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ER
27-07-2015, 07:04 PM
http://www.chesskavala.gr/open/

The 24rth International Kavala Open, will take place in the beautiful seaside city of Kavala, Northern Greece from 4rth to 11th of August 2015.

Almost 250 players have already entered the three divisions of the competition.

Entries in all groups keep on soaring in and names of participants can be found here

http://chess-results.com/tnr172217.aspx?lan=1&art=0&turdet=YES&flag=30&wi=984

There's about 20 GMs already entered with the Israeli GM Evgeny Postny (2642) leading the field.

(bzzt - I am playing in category B so they 've nothing to fear)!

Top 20 boards will be broadcast live!

ER
05-08-2015, 02:38 AM
ROUND ONE win! I played that super duper hyper accelerated drago thingy the way them kiddos at MCC used to hack their opponents with some years ago. well it worked. what a tournament. I spend most of the time at the beach resort though! see ya all whenever I come back! :)

MichaelBaron
05-08-2015, 12:44 PM
ROUND ONE win! I played that super duper hyper accelerated drago thingy the way them kiddos at MCC used to hack their opponents with some years ago. well it worked. what a tournament. I spend most of the time at the beach resort though! see ya all whenever I come back! :)

Sounds like, we trained you well at MCC :)

ER
09-08-2015, 04:07 AM
Sounds like, we trained you well at MCC :)

True that is.:)

BTW this is getting harder and harder. 3.5/6 now!

ER
09-08-2015, 06:13 PM
This is my game from Round 6.
White: Renzies (AUS)
Black. Minagias (GR)

1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5 3.exd5 c6 4.d4 exf4 5.Bxf4 cxd5 6.Nf3 Nf6 7.Nc3 Bb4 8.Bb5 Nc6 9.0-0 0-0 10.Ne2 a6 11.Bd3 Ne4 12.c3 Bd6 13.Qc2 Bf5 14.Rae1 Bg6 15.Bxd6 Qxd6 16.Nh4 Rae8 17.Nxg6 hxg6 18.Nf4 g5 19.Nh5 f5 20.Bxe4 dxe4 21.Ng3 g6 22.Qb3 Rf7 23. Rxe4 Rxe4 24.Nxe4 Qe7 25.Nf2 Qe2 26.d5 Na5 27.Qb4 Nc4 28.Qc5 Re7 29.h3 Nd2 30.Ra1 g4 31.d6 Rf7 32.d7 Rf8 33.Qxf8

and White won easily after 33...Kxf8 34. d8=Qch

Capablanca-Fan
10-08-2015, 09:53 AM
This is my game from Round 6.
White: Renzies (AUS)
Black. Minagias (GR)

1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5 3.exd5 c6 4.d4 exf4 5.Bxf4 cxd5 6.Nf3 Nf6 7.Nc3 Bb4 8.Bb5 Nc6 9.0-0 0-0 10.Ne2 a6 11.Bd3 Ne4 12.c3 Bd6 13.Qc2 Bf5 14.Rae1 Bg6 15.Bxd6 Qxd6 16.Nh4 Rae8 17.Nxg6 hxg6 18.Nf4 g5 19.Nh5 f5 20.Bxe4 dxe4 21.Ng3 g6 22.Qb3 Rf7 23. Rxe4 Rxe4 24.Nxe4 Qe7 25.Nf2 Qe2 26.d5 Na5 27.Qb4 Nc4 28.Qc5 Re7 29.h3 Nd2 30.Ra1 g4 31.d6 Rf7 32.d7 Rf8 33.Qxf8

and White won easily after 33...Kxf8 34. d8=Qch

4.Nc3 is the right move, e.g. a classic Spassky victory I witnessed against Polgár Zsuzsa (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1078466) as she was then called. After 4.d4 exd4, White would love to be able to take back f4 because it leaves weaknesses behind.

Around move 19, Black was over-extended and forced to loosen his position, and you out-tacticked him.

Kevin Bonham
10-08-2015, 10:23 AM
The game is very interesting - primarily that black twice missed a queen sac for a draw at the end:

1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5 3.exd5 c6 4.d4 exf4 5.Bxf4 cxd5 6.Nf3 Nf6 7.Nc3 Bb4 8.Bb5+ Nc6 9.0-0 0-0 10.Ne2 a6 11.Bd3 Ne4 12.c3 Bd6 13.Qc2 Bf5 14.Rae1 Bg6 15.Bxd6 Qxd6 16.Nh4 Rae8 17.Nxg6 hxg6 18.Nf4 g5 19.Nh5 [19.Nxd5 wins at least a pawn.] 19...f5 20.Bxe4 dxe4 21.Ng3 g6 22.Qb3+ Rf7 This is a serious blunder which should lose [22...Kh8][22...Re6 are both OK] 23.Rxe4 [23.Nxe4 is even stronger because the hit on the queen and the threat of check on fsix are terminal.] 23...Rxe4 24.Nxe4 Qe7 25.Nf2 [25.Nc5 is better] 25...Qe2 26.d5 [26.Nh3] 26...Na5 27.Qb4 This allows black to draw (if he sees it) [27.Qb6!] 27...Nc4 28.Qc5 [28.d6 Rd7 is also drawn] 28...Re7 29.h3 Nd2 30.Ra1 g4 [30...Qe1+!! 31.Rxe1 Rxe1+ 32.Kh2 Nf1+ draws] 31.d6 [31.hxg4 prevents the draw shown in the following note.] 31...Rf7 Missing the draw again and this time black is lost. 32.d7 Rf8 33.Qxf8+

MichaelBaron
11-08-2015, 12:29 AM
Yes, black missed a lot of chances!

ER
11-08-2015, 02:28 AM
Thank you Capa-fan, Kevin and Michael for the input!
BTW I drew yesterday and won today so now I am on 5/8!

Capablanca-Fan
11-08-2015, 06:11 AM
Thank you Capa-fan, Kevin and Michael for the input!
BTW I drew yesterday and won today so now I am on 5/8!

All the best for the last round against Argirios Koumtzis!

ER
12-08-2015, 02:20 AM
All the best for the last round against Argirios Koumtzis!

Thanks Capablanca-Fan, but it wasn't to be! :) I lost a very interesting Queen's Indian Defence to Argyrios who btw is a blind youngster who has won scholarships for his theoretical science, mathematics as well as music studies and plays chess only as a pass time! Anyway, with 5/9 final score, I won 1st prize in my age group, topped with a lovely trophy! :)

Capablanca-Fan
12-08-2015, 12:44 PM
Thanks Capablanca-Fan, but it wasn't to be! :) I lost a very interesting Queen's Indian Defence to Argyrios who btw is a blind youngster who has won scholarships for his theoretical science, mathematics as well as music studies and plays chess only as a pass time! Anyway, with 5/9 final score, I won 1st prize in my age group, topped with a lovely trophy! :)
Excellent. :clap::clap::clap::clap: Sounds like a very worthwhile tournament.

MichaelBaron
12-08-2015, 10:24 PM
Its worthwhile mentioning that while Elliot was making Australia proud in B section, John-Paul Wallace played in the open section and scored 5/9...so there was one more auzzie there!

ER
23-08-2015, 08:30 PM
Many thanks Capablanka-Fan and MichaelBaron. It was indeed a worthwhile experience! :) Looks like Anton has won many friends in the international scene, since a number of the international and local titled participants mentioned him in discussions and conveyed their regards! :)