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Thebes
18-01-2016, 02:08 AM
Thought I'd start a thread considering he'll be over there for awhile.

He started off in Qatar playing in Qatar masters, had very impressive results and narrowly missed GM norm and went +12.
He then went to spain to play in the Roquetas International, he finished on 6/9 performing at 2498 level and went +5.2.

He's now playing in a GM norm round robin tournament in the Czech Republic called the Marienbad Open 2016.
I believe his next tournament after this one will be Gibraltar where he'll be staying with Justin Tan who is also playing.

Thebes
18-01-2016, 02:29 AM
http://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2016-marienbadopen/01-Szwed_Jacek-Ly_Moulthun

Moulthon managed to swindle his first round game in the GM born tournament.

Kevin Bonham
18-01-2016, 08:33 AM
http://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2016-marienbadopen/01-Szwed_Jacek-Ly_Moulthun

Moulthon managed to swindle his first round game in the GM born tournament.

Posting this swindle in case that link ever goes down.

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. Nc3 a6 4. g3 b5 5. d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Bb7 7. Bg2 Nf6 8. O-O b4 9. Na4 Nxe4 10. Re1 d5 11. Nxe6 fxe6 12. Qh5+ Kd7 13. Rxe4 dxe4 14. Bg5 Be7 15. Rd1+ Bd5 16. Bxe4 Qe8 17. Qg4 Kc7 18. Bf4+ Bd6 19. Bxd6+ Kxd6 20. Nb6 Rf8 21. Nxa8 Qf7 22. Bxd5 Qxf2+ 23. Kh1 exd5 24. Qxb4+ Kc6 25. Re1 Qf3+ 26. Kg1 Qf2+ 27. Kh1 Qf3+ 28. Kg1 Qf2+ 29. Kh1 -

Vlad
18-01-2016, 08:39 AM
A very strange game... Why would black play like this?? Effectively giving the whole point away straight from the opening and then bravely fighting for a draw...:)

I remember there was George Xie - Darryl Johansen game from Australian masters in 2006. George similarly sucked a knight on e6 and then I believe mated Darryl.

MichaelBaron
18-01-2016, 10:21 AM
Could white play 22.Qe2 and start playing for win or will knight get stuck on a8?

Thebes
23-01-2016, 11:27 PM
Moulthon managed to salvage what he would consider a mediocre tournament, he finished with 2.5/3 in the final 3 rounds and even managed to draw a 2620 GM. Chess-results said his FIDE will be going +1

now hes off to play in Tradewise Gibraltar staying with IM Justin Tan, hope they both do well.

ER
24-01-2016, 11:41 AM
Thanks for the info ThebeJohnston!
Always good to follow news from Aussies playing overseas!

Thebes
20-02-2016, 07:31 AM
Moulthon currently playing in a GM norm tournament in the netherlands! He beat WGM Anne Haast last night all pairings/results are on chess24

MichaelBaron
21-02-2016, 10:04 AM
Moulthon currently playing in a GM norm tournament in the netherlands! He beat WGM Anne Haast last night all pairings/results are on chess24

1.5/2 so far.

Thebes
21-02-2016, 01:12 PM
Stockfish said he was -3 at one point so unlucky to not be 2/2, would've given him a serious chance for a norm. but needs 6.5/9 so definitely not anywhere near over yet

Thebes
22-02-2016, 05:12 AM
Just realized I have been spelling his name wrong this whole time... oops

But he drew one of his 3 gm opponents this round to take him to 2/3

pax
22-02-2016, 12:09 PM
Just realized I have been spelling his name wrong this whole time... oops

But he drew one of his 3 gm opponents this round to take him to 2/3

Lucky escape for Moulthun: 29... Bf8 was just winning for Nijboer.

Thebes
24-02-2016, 06:37 AM
3.5/5 with a win against Lucas Van Foresst, the Foresst's are all prodigies with his older brother Jorden leading the pack by afar, good win by Moulthun and needs 3/4 for the norm!

Sir Cromulent Sparkles
24-02-2016, 03:05 PM
3.5/5 with a win against Lucas Van Foresst, the Foresst's are all prodigies with his older brother Jorden leading the pack by afar, good win by Moulthun and needs 3/4 for the norm!

Foreest. :D

Cough ......... 50 moves mag ...... cough.

Thebes
24-02-2016, 05:20 PM
Foreest. :D

Cough ......... 50 moves mag ...... cough.

Bloody hell I'm almost as bad as baron,

Thebes
26-02-2016, 02:39 AM
Draw with 2nd GM, needs 2.5/3, completely possible.

pax
27-02-2016, 09:50 AM
Draw with 2nd GM, needs 2.5/3, completely possible.

He now needs 2/2, with white against Pijpers ( who has missed his norm chance) and back against the bottom seed. Tough, but possible.

Thebes
27-02-2016, 02:34 PM
Regardless if he gets his norm it is insane how consistent he has played against 2500+ has not went down in rating since being in europe

MichaelBaron
28-02-2016, 10:23 AM
Unfortunately he lost rd 8 so no norm chance now.

pax
28-02-2016, 04:46 PM
Interesting that Stef Soors, rated 2390 will score a GM norm if he draws with Nijboer.

MichaelBaron
29-02-2016, 10:40 AM
Molthun performed at +4.7 points above his rating so all in all - not a bad result that cements his 2500+ rating

jammo
29-02-2016, 06:08 PM
Molthun performed at +4.7 points above his rating so all in all - not a bad result that cements his 2500+ rating

The only problem being that he doesn't have a 2500+ rating to "cement".

Thebes
29-02-2016, 07:00 PM
The only problem being that he doesn't have a 2500+ rating to "cement".

Well he did have a live rating over 2500.

Tony Dowden
01-03-2016, 11:12 PM
The only problem being that he doesn't have a 2500+ rating to "cement".
Moulthun's FIDE rating for March 2016 is 2500, so this step towards gaining his GM title is now duly 'cemented in'.

Kevin Bonham
01-03-2016, 11:55 PM
Moulthun's FIDE rating for March 2016 is 2500, so this step towards gaining his GM title is now duly 'cemented in'.

Excellent; makes it much easier when they get it as an end-of-period rating. It makes no difference to the title whether it is an end of period rating or a live rating but proving the live rating can be a pain in some cases.

MichaelBaron
02-03-2016, 08:41 PM
Getting 2500+ rating is usually even harder than getting the norms together, so now if Mouthun keeps up active play, he will get his title soon. There are plenty of players who have many GM/IM norms but could not get the titles they are after due to inability to get their ratings up to the required level.

MichaelBaron
09-03-2016, 10:37 AM
Now playing in Iceland. Justin is playing there as well.

MichaelBaron
10-03-2016, 10:36 PM
They are both on 2/3

MichaelBaron
13-03-2016, 10:18 AM
Ly drew with Andreikin in Rd 6 and is playing Mamedyarov next! Justin is also on 4.5.

Thebes
14-03-2016, 04:59 AM
Ly drew with Andreikin in Rd 6 and is playing Mamedyarov next! Justin is also on 4.5.

Molton missed a forced win line which the commentators were gobsmacked he missed, would've drawn a 2730 GM and then beaten a 2740 two rounds in a row :o
His opponent Mamedyarov was shaking his head not believing he blundered in a good position but Molton missed it

pax
15-03-2016, 11:41 AM
Molton missed a forced win line which the commentators were gobsmacked he missed, would've drawn a 2730 GM and then beaten a 2740 two rounds in a row :o
His opponent Mamedyarov was shaking his head not believing he blundered in a good position but Molton missed it

http://chess-results.com/tnr190183.aspx?lan=1&art=4&fed=AUS&flag=30&wi=821

Agent Smith
16-03-2016, 05:14 PM
1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. h3 Bg7 5. Be3 O-O 6. Nf3 Na6 7. Bd3 c5 8. O-O cxd4 9. Bxd4 b6 10. Re1 Nc5 11. Nd5 e6 12. Nxf6+ Bxf6 13. b4 Nxd3 14. Qxd3 e5 15. Bb2 Be6 16. Red1 Qc8 17. Rac1 Rd8 18. c4 Qb7 19. Rc2 Rac8 20. Rdc1 Be7 21. Qe3 f6 22. Nd2 Bf8 23. Nf1 Qf7 24. Qe2 Bh6 25. Ne3 Qb7 26. Qd3 Kg7 27. Rc3 Qf7 28. R1c2 Bxe3 29. fxe3 g5 30. Ba3 Qb7 31. b5 Rd7 32. Bxd6 Rcd8 33. c5 Qa8 34. Qe2 Qxe4 35. Kh2 h5 36. Qf2 Kg6 37. h4 g4 38. cxb6 Rxd6 39. bxa7 Qa4 40. Rc7 Qxb5 41. Rc8 Bd5 42. R2c5 Qd7 43. Qc2+ Kh6 44. Kg3 Rxc8 45. Rxc8 f5 46. Rh8+ Kg7 47. Rxh5 Rf6 48. Rg5+ Kh6 49. Qb2 f4+ 50. exf4 exf4+ 51. Kh2 g3+ 52. Kg1 Qxa7+ 53. Kh1 Qb6 54. Qa1 Be4 55. Rb5 Qc6 56. Qb2 Bxg2+ 57. Kg1 Be4 58. a4 Qd6 0-1

44. ♖xd8
if
44. ... ♕xd8 45. ♖c8
and loses his queen, else gets mated
45. ... ♕e7 46. ♖h8+ ♔g7 47. ♕h7#

[Event "Reykjavik Open"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2016.03.16"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Ly, Moulthun"]
[Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2500"]
[BlackElo "2747"]
[Time "17:02:28"]
[TimeControl "120/0"]
[Annotator "Critter 1.6a 64-bit"]
[Depth "16"]

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. h3 {[% +0.31] Move out of book (gm2600: f4 29% Nf3 28% Be3 16% g3 12% Bg5 10% Be2 3% f3 2% Nge2 0%)} 4. ... Bg7 {[% +0.36]} 5. Be3 {[% +0.21]} 5. ... O-O {[% +0.28]} 6. Nf3 {[% +0.19]} 6. ... Na6 {[% +0.36]} 7. Bd3 {[% +0.25]} 7. ... c5 {[% +0.23]} 8. O-O {[% +0.19]} 8. ... cxd4 {[% +0.21]} 9. Bxd4 {[% +0.21]} 9. ... b6 {[% +0.15]} 10. Re1 {[% +0.11]} 10. ... Nc5 {[% +0.23]} 11. Nd5 {[% +0.18]} 11. ... e6 {[% +0.13]} 12. Nxf6+ {[% +0.19]} 12. ... Bxf6 {[% +0.13]} 13. b4 {[% +0.15]} 13. ... Nxd3 {[% +0.15]} 14. Qxd3 {[% -0.01]} 14. ... e5 {[% -0.09]} 15. Bb2 {[% -0.20]} 15. ... Be6 {[% -0.24]} 16. Red1 {[% -0.26]} 16. ... Qc8 {[% -0.12]} 17. Rac1 {[% -0.14]} 17. ... Rd8 {[% -0.14]} 18. c4 {[% -0.17]} 18. ... Qb7 {[% -0.16]} 19. Rc2 {[% -0.22]} 19. ... Rac8 {[% -0.23]} 20. Rdc1 {[% -0.19]} 20. ... Be7 {[% -0.19]} 21. Qe3 {[% -0.24]} 21. ... f6 {[% -0.18]} 22. Nd2 {[% -0.12]} 22. ... Bf8 {[% -0.15]} 23. Nf1 {[% -0.30]} 23. ... Qf7 {[% -0.35]} 24. Qe2 {[% -0.55]} 24. ... Bh6 {[% -0.56]} 25. Ne3 {[% -0.52]} 25. ... Qb7 {[% -0.44]} 26. Qd3 {[% -0.44]} 26. ... Kg7 {[% -0.36]} 27. Rc3 {[% -0.44]} 27. ... Qf7 {[% -0.44]} 28. R1c2 {[% -0.51]} 28. ... Bxe3 {[% -0.51]} 29. fxe3 {[% -0.49]} 29. ... g5 {[% -0.40]} 30. Ba3 {[% -0.43]} 30. ... Qb7 {[% -0.42]} 31. b5 {[% -0.31]} 31. ... Rd7 {[% -0.31]} 32. Bxd6 {[% -0.31]} 32. ... Rcd8 {[% -0.31]} 33. c5 {[% -0.31]} 33. ... Qa8 {[% -0.22]} 34. Qe2 {[% -0.34]} 34. ... Qxe4 {[% +0.24]} 35. Kh2 {[% -0.44]} 35. ... h5 {[% +0.01]} 36. Qf2 {[% -0.43]} 36. ... Kg6 {[% -0.55]} 37. h4 {[% -0.91]} 37. ... g4 $201 {[% -0.65]} 38. cxb6 $6 $17 {-1.71 / -0.65}
( 38. Rb2 Bf5 39. Qe2 Qa8 40. Qf2 Qd5 41. Rd2 Qe6 42. Rb2 Be4 43. Rc1 bxc5 44. Bxc5 Kh7 45. a4 f5 46. Re2 )
38. ... Rxd6 {[% -1.71]} 39. bxa7 $201 {[% -1.71]} 39. ... Qa4 $6 {-0.58 / -1.71}
( 39. ... f5 40. a4 f4 41. exf4 exf4 42. Re2 g3+ 43. Rxg3+ fxg3+ 44. Qxg3+ Qg4 45. Qxg4+ Bxg4 46. Re1 $17 )
40. Rc7 {[% -0.82]} 40. ... Qxb5 {[% -0.39]} 41. Rc8 {[% -0.47]} 41. ... Bd5 {[% -0.46]} 42. R2c5 {[% -0.59]} 42. ... Qd7 {[% -0.52]} 43. Qc2+ $201 {[% -0.68]} 43. ... Kh6 $4 $18 $201 {+3.75 / -0.68}
( 43. ... e4 44. Rxd8 Qxd8 45. Rc8 Qe7 46. a8=R Qe5+ 47. Kg1 Bxa8 48. Rg8+ Kh7 49. Rxa8 Rd3 50. Qb1 Qc7 51. Ra6 Kg6 52. Qa1 Rc3 53. Qf1 Rc6 54. Rxc6 Qxc6 55. Qf4 Qc1+ 56. Kh2 Qc2 57. Kg3 )
44. Kg3 $4 $17 {-1.57 / +3.75}
( 44. Rxd8 g3+ 45. Kg1 Qxd8 46. Rc8 Be4 47. Rxd8 Rxd8
( 47. ... Bxc2 48. a8=Q )
48. Qa4 Ba8 49. Kf1 )
44. ... Rxc8 {[% -1.41]} 45. Rxc8 {[% -1.22]} 45. ... f5 {[% -1.26]} 46. Rh8+ {[% -1.46]} 46. ... Kg7 {[% -1.03]} 47. Rxh5 $201 {[% -1.49]} 47. ... Rf6 $6 $10 {-0.08 / -1.49}
( 47. ... Qxa7 48. Rg5+ Kh6 49. Qxf5 Qxe3+ 50. Kh2 Qf4+ 51. Qxf4 exf4 52. Rxg4 Rf6 53. a4 Rf5 54. Kg1 Kh5 55. Rg7 Kxh4 56. a5 Bc4 57. Ra7 Kg5 58. Rg7+ Kf6 59. Rc7 )
48. Rg5+ {[% -0.46]} 48. ... Kh6 $201 {[% -0.42]} 49. Qb2 $4 $19 {-6.99 / -0.42}
( 49. Kh2 Ba8 50. Rg8 Qd5 51. Rh8+ Kg7 52. e4 Qxe4 53. Qxe4 Bxe4 54. a8=Q Bxa8 55. Rxa8 f4 56. Ra7+ Kg6 57. a4 e4 58. a5 e3 59. Kg1 f3 $10 )
49. ... f4+ {[% -7.75]} 50. exf4 {[% -14.36]} 50. ... exf4+ {[% -12.63]} 51. Kh2 {[% -16.26]} 51. ... g3+ {[% -19.57]} 52. Kg1 {[% -327.25]} 52. ... Qxa7+ {[% -327.26]} 53. Kh1 {[% -327.26]} 53. ... Qb6 {[% -327.27]} 54. Qa1 {[% -327.39]} 54. ... Be4 {[% -12.14]} 55. Rb5 {[% -12.89]} 55. ... Qc6 {[% -11.17]} 56. Qb2 {[% -11.87]} 56. ... Bxg2+ {[% -327.33]} 57. Kg1 {[% -327.33]} 57. ... Be4 {[% -327.35]} 58. a4 {[% -327.35]} 58. ... Qd6 {[% -327.43] White resigns}
( 58. ... Qd6 { 16:-327.43} 59. Qa1 f3 60. Qc1+ Rf4 61. Rb3 Qd4+ 62. Re3 f2+ 63. Kf1 g2+ 64. Ke2 f1=Q+ 65. Qxf1 gxf1=Q# )
0-1

MichaelBaron
17-03-2016, 09:57 AM
The event finished.
http://chess-results.com/tnr190183.aspx?lan=1&art=9&fed=AUS&flag=30&wi=821&snr=25
http://chess-results.com/tnr190183.aspx?lan=1&art=9&fed=AUS&flag=30&wi=821&snr=34

Adamski
17-03-2016, 11:24 AM
A pity Moulthun missed that chance v Mamedyarov. If he'd taken it, it would have been yet another top notch performance. 6.5 is still a decent result though it is at a PR slightly lower than his 2500 rating.

MichaelBaron
10-04-2016, 09:50 PM
Next is Dubai Open: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr215792.aspx?lan=1&zeilen=99999

Garrett
11-04-2016, 02:55 AM
Strong tournament, Moulthun is listed as 39th seed.

simdeaf
13-04-2016, 01:25 PM
So if Moulthun plays well enough, he could get his third and final GM norm at the Dubai Open? What's the required score for the norm?

Alana
13-04-2016, 03:51 PM
So if Moulthun plays well enough, he could get his third and final GM norm at the Dubai Open? What's the required score for the norm?

It is an Open, so depends on the number of GMs, performance rating, overseas opponents etc, not just the score.

pax
13-04-2016, 05:37 PM
It is an Open, so depends on the number of GMs, performance rating, overseas opponents etc, not just the score.

Based on the field though, titles and federations of opponents clearly won't be an issue if his performance is high enough. I would imagine the average rating of opponents won't either (he needs a minimum 2380 average opponent rating including uplift, while the field has a median rating of around 2318). The score ranges required are in the nine round table here: https://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=174&view=article

I'm going to guess that a score of around 6.5 is going to be needed.

Sir Cromulent Sparkles
21-04-2016, 04:58 AM
Final result for the Dubai tournament - 5.5/9

2475 performance.