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scd
15-10-2015, 03:30 PM
2015 MCC Christmas Swiss Weekender

www.melbournechessclub.org/events/2015/christmas-swiss-weekender (http://www.melbournechessclub.org/events/2015/christmas-swiss-weekender)

The 2015 MCC Christmas Swiss weekender starts Friday 4th December 2015, 7pm. Please try and be there by 6.30pm for registration.

Featuring: Latvian GM Arturs Neiksans

When: Friday 4th Dec - to Sunday 6th Dec.

Round 1: Fri Dec 4th, 7pm
Round 2: Sat Dec 5th, 10am
Round 3: Sat Dec 5th, 2.30pm
Round 4: Sat Dec 5th, 7pm
Round 5: Sun Dec 6th, 10am
Round 6: Sun Dec 6th, 2.30pm

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

Organiser: Elizabeth Warren (0400 405 220)

Arbiter: Kerry Stead (0413 688 893)

Format: 6 round Swiss

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

Entry Fee:

Adult Member: $55, Concession / Junior Member: $45. Non-MCC Members add $15.
Club Member IMs & FMs free. IMs not resident in Victoria free.
$5 early bird discount if paid before Wednesday 2nd December.


Prizes: $1600 based on 55 paying entries:

1st: $400
2nd: $300
3rd: $200
4th: $120

Rating Group 1: $120
Rating Group 2: $120
Rating Group 3: $120
Rating Group 4: $120
Rating Group 5: $120

Byes: Players may take 2 half point byes in rounds 1-4.

Rating: The event will be FIDE and ACF rated.

Further Questions: Contact Elizabeth Warren on 0400 405 220 or elizabethlaurenwarren@gmail.com or melbchessclub@gmail.com


CLICK HERE TO ENTER (https://mcc.enter.services/2015-tournaments/christmas-swiss-weekender/)

Max Illingworth
15-10-2015, 05:28 PM
I assume you mean Friday 4th, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th for the dates.

Nice work getting a strong GM as an early entrant too.

scd
15-10-2015, 08:41 PM
Max, thanks for pointing out the date error. It has been corrected (cut and paste error from last year's tournament).

Yes it's cool we have another GM for the Christmas Swiss. It seems to be a bit of a tradition now. I think it is the third of fourth year in a row.

Leonid Sandler
13-11-2015, 04:53 PM
In preparation for his Australian chess tour,3-times Latvian Champion Grandmaster Arturs Neiksans(ELO rating 2602) will be playing captain for the Latvian National Team in European Team Chess Championship 2015 starting tomorrow morning Australian time in Island.

In the first round Latvia will play against Finland.

http://http://chess-results.com/tnr191479.aspx?lan=1

Leonid Sandler
20-11-2015, 04:54 PM
With 3 rounds to go Latvian Team performing well sharing 4-10 places. Arturs Neiksans scored 4 points from 5 games( 3 wins and 2 draws).

In round 7 Latvia will play against super strong Azerbaijan team.

http://chess-results.com/tnr191479.aspx?lan=1&art=2&rd=7&fed=LAT&flag=30&wi=821

shmit
25-11-2015, 09:29 PM
There are only nine days left till the start of the Christmas Swiss. On top of being a great tournament it will be a chance to either play against a top Latvian GM Arturs Neiksans, or to see him play live. Now's a good time to sign up as the early bird discount is still available.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
CLICK HERE TO ENTER (https://mcc.enter.services/2015-tournaments/christmas-swiss-weekender/)

MichaelBaron
26-11-2015, 03:58 PM
There are only nine days left till the start of the Christmas Swiss. On top of being a great tournament it will be a chance to either play against a top Latvian GM Arturs Neiksans, or to see him play live. Now's a good time to sign up as the early bird discount is still available.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
CLICK HERE TO ENTER (https://mcc.enter.services/2015-tournaments/christmas-swiss-weekender/)

Both online registration form and ''list of entries'' do not appear to be working.

ER
26-11-2015, 04:13 PM
In round 7 Latvia will play against super strong Azerbaijan team.


Alexei lost on board One but after an epic battle Latvia drew 2 all!
Will be great to see the Latvian stars performing in Melbourne
and many thanks Prez for being a major force behind this!

Scott Crowley
26-11-2015, 06:27 PM
Both online registration form and ''list of entries'' do not appear to be working.

Michael - Both work for me, here are where the links go if it helps.

To Enter - https://mcc.enter.services/2015-tournaments/christmas-swiss-weekender/
Entries - https://mcc.enter.services/2015-tournaments/christmas-swiss-weekender-entries/

Hope this helps.

MichaelBaron
26-11-2015, 10:10 PM
Michael - Both work for me, here are where the links go if it helps.

To Enter - https://mcc.enter.services/2015-tournaments/christmas-swiss-weekender/
Entries - https://mcc.enter.services/2015-tournaments/christmas-swiss-weekender-entries/

Hope this helps.
Thank you. It does work!

Altecman
04-12-2015, 01:30 PM
The top 4 boards of this event will be broadcasted live.

jammo
04-12-2015, 05:53 PM
The top 4 boards of this event will be broadcasted live.

Can you give us the link please?

Altecman
04-12-2015, 06:17 PM
http://auschess.org.au/acf/live-games/online-dgt-room-a/

The round has not begun yet

jammo
04-12-2015, 06:20 PM
http://auschess.org.au/acf/live-games/online-dgt-room-a/

The round has not begun yet

Thanks

Altecman
04-12-2015, 06:36 PM
Round 1 has begun. I believe a few of the higher seeds are taking byes in the first round.

Altecman
04-12-2015, 06:37 PM
Thanks

You're welcome

Kerry Stead
04-12-2015, 07:35 PM
Round 1 pairings:


1 Trewin, Samuel 1664 1537 [0] : Neiksans, Arturs 2603 [0]
2 Puccini, Jack 2209 2249 [0] : Kay, James 1601 1589 [0]
3 Bartnik, Natalie 1598 1525 [0] : Jordan, William 2209 2226 [0]
4 Fasakin, Oladoyin 1992 2003 [0] : Guo, Zhi Xin 1598 1426 [0]
5 McCutcheon, Alistair 1590 1160 [0] : Jiang, Bill 1846 1885 [0]
6 Jothibabu, Anandaram 1841 1824 [0] : Kolak, Tanya 1586 1376 [0]
7 Poberezovsky, Daniel 1441 1052 [0] : Ghumman, Shumsheer 1834 1788 [0]
8 Hilliard, Geoffrey 1833 1745 [0] : Zhao, Isaac 1439 1213 [0]
9 Ravichandren, Niruruthi 1425 1059 [0] : Voon, Richard 1818 1765 [0]
10 Yang, Ray 1815 1821 [0] : Thandhi, Mohan 1332 999 [0]
11 Maunders, Myiesha 1299 754 [0] : Pellegrin, Ludovic 1807 [0]
12 Yu, Bobby 1805 1829 [0] : Verginis, Nikolaos 1285 [0]
13 De Fazio, Anthony 977 977 [0] : Bhat, Vishal 1801 1794 [0]
14 Slater-Jones, Henry 1801 1600 [0] : Morris, Byron 644 644 [0]
15 Ghairat, Tawhid [0] : Soo, Kai Jie 1776 1904 [0]
16 Guo, Zhi Lin 1775 1701 [0] : Hasselman, Wayne [0]
17 Torres, Diego Mauricio [0] 1:0 BYE
18 Izzat, Kanan 2456 2521 [0] : BYE
19 Specht, Josh 2082 2087 [0] : BYE
20 Chmiel, Rad 1822 1769 [0] : BYE
21 Premathilaka, Kanishka 1774 1554 [0] : BYE
22 Harris, Anthony 1742 1667 [0] : BYE
23 Jones, Alex 1681 1635 [0] : BYE
24 Singh, Surjeet 1649 1527 [0] : BYE
25 Zou, Brendan 1603 1502 [0] : BYE
26 Oswald, Franz 1589 1492 [0] : BYE
27 Lu, Lillian 1547 1398 [0] : BYE
28 Beeren, Lousanne 1484 1309 [0] : BYE
29 Zou, Edwin 1436 1196 [0] : BYE

Kerry Stead
04-12-2015, 10:43 PM
Round 1 results:


1 Trewin, Samuel 1664 1537 [0] 0:1 Neiksans, Arturs 2603 [0]
2 Puccini, Jack 2209 2249 [0] : Kay, James 1601 1589 [0]
3 Bartnik, Natalie 1598 1525 [0] 0:1 Jordan, William 2209 2226 [0]
4 Fasakin, Oladoyin 1992 2003 [0] 1:0 Guo, Zhi Xin 1598 1426 [0]
5 McCutcheon, Alistair 1590 1160 [0] 1:0 Jiang, Bill 1846 1885 [0]
6 Jothibabu, Anandaram 1841 1824 [0] : Kolak, Tanya 1586 1376 [0]
7 Poberezovsky, Daniel 1441 1052 [0] 0:1 Ghumman, Shumsheer 1834 1788 [0]
8 Hilliard, Geoffrey 1833 1745 [0] 1:0 Zhao, Isaac 1439 1213 [0]
9 Ravichandren, Niruruthi 1425 1059 [0] 0:1 Voon, Richard 1818 1765 [0]
10 Yang, Ray 1815 1821 [0] 1:0 Thandhi, Mohan 1332 999 [0]
11 Maunders, Myiesha 1299 754 [0] 0:1 Pellegrin, Ludovic 1807 [0]
12 Yu, Bobby 1805 1829 [0] 1:0 Verginis, Nikolaos 1285 [0]
13 De Fazio, Anthony 977 977 [0] 0:1 Bhat, Vishal 1801 1794 [0]
14 Slater-Jones, Henry 1801 1600 [0] 1:0 Morris, Byron 644 644 [0]
15 Ghairat, Tawhid [0] 0:1 Soo, Kai Jie 1776 1904 [0]
16 Guo, Zhi Lin 1775 1701 [0] 1:0 Hasselman, Wayne [0]
17 Torres, Diego Mauricio [0] 1:0 BYE
18 Izzat, Kanan 2456 2521 [0] : BYE
19 Specht, Josh 2082 2087 [0] : BYE
20 Chmiel, Rad 1822 1769 [0] : BYE
21 Premathilaka, Kanishka 1774 1554 [0] : BYE
22 Harris, Anthony 1742 1667 [0] : BYE
23 Jones, Alex 1681 1635 [0] : BYE
24 Singh, Surjeet 1649 1527 [0] : BYE
25 Zou, Brendan 1603 1502 [0] : BYE
26 Oswald, Franz 1589 1492 [0] : BYE
27 Lu, Lillian 1547 1398 [0] : BYE
28 Beeren, Lousanne 1484 1309 [0] : BYE
29 Zou, Edwin 1436 1196 [0] : BYE
30 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2159 2197 [0] : BYE

Kerry Stead
04-12-2015, 10:49 PM
Provisional Round 2 pairing (re-pairings may occur if players who have entered/registered online do not turn up):


1 Neiksans, Arturs 2603 [1] : Yu, Bobby 1805 1829 [1]
2 Bhat, Vishal 1801 1794 [1] : Fasakin, Oladoyin 1992 2003 [1]
3 Ghumman, Shumsheer 1834 1788 [1] : Slater-Jones, Henry 1801 1600 [1]
4 Soo, Kai Jie 1776 1904 [1] : Hilliard, Geoffrey 1833 1745 [1]
5 Voon, Richard 1818 1765 [1] : Guo, Zhi Lin 1775 1701 [1]
6 Torres, Diego Mauricio [1] : Yang, Ray 1815 1821 [1]
7 Pellegrin, Ludovic 1807 [1] : McCutcheon, Alistair 1590 1160 [1]
8 Izzat, Kanan 2456 2521 [.5] : Jones, Alex 1681 1635 [.5]
9 Singh, Surjeet 1649 1527 [.5] : Puccini, Jack 2209 2249 [.5]
10 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2159 2197 [.5] : Zou, Brendan 1603 1502 [.5]
11 Oswald, Franz 1589 1492 [.5] : Specht, Josh 2082 2087 [.5]
12 Lu, Lillian 1547 1398 [.5] : Jothibabu, Anandaram 1841 1824 [.5]
13 Kolak, Tanya 1586 1376 [.5] : Chmiel, Rad 1822 1769 [.5]
14 Premathilaka, Kanishka 1774 1554 [.5] : Beeren, Lousanne 1484 1309 [.5]
15 Harris, Anthony 1742 1667 [.5] : Zou, Edwin 1436 1196 [.5]
16 Jiang, Bill 1846 1885 [0] : Ravichandren, Niruruthi 1425 1059 [0]
17 Thandhi, Mohan 1332 999 [0] : Trewin, Samuel 1664 1537 [0]
18 Morris, Byron 644 644 [0] : Bartnik, Natalie 1598 1525 [0]
19 Guo, Zhi Xin 1598 1426 [0] : De Fazio, Anthony 977 977 [0]
20 Hasselman, Wayne [0] : Poberezovsky, Daniel 1441 1052 [0]
21 Zhao, Isaac 1439 1213 [0] : Ghairat, Tawhid [0]
22 Jordan, William 2209 2226 [1] : BYE
23 Kay, James 1601 1589 [.5] : BYE
24 Maunders, Myiesha 1299 754 [0] : BYE
25 Verginis, Nikolaos 1285 [0] : BYE

Altecman
05-12-2015, 09:12 AM
Round 2 has begun

http://auschess.org.au/acf/live-games/online-dgt-room-a/

Kerry Stead
05-12-2015, 12:57 PM
Round 2 results:


1 Neiksans, Arturs 2603 [1] 1:0 Yu, Bobby 1805 1829 [1]
2 Bhat, Vishal 1801 1794 [1] 1:0 Fasakin, Oladoyin 1992 2003 [1]
3 Ghumman, Shumsheer 1834 1788 [1] 1:0 Slater-Jones, Henry 1801 1600 [1]
4 Soo, Kai Jie 1776 1904 [1] 1:0 Hilliard, Geoffrey 1833 1745 [1]
5 Voon, Richard 1818 1765 [1] : Guo, Zhi Lin 1775 1701 [1]
6 Torres, Diego Mauricio [1] 1:0 Yang, Ray 1815 1821 [1]
7 Pellegrin, Ludovic 1807 [1] 0:1 McCutcheon, Alistair 1590 1160 [1]
8 Izzat, Kanan 2456 2521 [.5] 1:0 BYE
9 Singh, Surjeet 1649 1527 [.5] 0:1 Puccini, Jack 2209 2249 [.5]
10 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2159 2197 [.5] 1:0 BYE
11 Oswald, Franz 1589 1492 [.5] 0:1 Specht, Josh 2082 2087 [.5]
12 Lu, Lillian 1547 1398 [.5] 0:1 Jothibabu, Anandaram 1841 1824 [.5]
13 Kolak, Tanya 1586 1376 [.5] 0:1 Chmiel, Rad 1822 1769 [.5]
14 Premathilaka, Kanishka 1774 1554 [.5] 1:0 BYE
15 BYE 0:0 BYE
16 Jiang, Bill 1846 1885 [0] 1:0 Ravichandren, Niruruthi 1425 1059 [0]
17 Thandhi, Mohan 1332 999 [0] 0:1 Trewin, Samuel 1664 1537 [0]
18 Morris, Byron 644 644 [0] 0:1 Bartnik, Natalie 1598 1525 [0]
19 Guo, Zhi Xin 1598 1426 [0] 1:0 De Fazio, Anthony 977 977 [0]
20 Hasselman, Wayne [0] 1:0 Poberezovsky, Daniel 1441 1052 [0]
21 Zhao, Isaac 1439 1213 [0] +:- Ghairat, Tawhid [0]
22 Jordan, William 2209 2226 [1] :0 BYE
23 Kay, James 1601 1589 [.5] : BYE
24 Maunders, Myiesha 1299 754 [0] : BYE
25 Verginis, Nikolaos 1285 [0] : BYE

Kerry Stead
05-12-2015, 01:01 PM
Round 3 pairings:


1 Soo, Kai Jie 1776 1904 [2] : Neiksans, Arturs 2603 [2]
2 McCutcheon, Alistair 1590 1160 [2] : Ghumman, Shumsheer 1834 1788 [2]
3 Bhat, Vishal 1801 1794 [2] : Torres, Diego Mauricio [2]
4 Specht, Josh 2082 2087 [1.5] : Izzat, Kanan 2456 2521 [1.5]
5 Puccini, Jack 2209 2249 [1.5] : Voon, Richard 1818 1765 [1.5]
6 Jordan, William 2209 2226 [1.5] : Premathilaka, Kanishka 1774 1554 [1.5]
7 Guo, Zhi Lin 1775 1701 [1.5] : Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2159 2197 [1.5]
8 Fasakin, Oladoyin 1992 2003 [1] : Yu, Bobby 1805 1829 [1]
9 Slater-Jones, Henry 1801 1600 [1] : Jiang, Bill 1846 1885 [1]
10 Hilliard, Geoffrey 1833 1745 [1] : Trewin, Samuel 1664 1537 [1]
11 Yang, Ray 1815 1821 [1] : Hasselman, Wayne [1]
12 Kay, James 1601 1589 [1] : Pellegrin, Ludovic 1807 [1]
13 Bartnik, Natalie 1598 1525 [1] : Singh, Surjeet 1649 1527 [.5]
14 Maunders, Myiesha 1299 754 [.5] : Oswald, Franz 1589 1492 [.5]
15 Verginis, Nikolaos 1285 [.5] : Lu, Lillian 1547 1398 [.5]
16 Snow, Richard A 1104 617 [0] : Kolak, Tanya 1586 1376 [.5]
17 De Fazio, Anthony 977 977 [0] : Thandhi, Mohan 1332 999 [0]
18 Morris, Byron 644 644 [0] 1:0 BYE
19 Jothibabu, Anandaram 1841 1824 [1.5] : BYE
20 Chmiel, Rad 1822 1769 [1.5] : BYE
21 Guo, Zhi Xin 1598 1426 [1] : BYE
22 Poberezovsky, Daniel 1441 1052 [0] : BYE
23 Zhao, Isaac 1439 1213 [1] : BYE
24 Ravichandren, Niruruthi 1425 1059 [0] : BYE
25 Ghairat, Tawhid [0] : BYE

Kerry Stead
05-12-2015, 05:18 PM
Round 3 results:


1 Soo, Kai Jie 1776 1904 [2] 0:1 Neiksans, Arturs 2603 [2]
2 McCutcheon, Alistair 1590 1160 [2] 1:0 Ghumman, Shumsheer 1834 1788 [2]
3 Bhat, Vishal 1801 1794 [2] 1:0 Torres, Diego Mauricio [2]
4 Specht, Josh 2082 2087 [1.5] : Izzat, Kanan 2456 2521 [1.5]
5 Puccini, Jack 2209 2249 [1.5] 1:0 Voon, Richard 1818 1765 [1.5]
6 Jordan, William 2209 2226 [1.5] 1:0 Premathilaka, Kanishka 1774 1554 [1.5]
7 Guo, Zhi Lin 1775 1701 [1.5] 0:1 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2159 2197 [1.5]
8 Fasakin, Oladoyin 1992 2003 [1] 1:0 Yu, Bobby 1805 1829 [1]
9 Slater-Jones, Henry 1801 1600 [1] 0:1 Jiang, Bill 1846 1885 [1]
10 Hilliard, Geoffrey 1833 1745 [1] 0:1 Trewin, Samuel 1664 1537 [1]
11 Yang, Ray 1815 1821 [1] 1:0 Hasselman, Wayne [1]
12 Kay, James 1601 1589 [1] 1:0 Pellegrin, Ludovic 1807 [1]
13 Bartnik, Natalie 1598 1525 [1] : Singh, Surjeet 1649 1527 [.5]
14 Maunders, Myiesha 1299 754 [.5] 0:1 Oswald, Franz 1589 1492 [.5]
15 Verginis, Nikolaos 1285 [.5] 0:1 Lu, Lillian 1547 1398 [.5]
16 Snow, Richard A 1104 617 [0] 1:0 Kolak, Tanya 1586 1376 [.5]
17 De Fazio, Anthony 977 977 [0] 0:1 Thandhi, Mohan 1332 999 [0]
18 Morris, Byron 644 644 [0] 1:0 BYE
19 Jothibabu, Anandaram 1841 1824 [1.5] : BYE
20 Chmiel, Rad 1822 1769 [1.5] : BYE
21 Guo, Zhi Xin 1598 1426 [1] : BYE
22 Poberezovsky, Daniel 1441 1052 [0] : BYE
23 Zhao, Isaac 1439 1213 [1] : BYE
24 Ravichandren, Niruruthi 1425 1059 [0] : BYE
25 Ghairat, Tawhid [0] : BYE

Kerry Stead
05-12-2015, 05:19 PM
Round 4 pairings:


1 Neiksans, Arturs 2603 [3] : Bhat, Vishal 1801 1794 [3]
2 Puccini, Jack 2209 2249 [2.5] : McCutcheon, Alistair 1590 1160 [3]
3 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2159 2197 [2.5] : Jordan, William 2209 2226 [2.5]
4 Trewin, Samuel 1664 1537 [2] : Specht, Josh 2082 2087 [2]
5 Jiang, Bill 1846 1885 [2] : Yang, Ray 1815 1821 [2]
6 Jothibabu, Anandaram 1841 1824 [2] : Soo, Kai Jie 1776 1904 [2]
7 Ghumman, Shumsheer 1834 1788 [2] : Kay, James 1601 1589 [2]
8 Chmiel, Rad 1822 1769 [2] : Torres, Diego Mauricio [2]
9 Voon, Richard 1818 1765 [1.5] : Lu, Lillian 1547 1398 [1.5]
10 Zhao, Isaac 1439 1213 [1.5] : Bartnik, Natalie 1598 1525 [1.5]
11 Singh, Surjeet 1649 1527 [1] : Hilliard, Geoffrey 1833 1745 [1]
12 Pellegrin, Ludovic 1807 [1] : Snow, Richard A 1104 617 [1]
13 Yu, Bobby 1805 1829 [1] : Morris, Byron 644 644 [1]
14 Thandhi, Mohan 1332 999 [1] : Slater-Jones, Henry 1801 1600 [1]
15 Hasselman, Wayne [1] : Maunders, Myiesha 1299 754 [.5]
16 Kolak, Tanya 1586 1376 [.5] : Verginis, Nikolaos 1285 [.5]
17 Poberezovsky, Daniel 1441 1052 [.5] : Ghairat, Tawhid [.5]
18 Ravichandren, Niruruthi 1425 1059 [.5] : De Fazio, Anthony 977 977 [0]
19 Fasakin, Oladoyin 1992 2003 [2] : BYE
20 Guo, Zhi Lin 1775 1701 [1.5] : BYE
21 Premathilaka, Kanishka 1774 1554 [1.5] : BYE
22 Guo, Zhi Xin 1598 1426 [1.5] : BYE
23 Oswald, Franz 1589 1492 [1.5] : BYE

manni
05-12-2015, 06:36 PM
l think board 2 is not working.
Can you check it Phillip?

Kerry Stead
05-12-2015, 06:40 PM
Prize List:

1st $400
2nd $230
3rd $150
RG1 (1800-1900 FIDE) $80
RG2 (1500-1800 FIDE) $80
RG3 (U1500 FIDE & unrated) $80

Shaun94
05-12-2015, 08:01 PM
Very impressive results coming from gold coaster, james kay

Kerry Stead
05-12-2015, 09:30 PM
Round 4 results:


1 Neiksans, Arturs 2603 [3] 1:0 Bhat, Vishal 1801 1794 [3]
2 Puccini, Jack 2209 2249 [2.5] 1:0 McCutcheon, Alistair 1590 1160 [3]
3 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2159 2197 [2.5] 1:0 Jordan, William 2209 2226 [2.5]
4 Trewin, Samuel 1664 1537 [2] 0:1 Specht, Josh 2082 2087 [2]
5 Jiang, Bill 1846 1885 [2] : Yang, Ray 1815 1821 [2]
6 Jothibabu, Anandaram 1841 1824 [2] 0:1 Soo, Kai Jie 1776 1904 [2]
7 Ghumman, Shumsheer 1834 1788 [2] 1:0 Kay, James 1601 1589 [2]
8 Chmiel, Rad 1822 1769 [2] 0:1 Torres, Diego Mauricio [2]
9 Voon, Richard 1818 1765 [1.5] : Lu, Lillian 1547 1398 [1.5]
10 Zhao, Isaac 1439 1213 [1.5] 1:0 Bartnik, Natalie 1598 1525 [1.5]
11 Singh, Surjeet 1649 1527 [1] 0:1 Hilliard, Geoffrey 1833 1745 [1]
12 Pellegrin, Ludovic 1807 [1] : Snow, Richard A 1104 617 [1]
13 Yu, Bobby 1805 1829 [1] 1:0 Morris, Byron 644 644 [1]
14 Thandhi, Mohan 1332 999 [1] 0:1 Slater-Jones, Henry 1801 1600 [1]
15 Hasselman, Wayne [1] : Maunders, Myiesha 1299 754 [.5]
16 Kolak, Tanya 1586 1376 [.5] 1:0 Verginis, Nikolaos 1285 [.5]
17 Poberezovsky, Daniel 1441 1052 [.5] 1:0 Ghairat, Tawhid [.5]
18 Ravichandren, Niruruthi 1425 1059 [.5] 1:0 De Fazio, Anthony 977 977 [0]
19 Fasakin, Oladoyin 1992 2003 [2] : BYE
20 Guo, Zhi Lin 1775 1701 [1.5] : BYE
21 Premathilaka, Kanishka 1774 1554 [1.5] : BYE
22 Guo, Zhi Xin 1598 1426 [1.5] : BYE
23 Oswald, Franz 1589 1492 [1.5] : BYE

Kerry Stead
05-12-2015, 09:30 PM
Round 5 pairings:


1 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2159 2197 [3.5] : Neiksans, Arturs 2603 [4]
2 Specht, Josh 2082 2087 [3] : Puccini, Jack 2209 2249 [3.5]
3 McCutcheon, Alistair 1590 1160 [3] : Bhat, Vishal 1801 1794 [3]
4 Torres, Diego Mauricio [3] : Soo, Kai Jie 1776 1904 [3]
5 Jordan, William 2209 2226 [2.5] : Zhao, Isaac 1439 1213 [2.5]
6 Yang, Ray 1815 1821 [2.5] : Fasakin, Oladoyin 1992 2003 [2.5]
7 Jiang, Bill 1846 1885 [2.5] : Jothibabu, Anandaram 1841 1824 [2]
8 Hilliard, Geoffrey 1833 1745 [2] : Guo, Zhi Xin 1598 1426 [2]
9 Premathilaka, Kanishka 1774 1554 [2] : Chmiel, Rad 1822 1769 [2]
10 Kay, James 1601 1589 [2] : Voon, Richard 1818 1765 [2]
11 Oswald, Franz 1589 1492 [2] : Yu, Bobby 1805 1829 [2]
12 Slater-Jones, Henry 1801 1600 [2] : Trewin, Samuel 1664 1537 [2]
13 Lu, Lillian 1547 1398 [2] : Guo, Zhi Lin 1775 1701 [2]
14 Bartnik, Natalie 1598 1525 [1.5] : Ravichandren, Niruruthi 1425 1059 [1.5]
15 Hasselman, Wayne [1.5] : Kolak, Tanya 1586 1376 [1.5]
16 Snow, Richard A 1104 617 [1.5] : Poberezovsky, Daniel 1441 1052 [1.5]
17 Thandhi, Mohan 1332 999 [1] : Pellegrin, Ludovic 1807 [1.5]
18 Morris, Byron 644 644 [1] : Singh, Surjeet 1649 1527 [1]
19 Ghairat, Tawhid [.5] : Maunders, Myiesha 1299 754 [1]
20 Verginis, Nikolaos 1285 [.5] : De Fazio, Anthony 977 977 [0]
21 Ghumman, Shumsheer 1834 1788 [3] 0:0 BYE

MichaelBaron
05-12-2015, 09:47 PM
Observation of the day:
1) Kanan Izzat has done ''Baron'' by playing 1 game only in a tournament. My personal ''best'' is playing 3 games at Xmas Swiss last year. 2) My student Richard Snow who started playing chess at almost 60 years of age...drew with 1800! 3) Nam -Jordan in rd. 4 was an amazing smash for white. Not often we can see 2200+ player getting smashed in such fashion.

MichaelBaron
06-12-2015, 10:15 AM
Sunday 11.10 round 1 updates: Already a lot of interesting action has taken place on top boards: Board 1: Quiet Ba6 line of Bogo-Indian turned into a sharp battle. Nam playing agressively against GM
Board 2: White appars to be having a clear edge out of the opening but we all know how tricky Jack can be so he may find some tricks to swindle his opponent. In the meantime 14.a4 looks very good for white.
Board 4: while all other games are getting out of the opening - 36 moves have been played. Unrated player with white has an edge.

Kerry Stead
06-12-2015, 01:23 PM
Round 5 results:


1 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2159 2197 [3.5] 0:1 Neiksans, Arturs 2603 [4]
2 Specht, Josh 2082 2087 [3] : Puccini, Jack 2209 2249 [3.5]
3 McCutcheon, Alistair 1590 1160 [3] 0:1 Bhat, Vishal 1801 1794 [3]
4 Torres, Diego Mauricio [3] : Soo, Kai Jie 1776 1904 [3]
5 Jordan, William 2209 2226 [2.5] 1:0 Zhao, Isaac 1439 1213 [2.5]
6 Yang, Ray 1815 1821 [2.5] : Fasakin, Oladoyin 1992 2003 [2.5]
7 Jiang, Bill 1846 1885 [2.5] : Jothibabu, Anandaram 1841 1824 [2]
8 Hilliard, Geoffrey 1833 1745 [2] 1:0 Guo, Zhi Xin 1598 1426 [2]
9 Premathilaka, Kanishka 1774 1554 [2] 1:0 Chmiel, Rad 1822 1769 [2]
10 Kay, James 1601 1589 [2] 1:0 Voon, Richard 1818 1765 [2]
11 Oswald, Franz 1589 1492 [2] 0:1 Yu, Bobby 1805 1829 [2]
12 Slater-Jones, Henry 1801 1600 [2] : Trewin, Samuel 1664 1537 [2]
13 Lu, Lillian 1547 1398 [2] 0:1 Guo, Zhi Lin 1775 1701 [2]
14 Bartnik, Natalie 1598 1525 [1.5] 1:0 Ravichandren, Niruruthi 1425 1059 [1.5]
15 Hasselman, Wayne [1.5] : Kolak, Tanya 1586 1376 [1.5]
16 Snow, Richard A 1104 617 [1.5] 0:1 Poberezovsky, Daniel 1441 1052 [1.5]
17 Thandhi, Mohan 1332 999 [1] 0:1 Pellegrin, Ludovic 1807 [1.5]
18 Morris, Byron 644 644 [1] 0:1 Singh, Surjeet 1649 1527 [1]
19 Ghairat, Tawhid [.5] 0:1 Maunders, Myiesha 1299 754 [1]
20 Verginis, Nikolaos 1285 [.5] 1:0 De Fazio, Anthony 977 977 [0]
21 Ghumman, Shumsheer 1834 1788 [3] 0:0 BYE

Kerry Stead
06-12-2015, 01:24 PM
Round 6 pairings:


1 Neiksans, Arturs 2603 [5] : Puccini, Jack 2209 2249 [4]
2 Bhat, Vishal 1801 1794 [4] : Jordan, William 2209 2226 [3.5]
3 Soo, Kai Jie 1776 1904 [3.5] : Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2159 2197 [3.5]
4 Torres, Diego Mauricio [3.5] : Specht, Josh 2082 2087 [3.5]
5 Fasakin, Oladoyin 1992 2003 [3] : Premathilaka, Kanishka 1774 1554 [3]
6 Yu, Bobby 1805 1829 [3] : Jiang, Bill 1846 1885 [3]
7 Guo, Zhi Lin 1775 1701 [3] : Ghumman, Shumsheer 1834 1788 [3]
8 Kay, James 1601 1589 [3] : Hilliard, Geoffrey 1833 1745 [3]
9 McCutcheon, Alistair 1590 1160 [3] : Yang, Ray 1815 1821 [3]
10 Trewin, Samuel 1664 1537 [2.5] : Jothibabu, Anandaram 1841 1824 [2.5]
11 Pellegrin, Ludovic 1807 [2.5] : Bartnik, Natalie 1598 1525 [2.5]
12 Poberezovsky, Daniel 1441 1052 [2.5] : Slater-Jones, Henry 1801 1600 [2.5]
13 Zhao, Isaac 1439 1213 [2.5] : Voon, Richard 1818 1765 [2]
14 Singh, Surjeet 1649 1527 [2] : Oswald, Franz 1589 1492 [2]
15 Guo, Zhi Xin 1598 1426 [2] : Hasselman, Wayne [2]
16 Maunders, Myiesha 1299 754 [2] : Lu, Lillian 1547 1398 [2]
17 Kolak, Tanya 1586 1376 [2] : Ravichandren, Niruruthi 1425 1059 [1.5]
18 Verginis, Nikolaos 1285 [1.5] : Snow, Richard A 1104 617 [1.5]
19 Morris, Byron 644 644 [1] : Thandhi, Mohan 1332 999 [1]
20 De Fazio, Anthony 977 977 [0] : Ghairat, Tawhid [.5]

ER
06-12-2015, 03:36 PM
looks like Jack is in a bit of trouble there, but will the GM find the correct continuation after 22 ... Rb8?
well, he did!

Kerry Stead
06-12-2015, 05:38 PM
Round 6 results:


1 Neiksans, Arturs 2603 [5] 1:0 Puccini, Jack 2209 2249 [4]
2 Bhat, Vishal 1801 1794 [4] 1:0 Jordan, William 2209 2226 [3.5]
3 Soo, Kai Jie 1776 1904 [3.5] : Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2159 2197 [3.5]
4 Torres, Diego Mauricio [3.5] 0:1 Specht, Josh 2082 2087 [3.5]
5 Fasakin, Oladoyin 1992 2003 [3] 1:0 Premathilaka, Kanishka 1774 1554 [3]
6 Yu, Bobby 1805 1829 [3] : Jiang, Bill 1846 1885 [3]
7 Guo, Zhi Lin 1775 1701 [3] 0:1 Ghumman, Shumsheer 1834 1788 [3]
8 Kay, James 1601 1589 [3] 1:0 Hilliard, Geoffrey 1833 1745 [3]
9 McCutcheon, Alistair 1590 1160 [3] 0:1 Yang, Ray 1815 1821 [3]
10 Trewin, Samuel 1664 1537 [2.5] 0:1 Jothibabu, Anandaram 1841 1824 [2.5]
11 Pellegrin, Ludovic 1807 [2.5] 1:0 Bartnik, Natalie 1598 1525 [2.5]
12 Poberezovsky, Daniel 1441 1052 [2.5] 1:0 Slater-Jones, Henry 1801 1600 [2.5]
13 Zhao, Isaac 1439 1213 [2.5] 0:1 Voon, Richard 1818 1765 [2]
14 Singh, Surjeet 1649 1527 [2] : Oswald, Franz 1589 1492 [2]
15 Guo, Zhi Xin 1598 1426 [2] 1:0 Hasselman, Wayne [2]
16 Maunders, Myiesha 1299 754 [2] 1:0 Lu, Lillian 1547 1398 [2]
17 Kolak, Tanya 1586 1376 [2] 1:0 Ravichandren, Niruruthi 1425 1059 [1.5]
18 Verginis, Nikolaos 1285 [1.5] 1:0 Snow, Richard A 1104 617 [1.5]
19 Morris, Byron 644 644 [1] 1:0 Thandhi, Mohan 1332 999 [1]
20 De Fazio, Anthony 977 977 [0] 1:0 Ghairat, Tawhid [.5]

Kerry Stead
06-12-2015, 05:40 PM
Prize Winners:

1st GM Arturs Neiksans 6/6 $400
2nd Vishal Bhat 5/6 $230
3rd Josh Specht 4.5/6 $150

RG1 (1800-1900)
=1st Shumsheer Ghumman 4/6 $40
Ray Yang 4/6 $40
RG2 (1500-1800)
=1st James Kay 4/6 $40
Kai Jee Soo 4/6 $40
RG3 (U1500 & unrated)
=1st Daniel Poberezovsky 3.5/6 $40
Diego Mauricio Torres 3.5/6 $40

Andy009
06-12-2015, 07:21 PM
Kerry saved the tournament!

Yesterday morning the smoke alarm went on during the tournament.Players had to leave the playing hall reluctantly! Kerry got a ladder like an experienced firefighter and fixed the smoked alarm! The tournament continued safely! Kerry was the superhero who saved the tournament apart from organising it well as an arbiter!

Hughston
06-12-2015, 07:29 PM
Prize Winners:

1st GM Arturs Neiksans 6/6 $400
2nd Vishal Bhat 5/6 $230
3rd Josh Specht 4.5/6 $150

RG1 (1800-1900)
=1st Shumsheer Ghumman 4/6 $40
Ray Yang 4/6 $40
RG2 (1500-1800)
=1st James Kay 4/6 $40
Kai Jee Soo 4/6 $40
RG3 (U1500 & unrated)
=1st Daniel Poberezovsky 3.5/6 $40
Diego Mauricio Torres 3.5/6 $40

Yeh nice job James

Michael_D'Arcy
06-12-2015, 07:36 PM
Very impressive results coming from gold coaster, james kay

Indeed. He didn't play a lower rated opponent, so 4/6 is an excellent score.

MichaelBaron
07-12-2015, 10:03 AM
And since we are talking about impressive juniors - Vishal Bhat finished outright 2nd on 5/6 beating Bill Jordan in the last round and losing to grandmaster only! Not bad for an 1800!