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Watto
04-03-2015, 08:17 AM
The 15th Bangkok Chess Club Open will be held at the Dusit Thani Pattaya, April 12-19.

About 230 players have already registered (for the Open and Challengers events). Top seeds are 2700ers GM Wang Hao from China and GM Vallejo Pons from Spain, with Nigel Short third seed and various other strong players too. Quite a number of Australians are playing.

It's a fabulous tournament, looking forward to being there. More details can be found here: www.bangkokchess.com

Watto
18-03-2015, 09:06 AM
Over 300 registered players already from 43 countries (196 for the Open, 110 for the Challengers). IMs Max Illingworth (13th seed), Anton Smirnov, Junta Ikeda, Guy West and Ari Dale are the top Australians so far in the Open.

pax
12-04-2015, 03:03 PM
Anyone know if there will be live games?

damo
12-04-2015, 03:15 PM
Anyone know if there will be live games?
https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/bangkok-open2015/1/1/1

Ian CCC
13-04-2015, 07:17 PM
Round 2 Puccini defeats GM Gomez (2520) on board 8. For some reason only top 6 boards shown live.

pax
13-04-2015, 07:55 PM
Round 2 Puccini defeats GM Gomez (2520) on board 8. For some reason only top 6 boards shown live.

And unfortunately Max's 2500 pursuit has been blunted by a loss to Vaishali 2246. Ari, Anton and Junta still on 2/2.

MichaelBaron
13-04-2015, 08:07 PM
Round 2 Puccini defeats GM Gomez (2520) on board 8. For some reason only top 6 boards shown live.

All because he graduated from the MCC ''Allegro Chess School''! :)

David Webster
13-04-2015, 08:11 PM
And unfortunately Max's 2500 pursuit has been blunted by a loss to Vaishali 2246. Ari, Anton and Junta still on 2/2.

Max has already crossed 2500 from the Norths Club Championship, he only needs the norm.

pax
13-04-2015, 09:03 PM
Max has already crossed 2500 from the Norths Club Championship, he only needs the norm.

Oh thanks, I stand corrected. That's great to hear, though I guess the norm won't come in Bankok now.

pax
14-04-2015, 01:19 AM
Jack Puccini follows up with a draw with GM Kunte, and has GM Torre in round 4.

Geelong Grizzle
14-04-2015, 02:03 AM
Anton, also on 2.5/3 - hasn't played anyone higher than seed 80 and his opponent's average rating has been 2120. He now meets 5th seed GM Bartosz Socko 2628.

Watto
14-04-2015, 06:13 PM
Anton, also on 2.5/3 - hasn't played anyone higher than seed 80 and his opponent's average rating has been 2120. He now meets 5th seed GM Bartosz Socko 2628.
He is playing that game at the moment - as it is on board six, it's one of the broadcast games: https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/bangkok-open2015/4/1/6

antichrist
14-04-2015, 06:19 PM
He is playing that game at the moment - as it is on board six, it's one of the broadcast games: https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/bangkok-open2015/4/1/6

thanks heaps for that Watto I love to see the youngsters having a go at the oldies

Watto
14-04-2015, 06:47 PM
thanks heaps for that Watto I love to see the youngsters having a go at the oldies
Well, there are tons of young players having a big impact here already. On 3/3 15-year-old Parab Ritviz (from India) is playing way above his rating and it's already been mentioned what a great tournament Jack Puccini is having so far.

Geelong Grizzle
15-04-2015, 02:05 AM
Great endgame technique by Anton to hold the draw.

Ian CCC
15-04-2015, 06:38 AM
Great endgame technique by Anton to hold the draw.

R4: Smirnov draws with 5th seed GM Socko (2628) and Ikeda defeats 7th seed GM Dragun (2576).

ER
15-04-2015, 08:21 AM
This coming round: GM Short Nigel D 2678 vs IM Ikeda Junta 2403 GO Junta, we usually do it in cricket why not in chess? :)

Kevin Bonham
15-04-2015, 09:42 PM
I wish my friend Graham Richards (Morra addict, former HICC and TCA Pres and TCA Delegate to ACF) had been alive to see what Jack Puccini did to GM Gomez.

1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 e6 6. Bc4 a6 7. O-O Nge7 8. Bg5 f6 9. Be3 b5 10. Bb3 Ng6 11. Nd5 Rb8 12. Rc1 exd5 13. exd5 Nce5 14. d6 Bb7 15. Nxe5 fxe5 16. f4 Qh4 17. fxe5 Bxg2 18. Bf7+ Kd8 19. Qd2 1-0

ER
16-04-2015, 12:58 AM
I wish my friend Graham Richards (Morra addict, former HICC and TCA Pres and TCA Delegate to ACF) had been alive to see what Jack Puccini did to GM Gomez.

1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 e6 6. Bc4 a6 7. O-O Nge7 8. Bg5 f6 9. Be3 b5 10. Bb3 Ng6 11. Nd5 Rb8 12. Rc1 exd5 13. exd5 Nce5 14. d6 Bb7 15. Nxe5 fxe5 16. f4 Qh4 17. fxe5 Bxg2 18. Bf7+ Kd8 19. Qd2 1-0

Magnificent stuff by Jack - Thanks for sharing! :)

ER
16-04-2015, 06:34 AM
Now (R6) it's up to the Sydneysiders to keep the Aussie flag flying high!
Both Anton and Max are on 4 points, 1/2 point behind the leaders!
R6 Pairings
IM Swapnil S. Dhopade 2446 versus IM Illingworth Max 2489
IM Smirnov Anton 2410 versus GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J. 2475



This coming round: GM Short Nigel D 2678 vs IM Ikeda Junta 2403 GO Junta, we usually do it in cricket why not in chess? :)

not to worry Junta you 'll get him next time!

pax
16-04-2015, 11:39 AM
I wish my friend Graham Richards (Morra addict, former HICC and TCA Pres and TCA Delegate to ACF) had been alive to see what Jack Puccini did to GM Gomez.

That's hilarious: classic Morra crush, but takes some cojones to try it on a GM!

Tony Dowden
16-04-2015, 10:35 PM
I wish my friend Graham Richards (Morra addict, former HICC and TCA Pres and TCA Delegate to ACF) had been alive to see what Jack Puccini did to GM Gomez ...


A gruesome game! Graham would have loved it :cool:

MichaelBaron
16-04-2015, 11:26 PM
I wish my friend Graham Richards (Morra addict, former HICC and TCA Pres and TCA Delegate to ACF) had been alive to see what Jack Puccini did to GM Gomez.

1. e4 c5 2. d4 cxd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Nxc3 Nc6 5. Nf3 e6 6. Bc4 a6 7. O-O Nge7 8. Bg5 f6 9. Be3 b5 10. Bb3 Ng6 11. Nd5 Rb8 12. Rc1 exd5 13. exd5 Nce5 14. d6 Bb7 15. Nxe5 fxe5 16. f4 Qh4 17. fxe5 Bxg2 18. Bf7+ Kd8 19. Qd2 1-0

Great effort! Jack must have prepared well as he usually plays main lines against sicilian.

Agent Smith
17-04-2015, 12:35 AM
Yes.... that was a memorable one.

Nice wins to Junta and Max, and Junta losing to Nigel Short.

[Event "15th BCC Open 2015"]
[Site "Pattaya THA"]
[Date "2015.04.14"]
[Round "4.7"]
[White "Ikeda, Junta"]
[Black "Dragun, Kamil"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2403"]
[BlackElo "2558"]
[ECO "B40"]
[EventDate "2015.04.12"]
[WhiteTitle "IM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[Opening "Sicilian defence"]
[WhiteFideId "3204731"]
[BlackFideId "1134167"]
[EventType "swiss"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. Be2 Nc6 4. O-O Nf6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. d4 cxd4 7. Nxd4 a6 8. Be3 Be7 9. f4 d6 10. Kh1 O-O 11. a4 Rd8 12. Bf3 Na5 13. Nde2 b6 14. b3 Bb7 15. Qd4 Nd7 16. Bd2 Rac8 17. Rac1 Nc6 18. Qf2 Nb4 19. f5 exf5 20. exf5 d5 21. Nd4 Nf6 22. Nce2 Qd7 23. Qg3 Bd6 24. Qh4 Re8 25. Ng3 Na2 26. Rce1 Nc3 27. Rxe8+ Qxe8 28. Bg5 Nce4 29. Bxe4 Nxe4 30. f6 Bxg3 31. hxg3 g6 32. g4 Rc3 33. Kg1 Qf8 34. Ne6
( 34. Ne6 fxe6 35. f7+ Qxf7
( 35. ... Kh8 36. Bf6+ Nxf6 37. Qxf6+ Qg7 38. f8=Q# )
36. Rxf7 )
1-0

[Event "15th BCC Open 2015"]
[Site "Pattaya THA"]
[Date "2015.04.16"]
[Round "6.9"]
[White "Swapnil, S. Dhopade"]
[Black "Illingworth, Max"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2450"]
[BlackElo "2489"]
[ECO "D31"]
[EventDate "2015.04.12"]
[WhiteTitle "IM"]
[BlackTitle "IM"]
[Opening "QGD"]
[Variation "semi-Slav"]
[WhiteFideId "5019184"]
[BlackFideId "3205207"]
[EventType "swiss"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 e6 4. e3 Bd6 5. Bd2 f5 6. g4 Nh6 7. gxf5 Nxf5 8. Qc2 O-O 9. O-O-O Bd7 10. Bd3 Qf6 11. Nge2 Na6 12. a3 Be8 13. e4 dxc4 14. Bxc4 Nxd4 15. Nxd4 Qxd4 16. Bxa6 bxa6 17. Be3 Qe5 18. f4 Rxf4 19. Bxf4 Qxf4+ 20. Kb1 Rb8 21. Ka1 Be5 22. Rd2 c5 23. Rhd1 Bd4 24. Rxd4 cxd4 25. Rxd4 h6 26. Rd2 a5 27. Qd3 Rc8 28. Rc2 Qe5 29. Qa6 Rc7 30. Ka2 Bb5
( {[Critter 1.6a 64-bit] 17:-5.85} 30. ... Bb5 31. Qxb5 Qxb5 32. Nxb5 Rxc2 33. h4 h5 34. Nxa7 Rc4 35. Kb3 Rxe4 36. Nb5 Rxh4 )
0-1

[Event "15th BCC Open 2015"]
[Site "Pattaya THA"]
[Date "2015.04.15"]
[Round "5.8"]
[White "Short, Nigel D"]
[Black "Ikeda, Junta"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2664"]
[BlackElo "2403"]
[ECO "B41"]
[EventDate "2015.04.12"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "IM"]
[Opening "Sicilian"]
[Variation "Kan, Maroczy bind (Reti variation)"]
[WhiteFideId "400025"]
[BlackFideId "3204731"]
[EventType "swiss"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. c4 Nf6 6. Nc3 Qc7 7. Be2 b6 8. O-O Bb7 9. Qd3 d6 10. f4 Nbd7 11. b4 g6 12. Be3 Rc8 13. Rac1 Qb8 14. Nb3 Be7 15. Bf3 O-O 16. g4 Ne8 17. a3 Ba8 18. Nd2 Qc7 19. Bg2 Qd8 20. Qe2 Ng7 21. Rfd1 Re8 22. Kh1 Kh8 23. Qf2 Rf8 24. Ne2 Qc7 25. Bd4 e5 26. Bb2 f5 27. exf5 Bxg2+ 28. Qxg2 gxf5 29. g5 Qc6 30. Nf3 Kg8 31. Nc3 Rfe8 32. Nd5 Bd8 33. Re1 Re6 34. fxe5 dxe5 35. Nxe5 Nxe5 36. Bxe5 Rg6 37. Bf6 Rxf6 38. gxf6 Bxf6 39. Ne7+
( {[Critter 1.6a 64-bit] 17:+3.82} 39. Ne7+ Bxe7 40. Rxe7 Qxg2+ 41. Kxg2 Rc6 )
1-0

Kevin Bonham
17-04-2015, 12:47 AM
Max won round 6 and is now in a twelve-way tie for the lead on 5/6; he is white against Short next round. Unfortunately all the other Australians on 3 or more lost except Ari who drew. Junta has drawn the dreaded WFM Vaishali for round 7.

Capablanca-Fan
17-04-2015, 03:30 AM
Yes.... that was a memorable one.

Nice wins to Junta and Max, and Junta losing to Nigel Short.

[Event "15th BCC Open 2015"]
[Site "Pattaya THA"]
[Date "2015.04.14"]
[Round "4.7"]
[White "Ikeda, Junta"]
[Black "Dragun, Kamil"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2403"]
[BlackElo "2558"]
[ECO "B40"]
[EventDate "2015.04.12"]
[WhiteTitle "IM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[Opening "Sicilian defence"]
[WhiteFideId "3204731"]
[BlackFideId "1134167"]
[EventType "swiss"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. Be2 Nc6 4. O-O Nf6 5. Nc3 Qc7 6. d4 cxd4 7. Nxd4 a6 8. Be3 Be7 9. f4 d6 10. Kh1 O-O 11. a4 Rd8 12. Bf3 Na5 13. Nde2 b6 14. b3 Bb7 15. Qd4 Nd7 16. Bd2 Rac8 17. Rac1 Nc6 18. Qf2 Nb4 19. f5 exf5 20. exf5 d5 21. Nd4 Nf6 22. Nce2 Qd7 23. Qg3 Bd6 24. Qh4 Re8 25. Ng3 Na2 26. Rce1 Nc3 27. Rxe8+ Qxe8 28. Bg5 Nce4 29. Bxe4 Nxe4 30. f6 Bxg3 31. hxg3 g6 32. g4 Rc3 33. Kg1 Qf8 34. Ne6 [34. Ne6 fxe6 35. f7+ Qxf7
( 35. ... Kh8 36. Bf6+ Nxf6 37. Qxf6+ Qg7 38. f8=Q# )
36. Rxf7]
1-0

[Event "15th BCC Open 2015"]
[Site "Pattaya THA"]
[Date "2015.04.16"]
[Round "6.9"]
[White "Swapnil, S. Dhopade"]
[Black "Illingworth, Max"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2450"]
[BlackElo "2489"]
[ECO "D31"]
[EventDate "2015.04.12"]
[WhiteTitle "IM"]
[BlackTitle "IM"]
[Opening "QGD"]
[Variation "semi-Slav"]
[WhiteFideId "5019184"]
[BlackFideId "3205207"]
[EventType "swiss"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 e6 4. e3 Bd6 5. Bd2 f5 6. g4 Nh6 7. gxf5 Nxf5 8. Qc2 O-O 9. O-O-O Bd7 10. Bd3 Qf6 11. Nge2 Na6 12. a3 Be8 13. e4 dxc4 14. Bxc4 Nxd4 15. Nxd4 Qxd4 16. Bxa6 bxa6 17. Be3 Qe5 18. f4 Rxf4 19. Bxf4 Qxf4+ 20. Kb1 Rb8 21. Ka1 Be5 22. Rd2 c5 23. Rhd1 Bd4 24. Rxd4 cxd4 25. Rxd4 h6 26. Rd2 a5 27. Qd3 Rc8 28. Rc2 Qe5 29. Qa6 Rc7 30. Ka2 Bb5
[30. ... Bb5 31. Qxb5 Qxb5 32. Nxb5 Rxc2 33. h4 h5 34. Nxa7 Rc4 35. Kb3 Rxe4 36. Nb5 Rxh4]
0-1

[Event "15th BCC Open 2015"]
[Site "Pattaya THA"]
[Date "2015.04.15"]
[Round "5.8"]
[White "Short, Nigel D"]
[Black "Ikeda, Junta"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2664"]
[BlackElo "2403"]
[ECO "B41"]
[EventDate "2015.04.12"]
[WhiteTitle "GM"]
[BlackTitle "IM"]
[Opening "Sicilian"]
[Variation "Kan, Maroczy bind (Reti variation)"]
[WhiteFideId "400025"]
[BlackFideId "3204731"]
[EventType "swiss"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. c4 Nf6 6. Nc3 Qc7 7. Be2 b6 8. O-O Bb7 9. Qd3 d6 10. f4 Nbd7 11. b4 g6 12. Be3 Rc8 13. Rac1 Qb8 14. Nb3 Be7 15. Bf3 O-O 16. g4 Ne8 17. a3 Ba8 18. Nd2 Qc7 19. Bg2 Qd8 20. Qe2 Ng7 21. Rfd1 Re8 22. Kh1 Kh8 23. Qf2 Rf8 24. Ne2 Qc7 25. Bd4 e5 26. Bb2 f5 27. exf5 Bxg2+ 28. Qxg2 gxf5 29. g5 Qc6 30. Nf3 Kg8 31. Nc3 Rfe8 32. Nd5 Bd8 33. Re1 Re6 34. fxe5 dxe5 35. Nxe5 Nxe5 36. Bxe5 Rg6 37. Bf6 Rxf6 38. gxf6 Bxf6 39. Ne7+
[39. Ne7+ Bxe7 40. Rxe7 Qxg2+ 41. Kxg2 Rc6]
1-0

Agent Smith
17-04-2015, 06:56 AM
Junta has drawn the dreaded WFM Vaishali for round 7.
... The young girl who beat Max first round. I can't find the game though.
On the same page http://www.chess.com/news/five-in-the-lead-at-thai-open-2799 they aptly summise Jack's game

Filipino GM John-Paul Gomez was smashed in a mere 19 moves by Australian teenager Jack Puccini, who must have enjoyed that Morra Gambit
http://images.chesscomfiles.com/uploads/images_users/tiny_mce/PeterDoggers/php38FElp.jpeg

Garrett
17-04-2015, 10:10 AM
That Puccini game is an absolute cracker.

Well done Jack !

Will certainly be playing over this at the chess group I attend.

Chigoresov
17-04-2015, 02:04 PM
For pure entertainment - please ignore the unsoundness/desperation of the sac:

P Wiwatanadate(FM) - T Davis BCC Open Rd6

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. cxd5 cxd4 5. Qa4+ Bd7 6. Qxd4 exd5 7. Qxd5 Nc6
8. a3 Nf6 9. Qd3 Bc5 10. Nf3 Qe7 11. Bg5 O-O-O 12. Nd5 Bxf2+ 13. Kxf2 Qc5+ 14.
e3 Be6 15. Bxf6 gxf6 16. Qc3 Rxd5 17. Qxf6 Re8 18. b4 Qc2+ 19. Be2 Rf5 20. Qh4
Ne5 21. Qd4 Bc4 22. Qd1 Ng4+ 23. Kg3 Qe4 24. Qd4 Bxe2 25. Rac1+ Kb8 26. Qd6+
Ka8 27. Qd7 Rxf3+ 28. gxf3 Qxf3+ 29. Kh4 Qf6+ 30. Kg3 Rxe3+ 31. Kg2 Qf2# 0-1

ER
17-04-2015, 05:55 PM
For pure entertainment - please ignore the unsoundness/desperation of the sac:


P Wiwatanadate(FM) - T Davis BCC Open Rd6

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. cxd5 cxd4 5. Qa4+ Bd7 6. Qxd4 exd5 7. Qxd5 Nc6
8. a3 Nf6 9. Qd3 Bc5 10. Nf3 Qe7 11. Bg5 O-O-O 12. Nd5 Bxf2+ 13. Kxf2 Qc5+ 14.
e3 Be6 15. Bxf6 gxf6 16. Qc3 Rxd5 17. Qxf6 Re8 18. b4 Qc2+ 19. Be2 Rf5 20. Qh4
Ne5 21. Qd4 Bc4 22. Qd1 Ng4+ 23. Kg3 Qe4 24. Qd4 Bxe2 25. Rac1+ Kb8 26. Qd6+
Ka8 27. Qd7 Rxf3+ 28. gxf3 Qxf3+ 29. Kh4 Qf6+ 30. Kg3 Rxe3+ 31. Kg2 Qf2# 0-1

Spectacular attack Tony! :clap:

Adamski
17-04-2015, 06:16 PM
Max won round 6 and is now in a twelve-way tie for the lead on 5/6; he is white against Short next round. Unfortunately all the other Australians on 3 or more lost except Ari who drew. Junta has drawn the dreaded WFM Vaishali for round 7.

Great stuff by Max, who recently crossed 2500. Best wishes v Nigel and keep it up!

Kevin Bonham
17-04-2015, 09:56 PM
Illingworth-Short drawn in 64 moves. White had two pieces (in the end two bishops) for rook + two pawns but while looking better at times it didn't amount to anything convincing.

pax
18-04-2015, 12:06 AM
Oh thanks, I stand corrected. That's great to hear, though I guess the norm won't come in Bankok now.

Very happy to eat my words, as it seems Max "just" needs to score 1.5/2 vs Vallejo and another GM rated over 2486 for his final norm and title.

pax
18-04-2015, 12:06 AM
Also interested to note that Sean Watharow had a win on forfeit and is now sitting on 4.5/7!

Agent Smith
18-04-2015, 05:18 AM
Engine couldnt see any chances in Max's game

Junta beat R. Vaishali.
A victory for Anton too, who is having a solid tournament
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr169298.aspx?lan=1&art=9&fed=AUS&flag=30&wi=821&snr=27
Guy West is playing, but not going too great so far
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr169298.aspx?lan=1&art=9&fed=AUS&flag=30&wi=821&snr=41

2883

[Event "15th BCC Open 2015"]
[Site "Pattaya THA"]
[Date "2015.04.17"]
[Round "7.3"]
[White "Illingworth, Max"]
[Black "Short, Nigel D"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2489"]
[BlackElo "2664"]
[ECO "C82"]
[EventDate "2015.04.12"]
[WhiteTitle "IM"]
[BlackTitle "GM"]
[Opening "Ruy Lopez"]
[Variation "open, Dilworth variation"]
[WhiteFideId "3205207"]
[BlackFideId "400025"]
[Annotator "Critter 1.6a 64-bit"]
[Depth "17"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 b5 7. Bb3 d5 8. dxe5 Be6 9. c3 Bc5 10. Nbd2 O-O 11. Bc2 Nxf2 12. Rxf2 f6 13. exf6 Bxf2+ 14. Kxf2 Qxf6 15. Nf1 Ne5 16. Be3 Rae8 17. Bc5 Nxf3 18. gxf3 Rf7 19. Kg1 Qxf3 20. Qxf3 Rxf3 21. Re1 g6 22. Re3 Rxe3 23. Nxe3 a5 24. Bd3 c6 25. Kf2 a4 26. Nc2 Bd7 27. Nd4 Kf7 28. Nf3 Bg4 29. Nd4 Bd7 30. b3 axb3 31. axb3 h6 32. Nf3 Bg4 33. Bd4 Bxf3 34. Kxf3 Re1 35. b4 Rh1 36. Kg3 Re1 37. Kf4 Rh1 38. Kg3 Re1 39. Kf2 Rh1 40. Kg2 Re1 41. Bf1 Re4 42. Kf3 g5 43. Bh3 Ke7 44. Bc5+ Ke8 45. Bd4 Ke7 46. Kg3 h5 47. Bf5 Rf4 48. Bg6 Rg4+ 49. Kf3 Rh4 50. Kg2 Rg4+ 51. Kh1 Rh4 52. Bf2 Rh3 53. Bc5+ Ke6 54. Bd4 g4 55. Kg2 Ke7 56. Bg7 Kd7 57. Be5 Ke6 58. Bd4 Ke7 59. Bg7 Kd7 60. Bf5+ Ke7 61. Be5 Re3 62. Bd4 Rf3 63. Bg6 Rh3 64. Bg7
( 64. Bg7 Kd6 65. Bd4 Kc7 66. Be5+ Kb6 67. Kf2 Rf3+ 68. Ke2 Kb7 69. Bd4 Rh3 70. Be5 Ka7 71. Bd4+ Kb7 )
1/2-1/2

ER
18-04-2015, 07:02 AM
Two Sydneysider IMs (soon to be GMs) :) , Max 5.5 and Anton 5 still rule the Aussie waves! :)

Kevin Bonham
18-04-2015, 06:19 PM
Max is playing Vallejo on board 2. As noted above a draw today gives him a shot at a win for the GM title tomorrow.

He has come up with something very unusual, 6...g5. The only previous game with this move is shown below, but Max has also already deviated from it with 7...Bg7

Gavrilov-Popov, 2008
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Bg5 h6 5.Bxf6 Qxf6 6.Nbd2 g5 7.e3
Nd7 8.Rc1 c6 9.Bd3 Bg7 10.O-O Qe7 11.Qc2 g4 12.Ne1 h5 13.cxd5
exd5 14.Bf5 Nf6 15.Bxc8 Rxc8 16.Nd3 O-O 17.b4 Rfe8 18.Qb1 Bh6
19.Rfe1 Kg7 20.Ne5 Nd7 21.Nxd7 Qxd7 22.Nb3 f5 23.Nc5 Qf7 24.g3
h4 25.b5 hxg3 26.hxg3 Rb8 1/2-1/2

Agent Smith
18-04-2015, 09:15 PM
Despite being low on time most of the match (down to the 30 second increment for the last moves before 40)
Vallejo was too good

[Event "15th BCC Open 2015"]
[Site "Pattaya THA"]
[Date "2015.04.18"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Vallejo Pons, Francisco"]
[Black "Illingworth, Max"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C82"]
[EventDate "2015.04.12"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Bg5 h6 5. Bxf6 Qxf6 6. Nbd2 g5 7. e3 Bg7 8. Rc1 O-O 9. Bd3 c6 10. g4 Nd7 11. h4 gxh4 12. cxd5 cxd5 13. Nxh4 e5 14. Nb3 e4 15. Be2 Qg5 16. Ng2 Nf6 17. Nf4 Rd8 18. Kd2 Bf8 19. Qg1 Bd7 20. Nc5 Rac8 21. Nxd7 Bb4+ 22. Kd1 Rxc1+ 23. Kxc1 Rxd7 24. Qh2 Bf8 25. Nh3 Qh4 26. Qg2 Nh7 27. g5 Rd6 28. Bg4 Bg7 29. Bf5 Nf8 30. Kb1 Qh5 31. Bg4 Qg6 32. gxh6 Bxh6 33. Qh2 Rb6
( 33. ... Qf6 34. Bh5 Nd7 35. Ng1 Kf8 36. Ne2 Nb6 37. Nc3 Bg7 38. Qg3 a6 39. Rg1 Bh6 40. b3 Rc6 41. Kb2 Ke7 42. Bg4 Qd6 )
34. Nf4 Qd6 35. Bd1 Bg7 36. Bb3 Rb5
( 36. ... Qd8 37. Bxd5 Rh6 38. Qg1 Rxh1 39. Qxh1 b5 40. Bxe4 Ne6 41. Nh5 Qg5 42. Ng3 a5 43. Bd3 b4 44. Nf5 Nd8 45. f4 Qg4 46. d5 Kf8 47. d6 a4 )
37. Qh5 Ne6
( 37. ... Rb6 38. Bxd5 Qf6 39. Bxe4 Qd6 40. b3 a6 41. Qg4 Qe7 42. Bd3 Rc6 43. Rg1 Ng6 44. Bxg6 fxg6 45. Nxg6 Qe6 46. Qf4 Rc8 47. Qh4 Re8 48. Ne5 Rf8 49. f4 )
38. Nxd5
( 38. Qh7+ Kf8 39. Rg1 Qd7 40. Nh5 Rb6 41. Nxg7 Nxg7 42. Rxg7 Rf6 43. Rg8+ Ke7 44. Rg5 Qb5 45. Re5+ Re6 46. Rxe6+ Kxe6 47. Qxe4+ Kd7 48. Qxd5+ Qxd5 49. Bxd5 Ke7 50. Bxb7 )
38. ... Kf8 39. Qf5 Nc7 40. Qc8+ Ne8 41. Nc3 Rb6
( 41. ... Rg5 42. Qxb7 Qe7 43. Qa8 Rg6 44. Nxe4 Rh6 45. Rxh6 Bxh6 46. Ba4 a5 47. Nc5 Bg5 48. Qxa5 Kg7 49. Bxe8 Qxe8 50. a4 Qc6 51. Ne6+ fxe6 52. Qxg5+ Kf7 53. a5 )
42. Ba4 Qe6 43. Bd7 Rc6 44. Qxc6
( 44. Qxc6 bxc6 45. Bxe6 fxe6 46. Nxe4 Ke7 47. Rh7 a6 48. Nc5 a5 49. Nb7 a4 50. Kc2 Kf6 51. Rh5 Bf8 52. Ra5 Be7 53. Nc5 Bxc5 54. Rxc5 Nc7 55. Ra5 Nd5 56. Rxa4 Kf5 )
1-0

Vlad
18-04-2015, 10:29 PM
Paco Vallejo - `I played a beautiful game today, but missed an amazing computer victory after the opening. With: 14.Nf5! exd4 15.g5!! hxg5 16.Rh7!!! Wow'

Agent Smith
19-04-2015, 07:01 AM
Vallejo was under 20 minutes (plus 30 sec increment) from move 16, and under 2 minutes from move 28 (to move 40). Max really gave it to him.

Vlad
19-04-2015, 08:38 AM
Max gave away nothing. 10 times they would reach similar position with similar times and 10 times Vallejo would score a win. The plan for white was pretty clear, 30 second increment is enough to see individuals moves...

Watto
19-04-2015, 12:36 PM
Just over half an hour into the final round. Top six boards are live (includes game between GM Horvath and IM Anton Smirnov): https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/bangkok-open2015/9/1/6

Kevin Bonham
19-04-2015, 05:11 PM
Wang Hao, leading by half a point, played a Petroff against Ganguly but got done in a double bishop ending:

https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/bangkok-open2015/9/1/1

As a result, Ganguly, Dragun and Short share first on 7.5/9

Adamski
27-04-2015, 04:28 PM
Anton lost to GM Horvath but there is a nice pic of him at http://bangkokchess.com/. This site says that Short won the tournament title on tie-break.