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Leonid Sandler
10-12-2014, 09:29 PM
Here is a long awaited players list in Fide rating order.

1.Kanan Izzat IM 2402 Azerbaijan

2.Igor Bjelobrk IM 2355 Australia

3.Greg Canfell FM 2349 Australia

4.Eugene Schon 2287 Australia

5.Robert Smith FM 2245 New Zealand

6.William Jordan FM 2233 Australia

7.Yu Liu 2233 Australia

8.Mirko Rujevic IM 2211 Australia

9.Carl Gorka 2089 England

10.Mehmedalija Dizdarevic 1923 Bosnia & Hercegovina.



The dates --December 13-21/2014

Venue---Box Hill Chess Club( 3 Rochester Road,Canterbury).

Starting times--- 4-00 pm ( except the second round December 14 which starts at 5-30 pm and the last round December 21 which starts at 2-00 pm)

Prizes

$1000

$500

$300

The spectators are welcome.

Kevin Bonham
10-12-2014, 11:14 PM
I make the norm target 7/9 for all those who are not already IMs. Looks quite a realistic possibility that someone could get it too.

MichaelBaron
10-12-2014, 11:46 PM
I make the norm target 7/9 for all those who are not already IMs. Looks quite a realistic possibility that someone could get it too.

3 players over 2300 and there is an IM norm? wow! I thought there was a minimal average rating requirement.

Kevin Bonham
10-12-2014, 11:57 PM
3 players over 2300 and there is an IM norm? wow! I thought there was a minimal average rating requirement.

There is; the player's opponents must average at least 2230 for an IM norm, bearing in mind that Dizdarevic uplifts to 2050. For Canfell the average of opponents is 2234 and for Dizdarevic it is 2267.

The organisers have done their maths correctly as far as I can tell.

MichaelBaron
11-12-2014, 08:59 AM
There is; the player's opponents must average at least 2230 for an IM norm, bearing in mind that Dizdarevic uplifts to 2050. For Canfell the average of opponents is 2234 and for Dizdarevic it is 2267.

The organisers have done their maths correctly as far as I can tell.
Thx, Kevin
I was under impression that average of 2275 is required to have an IM norm but if 2230 is sufficient then of course its a perfect field for someone strong, consistent and lucky to score 7 points.

Narelle
11-12-2014, 11:11 AM
I seem to recall reading on Bulletin Board that Carl Gorka was changing federations to Australia some years ago. If I'm right this means that there is only 2 international players in this field and therefore norms are not a possibility.

Narelle
11-12-2014, 11:13 AM
Sorry, I just looked at the field again and realised there would be 3 international players and therefore norms are possible.

Kevin Bonham
11-12-2014, 01:46 PM
I seem to recall reading on Bulletin Board that Carl Gorka was changing federations to Australia some years ago.

He was exploring doing so but was deterred by FIDE's ridiculous 250 Euro Notification Fee (mainly because he didn't want to line their pockets) and decided to stay with England.


Sorry, I just looked at the field again and realised there would be 3 international players and therefore norms are possible.

If Carl was registered to AUS then norms would not be possible for the Australian players since they would be playing 6 opponents from their own federation (maximum of 5 allowed). However, he isn't.

Lekko
12-12-2014, 09:26 AM
I was wondering what the requirements are for me to play in this event possibly either next year or the year after.

antichrist
12-12-2014, 09:45 AM
He was exploring doing so but was deterred by FIDE's ridiculous 250 Euro Notification Fee (mainly because he didn't want to line their pockets) and decided to stay with England.



If Carl was registered to AUS then norms would not be possible for the Australian players since they would be playing 6 opponents from their own federation (maximum of 5 allowed). However, he isn't.

Just wondering a person could be naturalised Australian yet still represent another country?

MichaelBaron
12-12-2014, 09:52 AM
I was wondering what the requirements are for me to play in this event possibly either next year or the year after.

1) come out of retirement :)

Kevin Bonham
12-12-2014, 11:17 AM
Just wondering a person could be naturalised Australian yet still represent another country?

Happens all the time. Firstly if you are a citizen of a country you are completely entitled to be FIDE-registered to that country, even if you don't live there and are also a citizen somewhere else. Secondly although technically residency (not necessarily permanent), naturalisation or citizenship are required by FIDE to represent a federation, I get the feeling this isn't all that stringently enforced so long as they are making money out of Notification Fees. (It is enforced by the ACF, however). Thirdly even though those requirements to register exist, there is no requirement to deregister and become registered elsewhere should somebody cease to qualify, and even if there was such a requirement it wouldn't be enforceable.

The issue for someone like Carl is avoiding getting deregistered by the original country. Sometimes countries will deregister their foreign-resident players if the foreign residents are not paying membership fees.

Vlad
12-12-2014, 11:31 AM
I was wondering what the requirements are for me to play in this event possibly either next year or the year after.

As it stands at the moment - it is 2300+ rating if you are registered as Australian and no requirement if you are registered with some other country.

ER
12-12-2014, 01:06 PM
Even if there isn't a poll for this one my prediction is that Kanan will win it!

Lekko
12-12-2014, 01:41 PM
As it stands at the moment - it is 2300+ rating if you are registered as Australian and no requirement if you are registered with some other country.

Is that like a "clearly in" requirement? I noticed there are 4 players under 2300 from Australia. Would being 2200+ put me in the range to be considered?

MichaelBaron
12-12-2014, 02:04 PM
Is that like a "clearly in" requirement? I noticed there are 4 players under 2300 from Australia. Would being 2200+ put me in the range to be considered?

I think it depends whether your inclusion will drive category of the tournament down or not.

Vlad
12-12-2014, 02:31 PM
4.Eugene Schon 2287 Australia

Well, Eugene is not that far from 2300. In addition, my understanding he did very well in the last Victorian championship.

6.William Jordan FM 2233 Australia

Bill is an FM, he can only be replaced by another FM otherwise there will be no norm for some players.


7.Yu Liu 2233 Australia

Yi is a young star. Leonid encourages young players to play in his events.

8.Mirko Rujevic IM 2211 Australia

Mirko is an IM, he can only be replaced by another IM otherwise there will be no norm for anybody.

To summarize, this year you could potentially replace only Eugene. For that you would need 2300+.

Of course, things could be different next year. However, I would say that if you are below 2200 you have close to zero chance. Between 2200 and 2300 you have some chances. 2300+ you have very good chances.

Leonid Sandler
12-12-2014, 05:37 PM
4.Eugene Schon 2287 Australia

Well, Eugene is not that far from 2300. In addition, my understanding he did very well in the last Victorian championship.

6.William Jordan FM 2233 Australia

Bill is an FM, he can only be replaced by another FM otherwise there will be no norm for some players.


7.Yu Liu 2233 Australia

Yi is a young star. Leonid encourages young players to play in his events.

8.Mirko Rujevic IM 2211 Australia

Mirko is an IM, he can only be replaced by another IM otherwise there will be no norm for anybody.

To summarize, this year you could potentially replace only Eugene. For that you would need 2300+.

Of course, things could be different next year. However, I would say that if you are below 2200 you have close to zero chance. Between 2200 and 2300 you have some chances. 2300+ you have very good chances.

Excellent analysis Vlad! :clap::clap::clap:

Lekko
13-12-2014, 10:06 AM
4.Eugene Schon 2287 Australia

Well, Eugene is not that far from 2300. In addition, my understanding he did very well in the last Victorian championship.

6.William Jordan FM 2233 Australia

Bill is an FM, he can only be replaced by another FM otherwise there will be no norm for some players.


7.Yu Liu 2233 Australia

Yi is a young star. Leonid encourages young players to play in his events.

8.Mirko Rujevic IM 2211 Australia

Mirko is an IM, he can only be replaced by another IM otherwise there will be no norm for anybody.

To summarize, this year you could potentially replace only Eugene. For that you would need 2300+.

Of course, things could be different next year. However, I would say that if you are below 2200 you have close to zero chance. Between 2200 and 2300 you have some chances. 2300+ you have very good chances.

2740

Kerry Stead
13-12-2014, 03:26 PM
Round 1 underway. Unfortunately no live games this year.

Pairing numbers:
1. Greg Canfell
2. Eugene Schon
3. Igor Bjelobrk
4. Carl Gorka
5. Mirko Rujevic
6. Mehmedalija Dizdarevic
7. Bob Smith
8. Bill Jordan
9. Yi Liu
10. Kanan Izzat

Round 1 pairings:
1. Canfell-Izzat
2. Schon-Liu
3. Bjelobrk-Jordan
4. Gorka-Smith
5. Rujevic-Dizdarevic

Leonid Sandler
13-12-2014, 04:41 PM
We got the very first result.

Canfell-Izzat----draw after 21 moves.

Leonid Sandler
13-12-2014, 05:56 PM
Gorka-Smith 0-1

Leonid Sandler
13-12-2014, 06:05 PM
Schon-Liu 1-0

Leonid Sandler
13-12-2014, 07:48 PM
Rujevic-Dizdarevic 1-0

Leonid Sandler
13-12-2014, 07:58 PM
The round 2 pairings

Canfell-Schon

Liu-Bjelobrk

Jordan-Gorka

Smith-Rujevic

Izzat-Dizdarevic

Starting time 5-30 pm.

Spectators are welcome.

lost
14-12-2014, 02:52 AM
1 Gregory J Canfell 2349 2379 [0] .5:.5 Kanan Izzat 2402 2397 [0]
2 Eugene Schon 2287 2305 [0] 1:0 Yi Liu 2233 2331 [0]
3 Igor Bjelobrk 2355 2432 [0] 1:0 William Jordan 2233 2235 [0]
4 Carl Gorka 2089 2113 [0] 0:1 Robert W Smith 2245 2304 [0]
5 Mirko Rujevic 2211 2227 [0] 1:0 Mehmedalija Dizdarevic 1923 1908 [0]


1 Kanan Izzat 2402 2397 [.5] : Mehmedalija Dizdarevic 1923 1908 [0]
2 Robert W Smith 2245 2304 [1] : Mirko Rujevic 2211 2227 [1]
3 William Jordan 2233 2235 [0] : Carl Gorka 2089 2113 [0]
4 Yi Liu 2233 2331 [0] : Igor Bjelobrk 2355 2432 [1]
5 Gregory J Canfell 2349 2379 [.5] : Eugene Schon 2287 2305 [1]


1 Eugene Schon 2287 2305 [1] : Kanan Izzat 2402 2397 [.5]
2 Igor Bjelobrk 2355 2432 [1] : Gregory J Canfell 2349 2379 [.5]
3 Carl Gorka 2089 2113 [0] : Yi Liu 2233 2331 [0]
4 Mirko Rujevic 2211 2227 [1] : William Jordan 2233 2235 [0]
5 Mehmedalija Dizdarevic 1923 1908 [0] : Robert W Smith 2245 2304 [1]


1 Kanan Izzat 2402 2397 [.5] : Robert W Smith 2245 2304 [1]
2 William Jordan 2233 2235 [0] : Mehmedalija Dizdarevic 1923 1908 [0]
3 Yi Liu 2233 2331 [0] : Mirko Rujevic 2211 2227 [1]
4 Gregory J Canfell 2349 2379 [.5] : Carl Gorka 2089 2113 [0]
5 Eugene Schon 2287 2305 [1] : Igor Bjelobrk 2355 2432 [1]


1 Igor Bjelobrk 2355 2432 [1] : Kanan Izzat 2402 2397 [.5]
2 Carl Gorka 2089 2113 [0] : Eugene Schon 2287 2305 [1]
3 Mirko Rujevic 2211 2227 [1] : Gregory J Canfell 2349 2379 [.5]
4 Mehmedalija Dizdarevic 1923 1908 [0] : Yi Liu 2233 2331 [0]
5 Robert W Smith 2245 2304 [1] : William Jordan 2233 2235 [0]


1 Kanan Izzat 2402 2397 [.5] : William Jordan 2233 2235 [0]
2 Yi Liu 2233 2331 [0] : Robert W Smith 2245 2304 [1]
3 Gregory J Canfell 2349 2379 [.5] : Mehmedalija Dizdarevic 1923 1908 [0]
4 Eugene Schon 2287 2305 [1] : Mirko Rujevic 2211 2227 [1]
5 Igor Bjelobrk 2355 2432 [1] : Carl Gorka 2089 2113 [0]


1 Carl Gorka 2089 2113 [0] : Kanan Izzat 2402 2397 [.5]
2 Mirko Rujevic 2211 2227 [1] : Igor Bjelobrk 2355 2432 [1]
3 Mehmedalija Dizdarevic 1923 1908 [0] : Eugene Schon 2287 2305 [1]
4 Robert W Smith 2245 2304 [1] : Gregory J Canfell 2349 2379 [.5]
5 William Jordan 2233 2235 [0] : Yi Liu 2233 2331 [0]


1 Kanan Izzat 2402 2397 [.5] : Yi Liu 2233 2331 [0]
2 Gregory J Canfell 2349 2379 [.5] : William Jordan 2233 2235 [0]
3 Eugene Schon 2287 2305 [1] : Robert W Smith 2245 2304 [1]
4 Igor Bjelobrk 2355 2432 [1] : Mehmedalija Dizdarevic 1923 1908 [0]
5 Carl Gorka 2089 2113 [0] : Mirko Rujevic 2211 2227 [1]


1 Mirko Rujevic 2211 2227 [1] : Kanan Izzat 2402 2397 [.5]
2 Mehmedalija Dizdarevic 1923 1908 [0] : Carl Gorka 2089 2113 [0]
3 Robert W Smith 2245 2304 [1] : Igor Bjelobrk 2355 2432 [1]
4 William Jordan 2233 2235 [0] : Eugene Schon 2287 2305 [1]
5 Yi Liu 2233 2331 [0] : Gregory J Canfell 2349 2379 [.5]




lost

Leonid Sandler
14-12-2014, 07:39 PM
In round 3 the first game to finish was Smith-Rujevic 1-0

Leonid Sandler
14-12-2014, 07:49 PM
Izzat-Dizdarevic 1-0

lost
14-12-2014, 08:42 PM
1 Kanan Izzat 2402 2397 [.5] 1:0 Mehmedalija Dizdarevic 1923 1908 [0]
2 Robert W Smith 2245 2304 [1] 1:0 Mirko Rujevic 2211 2227 [1]
3 William Jordan 2233 2235 [0] 1:0 Carl Gorka 2089 2113 [0]
4 Yi Liu 2233 2331 [0] .5:.5 Igor Bjelobrk 2355 2432 [1]
5 Gregory J Canfell 2349 2379 [.5] 1:0 Eugene Schon 2287 2305 [1]



lost

Adamski
14-12-2014, 10:50 PM
Go Kiwi Bob Smith! Off to a great start.

MichaelBaron
14-12-2014, 11:24 PM
Go Kiwi Bob Smith! Off to a great start.

Go Victorian players! :) :) :)

Rincewind
14-12-2014, 11:38 PM
Go Victorian players! :) :) :)

Like Howard Staunton?

MichaelBaron
14-12-2014, 11:48 PM
Like Howard Staunton?

in this case I've got to support Carl Gorka since he is the only Brit in the field :)

lost
15-12-2014, 07:09 PM
1 Eugene Schon 2287 2305 [1] .5:.5 Kanan Izzat 2402 2397 [1.5]
2 Igor Bjelobrk 2355 2432 [1.5] 1:0 Gregory J Canfell 2349 2379 [1.5]
3 Carl Gorka 2089 2113 [0] 0:1 Yi Liu 2233 2331 [.5]
4 Mirko Rujevic 2211 2227 [1] 1:0 William Jordan 2233 2235 [1]
5 Mehmedalija Dizdarevic 1923 1908 [0] 0:1 Robert W Smith 2245 2304 [2]




lost

ER
15-12-2014, 09:46 PM
Jordan vs Gorka

http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee481/jak_jak1/IMG_3985_zps2ed19ea6.jpg (http://s1230.photobucket.com/user/jak_jak1/media/IMG_3985_zps2ed19ea6.jpg.html)
Photo: Elliott Renzies

All smiles before the Canfell vs Schon encounter!

http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee481/jak_jak1/IMG_3986_zps046500ed.jpg (http://s1230.photobucket.com/user/jak_jak1/media/IMG_3986_zps046500ed.jpg.html)
Photo: Elliott Renzies

lost
16-12-2014, 10:08 PM
1 Kanan Izzat 2402 2397 [2] 1:0 Robert W Smith 2245 2304 [3]
2 William Jordan 2233 2235 [1] 1:0 Mehmedalija Dizdarevic 1923 1908 [0]
3 Yi Liu 2233 2331 [1.5] 1:0 Mirko Rujevic 2211 2227 [2]
4 Gregory J Canfell 2349 2379 [1.5] 0:1 Carl Gorka 2089 2113 [0]
5 Eugene Schon 2287 2305 [1.5] .5:.5 Igor Bjelobrk 2355 2432 [2.5]




lost

Leonid Sandler
16-12-2014, 10:16 PM
After 4 rounds

1-3.K.Izzat,I.Bjelobrk and B.Smith---3 points each

4.Yi Liu--- 2.5

5-7.W.Jordan,E.Schon and M.Rujevic---2 points each

8.G.Canfell---1.5 points

9.C.Gorka--- 1 point

10.M.Dizdarevic-- 0 points

Kevin Bonham
16-12-2014, 10:24 PM
Looking more challenging for norms now. Smith needs 4/5, Yi Liu needs 4.5, Jordan and Schon need 5/5.

MichaelBaron
16-12-2014, 11:39 PM
Do not want to fill Adamski's shoes, but can not resist congratulating my long time chess friend Carl Gorka! He had a bad year chess-wise so good to see his game coming back. I am sure he is capable of returning to 2200

Adamski
17-12-2014, 11:40 AM
And I am equally pleased to see Bob Smith doing so well.

ER
17-12-2014, 01:12 PM
And I am equally pleased to see Bob Smith doing so well.

FM Robert W. Smith

http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee481/jak_jak1/nz_zpse1098c28.png (http://s1230.photobucket.com/user/jak_jak1/media/nz_zpse1098c28.png.html)
Photo: Elliott Renzies

Leonid Sandler
17-12-2014, 04:31 PM
Round 5

Rujevic-Canfell 0-1

MichaelBaron
17-12-2014, 04:55 PM
And I am equally pleased to see Bob Smith doing so well.
Not so well now that he lost rd.4 though...but still a chance for IM norm

Leonid Sandler
17-12-2014, 06:26 PM
Bjelobrk-Izzat --- draw

lost
17-12-2014, 07:39 PM
1 Igor Bjelobrk 2355 2432 [3] .5:.5 Kanan Izzat 2402 2397 [3]
2 Carl Gorka 2089 2113 [1] .5:.5 Eugene Schon 2287 2305 [2]
3 Mirko Rujevic 2211 2227 [2] 0:1 Gregory J Canfell 2349 2379 [1.5]
4 Mehmedalija Dizdarevic 1923 1908 [0] 0:1 Yi Liu 2233 2331 [2.5]
5 Robert W Smith 2245 2304 [3] 0:1 William Jordan 2233 2235 [2]




lost

Adamski
17-12-2014, 07:42 PM
Gotta thank Elliott for more excellent photos!

Paul Cavezza
17-12-2014, 07:44 PM
1 Igor Bjelobrk 2355 2432 [3] .5:.5 Kanan Izzat 2402 2397 [3]
2 Carl Gorka 2089 2113 [1] .5:.5 Eugene Schon 2287 2305 [2]
3 Mirko Rujevic 2211 2227 [2] 0:1 Gregory J Canfell 2349 2379 [1.5]
4 Mehmedalija Dizdarevic 1923 1908 [0] 0:1 Yi Liu 2233 2331 [2.5]
5 Robert W Smith 2245 2304 [3] 0:1 William Jordan 2233 2235 [2]




lost

Go Bill! :)

Kevin Bonham
17-12-2014, 07:51 PM
Norm watch: Yi Liu needs 3.5/4, Smith and Jordan need 4/4.

MichaelBaron
17-12-2014, 11:49 PM
Gotta thank Elliott for more excellent photos!

:) :) :) also thank you to the Train drivers who drive trains that deliver participants to the tournament venue.

ER
18-12-2014, 12:44 AM
Gotta thank Elliott for more excellent photos!


My pleasure Jonathan. Good luck with your new duties as a NSWCA Club Liaison Officer!


IM Igor Bjelobrk

http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee481/jak_jak1/IMG_3911_zps694b29fb.jpg (http://s1230.photobucket.com/user/jak_jak1/media/IMG_3911_zps694b29fb.jpg.html)
Photo: Elliott Renzies

Kevin Bonham
18-12-2014, 08:54 AM
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Leonid Sandler
18-12-2014, 06:42 PM
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Thanks Kevin for keeping jokers from the thread about serious tournament!:D

The results from round 6

Izzat-Jordan 1-0

Schon-Rujevic 1-0

Bjelobrk-Gorka 1-0

Liu-Smith 1-0

Canfell-Dizdarevic 1-0

Black day for the players with black pieces.

Kevin Bonham
18-12-2014, 06:56 PM
Only Yi Liu still in contention for a norm then, needs 2.5/3.

Kerry Stead
19-12-2014, 09:34 AM
Translation help required!
Below are the scoresheets from the game Schon-Rujevic ... and a PGN file as best as I can come up with.
If anyone is able to correct or add to the game, please do so in the thread below!
http://i462.photobucket.com/albums/qq349/Silent_Bob_77/IMG_3627.jpg (http://s462.photobucket.com/user/Silent_Bob_77/media/IMG_3627.jpg.html)
http://i462.photobucket.com/albums/qq349/Silent_Bob_77/IMG_3626.jpg (http://s462.photobucket.com/user/Silent_Bob_77/media/IMG_3626.jpg.html)
1. d4 g6 2. e4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. f4 Nf6 5. Nf3 c6 6. Bd3 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7 8. e5
Ne8 9. Ne4 c5 10. c3 cxd4 11. cxd4 Nb6 12. Qe2 Bf5 13. Bd2 e6 14. Bb5 dxe5 15.
dxe5 Nc7 16. Nd6 Nxb5 17. Qxb5 Nd5 18. Nd4 a6 19. Qb3 b5 20. N4xf5 gxf5 21.
Rad1 Qb6+ 22. Kh1 Rad8 23. Rf3 f6 24. Bc3 Qc6 25. Bd4 Kh8 26. Rh3 fxe5 27. Bxe5
Bxe5 28. fxe5 Rd7 29. Rf3 f4 30. Re1 Rg7 31. Qd3 Qc7 32. g3 Rfg8 33. gxf4 Qc5
34. Rg3 Nxf4 35. Qf3 *

MichaelBaron
19-12-2014, 10:18 AM
Interesting that while Rujevic consistently writes ineligibly, his opponents appear to write their worst when playing him. Must be strong influence :).
Move 35..something moved on the 2nd rank

Adamski
19-12-2014, 11:51 AM
Interesting that while Rujevic consistently writes ineligibly, his opponents appear to write their worst when playing him. Must be strong influence :).
Move 35..something moved on the 2nd rankIllegibly is definitely the word to describe Rujevic's writing in his scoresheet above.
A pity Bob Smith's results have fallen away.

MichaelBaron
19-12-2014, 12:06 PM
A pity Bob Smith's results have fallen away.

He is rated below 2250...and not exactly a junior so with all due respect, hard to imagine him getting his fide up to 2400 even if gets all the norms (and norms are always possible with some luck)

pax
19-12-2014, 12:08 PM
Translation help required!
Below are the scoresheets from the game Schon-Rujevic ... and a PGN file as best as I can come up with.
If anyone is able to correct or add to the game, please do so in the thread below!

Double forfeit for failing to record the game satisfactorily!

Ian Rout
19-12-2014, 01:08 PM
Translation help required!
Below are the scoresheets from the game Schon-Rujevic ... and a PGN file as best as I can come up with.
If anyone is able to correct or add to the game, please do so in the thread below!
Wouldn't like to guess the moves precisely but I'd suggest that maybe Black captured on f4 with the Rook. White plays 36(?).Qxf4 (...Nxf4 then is met by Nf7#).

Kerry Stead
19-12-2014, 03:12 PM
Facebook solved the issue ... Eugene provided the game score:

1. d4 g6 2. e4 Bg7 3. Nc3 d6 4. f4 Nf6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Bd3 c6 7. O-O Nbd7 8. e5
Ne8 9. Ne4 c5 10. c3 cxd4 11. cxd4 Nb6 12. Qe2 Bf5 13. Bd2 e6 14. Bb5 dxe5 15.
dxe5 Nc7 16. Nd6 Nxb5 17. Qxb5 Nd5 18. Nd4 a6 19. Qb3 b5 20. N4xf5 gxf5 21.
Rad1 Qb6+ 22. Kh1 Rad8 23. Rf3 f6 24. Be3 Qc6 25. Bd4 Kh8 26. Rg3 fxe5 27. Bxe5
Bxe5 28. fxe5 Rd7 29. Rf3 f4 30. Re1 Rg7 31. Qd3 Qc7 32. g3 Rfg8 33. gxf4 Qc5
34. Rg3 Nxf4 35. Qf3 Qc2 36. Qxf4 1-0

lost
19-12-2014, 07:45 PM
1 Carl Gorka 2089 2113 [1.5] 0:1 Kanan Izzat 2402 2397 [4.5]
2 Mirko Rujevic 2211 2227 [2] .5:.5 Igor Bjelobrk 2355 2432 [4.5]
3 Mehmedalija Dizdarevic 1923 1908 [0] 0:1 Eugene Schon 2287 2305 [3.5]
4 Robert W Smith 2245 2304 [3] .5:.5 Gregory J Canfell 2349 2379 [3.5]
5 William Jordan 2233 2235 [3] 0:1 Yi Liu 2233 2331 [4.5]




lost

Kevin Bonham
19-12-2014, 08:16 PM
1.5/2 needed for Yi. Black vs Izzat and White vs Canfell. Not easy!

MichaelBaron
19-12-2014, 08:32 PM
1.5/2 needed for Yi. Black vs Izzat and White vs Canfell. Not easy!

And Izzat is also in the running to win the tournament so will probably play for win!

Kevin Bonham
20-12-2014, 06:33 PM
And Izzat is also in the running to win the tournament so will probably play for win!

And wins so no norms from this one.

lost
20-12-2014, 07:14 PM
1 Kanan Izzat 2402 2397 [5.5] 1:0 Yi Liu 2233 2331 [5.5]
2 Gregory J Canfell 2349 2379 [4] 1:0 William Jordan 2233 2235 [3]
3 Eugene Schon 2287 2305 [4.5] 1:0 Robert W Smith 2245 2304 [3.5]
4 Igor Bjelobrk 2355 2432 [5] 1:0 Mehmedalija Dizdarevic 1923 1908 [0]
5 Carl Gorka 2089 2113 [1.5] .5:.5 Mirko Rujevic 2211 2227 [2.5]




lost

antichrist
21-12-2014, 09:30 AM
And wins so no norms from this one.

And the prize money will be deservedly welcomed.

Kerry Stead
21-12-2014, 12:50 PM
Kanan Izzat is the winner of the Australasian Masters IM norm event with 7.5/9.

He played his final round game against Mirko Rujevic earlier today & won, leaving him 1.5 points in front of the next closest player (Igor Bjelobrk).

Congratulations Kanan!

Kevin Bonham
21-12-2014, 12:59 PM
2520 TPR for the winner; not bad at all!

ER
21-12-2014, 08:13 PM
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In my humble opinion the chess personality of the year! IM Kanan Izzat! Full time university top class student, newly arrived in Australia, with possible language and culture adjustment problems, yet he excels in all aspects of life including chess where he more often than not dominates the field! The Victorian champion (right on the photo with black pieces versus Australian FM Gregory J Canfell) [ed. E.R.] participated in and just won the 2014 Australasian International Norm Chess tournament held at the Box Hill Chess Club representing Azerbaijan. Kanan is a fine example of what kind of people we need in Australia! Let's all wish him all the best for 2015 and the years to come! Photo: Elliott Renzies

Adamski
21-12-2014, 08:21 PM
Convincing display by IM Kanan. Deserved victor.

MichaelBaron
21-12-2014, 10:08 PM
Convincing display by IM Kanan. Deserved victor.

Absolutely, he was clearly the strongest player in the field. Yet another reason why it would be good to see him and James in the GM event

ER
21-12-2014, 11:35 PM
Absolutely, he was clearly the strongest player in the field. Yet another reason why it would be good to see him and James in the GM event

The two IMs belong to a class of their own!
In regards to James, notwithstanding what's been discussed, claimed and suggested here the young man is made of steel with a heart and a talent to match!
Just think what James has gone through since the events of that tragic Easter of 2013; the physical and mental trauma; the pain, the torture, the long path to recovery!
We are really lucky to still have him with us let alone to expect him to be a miracle maker and judge him as if nothing has ever happened!
Yet, he never lost his optimism; he laughed and joked throughout his ordeal and somehow started producing the goods slowly but gradually and surely.
I am sure that in the very near future, James will be back firing with all his guns blazing; then none will be able to stop his relentless climb to where he really belongs. The top!

MichaelBaron
22-12-2014, 01:35 AM
The two IMs belong to a class of their own!
In regards to James, notwithstanding what's been discussed, claimed and suggested here the young man is made of steel with a heart and a talent to match!
Just think what James has gone through since the events of that tragic Easter of 2013; the physical and mental trauma; the pain, the torture, the long path to recovery!
We are really lucky to still have him with us let alone to expect him to be a miracle maker and judge him as if nothing has ever happened!
Yet, he never lost his optimism; he laughed and joked throughout his ordeal and somehow started producing the goods slowly but gradually and surely.
I am sure that in the very near future, James will be back firing with all his guns ablaze; then none will be able to stop his relentless climb to where he really belongs. The top!
He is firing already. Just needs more opportunities! Hopefully he will play lots of chess in 2015.

Watto
22-12-2014, 08:04 AM
Congratulations Kanan!
Here's the final cross table: http://boxhillchess.org.au/uploads/2014AustMasters/AMIMCrossTableFinal14.pdf

MichaelBaron
22-12-2014, 08:59 AM
Another interesting observation: 4 youngest players finished in top 4 places while veterans struggled.

Rincewind
22-12-2014, 09:20 AM
Another interesting observation: 4 youngest players finished in top 4 places while veterans struggled.

Not sure it is all that interesting. Rounding to the nearest 100 rating points, the event had a 2400, 3 x 2300, 4 x 2200, a 2100 and a 1900 player. Relative to one another they finished pretty much in those groupings with the exception of Yi Liu who finished in the group above so well done Yi Liu. Of course even though he was the top seed, Kanan Izzat performance was outstanding.

MichaelBaron
22-12-2014, 09:50 AM
Not sure it is all that interesting. Rounding to the nearest 100 rating points, the event had a 2400, 3 x 2300, 4 x 2200, a 2100 and a 1900 player. Relative to one another they finished pretty much in those groupings with the exception of Yi Liu who finished in the group above so well done Yi Liu. Of course even though he was the top seed, Kanan Izzat performance was outstanding.

Rating wise, Liu's rating is similar to ratings of Rujevic, Jordan and Smith. Shon is rated only 50-60 points above them

Rincewind
22-12-2014, 01:25 PM
Rating wise, Liu's rating is similar to ratings of Rujevic, Jordan and Smith. Shon is rated only 50-60 points above them

That is what I said.

FM_Bill
23-12-2014, 10:21 AM
My play was about 200 points lower than in 2013, however I certainly had plenty of weird/interesting positions.

I learned something, never go to a dentist during a chess tournament, its too distressing.