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Bobby1943
25-05-2018, 12:45 AM
The annual NSW chess Championships commenced last Tuesday night at Norths club. The championship will be contested as a 10 player round robin with the following competitors:

1 Brandon Clarke G I 2387 2419
2 Yi Liu 2290 2383
3 Raymond Song 2249 2258
4 Jason Hu 2153 2233
5 Alistair Cameron 2103 2159
7 Vladimir Feldman 2097 2131
6 Angelito Camer 2014 2065
8 Clive Ng 2000 2064
9 Francisco Plaza-Quinteros 1987 2009
10 Nicholas Kordahi 1958 1857


The championship this year has lacked our Australian Olympiad team representatives Anton Smirnov and Max Illingworth, however we have been able to assemble a very strong field with;

Brandon Clarke
FM from England who has made a lasting impression on Australian chess in the past year winning almost every local Sydney tournament with a picket fence. Brandon's live rating is now over 2400 and he secured his first IM norm at Doeberl this year.

Yi Liu
FM Yi Liu tied for equal first in the Australian Open in 2017 and is former Australia Junior Champion. Yi has been travelling extensively around Europe picking two IM norms along the way.

Raymond Song
FM Raymond Song has made a welcome return to Australian chess after spending his adolescent years overseas. This former child prodigy has not lost his touch maintaining a high playing level

Jason Hu
FM Jason Hu has played chess at a constantly high level for many years and his persistence paid off at the last Oceania zonal where he obtained the FM title.

Alistair Cameron
Alistair is a newcomer to Sydney, however he is not a newcomer to chess. The South Australian is a former Australian Junior Champion

Vladimir Feldman
The only International Master in the field. Vladimir won the first ever Oceania zonal and his FIDE rating breached 2400 at the peak of his chess career.

Angelito Camer
This very talented player has claimed many master scalps.

Clive Ng
CM Clive Ng currently holds the prestigious Purdy Memorial Trophy.

Francisco Plaza-Quinteros
Francisco is a very strong rapid player reaching an ACF quick rating of over 2400 at the height of his powers.

Nicholas Kordahi
This stalwart has known to have beaten a few state champions in the past.

Bobby1943
25-05-2018, 12:49 AM
Round 1 Results



1 Camer, Angelito 2014 2065 [0] : Plaza-Quinteros, Francisco 1987 2009 [0]
2 Liu, Yi 2290 2383 [0] 1:0 Kordahi, Nicholas 1958 1857 [0]
3 Clarke, Brandon G I 2387 2419 [0] 1:0 Cameron, Alistair 2103 2159 [0]
4 Ng, Clive 2000 2064 [0] 1:0 Feldman, Vladimir 2097 2131 [0]
5 Song, Raymond 2249 2258 [0] 1:0 Hu, Jason 2153 2233 [0]

Frank
25-05-2018, 02:23 PM
The annual NSW chess Championships commenced last Tuesday night at Norths club.

I hail a new chess reporter in this land. I particularly enjoyed the thumbnail sketches of the protagonists. More power to him!

Max Illingworth
25-05-2018, 03:49 PM
Yi Liu
FM Yi Liu is current Australian Open champion and former Australia Junior Champion. Yi has been travelling extensively around Europe picking two IM norms along the way.



Yi tied for first place in the 2017 Australian Open (earning an IM norm), but in the case of a tie, the title is awarded to the player with the best tiebreak. http://auschess.org.au/acf/champions/australian-open-winners/

Frank
25-05-2018, 04:09 PM
Yi tied for first place in the 2017 Australian Open (earning an IM norm), but in the case of a tie, the title is awarded to the player with the best tiebreak. http://auschess.org.au/acf/champions/australian-open-winners/

Apologies to GM Max who holds both the Open title from January 2017 and the (closed) Australian Championship title from January 2018. His current dominance in active play does not appear to be reflected in the Board order of the Open team determined by this year's Olympiad selectors.

Bobby1943
25-05-2018, 04:21 PM
My sincere apologies Max. I have updated my initial post. I agree with Frank that it is truly a great achievement for Max Illingworth to hold both Australian closed and open titles simultaneously. Has this been done before?

Max Illingworth
25-05-2018, 06:54 PM
No worries Bobby1943. I had a similar misunderstanding many years ago regarding the title. Thanks for the kind words guys - it seems two other players have also held the Open and Closed Australian Champion titles concurrently. The last instance was Darryl Johansen in 1983 and 1984. Before that, there was Max Fuller in 1972/73 (in his case, he shared the 1972 Australian Championship title with Trevor Hay). The ACF website records for the Australian Open winners begin in the year 1971.

Bobby1943
25-05-2018, 10:23 PM
Round 2 Pairings


1 Plaza-Quinteros, Francisco 1987 2009 [0] : Hu, Jason 2153 2233 [0]
2 Feldman, Vladimir 2097 2131 [0] : Song, Raymond 2249 2258 [0]
3 Cameron, Alistair 2103 2159 [0] : Ng, Clive 2000 2064 [0]
4 Kordahi, Nicholas 1958 1857 [0] : Clarke, Brandon G I 2387 2419 [0]
5 Camer, Angelito 2014 2065 [0] : Liu, Yi 2290 2383 [0]


Round 3 Pairings


1 Liu, Yi 2290 2383 [0] : Plaza-Quinteros, Francisco 1987 2009 [0]
2 Clarke, Brandon G I 2387 2419 [0] : Camer, Angelito 2014 2065 [0]
3 Ng, Clive 2000 2064 [0] : Kordahi, Nicholas 1958 1857 [0]
4 Song, Raymond 2249 2258 [0] : Cameron, Alistair 2103 2159 [0]
5 Hu, Jason 2153 2233 [0] : Feldman, Vladimir 2097 2131 [0]

Round 4 Pairings


1 Plaza-Quinteros, Francisco 1987 2009 [0] : Feldman, Vladimir 2097 2131 [0]
2 Cameron, Alistair 2103 2159 [0] : Hu, Jason 2153 2233 [0]
3 Kordahi, Nicholas 1958 1857 [0] : Song, Raymond 2249 2258 [0]
4 Camer, Angelito 2014 2065 [0] : Ng, Clive 2000 2064 [0]
5 Liu, Yi 2290 2383 [0] : Clarke, Brandon G I 2387 2419 [0]

Round 5 Pairings


1 Clarke, Brandon G I 2387 2419 [0] : Plaza-Quinteros, Francisco 1987 2009 [0]
2 Ng, Clive 2000 2064 [0] : Liu, Yi 2290 2383 [0]
3 Song, Raymond 2249 2258 [0] : Camer, Angelito 2014 2065 [0]
4 Hu, Jason 2153 2233 [0] : Kordahi, Nicholas 1958 1857 [0]
5 Feldman, Vladimir 2097 2131 [0] : Cameron, Alistair 2103 2159 [0]

Round 6 Pairings


1 Plaza-Quinteros, Francisco 1987 2009 [0] : Cameron, Alistair 2103 2159 [0]
2 Kordahi, Nicholas 1958 1857 [0] : Feldman, Vladimir 2097 2131 [0]
3 Camer, Angelito 2014 2065 [0] : Hu, Jason 2153 2233 [0]
4 Liu, Yi 2290 2383 [0] : Song, Raymond 2249 2258 [0]
5 Clarke, Brandon G I 2387 2419 [0] : Ng, Clive 2000 2064 [0]

Round 7 Pairings


1 Ng, Clive 2000 2064 [0] : Plaza-Quinteros, Francisco 1987 2009 [0]
2 Song, Raymond 2249 2258 [0] : Clarke, Brandon G I 2387 2419 [0]
3 Cameron, Alistair 2103 2159 [0] : Liu, Yi 2290 2383 [0]
4 Feldman, Vladimir 2097 2131 [0] : Camer, Angelito 2014 2065 [0]
5 Cameron, Alistair 2103 2159 [0] : Kordahi, Nicholas 1958 1857 [0]

Round 8 Pairings


1 Plaza-Quinteros, Francisco 1987 2009 [0] : Kordahi, Nicholas 1958 1857 [0]
2 Camer, Angelito 2014 2065 [0] : Cameron, Alistair 2103 2159 [0]
3 Liu, Yi 2290 2383 [0] : Feldman, Vladimir 2097 2131 [0]
4 Clarke, Brandon G I 2387 2419 [0] : Hu, Jason 2153 2233 [0]
5 Ng, Clive 2000 2064 [0] : Song, Raymond 2249 2258 [0]

Round 9 Pairings


1 Song, Raymond 2249 2258 [0] : Plaza-Quinteros, Francisco 1987 2009 [0]
2 Hu, Jason 2153 2233 [0] : Ng, Clive 2000 2064 [0]
3 Feldman, Vladimir 2097 2131 [0] : Clarke, Brandon G I 2387 2419 [0]
4 Cameron, Alistair 2103 2159 [0] : Liu, Yi 2290 2383 [0]
5 Kordahi, Nicholas 1958 1857 [0] : Camer, Angelito 2014 2065 [0]

Bobby1943
25-05-2018, 10:53 PM
[Event "2018 NSW Championship"]
[Site "Norths"]
[Date "2018.05.22"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Clive Ng"]
[Black "Vladimir Feldman"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "B75"]


1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 g6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Bc4 d6 8. f3
Nd7 9. Qd2 Nb6 10. Be2 Ne5 11. b3 Bd7 12. a4 Rc8 13. a5 Na8 14. Nd5 Nc7 15. Bh6
O-O 16. Bxg7 Kxg7 17. O-O e6 18. Ne3 Ne8 19. f4 Nc6 20. Nb5 Qe7 21. Rfd1 d5 22.
exd5 exd5 23. Nxd5 Qc5+ 24. Kh1 Be6 25. c4 Rd8 26. Bf3 Bxd5 27. Bxd5 a6 28.
Qb2+ Kg8 29. Nd4 Nxa5 30. Ne6 1-0

Bobby1943
25-05-2018, 11:09 PM
[Event "NSW Championships"]
[Site "Sydney"]
[Date "2018.05.22"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Clarke, Brandon"]
[Black "Cameron, Alistair"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2387"]
[BlackElo "2103"]
[Annotator "BGIClarke"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d5 5. a3 Bxc3+ 6. Qxc3 Ne4 7. Qc2 c5 8.
dxc5 Nc6 9. e3 $11 (9. Nf3 $142 Qa5+ 10. Bd2 Qxc5 11. e3 Nxd2 12. Nxd2 dxc4 13.
Nxc4 Ne5 14. Qe4 Nxc4 15. Bxc4 Qc7 16. O-O Bd7 17. Rac1 Qb6 18. Bd3 Rd8 19. Qe5
O-O 20. Rc4 $11 {1-0 (37) Gustafsson,J (2626)-Sengupta,D (2583) Bangkok 2017})
9... Qa5+ 10. Bd2 Nxd2 11. Qxd2 dxc4 12. Qxa5 Nxa5 13. Rc1 b5 14. cxb6 Ba6 $6
$14 (14... Bb7 $142 $1 $11 15. bxa7 Ke7 16. Nf3 Rxa7 17. Nd2 Ba6 $11) 15. b4 $1
Nb3 16. b7 (16. Rxc4 $5 axb6 (16... Bxc4 $6 17. b7 $1 Rb8 18. Bxc4 Na5 19. Bb5+
Ke7 20. bxa5 Rxb7 21. a4 $14) 17. Rc3 Bxf1 18. Kxf1 Nd2+ 19. Ke2 Ne4 20. Rb3
$14) 16... Rb8 (16... Bxb7 17. Rxc4 $14) (16... Rd8 $2 17. Rxc4 $1 Bxc4 18.
Bxc4 Na1 (18... Nd2 $2 19. Bd3 $1 Nb3 20. Nf3 $18) 19. Ke2 Nc2 20. Nf3 $1 Nxa3
21. Bd3 Rb8 22. Rc1 $18) 17. Rc3 (17. Bxc4 $5 Bxb7 $1 (17... Nxc1 $2 18. Bxa6
Ke7 19. Kd2 Na2 20. Nf3 $18) 18. Bxb3 Bxg2 19. Ba4+ $1 (19. f3 $143 Bxh1 20.
Kf2 Ke7 21. Ne2 a5 22. Rxh1 axb4 23. a4 $14) 19... Ke7 20. Rc7+ Kd8 21. Rxf7
Bxh1 22. f3 $14) 17... Ke7 $2 (17... Bxb7 $142 18. f3 Ke7 19. Bxc4 Rbc8 20. Ne2
$14) 18. Bxc4 Bxc4 19. Rxc4 Rxb7 20. Rc3 Na5 (20... Na1 21. Nf3 a5 22. Nd4 axb4
23. Nc6+ Kf6 24. Nxb4 $18) 21. Ne2 $1 1-0

Bobby1943
25-05-2018, 11:26 PM
[Event "2018 NSW Championship"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2018.05.22"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Liu, Yi"]
[Black "Kordahi, Nicholas"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D70"]


1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. e4 Nb6 6. h3 Bg7 7. Nc3 O-O 8. Be2
Nc6 9. Be3 Na5 10. Qc2 a6 11. b3 f5 12. Rd1 fxe4 13. Qxe4 Bf5 14. Qh4 Bf6 15.
Ng5 Bxg5 16. Qxg5 Nd5 17. Nxd5 Qxd5 18. Rc1 Qd7 19. O-O Nc6 20. d5 Nd8 21. Qg3
Rc8 22. Bd4 Nf7 23. Bb2 Qd6 24. Qc3 Qf6 25. Qd2 Qd6 26. g4 Bd7 27. Rfd1 Rfe8
28. Bf1 e5 29. dxe6 Rxe6 30. Qc3 Qe5 31. Rxd7 1-0

Bobby1943
26-05-2018, 03:54 PM
[Event "2018 NSW Championship"]
[Site "Norths"]
[Date "2018.05.22"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Raymond Song"]
[Black "Jason Hu"]
[Result "1-0"]


1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nd7 5.Ng5 Ngf6 6.Bd3 e6 7.N1f3 Bd6 8.Qe2 h6 9.Ne4 Nxe4 10.Qxe4 Nf6 11.Qe2 b6 12.Bd2 Bb7 13.O-O-O Qc7 14.Kb1 O-O-O 15.c4 c5 16.Bc3 Bxf3 17.Qxf3 Qb7 18.Qe2 cxd4 19.Bxd4 Qc7 20.Bc3 Rhg8 21.c5 bxc5 22.Ba6+ Kb8 23.Bxf6 gxf6 24.Rd3 c4 25.Bxc4 Bc5 26.Rc1 Rxd3 27.Bxd3 Qd6 28.Be4 Rd8 29.Qb5+ Bb6 30.Qa6 Qd7 31.a4 f5 32.Bc6 Qd3+ 33.Qxd3 Rxd3 34.Rc2 Rd1+ 35.Ka2 Rf1 36.f3 Rf2 37.Rxf2 Bxf2 38.Be8 e5 39.Bxf7 a5 40.Kb3 Kc7 41.Kc4 Kd6 42.Bg6 Ke6 43.b4 axb4 44.Kxb4 Kf6 45.Bh7 Bg1 46.h3 Kg5 47.g4 e4 48.fxe4 fxe4 49.Bxe4 Kh4 50.Bg6 Kxh3 51.Bh5 Kg3 52.Kb5 Kf4 53.Kc6 Ke5 54.a5 Be3 55.a6 Ke6 56.Kb7 Kd7 57.a7 Bxa7 58.Kxa7 Kc7 59.Bg6 Kd6 60.Kb8 Ke6 61.Kc8 Kf6 62.Bh5 Ke7 63.Kc7 Ke6 64.Kd8 Kf6 65.Ke8 Kg7 66.Ke7 Kg8 67.Kf6 Kh7 68.Kf7 Kh8 69.Kg6 1-0

Frank
27-05-2018, 02:38 AM
The annual NSW chess Championships commenced last Tuesday night at Norths club. The championship will be contested as a 10 player round robin with the following competitors:

The pen-portrait is a form of chess reporting that has fallen into desuetude (as has the word desuetude). Edward Winter http://chesshistory.com/winter/extra/thoughts.html

Bobby1943
30-05-2018, 07:38 AM
Round 2 Results



1 Plaza-Quinteros, Francisco 1987 2009 [0] 0:1 Hu, Jason 2153 2233 [0]
2 Feldman, Vladimir 2097 2131 [0] 1:0 Song, Raymond 2249 2258 [1]
3 Cameron, Alistair 2103 2159 [0] 1:0 Ng, Clive 2000 2064 [1]
4 Kordahi, Nicholas 1958 1857 [0] 0:1 Clarke, Brandon G I 2387 2419 [1]
5 Camer, Angelito 2014 2065 [0] -:+ Liu, Yi 2290 2383 [1]

Bobby1943
01-06-2018, 03:08 AM
[Event "NSW Championship"]
[Site "Sydney"]
[Date "2018.05.29"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Vladimir Feldman"]
[Black "Raymond Song"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D02"]


1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nd2 e6 6. Ngf3 cxd4 7. exd4 Nh5 8.
Bg5 f6 9. Be3 Bd6 10. Ne5 g6 11. Nd3 O-O 12. g4 Ng7 13. Bg2 f5 14. gxf5 Nxf5
15. Qe2 a5 16. O-O-O a4 17. Kb1 Bd7 18. Nf3 Na5 19. Bc1 Rc8 20. h4 Qb6 21. h5
a3 22. hxg6 hxg6 23. Nfe5 axb2 24. Bxb2 Be8 25. Rh3 Be7 26. Rdh1 Bf6 27. Qg4 g5
28. Qxg5+ Bxg5 29. Rh8+ Kg7 30. R1h7+ Kf6 31. Rxf8+ 1-0

Bobby1943
01-06-2018, 03:13 AM
[Event "NSW Championship"]
[Site "Sydney"]
[Date "2018.05.29"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Francisco Plaza]
[Black "Jason Hu]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D11"]


1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 c6 3. Nbd2 Nf6 4. c4 Bf5 5. Qb3 Qc7 6. Ne5 e6 7. Ndf3 Ne4 8.
Nd2 a5 9. Nxe4 Bxe4 10. f3 Bb4+ 11. Kf2 f6 12. Nd3 Bxd3 13. Qxd3 Bd6 14. g3 O-O
15. Bh3 Re8 16. e3 Na6 17. a3 Rad8 18. Bd2 c5 19. cxd5 exd5 20. Rac1 c4 21. Qc2
b5 22. e4 Bf8 23. Rhe1 dxe4 24. Rxe4 Rxe4 25. Qxe4 Rxd4 26. Qe6+ Kh8 27. Be3
Nc5 28. Qe8 Nd3+ 29. Kg2 Rd8 30. Qxb5 Nxc1 31. Bxc1 0-1

Bobby1943
01-06-2018, 03:18 AM
[Event "NSW State Championship"]
[Site "North's league club"]
[Date "2018.05.29"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Alistair Cameron"]
[Black "Clive Ng"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2103"]
[BlackElo "2000"]
[ECO "E95"]


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 Nbd7 7. O-O e5 8. Re1
c6 9. h3 exd4 10. Nxd4 Re8 11. Nc2 Nc5 (11... Nxe4 12. Nxe4 Rxe4 13. Qxd6 Qe8 )
12. Bf3 a5 13. Bf4 Qb6 14. Qd2 Be6 15. b3 a4 (15... Rad8 16. Bxd6 Nfxe4 17. Nxe4
Nxe4 18. Rxe4 Bxa1 19. Nxa1 c5 ) 16. b4 Ncd7 17. Be2 d5 (17... Ne5 18. c5 dxc5
19. Bxe5 cxb4 ) 18. exd5 cxd5 19. c5 Qd8 20. Rad1 Bf5 21. Nd4 Ne4 22. Nxe4 Bxd4
23. Nd6 Bg7 24. Nxe8 Qxe8 25. Bf3 ( black resigned several moves later )1-0

Bobby1943
01-06-2018, 03:25 AM
[Event "NSW Championship"]
[Site "Sydney"]
[Date "2018.05.29"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Nicholas Kordahi"]
[Black "Brandon Clarke"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A03"]


1. f4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. b3 Bg7 4. Bb2 O-O 5. e3 d5 6. Be2 c5 7. O-O Nc6 8. Ne5
Qd6 9. Na3 a6 10. c4 d4 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. Bf3 Nd7 13. g3 e5 14. Qe1 Re8 15.
fxe5 Nxe5 16. e4 Bh3 17. Bg2 Bxg2 18. Kxg2 Nd3 19. Qb1 Nxb2 20. d3 f5 21. e5
Rxe5 22. Qxb2 Rae8 23. Rf2 f4 24. Raf1 fxg3 25. hxg3 Re3 0-1

Bobby1943
06-06-2018, 12:45 AM
Round 3 Results



1 Liu, Yi 2290 2383 [2] 1:0 Plaza-Quinteros, Francisco 1987 2009 [0]
2 Clarke, Brandon G I 2387 2419 [2] 1:0 Camer, Angelito 2014 2065 [0]
3 Ng, Clive 2000 2064 [1] 1:0 Kordahi, Nicholas 1958 1857 [0]
4 Song, Raymond 2249 2258 [1] 1:0 Cameron, Alistair 2103 2159 [1]
5 Hu, Jason 2153 2233 [1] 1:0 Feldman, Vladimir 2097 2131 [1]

Bobby1943
06-06-2018, 12:49 AM
Standings after round 3



Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score Berg. Wins

1-2 Clarke, Brandon G I OS 2387 2419 3 1.00 3
Liu, Yi QLD 2290 2383 3 0.00 2
3-5 Song, Raymond NSW 2249 2258 2 3.00 2
Hu, Jason NSW 2153 2233 2 1.00 2
Ng, Clive NSW 2000 2064 2 1.00 2
6-7 Cameron, Alistair SA 2103 2159 1 2.00 1
Feldman, Vladimir NSW 2097 2131 1 2.00 1
8-10 Camer, Angelito NSW 2014 2065 0 0.00 0
Plaza-Quinteros, Francisco NSW 1987 2009 0 0.00 0
Kordahi, Nicholas NSW 1958 1857 0 0.00 0

Bobby1943
13-06-2018, 04:53 PM
Round 4 Results



1 Plaza-Quinteros, Francisco 1987 2009 [0] 0:1 Feldman, Vladimir 2097 2131 [1]
2 Cameron, Alistair 2103 2159 [1] 1:0 Hu, Jason 2153 2233 [2]
3 Kordahi, Nicholas 1958 1857 [0] 0:1 Song, Raymond 2249 2258 [2]
4 Camer, Angelito 2014 2065 [0] .5:.5 Ng, Clive 2000 2064 [2]
5 Liu, Yi 2290 2383 [3] .5:.5 Clarke, Brandon G I 2387 2419 [3]

Bobby1943
13-06-2018, 04:57 PM
Standings after Round 4



Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score Berg. Wins

1-2 Clarke, Brandon G I OS 2387 2419 3.5 4.25 3
Liu, Yi QLD 2290 2383 3.5 1.75 2
3 Song, Raymond NSW 2249 2258 3 4.00 3
4 Ng, Clive NSW 2000 2064 2.5 2.25 2
5-7 Cameron, Alistair SA 2103 2159 2 4.50 2
Feldman, Vladimir NSW 2097 2131 2 3.00 2
Hu, Jason NSW 2153 2233 2 2.00 2
8 Camer, Angelito NSW 2014 2065 0.5 1.25 0
9-10 Plaza-Quinteros, Francisco NSW 1987 2009 0 0.00 0
Kordahi, Nicholas NSW 1958 1857 0 0.00 0

Bobby1943
13-06-2018, 05:08 PM
[Date "06/05/2018]

[White "Raymond Song"]

[Black "Alistair Cameron"]

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 b6 4.Bg2 Bb7 5.O-O Be7 6.Nc3 O-O 7.Re1 Ne4 8.Nxe4 Bxe4 9.d3 Bb7 10.e4 d5 11.exd5 exd5 12.Nd4 Bc5 13.Nf5 Qf6 14.d4 Bb4 15.Bd2 Qxf5 16.Bxb4 Rd8 17.cxd5 Na6 18.Re5 Qg6 19.Be4 Qxe4 20.Rxe4 Nxb4 21.a3 Nxd5 22.Qe2 a5 23.Re1 h6 24.h4 Rac8 25.Re5 Nf6 26.Qc4 Bd5 27.Qc3 Ba8 28.Rf5 Rd7 29.Rxf6 gxf6 30.d5 Rd6 31.Qc4 Kf8 32.Qf4 Bxd5 33.Qxh6+ Kg8 34.Qf4 Rcd8 35.h5 1.0

Bobby1943
13-06-2018, 05:23 PM
[Date "06/05/2018

[White "Raymond Song"]

[Black "Alistair Cameron"]



1.c4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.g3 b6 4.Bg2 Bb7 5.O-O Be7 6.Nc3 O-O 7.Re1 Ne4 8.Nxe4 Bxe4 9.d3 Bb7 10.e4 d5 11.exd5 exd5 12.Nd4 Bc5 13.Nf5 Qf6 14.d4 Bb4 15.Bd2 Qxf5 16.Bxb4 Rd8 17.cxd5 Na6 18.Re5 Qg6 19.Be4 Qxe4 20.Rxe4 Nxb4 21.a3 Nxd5 22.Qe2 a5 23.Re1 h6 24.h4 Rac8 25.Re5 Nf6 26.Qc4 Bd5 27.Qc3 Ba8 28.Rf5 Rd7 29.Rxf6 gxf6 30.d5 Rd6 31.Qc4 Kf8 32.Qf4 Bxd5 33.Qxh6+ Kg8 34.Qf4 Rcd8 35.h5

Bobby1943
13-06-2018, 05:35 PM
[Event "NSW State Championships"]
[Site "Sydney"]
[Date "2018.06.12"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Liu, Yi"]
[Black "Clarke, Brandon"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2290"]
[BlackElo "2387"]



1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Nf3 O-O 6. Be2 e5 7. O-O exd4 8. Nxd4
Re8 9. f3 c6 10. Kh1 Nbd7 11. Bg5 Qb6 12. Rb1 Nxe4 13. Nxe4 Qxd4 14. Qxd4 Bxd4
15. Rfd1 c5 16. Bf1 Re6 17. Bd8 Ne5 18. Bc7 Ng4 19. Rd2 f5 20. Ng5 Nf2+ 21.
Rxf2 Bxf2 22. Nxe6 Bxe6 23. Bxd6 g5 24. g3 Kf7 25. Kg2 Be3 26. Be5 Rd8 27. Bc3
f4 28. Be2 h5 29. b3 Bf5 30. Rd1 Rxd1 31. Bxd1 Bd3 32. Be5 Ke6 33. Bc7 Kf5 34.
a4 Bd4 35. Bb8 a6 36. Bd6 Be3 1/2-1/2

Bobby1943
17-06-2018, 11:20 PM
[Event "NSW State Championships 2018"]
[Site "North's league club"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Clive Ng"]
[Black "Nicolas kordahi"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2000"]
[BlackElo "1958"]
[ECO "B41"]


1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Bd3 Bc5 6. Nb3 Bb6 7. O-O Nc6 8.
Nc3 a6 9. Qe2 Qc7 10. Be3 Bxe3 11. Qxe3 b5 12. Rae1 d6 13. Qg3 O-O 14. f4 Nb4
15. e5 dxe5 16. fxe5 Nh5 17. Bxh7+ Kxh7 18. Qh4 g6 19. Qxb4 Bb7 20. Na5 Qb6+ 21.
Rf2 Rfd8 22. Nxb7 Qxb7 23. Qh4 Kg7 24. Ne4 Rd4 25. c3 Rd7 26. g4 Rh8 27. Nc5 Qa7
28. Nxd7 Qxd7 29. Ref1 Rf8 30. gxh5 1-0


[Event "NSW State champs"]
[Site "North's league Club"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Angelito Camer"]
[Black "Clive Ng"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2018"]
[BlackElo "2000"]
[ECO "E73"]


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Be2 O-O 6. Bg5 Na6 7. Qd2 e5 8. d5 Nc5
9. f3 a5 10. g4 a4 11. h4 c6 12. h5 cxd5 13. Nxd5 Be6 14. Nc3 Qb6 15. Rd1 Rfc8
16. hxg6 fxg6 17. Be3 Qa6 18. Nd5 Bxd5 19. cxd5 b5 20. Nh3 Qa5 21. Qxa5 Rxa5 22.
Bd2 Ra7 23. Ng5 Rb7 24. Bb4 h6 25. Ne6 Nfd7 26. Kf2 Re8 27. Ke3 Nxe6 28. dxe6
Rxe6 29. Bxd6 Nf8 30. Bb4 Re8 31. Rd5 Ne6 32. Rxb5 Rxb5 33. Bxb5 Rb8 34. Bc4
Rxb4 35. Bxe6+ Kf8 36. b3 Ke7 37. Bc4 axb3 38. axb3 Kf6 39. Ra1 Rb6 40. Ra7 g5
41. Ra6 Rxa6 42. Bxa6 Ke6 43. Kd3 Kd6 44. Kc4 Bf6 45. b4 Bd8 46. Kb5 Bc7 47. Bc8
Bd8 48. Bf5 Bc7 49. Ka6 Kc6 50. Be6 Bb6 51. Bd7+ Kc7 52. Kb5 Be3 53. Be8 Bf2 54.
Kc4 Kb6 55. Kd5 Bg3 56. Ke6 Bf4 57. Kf6 Kc7 58. Kg6 Kb6 59. Kxh6 Kc7 60. Kg6 Kb6
61. Kf6 Kc7 62. Ke6 Kb6 63. Kd6 Bg3 64. Ke6 Bf4 1/2-1/2

Adamski
18-06-2018, 02:05 PM
Great to have all these games posted, Bobby1943!

Bobby1943
20-06-2018, 11:23 PM
HALF-TIME

We have now passed the halfway mark of the 2018 NSW championship. These Championships have been steeped in local tradition for more than a century with the crowning of the inaugural Champion in 1901.

Every Tuesday night at 7.30pm,Chief Arbiter, Arthur Huynh rounds up the willing combatants for yet another gruelling cerebral battle on the chessboard.

After an hour of play, the players become immersed in their games with their heads fully bowed over their pieces where nothing else seems to matter. After a few more hours of play, the unfamiliar terrain on the chessboard has turned the battle into a ‘war of attrition’ where stamina and determination become key to the ultimate quest of obtaining that prized point.

Last night’s proceedings were no different. The stakes have become higher as the conclusion of every round brings us closer to determining our ultimate Champion. The battle lines have now been drawn and a thrilling finale is most definitely assured.

Brandon Clarke and Yi Liu lead the pack with Raymond Song in hot pursuit. Clarke and Liu have shown their dominance over the field so far with clinical and uncompromising play. Their head-to-head encounter last week resulted in a hard fought draw. This result has left the door ajar for Song who will have a chance to play both Clarke and Liu in the coming rounds.

International Master Vladimir Feldman has made the most of his chances so far with a fifth round win against Alistair Cameron. Feldman still remains an outside chance to capture his second State title.

Tournament debutant, Francisco Plaza has proved to be handful for the top seeds and his performance last night was no exception. His stiff resistance against top seed Brandon Clarke was valiant to say the least and he will most certainly finish the tournament strongly.

Clive Ng’s preparation in this tournament has been intense with him being incommunicado for days before his games. His efforts were rewarded with an International Master scalp earlier in the tournament. His fifth round opponent Yi Liu needed to rely on his trademark canny to get him ‘over the line’ against his wilful opponent.

With only four rounds remaining in this contest, the stage is set for a thrilling finale to crown our 2018 NSW Champion.


Round 5 Results



1 Clarke, Brandon G I 2387 2419 [3.5] 1:0 Plaza-Quinteros, Francisco 1987 2009 [0]
2 Ng, Clive 2000 2064 [2.5] 0:1 Liu, Yi 2290 2383 [3.5]
3 Song, Raymond 2249 2258 [3] +:- Camer, Angelito 2014 2065 [.5]
4 Hu, Jason 2153 2233 [2] .5:.5 Kordahi, Nicholas 1958 1857 [0]
5 Feldman, Vladimir 2097 2131 [2] 1:0 Cameron, Alistair 2103 2159 [2]

Bobby1943
20-06-2018, 11:27 PM
Standings after Round 5



Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score Berg. Wins

1-2 Clarke, Brandon G I OS 2387 2419 4.5 5.25 4
Liu, Yi QLD 2290 2383 4.5 5.25 3
3 Song, Raymond NSW 2249 2258 4 5.00 3
4 Feldman, Vladimir NSW 2097 2131 3 6.00 3
5-6 Ng, Clive NSW 2000 2064 2.5 3.75 2
Hu, Jason NSW 2153 2233 2.5 3.25 2
7 Cameron, Alistair SA 2103 2159 2 5.00 2
8-9 Camer, Angelito NSW 2014 2065 0.5 1.25 0
Kordahi, Nicholas NSW 1958 1857 0.5 1.25 0
10 Plaza-Quinteros, Francisco NSW 1987 2009 0 0.00 0

Bobby1943
20-06-2018, 11:33 PM
Standings after Round 5



Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score Berg. Wins

1-2 Clarke, Brandon G I OS 2387 2419 4.5 5.25 4
Liu, Yi QLD 2290 2383 4.5 5.25 3
3 Song, Raymond NSW 2249 2258 4 5.00 3
4 Feldman, Vladimir NSW 2097 2131 3 6.00 3
5-6 Ng, Clive NSW 2000 2064 2.5 3.75 2
Hu, Jason NSW 2153 2233 2.5 3.25 2
7 Cameron, Alistair SA 2103 2159 2 5.00 2
8-9 Camer, Angelito NSW 2014 2065 0.5 1.25 0
Kordahi, Nicholas NSW 1958 1857 0.5 1.25 0
10 Plaza-Quinteros, Francisco NSW 1987 2009 0 0.00 0

Bobby1943
20-06-2018, 11:40 PM
[Event "NSW State Championship"]
[Site "North's league club"]
[Date "2018.06.20"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Clive Ng"]
[Black "Yi liu"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2000"]
[BlackElo "2300"]
[ECO "C03"]


1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Be7 4. e5 c5 5. c3 Nc6 6. Qg4 Kf8 7. Ngf3 cxd4 8. cxd4
Nh6 9. Qh5 Nb4 10. Kd1 Qc7 11. Ne1 Nf5 12. Ndf3 Bd7 13. Bd2 Qb6 14. Bxb4 Bxb4
15. Nc2 Ba4 16. b3 Bc3 17. Rc1 Bb5 18. Ne3 Bxf1 19. Rxc3 Nxe3+ 20. fxe3 Bxg2 21.
Ng5 g6 22. Qh6+ Kg8 23. Rg1 Qa6 24. Nxe6 {??} (24. Nxf7 {!} 24... Kxf7 25. Rc7+
Ke8 26. Qg7 Qd3+ 27. Kc1 Qxe3+ 28. Kb2 Qf2+ 29. Rc2 (29. Ka3 Qf8+ ) 29... Qxd4+
30. Ka3 ) 24... Bf3+ 25. Kd2 Qxe6 26. Rgc1 Rf8 27. Rc7 Qa6 28. a4 Bg4 29. Kc3 b5
30. axb5 Qxb5 31. Kb2 a5 32. R1c5 Qb4 33. h4 a4 34. Rc3 axb3 35. Rxb3 Qa5 36.
Rc5 Qa6 37. Rcb5 Bd7 38. Rc5 Ra8 39. Kc3 Qa1+ 40. Kd2 Ra2+ 41. Rc2 Rxc2+ 42.
Kxc2 Bf5+ 43. Kd2 Qa2+ 44. Kc3 Qc2+ 45. Kb4 Bd3 46. h5 Bc4 0-1

Bobby1943
21-06-2018, 11:43 PM
[Event "NSW Championship"]
[Date "2018.06.19"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Vladimir Feldman"]
[Black "Alistair Cameron"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D02"]


1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 d5 3. e3 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. Nd2 e6 6. Ngf3 Bd6 7. Bg3 O-O 8. Bd3
Re8 9. Ne5 Bxe5 10. dxe5 Nd7 11. f4 c4 12. Bc2 Qb6 13. O-O Qxb2 14. Rc1 b5 15.
Nf3 f5 16. exf6 Nxf6 17. Bh4 Rf8 18. Ne5 Ne7 19. Bxf6 Rxf6 20. Qh5 g6 21. Qg5
Kg7 22. Ng4 Ng8 23. Nxf6 Nxf6 24. Qe5 Bd7 25. f5 gxf5 26. g4 Kf7 27. g5 Ng4 28.
Qd4 Rg8 29. Qxg4 Qxc3 30. Qd4 Rxg5+ 31. Kf2 Qa3 32. Rg1 Rg6 33. Qh8 Be8 34.
Qxh7+ Kf6 35. Qh8+ Ke7 36. Qh4+ Kd6 37. Qd8+ 1-0

Bobby1943
21-06-2018, 11:59 PM
[Event "NSW Championship"]
[Date "2018.06.19"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Hu, Jason"]
[Black "Kordahi, Nicholas"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "A28"]


1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. e3 Bb4 5. Nd5 e4 6. Nxb4 Nxb4 7. Nd4 c5 8.
Nf5 d5 9. Ng3 O-O 10. a3 Bg4 11. f3 exf3 12. gxf3 Bxf3 13. Qxf3 Nc2+ 14. Kd1
Nxa1 15. Rg1 Nb3 16. Nf5 g6 17. cxd5 Nxc1 18. Kxc1 Kh8 19. Nh6 Kg7 20. Nf5+ Kh8
21. Nh6 Kg7 22. Nf5+ 1/2-1/2

Bobby1943
23-06-2018, 10:25 PM
[Event "NSW State Championships"]
[Site "Sydney"]
[Date "2018.06.19"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Clarke, Brandon"]
[Black "Plaza, Francisco"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2387"]
[BlackElo "1980"]


1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Bb5 Nd4 5. Bc4 Nxf3+ 6. Qxf3 Bc5 7. d3 d6 8.
Bg5 c6 9. O-O b5 10. Bxb5 cxb5 11. Nd5 Rg8 12. a4 Be6 13. Bxf6 gxf6 14. Nxf6+
Ke7 15. Nxg8+ Qxg8 16. axb5 Rb8 17. b4 Bb6 18. Rfc1 Rc8 19. c4 Qg4 20. Qxg4
Bxg4 21. Kf1 h5 22. Ra2 Bd7 23. Rca1 Rc7 24. Ra6 h4 25. Ke2 h3 26. gxh3 Kf6 27.
h4 Kg6 28. Kf3 Kh5 29. Rg1 Bc8 30. Raa1 f5 31. exf5 Rf7 32. Ke2 Bxf5 33. Rg3
Bg4+ 34. f3 Bf5 35. Rc1 Bd8 36. Rg8 Bc7 37. Rcg1 Kxh4 38. c5 dxc5 39. bxc5 Rd7
40. R1g7 Bxd3+ 41. Ke3 Rxg7 42. Rxg7 Bxb5 43. Rxc7 1-0

Bobby1943
27-06-2018, 01:40 AM
Round 6 Results



1 Plaza-Quinteros, Francisco 1987 2009 [0] : Cameron, Alistair 2103 2159 [2]
2 Kordahi, Nicholas 1958 1857 [.5] 0:1 Feldman, Vladimir 2097 2131 [3]
3 Camer, Angelito 2014 2065 [.5] : Hu, Jason 2153 2233 [2.5]
4 Liu, Yi 2290 2383 [4.5] 1:0 Song, Raymond 2249 2258 [4]
5 Clarke, Brandon G I 2387 2419 [4.5] 1:0 Ng, Clive 2000 2064 [2.5]

Bobby1943
27-06-2018, 01:42 AM
Standings after Round 6



Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score Berg. Wins

1-2 Liu, Yi QLD 2290 2383 5.5 9.75 4
Clarke, Brandon G I OS 2387 2419 5.5 8.25 5
3-4 Feldman, Vladimir NSW 2097 2131 4 6.50 4
Song, Raymond NSW 2249 2258 4 5.00 3
5-6 Ng, Clive NSW 2000 2064 2.5 4.75 2
Hu, Jason NSW 2153 2233 2.5 4.25 2
7 Cameron, Alistair SA 2103 2159 2 5.00 2
8-9 Camer, Angelito NSW 2014 2065 0.5 1.25 0
Kordahi, Nicholas NSW 1958 1857 0.5 1.25 0
10 Plaza-Quinteros, Francisco NSW 1987 2009 0 0.00 0

Bobby1943
27-06-2018, 01:55 AM
My heartbreaking loss. I got too cute with 20.Rc4 spoiling 19.Nb5!

[Event "NSW Championship"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2018.06.27"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Kordahi, Nicholas"]
[Black "Feldman, Vladimir"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B37"]


1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 g6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. c4 Bg7 6. Nc2 d6 7. Be2 Nf6 8. Nc3
O-O 9. O-O Be6 10. Bd2 Rc8 11. Ne3 a6 12. Ned5 Ne5 13. b3 Ned7 14. Rc1 Nc5 15.
f3 a5 16. Bg5 Bxd5 17. cxd5 Qb6 18. Be3 Qb4 19. Nb5 Nfxe4 20. Rc4 Qxb5 21. Rxc5
Qb6 22. fxe4 dxc5 23. Bc4 Qd6 24. Kh1 Be5 25. g3 f5 26. exf5 Rxf5 27. Rxf5 gxf5
28. Qh5 Rf8 29. Bh6 Rf7 30. a4 b6 31. Bd2 Qg6 32. Qf3 Bd6 33. Bc3 Qg4 34. Qe3
Qe4+ 35. Qxe4 fxe4 36. Kg2 Rf3 37. Bd2 Kf7 38. Bg5 Kg6 39. Bc1 Rc3 40. Bb2 Rc2+
0-1

Bobby1943
27-06-2018, 07:53 PM
Event "NSW State Championships"]
[White "Clarke, Brandon"]
[Black "Ng, Clive"]
[Site "Sydney"]
[Round "6"]
[Annotator ""]
[Result "1-0"]
[Date "2018.06.26"]
[WhiteElo "2387"]
[BlackElo "2000"]


1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Bd3 0-0 6. Nge2 Nfd7 7. Be3 c5 8. d5 Ne5 9. 0-0 e6 10. f4 Nxd3 11. Qxd3 exd5 12. Nxd5 Nc6 13. f5 Ne5 14. Qc2 Re8 15. Rad1 Bd7 16. f6 Bf8 17. Bg5 b5 18. Ne7+ Kh8 19. Rxd6 Nxc4 20. Rd5 Qc7 21. b3 Nb6 22. Rxc5 Qd6 23. Bf4 Qe6 24. Nd4 Qg4 25. Qf2 Rxe7 26. fxe7 Bxe7 27. h3 Qh4 28. Be5+ f6 29. Qxh4 g5 30. Rxf6 gxh4 31. Rf8# 1-0

Bobby1943
04-07-2018, 11:13 AM
Catch-up Night

Last night was a catch-up night. Only one game was played

Round 6

Francisco Plaza 0 - 1 Alistair Cameron

I will provide a full update next week

Bobby1943
11-07-2018, 10:13 AM
Round 7 Results



1 Ng, Clive 2000 2064 [2.5] 1:0 Plaza-Quinteros, Francisco 1987 2009 [0]
2 Song, Raymond 2249 2258 [4] 1:0 Clarke, Brandon G I 2387 2419 [5.5]
3 Hu, Jason 2153 2233 [3] : Liu, Yi 2290 2383 [5.5]
4 Feldman, Vladimir 2097 2131 [4] .5:.5 Camer, Angelito 2014 2065 [.5]
5 Cameron, Alistair 2103 2159 [3] 1:0 Kordahi, Nicholas 1958 1857 [.5]

Bobby1943
11-07-2018, 10:16 AM
Standings after round 7



1-2 Clarke, Brandon G I OS 2387 2419 5.5
Liu, Yi QLD 2290 2383 5.5
3 Song, Raymond NSW 2249 2258 5
4 Feldman, Vladimir NSW 2097 2131 4.5
5 Cameron, Alistair SA 2103 2159 4
6-7 Ng, Clive NSW 2000 2064 3.5
Hu, Jason NSW 2153 2233 3.5
8 Camer, Angelito NSW 2014 2065 1
9 Kordahi, Nicholas NSW 1958 1857 0.5
10 Plaza-Quinteros, Francisco NSW 1987 2009 0


NOTE: Yi Liu has one postponed game outstanding as of round 7 against Jason Hu

Bobby1943
11-07-2018, 08:54 PM
[Event "NSW Championship"]
[Site "Norths"]
[Date "2018.07.10"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Song, Raymond"]
[Black "Clarke, Brandon"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A38"]


1. Nf3 Nf6 2. g3 g6 3. Bg2 Bg7 4. O-O O-O 5. d4 d6 6. b3 c5 7. c4 cxd4 8. Nxd4
Nc6 9. Bb2 Bd7 10. Nc2 Qc8 11. Nc3 Bh3 12. Ne3 Bxg2 13. Kxg2 Rd8 14. Qd2 e6 15.
Rac1 d5 16. cxd5 exd5 17. Nb5 d4 18. Nc2 d3 19. Bxf6 Bxf6 20. Ne3 a6 21. Nc3
Qe6 22. exd3 Nb4 23. Qe2 Nxd3 24. Rc2 Nb4 25. Rcc1 Rac8 26. Na4 b5 27. Nc5 Qe7
28. a3 Rxc5 29. axb4 Rxc1 30. Rxc1 Bd4 31. Rd1 Qxb4 32. Qg4 Qc5 33. Qe4 Bf6 34.
Rxd8+ Bxd8 35. Qe8+ Qf8 36. Qc6 Qe7 37. Qxa6 Qe4+ 38. Kh3 Qe6+ 39. Qxe6 fxe6
40. Kg2 Kf7 41. Kf3 Ke7 42. Ke4 Kd6 43. Nc2 Bb6 44. f3 g5 45. g4 Bg1 46. h3 Bh2
47. Nd4 b4 48. Nc2 Kc5 49. Ne1 Bg3 50. Nd3+ Kb5 51. f4 gxf4 52. Nxf4 Kc6 53.
Nxe6 1-0

Bobby1943
11-07-2018, 09:00 PM
Song - Clarke with annotations
I cannot seem to get the PGN viewer to work with the annotations


[Event "NSW State Championship"]
[Site "North Sydney"]
[Date "2018.07.10"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Raymond Song"]
[Black "Brandon Clarke"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2290"]
[BlackElo "2411"]


1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.O-O O-O 5.d4 d6 6.b3 c5 7.c4 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Nc6 9.Bb2 Bd7 10.Nc2 Qc8 11.Nc3 Bh3 12.Ne3
[ 12.f3 += ]
12...Bxg2 13.Kxg2 Rd8 14.Qd2 e6 15.Rac1
( Bu, Xiangzhi -- Lou, Yiping 1-0 (71 moves)
All China Games 4th, 2010 15.Rab1 a6 16.a4 Ne7 17.Ba3 Rd7 18.Rfd1 Qc6+ 19.Kg1 Rad8 20.a5 Nf5 )
15...d5 16.cxd5 exd5 17.Nb5 d4 18.Nc2
( 18.Nxd4!? Ne4 19.Nxc6 Nxd2 20.Ne7+ Kf8
( 20...Kh8! 21.Rxc8 Raxc8 22.Rd1 ~ )
21.Rxc8 Raxc8 22.Nxc8 Nxf1 23.Ba3+! Ke8 24.Nd6+ Rxd6 25.Bxd6 += )
18...d3 19.Bxf6
( 19.Ncd4!? ~ )
19...Bxf6 20.Ne3 a6 21.Nc3 Qe6 22.exd3 Nb4 23.Qe2 Nxd3 24.Rc2 Nb4 25.Rcc1 Rac8 26.Na4 b5
( 26...Bd4 -/+ )
27.Nc5 Qe7 28.a3 Rxc5
( 28...Nd5 -/+ )
29.axb4 Rxc1 30.Rxc1 Bd4 31.Rd1
Draw Offered
31...Qxb4 32.Qg4 Qc5 33.Qe4 Bf6 34.Rxd8+ Bxd8 35.Qe8+ Qf8 36.Qc6 Qe7 37.Qxa6 Qe4+ 38.Kh3 Qe6+ 39.Qxe6 fxe6 40.Kg2 Kf7 41.Kf3 Ke7 42.Ke4 Kd6 43.Nc2 Bb6 44.f3 g5 45.g4 Bg1 46.h3 Bh2 47.Nd4 b4 48.Nc2 Kc5 49.Ne1 Bg3 50.Nd3+ Kb5 51.f4 gxf4 52.Nxf4 Kc6 53.Nxe6 1-0

Desmond
12-07-2018, 03:53 PM
Song - Clarke with annotations
I cannot seem to get the PGN viewer to work with the annotations


[Event "NSW State Championship"]
[Site "North Sydney"]
[Date "2018.07.10"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Raymond Song"]
[Black "Brandon Clarke"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2290"]
[BlackElo "2411"]

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 Bg7 4.O-O O-O 5.d4 d6 6.b3 c5 7.c4 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Nc6 9.Bb2 Bd7 10.Nc2 Qc8 11.Nc3 Bh3 12.Ne3 [12.f3 +=] 12...Bxg2 13.Kxg2 Rd8 14.Qd2 e6 15.Rac1 [15.Rab1 a6 16.a4 Ne7 17.Ba3 Rd7 18.Rfd1 Qc6+ 19.Kg1 Rad8 20.a5 Nf5 1-0 Bu, Xiangzhi -- Lou, Yiping All China Games 4th, 2010 71 moves] 15...d5 16.cxd5 exd5 17.Nb5 d4 18.Nc2 [18.Nxd4!? Ne4 19.Nxc6 Nxd2 20.Ne7+ Kf8 [20...Kh8! 21.Rxc8 Raxc8 22.Rd1] 21.Rxc8 Raxc8 22.Nxc8 Nxf1 23.Ba3+! Ke8 24.Nd6+ Rxd6 25.Bxd6 +=] 18...d3 19.Bxf6 [19.Ncd4!?] 19...Bxf6 20.Ne3 a6 21.Nc3 Qe6 22.exd3 Nb4 23.Qe2 Nxd3 24.Rc2 Nb4 25.Rcc1 Rac8 26.Na4 b5 [26...Bd4 -/+] 27.Nc5 Qe7 28.a3 Rxc5 [28...Nd5 -/+] 29.axb4 Rxc1 30.Rxc1 Bd4 31.Rd1 [Draw Offered] 31...Qxb4 32.Qg4 Qc5 33.Qe4 Bf6 34.Rxd8+ Bxd8 35.Qe8+ Qf8 36.Qc6 Qe7 37.Qxa6 Qe4+ 38.Kh3 Qe6+ 39.Qxe6 fxe6 40.Kg2 Kf7 41.Kf3 Ke7 42.Ke4 Kd6 43.Nc2 Bb6 44.f3 g5 45.g4 Bg1 46.h3 Bh2 47.Nd4 b4 48.Nc2 Kc5 49.Ne1 Bg3 50.Nd3+ Kb5 51.f4 gxf4 52.Nxf4 Kc6 53.Nxe6 1-0tinkered with some of the syntax.

Frank
12-07-2018, 04:21 PM
tinkered with some of the syntax.

Stuck at 28..Rxc5?

Desmond
12-07-2018, 04:30 PM
Stuck at 28..Rxc5?

Should be right now

Frank
12-07-2018, 07:18 PM
Should be right now

Thanks

Bobby1943
17-07-2018, 11:53 PM
Tonight's results..



1 Song, Raymond 2249 2258 [5] 1:0 Plaza-Quinteros, Francisco 1987 2009 [1]
2 Hu, Jason 2153 2233 [3.5] 0:1 Ng, Clive 2000 2064 [3.5]
3 Feldman, Vladimir 2097 2131 [4.5] .5:.5 Clarke, Brandon G I 2387 2419 [5.5]
4 Cameron, Alistair 2103 2159 [4] 0:1 Liu, Yi 2290 2383 [5.5]
5 Kordahi, Nicholas 1958 1857 [.5] .5:.5 Camer, Angelito 2014 2065 [1]

Bobby1943
17-07-2018, 11:59 PM
Standings after round 8



Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score Berg. Wins

1 Liu, Yi QLD 2290 2383 6.5 19.50 5
2-3 Clarke, Brandon G I OS 2387 2419 6 17.75 5
Song, Raymond NSW 2249 2258 6 15.50 5
4 Feldman, Vladimir NSW 2097 2131 5 15.75 4
5 Ng, Clive NSW 2000 2064 4.5 11.25 4
6 Cameron, Alistair SA 2103 2159 4 10.00 4
7 Hu, Jason NSW 2153 2233 3.5 6.50 2
8 Camer, Angelito NSW 2014 2065 1.5 5.25 0
9-10 Kordahi, Nicholas NSW 1958 1857 1 2.50 0
Plaza-Quinteros, Francisco NSW 1987 2009 1 0.00 0

NOTE: Yi Liu has a postponed game against Jason Hu. The game will be played tomorrow night.

Bobby1943
18-07-2018, 11:53 AM
[Event "NSW State Championships"]
[Site "North's League club"]
[Date "2018.07.18"]
[Round "8"]
[White "FM Jason Hu"]
[Black "CM Clive Ng"]
[Result "0-1"]
[WhiteElo "2153"]
[BlackElo "2000"]
[ECO "A48"]


1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. Bf4 Bg7 4. Nbd2 d5 5. e3 O-O 6. Bd3 b6 7. O-O c5 8. c3
Bb7 9. h3 Nc6 10. Qe2 Nd7 11. Rad1 e5 12. dxe5 Ndxe5 13. Ba6 Qc8 14. Bxb7 Qxb7
15. Nxe5 Nxe5 16. Nf3 Rfe8 17. Nxe5 Bxe5 18. Qf3 Rad8 19. Rd2 Bxf4 20. exf4 Rd7
21. Rfd1 Red8 22. f5 b5 23. b4 Qc6 24. bxc5 Qxc5 25. Rd4 Qa3 26. Qe3 Rc8 27.
R1d3 Re7 28. Qd2 Re5 29. Rh4 Qe7 30. Qh6 Re1+ 31. Kh2 Qe5+ 32. Rg3 Qg7 33. Qd2
Re5 34. Rf4 Rc4 35. f6 Qf8 36. Rxc4 bxc4 37. Qf4 Re4 38. Qc7 Re6 39. Qxa7 Rxf6
40. Qd4 Qd6 41. a4 Rf4 42. Qe3 h5 43. Kg1 Re4 44. Qd2 d4 45. a5 d3 46. Re3 Rxe3
47. fxe3 Qa3 48. a6 Qxa6 49. Qb2 Qd6 50. Qd2 Qf6 51. Qb2 Qe5 52. Qd2 Kg7 53. Kf2
h4 54. Kg1 Qe4 55. Qe1 g5 56. Qf2 f5 57. Kh2 Kg6 58. Kg1 Qb7 59. Qa2 Qc6 60. Qa7
Qd6 61. Qa8 d2 62. Qg8+ Kf6 63. Qh8+ Ke6 64. Qe8+ Kd5 65. Qa8+ Kc5 66. Qa5+ Kc6
67. Qa6+ Kd7 68. Qa4+ Kd8 69. Qd1 Qd3 70. Kf2 f4 71. exf4 gxf4 0-1

Bobby1943
18-07-2018, 11:56 AM
[Event "NSW State Championships"]
[Site "North Sydney Leagues club"]
[Date "2018.07.10"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Clive Ng"]
[Black "Francisco Plaza"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2000"]
[BlackElo "1987"]
[ECO "B40"]


1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. Nc3 a6 4. g3 b5 5. d4 cxd4 6. Nxd4 Bb7 7. Bg2 Nf6 8. O-O
d6 9. Re1 Qc7 10. a4 e5 11. Nf5 b4 12. Nd5 Nxd5 13. exd5 g6 14. Nd4 Bg7 15. a5
O-O 16. Nb3 Nd7 17. Ra4 Qc4 18. c3 Qc7 19. Rxb4 f5 20. Be3 Rf7 21. Qd2 Re8 22. f4 e4 23. Bf1 Nf6 24. c4 1-0

Bobby1943
19-07-2018, 12:24 AM
The result of the postponed game between Yi Liu and Jason Hu was a draw

Complete Standing after Round 8



Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score Berg. Wins

1 Liu, Yi QLD 2290 2383 7 21.50 5
2-3 Clarke, Brandon G I OS 2387 2419 6 18.00 5
Song, Raymond NSW 2249 2258 6 16.00 5
4 Feldman, Vladimir NSW 2097 2131 5 15.75 4
5 Ng, Clive NSW 2000 2064 4.5 11.75 4
6-7 Cameron, Alistair SA 2103 2159 4 10.50 4
Hu, Jason NSW 2153 2233 4 10.00 2
8 Camer, Angelito NSW 2014 2065 1.5 5.25 0
9-10 Kordahi, Nicholas NSW 1958 1857 1 2.75 0
Plaza-Quinteros, Francisco NSW 1987 2009 1 0.00 0


Crosstable after Round 8



No Name Feder Rtg Club 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

1 Liu, Yi QLD 2290 * D W W W D + W W
2 Clarke, Brandon G I OS 2387 England D * L D W W W W W
3 Song, Raymond NSW 2249 L W * L W W + W W
4 Feldman, Vladimir NSW 2097 D W * L W L D W W
5 Ng, Clive NSW 2000 L L W * L W D W W
6 Cameron, Alistair SA 2103 L L L L W * W W W
7 Hu, Jason NSW 2153 D L W L L * + D W
8 Camer, Angelito NSW 2014 - L - D D - * D -
9 Kordahi, Nicholas NSW 1958 L L L L L L D D *
10 Plaza-Quinteros, Francisco NSW 1987 L L L L L L L + *


Last round pairings ( to be played on Tuesday, 24 July 2018 )



1 Plaza-Quinteros, Francisco 1987 2009 : Kordahi, Nicholas 1958 1857
2 Camer, Angelito 2014 2065 : Cameron, Alistair 2103 2159
3 Liu, Yi 2290 2383 : Feldman, Vladimir 2097 2131
4 Clarke, Brandon G I 2387 2419 : Hu, Jason 2153 2233
5 Ng, Clive 2000 2064 : Song, Raymond 2249 2258

Bobby1943
25-07-2018, 01:53 AM
YI LIU WINS NSW CHAMPIONSHIP!!

The official State Title winner will be determined by the NSWCA based on residency eligibility of the participants.


I will post details of the official NSW Champion when it becomes known.


Final Round Results



1 Plaza-Quinteros, Francisco 1987 2009 .5:.5 Kordahi, Nicholas 1958 1857
2 Camer, Angelito 2014 2065 1:0 Cameron, Alistair 2103 2159
3 Liu, Yi 2290 2383 .5:.5 Feldman, Vladimir 2097 2131
4 Clarke, Brandon G I 2387 2419 1:0 Hu, Jason 2153 2233
5 Ng, Clive 2000 2064 0:1 Song, Raymond 2249 2258

Final Standings



Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score Berg. Wins

1 Liu, Yi QLD 2290 2383 7.5 26.75 5
2-3 Clarke, Brandon G I OS 2387 2419 7 24.50 6
Song, Raymond NSW 2249 2258 7 22.50 6
4 Feldman, Vladimir NSW 2097 2131 5.5 22.50 4
5 Ng, Clive NSW 2000 2064 4.5 13.75 4
6-7 Cameron, Alistair SA 2103 2159 4 11.50 4
Hu, Jason NSW 2153 2233 4 11.50 2
8 Camer, Angelito NSW 2014 2065 2.5 9.75 1
9-10 Kordahi, Nicholas NSW 1958 1857 1.5 4.00 0
Plaza-Quinteros, Francisco NSW 1987 2009 1.5 0.75 0


Final Crosstable



No Name Feder Rtg Club 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

1 Liu, Yi QLD 2290 * D W D W W D + W W
2 Clarke, Brandon G I OS 2387 England D * L D W W W W W W
3 Song, Raymond NSW 2249 L W * L W W W + W W
4 Feldman, Vladimir NSW 2097 D D W * L W L D W W
5 Ng, Clive NSW 2000 L L L W * L W D W W
6 Cameron, Alistair SA 2103 L L L L W * W L W W
7 Hu, Jason NSW 2153 D L L W L L * + D W
8 Camer, Angelito NSW 2014 - L - D D W - * D -
9 Kordahi, Nicholas NSW 1958 L L L L L L D D * D
10 Plaza-Quinteros, Francisco NSW 1987 L L L L L L L + D *

Bobby1943
25-07-2018, 08:45 PM
[Event "NSW State Championship"]
[Site "Norths"]
[Date "2018.07.24"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Clive Ng"]
[Black "Raymond Song"]
[Result '0-1]
[WhiteElo "2000"]
[BlackElo "2300"]
]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 g6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Be3 Nf6 6. Nc3 Bg7 7. Bc4 O-O 8.
Bb3 Re8 9. O-O d6 10. h3 Na5 11. Qd2 b6 12. Bh6 Bh8 13. Rfe1 Bb7 14. Rad1 Nxb3
15. axb3 a6 16. Nf5 Qd7 17. Ng3 Rad8 18. Be3 Qc6 $6 (18... Qc7 19. f3 b5 20.
Qf2 Rc8 $10) 19. Nd5 e6 20. Nb4 (20. Nxf6+ Bxf6 21. Bg5 $1 Bxb2 22. Nh5 $3 {is
crushing, with the point that} gxh5 $2 23. Bxd8 Rxd8 24. Qg5+ $18) 20... Qc7
21. f3 d5 (21... a5 $1 {is more precise} 22. Nd3 d5 23. Qf2 Nd7 24. exd5 exd5
25. c3 Rxe3 $1 26. Rxe3 d4 27. Ree1 dxc3 28. bxc3 Bxc3 29. Rf1 (29. Rc1 $2 Bxe1
) 29... Bg7 {with dynamic equality}) 22. Qf2 $1 (22. e5 $6 Nd7 23. f4 f6 24.
exf6 Bxf6 $15) 22... Qe7 23. c3 dxe4 24. Rxd8 Qxd8 25. Bxb6 Qa8 26. fxe4 h5 $5
{The most practical try} (26... Nxe4 27. Nxe4 Bxe4 28. Nxa6 Qc6 29. Nb4 Qb7 30.
Ra1 Ra8 31. Rxa8+ Qxa8 32. Nc2 {is pretty thankless for Black}) 27. e5 h4 28.
exf6 hxg3 29. Qf1 $2 (29. Qxg3 Bxf6 30. Rf1 Bg7 31. Qc7 Rf8 32. Bc5 Qc8 33. Qe7
$14) 29... a5 30. Nc2 $6 (30. Nd3 Qb8 31. Bc5 Ba6 32. Be7 $14 Qxb3 $2 33. Nc5
$1 $18) 30... e5 31. Bc5 Re6 32. Be7 Qa7+ 33. Re3 $2 {The decisive mistake} (
33. Ne3 Qb6 $1 34. Qc4 Bxf6 35. Bc5 $1 {with an unclear game, eg.} Qc6 36. Ba3)
33... Be4 $1 34. Qb5 Rxf6 $1 (34... Bxf6 $4 35. Qe8+ Kh7 36. Qxf7+ Bg7 37. Qxe6
Bxc2 38. Bg5 $1 Bh6 39. Qxe5 $18) 35. Qe8+ (35. Bc5 Qa8 $17) 35... Kh7 36. Bxf6
Bxf6 37. Nd4 exd4 38. Rxe4 d3+ 39. Kh1 d2 40. Re1 dxe1=Q+ 41. Qxe1 Qf2 42. Qb1
Kg7 0-1

Bobby1943
25-07-2018, 08:55 PM
[Event "NSW State Championships"]
[Site "Sydney"]
[Date "2018.07.24"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Clarke, Brandon"]
[Black "Hu, Jason"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2387"]
[BlackElo "2150"]


1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nf3 e6 5. Be2 c5 6. Be3 Qb6 7. Nc3 Nc6 8. Na4
Qa5+ 9. c3 c4 10. O-O b5 11. Nc5 Bxc5 12. dxc5 Nge7 13. Nd4 Nxd4 14. cxd4 O-O
15. a3 Nc6 16. h4 h6 17. g4 Be4 18. f3 Bh7 19. g5 hxg5 20. hxg5 Rfb8 21. Kf2
Qa4 22. Rh1 Qxd1 23. Bxd1 a5 24. Rh4 a4 25. Bd2 Bg6 26. Ke3 Kf8 27. Bc3 Ke7 28.
f4 Rh8 29. Rxh8 Rxh8 30. Bf3 Rh3 31. Kf2 Bf5 32. Rg1 Kd7 33. Rg3 Rh4 34. Ke3
Ne7 35. Rg1 Bd3 36. Rg4 Nf5+ 37. Kf2 Rh2+ 38. Rg2 Rh7 39. Bg4 Ne7 40. Kg3 Bf5
41. g6 fxg6 42. Bf3 Rh3+ 43. Kf2 Ke8 44. Rg3 Rh4 45. Ke3 Kf7 46. Rg1 Bd3 47.
Bg4 Be4 48. Be1 Rh2 49. Bc3 Nc6 50. Rg3 Rh4 51. Be1 Ne7 52. Rg1 Rh2 53. Bc3 Bf5
54. Bd1 Ke8 55. Bf3 Rh3 56. Kf2 Bd3 57. Bg4 Rh2+ 58. Kg3 Rh6 59. Bxe6 g5 60.
Bg4 gxf4+ 61. Kxf4 Be4 62. e6 Rf6+ 63. Ke5 Bf5 64. Bxf5 Rxf5+ 65. Kd6 g6 66. c6
Rf6 67. c7 Nc8+ 68. Kxd5 Rf5+ 69. Kc6 g5 70. Rh1 Ke7 71. d5 1-0