chesschat when I first joined, I remember he used to do long posts. Say "Hi" if he remembers me.

Matt does remember you and says "hi" back Kaitlin. BTW don't you think it's a good idea to come over and check this out? Shapes up as a great tournament and there are still three exciting rounds to go!

Altecman
05-04-2015, 09:39 AM
Round 7 is live.

http://www.doeberlcup.com.au/livegames.shtml

antichrist
05-04-2015, 11:01 AM
Is there a points cross table anywhere? Does Anton have a chance to win the trophy?

pax
05-04-2015, 11:23 AM
http://www.doeberlcup.com.au/DBL2015_results/wwwPremier/crosstablescore.html

Half a point off the lead.

Kevin Bonham
05-04-2015, 05:19 PM
Quick win for Johansen after mistake from Tao:

1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 d6 3.d4 exd4 4.Qxd4 Nc6 5.Qd2 g6 6.b3 Bg7 7.Bb2 Nge7 8.g3 0-0 9.Bg2 a6 10.Nf3 Rb8 11.Nd5 Ne5 12.Nxe5 dxe5? 13.Ba3 Nxd5 14.Bxf8 Qxf8 15.cxd5 e4 16.Rc1 Qd6 17.0-0 Bf5 18.Qc2 Rd8 19.Bxe4 Bxe4 20.Qxe4 Qxd5 21.Qxd5 Rxd5 22.Rxc7 1-0

Agent Smith
05-04-2015, 05:31 PM
Beat me to it... Interesting line.

Looks like Igor is offering Anton a draw.

Kevin Bonham
05-04-2015, 06:57 PM
Weiqi Zhou wins outright with a round to spare.

antichrist
05-04-2015, 07:00 PM
If the tournament was guillotine finish Anton could have squeezed Igor on time and deservedly won, maybe forcing Igor into weak moves as well

ER
05-04-2015, 07:33 PM
Now 4/6. I keep on beating the males and losing to females.
Yesterday it was Zoe and this morning Fiona. Mercy!!! :P :)
My effort earlier this evening.
White: Jim Cannon
Black: Elliott Renzies
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.c3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7. f3 0-0 8.Qd2 d5 9.Nxc6 bxc6 10.exd5 Nxd5 11. Bh6 e5 12.Bxg7 Kxg7 13. Na3 Qh4ch 14.Qf2 Qg5 15.h4 Qf4 16.Qd2 Qxd2ch 17. Kxd2 Rfd8 18.Nc4 Nb4 19. Kc1 Nd5 20.Nxe5 Ne3 21.Bc4 Re8 22.Nxc6 Nxc4 23.b3 Ne5 24. Re1 Nd3 0-1

antichrist
05-04-2015, 07:38 PM
Was Max predisposed for this tourney?

MIRKO
05-04-2015, 07:38 PM
If the tournament was guillotine finish Anton could have squeezed Igor on time and deservedly won, maybe forcing Igor into weak moves as well

And if i won the Lotto i wouldn't have to work anymore.

Vlad
05-04-2015, 07:52 PM
And if i won the Lotto i wouldn't have to work anymore.

In Russia we say "if grandma had balls she would be a grandpa...":)

Andy009
05-04-2015, 08:28 PM
Well done Elliot!

Agent Smith
05-04-2015, 09:47 PM
Weiqi Zhou wins outright with a round to spare.
Justin's win over Ganguly going a long way to decide it.

Darryl has notched up quite a few wins too. He is +5-1=2 just the one loss to Anton, and drawing with Weiqi Zhou

[Event "O2C Doeberl Cup 2015"]
[Site "Canberra, Australia"]
[Date "2015.04.03"]
[Round "4.3"]
[White "Tan, Justin"]
[Black "Ganguly, S.S."]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B40"]
[EventDate "2015.??.??"]
[PlyCount "72"]
[TimeControl "6000+1135"]
[WhiteClock "0:13:02"]
[BlackClock "0:23:14"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. c3 Nc6 4. d4 d5 5. exd5 Qxd5 6. Be3 cxd4 7. cxd4 Nf6 8. Nc3 Qd8 9. a3 Be7 10. Rc1 O-O 11. Bc4 Nd5 12. O-O Nxe3 13. fxe3 b6 14. Qd3 Bb7 15. Ba2 Rc8 16. d5 exd5 17. Nxd5 Qd6 18. Rcd1 Rce8 19. Qf5 g6 20. Qh3 Ne5 21. Nxe7+ Qxe7 22. Nxe5 Qxe5 23. Rxf7 Rxf7 24. Bxf7+ Kxf7 25. Qxh7+ Kf6 26. Rf1+ Ke6 27. Qxb7 Qxe3+ 28. Kh1 Qe2 29. Qc6+ Ke7 30. Qc1 Rc8 31. Qg5+ Kd7 32. Qd5+ Ke8 33. Qf7+ Kd8 34. Qf8+ Kd7 35. Rf7+ Ke6 36. Qe7+ Kd5 1-0

ER
05-04-2015, 09:48 PM
Well done Elliot!
Thanks Andy!

Kevin Bonham
06-04-2015, 12:06 AM
Had a look at norm chances; couldn't immediately spot anyone who was on for a norm they actually had a use for. (A few people were on for norms that were unnecessary because they had three already.)

antichrist
06-04-2015, 12:24 AM
Had a look at norm chances; couldn't immediately spot anyone who was on for a norm they actually had a use for. (A few people were on for norms that were unnecessary because they had three already.)

I thought that maybe Max could do with a GM Norm but he is not playing

jammo
06-04-2015, 07:55 AM
I thought that maybe Max could do with a GM Norm but he is not playing

Is Max Ill? :):):)

Kaitlin
06-04-2015, 08:10 AM
Had a look at norm chances; couldn't immediately spot anyone who was on for a norm they actually had a use for. (A few people were on for norms that were unnecessary because they had three already.)

There was chat about titles ( in general ) in the relay of this mornings Womens World Championship Knockout Sochi 2015. Maybe there should be a thread on whether the titles structure is ready for modification. Though having three after your name would be pretty kewl.

Altecman
06-04-2015, 09:32 AM
Round 9 is beginning. http://www.doeberlcup.com.au/livegames.shtml

MichaelBaron
06-04-2015, 12:58 PM
Now 4/6. I keep on beating the males and losing to females.
Yesterday it was Zoe and this morning Fiona. Mercy!!! :P :)
My effort earlier this evening.
White: Jim Cannon
Black: Elliott Renzies
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nc6 5.c3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7. f3 0-0 8.Qd2 d5 9.Nxc6 bxc6 10.exd5 Nxd5 11. Bh6 e5 12.Bxg7 Kxg7 13. Na3 Qh4ch 14.Qf2 Qg5 15.h4 Qf4 16.Qd2 Qxd2ch 17. Kxd2 Rfd8 18.Nc4 Nb4 19. Kc1 Nd5 20.Nxe5 Ne3 21.Bc4 Re8 22.Nxc6 Nxc4 23.b3 Ne5 24. Re1 Nd3 0-1
wow, you are on fire :)

Adamski
06-04-2015, 05:05 PM
Great performance by evergreen DJ to finish second equal!

Kevin Bonham
06-04-2015, 05:34 PM
Very strong performance for rating by Anthony Hain - 5.5/9 all against opponents rated over 100, mostly over 200, points above him.

flushfyre
06-04-2015, 07:50 PM
Well done to Zhou on a convincing victory, and to Johansen and Ganguly for their deserved equal second placings.

Scrappy
06-04-2015, 08:59 PM
Thanks Kevin!
It felt like a breakthrough tournament for me... i have been training alot over the past 6-12 months and haven't played in enough tournaments to put what i had learned into practice...
The aim was to be ready for a big showing at Doeberl...
I think i pulled that off :P

bundys_bro
06-04-2015, 09:16 PM
Well done to Darryl very very impressive 2nd place thoroughly deserved and well earned. Also find it quite unique that the winners of the major and minor both played me at my last Doeberl. Must have taught them something and I knew miss Harrison would turn into a good player.

Kevin Bonham
06-04-2015, 10:06 PM
A Smirnov - Zhao

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.0-0-0 Bd7 9.f4 b5 10.Bxf6 gxf6 11.Kb1 Qb6 12.Nce2 0-0-0 13.g3 Kb8 14.Bg2 Rc8 15.Rhe1 Na5 16.Nc1 Nc4 17.Qd3 h5 18.Qf3 h4 19.Ncb3 Be7 20.g4 Ka7 21.Rd3 Rc7 22.Red1 Bc8 23.Qe2 Bb7 24.c3 b4 25.cxb4 Qxb4 26.Rc1 Rhc8 27.Rdc3 Kb8 28.Ka1 Na5 29.Rxc7 Nxb3+ 30.Nxb3 Rxc7 31.Rxc7 Kxc7 32.h3 Kd7 33.Kb1 Bd8 34.Nd2 Qd4 35.Kc2 Bb6 36.Qd3 Qf2 37.Qf1 Qd4 38.Qd3 Qf2 39.Qf1 Qg3 40.Qf3 f5 41.gxf5 exf5 42.Qe2 Qxf4 43.exf5 Qxf5+ 44.Kd1 d5 45.Bf3 Kd8 46.Qg2 Be3 47.Ke2 Bf4 48.Qf2 Qe6+ 49.Kd1 Bg3 50.Qc5 Qxh3 51.Qf8+ Kc7 52.Qc5+ Kb8 53.Bxd5 Qg4+ 54.Kc1 Bxd5 55.Qxd5 Qe6 56.Qf3 Qxa2 57.Nb3 Qa4 58.Kb1 Qf4 59.Qd5 Qc7 60.Nc5 Ka7 61.Qf5 Qd6 62.Qxf7+ Kb6 63.Na4+ Kc6 64.Nc3 Kb6 65.Nd5+ Kc5 66.Nc3 Qd3+ 67.Ka1 Kd4 68.Qa7+ Ke5 69.Qb8+ Kf5 70.Qc8+ Kf4 71.Qh3 Kf3 72.Qh1+ Kg4 73.Qc6 Kh3 74.Qh1+ Kg4 75.Qc6 h3 76.Ne4 h2 77.Ka2 h1=Q 78.Nf6+ Kf5 79.Qxh1 Kxf6 80.Qh6+ Ke5 81.Qg5+ Ke4 82.Qg4+ Kd5 83.Qd7+ Bd6 84.Qb7+ Ke6 85.Qc8+ Ke7 86.Qb7+ Kd8 87.Qa8+ Kd7 88.Qb7+ Bc7 89.Qg2 Qc4+ 90.Ka1 Qb5 91.Qg4+ Kc6 92.Qc8 Kb6 93.Qe6+ Ka7 94.Qe3+ Qb6 95.Qe7 a5 96.Qd7 Qc5 97.Qd3 Bd6 98.Qb3 Qc6 99.Ka2 Ka6 100.Qd3+ Kb6 101.Qb3+ Bb4 102.Qe3+ Kb7 103.Qb3 Qe4 104.Qf7+ Kc6 105.Qf6+ Kc5 106.Qf8+ Kc4 107.Qg8+ Qd5 108.Qg4+ Kb5+ 109.Ka1 Bd6 110.Qe2+ Kb4 111.Qe1+ Ka4 112.Qe8+ Kb3 113.Qe3+ Kc2 114.Qe2+ Kc1 115.Qe1+ Kc2 116.Qe2+ Kb3 117.Qd3+ draw

Agent Smith
06-04-2015, 10:31 PM
Haha ... great pestering swindle by Anton, with a stalemate finish.

I wonder how Yuan was feeling.

Kevin Bonham
06-04-2015, 10:46 PM
I wonder if it is a swindle right at the end or if the QBP v QP is actually drawn. An engine will give it +6 or whatever but can it make progress?

Tony Dowden
06-04-2015, 10:55 PM
Thanks Kevin!
It felt like a breakthrough tournament for me... i have been training alot over the past 6-12 months and haven't played in enough tournaments to put what i had learned into practice...
The aim was to be ready for a big showing at Doeberl...
I think i pulled that off :P
Well done Anthony :clap: I will take better care on my pieces next time ;)

Scrappy
06-04-2015, 11:05 PM
Thanks Tony, it was a pleasure meeting you before the tournament started... brief though it was, and even better to play you...
For those interested in a really wacky game here it is
http://chessmicrobase.com/g/rwgeqvfz
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Capablanca-Fan
06-04-2015, 11:11 PM
I wonder if it is a swindle right at the end or if the QBP v QP is actually drawn. An engine will give it +6 or whatever but can it make progress?

It looked winning, esp. as the RP was the "right" colour with the B. Can an engine left on for a while actually make progress?

Patrick Byrom
07-04-2015, 12:09 AM
It looked winning, esp. as the RP was the "right" colour with the B. Can an engine left on for a while actually make progress?
There may be a 7 piece tablebase that will answer this question definitively.

Using the 6 piece tablebase here (http://www.k4it.de/?topic=egtb&lang=en), it's a win for Black in every variation starting at White's 80th move - without the white pawn. As the longest win in this case is 24 moves, and that white pawn is very useful to shelter the king, I suspect that the actual position may still be a win, but it will take a long time.

Kevin Bonham
07-04-2015, 07:56 PM
There may be a 7 piece tablebase that will answer this question definitively.

I've heard from someone who has a 7 piece tablebase that it is actually drawn!

Patrick Byrom
07-04-2015, 09:28 PM
I've heard from someone who has a 7 piece tablebase that it is actually drawn!
That wouldn't surprise me. In practical terms though, it appears to be one of those endgames that is as difficult to win as it would be (for the weaker side) to draw.

antichrist
07-04-2015, 11:39 PM
Is there a points crosstable for the Major pls

Trent Parker
08-04-2015, 11:41 AM
http://www.doeberlcup.com.au/DBL2015_results/wwwMajor/crosstablescore.html

Altecman
08-04-2015, 01:41 PM
Apologies if it has already been posted, but is there a complete list of prize winners?

ER
08-04-2015, 04:37 PM
Apologies if it has already been posted, but is there a complete list of prize winners?
Here Phil
http://www.doeberlcup.com.au/index.shtml

Trent Parker
08-04-2015, 06:19 PM
Parker-Abbott, Doeberl Cup Major 2015 R7 } 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.e3 e6 4.Bd3 c5 5.b3 Be7 6.Bb2 b6 7.O-O Bb7 8.Nbd2 O-O 9.Ne5 Ne4 10.f4 f6 11.Nef3 Nd7 12.f5 exf5 13.Nh4 g6 14.Nxf5 gxf5 15.Rxf5 Rf7 16.Nxe4 dxe4 17.Bc4 Kf8 18.Bxf7 Kxf7 19.Qh5+ Kg7 20.Raf1 Qe8 21.Qg4+ Kh8 22.d5 Qf7 23.c4 Rg8 24.Qxe4 Rg6 25.Qf4 Qg8 26.Rf2 h6 27.Qc7 Qc8 28.Qf4 Qg8 29.e4 Kh7 30.e5 Bxd5 31.cxd5 Qxd5 32.exf6 Qd1+ 33.Rf1 Qe2 34.Qf2 Qxf2+ 35.R1xf2 Bd8 36.Rd51-0
*

Trent Parker
08-04-2015, 06:26 PM
i have been enjoying zuking'em... and zuking myself! lol.


Parker - Mather
1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3
e6 3.e3 c5 4.Bd3 d5 5.b3 Be7 6.Bb2 b6 7.Nbd2 Bb7 8.O-O Nbd7 9.Ne5 Nxe5
10.dxe5 Ne4 11.Bb5+ Kf8 12.f4 Nxd2 13.Qxd2 g6 14.g4 h5 15.f5 gxf5
16.gxf5 Rg8+ 17.Kf2 Bh4+ 18.Kf3 d4+ 19.e4 Bxe4+ 20.Kxe4 Qd5+ 21.Kd3
Rg2 22.Qh6+ Kg8 23.fxe6 Bg5 24.exf7+ Qxf7 25.Rxf7 Rd2+ 26.Ke4 Bxh6
27.Bc4 Kh8 28.Bc1 Rd1 29.Bxh6 Rxa1 30.Bg7+ Kh7 31.Bf6+ { Brain
explosion number 1: I'm rather frazzled after the earlier middlegame
and something strange and something unfamiliar to me occured. I was
seeing things.... That were not there..... or more to the point not seeing things
that were there! lol. After having analysed up to this point that Bxd4
would win the rook back..... not realising that i still had a pawn
hiding in front of my king! how stupid i felt afterwards...... }
31...Kh6 32.Bd3 Rg8 33.Kd5 Rg6 34.Rf8 Rxf6 35.exf6 Kg5 36.Ke6 Re1+
37.Kf7 h4 38.Rg8+ Kh5 39.Bg6+ Kh6 40.Rh8+ Kg5 { Brain explosion number
two: "check", "with what?", "the pawn"......Pawns cant check backwards
you idiot! lol. I had missed that Rh8 was not mate and that white can
play Kg5. My explanation: i was still frazzled. lucky it was not
another illegal move! I must once again apologise to andrew mather. I
must have been on some sort of drug unbeknownst to me! } 41.Kg7 1-0

antichrist
08-04-2015, 09:23 PM
http://www.doeberlcup.com.au/DBL2015_results/wwwMajor/crosstablescore.html

thanks Trent, you had a pretty good comp.

Kevin Bonham
08-04-2015, 09:27 PM
Shaun relates that a player in the Minor tried to use a mobile phone to make a call during a game and was surprised to be defaulted!

Tony Dowden
09-04-2015, 10:30 PM
I don't think its been mentioned here that with his win over IM James Morris in the final round, Karl Zelesco (VIC) gained enough Elo rating points to cross the 2300 threshold and therefore qualify for an FM title. :clap: :clap:

He's certainly looked the part for the last year or two: I have especially vivid memories of seeing him take apart Wellington IMs Russell Dive and Anthony Ker at the NZ Open in January. I'm sure IM norms won't be too far off if he can keep up his present level of effort.

Kevin Bonham
10-04-2015, 12:13 AM
I don't think its been mentioned here that with his win over IM James Morris in the final round, Karl Zelesco (VIC) gained enough Elo rating points to cross the 2300 threshold and therefore qualify for an FM title. :clap: :clap:

Excellent. I hadn't seen it mentioned before; we'll claim it at the end of the ratings period.

IIRC he has one IM norm.

Trent Parker
24-04-2015, 11:12 AM
Any news on the e+ books best game prizes?

Adamski
24-04-2015, 11:17 AM
I don't think its been mentioned here that with his win over IM James Morris in the final round, Karl Zelesco (VIC) gained enough Elo rating points to cross the 2300 threshold and therefore qualify for an FM title. :clap: :clap:

He's certainly looked the part for the last year or two: I have especially vivid memories of seeing him take apart Wellington IMs Russell Dive and Anthony Ker at the NZ Open in January. I'm sure IM norms won't be too far off if he can keep up his present level of effort.
Well done, Karl! A very pleasant young man who I got to know a bit when we were in Al Ain, UAE, last year for the Asian Teams Champions League.