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scd
26-03-2015, 07:09 PM
2015 MCC City of Melbourne Open

www.melbournechessclub.org/events/2015/city-of-melbourne-open (http://www.melbournechessclub.org/events/2015/city-of-melbourne-open)

When: 7.15pm Monday 27th April – Monday 29th June (no play Monday 8th June)

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

Format: 9 round Swiss.

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

Entry Fee: $65 Full Member, $55 Concession / Junior Member (add $15 for Non-Members). Club Member IMs & FMs free. IMs not resident in Victoria free.

$1580 Prizes (based on 40 paying members, may be adjusted up or down depending on actual numbers)

1st: $400
2nd: $300
3rd: $220

Rating A 1st: $140
Rating A 2nd: $80
Rating B 1st: $140
Rating B 2nd: $80
Rating C 1st: $140
Rating C 2nd: $80

Brilliancy prize: $40 bookshop voucher

Byes: Players may take 2 half point byes in rounds 1-7.

Rating: The event will be FIDE and ACF rated.

Further Questions: Contact melbchessclub@gmail.com or

Organiser: Simon Dale (0407 834 027, scd@thecrag.com), or

Arbiter: Kerry Stead (0413 688 893, kerrystead@iinet.net.au)

ENTER HERE (http://www.melbournechessclub.org/events/entry) (you should enter early because it helps us with planing)

Kerry Stead
27-04-2015, 11:38 PM
Players can still join the tournament up until round 3. Please contact myself or Simon Dale if you wish to join the tournament.

Round 1 results:


1 Puccini, Jack 2265 2230 [0] 1:0 Fry, Peter 1767 1684 [0]
2 Vuglar, Shanon 1765 1608 [0] 0:1 Nedimovic, Ljubisa 2206 [0]
3 Rujevic, Mirko 2177 2200 [0] : Chmiel, Rad 1744 1724 [0]
4 Van Den Hoff, Damien 1730 1641 [0] 0:1 Gorka, Carl 2085 2109 [0]
5 Pyke, Malcolm L 2074 2111 [0] 1:0 Yu, Bobby 1695 1687 [0]
6 Mascunano, Juan 1672 1586 [0] 0:1 Schmidt, Simon 1976 2013 [0]
7 Cannon, David 1973 1914 [0] 1:0 Zou, Brendan 1654 1430 [0]
8 Kaplan, Alex 1645 1499 [0] 0:1 O'Molloy, Eamonn 1951 1942 [0]
9 Tionko, Efrain 1947 1924 [0] : Beckman, John 1588 1489 [0]
10 Kolak, Tanya 1517 1282 [0] : Lacey, David 1927 1888 [0]
11 Voon, Richard 1882 1805 [0] 1:0 Dale, Simon 1416 1147 [0]
12 Zou, Edwin 1406 1064 [0] : Krstevski, Tristan 1860 1801 [0]
13 Kovacevic, Paul 1855 1778 [0] 1:0 Beeren, Lousanne 1312 1179 [0]
14 Snow, Richard A 1147 707 [0] 0:1 Papadinis, Jim 1818 1748 [0]
15 Kalisch, Tom 1791 1763 [0] 0:1 Papac, Luka [0]
16 Sharma, Animesh [0] : Stead, Kerry 1979 2019 [0]
17 Guo, Zhi Lin 1814 1656 [0] : BYE
18 Bekker, Gary D 1805 1743 [0] : BYE
19 Anton, Sarah 1771 1706 [0] : BYE
20 Shanks, Jack 1738 1681 [0] : BYE
21 Ivanov, Nikola 1693 1523 [0] : BYE
22 Beattie, Roger 1681 1498 [0] : BYE
23 Jago, Stephen 1673 1601 [0] : BYE
24 Guo, Zhi Xin 1594 1279 [0] : BYE
25 Krstevska, Tanya 1591 1459 [0] : BYE

MichaelBaron
28-04-2015, 12:10 AM
Tanya Kolak shines once again drawing against Brilliancy prize winner David Lacey!

Carl Gorka
28-04-2015, 10:26 PM
Good turn out for the City of Melbourne Open (http://gorkachc.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/city-of-melbourne-open.html)

Could be the first Monday night event with FM Jack Puccini as top seed, but no doubt the last.

MichaelBaron
29-04-2015, 11:10 AM
A a new 2200+ vide rated player in action!

AlexDavies
30-04-2015, 11:04 AM
Could be the first Monday night event with FM Jack Puccini as top seed, but no doubt the last.Is this a Zonal prediction?

Kerry Stead
02-05-2015, 11:37 AM
Apologies for the delay ... had a few late entries!

Round 2 pairings:


1 O'Molloy, Eamonn 1951 1942 [1] : Puccini, Jack 2265 2230 [1]
2 Nedimovic, Ljubisa 2206 [1] : Cannon, David 1973 1914 [1]
3 Gorka, Carl 2085 2109 [1] : Voon, Richard 1882 1805 [1]
4 Papadinis, Jim 1818 1748 [1] : Pyke, Malcolm L 2074 2111 [1]
5 Schmidt, Simon 1976 2013 [1] : Kovacevic, Paul 1855 1778 [1]
6 Papac, Luka [1] : Rujevic, Mirko 2177 2200 [.5]
7 Chmiel, Rad 1744 1724 [.5] : Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2112 2168 [.5]
8 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1963 1941 [.5] : Shanks, Jack 1738 1681 [.5]
9 Ivanov, Nikola 1693 1523 [.5] : Tionko, Efrain 1947 1924 [.5]
10 Penrose, Justin 1929 1911 [.5] : Beattie, Roger 1681 1498 [.5]
11 Lacey, David 1927 1888 [.5] : Jago, Stephen 1673 1601 [.5]
12 Krstevski, Tristan 1860 1801 [.5] : Kolak, Tanya 1517 1282 [.5]
13 Beckman, John 1588 1489 [.5] : Shanks, Bryan 1818 1818 [.5]
14 Guo, Zhi Lin 1814 1656 [.5] : Krstevska, Tanya 1591 1459 [.5]
15 Anton, Sarah 1771 1706 [.5] : Sharma, Animesh [.5]
16 Mascunano, Juan 1672 1586 [0] : Kalisch, Tom 1791 1763 [0]
17 Fry, Peter 1767 1684 [0] : Kaplan, Alex 1645 1499 [0]
18 Dale, Simon 1416 1147 [0] : Vuglar, Shanon 1765 1608 [0]
19 Beeren, Lousanne 1312 1179 [0] : Van Den Hoff, Damien 1730 1641 [0]
20 Yu, Bobby 1695 1687 [0] : Snow, Richard A 1147 707 [0]
21 Bekker, Gary D 1805 1743 [.5] : BYE
22 Zou, Brendan 1654 1430 [0] : BYE
23 Guo, Zhi Xin 1594 1279 [.5] : BYE
24 Zou, Edwin 1406 1064 [.5] : BYE

Kerry Stead
04-05-2015, 11:55 PM
Round 2 results:


1 O'Molloy, Eamonn 1951 1942 [1] 0:1 Puccini, Jack 2265 2230 [1]
2 Nedimovic, Ljubisa 2206 [1] 0:1 Cannon, David 1973 1914 [1]
3 Gorka, Carl 2085 2109 [1] 1:0 Voon, Richard 1882 1805 [1]
4 Papadinis, Jim 1818 1748 [1] 0:1 Pyke, Malcolm L 2074 2111 [1]
5 Schmidt, Simon 1976 2013 [1] : Kovacevic, Paul 1855 1778 [1]
6 Papac, Luka [1] 0:1 Rujevic, Mirko 2177 2200 [.5]
7 Chmiel, Rad 1744 1724 [.5] 0:1 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2112 2168 [.5]
8 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1963 1941 [.5] 0:1 Shanks, Jack 1738 1681 [.5]
9 Ivanov, Nikola 1693 1523 [.5] 0:1 Tionko, Efrain 1947 1924 [.5]
10 Penrose, Justin 1929 1911 [.5] 1:0 Beattie, Roger 1681 1498 [.5]
11 Lacey, David 1927 1888 [.5] 1:0 Jago, Stephen 1673 1601 [.5]
12 Krstevski, Tristan 1860 1801 [.5] 1:0 Kolak, Tanya 1517 1282 [.5]
13 Beckman, John 1588 1489 [.5] 0:1 Shanks, Bryan 1818 1818 [.5]
14 Guo, Zhi Lin 1814 1656 [.5] : Krstevska, Tanya 1591 1459 [.5]
15 Anton, Sarah 1771 1706 [.5] 1:0 Sharma, Animesh [.5]
16 Bartnik, Natalie 1394 [0] 1:0 Bekker, Gary D 1805 1743 [.5]
17 Mascunano, Juan 1672 1586 [0] 0:1 Kalisch, Tom 1791 1763 [0]
18 Fry, Peter 1767 1684 [0] 1:0 Kaplan, Alex 1645 1499 [0]
19 Dale, Simon 1416 1147 [0] 0:1 Vuglar, Shanon 1765 1608 [0]
20 Beeren, Lousanne 1312 1179 [0] 0:1 Van Den Hoff, Damien 1730 1641 [0]
21 Yu, Bobby 1695 1687 [0] 1:0 Snow, Richard A 1147 707 [0]
22 Zou, Brendan 1654 1430 [0] : BYE
23 Guo, Zhi Xin 1594 1279 [.5] : BYE
24 Zou, Edwin 1406 1064 [.5] : BYE

Paul Cavezza
05-05-2015, 12:04 PM
Round 2 results:


1 O'Molloy, Eamonn 1951 1942 [1] 0:1 Puccini, Jack 2265 2230 [1]
2 Nedimovic, Ljubisa 2206 [1] 0:1 Cannon, David 1973 1914 [1]
3 Gorka, Carl 2085 2109 [1] 1:0 Voon, Richard 1882 1805 [1]
4 Papadinis, Jim 1818 1748 [1] 0:1 Pyke, Malcolm L 2074 2111 [1]
5 Schmidt, Simon 1976 2013 [1] : Kovacevic, Paul 1855 1778 [1]
6 Papac, Luka [1] 0:1 Rujevic, Mirko 2177 2200 [.5]
7 Chmiel, Rad 1744 1724 [.5] 0:1 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2112 2168 [.5]
8 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1963 1941 [.5] 0:1 Shanks, Jack 1738 1681 [.5]
9 Ivanov, Nikola 1693 1523 [.5] 0:1 Tionko, Efrain 1947 1924 [.5]
10 Penrose, Justin 1929 1911 [.5] 1:0 Beattie, Roger 1681 1498 [.5]
11 Lacey, David 1927 1888 [.5] 1:0 Jago, Stephen 1673 1601 [.5]
12 Krstevski, Tristan 1860 1801 [.5] 1:0 Kolak, Tanya 1517 1282 [.5]
13 Beckman, John 1588 1489 [.5] 0:1 Shanks, Bryan 1818 1818 [.5]
14 Guo, Zhi Lin 1814 1656 [.5] : Krstevska, Tanya 1591 1459 [.5]
15 Anton, Sarah 1771 1706 [.5] 1:0 Sharma, Animesh [.5]
16 Bartnik, Natalie 1394 [0] 1:0 Bekker, Gary D 1805 1743 [.5]
17 Mascunano, Juan 1672 1586 [0] 0:1 Kalisch, Tom 1791 1763 [0]
18 Fry, Peter 1767 1684 [0] 1:0 Kaplan, Alex 1645 1499 [0]
19 Dale, Simon 1416 1147 [0] 0:1 Vuglar, Shanon 1765 1608 [0]
20 Beeren, Lousanne 1312 1179 [0] 0:1 Van Den Hoff, Damien 1730 1641 [0]
21 Yu, Bobby 1695 1687 [0] 1:0 Snow, Richard A 1147 707 [0]
22 Zou, Brendan 1654 1430 [0] : BYE
23 Guo, Zhi Xin 1594 1279 [.5] : BYE
24 Zou, Edwin 1406 1064 [.5] : BYE

Nice result Natalie!! Good numbers too

Adamski
05-05-2015, 12:33 PM
Upset on board 2 I see. Is the loser a reasonably permanent addition to the Melbourne scene?

MichaelBaron
05-05-2015, 05:34 PM
Upset on board 2 I see. Is the loser a reasonably permanent addition to the Melbourne scene?

Congratulations to the winner on winning and to the organisers on attracting a new strong player :).
The Monday night event is a 9-week event so the ''addition'' is to stay in Melbourne at least for a while :)

Carl Gorka
05-05-2015, 11:26 PM
More upsets in round 2 (http://gorkachc.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/city-of-melbourne-open-round-2.html), the biggest upset was me having an epic that lasted through till midnight :(

Sir Cromulent Sparkles
06-05-2015, 03:48 AM
More upsets in round 2 (http://gorkachc.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/city-of-melbourne-open-round-2.html), the biggest upset was me having an epic that lasted through till midnight :(

57.Bd3 looks good as the knight on the 8th rank is immune from capture.

MichaelBaron
06-05-2015, 11:28 PM
More upsets in round 2 (http://gorkachc.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/city-of-melbourne-open-round-2.html), the biggest upset was me having an epic that lasted through till midnight :(

Hope you did not have to work early on Tuesday morning

WhySoSerious???
07-05-2015, 12:38 AM
Good turn out for the City of Melbourne Open (http://gorkachc.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/city-of-melbourne-open.html)

Could be the first Monday night event with FM Jack Puccini as top seed, but no doubt the last.

Damn! I really wanted to be the top seed a couple more times......

Kerry Stead
07-05-2015, 09:17 PM
Round 3 pairings:


1 Puccini, Jack 2265 2230 [2] : Gorka, Carl 2085 2109 [2]
2 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2112 2168 [1.5] : Pyke, Malcolm L 2074 2111 [2]
3 Rujevic, Mirko 2177 2200 [1.5] : Krstevski, Tristan 1860 1801 [1.5]
4 Shanks, Bryan 1818 1818 [1.5] : Schmidt, Simon 1976 2013 [1.5]
5 Tionko, Efrain 1947 1924 [1.5] : Anton, Sarah 1771 1706 [1.5]
6 Kovacevic, Paul 1855 1778 [1.5] : Penrose, Justin 1929 1911 [1.5]
7 Shanks, Jack 1738 1681 [1.5] : Lacey, David 1927 1888 [1.5]
8 Van Den Hoff, Damien 1730 1641 [1] : Nedimovic, Ljubisa 2206 [1]
9 Vuglar, Shanon 1765 1608 [1] : O'Molloy, Eamonn 1951 1942 [1]
10 Voon, Richard 1882 1805 [1] : Zou, Edwin 1406 1064 [1]
11 Guo, Zhi Xin 1594 1279 [1] : Papadinis, Jim 1818 1748 [1]
12 Papac, Luka [1] : Guo, Zhi Lin 1814 1656 [1]
13 Kalisch, Tom 1791 1763 [1] : Bartnik, Natalie 1394 [1]
14 Krstevska, Tanya 1591 1459 [1] : Fry, Peter 1767 1684 [1]
15 Bekker, Gary D 1805 1743 [.5] : Yu, Bobby 1695 1687 [1]
16 Jago, Stephen 1673 1601 [.5] : Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1963 1941 [.5]
17 Zou, Brendan 1654 1430 [.5] : Chmiel, Rad 1744 1724 [.5]
18 Kolak, Tanya 1517 1282 [.5] : Ivanov, Nikola 1693 1523 [.5]
19 Beattie, Roger 1681 1498 [.5] : Beckman, John 1588 1489 [.5]
20 Sharma, Animesh [.5] : Mascunano, Juan 1672 1586 [0]
21 Kaplan, Alex 1645 1499 [0] : Beeren, Lousanne 1312 1179 [0]
22 Snow, Richard A 1147 707 [0] : Dale, Simon 1416 1147 [0]
23 Cannon, David 1973 1914 [2] : BYE

Kerry Stead
11-05-2015, 11:34 PM
Round 3 results:


1 Puccini, Jack 2265 2230 [2] 0:1 Gorka, Carl 2085 2109 [2]
2 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2112 2168 [1.5] 1:0 Pyke, Malcolm L 2074 2111 [2]
3 Rujevic, Mirko 2177 2200 [1.5] 1:0 Krstevski, Tristan 1860 1801 [1.5]
4 Shanks, Bryan 1818 1818 [1.5] 0:1 Schmidt, Simon 1976 2013 [1.5]
5 Tionko, Efrain 1947 1924 [1.5] 1:0 Anton, Sarah 1771 1706 [1.5]
6 Kovacevic, Paul 1855 1778 [1.5] 0:1 Penrose, Justin 1929 1911 [1.5]
7 Shanks, Jack 1738 1681 [1.5] : Lacey, David 1927 1888 [1.5]
8 Van Den Hoff, Damien 1730 1641 [1] 1:0 Nedimovic, Ljubisa 2206 [1]
9 Vuglar, Shanon 1765 1608 [1] : O'Molloy, Eamonn 1951 1942 [1]
10 Voon, Richard 1882 1805 [1] 1:0 Zou, Edwin 1406 1064 [1]
11 Guo, Zhi Xin 1594 1279 [1] : Papadinis, Jim 1818 1748 [1]
12 Papac, Luka [1] 0:1 Guo, Zhi Lin 1814 1656 [1]
13 Kalisch, Tom 1791 1763 [1] 0:1 Bartnik, Natalie 1394 [1]
14 Krstevska, Tanya 1591 1459 [1] 0:1 Fry, Peter 1767 1684 [1]
15 Bekker, Gary D 1805 1743 [.5] 0:1 Yu, Bobby 1695 1687 [1]
16 Jago, Stephen 1673 1601 [.5] 0:1 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1963 1941 [.5]
17 Zou, Brendan 1654 1430 [.5] 0:1 Chmiel, Rad 1744 1724 [.5]
18 Kolak, Tanya 1517 1282 [.5] : Ivanov, Nikola 1693 1523 [.5]
19 Sharma, Animesh [.5] : Mascunano, Juan 1672 1586 [0]
20 Kaplan, Alex 1645 1499 [0] 1:0 Beeren, Lousanne 1312 1179 [0]
21 Snow, Richard A 1147 707 [0] 0:1 Dale, Simon 1416 1147 [0]
22 Cannon, David 1973 1914 [2] : BYE
23 Beattie, Roger 1681 1498 [.5] : BYE
24 Beckman, John 1588 1489 [.5] : BYE

MichaelBaron
12-05-2015, 12:31 AM
Wow, Australians keep destroying the 2206 rated foreigner :)

Carl Gorka
12-05-2015, 10:27 PM
I find myself in the sole lead after 3 rounds in this wide open contest (http://gorkachc.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/city-of-melbourne-open-round-3.html):oops:

damo
12-05-2015, 11:01 PM
My round 3 game:

White: Van Den Hoff, Damian FIDE:1730
Black: Nedimovic, Ljubisa FIDE:2206



1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Ne7 5.Nf3 Nec6 6.Bd3 Nd7 7.Bg5 Qb6 8.Qb3 Qa5 9.Qa3 Qc7 10.Qa4 cxd4 11.cxd4 Nb4 12.Qd1 h6 13.Be3 a6 14.0-0 Be7 15.Nc3 Nxd3 16.Qxd3 b5 17.Rfc1 Qb7 18.b3 Nb6 19.h4 Bd7 20.Qd2 Bb4 21.a3 Be7 22.Ne2 Rac8 23.Ng3 Rxc1+ 24.Qxc1 Kf8 25.Qd2 Kg8 26.h5 Be8 27.Ne2 Nd7 28.Nf4 Qb6 29.Qc2 f5 30.Ng6 Bxg6 31.hxg6 Nf8 32.Qc8 a5 33.Qe8 {Black resigned} 1-0

I misplayed the opening a bit but after 13. Be3 I felt fine. I wasn't thinking much about winning at that point, mainly trying the Bxh6 idea for a draw. But after 24...Kf8 I started to think more about looking for a win. 32...a5 was the losing move. 32...Qd8 33. Qxa5 was best but White still holds a solid advantage.

MichaelBaron
13-05-2015, 12:20 AM
I think the 2200 rated player is a bit rusty...great effort by white though!

Bereaved
16-05-2015, 08:51 AM
Hi Kerry,
When are you posting the round 4 pairings?
Take care and God Bless, Bereaved

Kerry Stead
16-05-2015, 04:19 PM
Sorry - had a busy few days!

Round 4 pairings:


1 Gorka, Carl 2085 2109 [3] : Tionko, Efrain 1947 1924 [2.5]
2 Cannon, David 1973 1914 [2.5] : Rujevic, Mirko 2177 2200 [2.5]
3 Penrose, Justin 1929 1911 [2.5] : Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2112 2168 [2.5]
4 Yu, Bobby 1695 1687 [2] : Puccini, Jack 2265 2230 [2]
5 Pyke, Malcolm L 2074 2111 [2] : Fry, Peter 1767 1684 [2]
6 Lacey, David 1927 1888 [2] : Van Den Hoff, Damien 1730 1641 [2]
7 Bartnik, Natalie 1394 [2] : Voon, Richard 1882 1805 [2]
8 Guo, Zhi Lin 1814 1656 [2] : Shanks, Jack 1738 1681 [2]
9 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1963 1941 [1.5] : Shanks, Bryan 1818 1818 [1.5]
10 O'Molloy, Eamonn 1951 1942 [1.5] : Guo, Zhi Xin 1594 1279 [1.5]
11 Krstevski, Tristan 1860 1801 [1.5] : Vuglar, Shanon 1765 1608 [1.5]
12 Papadinis, Jim 1818 1748 [1.5] : Kovacevic, Paul 1855 1778 [1.5]
13 Anton, Sarah 1771 1706 [1.5] : Kalisch, Tom 1791 1763 [1]
14 Nedimovic, Ljubisa 2206 [1] : Beckman, John 1588 1489 [1]
15 Ivanov, Nikola 1693 1523 [1] : Papac, Luka [1]
16 Beattie, Roger 1681 1498 [1] : Sharma, Animesh [1]
17 Dale, Simon 1416 1147 [1] : Kaplan, Alex 1645 1499 [1]
18 Zou, Edwin 1406 1064 [1] : Krstevska, Tanya 1591 1459 [1]
19 Jago, Stephen 1673 1601 [.5] : Kolak, Tanya 1517 1282 [1]
20 Zou, Brendan 1654 1430 [.5] : Bekker, Gary D 1805 1743 [.5]
21 Beeren, Lousanne 1312 1179 [0] : Mascunano, Juan 1672 1586 [.5]
22 Snow, Richard A 1147 707 [0] 1:0 BYE
23 Schmidt, Simon 1976 2013 [2.5] : BYE
24 Chmiel, Rad 1744 1724 [1.5] : BYE

Kerry Stead
18-05-2015, 11:21 PM
Round 4 results:


1 Gorka, Carl 2085 2109 [3] 1:0 Tionko, Efrain 1947 1924 [2.5]
2 Cannon, David 1973 1914 [2.5] 0:1 Rujevic, Mirko 2177 2200 [2.5]
3 Penrose, Justin 1929 1911 [2.5] 1:0 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2112 2168 [2.5]
4 Yu, Bobby 1695 1687 [2] 0:1 Puccini, Jack 2265 2230 [2]
5 Pyke, Malcolm L 2074 2111 [2] 1:0 Fry, Peter 1767 1684 [2]
6 Lacey, David 1927 1888 [2] 1:0 Van Den Hoff, Damien 1730 1641 [2]
7 Bartnik, Natalie 1394 [2] 0:1 Voon, Richard 1882 1805 [2]
8 Guo, Zhi Lin 1814 1656 [2] 1:0 Shanks, Jack 1738 1681 [2]
9 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1963 1941 [1.5] 1:0 Shanks, Bryan 1818 1818 [1.5]
10 O'Molloy, Eamonn 1951 1942 [1.5] 1:0 Guo, Zhi Xin 1594 1279 [1.5]
11 Krstevski, Tristan 1860 1801 [1.5] 1:0 Vuglar, Shanon 1765 1608 [1.5]
12 Papadinis, Jim 1818 1748 [1.5] 1:0 Kovacevic, Paul 1855 1778 [1.5]
13 Anton, Sarah 1771 1706 [1.5] 0:1 Kalisch, Tom 1791 1763 [1]
14 Nedimovic, Ljubisa 2206 [1] P:P Beckman, John 1588 1489 [1]
15 Ivanov, Nikola 1693 1523 [1] 0:1 Papac, Luka [1]
16 Beattie, Roger 1681 1498 [1] 1:0 Sharma, Animesh [1]
17 Dale, Simon 1416 1147 [1] 0:1 Kaplan, Alex 1645 1499 [1]
18 Zou, Edwin 1406 1064 [1] : Krstevska, Tanya 1591 1459 [1]
19 Jago, Stephen 1673 1601 [.5] 0:1 Kolak, Tanya 1517 1282 [1]
20 Zou, Brendan 1654 1430 [.5] : Bekker, Gary D 1805 1743 [.5]
21 Beeren, Lousanne 1312 1179 [0] : Mascunano, Juan 1672 1586 [.5]
22 Snow, Richard A 1147 707 [0] 1:0 BYE
23 Schmidt, Simon 1976 2013 [2.5] : BYE
24 Chmiel, Rad 1744 1724 [1.5] : BYE

Carl Gorka
19-05-2015, 10:11 PM
No big upsets this round. (http://gorkachc.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/city-of-melbourne-open-round-5.html)

MichaelBaron
20-05-2015, 01:06 AM
No big upsets this round. (http://gorkachc.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/city-of-melbourne-open-round-5.html)

Hard to agree.. Nam's loss to Penrose is quite an upset...

Rincewind
20-05-2015, 12:42 PM
Hard to agree.. Nam's loss to Penrose is quite an upset...

Carl justifies this in his blog post.


Only one game in the top 10 boards went againt the rating, and that was Justin Penrose's victory against Hoai Nam Nguyen, but Penrose is an accomplished player so I take it as only a small upset.

MichaelBaron
20-05-2015, 06:26 PM
Carl justifies this in his blog post.

well...everyone is accomplished in one way or another :)

kibitzer
20-05-2015, 06:53 PM
I think it depends mostly on the difference in ratings:

200 points - upset
300 points - very upset
400+ points - inconsolable :)

- Justin Penrose

Kerry Stead
21-05-2015, 08:00 PM
Round 5 pairings:


1 Rujevic, Mirko 2177 2200 [3.5] : Gorka, Carl 2085 2109 [4]
2 Puccini, Jack 2265 2230 [3] : Penrose, Justin 1929 1911 [3.5]
3 Voon, Richard 1882 1805 [3] : Pyke, Malcolm L 2074 2111 [3]
4 Schmidt, Simon 1976 2013 [3] : Lacey, David 1927 1888 [3]
5 Cannon, David 1973 1914 [2.5] : Guo, Zhi Lin 1814 1656 [3]
6 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2112 2168 [2.5] : Krstevski, Tristan 1860 1801 [2.5]
7 Tionko, Efrain 1947 1924 [2.5] : Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1963 1941 [2.5]
8 Papadinis, Jim 1818 1748 [2.5] : O'Molloy, Eamonn 1951 1942 [2.5]
9 Kaplan, Alex 1645 1499 [2] : Nedimovic, Ljubisa 2206 [2]
10 Kalisch, Tom 1791 1763 [2] : Yu, Bobby 1695 1687 [2]
11 Fry, Peter 1767 1684 [2] : Beattie, Roger 1681 1498 [2]
12 Chmiel, Rad 1744 1724 [2] : Kolak, Tanya 1517 1282 [2]
13 Shanks, Jack 1738 1681 [2] : Bartnik, Natalie 1394 [2]
14 Kovacevic, Paul 1855 1778 [1.5] : Papac, Luka [2]
15 Shanks, Bryan 1818 1818 [1.5] : Guo, Zhi Xin 1594 1279 [1.5]
16 Krstevska, Tanya 1591 1459 [1.5] : Anton, Sarah 1771 1706 [1.5]
17 Vuglar, Shanon 1765 1608 [1.5] : Zou, Edwin 1406 1064 [1.5]
18 Bekker, Gary D 1805 1743 [1] : Snow, Richard A 1147 707 [1]
19 Beckman, John 1588 1489 [1] : Ivanov, Nikola 1693 1523 [1]
20 Sharma, Animesh [1] : Zou, Brendan 1654 1430 [1]
21 Dale, Simon 1416 1147 [1] : Jago, Stephen 1673 1601 [.5]
22 Beeren, Lousanne 1312 1179 [.5] 1:0 BYE
23 Van Den Hoff, Damien 1730 1641 [2] : BYE
24 Mascunano, Juan 1672 1586 [1] : BYE

Kerry Stead
26-05-2015, 12:18 AM
Round 5 results:


1 Rujevic, Mirko 2177 2200 [3.5] 1:0 Gorka, Carl 2085 2109 [4]
2 Puccini, Jack 2265 2230 [3] 1:0 Penrose, Justin 1929 1911 [3.5]
3 Voon, Richard 1882 1805 [3] : Pyke, Malcolm L 2074 2111 [3]
4 Schmidt, Simon 1976 2013 [3] 1:0 Lacey, David 1927 1888 [3]
5 Cannon, David 1973 1914 [2.5] +:- Guo, Zhi Lin 1814 1656 [3]
6 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2112 2168 [2.5] 1:0 Krstevski, Tristan 1860 1801 [2.5]
7 Tionko, Efrain 1947 1924 [2.5] 0:1 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1963 1941 [2.5]
8 Papadinis, Jim 1818 1748 [2.5] 0:1 O'Molloy, Eamonn 1951 1942 [2.5]
9 Kaplan, Alex 1645 1499 [2] 0:1 Nedimovic, Ljubisa 2206 [2]
10 Kalisch, Tom 1791 1763 [2] 0:1 Yu, Bobby 1695 1687 [2]
11 Fry, Peter 1767 1684 [2] : Beattie, Roger 1681 1498 [2]
12 Chmiel, Rad 1744 1724 [2] 1:0 Kolak, Tanya 1517 1282 [2]
13 Shanks, Jack 1738 1681 [2] 1:0 Bartnik, Natalie 1394 [2]
14 Kovacevic, Paul 1855 1778 [1.5] 0:1 Papac, Luka [2]
15 Shanks, Bryan 1818 1818 [1.5] +:- Guo, Zhi Xin 1594 1279 [1.5]
16 Krstevska, Tanya 1591 1459 [1.5] 1:0 Anton, Sarah 1771 1706 [1.5]
17 Vuglar, Shanon 1765 1608 [1.5] 1:0 Zou, Edwin 1406 1064 [1.5]
18 Bekker, Gary D 1805 1743 [1] 1:0 Snow, Richard A 1147 707 [1]
19 Beckman, John 1588 1489 [1] 1:0 Ivanov, Nikola 1693 1523 [1]
20 Sharma, Animesh [1] : Zou, Brendan 1654 1430 [1]
21 Dale, Simon 1416 1147 [1] 1:0 Jago, Stephen 1673 1601 [.5]
22 Beeren, Lousanne 1312 1179 [.5] 1:0 BYE
23 Van Den Hoff, Damien 1730 1641 [2] : BYE
24 Mascunano, Juan 1672 1586 [1] : BYE

Carl Gorka
26-05-2015, 11:56 PM
Mirko Rujevic is the new leader! (http://gorkachc.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/city-of-melbourne-open-round-5_26.html)

Kerry Stead
28-05-2015, 07:20 PM
Round 6 pairings:


1 Puccini, Jack 2265 2230 [4] : Rujevic, Mirko 2177 2200 [4.5]
2 Gorka, Carl 2085 2109 [4] : Schmidt, Simon 1976 2013 [4]
3 O'Molloy, Eamonn 1951 1942 [3.5] : Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2112 2168 [3.5]
4 Penrose, Justin 1929 1911 [3.5] : Cannon, David 1973 1914 [3.5]
5 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1963 1941 [3.5] : Voon, Richard 1882 1805 [3.5]
6 Pyke, Malcolm L 2074 2111 [3.5] : Nedimovic, Ljubisa 2206 [3]
7 Lacey, David 1927 1888 [3] : Chmiel, Rad 1744 1724 [3]
8 Yu, Bobby 1695 1687 [3] : Guo, Zhi Lin 1814 1656 [3]
9 Papac, Luka [3] : Shanks, Jack 1738 1681 [3]
10 Fry, Peter 1767 1684 [2.5] : Tionko, Efrain 1947 1924 [2.5]
11 Krstevski, Tristan 1860 1801 [2.5] : Krstevska, Tanya 1591 1459 [2.5]
12 Shanks, Bryan 1818 1818 [2.5] : Vuglar, Shanon 1765 1608 [2.5]
13 Beattie, Roger 1681 1498 [2.5] : Bekker, Gary D 1805 1743 [2]
14 Kolak, Tanya 1517 1282 [2] : Kalisch, Tom 1791 1763 [2]
15 Bartnik, Natalie 1394 [2] : Kaplan, Alex 1645 1499 [2]
16 Beckman, John 1588 1489 [2] : Dale, Simon 1416 1147 [2]
17 Zou, Brendan 1654 1430 [1.5] : Kovacevic, Paul 1855 1778 [1.5]
18 Anton, Sarah 1771 1706 [1.5] : Beeren, Lousanne 1312 1179 [1.5]
19 Guo, Zhi Xin 1594 1279 [1.5] : Sharma, Animesh [1.5]
20 Zou, Edwin 1406 1064 [1.5] : Snow, Richard A 1147 707 [1]
21 Ivanov, Nikola 1693 1523 [1] : Jago, Stephen 1673 1601 [.5]
22 Papadinis, Jim 1818 1748 [2.5] : BYE
23 Mascunano, Juan 1672 1586 [1.5] : BYE

MichaelBaron
29-05-2015, 01:29 AM
Round 6 pairings:


1 Puccini, Jack 2265 2230 [4] : Rujevic, Mirko 2177 2200 [4.5]
2 Gorka, Carl 2085 2109 [4] : Schmidt, Simon 1976 2013 [4]
3 O'Molloy, Eamonn 1951 1942 [3.5] : Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2112 2168 [3.5]
4 Penrose, Justin 1929 1911 [3.5] : Cannon, David 1973 1914 [3.5]
5 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1963 1941 [3.5] : Voon, Richard 1882 1805 [3.5]
6 Pyke, Malcolm L 2074 2111 [3.5] : Nedimovic, Ljubisa 2206 [3]
7 Lacey, David 1927 1888 [3] : Chmiel, Rad 1744 1724 [3]
8 Yu, Bobby 1695 1687 [3] : Guo, Zhi Lin 1814 1656 [3]
9 Papac, Luka [3] : Shanks, Jack 1738 1681 [3]
10 Fry, Peter 1767 1684 [2.5] : Tionko, Efrain 1947 1924 [2.5]
11 Krstevski, Tristan 1860 1801 [2.5] : Krstevska, Tanya 1591 1459 [2.5]
12 Shanks, Bryan 1818 1818 [2.5] : Vuglar, Shanon 1765 1608 [2.5]
13 Beattie, Roger 1681 1498 [2.5] : Bekker, Gary D 1805 1743 [2]
14 Kolak, Tanya 1517 1282 [2] : Kalisch, Tom 1791 1763 [2]
15 Bartnik, Natalie 1394 [2] : Kaplan, Alex 1645 1499 [2]
16 Beckman, John 1588 1489 [2] : Dale, Simon 1416 1147 [2]
17 Zou, Brendan 1654 1430 [1.5] : Kovacevic, Paul 1855 1778 [1.5]
18 Anton, Sarah 1771 1706 [1.5] : Beeren, Lousanne 1312 1179 [1.5]
19 Guo, Zhi Xin 1594 1279 [1.5] : Sharma, Animesh [1.5]
20 Zou, Edwin 1406 1064 [1.5] : Snow, Richard A 1147 707 [1]
21 Ivanov, Nikola 1693 1523 [1] : Jago, Stephen 1673 1601 [.5]
22 Papadinis, Jim 1818 1748 [2.5] : BYE
23 Mascunano, Juan 1672 1586 [1.5] : BYE

The game on board 1 is likely to be ''the game of the tournament''

Kerry Stead
01-06-2015, 11:53 PM
Round 6 results:


1 Puccini, Jack 2265 2230 [4] 1:0 Rujevic, Mirko 2177 2200 [4.5]
2 Gorka, Carl 2085 2109 [4] 1:0 Schmidt, Simon 1976 2013 [4]
3 O'Molloy, Eamonn 1951 1942 [3.5] 0:1 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2112 2168 [3.5]
4 Penrose, Justin 1929 1911 [3.5] 0:1 Cannon, David 1973 1914 [3.5]
5 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1963 1941 [3.5] : Voon, Richard 1882 1805 [3.5]
6 Pyke, Malcolm L 2074 2111 [3.5] 0:1 Nedimovic, Ljubisa 2206 [3]
7 Lacey, David 1927 1888 [3] 1:0 Chmiel, Rad 1744 1724 [3]
8 Yu, Bobby 1695 1687 [3] : Guo, Zhi Lin 1814 1656 [3]
9 Papac, Luka [3] : Shanks, Jack 1738 1681 [3]
10 Fry, Peter 1767 1684 [2.5] : Tionko, Efrain 1947 1924 [2.5]
11 Krstevski, Tristan 1860 1801 [2.5] +:- Krstevska, Tanya 1591 1459 [2.5]
12 Shanks, Bryan 1818 1818 [2.5] 0:1 Vuglar, Shanon 1765 1608 [2.5]
13 Beattie, Roger 1681 1498 [2.5] : Bekker, Gary D 1805 1743 [2]
14 Kolak, Tanya 1517 1282 [2] 1:0 Kalisch, Tom 1791 1763 [2]
15 Bartnik, Natalie 1394 [2] 1:0 Kaplan, Alex 1645 1499 [2]
16 Beckman, John 1588 1489 [2] 1:0 Dale, Simon 1416 1147 [2]
17 Zou, Brendan 1654 1430 [1.5] : Kovacevic, Paul 1855 1778 [1.5]
18 Anton, Sarah 1771 1706 [1.5] : Beeren, Lousanne 1312 1179 [1.5]
19 Guo, Zhi Xin 1594 1279 [1.5] 0:1 Sharma, Animesh [1.5]
20 Zou, Edwin 1406 1064 [1.5] 1:0 Snow, Richard A 1147 707 [1]
21 Ivanov, Nikola 1693 1523 [1] -:+ Jago, Stephen 1673 1601 [.5]
22 Papadinis, Jim 1818 1748 [2.5] :0 BYE
23 Mascunano, Juan 1672 1586 [1.5] : BYE

MichaelBaron
02-06-2015, 12:37 AM
The ladies' battle on board 18 - great effort by Lousanne!

Lousanne
02-06-2015, 01:24 PM
Thank you Michael

Carl Gorka
02-06-2015, 10:07 PM
Mirko's lead lasts only 1 round, as he is beaten on board 1 by Jack Puccini (http://gorkachc.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/city-of-melbourne-open-round-6.html)

Kerry Stead
10-06-2015, 12:29 AM
Round 7 pairings:


1 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2112 2168 [4.5] : Puccini, Jack 2265 2230 [5]
2 Cannon, David 1973 1914 [4.5] : Gorka, Carl 2085 2109 [5]
3 Schmidt, Simon 1976 2013 [4] : Rujevic, Mirko 2177 2200 [4.5]
4 Nedimovic, Ljubisa 2206 [4] : Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1963 1941 [4]
5 Voon, Richard 1882 1805 [4] : Lacey, David 1927 1888 [4]
6 Guo, Zhi Lin 1814 1656 [3.5] : Pyke, Malcolm L 2074 2111 [3.5]
7 Shanks, Jack 1738 1681 [3.5] : Penrose, Justin 1929 1911 [3.5]
8 Krstevski, Tristan 1860 1801 [3.5] : Yu, Bobby 1695 1687 [3.5]
9 Vuglar, Shanon 1765 1608 [3.5] : Papac, Luka [3.5]
10 Tionko, Efrain 1947 1924 [3] : Beattie, Roger 1681 1498 [3]
11 Kolak, Tanya 1517 1282 [3] : Papadinis, Jim 1818 1748 [3]
12 Bartnik, Natalie 1394 [3] : Fry, Peter 1767 1684 [3]
13 Chmiel, Rad 1744 1724 [3] : Beckman, John 1588 1489 [3]
14 Sharma, Animesh [2.5] : Shanks, Bryan 1818 1818 [2.5]
15 Bekker, Gary D 1805 1743 [2.5] : Zou, Edwin 1406 1064 [2.5]
16 Kalisch, Tom 1791 1763 [2] : Krstevska, Tanya 1591 1459 [2.5]
17 Kovacevic, Paul 1855 1778 [2] : Kaplan, Alex 1645 1499 [2]
18 Mascunano, Juan 1672 1586 [2] : Dale, Simon 1416 1147 [2]
19 Beeren, Lousanne 1312 1179 [2] : Zou, Brendan 1654 1430 [2]
20 Jago, Stephen 1673 1601 [1.5] : Guo, Zhi Xin 1594 1279 [1.5]
21 Snow, Richard A 1147 707 [1] : Ivanov, Nikola 1693 1523 [1]
22 O'Molloy, Eamonn 1951 1942 [3.5] : BYE
23 Anton, Sarah 1771 1706 [2] :0 BYE

Kerry Stead
15-06-2015, 08:14 PM
Prizes will be as advertised, with rating groups as below:

1st: $400
2nd: $300
3rd: $220

Rating A (U1900 FIDE) 1st: $140
Rating A (U1900 FIDE) 2nd: $80
Rating B (U1750 FIDE) 1st: $140
Rating B (U1750 FIDE) 2nd: $80
Rating C (U1600 FIDE) 1st: $140
Rating C (U1600 FIDE) 2nd: $80

Kerry Stead
15-06-2015, 11:54 PM
Round 7 results:


1 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2112 2168 [4.5] 1:0 Puccini, Jack 2265 2230 [5]
2 Cannon, David 1973 1914 [4.5] 0:1 Gorka, Carl 2085 2109 [5]
3 Schmidt, Simon 1976 2013 [4] : Rujevic, Mirko 2177 2200 [4.5]
4 Nedimovic, Ljubisa 2206 [4] 0:1 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1963 1941 [4]
5 Voon, Richard 1882 1805 [4] 1:0 Lacey, David 1927 1888 [4]
6 Guo, Zhi Lin 1814 1656 [3.5] : Pyke, Malcolm L 2074 2111 [3.5]
7 Shanks, Jack 1738 1681 [3.5] 0:1 Penrose, Justin 1929 1911 [3.5]
8 Krstevski, Tristan 1860 1801 [3.5] : Yu, Bobby 1695 1687 [3.5]
9 Vuglar, Shanon 1765 1608 [3.5] 1:0 Papac, Luka [3.5]
10 Tionko, Efrain 1947 1924 [3] 0:1 Beattie, Roger 1681 1498 [3]
11 Kolak, Tanya 1517 1282 [3] 0:1 Papadinis, Jim 1818 1748 [3]
12 Bartnik, Natalie 1394 [3] 0:1 Fry, Peter 1767 1684 [3]
13 Chmiel, Rad 1744 1724 [3] 1:0 Beckman, John 1588 1489 [3]
14 Sharma, Animesh [2.5] 0:1 Shanks, Bryan 1818 1818 [2.5]
15 Bekker, Gary D 1805 1743 [2.5] : Zou, Edwin 1406 1064 [2.5]
16 Kalisch, Tom 1791 1763 [2] 1:0 Krstevska, Tanya 1591 1459 [2.5]
17 Kovacevic, Paul 1855 1778 [2] 1:0 Kaplan, Alex 1645 1499 [2]
18 Mascunano, Juan 1672 1586 [2] -:+ Dale, Simon 1416 1147 [2]
19 Beeren, Lousanne 1312 1179 [2] 0:1 Zou, Brendan 1654 1430 [2]
20 Jago, Stephen 1673 1601 [1.5] -:+ Guo, Zhi Xin 1594 1279 [1.5]
21 Snow, Richard A 1147 707 [1] 0:1 Ivanov, Nikola 1693 1523 [1]
22 O'Molloy, Eamonn 1951 1942 [3.5] : BYE
23 Anton, Sarah 1771 1706 [2] : BYE

Carl Gorka
16-06-2015, 10:47 PM
Another change at the top of the City of Melbourne Open (http://gorkachc.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/city-of-melbourne-open-back-in-front.html), as once again, the leading player on the top board loses!

MichaelBaron
16-06-2015, 11:21 PM
Another change at the top of the City of Melbourne Open (http://gorkachc.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/city-of-melbourne-open-back-in-front.html), as once again, the leading player on the top board loses!

However, all of the players who have been taking over lead from each other are no strangers in leading and winning such events. Also, pleased to see yet another MCC regular beating 2206-rated ''visitor''' :). Our club-level players are dangerous as always.

Kerry Stead
18-06-2015, 10:40 PM
Round 8 pairings:


1 Gorka, Carl 2085 2109 [6] : Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2112 2168 [5.5]
2 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1963 1941 [5] : Puccini, Jack 2265 2230 [5]
3 Rujevic, Mirko 2177 2200 [5] : Voon, Richard 1882 1805 [5]
4 Penrose, Justin 1929 1911 [4.5] : Schmidt, Simon 1976 2013 [4.5]
5 Vuglar, Shanon 1765 1608 [4.5] : Cannon, David 1973 1914 [4.5]
6 Pyke, Malcolm L 2074 2111 [4] : Chmiel, Rad 1744 1724 [4]
7 Lacey, David 1927 1888 [4] : Guo, Zhi Lin 1814 1656 [4]
8 Fry, Peter 1767 1684 [4] : Krstevski, Tristan 1860 1801 [4]
9 Beattie, Roger 1681 1498 [4] : Papadinis, Jim 1818 1748 [4]
10 Yu, Bobby 1695 1687 [4] : Shanks, Jack 1738 1681 [3.5]
11 Papac, Luka [3.5] : Shanks, Bryan 1818 1818 [3.5]
12 Dale, Simon 1416 1147 [3] : Tionko, Efrain 1947 1924 [3]
13 Beckman, John 1588 1489 [3] : Kovacevic, Paul 1855 1778 [3]
14 Zou, Edwin 1406 1064 [3] : Kalisch, Tom 1791 1763 [3]
15 Zou, Brendan 1654 1430 [3] : Kolak, Tanya 1517 1282 [3]
16 Anton, Sarah 1771 1706 [2.5] : Bartnik, Natalie 1394 [3]
17 Krstevska, Tanya 1591 1459 [2.5] : Guo, Zhi Xin 1594 1279 [2.5]
18 Kaplan, Alex 1645 1499 [2] : Sharma, Animesh [2.5]
19 Ivanov, Nikola 1693 1523 [2] : Beeren, Lousanne 1312 1179 [2]
20 Mascunano, Juan 1672 1586 [2] : Snow, Richard A 1147 707 [1]
21 Nedimovic, Ljubisa 2206 [4] 0:0 BYE
22 Bekker, Gary D 1805 1743 [3] 0:0 BYE

Kerry Stead
22-06-2015, 11:45 PM
Round 8 results:


1 Gorka, Carl 2085 2109 [6] 1:0 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2112 2168 [5.5]
2 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1963 1941 [5] 0:1 Puccini, Jack 2265 2230 [5]
3 Rujevic, Mirko 2177 2200 [5] 1:0 Voon, Richard 1882 1805 [5]
4 Penrose, Justin 1929 1911 [4.5] 0:1 Schmidt, Simon 1976 2013 [4.5]
5 Vuglar, Shanon 1765 1608 [4.5] 0:1 Cannon, David 1973 1914 [4.5]
6 Pyke, Malcolm L 2074 2111 [4] 1:0 Chmiel, Rad 1744 1724 [4]
7 Lacey, David 1927 1888 [4] 1:0 Guo, Zhi Lin 1814 1656 [4]
8 Fry, Peter 1767 1684 [4] 0:1 Krstevski, Tristan 1860 1801 [4]
9 Beattie, Roger 1681 1498 [4] : Papadinis, Jim 1818 1748 [4]
10 Yu, Bobby 1695 1687 [4] 1:0 Shanks, Jack 1738 1681 [3.5]
11 Dale, Simon 1416 1147 [3] 0:1 Shanks, Bryan 1818 1818 [3.5]
12 Papac, Luka [3.5] -:- Tionko, Efrain 1947 1924 [3]
13 Beckman, John 1588 1489 [3] 0:1 Kovacevic, Paul 1855 1778 [3]
14 Zou, Edwin 1406 1064 [3] 0:1 Kalisch, Tom 1791 1763 [3]
15 Zou, Brendan 1654 1430 [3] 1:0 Kolak, Tanya 1517 1282 [3]
16 Anton, Sarah 1771 1706 [2.5] P:P Bartnik, Natalie 1394 [3]
17 Krstevska, Tanya 1591 1459 [2.5] : Guo, Zhi Xin 1594 1279 [2.5]
18 Kaplan, Alex 1645 1499 [2] 1:0 Sharma, Animesh [2.5]
19 Ivanov, Nikola 1693 1523 [2] 1:0 Beeren, Lousanne 1312 1179 [2]
20 Jago, Stephen 1673 1601 [1.5] 1:0 Snow, Richard A 1147 707 [1]
21 Nedimovic, Ljubisa 2206 [4] 0:0 BYE
22 Bekker, Gary D 1805 1743 [3] 0:0 BYE

Carl Gorka
23-06-2015, 10:50 PM
One point ahead with one round to go! (http://gorkachc.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/city-of-melbourne-open-penultimate-round.html)

ER
24-06-2015, 05:06 PM
Although I was silently barracking for Jack Puccini to win this one, I will be very happy to applaud Carl Gorka as the 2015 City of Melbourne Open Champion.
I am sure that all chess lovers who have witnessed Carl's tremendous contribution to our game throughout the years as a coach, administrator and of course player, would agree with me!

Kerry Stead
25-06-2015, 08:07 PM
Round 9 pairings:


1 Pyke, Malcolm L 2074 2111 [5] : Gorka, Carl 2085 2109 [7]
2 Puccini, Jack 2265 2230 [6] : Schmidt, Simon 1976 2013 [5.5]
3 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2112 2168 [5.5] : Rujevic, Mirko 2177 2200 [6]
4 Krstevski, Tristan 1860 1801 [5] : Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1963 1941 [5]
5 Voon, Richard 1882 1805 [5] : Yu, Bobby 1695 1687 [5]
6 Lacey, David 1927 1888 [5] : Penrose, Justin 1929 1911 [4.5]
7 Shanks, Bryan 1818 1818 [4.5] : Beattie, Roger 1681 1498 [4.5]
8 Papadinis, Jim 1818 1748 [4.5] : Vuglar, Shanon 1765 1608 [4.5]
9 Nedimovic, Ljubisa 2206 [4] : Kalisch, Tom 1791 1763 [4]
10 Kovacevic, Paul 1855 1778 [4] : Fry, Peter 1767 1684 [4]
11 Guo, Zhi Lin 1814 1656 [4] : Zou, Brendan 1654 1430 [4]
12 Chmiel, Rad 1744 1724 [4] : Shanks, Jack 1738 1681 [3.5]
13 Papac, Luka [3.5] : Bartnik, Natalie 1394 [3]
14 Guo, Zhi Xin 1594 1279 [3] : Bekker, Gary D 1805 1743 [3]
15 Beckman, John 1588 1489 [3] : Anton, Sarah 1771 1706 [2.5]
16 Ivanov, Nikola 1693 1523 [3] : Krstevska, Tanya 1591 1459 [3]
17 Kolak, Tanya 1517 1282 [3] : Kaplan, Alex 1645 1499 [3]
18 Zou, Edwin 1406 1064 [3] : Jago, Stephen 1673 1601 [2.5]
19 Snow, Richard A 1147 707 [1] : Beeren, Lousanne 1312 1179 [2]
20 Sharma, Animesh [2.5] 1:0 BYE

Kerry Stead
29-06-2015, 11:37 PM
Round 9 results:


1 Pyke, Malcolm L 2074 2111 [5] : Gorka, Carl 2085 2109 [7]
2 Puccini, Jack 2265 2230 [6] : Schmidt, Simon 1976 2013 [5.5]
3 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2112 2168 [5.5] 0:1 Rujevic, Mirko 2177 2200 [6]
4 Krstevski, Tristan 1860 1801 [5] +:- Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1963 1941 [5]
5 Voon, Richard 1882 1805 [5] 1:0 Yu, Bobby 1695 1687 [5]
6 Lacey, David 1927 1888 [5] +:- Penrose, Justin 1929 1911 [4.5]
7 Shanks, Bryan 1818 1818 [4.5] -:+ Beattie, Roger 1681 1498 [4.5]
8 Papadinis, Jim 1818 1748 [4.5] : Vuglar, Shanon 1765 1608 [4.5]
9 Nedimovic, Ljubisa 2206 [4] 1:0 Kalisch, Tom 1791 1763 [4]
10 Kovacevic, Paul 1855 1778 [4] 0:1 Fry, Peter 1767 1684 [4]
11 Guo, Zhi Lin 1814 1656 [4] 1:0 Zou, Brendan 1654 1430 [4]
12 Chmiel, Rad 1744 1724 [4] +:- Shanks, Jack 1738 1681 [3.5]
13 Papac, Luka [3.5] -:+ Bartnik, Natalie 1394 [4]
14 Guo, Zhi Xin 1594 1279 [3] -:+ Bekker, Gary D 1805 1743 [3]
15 Beckman, John 1588 1489 [3] : Anton, Sarah 1771 1706 [2.5]
16 Ivanov, Nikola 1693 1523 [3] 1:0 Krstevska, Tanya 1591 1459 [3]
17 Kolak, Tanya 1517 1282 [3] 1:0 Kaplan, Alex 1645 1499 [3]
18 Zou, Edwin 1406 1064 [3] 0:1 Jago, Stephen 1673 1601 [2.5]
19 Snow, Richard A 1147 707 [1] 0:1 Beeren, Lousanne 1312 1179 [2]
20 Sharma, Animesh [2.5] 1:0 BYE

Kerry Stead
29-06-2015, 11:40 PM
Final Cross Table:


No Name Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 Gorka, Carl 2085 2109 7.5 43:W 5:W 3:W 35:W 2:L 4:W 10:W 8:W 9:D
2 Rujevic, Mirko 2177 2200 7 13:D 31:W 6:W 10:W 1:W 3:L 4:D 5:W 8:W
3 Puccini, Jack 2265 2230 6.5 18:W 28:W 1:L 15:W 21:W 2:W 8:L 12:W 4:D
4 Schmidt, Simon 1976 2013 6 44:W 24:D 22:W 0:D 7:W 1:L 2:D 21:W 3:D
5 Voon, Richard 1882 1805 6 42:W 1:L 38:W 19:W 9:D 12:D 7:W 2:L 15:W
6 Krstevski, Tristan 1860 1801 6 38:D 23:W 2:L 17:W 8:L 36:+ 15:D 18:W 12:+
7 Lacey, David 1927 1888 6 23:D 34:W 30:D 43:W 4:L 13:W 5:L 14:W 21:+
8 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2112 2168 5.5 0:D 13:W 9:W 21:L 6:W 28:W 3:W 1:L 2:L
9 Pyke, Malcolm L 2074 2111 5.5 15:W 20:W 8:L 18:W 5:D 16:L 14:D 13:W 1:D
10 Cannon, David 1973 1914 5.5 25:W 16:W 0:D 2:L 14:+ 21:W 1:L 17:W 0:
11 Beattie, Roger 1681 1498 5.5 0:D 21:L 0:D 33:W 18:D 27:D 35:W 20:D 22:+
12 Dizdarevic, Mehmedalija 1963 1941 5 0:D 30:L 34:W 22:W 35:W 5:D 16:W 3:L 6:-
13 Chmiel, Rad 1744 1724 5 2:D 8:L 25:W 0:D 23:W 7:L 32:W 9:L 30:+
14 Guo, Zhi Lin 1814 1656 5 0:D 36:D 31:W 30:W 10:- 15:D 9:D 7:L 25:W
15 Yu, Bobby 1695 1687 5 9:L 45:W 27:W 3:L 26:W 14:D 6:D 30:W 5:L
16 Nedimovic, Ljubisa 2206 5 17:W 10:L 43:L 32:W 39:W 9:W 12:L 0:L 26:W
17 Vuglar, Shanon 1765 1608 5 16:L 42:W 28:D 6:L 38:W 22:W 31:W 10:L 20:D
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Kerry Stead
29-06-2015, 11:44 PM
Prizes:

1st - Carl Gorka 7.5/9 $400
2nd - Mirko Rujevic 7/9 $300
3rd - Jack Puccini 6.5/9 $220

RG1
=1st Richard Voon 6/9 $110
=1st Tristan Krstevski 6/9 $110

RG 2
1st Roger Beattie 5.5/9 $140
=2nd Rad Chmiel 5/9 $40
=2nd Bobby Yu 5/9 $40

RG 3
1st Natalie Bartnik 5/9 $140
2nd Tanya Kolak 4/9 $80

Carl Gorka
30-06-2015, 12:06 AM
Finally won a Monday night tourney at the MCC :) (http://gorkachc.blogspot.com.au/2015/06/city-of-melbourne-open.html)

Bereaved
30-06-2015, 12:53 AM
Well done Carl!

Altecman
30-06-2015, 10:58 AM
Well done Carl, this should get you back over 2150 for the Aus Champs!

Paul Cavezza
16-07-2015, 01:54 AM
Tournament database is now available for download on our website: Community -> Download MCC Games (databases) (www.melbournechessclub.org/events/historical-tournament-games?pli=1)

The file name is 2015CityofMelb.pgn and you can open it using chessbase software etc. Contains most of the top 6 board games. Thanks Kerry as usual for entering them.

Thai Ly
08-09-2015, 10:53 PM
Apologies for the late Chesschat announcement of the brilliancy prize for this tournament.

The brilliancy prize winner for the 2015 City of Melbourne Open was Jack Puccini for his win over Justin Penrose in round 5.

The game can be seen on the MCC website:

http://www.melbournechessclub.org/events/2015/brilliancy-prizes?pli=1