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Kerry Stead
08-05-2016, 09:28 AM
Chess Victoria Presents The 2016 Victorian Championships

Format: Swiss System 9 rounds
Venue: Box Hill Chess Club (21A Electra Avenue, Ashwood)
Eligibility: Top 24 Victorian players based on the June 1/2016 Australian Chess Federation rating list.
Rate of play: All moves in 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move increment from move 1
Ratings: Event will be rated on ACF & FIDE rating lists
Forfeit time: 30 minutes after scheduled start time
Entry Fees: $75 full; $50 concession; GMs, IMs, WGMs & WIMs free;
Payments: Cash or cheque to the Chess Victoria treasurer Trevor Stanning 23 Chester Street Surrey Hills 3127
Entries & enquiries: by e-mail to the Tournament Director Leonid Sandler leonidsandlerchess@gmail.com
Entries for Championship close on June 10.
Prizes: 1st $1000, 2nd $500, 3rd $300, 4th $200.
Playoff: In case of two players sharing first place a play-off match for the State title will be arranged. The playoff will be over two games with Championship time control and in case of a tie two rapid games, if still tied two blitz games and if still tied an Armageddon game. In case of 3 or more players tying for first place a round -robin tournament for the title will be arranged.

Schedule:
Round 1 June 19
Round 2 June 26
Round 3 July 17
Round 4 July 24
Round 5 July 31
Round 6 August 7
Round 7 August 14
Round 8 August 21
Round 9 August 28
Starting time: 4:00 pm except July 17 & August 14, which will start at 6:30 pm

MichaelBaron
08-05-2016, 11:42 AM
Chess Victoria Presents The 2016 Victorian Championships

Format: Swiss System 9 rounds
Venue: Box Hill Chess Club (21A Electra Avenue, Ashwood)
Eligibility: Top 24 Victorian players based on the June 1/2016 Australian Chess Federation rating list.
Rate of play: All moves in 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move increment from move 1
Ratings: Event will be rated on ACF & FIDE rating lists
Forfeit time: 30 minutes after scheduled start time
Entry Fees: $75 full; $50 concession; GMs, IMs, WGMs & WIMs free;
Payments: Cash or cheque to the Chess Victoria treasurer Trevor Stanning 23 Chester Street Surrey Hills 3127
Entries & enquiries: by e-mail to the Tournament Director Leonid Sandler leonidsandlerchess@gmail.com
Entries for Championship close on June 10.
Prizes: 1st $1000, 2nd $500, 3rd $300, 4th $200.
Playoff: In case of two players sharing first place a play-off match for the State title will be arranged. The playoff will be over two games with Championship time control and in case of a tie two rapid games, if still tied two blitz games and if still tied an Armageddon game. In case of 3 or more players tying for first place a round -robin tournament for the title will be arranged.

Schedule:
Round 1 June 19
Round 2 June 26
Round 3 July 17
Round 4 July 24
Round 5 July 31
Round 6 August 7
Round 7 August 14
Round 8 August 21
Round 9 August 28
Starting time: 4:00 pm except July 17 & August 14, which will start at 6:30 pm

Interesting change of format towards a Swiss. As far as I can remember the very last Swiss was taking place over 20 years ago. Also, the games are scheduled on Sunday...and start 4 pm - perfect time for both morning sleepers and early birds as the games will start late enough for sleepers to sleep and finish early enough for juniors to go to bed early! Another positive that I can see - No chess clubs have their weekly events on Sundays so it won't clash with club events.

Watto
08-05-2016, 11:59 AM
Interesting change of format towards a Swiss. As far as I can remember the very last Swiss was taking place over 20 years ago. Also, the games are scheduled on Sunday...and start 4 pm - perfect time for both morning sleepers and early birds as the games will start late enough for sleepers to sleep and finish early enough for juniors to go to bed early! Another positive that I can see - No chess clubs have their weekly events on Sundays so it won't clash with club events.
Looks like a very civilised schedule. Also seems preferable to me to have one venue, same time each Sunday than several venues and lots of different times and days of the week.

UrBANE
09-05-2016, 03:22 PM
Looks like a very civilised schedule. Also seems preferable to me to have one venue, same time each Sunday than several venues and lots of different times and days of the week.

How will you know if you are in the top 24? Is that top 24 active players?

simdeaf
09-05-2016, 07:26 PM
How will you know if you are in the top 24? Is that top 24 active players?

Or the top 24 players that register for the Championships?

Kaitlin
09-05-2016, 07:58 PM
*Top 24 Victorian players based on the June 1/2016 Australian Chess Federation rating list....

....but, well I was thinking anywho, ...what if the Top 24 Victorian players are all GMs WGMs IMs or WIMs .... then no one will have to pay, or what if 23 were and one person wasn't.

How many of those does Victoria have.

Also, should the prize money be more just to cover expenses so could be like over more places, since really playing is to get your name on the trophy for perpetuity..

MichaelBaron
10-05-2016, 10:33 AM
How will you know if you are in the top 24? Is that top 24 active players?

I think the way it will work is (just like in the previous years where top 10-12 applicants were selected) that all the interested players can apply and top 24 of the applicants based on rating can be selected. If non-active players apply then their last published rating will be considered.

Watto
10-05-2016, 11:59 AM
I think the way it will work is (just like in the previous years where top 10-12 applicants were selected) that all the interested players can apply and top 24 of the applicants based on rating can be selected.
I don't know how it's going to be done but this seems a bit odd to me. I thought past championships had rating cutoffs. The method above suggests in theory that players with any rating could be eligible (if enough of the top players don't apply). My take on it was that it is the top 24 players in Victoria, and anyone below that has to play in the Reserves.

Might be a good idea for Kerry to clarify this and Sylvester's question too.

Kerry Stead
10-05-2016, 09:23 PM
Or the top 24 players that register for the Championships?

Yes, the field for the Swiss will have a maximum of 24 players.

Part of the reason for the change of format & timing was to allow some of the current crop of up-and-coming juniors an opportunity to compete in an elite tournament, rather than being unable to play in an event due to a schedule with many weeknight games or a rating that has yet to 'catch up' to their potential.

Davidflude
11-05-2016, 02:26 PM
For anybody who has not been to our new club rooms they are very good. We have superb car parking and are close to a railway station and there is a bus service from Box hill although buses are infrequent on Sundays.

Will there be a Reserves tournament?

Great work Chess Victoria.

Davidflude
11-05-2016, 02:41 PM
Hi all.

We will be holding our regular sunday Arvo Swiss most weeks. The two rounds with delayed starts follow our monthly Rookies Cup which starts at 12.30 PM and finishes about 5PM. Adults play in this tournament so Championship players could play in this tournament and have a break before the Championship.

simdeaf
11-05-2016, 05:02 PM
Yes, the field for the Swiss will have a maximum of 24 players.

Part of the reason for the change of format & timing was to allow some of the current crop of up-and-coming juniors an opportunity to compete in an elite tournament, rather than being unable to play in an event due to a schedule with many weeknight games or a rating that has yet to 'catch up' to their potential.

So how do I know if I am in the elect 24 or not? I'm certainly outside the top 24, but would love to put my hand up to play against the best in Victoria if other (better) players are not. Email the organiser of one's interest, and then pay once confirmed?

Kerry Stead
11-05-2016, 08:51 PM
So how do I know if I am in the elect 24 or not? I'm certainly outside the top 24, but would love to put my hand up to play against the best in Victoria if other (better) players are not. Email the organiser of one's interest, and then pay once confirmed?

Entries & enquiries: by e-mail to the Tournament Director Leonid Sandler leonidsandlerchess@gmail.com
Entries for Championship close on June 10.

Email Leonid before the close of entries. Final field will be announced shortly after entries close.

Leonid Sandler
02-06-2016, 11:41 PM
Victorian Champion International Master James Morris will defend his title.The deadline for entries is 8 days away.

rookie999
03-06-2016, 10:07 AM
Have many entered yet?

Adamski
03-06-2016, 01:13 PM
Looks like a very civilised schedule. Also seems preferable to me to have one venue, same time each Sunday than several venues and lots of different times and days of the week.

This is why the NSWCA Under 2100 grade matches are all played at Cabra-Vale Diggers Club on Sunday afternoons at 2 PM (as they were last year).

NGUYEN HOAI NAM
04-06-2016, 01:41 AM
Can I play this event ?

Leonid Sandler
04-06-2016, 04:59 PM
Can I play this event ?

Please email me your official entry.

The deadline for entries close June 10

Leonid Sandler
05-06-2016, 12:47 PM
Many times NSW Champion FIDE Master Greg Canfell will compete in his first Victorian Championship.

ER
05-06-2016, 10:55 PM
Many times NSW Champion FIDE Master Greg Canfell will compete in his first Victorian Championship.

I fully agree Leonid.

FM Gregory Canfell's constant participation in all serious tournaments in Victoria improves the quality of the events!
His entering the 2016 Victorian Championship will certainly add to the prestige of the flagship tournament in our State!

Leonid Sandler
08-06-2016, 06:02 PM
The Australian Champion International Master Bobby Cheng will participate.At the moment 4 IM's and 4 FM's have confirmed their participation.

The deadline for entries close June 10

kibitzer
08-06-2016, 07:54 PM
The Australian Champion International Master Bobby Cheng will participate.At the moment 4 IM's and 4 FM's have confirmed their participation.

The deadline for entries close June 10


Is there a full list of entrants please Leonid?

Leonid Sandler
08-06-2016, 09:20 PM
Is there a full list of entrants please Leonid?

The full list will be published after June 10.

Leonid Sandler
10-06-2016, 07:33 PM
12-times Victorian Champion International Grandmaster Darryl Johansen is the latest entrant to the 2016 Victorian Championship.

The deadline for entries close June 10

Leonid Sandler
12-06-2016, 01:56 PM
The list of entrants for the 2016 Victorian Championship

1.Kanan Izzat IM 2544
2.James Morris IM 2512
3.Bobby Cheng IM 2490
4.Darryl Johansen GM 2403
5.Chris Wallis FM 2399
6.Greg Canfell FM 2360
7.Mirko Rujevic IM 2293
8.Laurence Matheson 2289
9.Eddy Levi FM 2231
10.Nguyen Hoai Nam 2186
11.John Nemeth 2164
12.Malcolm Pyke 2095
13.Simon Schmidt 2089
14.Kris Chan 2072
15.Vishal Bhat 2064
16.David Beaumont 2055
17.David Hacche FM 2020
18.Luis Chan 2011
19.Doug Hamilton FM 1959
20.Justin Penrose 1950
21.Omar Khaled 1939
22.Tony Davis CM 1930
23.Marcus Raine 1850
24.Rad Chmiel 1774

The pairings for the round 1 will be published soon.

Altecman
12-06-2016, 05:17 PM
Strong field, good luck to the players and BHCC on hosting.

MichaelBaron
12-06-2016, 05:50 PM
I expect Izzat, Morris and Cheng to dominate...but lets see!

ER
12-06-2016, 06:11 PM
Kannan!

BTW where are Dom and Jack?

I was also expecting at least two ladies to enter.

Any chance for a poll?

ER
12-06-2016, 06:51 PM
Kannan!

BTW where are Dom and Jack?

I was also expecting at least two ladies to enter.

Any chance for a poll?

Oops sorry Dom,

I forgot we 'll be in Europe during most part of the final stages of the event! :)

Peter Tsai
14-06-2016, 05:19 PM
No Name Rtg Loc Result Name Rtg Loc

1 Nemeth, John 2094 2164 : Izzat, Kanan 2474 2544
2 Morris, James 2459 2512 : Schmidt, Simon 2076 2089
3 Beaumont, David 2057 2055 : Cheng, Bobby 2428 2490
4 Johansen, Darryl K 2386 2403 : Pyke, Malcolm L 2038 2095
5 Hacche, David J 2018 2020 : Wallis, Christopher 2357 2399
6 Canfell, Gregory J 2318 2360 : Chan, Luis 2017 2011
7 Hamilton, Douglas G 2012 1959 : Matheson, Laurence 2256 2289
8 Rujevic, Mirko 2236 2293 : Raine, Marcus 1957 1850
9 Penrose, Justin 1950 1950 : Levi, Eddy L 2164 2231
10 Chan, Kris 2143 2072 : Davis, Tony J 1949 1930
11 Khaled, Omar 1947 1939 : Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2137 2186
12 Bhat, Vishal 2113 2064 : Chmiel, Rad 1856 1774

Lighty
14-06-2016, 07:26 PM
Was wondering where these were. Is it possible to update the list of players to show FIDE rating order instead of ACF?

Leonid Sandler
19-06-2016, 06:16 PM
5 games from Round 1 of 2016 Victorian Championship can be seen on Box Hill chess club website http://www.boxhillchess.org.au/live/tfd_full.htm

rookie999
19-06-2016, 07:19 PM
5 games from Round 1 of 2016 Victorian Championship can be seen on Box Hill chess club website http://www.boxhillchess.org.au/live/tfd_full.htm

Can see four - Hacche - Wallis malfunction?

Peter Tsai
19-06-2016, 08:20 PM
No Name Rtg Loc Result Name Rtg Loc

1 Nemeth, John 2094 2164 P:P Izzat, Kanan 2474 2544
2 Morris, James 2459 2512 1:0 Schmidt, Simon 2076 2089
3 Beaumont, David 2057 2055 P:P Cheng, Bobby 2428 2490
4 Johansen, Darryl K 2386 2403 0:1 Pyke, Malcolm L 2038 2095
5 Hacche, David J 2018 2020 0:1 Wallis, Christopher 2357 2399
6 Canfell, Gregory J 2318 2360 1:0 Chan, Luis 2017 2011
7 Hamilton, Douglas G 2012 1959 0:1 Matheson, Laurence 2256 2289
8 Rujevic, Mirko 2236 2293 1:0 Raine, Marcus 1957 1850
9 Penrose, Justin 1950 1950 1:0 Levi, Eddy L 2164 2231
10 Chan, Kris 2143 2072 1:0 Davis, Tony J 1949 1930
11 Khaled, Omar 1947 1939 P:P Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2137 2186
12 Bhat, Vishal 2113 2064 1:0 Chmiel, Rad 1856 1774

jammo
19-06-2016, 08:52 PM
Can see four - Hacche - Wallis malfunction?

Hacche's games can almost always be described as a malfunction....

kibitzer
19-06-2016, 09:35 PM
Fans of the Scandinavian should look away now :)

[Event "Vic Champs"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2016.06.19"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Penrose, Justin"]
[Black "Levi , Eddy"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B01"]
[WhiteElo "1950"]
[BlackElo "2164"]
[PlyCount "39"]

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. Bd2 c6 7. h3 Bh5 8. g4
Bg6 9. Bc4 Nbd7 10. Qe2 e6 11. g5 Ng8 12. d5 cxd5 13. Nxd5 Qd8 14. Ne5 Nxe5 15.
Qxe5 Kd7 16. O-O-O exd5 17. Bf4 Kc8 18. Rxd5 Qe7 19. Rc5+ Kd8 20. Rd1+ 1-0

- Justin Penrose

Tony Dowden
19-06-2016, 09:44 PM
Fans of the Scandinavian should look away now ...

Genuinely gruesome :eek:

MichaelBaron
19-06-2016, 11:36 PM
Johansen-Pyke is surely the upset of the round. White outplayed his opponent and got an endgame that was either winning or close to winning. To Malcolm's credity, he kept on fighting and managed to hold on ... and then white suddenly self-destructed...

MichaelBaron
19-06-2016, 11:39 PM
Fans of the Scandinavian should look away now :)

[Event "Vic Champs"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2016.06.19"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Penrose, Justin"]
[Black "Levi , Eddy"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B01"]
[WhiteElo "1950"]
[BlackElo "2164"]
[PlyCount "39"]

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Qxd5 3. Nc3 Qa5 4. d4 Nf6 5. Nf3 Bg4 6. Bd2 c6 7. h3 Bh5 8. g4
Bg6 9. Bc4 Nbd7 10. Qe2 e6 11. g5 Ng8 12. d5 cxd5 13. Nxd5 Qd8 14. Ne5 Nxe5 15.
Qxe5 Kd7 16. O-O-O exd5 17. Bf4 Kc8 18. Rxd5 Qe7 19. Rc5+ Kd8 20. Rd1+ 1-0

- Justin Penrose
Nightmare! When I saw 15...Kd7 ...I was lost for words May be Bd6 giving up p on g7 and rook on h8 was forced.

UrBANE
20-06-2016, 07:31 AM
Johansen-Pyke is surely the upset of the round. White outplayed his opponent and got an endgame that was either winning or close to winning. To Malcolm's credity, he kept on fighting and managed to hold on ... and then white suddenly self-destructed...

Are the games publicly available?

squashaddict
20-06-2016, 10:04 AM
Fans of the Scandinavian should look away now :)



It doesn't help that black blundered on move 3! 3.Qd8 is far superior.

MichaelBaron
20-06-2016, 01:05 PM
Are the games publicly available?

Not sure but top 5 boards were shown via live transmission - including the game I've been discussing

Leonid Sandler
23-06-2016, 04:19 PM
Pairings for Round 2 of Vic Championship




1 Izzat, Kanan 2474 2544 : Rujevic, Mirko 2236 2293
2 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2137 2186 : Morris, James 2459 2512
3 Cheng, Bobby 2428 2490 : Chan, Kris 2143 2072
4 Wallis, Christopher 2357 2399 : Bhat, Vishal 2113 2064
5 Pyke, Malcolm L 2038 2095 : Canfell, Gregory J 2318 2360
6 Matheson, Laurence 2256 2289 : Penrose, Justin 1950 1950
7 Chan, Luis 2017 2011 : Johansen, Darryl K 2386 2403
8 Levi, Eddy L 2164 2231 : Hamilton, Douglas G 2012 1959
9 Raine, Marcus 1957 1850 : Nemeth, John 2094 2164
10 Schmidt, Simon 2076 2089 : Khaled, Omar 1947 1939
11 Davis, Tony J 1949 1930 : Beaumont, David 2057 2055
12 Chmiel, Rad 1856 1774 : Hacche, David J 2018 2020

Bereaved
27-06-2016, 12:42 AM
are the round 2 results available?
Take care and God Bless, Bereaved

squashaddict
27-06-2016, 12:50 AM
Kanan told me he won his game. Not sure about the others

ER
27-06-2016, 01:12 AM
I was watching some live games at Box Hill Chess Club's website earlier!

MichaelBaron
27-06-2016, 12:52 PM
I was watching some live games at Box Hill Chess Club's website earlier!

I was not able to follow them live yesterday due as was too busy with work but I've checked out the BH website right now - 5 games are there. Curiously, not all of these games appear to be from the top 5 boards.

lost
27-06-2016, 02:15 PM
No Name Rtg Loc Result Name Rtg Loc

1 Izzat, Kanan 2474 2544 1:0 Rujevic, Mirko 2236 2293
2 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2137 2186 P:P Morris, James 2459 2512
3 Cheng, Bobby 2428 2490 1:0 Chan, Kris 2143 2072
4 Wallis, Christopher 2357 2399 1:0 Bhat, Vishal 2113 2064
5 Pyke, Malcolm L 2038 2095 P:P Canfell, Gregory J 2318 2360
6 Matheson, Laurence 2256 2289 1:0 Penrose, Justin 1950 1950
7 Chan, Luis 2017 2011 .5:.5 Johansen, Darryl K 2386 2403
8 Levi, Eddy L 2164 2231 1:0 Hamilton, Douglas G 2012 1959
9 Raine, Marcus 1957 1850 1:0 Nemeth, John 2094 2164
10 Schmidt, Simon 2076 2089 .5:.5 Khaled, Omar 1947 1939
11 Davis, Tony J 1949 1930 .5:.5 Beaumont, David 2057 2055
12 Chmiel, Rad 1856 1774 0:1 Hacche, David J 2018 2020




lost

HAHAHAHA
07-07-2016, 09:49 PM
No Name Rtg Loc Result Name Rtg Loc

1 Nemeth, John 2094 2164 P:P Izzat, Kanan 2474 2544
2 Morris, James 2459 2512 1:0 Schmidt, Simon 2076 2089
3 Beaumont, David 2057 2055 P:P Cheng, Bobby 2428 2490
4 Johansen, Darryl K 2386 2403 0:1 Pyke, Malcolm L 2038 2095
5 Hacche, David J 2018 2020 0:1 Wallis, Christopher 2357 2399
6 Canfell, Gregory J 2318 2360 1:0 Chan, Luis 2017 2011
7 Hamilton, Douglas G 2012 1959 0:1 Matheson, Laurence 2256 2289
8 Rujevic, Mirko 2236 2293 1:0 Raine, Marcus 1957 1850
9 Penrose, Justin 1950 1950 1:0 Levi, Eddy L 2164 2231
10 Chan, Kris 2143 2072 1:0 Davis, Tony J 1949 1930
11 Khaled, Omar 1947 1939 P:P Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2137 2186
12 Bhat, Vishal 2113 2064 1:0 Chmiel, Rad 1856 1774

Postponed results
1 Nemeth, John 2094 2164 1/2:1/2 Izzat, Kanan 2474 2544
3 Beaumont, David 2057 2055 0:1 Cheng, Bobby 2428 2490
11 Khaled, Omar 1947 1939 0:1 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2137 2186

HAHAHAHA
07-07-2016, 09:54 PM
No Name Rtg Loc Result Name Rtg Loc

1 Izzat, Kanan 2474 2544 1:0 Rujevic, Mirko 2236 2293
2 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2137 2186 P:P Morris, James 2459 2512
3 Cheng, Bobby 2428 2490 1:0 Chan, Kris 2143 2072
4 Wallis, Christopher 2357 2399 1:0 Bhat, Vishal 2113 2064
5 Pyke, Malcolm L 2038 2095 P:P Canfell, Gregory J 2318 2360
6 Matheson, Laurence 2256 2289 1:0 Penrose, Justin 1950 1950
7 Chan, Luis 2017 2011 .5:.5 Johansen, Darryl K 2386 2403
8 Levi, Eddy L 2164 2231 1:0 Hamilton, Douglas G 2012 1959
9 Raine, Marcus 1957 1850 1:0 Nemeth, John 2094 2164
10 Schmidt, Simon 2076 2089 .5:.5 Khaled, Omar 1947 1939
11 Davis, Tony J 1949 1930 .5:.5 Beaumont, David 2057 2055
12 Chmiel, Rad 1856 1774 0:1 Hacche, David J 2018 2020




lost



2 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2137 2186 1/2:1/2 Morris, James 2459 2512
Bhat, Vishal 2113 2064 1/2:1/2 Chan, Luis 2017 2011

Assuming later is preponed game

Peter Tsai
11-07-2016, 06:18 PM
No Name Rtg Loc Total Result Name Rtg Loc Total

1 Izzat, Kanan 2474 2544 [.5] 1:0 Rujevic, Mirko 2236 2293 [1]
2 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2137 2186 [1] .5:.5 Morris, James 2459 2512 [1]
3 Cheng, Bobby 2428 2490 [1] 1:0 Chan, Kris 2143 2072 [1]
4 Wallis, Christopher 2357 2399 [1] 1:0 Bhat, Vishal 2113 2064 [1]
5 Pyke, Malcolm L 2038 2095 [1] P:P Canfell, Gregory J 2318 2360 [1]
6 Matheson, Laurence 2256 2289 [1] 1:0 Penrose, Justin 1950 1950 [1]
7 Chan, Luis 2017 2011 [0] .5:.5 Johansen, Darryl K 2386 2403 [0]
8 Levi, Eddy L 2164 2231 [0] 1:0 Hamilton, Douglas G 2012 1959 [0]
9 Raine, Marcus 1957 1850 [0] 1:0 Nemeth, John 2094 2164 [.5]
10 Schmidt, Simon 2076 2089 [0] .5:.5 Khaled, Omar 1947 1939 [0]
11 Davis, Tony J 1949 1930 [0] .5:.5 Beaumont, David 2057 2055 [0]
12 Chmiel, Rad 1856 1774 [0] 0:1 Hacche, David J 2018 2020 [0]

Peter Tsai
11-07-2016, 06:23 PM
No Name Rtg Loc Total Result Name Rtg Loc Total

1 Morris, James 2459 2512 [1.5] P:P Wallis, Christopher 2357 2399 [2]
2 Canfell, Gregory J 2318 2360 [1] : Cheng, Bobby 2428 2490 [2]
3 Izzat, Kanan 2474 2544 [1.5] : Matheson, Laurence 2256 2289 [2]
4 Rujevic, Mirko 2236 2293 [1] : Pyke, Malcolm L 2038 2095 [1]
5 Bhat, Vishal 2113 2064 [1] .5:.5 Levi, Eddy L 2164 2231 [1]
6 Chan, Kris 2143 2072 [1] 1:0 Raine, Marcus 1957 1850 [1]
7 Hacche, David J 2018 2020 [1] : Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2137 2186 [1.5]
8 Penrose, Justin 1950 1950 [1] : Johansen, Darryl K 2386 2403 [.5]
9 Nemeth, John 2094 2164 [.5] : Davis, Tony J 1949 1930 [.5]
10 Beaumont, David 2057 2055 [.5] 0:1 Schmidt, Simon 2076 2089 [.5]
11 Khaled, Omar 1947 1939 [.5] 0:1 Chan, Luis 2017 2011 [.5]
12 Hamilton, Douglas G 2012 1959 [0] : Chmiel, Rad 1856 1774 [0]

Some games were played in advance due to players not being able to play on Sunday
Note that Round 3 games are to be played on Sunday 17 July at 6.30 pm at the Box Hill Chess Club

Peter Tsai
15-07-2016, 11:44 PM
Result of Round 2 postponed game:


No Name Rtg Loc Total Result Name Rtg Loc Total

5 Pyke, Malcolm L 2038 2095 [1] .5:.5 Canfell, Gregory J 2318 2360 [1]

jammo
18-07-2016, 06:25 PM
Why does Nguyen give Hacche a draw when he has an easily winning position? Rd 3 game on Box Hill website.

lost
18-07-2016, 08:36 PM
No Name Rtg Loc Total Result Name Rtg Loc Total

1 Morris, James (2) 2459 2512 [1.5] P:P Wallis, Christopher (5) 2357 2399 [2]
2 Canfell, Gregory J (6) 2318 2360 [1] 0:1 Cheng, Bobby (3) 2428 2490 [2]
3 Izzat, Kanan (1) 2474 2544 [1.5] 1:0 Matheson, Laurence (7) 2256 2289 [2]
4 Rujevic, Mirko (8) 2236 2293 [1] 1:0 Pyke, Malcolm L (16) 2038 2095 [1]
5 Bhat, Vishal (12) 2113 2064 [1] .5:.5 Levi, Eddy L (9) 2164 2231 [1]
6 Chan, Kris (10) 2143 2072 [1] 1:0 Raine, Marcus (20) 1957 1850 [1]
7 Hacche, David J (17) 2018 2020 [1] 0:1 Nguyen, Hoai Nam (11) 2137 2186 [1.5]
8 Penrose, Justin (21) 1950 1950 [1] .5:.5 Johansen, Darryl K (4) 2386 2403 [.5]
9 Nemeth, John (13) 2094 2164 [.5] 1:0 Davis, Tony J (22) 1949 1930 [.5]
10 Beaumont, David (15) 2057 2055 [.5] 0:1 Schmidt, Simon (14) 2076 2089 [.5]
11 Khaled, Omar (23) 1947 1939 [.5] 0:1 Chan, Luis (18) 2017 2011 [.5]
12 Hamilton, Douglas G (19) 2012 1959 [0] 1:0 Chmiel, Rad (24) 1856 1774 [0]





Board 7 result was a win for black. Players likely to misplace kings on the DGT board.

lost

Peter Tsai
19-07-2016, 09:39 PM
No Name Rtg Loc Total Result Name Rtg Loc Total

1 Cheng, Bobby 2428 2490 [3] : Wallis, Christopher 2357 2399 [2.5]
2 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2137 2186 [2.5] : Izzat, Kanan 2474 2544 [2.5]
3 Rujevic, Mirko 2236 2293 [2] : Morris, James 2459 2512 [2]
4 Matheson, Laurence 2256 2289 [2] : Chan, Kris 2143 2072 [2]
5 Schmidt, Simon 2076 2089 [1.5] : Canfell, Gregory J 2318 2360 [1.5]
6 Levi, Eddy L 2164 2231 [1.5] : Nemeth, John 2094 2164 [1.5]
7 Chan, Luis 2017 2011 [1.5] : Bhat, Vishal 2113 2064 [1.5]
8 Pyke, Malcolm L 2038 2095 [1.5] : Penrose, Justin 1950 1950 [1.5]
9 Johansen, Darryl K 2386 2403 [1] : Hamilton, Douglas G 2012 1959 [1]
10 Raine, Marcus 1957 1850 [1] : Hacche, David J 2018 2020 [1]
11 Davis, Tony J 1949 1930 [.5] : Khaled, Omar 1947 1939 [.5]
12 Chmiel, Rad 1856 1774 [0] : Beaumont, David 2057 2055 [.5]

Adamski
20-07-2016, 12:16 AM
Very strong field here!

MichaelBaron
20-07-2016, 11:27 AM
Very strong field here!
Grandmaster on 1 out of 3~!

Adamski
20-07-2016, 10:13 PM
Darryl is playing some sort of Swiss Gambit!

Narelle
23-07-2016, 09:45 PM
I have noticed watching this thread that there has been an awful lot of postponements. It makes following the results quite annoying. I hope there is a rule that all postponed games must have been completed by the start of the final round.

lost
24-07-2016, 08:06 PM
No Name Rtg Loc Total Result Name Rtg Loc Total

1 Cheng, Bobby 2428 2490 [3] P:P Wallis, Christopher 2357 2399 [2.5]
2 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2137 2186 [2.5] .5:.5 Izzat, Kanan 2474 2544 [2.5]
3 Rujevic, Mirko 2236 2293 [2] 0:1 Morris, James 2459 2512 [2]
4 Matheson, Laurence 2256 2289 [2] P:P Chan, Kris 2143 2072 [2]
5 Schmidt, Simon 2076 2089 [1.5] .5:.5 Canfell, Gregory J 2318 2360 [1.5]
6 Levi, Eddy L 2164 2231 [1.5] +:- Nemeth, John 2094 2164 [1.5]
7 Bhat, Vishal 2113 2064 [1.5] .5:.5 Chan, Luis 2017 2011 [1.5]
8 Pyke, Malcolm L 2038 2095 [1.5] 1:0 Penrose, Justin 1950 1950 [1.5]
9 Johansen, Darryl K 2386 2403 [1] 1:0 Hamilton, Douglas G 2012 1959 [1]
10 Raine, Marcus 1957 1850 [1] .5:.5 Hacche, David J 2018 2020 [1]
11 Davis, Tony J 1949 1930 [.5] 0:1 Khaled, Omar 1947 1939 [.5]
12 Chmiel, Rad 1856 1774 [0] 0:1 Beaumont, David 2057 2055 [.5]




lost

Peter Tsai
27-07-2016, 05:25 AM
No Name Rtg Loc Total Result Name Rtg Loc Total

1 Cheng, Bobby 2428 2490 [3] 1:0 Wallis, Christopher 2357 2399 [2.5]
2 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2137 2186 [2.5] .5:.5 Izzat, Kanan 2474 2544 [2.5]
3 Rujevic, Mirko 2236 2293 [2] 0:1 Morris, James 2459 2512 [2]
4 Matheson, Laurence 2256 2289 [2] P:P Chan, Kris 2143 2072 [2]
5 Schmidt, Simon 2076 2089 [1.5] .5:.5 Canfell, Gregory J 2318 2360 [1.5]
6 Levi, Eddy L 2164 2231 [1.5] +:- Nemeth, John 2094 2164 [1.5]
7 Bhat, Vishal 2113 2064 [1.5] .5:.5 Chan, Luis 2017 2011 [1.5]
8 Pyke, Malcolm L 2038 2095 [1.5] 1:0 Penrose, Justin 1950 1950 [1.5]
9 Johansen, Darryl K 2386 2403 [1] 1:0 Hamilton, Douglas G 2012 1959 [1]
10 Raine, Marcus 1957 1850 [1] .5:.5 Hacche, David J 2018 2020 [1]
11 Davis, Tony J 1949 1930 [.5] 0:1 Khaled, Omar 1947 1939 [.5]
12 Chmiel, Rad 1856 1774 [0] 0:1 Beaumont, David 2057 2055 [.5]

Peter Tsai
27-07-2016, 05:27 AM
No Name Rtg Loc Total Result Name Rtg Loc Total

1 Izzat, Kanan 2474 2544 [3] : Cheng, Bobby 2428 2490 [4]
2 Wallis, Christopher 2357 2399 [2.5] : Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2137 2186 [3]
3 Morris, James 2459 2512 [3] : Matheson, Laurence 2256 2289 [2.5]
4 Levi, Eddy L 2164 2231 [2.5] : Pyke, Malcolm L 2038 2095 [2.5]
5 Chan, Kris 2143 2072 [2.5] : Bhat, Vishal 2113 2064 [2]
6 Canfell, Gregory J 2318 2360 [2] : Johansen, Darryl K 2386 2403 [2]
7 Chan, Luis 2017 2011 [2] : Rujevic, Mirko 2236 2293 [2]
8 Penrose, Justin 1950 1950 [1.5] : Schmidt, Simon 2076 2089 [2]
9 Hacche, David J 2018 2020 [1.5] : Nemeth, John 2094 2164 [1.5]
10 Beaumont, David 2057 2055 [1.5] : Raine, Marcus 1957 1850 [1.5]
11 Khaled, Omar 1947 1939 [1.5] : Hamilton, Douglas G 2012 1959 [1]
12 Chmiel, Rad 1856 1774 [0] : Davis, Tony J 1949 1930 [.5]

rookie999
31-07-2016, 06:15 PM
Morris had a quick loss to Matheson? (No moves visible for that one btw.)

MichaelBaron
31-07-2016, 07:36 PM
Very interesting endgame between Wallis and Nam going on right now! Quite instructive to watch!

Peter Tsai
31-07-2016, 08:59 PM
No Name Rtg Loc Total Result Name Rtg Loc Total

1 Izzat, Kanan 2474 2544 [3] 0:1 Cheng, Bobby 2428 2490 [4]
2 Wallis, Christopher 2357 2399 [3] 0:1 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2137 2186 [3]
3 Morris, James 2459 2512 [2.5] -:+ Matheson, Laurence 2256 2289 [2.5]
4 Levi, Eddy L 2164 2231 [2.5] .5:.5 Pyke, Malcolm L 2038 2095 [2.5]
5 Chan, Kris 2143 2072 [2.5] 1:0 Bhat, Vishal 2113 2064 [2]
6 Canfell, Gregory J 2318 2360 [2] .5:.5 Johansen, Darryl K 2386 2403 [2]
7 Chan, Luis 2017 2011 [2] P:P Rujevic, Mirko 2236 2293 [2]
8 Penrose, Justin 1950 1950 [1.5] +:- Schmidt, Simon 2076 2089 [2]
9 Hacche, David J 2018 2020 [1.5] .5:.5 Nemeth, John 2094 2164 [1.5]
10 Beaumont, David 2057 2055 [1.5] .5:.5 Raine, Marcus 1957 1850 [1.5]
11 Khaled, Omar 1947 1939 [1.5] 0:1 Hamilton, Douglas G 2012 1959 [1]
12 Chmiel, Rad 1856 1774 [0] .5:.5 Davis, Tony J 1949 1930 [.5]

ER
31-07-2016, 10:16 PM
I have noticed watching this thread that there has been an awful lot of postponements. It makes following the results quite annoying. I hope there is a rule that all postponed games must have been completed by the start of the final round.

I couldn't agree more Narelle!

Additionally, there's a rather unusual number of games - three so far, decided on forfeits (*)

I wonder if there has been such a plethora of postponed and forfeited games during such a prestigious tournament in the past!

(*) Having said that I hope none of postponements and forfeits were due to health or other serious problems!

Adamski
01-08-2016, 08:04 AM
I haven't seen the result of one of the postponed games I saw part of on Wed night when I visited MCC. Morris-Wallis. I liked James' position. The other game on then was Levi - Pyke which I see was drawn. BTW thanks to those at MCC who made me welcome! In particular, thanks to Giles Lean for the tour of the facility.

Peter Tsai
02-08-2016, 08:47 PM
No Name Rtg Loc Total Result Name Rtg Loc Total

1 Cheng, Bobby 2428 2490 [5] : Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2137 2186 [4]
2 Wallis, Christopher 2357 2399 [3] : Matheson, Laurence 2256 2289 [3.5]
3 Levi, Eddy L 2164 2231 [3] : Chan, Kris 2143 2072 [3.5]
4 Pyke, Malcolm L 2038 2095 [3] : Izzat, Kanan 2474 2544 [3]
5 Johansen, Darryl K 2386 2403 [2.5] : Rujevic, Mirko 2236 2293 [2.5]
6 Penrose, Justin 1950 1950 [2.5] : Canfell, Gregory J 2318 2360 [2.5]
7 Chan, Luis 2017 2011 [2.5] : Hacche, David J 2018 2020 [2]
8 Raine, Marcus 1957 1850 [2] : Bhat, Vishal 2113 2064 [2]
9 Hamilton, Douglas G 2012 1959 [2] : Beaumont, David 2057 2055 [2]
10 Nemeth, John 2094 2164 [2] : Khaled, Omar 1947 1939 [1.5]
11 Davis, Tony J 1949 1930 [1] : Schmidt, Simon 2076 2089 [2]
12 Chmiel, Rad 1856 1774 [.5] 1:0 BYE

jammo
02-08-2016, 11:07 PM
No Name Rtg Loc Total Result Name Rtg Loc Total

1 Cheng, Bobby 2428 2490 [5] : Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2137 2186 [4]
2 Wallis, Christopher 2357 2399 [3] : Matheson, Laurence 2256 2289 [3.5]
3 Levi, Eddy L 2164 2231 [3] : Chan, Kris 2143 2072 [3.5]
4 Pyke, Malcolm L 2038 2095 [3] : Izzat, Kanan 2474 2544 [3]
5 Johansen, Darryl K 2386 2403 [2.5] : Rujevic, Mirko 2236 2293 [2.5]
6 Penrose, Justin 1950 1950 [2.5] : Canfell, Gregory J 2318 2360 [2.5]
7 Chan, Luis 2017 2011 [2.5] : Hacche, David J 2018 2020 [2]
8 Raine, Marcus 1957 1850 [2] : Bhat, Vishal 2113 2064 [2]
9 Hamilton, Douglas G 2012 1959 [2] : Beaumont, David 2057 2055 [2]
10 Nemeth, John 2094 2164 [2] : Khaled, Omar 1947 1939 [1.5]
11 Davis, Tony J 1949 1930 [1] : Schmidt, Simon 2076 2089 [2]
12 Chmiel, Rad 1856 1774 [.5] 1:0 BYE

Looks like James has pulled the plug....

Adamski
03-08-2016, 12:06 AM
I see Wallis stayed on 3 points so James must have won. But yes, jammo, it does appear that James has withdrawn.

MichaelBaron
07-08-2016, 04:21 PM
No live games today?

Leonid Sandler
07-08-2016, 04:50 PM
No live games today?

Live games can be viewed on http://www.boxhillchess.org.au/live/tfd_full.htm

Peter Tsai
07-08-2016, 07:59 PM
No Name Rtg Loc Total Result Name Rtg Loc Total

1 Cheng, Bobby 2428 2490 [5] 1:0 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2137 2186 [4]
2 Wallis, Christopher 2357 2399 [3] .5:.5 Matheson, Laurence 2256 2289 [3.5]
3 Levi, Eddy L 2164 2231 [3] P:P Chan, Kris 2143 2072 [3.5]
4 Pyke, Malcolm L 2038 2095 [3] 0:1 Izzat, Kanan 2474 2544 [3]
5 Johansen, Darryl K 2386 2403 [2.5] 1:0 Rujevic, Mirko 2236 2293 [2.5]
6 Penrose, Justin 1950 1950 [2.5] 0:1 Canfell, Gregory J 2318 2360 [2.5]
7 Chan, Luis 2017 2011 [2.5] 1:0 Hacche, David J 2018 2020 [2]
8 Raine, Marcus 1957 1850 [2] 1:0 Bhat, Vishal 2113 2064 [2]
9 Hamilton, Douglas G 2012 1959 [2] 1:0 Beaumont, David 2057 2055 [2]
10 Nemeth, John 2094 2164 [2] P:P Khaled, Omar 1947 1939 [1.5]
11 Davis, Tony J 1949 1930 [1] 1:0 Schmidt, Simon 2076 2089 [2]
12 Chmiel, Rad 1856 1774 [.5] 1:0 BYE

Peter Tsai
11-08-2016, 04:41 AM
Round 6 postponed game result
John Nemeth 0.5:0.5 Omar Khaled


No Name Rtg Loc Total Result Name Rtg Loc Total

1 Matheson, Laurence 2256 2289 [4] : Cheng, Bobby 2428 2490 [6]
2 Chan, Kris 2143 2072 [4] : Izzat, Kanan 2474 2544 [4]
3 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2137 2186 [4] : Chan, Luis 2017 2011 [3.5]
4 Johansen, Darryl K 2386 2403 [3.5] : Levi, Eddy L 2164 2231 [3.5]
5 Canfell, Gregory J 2318 2360 [3.5] : Wallis, Christopher 2357 2399 [3.5]
6 Hamilton, Douglas G 2012 1959 [3] : Pyke, Malcolm L 2038 2095 [3]
7 Raine, Marcus 1957 1850 [3] : Penrose, Justin 1950 1950 [2.5]
8 Rujevic, Mirko 2236 2293 [2.5] : Nemeth, John 2094 2164 [2.5]
9 Bhat, Vishal 2113 2064 [2] : Davis, Tony J 1949 1930 [2]
10 Beaumont, David 2057 2055 [2] : Hacche, David J 2018 2020 [2]
11 Schmidt, Simon 2076 2089 [2] : Chmiel, Rad 1856 1774 [1.5]
12 Khaled, Omar 1947 1939 [2] 1:0 BYE

Leonid Sandler
14-08-2016, 07:40 PM
Live games from R7 can be viewed http://www.boxhillchess.org.au/live/tfd_full.htm

MichaelBaron
14-08-2016, 11:04 PM
Surprised Nam and Chan agreed to a draw, I would play on as white for sure! Also in Johansen-Levi black appears to be doing well. Or well..may be my asessment of the positions is wrong.

Peter Tsai
15-08-2016, 08:26 AM
No Name Rtg Loc Total Result Name Rtg Loc Total

1 Matheson, Laurence 2256 2289 [4.5] .5:.5 Cheng, Bobby 2428 2490 [6]
2 Chan, Kris 2143 2072 [3.5] 0:1 Izzat, Kanan 2474 2544 [4]
3 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2137 2186 [4] .5:.5 Chan, Luis 2017 2011 [3]
4 Johansen, Darryl K 2386 2403 [3.5] .5:.5 Levi, Eddy L 2164 2231 [3.5]
5 Canfell, Gregory J 2318 2360 [3.5] .5:.5 Wallis, Christopher 2357 2399 [3.5]
6 Hamilton, Douglas G 2012 1959 [3] 1:0 Pyke, Malcolm L 2038 2095 [3]
7 Raine, Marcus 1957 1850 [3] 0:1 Penrose, Justin 1950 1950 [2.5]
8 Rujevic, Mirko 2236 2293 [3] 1:0 Nemeth, John 2094 2164 [2.5]
9 Bhat, Vishal 2113 2064 [2] 1:0 Davis, Tony J 1949 1930 [2]
10 Beaumont, David 2057 2055 [2] 0:1 Hacche, David J 2018 2020 [2]
11 Schmidt, Simon 2076 2089 [2] 1:0 Chmiel, Rad 1856 1774 [1.5]
12 Khaled, Omar 1947 1939 [2] 1:0 BYE

Adamski
15-08-2016, 12:33 PM
The evergreen Doug Hamilton is doing ok in a tough field.

Peter Tsai
16-08-2016, 08:36 PM
No Name Rtg Loc Total Result Name Rtg Loc Total

1 Cheng, Bobby 2428 2490 [6.5] : Rujevic, Mirko 2236 2293 [4]
2 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2137 2186 [4.5] : Matheson, Laurence 2256 2289 [5]
3 Izzat, Kanan 2474 2544 [5] : Hamilton, Douglas G 2012 1959 [4]
4 Wallis, Christopher 2357 2399 [4] : Johansen, Darryl K 2386 2403 [4]
5 Levi, Eddy L 2164 2231 [4] : Canfell, Gregory J 2318 2360 [4]
6 Chan, Luis 2017 2011 [3.5] : Chan, Kris 2143 2072 [3.5]
7 Penrose, Justin 1950 1950 [3.5] : Khaled, Omar 1947 1939 [3]
8 Hacche, David J 2018 2020 [3] : Bhat, Vishal 2113 2064 [3]
9 Pyke, Malcolm L 2038 2095 [3] : Schmidt, Simon 2076 2089 [3]
10 Chmiel, Rad 1856 1774 [1.5] : Raine, Marcus 1957 1850 [3]
11 Nemeth, John 2094 2164 [2.5] : Beaumont, David 2057 2055 [2]
12 Davis, Tony J 1949 1930 [2] 1:0 BYE

rookie999
21-08-2016, 07:12 PM
Izzat (versus Hamilton) appears to be deficient in the rook department to the tune of one...

jammo
21-08-2016, 09:13 PM
Izzat (versus Hamilton) appears to be deficient in the rook department to the tune of one...

Yes, great result for Doug. Bobby played a nice game also.

lost
21-08-2016, 09:30 PM
No Name Rtg Loc Total Result Name Rtg Loc Total

1 Cheng, Bobby 2428 2490 [6.5] 1:0 Rujevic, Mirko 2236 2293 [4]
2 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2137 2186 [4.5] 0:1 Matheson, Laurence 2256 2289 [5]
3 Izzat, Kanan 2474 2544 [5] 0:1 Hamilton, Douglas G 2012 1959 [4]
4 Wallis, Christopher 2357 2399 [4] .5:.5 Johansen, Darryl K 2386 2403 [4]
5 Levi, Eddy L 2164 2231 [3.5] 1:0 Canfell, Gregory J 2318 2360 [4]
6 Chan, Luis 2017 2011 [3.5] 0:1 Chan, Kris 2143 2072 [4]
7 Penrose, Justin 1950 1950 [3.5] P:P Khaled, Omar 1947 1939 [3]
8 Hacche, David J 2018 2020 [3] 1:0 Bhat, Vishal 2113 2064 [3]
9 Pyke, Malcolm L 2038 2095 [3] .5:.5 Schmidt, Simon 2076 2089 [3]
10 Chmiel, Rad 1856 1774 [1.5] 0:1 Raine, Marcus 1957 1850 [3]
11 Nemeth, John 2094 2164 [2.5] 1:0 Beaumont, David 2057 2055 [2]
12 Davis, Tony J 1949 1930 [2] 1:0 BYE




lost

MichaelBaron
22-08-2016, 09:51 AM
Several games that did not go according to rating with much older players prevailing! The main upset though is obviously Izzat-Hamilton!

Peter Tsai
25-08-2016, 03:51 AM
No Name Rtg Loc Total Result Name Rtg Loc Total

1 Hamilton, Douglas G 2012 1959 [5] : Cheng, Bobby 2428 2490 [7.5]
2 Matheson, Laurence 2256 2289 [6] : Levi, Eddy L 2164 2231 [4.5]
3 Johansen, Darryl K 2386 2403 [4.5] : Izzat, Kanan 2474 2544 [5]
4 Chan, Kris 2143 2072 [5] : Wallis, Christopher 2357 2399 [4.5]
5 Canfell, Gregory J 2318 2360 [4] : Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2137 2186 [4.5]
6 Rujevic, Mirko 2236 2293 [4] : Hacche, David J 2018 2020 [4]
7 Khaled, Omar 1947 1939 [4] : Raine, Marcus 1957 1850 [4]
8 Schmidt, Simon 2076 2089 [3.5] : Penrose, Justin 1950 1950 [3.5]
9 Bhat, Vishal 2113 2064 [3] : Nemeth, John 2094 2164 [3.5]
10 Davis, Tony J 1949 1930 [3] : Pyke, Malcolm L 2038 2095 [3.5]
11 Chan, Luis 2017 2011 [3.5] : Chmiel, Rad 1856 1774 [1.5]
12 Beaumont, David 2057 2055 [2] 1:0 BYE

Peter Tsai
27-08-2016, 02:07 PM
Round 8 game between Luis Chan and Kris Chan has been adjusted to 0-0 as the game was deemed as a fixed match between the players.

Round 8 Results

No Name Rtg Loc Total Result Name Rtg Loc Total

1 Cheng, Bobby 2428 2490 [6.5] 1:0 Rujevic, Mirko 2236 2293 [4]
2 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2137 2186 [4.5] 0:1 Matheson, Laurence 2256 2289 [5]
3 Izzat, Kanan 2474 2544 [5] 0:1 Hamilton, Douglas G 2012 1959 [4]
4 Wallis, Christopher 2357 2399 [4] .5:.5 Johansen, Darryl K 2386 2403 [4]
5 Levi, Eddy L 2164 2231 [3.5] 1:0 Canfell, Gregory J 2318 2360 [4]
6 Chan, Luis 2017 2011 [3.5] 0:0 Chan, Kris 2143 2072 [4]
7 Penrose, Justin 1950 1950 [3.5] 0:1 Khaled, Omar 1947 1939 [3]
8 Hacche, David J 2018 2020 [3] 1:0 Bhat, Vishal 2113 2064 [3]
9 Pyke, Malcolm L 2038 2095 [3] .5:.5 Schmidt, Simon 2076 2089 [3]
10 Chmiel, Rad 1856 1774 [1.5] 0:1 Raine, Marcus 1957 1850 [3]
11 Nemeth, John 2094 2164 [2.5] 1:0 Beaumont, David 2057 2055 [2]
12 Davis, Tony J 1949 1930 [2] 1:0 BYE

Round 9 Pairings

No Name Rtg Loc Total Result Name Rtg Loc Total

1 Hamilton, Douglas G 2012 1959 [5] : Cheng, Bobby 2428 2490 [7.5]
2 Matheson, Laurence 2256 2289 [6] : Levi, Eddy L 2164 2231 [4.5]
3 Johansen, Darryl K 2386 2403 [4.5] : Izzat, Kanan 2474 2544 [5]
4 Chan, Kris 2143 2072 [4] : Wallis, Christopher 2357 2399 [4.5]
5 Canfell, Gregory J 2318 2360 [4] : Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2137 2186 [4.5]
6 Rujevic, Mirko 2236 2293 [4] : Hacche, David J 2018 2020 [4]
7 Khaled, Omar 1947 1939 [4] : Raine, Marcus 1957 1850 [4]
8 Schmidt, Simon 2076 2089 [3.5] : Penrose, Justin 1950 1950 [3.5]
9 Bhat, Vishal 2113 2064 [3] : Nemeth, John 2094 2164 [3.5]
10 Davis, Tony J 1949 1930 [3] : Pyke, Malcolm L 2038 2095 [3.5]
11 Chan, Luis 2017 2011 [3.5] : Chmiel, Rad 1856 1774 [1.5]
12 Beaumont, David 2057 2055 [2] 1:0 BYE

Bill Gletsos
27-08-2016, 05:22 PM
Round 8 game between Luis Chan and Kris Chan has been adjusted to 0-0 as the game was deemed as a fixed match between the players.Hopefully this decision will dissuade others from contemplating doing the same thing in future.

ElevatorEscapee
27-08-2016, 06:45 PM
^^ I'm curious to know the reasoning and particular details behind the decision, but for the sake of both players would prefer if such were not spelled out in a public forum.

Kevin Bonham
27-08-2016, 06:50 PM
^^ I'm curious to know the reasoning and particular details behind the decision, but for the sake of both players would prefer if such were not spelled out in a public forum.

It's probably better spelled out than not spelled out because if it is not spelled out there might be speculation of something worse. David Hacche elsewhere posted that they played a carbon copy of a game from the early 20th century.

normanghaskell (Axiom)
27-08-2016, 06:54 PM
It's probably better spelled out than not spelled out because if it is not spelled out there might be speculation of something worse. David Hacche elsewhere posted that they played a carbon copy of a game from the early 20th century.

Not sure how much worse it can reasonably be than playing a carbon copy of a game from the early 20th century.

MichaelBaron
27-08-2016, 09:28 PM
It's probably better spelled out than not spelled out because if it is not spelled out there might be speculation of something worse. David Hacche elsewhere posted that they played a carbon copy of a game from the early 20th century.

LOL. So if 2 brothers want to make a draw without play, I am sure they can do so without copying some game from early 20th century. Pre-arranged draws happen all the time - it is just their bad luck that they could not find a better way than copy some old game.

normanghaskell (Axiom)
27-08-2016, 09:33 PM
LOL. So if 2 brothers want to make a draw without play, I am sure they can do so without copying some game from early 20th century. Pre-arranged draws happen all the time - it is just their bad luck that they could not find a better way than copy some old game.

Was it a draw or win to black?

Bereaved
27-08-2016, 10:01 PM
They reconstucted Rotlewi - Rubinstein, with a minor move transposition at the start. It was an unfortunate incident, and will hopefully help the very talented brothers to realise that they can succeed and excell without resorting to this measure.

Take care and God bless, Bereaved

Ian_Rogers
27-08-2016, 10:13 PM
Here's the 0-0 Vic Championship game:

Luis Chan vs Kris Chan

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.e3 c5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.dxc5 Bxc5 7.a3 a6 8.b4 Bd6 9.Bb2 O-O 10.Bd3 dxc4 11.Bxc4 b5 12.Bd3 Qe7 13.Qd2 Rd8 14.Qe2 Bb7 15.O-O Ne5 16.Nxe5 Bxe5 17.f4 Bc7 18.e4 Rac8 19.e5 Bb6+ 20.Kh1 Ng4 21.Be4 Qh4 22.g3 Rxc3 23.gxh4 Rd2 24.Qxd2 Bxe4+ 25.Qg2 Rh3 0-1

At least the two players have great taste in chess classics!

At the Junior Elite Training Squad (JETS) camp the kids attend a lengthy rules and ethics lecture each year. (A common reaction afterwards is "I didn't know you weren't supposed to do that!") The Chans didn't apply for JETS 2016 but they will be young enough to attend in 2017.

MichaelBaron
27-08-2016, 10:38 PM
They reconstucted Rotlewi - Rubinstein, with a minor move transposition at the start. It was an unfortunate incident, and will hopefully help the very talented brothers to realise that they can succeed and excell without resorting to this measure.

Take care and God bless, Bereaved

Unfortunately the reality is...the very talented brothers can not be stopped from doing it if they really want to fix the game between themselves - they can always enter random moves next time.
Also, I find it strange that they resorted to this measure, given that even a victory to one of them is not going to make such a signficant difference to the final cross-table. Who knows, may be they tossed a coin :). Also, full credit goes to whoever caught them - this person certainly knows classical games of chess~! I saw the Rubinstein game as a kid but would hardly recall it when playing through random Vic Championship games.

normanghaskell (Axiom)
27-08-2016, 10:44 PM
full credit goes to whoever caught them

I was thinking the same. Wonder what the back-story is on the discovery?

jammo
27-08-2016, 11:08 PM
Here's the 0-0 Vic Championship game:

Luis Chan vs Kris Chan

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 d5 4.e3 c5 5.Nf3 Nc6 6.dxc5 Bxc5 7.a3 a6 8.b4 Bd6 9.Bb2 O-O 10.Bd3 dxc4 11.Bxc4 b5 12.Bd3 Qe7 13.Qd2 Rd8 14.Qe2 Bb7 15.O-O Ne5 16.Nxe5 Bxe5 17.f4 Bc7 18.e4 Rac8 19.e5 Bb6+ 20.Kh1 Ng4 21.Be4 Qh4 22.g3 Rxc3 23.gxh4 Rd2 24.Qxd2 Bxe4+ 25.Qg2 Rh3 0-1

At least the two players have great taste in chess classics!

At the Junior Elite Training Squad (JETS) camp the kids attend a lengthy rules and ethics lecture each year. (A common reaction afterwards is "I didn't know you weren't supposed to do that!") The Chans didn't apply for JETS 2016 but they will be young enough to attend in 2017.

Isn't this often called the greatest chess game ever? If you wanted to cheat then choosing this game may indicate that you need to work on your cheating skills.....

Ian_Rogers
27-08-2016, 11:13 PM
Isn't this often called the greatest chess game ever? If you wanted to cheat then choosing this game may indicate that you need to work on your cheating skills.....

On the other hand, you have just played the greatest game ever, so even if you don't get any points for it...

Leonid Sandler
28-08-2016, 03:52 PM
The last round of the 2016 Victorian Championship will be transmitted live on http://www.boxhillchess.org.au/live/tfd_full.htm

Ian Rout
28-08-2016, 05:42 PM
Unfortunately the reality is...the very talented brothers can not be stopped from doing it if they really want to fix the game between themselves - they can always enter random moves next time.
Also, I find it strange that they resorted to this measure, given that even a victory to one of them is not going to make such a signficant difference to the final cross-table. Who knows, may be they tossed a coin :). Also, full credit goes to whoever caught them - this person certainly knows classical games of chess~! I saw the Rubinstein game as a kid but would hardly recall it when playing through random Vic Championship games.It's not illegal to repeat the moves of a previous game - every game is unoriginal to a certain point, sometimes to the end. Playing into a position with a known drawing line, which may be known from a famous game, is simply a signal that you would be happy with a draw, while retaining the position of playing for a win if the signal is declined; or maybe worrying the opponent about whether you have an improvement up your sleeve, or challenging them to deviate. In general it doesn't prove prearrangement which of course would be illegal.

On the other hand playing into a known losing line is probably suspicious.

jammo
28-08-2016, 06:41 PM
What a come-down for poor Kris Chan. One round he plays the greatest game of all time and the next round he loses to Chris Wallis in 23 moves.

Kevin Bonham
28-08-2016, 06:57 PM
Not sure how much worse it can reasonably be than playing a carbon copy of a game from the early 20th century.

I suspect, given what happened, that they were just doing it to be silly. Deliberate game-throwing to assist another player in the tournament, or for money, for instance, would be worse in my book.

Ian Rout
28-08-2016, 07:09 PM
I suspect, given what happened, that they were just doing it to be silly. Deliberate game-throwing to assist another player in the tournament, or for money, for instance, would be worse in my book.Probably the plan was to confess a while after the event to show how clever it was. But it was a bit too obvious, surely somebody in the room spotted it immediately? (Or was it "played" offsite?)

A more subtle approach would be to manufacture a game by having one side losing a tempo to play a classic combination with colours reversed.

MichaelBaron
28-08-2016, 07:14 PM
The last round of the 2016 Victorian Championship will be transmitted live on http://www.boxhillchess.org.au/live/tfd_full.htm

Hamilton is doing quite well so far against Cheng!

Kevin Bonham
28-08-2016, 07:46 PM
Hamilton is doing quite well so far against Cheng!

Cheng won and deserves bonus points for having all his pieces in a diagonal line in the final position.

jammo
28-08-2016, 07:56 PM
Congrats to Booby on a very impressive victory. It is a pity that a place could not be found for him in the Olympiad team.

Also a great effort by Laurence to finish second. Hopefully he may play some more.

Peter Tsai
28-08-2016, 11:46 PM
No Name Rtg Loc Total Result Name Rtg Loc Total

1 Hamilton, Douglas G 2012 1959 [5] 0:1 Cheng, Bobby 2428 2490 [7.5]
2 Matheson, Laurence 2256 2289 [6] 1:0 Levi, Eddy L 2164 2231 [4.5]
3 Johansen, Darryl K 2386 2403 [4.5] .5:.5 Izzat, Kanan 2474 2544 [5]
4 Chan, Kris 2143 2072 [4] 0:1 Wallis, Christopher 2357 2399 [4.5]
5 Canfell, Gregory J 2318 2360 [4] .5:.5 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2137 2186 [4.5]
6 Rujevic, Mirko 2236 2293 [4] .5:.5 Hacche, David J 2018 2020 [4]
7 Khaled, Omar 1947 1939 [4] 0:1 Raine, Marcus 1957 1850 [4]
8 Schmidt, Simon 2076 2089 [3.5] 0:1 Penrose, Justin 1950 1950 [3.5]
9 Bhat, Vishal 2113 2064 [3] .5:.5 Nemeth, John 2094 2164 [3.5]
10 Davis, Tony J 1949 1930 [3] 0:1 Pyke, Malcolm L 2038 2095 [3.5]
11 Chan, Luis 2017 2011 [3.5] 1:0 Chmiel, Rad 1856 1774 [1.5]
12 Beaumont, David 2057 2055 [2] 1:0 BYE

Cross Table

No Name Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

1 Cheng, Bobby 2428 2490 8.5 21:W 16:W 10:W 4:W 3:W 5:W 2:D 9:W 7:W
2 Matheson, Laurence 2256 2289 7 7:W 12:W 3:L 16:W 23:+ 4:D 1:D 5:W 11:W
3 Izzat, Kanan 2474 2544 5.5 18:D 9:W 2:W 5:D 1:L 13:W 16:W 7:L 6:D
4 Wallis, Christopher 2357 2399 5.5 14:W 19:W 23:W 1:L 5:L 2:D 10:D 6:D 16:W
5 Nguyen, Hoai Nam 2137 2186 5 17:W 23:D 14:W 3:D 4:W 1:L 15:D 2:L 10:D
6 Johansen, Darryl K 2386 2403 5 13:L 15:D 12:D 7:W 10:D 9:W 11:D 4:D 3:D
7 Hamilton, Douglas G 2012 1959 5 2:L 11:L 24:W 6:L 17:W 21:W 13:W 3:W 1:L
8 Raine, Marcus 1957 1850 5 9:L 18:W 16:L 14:D 21:D 19:W 12:L 24:W 17:W
9 Rujevic, Mirko 2236 2293 4.5 8:W 3:L 13:W 23:L 15:W 6:L 18:W 1:L 14:D
10 Canfell, Gregory J 2318 2360 4.5 15:W 13:D 1:L 20:D 6:D 12:W 4:D 11:L 5:D
11 Levi, Eddy L 2164 2231 4.5 12:L 7:W 19:D 18:+ 13:D 16:L 6:D 10:W 2:L
12 Penrose, Justin 1950 1950 4.5 11:W 2:L 6:D 13:L 20:+ 10:L 8:W 17:L 20:W
13 Pyke, Malcolm L 2038 2095 4.5 6:W 10:D 9:L 12:W 11:D 3:L 7:L 20:D 22:W
14 Hacche, David J 2018 2020 4.5 4:L 24:W 5:L 8:D 18:D 15:L 21:W 19:W 9:D
15 Chan, Luis 2017 2011 4.5 10:L 6:D 17:W 19:D 9:L 14:W 5:D 16:L 24:W
16 Chan, Kris 2143 2072 4 22:W 1:L 8:W 2:L 19:W 11:W 3:L 15:L 4:L
17 Khaled, Omar 1947 1939 4 5:L 20:D 15:L 22:W 7:L 18:D 0:W 12:W 8:L
18 Nemeth, John 2094 2164 4 3:D 8:L 22:W 11:- 14:D 17:D 9:L 21:W 19:D
19 Bhat, Vishal 2113 2064 3.5 24:W 4:L 11:D 15:D 16:L 8:L 22:W 14:L 18:D
20 Schmidt, Simon 2076 2089 3.5 23:L 17:D 21:W 10:D 12:- 22:L 24:W 13:D 12:L
21 Beaumont, David 2057 2055 3 1:L 22:D 20:L 24:W 8:D 7:L 14:L 18:L 0:W
22 Davis, Tony J 1949 1930 3 16:L 21:D 18:L 17:L 24:D 20:W 19:L 0:W 13:L
23 Morris, James 2459 2512 2.5 20:W 5:D 4:L 9:W 2:- 0: 0: 0: 0:
24 Chmiel, Rad 1856 1774 1.5 19:L 14:L 7:L 21:L 22:D 0:W 20:L 8:L 15:L

1st Bobby Cheng $1000
2nd Laurence Matheson $500
Eq 3rd Kanan Izzat & Chris Wallis $250 each

Adamski
28-08-2016, 11:46 PM
Well done, Bobby C. BTW is he still a Kiwi citizen as well as an Aussie one?

ER
29-08-2016, 12:18 AM
My warmest congratulations to Bobby for his convincing triumph - conceded only one draw to second placed Laurence - in the Victorian championship.

Of what I can recall and I stand to be corrected if I am wrong, only Michael Baron had predicted Bobby's victory among three other players he had tipped!

I had tipped for Kanan to win, well it didn't happen this time but the son of the land of fire will have many more chances to recover and top many more tournaments to come!

Watto
29-08-2016, 07:46 AM
Congratulations Bobby on a fantastic result.