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MichaelBaron
08-08-2016, 11:27 AM
http://chess-results.com/tnr221235.aspx?lan=11&zeilen=99999

Leonid Sandler
08-08-2016, 02:07 PM
http://chess-results.com/tnr221235.aspx?lan=11&zeilen=99999

Another Australian player in the field is Christopher Skulte from Adelaide( young man from Latvian background).

whatteaux
09-08-2016, 11:19 PM
http://chess-results.com/tnr221235.aspx?lan=11&zeilen=99999

Or, if your Russian is a bit Russty... http://chess-results.com/tnr221235.aspx

MichaelBaron
14-08-2016, 12:44 PM
Ly is on 6/8 with a performance rating over 2600. Unfortunately so far, he played one GM only

whatteaux
14-08-2016, 01:51 PM
And Anton is on 5.5/8 with a PR of 2436. Has also played just one GM (the same one Moulthun played). Both Anton and Moulthun are undefeated so far (1 round to go).

pax
16-08-2016, 11:29 AM
Excellent finish for Smirnov after a few shaky draws, and a very solid result for Ly. Looks like a good Olympiad warmup.

http://chess-results.com/tnr221235.aspx?lan=1&art=1&rd=9&fed=AUS&flag=30&wi=821

Garrett
16-08-2016, 12:35 PM
Yes a couple of decent efforts, well done Anton & Moulthun.

Adamski
16-08-2016, 03:01 PM
Indeed so. I also note that Hrant was first equal.

Vlad
16-08-2016, 04:19 PM
Excellent finish for Smirnov after a few shaky draws, and a very solid result for Ly. Looks like a good Olympiad warmup.

http://chess-results.com/tnr221235.aspx?lan=1&art=1&rd=9&fed=AUS&flag=30&wi=821

The last warm up before the Olympiad for Molton and Max is Abu Dhabi http://chess-results.com/tnr224908.aspx?lan=1,
while the last warm up for Anton is Budapest http://www.chess-results.com/tnr234350.aspx?lan=1.

pax
19-08-2016, 01:05 PM
The last warm up before the Olympiad for Molton and Max is Abu Dhabi http://chess-results.com/tnr224908.aspx?lan=1,
while the last warm up for Anton is Budapest http://www.chess-results.com/tnr234350.aspx?lan=1.

What's the norm score for Anton? Looks like about 6.5.

Vlad
21-08-2016, 05:03 PM
What's the norm score for Anton? Looks like about 6.5.

Yes, it is around 6.2. :)

Ian_Rogers
21-08-2016, 06:56 PM
Yes, it is around 6.2. :)

Now 5.2 needed for Anton's GM norm, after huge win over GM Gonda in first round, from close to lost position.

Kevin Bonham
21-08-2016, 07:59 PM
chess-results link for event Anton is playing in isn't working for me.

Ian_Rogers
21-08-2016, 08:48 PM
Try http://tournament.sarkanydse.hu/index.php/live-streaming-gm

Kevin Bonham
21-08-2016, 09:44 PM
Thanks Ian. Here's Smirnov - Gonda

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 0-0 9.d4 Bg4 10.Be3 Bh5 11.h3 exd4 12.cxd4 Na5 13.Bc2 Nc4 14.Bc1 d5 15.e5 Ne4 16.b3 Ncb6 17.Bb2 f5 18.a3 Rc8 19.Qd3 c5 20.dxc5 Nxc5 21.Qe3 Ne6 22.Bd1 Bc5 23.Nd4 Qh4 24.Bxh5 Nxd4 25.e6 Nc2 26.Bf7+ Kh8 27.Qd2 Nxe1 28.Qxe1 Be7 29.Nd2 Rc2 30.Be5 Rfc8 31.Nf3 Qe4 32.Qa5 Bc5 33.Rf1 Qe2 34.Bd4 Na8 35.Re1 Qd3 36.Bxc5 R2xc5 37.e7 1-0

Vlad
21-08-2016, 10:34 PM
The game is incorrectly recorded - 15... Ne4 rather than 15... Nd7... On move 20 this mistake is corrected.

Edit: Thanks Kevin, it is called the knight cycle.:)

Vlad
22-08-2016, 12:11 AM
In the second game Anton had an amazing resource 15... B:h2! and black is at least a pawn up or winning by force. Unfortunately, only computers can play like that...:) Instead he follows a game played by 2 IMs earlier this year.

Kevin Bonham
22-08-2016, 01:23 PM
2r2rk1/pb1nqppp/3bp3/1pP5/4N3/4PB2/PPQ2PPP/R1B2RK1 b - - 0 1

15...Bxh2!! It is incredible that works.

Anyway Anton won the game.

pax
23-08-2016, 12:06 PM
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr234582.aspx?lan=1&art=2&wi=821

Moulthun also off to a good start on 2/2.

whatteaux
23-08-2016, 07:14 PM
You mean Anton. We know what you meant.

He's on 2.5/3 now.

pax
24-08-2016, 09:30 AM
You mean Anton. We know what you meant.

He's on 2.5/3 now.

No, I meant Moulthun in the other one.

Desmond
24-08-2016, 04:55 PM
2r2rk1/pb1nqppp/3bp3/1pP5/4N3/4PB2/PPQ2PPP/R1B2RK1 b - - 0 1

15...Bxh2!! It is incredible that works.

Anyway Anton won the game.

What's the line?

MichaelBaron
24-08-2016, 05:50 PM
What's the line?

Rook joins the attack via c5 I think. Even after I got told that Bxh2 is the move and it works, took me a while to work it out (if I worked it out correctly that is :))

Desmond
24-08-2016, 09:31 PM
Rook joins the attack via c5 I think. Even after I got told that Bxh2 is the move and it works, took me a while to work it out (if I worked it out correctly that is :))

So what's the line?

Kevin Bonham
25-08-2016, 09:08 PM
So what's the line?

From what I can tell (with computer assistance)the strongest line seems to be 16.Kxh2 (forced) Ne5. The plan depending on white's reply is probably then ...Nxf3+ followed by ...f5 and ...Rxc5. In the line 16.Kxh2 Ne5 17.Rh1 Nxf3+ 18.gxf3 f5 19.Nd2 Rxc5 20.Qd1, 20...b4! (allowing for ...Ba6+ in some lines) is winning, but there are a lot of other lines some of which run very deep.

Looking at the position without the computer I had no idea even after Vlad said that it worked. I would never have guessed black has more than enough for a whole piece there.

Vlad
25-08-2016, 10:39 PM
Yeah, Kevin's explanation makes a lot of sense. I had trouble understanding b4 but now it is very clear.

Capablanca-Fan
26-08-2016, 05:49 AM
I would never have thought of ... Bxh2+ without a follow-up of ...Qh4+, which I couldn't get to work even after being prompted above about the winning move. Looks like a key is to leave the Q on e7 attacking Pc5.

MichaelBaron
26-08-2016, 11:47 AM
I would never have thought of ... Bxh2+ without a follow-up of ...Qh4+, which I couldn't get to work even after being prompted above about the winning move. Looks like a key is to leave the Q on e7 attacking Pc5.

I would have never thought of Bxh2 in the first place :)

Desmond
26-08-2016, 09:44 PM
From what I can tell (with computer assistance)the strongest line seems to be 16.Kxh2 (forced) Ne5. The plan depending on white's reply is probably then ...Nxf3+ followed by ...f5 and ...Rxc5. In the line 16.Kxh2 Ne5 17.Rh1 Nxf3+ 18.gxf3 f5 19.Nd2 Rxc5 20.Qd1, 20...b4! (allowing for ...Ba6+ in some lines) is winning, but there are a lot of other lines some of which run very deep.

Looking at the position without the computer I had no idea even after Vlad said that it worked. I would never have guessed black has more than enough for a whole piece there.

Thanks!

MichaelBaron
27-08-2016, 11:48 AM
After 6 rounds Ly has 2600+ performance rating and is playing a 2600+ GM in round 7. I guess it means if he draws - it will be enough for a 7 game GM norm!

Kevin Bonham
27-08-2016, 01:21 PM
After 6 rounds Ly has 2600+ performance rating and is playing a 2600+ GM in round 7. I guess it means if he draws - it will be enough for a 7 game GM norm!

7 and 8 game norms are only available in certain kinds of tournaments - eg Continental and World Team Championships, World Cup, Women's World Championships, or under certain circumstances where a player has achieved the norm requirement but then wins a game on forfeit. In most cases the minimum number of games for a norm is nine.

Adamski
29-08-2016, 12:09 AM
In Abu Dhabi both Moulton and Max have 4.5/7. Hrant M. has only 3.5 so they are doing ok.

Thebes
29-08-2016, 03:54 AM
Would someone be able to post his norm chances once his Rd.9 opponent is released? He's still performing over 2600 after drawing another 2600 opponent today. Max lost.

Qbert
29-08-2016, 05:50 AM
Would someone be able to post his norm chances once his Rd.9 opponent is released? He's still performing over 2600 after drawing another 2600 opponent today. Max lost.

Draw or win required

Kevin Bonham
29-08-2016, 12:58 PM
Moulthun is white against Zahar Efimenko (2661) for his final game. Efimenko is the sixth 2600+ he has played in this event - he was =4-1 against the other five, and beat three IMs including Rishi Sardana.

Leonid Sandler
29-08-2016, 05:41 PM
The round 9 games are underway and Moulthun is doing well after 1.5 hours of play.

http://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2016-23rd-abu-dhabi-masters/09-Ly_Moulthun-Efimenko_Zahar

Fingers crossed he will be able to clinch his last GM Norm!

MichaelBaron
29-08-2016, 06:22 PM
The round 9 games are underway and Moulthun is doing well after 1.5 hours of play.

http://www.chessbomb.com/arena/2016-23rd-abu-dhabi-masters/09-Ly_Moulthun-Efimenko_Zahar

Fingers crossed he will be able to clinch his last GM Norm!

After 25 moves, he is +0.5 up and up on the clock! Perfect time to offer a draw! :owned:

Thebes
29-08-2016, 07:09 PM
Congratulations to Moulthun!

Leonid Sandler
29-08-2016, 07:14 PM
Moulthun just became 7th Australian GM!!!! Congratulations!!!

ggardiner
29-08-2016, 07:17 PM
Fantastic effort Moulthun, everyone in Queensland will be so proud of you. 5.5/9, 2611 performance, with 6 opponents 2600+. You did it in style. Thanks to Ian Rogers for alerting me.

AzureBlue
29-08-2016, 07:25 PM
Congratulations Moulthun!! :) Best of luck for the olympiad.

Scott Crowley
29-08-2016, 09:35 PM
Congratulations Moulthun!! :) Best of luck for the olympiad.

Wonderful news and well deserved!! Congratulations Moulthun.

pax
29-08-2016, 09:53 PM
Outstanding!

Kevin Bonham
29-08-2016, 10:28 PM
Fantastic!

MichaelBaron
29-08-2016, 11:09 PM
Well done! And if required, he could have even played for win as he had an advantage throughout!

StokesyRedcliff
29-08-2016, 11:15 PM
An excited Brodie rang me tonight, Monday August 29, to tell me the great news about Moulthun gaining his third GM norm! What perfect timing too, with the Olympiad about to begin on Friday! Graeme Gardiner is spot on - every Queenslander, in fact every Australian chess player, is so proud of this magnificent performance by Moulthun and it could not have happened to a more deserving and polite human being! Congratulations Moulthun - a real gold medal performance!

Frank
30-08-2016, 01:05 AM
every Australian chess player, is so proud of this magnificent performance by Moulthun and it could not have happened to a more deserving and polite human being! Congratulations Moulthun - a real gold medal performance! Great chess player and great human being - our cup runneth over! Good on you Moulthun Ly.

Qbert
30-08-2016, 05:43 AM
Well done Moulthun - congratulations :clap::clap::clap:

Garrett
30-08-2016, 07:21 AM
Fantastic, congratulations Moulthun !

Adamski
30-08-2016, 08:37 AM
This is indeed great news for Australian chess. Another GM (elect). Congratulations, Moulthun!

Watto
30-08-2016, 10:58 AM
Wonderful news, congratulations Moulthun!

Perhaps this thread could be split and renamed so it's clear (to those who haven't been following closely) what tournament Moulthun gained his final norm in? http://www.chess-results.com/tnr224908.aspx?lan=1

Kevin Bonham
30-08-2016, 11:21 AM
Wonderful news, congratulations Moulthun!

Perhaps this thread could be split and renamed so it's clear (to those who haven't been following closely) what tournament Moulthun gained his final norm in? http://www.chess-results.com/tnr224908.aspx?lan=1

I've just renamed it - splitting is a bit messy because of a number of overlapping posts.

Thebes
30-08-2016, 01:59 PM
From 1 GM playing in the last Olympiad to 4! Surely will be 5 next time around.

pax
30-08-2016, 04:31 PM
From 1 GM playing in the last Olympiad to 4! Surely will be 5 next time around.

There could well be 6 or 7 to choose from!

MichaelBaron
30-08-2016, 06:23 PM
There could well be 6 or 7 to choose from!

Absolutely! Smirnov is on the verge of breaking the 2500 barrier and Tan has 2 GM norms!