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MichaelBaron
30-03-2018, 12:58 AM
Did not even realize - Doeberl got under way!

Absolutely zero publicity this year!

antichrist
30-03-2018, 04:02 AM
Did not even realize - Doeberl got under way!

Absolutely zero publicity this year!

Your MCC allegro publicity each week leaves the Doeberl PR for dead.

Adamski
30-03-2018, 09:00 AM
I will be following the Doeberl Cup again this year. A number of Rooty Hill players there, led by our IM Gary Lane.

https://www.doeberlcup.com.au/

Kevin Bonham
30-03-2018, 09:10 AM
Pengyu Chen defeated GM Kunte with black in round 2.

Trevor Tao is playing but had an upset loss to Sean Christian Goh, a Singapore junior, also in round 2.

Mu Ke is rated 2450 but untitled!

Kevin Bonham
30-03-2018, 09:16 AM
Live boards https://www.doeberlcup.com.au/broadcast.html - round 3 1 pm

Adamski
30-03-2018, 04:39 PM
Irine Sukandar, a frequent visitor to these shores, beat the top seed Ma Qun in round 3.

MIRKO
30-03-2018, 05:11 PM
Dusan is off to a flying start!!! wins over Junta and Anton.
Keep up the good work.

StokesyRedcliff
30-03-2018, 05:23 PM
Go Dusan! Go you good thing!

bundys_bro
30-03-2018, 06:27 PM
I see why you didn’t play Stokesy more upsets in the minor than in the Nrl this season. 5th seed highest winner... Nice to see the large QLD contingent doing well across the 3 tournaments

Desmond
30-03-2018, 06:34 PM
Live boards https://www.doeberlcup.com.au/broadcast.html - round 3 1 pm

Is the broadcast delayed? because R4 doesn't seem to have started yet (7pm scheduled).

Kevin Bonham
30-03-2018, 09:48 PM
Is the broadcast delayed? because R4 doesn't seem to have started yet (7pm scheduled).

Delay is supposed to be half hour, seems to be slightly more than that.

Adamski
30-03-2018, 11:26 PM
James Morris has 4/4 in the main event. He is one of 3 co-leaders with 2 GM's, Sengupta and blindfold expert Gareyev.

Adamski
31-03-2018, 07:43 PM
Gareyev leads by half a point from Morris and Bjelobrk. A round in progress now..

MichaelBaron
31-03-2018, 10:17 PM
Morris vs. Bjelobrk resulted in a miracle-style save by Igor...was totally lost.

Thai Ly
01-04-2018, 01:38 PM
Morris vs. Bjelobrk resulted in a miracle-style save by Igor...was totally lost.

Mind demonstrating where Igor was totally lost? James probably had winning edge at some points but a win was not clear cut in my opinion.

Notwithstanding that slight disappointment, James is playing excellently and showing himself to be the current in-form Australian player after his win over Junta Ikeda. He must have a serious case for Olympiad selection.

MichaelBaron
01-04-2018, 01:49 PM
Mind demonstrating where Igor was totally lost? James probably had winning edge at some points but a win was not clear cut in my opinion.

Notwithstanding that slight disappointment, James is playing excellently and showing himself to be the current in-form Australian player after his win over Junta Ikeda. He must have a serious case for Olympiad selection.

Starting with move 49 (+2.93) - and its not just computer analysis that makes winning easy for black on-wards.
64.Ra6+ (4.48)
and most importantly would James play 70.Re8 (+9.89) - it would lead to a simple book win king rook and pawn vs .king and rook with black king cut off. I am pretty sure that James saw a7 and new that resulting endgame is easy win for him. But I think he decided to finish game ''n style'' and played 72.f4 that is also winning but not so straight forward as more accurate moves need to be played.

72.Kg5??? was a horrible oversight by white..who probably forgot for a moment that black can give rook for a pawn and queen just in time. Before that - white was (18.06)

Re clear/not clear. of course its impossible to play best moves always. However, 70.Re8 for instance is an easy move to play for a player of James's caliber. At that point of the game I was at MCC (that allegro was about to commence) and we were following the game on chess24.com. T

MichaelBaron
01-04-2018, 01:56 PM
Right now, games relay appears to be down..but looks the highlight of the remaining games will be Smirnov-Johansen with Darryl defending K+R vs. K+R+N endgame

Desmond
01-04-2018, 03:37 PM
Right now, games relay appears to be down..but looks the highlight of the remaining games will be Smirnov-Johansen with Darryl defending K+R vs. K+R+N endgame

Round 8 broadcast is starting.

jammo
01-04-2018, 03:49 PM
How did Chapman lose in rd7? They haven’t got the full game on chess24 and he was winning comfortably.

MichaelBaron
01-04-2018, 04:44 PM
Round 8 broadcast is starting.

Broadcast was gone during the final hour of rd 7.

MichaelBaron
01-04-2018, 07:12 PM
in Rd.8 Final position shown is equal (according to computer) yet the result shown is 0-1.
Did Darryl actually resign in that position?
It does appear to be possible as at first sight (without checking the computer analysis) it looks like white is really struggling and black pieces dominate the board!

MIRKO
01-04-2018, 08:28 PM
James is in scintillating form,having a great Tournament, with the overseas challenger's making it such a tough tournament, go James!!!

Geelong Grizzle
02-04-2018, 12:30 AM
Still possible is the Top 3 finish: Mo Ma Mu.

Lekko
02-04-2018, 12:40 AM
in Rd.8 Final position shown is equal (according to computer) yet the result shown is 0-1.
Did Darryl actually resign in that position?
It does appear to be possible as at first sight (without checking the computer analysis) it looks like white is really struggling and black pieces dominate the board!

Darryl is down a rook in the final position and its -9 lol.

Garrett
02-04-2018, 03:19 AM
James is in scintillating form,having a great Tournament, with the overseas challenger's making it such a tough tournament, go James!!!

Yes go James !

I am not an expert on such matters but a GM norm for James not possible due to only playing two GM's ??

Great performance regardless.

cheers Garrett.

MichaelBaron
02-04-2018, 04:00 AM
Darryl is down a rook in the final position and its -9 lol.

may be relay was being funny again :). the final one I saw was after Rb8

Adamski
02-04-2018, 08:44 AM
Very impressive for James Morris to be first equal at this late stage.

Kevin Bonham
02-04-2018, 09:05 AM
Yes go James !

I am not an expert on such matters but a GM norm for James not possible due to only playing two GM's ??

Great performance regardless.

cheers Garrett.

Correct. Even had he played Ma Qun in the final round there would still not have been a norm available for any score as the average rating of his opponents is too low.

MichaelBaron
02-04-2018, 09:27 AM
On the positive note, as well is also doing well at MCC championship now, he is likely to be over 2500 on the next rating list.

Thai Ly
02-04-2018, 12:52 PM
Congrats to James for winning =1st with Timur Gareyev!

7.5/9 is a great score and the same as what he achieved in 2016 when he won the tournament outright. It's a shame that neither tournament win resulted in GM norms but hopefully he will get these soon to go with exceeding the 2500 live rating mark.

ElevatorEscapee
02-04-2018, 01:19 PM
An impressive effort - I am happy for him. :)

Adamski
02-04-2018, 04:26 PM
Yes, another terrific result for James. The GM title will come one day. Junta's 6.5 also notable plus a few Aussies including Rooty Hill's Gary Lane scoring 6/9.

Kaitlin
02-04-2018, 09:16 PM
We need more GMs to play in the Doeberl, I'll put the word out :)

Max Illingworth
02-04-2018, 09:49 PM
Congratulations to IM James Morris and GM Timur Gareyev for co-winning the 2018 Doeberl Cup! As someone who keenly followed the tournament online, I will probably write a more detailed article, but for now here are some highlights:


FM Brandon Clarke achieved his first International Master norm, drawing with GM Deep Sengupta in the last round from a position of strength. His live FIDE is now quite close to the necessary 2400 for the IM title.
IM Igor Bjelobrk was very efficient against his fellow IMs, scoring 4.5/5 against them! His patience in the key last-round win against overperforming IM Irene Kharisma Sukandar particularly impressed.
IM Trevor Tao had a great Day 3, defeating top seed GM Qun Ma convincingly and then coming close to beating GM Deep Sengupta (game was drawn in a R+B vs. R ending).
There was interest right across the tournament table, with players such as Yuto Otawa and FM Dusan Stojic performing far above their rating.
Shaun Curtis had a fantastic Doeberl Cup Blitz event, finishing in equal 3rd place!
The NSW juniors excelled in the Major Division, with Matthew Clarke dominating the event with 6.5/7 and Sterling Bayaca finishing in outright second on 6/7 - a score sufficient to win the Major most years.
Oliver Yang played a nice attacking game in the last round of the Minor, in a must-win game against Lachlan Lee - both players tied for first with 6/7.

Kevin Bonham
03-04-2018, 11:06 AM
Shaun Curtis had a fantastic Doeberl Cup Blitz event, finishing in equal 3rd place!

Rated 1343 (standard), his TPR was 2288.

Shaun94
03-04-2018, 01:24 PM
Rated 1343 (standard), his TPR was 2288.

If only it were real chess

Garrett
03-04-2018, 03:48 PM
Correct. Even had he played Ma Qun in the final round there would still not have been a norm available for any score as the average rating of his opponents is too low.

Thanks Kevin.

Congratulations James, great effort !

MichaelBaron
03-04-2018, 11:19 PM
Hopefully James will be able to make it to the Olympiad team now. Given that his rating will be over 2500, he should not be overlooked.

mirvu509
04-04-2018, 02:06 PM
Hopefully James will be able to make it to the Olympiad team now. Given that his rating will be over 2500, he should not be overlooked.

He deserved to be part of our team. His performance on two last very strong tournaments (Ballarat & Canberra) was fantastic!

Max Illingworth
04-04-2018, 04:26 PM
Indeed, James's recent form gives him a very good chance of representing the 2018 Australian team at the Batumi Olympiad. I have written a report on the Major Division of the 2018 Doeberl Cup on Chess.com. (https://www.chess.com/blog/Illingworth/a-major-success-at-the-2018-doeberl-cup)