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Kerry Stead
04-12-2015, 07:04 PM
Chess Victoria presents the Victorian Blitz Championship 2015

At least 10 titled players have already confirmed their participation including 2 International Grandmasters

GM Arturs Neiksans (Latvia) FIDE Blitz rating 2614

Vasily Papin (Russia) 2556

SCHEDULE:
Monday 21 December 2015 starting at 6:30 pm

PRIZES:
$1000 total prize fund
1st $300
2nd $200
3rd $150
4th $100
5th $50
Top Victorian player $100 plus Victorian Blitz Champion 2015 title
2 rating group prizes of $50 each

ENTRY FEES:
$25 per player. GMs and IMs free
You can pay the entry fee in person at Melbourne Chess Club
You can also pay in person before the event at Box Hill Chess Club

VENUE: Melbourne Chess Club, 66 Leicester Street, Fitzroy

FORMAT: 13 round Swiss system.

TIME CONTROL: 5 minutes per player

RATINGS: ACF quick and FIDE blitz rated

HALF POINT BYES:
A maximum of two half point bye only will be permitted for rounds 1 to 7.

ARBITER:
IA Kerry Stead

ENQUIRIES:
Leonid Sandler leonidsandlerchess@gmail.com mobile 0412 201 891
Kerry Stead kerrystead@iinet.net.au mobile 0413 688 893

Thebes
04-12-2015, 07:23 PM
Is a list of entries avaliable?

Kerry Stead
04-12-2015, 08:00 PM
Is a list of entries avaliable?

Current entries:

GM Arturs Neiksans
GM Vasily Papin

Leonid Sandler
17-12-2015, 05:26 PM
Current entries:

GM Arturs Neiksans
GM Vasily Papin

With many more entries to come...

Leonid Sandler
20-12-2015, 01:16 PM
NSW Blitz Champion 2015 International Master Anton Smirnov has entered.

Igor_Goldenberg
21-12-2015, 12:19 PM
Leonid,

Put myself in.

Leonid Sandler
21-12-2015, 03:05 PM
Ok Igor you are in along with many others including international players from India...

ER
21-12-2015, 04:56 PM
Leonid,

Put myself in.

:clap:

ER
21-12-2015, 04:56 PM
Ok Igor you are in along with many others including international players from India...

Are you also playing Prez???
unfortunately, I can't make it tonight!

Kerry Stead
21-12-2015, 06:36 PM
A strong field of 48 players contesting the Victorian Blitz this year.

Player list:

No Name Feder Rtg Loc Title
1. Neiksans, Arturs OS 2614 gm
2. Papin, Vasily OS 2556 2543 gm
3. Morris, James VIC 2485 2504 im
4. Smirnov, Anton NSW 2443 2668 im
5. Cheng, Bobby VIC 2433 2490 im
6. Tan, Justin VIC 2408 2453 im
7. Goldenberg, Igor VIC 2338 2368 im
8. Izzat, Kanan OS 2327 2423 fm
9. Wallis, Christopher VIC 2279 2344 fm
10. Zelesco, Karl VIC 2234 2096 fm
11. Sandler, Leonid VIC 2205 2283 im
12. Dale, Ari VIC 2164 2227 im
13. Puccini, Jack VIC 2127 2251 fm
14. Partsi, Dimitry VIC 2118 2015
15. Nguyen, Leo VIC 2115 1854
16. Lojanica, Milenko VIC 2086 2009
17. Nemeth, John VIC 2053 2143
18. Milojevic, Miodrag VIC 2001 1813
19. Schmidt, Simon VIC 1984 1864
20. Nguyen, Hoai Nam OS 1959 2101
21. O'Molloy, Eamonn OS 1931 1913
22. Chan, Luis VIC 1926 1976
23. Yu, Allen VIC 1913 1820
24. Lacey, David VIC 1885 1513
25. Chan, Kris VIC 1848 1865
26. Ilic, Goran VIC 1827 1592
27. Guo, Zhi Lin VIC 1770 1617
28. Soo, Kai Jie VIC 1762 2031
29. Cavezza, Paul VIC 1751 1752
30. Krstevski, Tristan VIC 1717 1698
31. Crowley, Regan VIC 1701 1557
32. Wyss, Felix VIC 1699 1231
33. Jiang, Bill VIC 1690 1772
34. Dobos, Daniel VIC 1688 1346
35. Ilic, Milan VIC 1673 1582
36. Lim, Cassandra VIC 1653 1320
37. Guo, Zhi Xin VIC 1598 1273
38. Watson, James VIC 1591 1633
39. Lim, Christopher VIC 1583 1301
40. Tosevski, Tony VIC 1549 1549
41. Kolak, Tanya VIC 1495 1206
42. Ravichandren, Niruruthi VIC 1425 1037
43. Ilic, Nicholas VIC 1402 1675
44. Nnachi, David VIC 1353 1353
45. Soetanto, Brandon VIC 1317 1162
46. Bigi Varchese, Philip VIC
47. Chandran, Prathap VIC
48. Johnson, Jacob VIC

MichaelBaron
21-12-2015, 06:51 PM
Wow, amazing field! Waiting for the underrated 20th and 28th seeds to collect some scalps!

Kerry Stead
21-12-2015, 07:14 PM
Papin outright leader after 5 rounds with 5/5.
Wallis, Morris, Goldenberg, Izzat, Smirnov & Zelesco tied for 2nd with 4/5.

Thebes
21-12-2015, 07:23 PM
2600 dropped at least 1.5 in the first 5 rounds? Good on Australia!

Kerry Stead
21-12-2015, 07:31 PM
2600 dropped at least 1.5 in the first 5 rounds? Good on Australia!

Neiksans drew with Izzat & lost to Smirnov

Kerry Stead
21-12-2015, 08:17 PM
Leaders after 9 rounds:
Papin 8
Tan 7
Cheng, Wallis, Zelesco & Neiksans 6.5

Kerry Stead
21-12-2015, 09:22 PM
Final Standings:

Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score
1 Vasily Papin OS 2556 2543 10.5
2 Justin Tan VIC 2408 2453 10
3-4 Arturs Neiksans OS 2614 9.5
Bobby Cheng VIC 2433 2490 9.5
5-8 Kanan Izzat OS 2327 2423 8.5
Christopher Wallis VIC 2279 2344 8.5
Karl Zelesco VIC 2234 2096 8.5
Ari Dale VIC 2164 2227 8.5
9-11 James Morris VIC 2485 2504 8
John Nemeth VIC 2053 2143 8
Kris Chan VIC 1848 1865 8
12-15 Anton Smirnov NSW 2443 2668 7.5
Leonid Sandler VIC 2205 2283 7.5
Igor Goldenberg VIC 2338 2368 7.5
Jack Puccini VIC 2127 2251 7.5
16-19 Dimitry Partsi VIC 2118 2015 7
Bill Jiang VIC 1690 1772 7
Hoai Nam Nguyen OS 1959 2101 7
Simon Schmidt VIC 1984 1864 7
20-28 Leo Nguyen VIC 2115 1854 6.5
Luis Chan VIC 1926 1976 6.5
Milenko Lojanica VIC 2086 2009 6.5
Tristan Krstevski VIC 1717 1698 6.5
Allen Yu VIC 1913 1820 6.5
Miodrag Milojevic VIC 2001 1813 6.5
Zhi Lin Guo VIC 1770 1617 6.5
David Lacey VIC 1885 1513 6.5
James Watson VIC 1591 1633 6.5
29-35 Eamonn O'Molloy OS 1931 1913 6
Regan Crowley VIC 1701 1557 6
Christopher Lim VIC 1583 1301 6
Cassandra Lim VIC 1653 1320 6
David Nnachi VIC 1353 1353 6
Milan Ilic VIC 1673 1582 6
Felix Wyss VIC 1699 1231 6
36-38 Tanya Kolak VIC 1495 1206 5.5
Goran Ilic VIC 1827 1592 5.5
Zhi Xin Guo VIC 1598 1273 5.5
39-41 Nicholas Ilic VIC 1402 1675 5
Paul Cavezza VIC 1751 1752 5
Tony Tosevski VIC 1549 1549 5
42-44 Daniel Dobos VIC 1688 1346 4.5
Brandon Soetanto VIC 1317 1162 4.5
Kai Jie Soo VIC 1762 2031 4.5
45 Niruruthi Ravichandren VIC 1425 1037 4
46 Prathap Chandran VIC 3
47-48 Jacob Johnson VIC 2
Philip Bigi Varchese VIC 2

Kerry Stead
21-12-2015, 09:24 PM
Cross Table:


No Name Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
1 Papin, Vasily 2556 2543 10.5 37:W 20:W 14:W 12:W 9:W 6:W 13:W 3:W 2:L 4:W 5:D 10:W 7:L
2 Tan, Justin 2408 2453 10 23:W 19:W 21:W 9:L 13:D 15:D 16:W 12:W 1:W 6:W 3:W 4:L 5:W
3 Neiksans, Arturs 2614 9.5 11:W 15:W 5:D 8:W 12:L 4:W 14:W 1:L 13:W 7:W 2:L 16:W 9:W
4 Cheng, Bobby 2433 2490 9.5 40:W 22:W 8:L 5:D 17:W 3:L 20:W 21:W 14:W 1:L 13:W 2:W 10:W
5 Izzat, Kanan 2327 2423 8.5 35:W 29:W 3:D 4:D 15:W 9:L 10:W 7:L 12:W 14:W 1:D 6:W 2:L
6 Wallis, Christopher 2279 2344 8.5 17:W 18:W 12:L 29:W 42:W 1:L 22:W 9:W 7:D 2:L 8:W 5:L 14:W
7 Zelesco, Karl 2234 2096 8.5 42:W 24:W 9:L 21:W 23:W 13:L 19:W 5:W 6:D 3:L 10:L 12:W 1:W
8 Dale, Ari 2164 2227 8.5 32:W 27:W 4:W 3:L 14:L 21:D 23:W 13:L 44:W 12:W 6:L 25:W 16:W
9 Morris, James 2485 2504 8 26:W 16:W 7:W 2:W 1:L 5:W 12:L 6:L 25:W 10:L 18:W 13:W 3:L
10 Nemeth, John 2053 2143 8 36:W 12:L 30:L 34:W 40:W 18:W 5:L 17:W 22:W 9:W 7:W 1:L 4:L
11 Chan, Kris 1848 1865 8 3:L 38:W 13:L 41:W 22:L 31:W 39:W 25:L 33:W 16:L 29:W 17:W 18:W
12 Smirnov, Anton 2443 2668 7.5 44:W 10:W 6:W 1:L 3:W 14:D 9:W 2:L 5:L 8:L 24:W 7:L 20:W
13 Sandler, Leonid 2205 2283 7.5 34:W 21:L 11:W 24:W 2:D 7:W 1:L 8:W 3:L 20:W 4:L 9:L 22:W
14 Goldenberg, Igor 2338 2368 7.5 30:W 25:W 1:L 18:W 8:W 12:D 3:L 16:W 4:L 5:L 21:W 20:W 6:L
15 Puccini, Jack 2127 2251 7.5 38:W 3:L 26:W 30:W 5:L 2:D 21:L 20:L 36:W 18:L 43:W 27:W 28:W
16 Partsi, Dimitry 2118 2015 7 28:W 9:L 44:W 23:L 20:W 24:W 2:L 14:L 26:W 11:W 22:W 3:L 8:L
17 Jiang, Bill 1690 1772 7 6:L 33:W 19:W 20:D 4:L 23:D 32:W 10:L 24:L 41:W 27:W 11:L 29:W
18 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 1959 2101 7 33:W 6:L 32:W 14:L 26:W 10:L 44:L 37:W 41:W 15:W 9:L 24:W 11:L
19 Schmidt, Simon 1984 1864 7 39:W 2:L 17:L 38:W 30:W 42:W 7:L 44:D 21:L 37:W 20:L 22:D 31:W
20 Nguyen, Leo 2115 1854 6.5 31:W 1:L 40:W 17:D 16:L 30:W 4:L 15:W 23:W 13:L 19:W 14:L 12:L
21 Chan, Luis 1926 1976 6.5 48:W 13:W 2:L 7:L 36:W 8:D 15:W 4:L 19:W 22:L 14:L 23:D 24:D
22 Lojanica, Milenko 2086 2009 6.5 41:W 4:L 23:L 27:W 11:W 44:W 6:L 24:W 10:L 21:W 16:L 19:D 13:L
23 Krstevski, Tristan 1717 1698 6.5 2:L 39:W 22:W 16:W 7:L 17:D 8:L 38:W 20:L 29:L 36:W 21:D 25:D
24 Yu, Allen 1913 1820 6.5 46:W 7:L 31:W 13:L 32:W 16:L 42:W 22:L 17:W 25:W 12:L 18:L 21:D
25 Milojevic, Miodrag 2001 1813 6.5 45:W 14:L 42:L 32:L 27:W 41:W 26:W 11:W 9:L 24:L 39:W 8:L 23:D
26 Guo, Zhi Lin 1770 1617 6.5 9:L 28:W 15:L 31:W 18:L 36:W 25:L 39:W 16:L 33:L 37:W 35:W 32:D
27 Lacey, David 1885 1513 6.5 47:W 8:L 43:D 22:L 25:L 39:L 46:W 34:W 38:W 44:W 17:L 15:L 36:W
28 Watson, James 1591 1633 6.5 16:L 26:L 46:W 40:L 39:L 43:D 36:L 47:W 48:W 32:W 33:W 30:W 15:L
29 O'Molloy, Eamonn 1931 1913 6 43:W 5:L 34:W 6:L 44:L 38:L 31:L 45:W 42:W 23:W 11:L 33:W 17:L
30 Crowley, Regan 1701 1557 6 14:L 45:W 10:W 15:L 19:L 20:L 41:L 35:W 39:L 48:W 40:W 28:L 43:W
31 Lim, Christopher 1583 1301 6 20:L 37:W 24:L 26:L 35:W 11:L 29:W 33:L 40:L 47:W 45:W 39:W 19:L
32 Lim, Cassandra 1653 1320 6 8:L 47:W 18:L 25:W 24:L 40:W 17:L 36:D 37:L 28:L 46:W 43:W 26:D
33 Nnachi, David 1353 1353 6 18:L 17:L 38:L 47:W 48:W 37:L 40:W 31:W 11:L 26:W 28:L 29:L 41:W
34 Ilic, Milan 1673 1582 6 13:L 48:W 29:L 10:L 41:L 35:W 43:D 27:L 45:L 46:W 42:D 47:W 39:W
35 Wyss, Felix 1699 1231 6 5:L 43:L 39:L 46:W 31:L 34:L 48:W 30:L 47:W 42:W 41:W 26:L 40:W
36 Kolak, Tanya 1495 1206 5.5 10:L 44:L 48:W 37:W 21:L 26:L 28:W 32:D 15:L 45:W 23:L 38:W 27:L
37 Ilic, Goran 1827 1592 5.5 1:L 31:L 45:W 36:L 43:W 33:W 38:D 18:L 32:W 19:L 26:L 42:L 48:W
38 Guo, Zhi Xin 1598 1273 5.5 15:L 11:L 33:W 19:L 45:W 29:W 37:D 23:L 27:L 43:L 48:W 36:L 47:W
39 Ilic, Nicholas 1402 1675 5 19:L 23:L 35:W 44:L 28:W 27:W 11:L 26:L 30:W 40:W 25:L 31:L 34:L
40 Cavezza, Paul 1751 1752 5 4:L 41:W 20:L 28:W 10:L 32:L 33:L 43:W 31:W 39:L 30:L 45:W 35:L
41 Tosevski, Tony 1549 1549 5 22:L 40:L 47:W 11:L 34:W 25:L 30:W 42:W 18:L 17:L 35:L 46:W 33:L
42 Dobos, Daniel 1688 1346 4.5 7:L 46:W 25:W 43:W 6:L 19:L 24:L 41:L 29:L 35:L 34:D 37:W 45:L
43 Soetanto, Brandon 1317 1162 4.5 29:L 35:W 27:D 42:L 37:L 28:D 34:D 40:L 46:W 38:W 15:L 32:L 30:L
44 Soo, Kai Jie 1762 2031 4.5 12:L 36:W 16:L 39:W 29:W 22:L 18:W 19:D 8:L 27:L 0: 0: 0:
45 Ravichandren, Niruruthi 1425 1037 4 25:L 30:L 37:L 48:W 38:L 46:L 47:W 29:L 34:W 36:L 31:L 40:L 42:W
46 Chandran, Prathap 3 24:L 42:L 28:L 35:L 47:D 45:W 27:L 48:D 43:L 34:L 32:L 41:L 0:W
47 Johnson, Jacob 2 27:L 32:L 41:L 33:L 46:D 48:D 45:L 28:L 35:L 31:L 0:W 34:L 38:L
48 Bigi Varchese, Philip 2 21:L 34:L 36:L 45:L 33:L 47:D 35:L 46:D 28:L 30:L 38:L 0:W 37:L

Kerry Stead
21-12-2015, 09:26 PM
Prizes:

1st - GM Vasily Papin $300
2nd & Victorian Champion IM Justin Tan $300
=3rd GM Arturs Naiksans $125
=3rd IM Bobby Cheng $125
=5th IM Kanan Izzat $12.50
=5th FM Christopher Wallis $12.50
=5th FM Karl Zelesco $12.50
=5th IM Ari Dale $12.50
RG1 =1st John Nemeth $25
RG1 =1st Kris Chan $25
RG2 1st Bill Jiang $50

Paul Cavezza
22-12-2015, 08:47 AM
Thanks K-man.

Kerry Stead
22-12-2015, 09:41 AM
Thanks K-man.

No problems Paul. Players made it much easier than a typical blitz tournament - literally no disputes to resolve! Amazing! A really strong tournament & played in a very friendly atmosphere!

MichaelBaron
22-12-2015, 10:11 AM
A reminder for blitz lovers: If you loved Vic Blitz - weekly MCC blitz tournament is on tonight at MCC starting 7pm!