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mishahu
10-12-2015, 09:14 PM
When: Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 6:30 pm
Where: Norths Chess Club, Cammeray

Chess legend, Grandmaster Nigel Short, will come to Norths Chess Club to give a lecture and play a simul.

Short challenged Garry Kasparov for the World Title in 1993. He is an active grandmaster (rated 2683) and still wins many very strong events around the world. Regarded as one of the chess world’s best commentators, his lectures are reported to be as entertaining as they are instructive.

Note that boards for the simul will be limited. Please let me know if you wish to register an expression of interest in taking a place at the table.

More details about this event will be available soon.

David Stern
www.northsydneychess.org

Trent Parker
10-12-2015, 11:56 PM
..... hmmmm seems close to Doberl Cup....... is Short playing at Doeberl Cup???

Back to thread at hand...... cost?

William AS
11-12-2015, 12:30 AM
[QUOTE=Trent Parker;403806]..... hmmmm seems close to Doeberl Cup....... is Short playing at Doeberl Cup???QUOTE]

He has told his contacts here in Adelaide. No.

He will also conduct a simul & lecture in Adelaide on the 19th of March & lecture on the 20th.

Further announcements will be made on the SA Chess News thread when the venues are settled.

mishahu
11-12-2015, 08:28 AM
He also tells me no for the Doberl.

Cost and method of choosing players in the simul are not finalised yet. Will post as soon as ...

ER
12-12-2015, 12:52 AM
He also tells me no for the Doberl.

Cost and method of choosing players in the simul are not finalised yet. Will post as soon as ...

That sounds very exciting.
For me 2-3 days relaxing in Sydney after the conclusion of BHCC Sunday ARVO and before Doeberl could be ideal.
Depending of course on other commitments.
We 'll see how it goes!

mishahu
15-02-2016, 10:27 PM
Reservations for the Sydney event are now being accepted to attend the lecture, and applications to play in the simul are being registered.

To do these, go to the event web page www.northsydneychess.org/hosted-events/nigel-short-lecture-and-simul

Please note that the simul is limited to 30 boards. If you apply for a board your name will be entered into a draw for places. The draw will take place on 8 March, and notified to successful applicants. A minimum of 15 boards will be reserved for Norths Chess Club members.

Applications close 4 March.

Chris Ball
20-02-2016, 08:50 PM
Registered for Nigel Short lecture and simul already. All I can do now is cross my fingers and hope for a place on the simul.

e4e5
28-02-2016, 09:10 AM
Is it too late to apply to play in the simul? Have you already filled the spots?

mishahu
28-02-2016, 12:30 PM
Is it too late to apply to play in the simul? Have you already filled the spots?

There is still time. We will accept applications up to 8 March and send notification SHORTly after.

mishahu
16-03-2016, 10:43 PM
It's just one week until GM Nigel Short's lecture and simul at Norths Chess Club in Cammeray.

All simul boards have been filled but all are welcome to come to the lecture and observe the games.

If you have not yet, avoid the queue and save time on Tuesday evening by pre purchasing your admission, by going to the form @ http://www.northsydneychess.org/hosted-events/nigel-short-lecture-and-simul.

The lecture commences at 6:30 pm. Entry to the auditorium will be from 6 pm.

Hoping to see you all there.

mishahu
22-03-2016, 09:20 AM
Please note that tonight the doors will open at 6 pm for the Nigel Short lecture which will begin at 6.30.

Ensure that you are admitted to the auditorium in time by arriving early. Parking may become difficult as there is another event at the club tonight.

If you have not pre-paid your entry will require more time to process. You can pre-pay by credit card @ http://www.northsydneychess.org/hosted-events/nigel-short-lecture-and-simul

George Morgan
23-03-2016, 05:05 PM
What was the final tally in the simul? I lasted 30 moves but about half the games were still going when I left.

Bill Gletsos
23-03-2016, 07:19 PM
What was the final tally in the simul? I lasted 30 moves but about half the games were still going when I left.Nigel won 27 and drew3.

Frank
23-03-2016, 10:55 PM
Nigel won 27 and drew3.

What time did it finish?

Kevin Bonham
23-03-2016, 11:06 PM
Given that he doesn't limit the rating of opponents, Nigel's results in his simuls around the country have been strong.

Thebes
23-03-2016, 11:10 PM
Well was it only in Adelaide he actually played someone over 2000?

William AS
23-03-2016, 11:45 PM
Well was it only in Adelaide he actually played someone over 2000?

I believe he also played several 2000 + players in Perth.

Thebes
23-03-2016, 11:50 PM
I believe he also played several 2000 + players in Perth.

Yes, I'm stupid he played Tristan Boyd and Patrick Gong and possibly more, very good results SA and WA.

Andrew Hardegen
24-03-2016, 09:34 AM
Yes, I'm stupid he played Tristan Boyd and Patrick Gong and possibly more, very good results SA and WA.

Nigel played 6 2000+ rated players in Perth -- Tristan Boyd, Yita Choong, Patrick Gong, Tom Donaldson, Adam Kelly, Rob Maris.

He played Zhigen Lin and possibly other strong players in Melbourne.

To my knowledge, this is Nigel's complete list of simul scores in his Australian tour (correct me if any are wrong):

Perth, 6/3/2016, +25=5-1: 88.71%.
Ballarat, 10/3/2016, +31=0-0: 100%.
Melbourne Chess Club, 16/3/2016, +26=3-1: 91.67%.
Adelaide, 19/3/2016, +27=3-0: 95.00%.
Norths Chess Club, 22/3/2016, +27=3-0: 95.00%.

William AS
24-03-2016, 11:00 AM
The score in Adelaide was +27, =3, -0

Andrew Hardegen
24-03-2016, 12:15 PM
The score in Adelaide was +27, =3, -0

Thanks William. That is indeed what you reported in the relevant thread. I believe the wrong result actually came from Nigel's Twitter post.

Leonid Sandler
24-03-2016, 01:43 PM
Just published http://chess-news.ru/node/21219

mishahu
24-03-2016, 09:41 PM
Full report soon. 27 wins for Short, 3 draws. Draws by Norths members David Marsh (ACF 1501 FIDE 1673) and David James (1500, 1619) and visitor Clive Ng (2041, 2007).

mishahu
25-03-2016, 05:35 PM
A crowd of around 100 enjoyed Nigel Short’s lecture in Sydney on Tuesday night (22 March 2016). He analysed two of his recent games from the Ballarat Begonia tournament, interspersing them with fragments from previous games, anecdotes and insights.

It was good to see a number of people who had been absent from the chess scene for a while, together with Norths Chess Club regulars and new faces.

There were no quick knock-downs in the simul and after two-and-a-half hours all games were still in progress. The last game concluded at around midnight with Nigel amassing a score of 27 wins and 3 draws. As usual, the grandmaster ‘got’ a number of his opponents in the endgame! Congratulations to David Marsh, David James and Clive Ng for achieving the draws.

It was an enjoyable evening and great for Norths Chess Club to be able to host an event that brought chess players from across the Sydney region together.

The drawn games are:

David James (ACF 1500 FIDE 1619)

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. f3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nb6 6. Nc3 Bg7 7. Be3 Nc6 8. Bb5
Bd7 9. Nge2 a6 10. Bd3 Nb4 11. O-O Nxd3 12. Qxd3 O-O 13. Rad1 Bb5 14. Nxb5 axb5
15. Qxb5 Rxa2 16. Nc3 Ra6 17. d5 Qd7 18. Qb4 Rfa8 19. f4 Qc8 20. Bd4 Bxd4+ 21.
Rxd4 Qd7 22. e5 Na4 23. Qxb7 Nc5 24. Qb4 Ra5 25. Qc4 Na4 26. Nxa4 Rxa4 27. b4
Ra2 28. h3 Rb2 29. Rd3 Raa2 30. Rg3 Rc2 31. Qe4 Rd2 32. e6 Qxd5 33. Qxd5 Rxd5
34. Rc1 fxe6 35. Rxc7 Kf7 36. Rc4 Rb2 37. Re4 Rb5 38. Rge3 Rb6 39. Kh2 R2xb4
1/2-1/2

David Marsh (ACF 1501 FIDE 1673)

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. e3 b5 6. b3 Bg4 7. Be2 e6 8. O-O Bd6
9. Bb2 Nbd7 10. h3 Bh5 11. Ne5 Bxe2 12. Nxe2 Qc7 13. cxd5 exd5 14. Rc1 Nxe5 15. dxe5 Bxe5 16. Bxe5 Qxe5 17. Rxc6 O-O 18. Qd4 Qxd4 19. Nxd4 Rfc8 20. Rfc1 Rxc6 21. Rxc6 Kf8 22. f3 Ke7 23. Rb6 Nd7 24. Nf5+ Kf8 25. Rd6 Nf6 26. g4 h6 27. Nxh6 Ne8 28. Rxd5 gxh6 29. Kf2 Rc8 30. Rd2 Kg7 31. h4 Rc6 32. e4 Kg6 33. Kg3 Rc7 34. Kf4 f6 35. Rd8 Re7 36. h5+ Kf7 37. Ke3 Nc7 38. Rh8 Kg7 39. Rc8 Kf7 40. Rh8 1/2-1/2

Clive Ng (ACF 2041 FIDE 2007)

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3. e4 d6 4. d4 Bg7 5. Bd3 O-O 6. Nge2 Nfd7 7. Be3 c5 8. Rc1
Nc6 9. Bb1 cxd4 10. Nxd4 Nde5 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. b3 f5 13. exf5 Bxf5 14. Bxf5
Rxf5 15. O-O Qa5 16. Na4 Raf8 17. Qe2 c5 18. Bd2 Qd8 19. Qe4 Qc8 20. Nc3 Nc6
21. f4 e6 22. Ne2 Nd4 23. g3 Nxe2+ 24. Qxe2 Bd4+ 25. Kg2 Qb7+ 26. Qf3 Qxf3+ 27.
Rxf3 e5 28. Re1 exf4 29. Rxf4 Be5 30. Rxf5 Rxf5 31. g4 Rf7 32. h3 h5 33. Be3
hxg4 34. hxg4 Bf4 35. Bg1 Rb7 36. Re4 g5 37. Re1 Kf7 38. Bf2 a5 39. Kf3 a4 40.
Rb1 axb3 41. axb3 Ke6 42. Ke4 Rb4 43. Kd3 Rb8 44. Ke4 1/2-1/2