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MichaelBaron
18-01-2019, 08:55 PM
The Melbourne Chess Club Saturday Allegro

Where: The Melbourne Chess Club: 66 Leicester Street, Fitzroy

When: Every Saturday 2pm (finishes about 6pm), except the Saturday of Melbourne Cup

Format: 7 round Swiss, 13 minutes plus 2 second increment per move (you play all rounds).

Cost: $12 Adult Member, $10 Junior Member, $22 Adult non-Member, $20 Junior non-Member. (GMs free, Club Members IMs and FMs Free)

Prizes: About 80% of the collected entry fees go back into the prizes. Depending on number of entries there may be an open division & two rating group divisions.

A "Jackpot" prize is awarded to any player who wins an Allegro with a perfect score (7 points out of 7 games). The Jackpot starts at $10 and increases by $10 each week it is not won. If won, the Jackpot resets to $10 for the next Allegro.

Entry: Show up on Saturday, before 2pm. No need to enter in advance.

Ratings: Rated using Tornelo. You'll receive a rating after your first allegro.

Further information: www.melbournechessclub.org

Contact: Elizabeth Warren 0400 405 220

Become a Member for big discounts on all our events

MichaelBaron
18-01-2019, 09:57 PM
Last week, we had 63 players take part.
See you tomorrow!

MichaelBaron
19-01-2019, 07:31 PM
Today's allegro results:
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--49/pairings

One of those weeks when I play truly badly :)

Andy009
19-01-2019, 09:44 PM
Another great Allegro at MCC today
Top heavy field of 46 players with 2 IMs 1 WGM and 3 FMs!
Tough matchups with James losing a close one to Julia, Michael losing to Alex's exchange sacrifice and passed pawns and James bouncing back with a thrilling last round win over Jack Puccini were all a treat to watch!
Michael moved out of the top boards today due to couple of losses but never lost his smile!
David Beaumont played very well today
Daniel Holland, Colin Salvige and Eamon O'Molloy played some great games today but Chris the 'Counter attack' Kolak was not in his usual form and finished with 3.5/7
Among Juniors Oliver Li did well to finish with 5/7 in the tough field but talented Daniel Gusein over stretched a few matches that he should have drawn or won and finished with 4/7
Also the other Junior players at the bottom half are improving rapidly. It is interesting to see the friendly groups that these young boys and girls form and sneek in a video game or two between the rounds! and share a few candies and lollies too! Bosco and Richard Snow did well for the seniors and Gary and Henrik continued their guest appearances!
Overall another great allegro in the new year with great matchups today and hope the same continues in coming weeks!:clap::clap:

MichaelBaron
26-01-2019, 08:21 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--50/pairings
Congratulations to Eugene!

MichaelBaron
26-01-2019, 08:21 PM
Also, Victor Fagundues had an absolutely fantastic tournament!

MichaelBaron
01-02-2019, 04:42 PM
Allegro tomorrow, once again - a strong and diverse field of players expected!

ER
02-02-2019, 02:49 AM
Allegro tomorrow, once again - a strong and diverse field of players expected!

It's going to be the last hurray (for this year) of Henrik "Macho" Mortensen before he returns to his beloved Bochum! haha

Let's all be there to give him the send - off he deserves.

BTW this uncontrollable, unclassified, unpredictable Dane will be interviewed soon
so we 'll all get acquainted with some not so well known facts about him and his not necessarily only chess related activities!

ER
02-02-2019, 01:08 PM
Apologies Henrik couldn't make it mate it's 2:09 PM right now and still haven't finished!

machomortensen
02-02-2019, 08:21 PM
No problems, Elliott, I lost "The German Derby", but despite that I was again the best (scoring) foreign player.

MichaelBaron
02-02-2019, 08:39 PM
No problems, Elliott, I lost "The German Derby", but despite that I was again the best (scoring) foreign player.
Equal best foreign, Equal best European...and very best Nordic@!

MichaelBaron
02-02-2019, 08:43 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--51/pairings

Today's allegro results.

I managed (but not without some luck) to score 7/7 and collect the $60 bonus.

Colin Savige continued his impress (he was first equal in the Aus Day Weekender) and scored 6 to finish 2nd equal with Alexei.

MichaelBaron
02-02-2019, 09:28 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--51/pairings

Today's allegro results.

I managed (but not without some luck) to score 7/7 and collect the $60 bonus.

Colin Savige continued his impress (he was first equal in the Aus Day Weekender) and scored 6 to finish 2nd equal with Alexei.

Another interesting fact about Today's Allegro: I feel like a youngster among the top place getters as out of those who finished top 5 - I am the only person who is U50!
Just like Juniors, Seniors sometimes do bite!

machomortensen
03-02-2019, 10:43 AM
"Equal best foreign, Equal best European...and very best Nordic@!"

Small details ... Best guy from Bochum, Copenhagen etc. ...

MichaelBaron
08-02-2019, 04:44 PM
Allegro tomorrow!
See you there, everyone!

MichaelBaron
09-02-2019, 10:31 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--52/pairings

Congratulations to Alex!
Also, Milutin Krunic (who is approaching the age of 80) had a fantastic tournament!

MichaelBaron
15-02-2019, 03:36 PM
Allegro tomorrow!
Newcomers welcome as always!

MichaelBaron
16-02-2019, 11:00 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--53/pairings

My worst allegro in a while. Last round loss was particularly ''amazing'' play by me against 1700 rated opponent :).

Gongrats to Eugene on yet another Allegro victory!

MichaelBaron
23-02-2019, 09:50 AM
Another Saturday, another allegro - less than 4 hours to go!

MichaelBaron
23-02-2019, 11:30 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--54/pairings

Today's results.

MichaelBaron
01-03-2019, 03:40 PM
Allegro Tomorrow!
Players of all levels are welcome as always!

MichaelBaron
02-03-2019, 08:35 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--55/pairings

MichaelBaron
09-03-2019, 08:30 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--56/pairings

Today's Allegro results.
Congratulations to Domagoi on his picket fence!

MichaelBaron
15-03-2019, 11:22 PM
A reminder that today's allegro is Toni De Fasio Memorial

MichaelBaron
16-03-2019, 11:11 PM
Today's allegro was Tony De Fazio Memorial:
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--57/pairings

MichaelBaron
23-03-2019, 12:38 AM
Allegro today.
Note that plenty of public transport disruptions are expected, so better head to the club early@

MichaelBaron
23-03-2019, 09:38 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--58/pairings
Today's Allegro Results.

Andy009
24-03-2019, 05:29 PM
Congrats on winning yesterday's allegro to celebrate your recent birthday Michael! Interesting that you played WGM Julia's family in the final three rounds!
(IM Alex- Round 5, WGM Julia- Round 6 and Michael- Round 7. Fascinating!)

MichaelBaron
24-03-2019, 07:12 PM
Congrats on winning yesterday's allegro to celebrate your recent birthday Michael! Interesting that you played WGM Julia's family in the final three rounds!
(IM Alex- Round 5, WGM Julia- Round 6 and Michael- Round 7. Fascinating!)

Given that Michael is getting stronger and stronger...it is not surprising at all! Going into the last round, he was playing on board 1, with his mum playing on board 2 and dad playing on board 3 :)

MichaelBaron
29-03-2019, 03:14 PM
Allegro tomorrow! As always, strong and diverse field expected!

MichaelBaron
30-03-2019, 08:10 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--59/pairings

Once again - we had 2 IMs and a WGM playing!

MichaelBaron
30-03-2019, 10:19 PM
Note that we keep getting New players!

MichaelBaron
05-04-2019, 09:06 PM
Allegro tomorrow!
Note that Public transport network renovations are still on, so make sure you get there on time!

MichaelBaron
06-04-2019, 08:43 PM
We are having some issues with Tornelo (it shows event as: Saturday, April 6, 2019
(unlisted event)

Hopefully, I will be able to post full results at later date. Pity that its not listed as we had OVER 60 ENTRIES!

I won with 6.5/7 half point ahead of Khamatgaleev and Gussain

MichaelBaron
07-04-2019, 06:42 PM
Great, Full results are available now:
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--289/pairings

MichaelBaron
12-04-2019, 05:10 PM
Allegro tomorrow! Lets see if we can match last week participation number of 63!

MichaelBaron
14-04-2019, 12:33 AM
Unfortunately there appears to be some issue with accessing Allegro results online once again (It has been rated though).
I finished first equal with WGM Rjanova on 6/7 with Nick Ilic Alex Khamatgaleev and 1 more player finishing on 5.5.
Hopefully, I will be able to obtain and share the complete cross table later on.

On another note, our juniors are getting stronger and stronger and have been featuring on top boards throughout the event.

MichaelBaron
19-04-2019, 01:14 AM
Posting Allegro reminder early this week!
Note that Despite Easter, ALLEGRO IS ON!! SEE YOU THERE!

DanielHolland
19-04-2019, 05:21 PM
Posting Allegro reminder early this week!
Note that Despite Easter, ALLEGRO IS ON!! SEE YOU THERE!

I am a little bit sick, infact on Tuesday nights blitz I had a massive fever, Congrats on equal 1st btw, but I will attend tomorrow !! See you all there!

MichaelBaron
20-04-2019, 10:24 PM
The problem with having Tornelo results for MCC events available appears to be recurring.
Today myself and Alex Khamatgaleev finished 1st equal on 6/7.

Note that despite Doebrl being on - we still got over 40 entries.

MichaelBaron
20-04-2019, 10:25 PM
Just a little reminder that next week we will have allegro running alongside with the Anzac weekender.

So despite the weekender - THE ALLEGRO WILL BE STILL ON!

hmanis
20-04-2019, 10:36 PM
The problem with having Tornelo results for MCC events available appears to be recurring.
Today myself and Alex Khamatgaleev finished 1st equal on 6/7.

Note that despite Doebrl being on - we still got over 40 entries.

Looks like today's tornelo is listed as an unrated event. I can see it at the very bottom of player's profile page. Is there a way to get this to be rated?

MichaelBaron
21-04-2019, 03:15 AM
Looks like today's tornelo is listed as an unrated event. I can see it at the very bottom of player's profile page. Is there a way to get this to be rated?

I believe it was rated and so was the previous one. Just not displaying. Hopefully the Tornelo management will address the issue.

MichaelBaron
26-04-2019, 10:26 PM
A reminder that allegro is ON tomorrow 2pm at MCC
see you there!

MichaelBaron
26-04-2019, 10:28 PM
Crosstable for last week's allegro is finally available!

MichaelBaron
27-04-2019, 10:10 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--292/pairings

Today's Allegro Results.
Note that we probably had a stronger field than the Anzac Day weekender played at the same venue :)

MichaelBaron
03-05-2019, 02:53 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--292/pairings

Today's Allegro Results.
Note that we probably had a stronger field than the Anzac Day weekender played at the same venue :)

Allegro tomorrow!!!
Once again, large and strong field expected!
see you there!

MichaelBaron
04-05-2019, 09:34 PM
Today's allegro results:
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--293/pairings

MichaelBaron
11-05-2019, 01:23 AM
Allegro today!
As always, large and friendly field of players is expected to participate.

MichaelBaron
11-05-2019, 10:15 PM
Todays' results:
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--60/pairings

MichaelBaron
18-05-2019, 12:57 AM
Allegro in 13 hours! Promising to be an exciting event as always, so see you there!

MichaelBaron
19-05-2019, 12:32 AM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--62/pairings

Fantastic effort by Julia!
She won with a picket fence - 7/7!

MichaelBaron
19-05-2019, 12:35 AM
And the real drama is...that I did not place a bet on the election outcome :hmm:

antichrist
19-05-2019, 12:57 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--62/pairings

Fantastic effort by Julia!
She won with a picket fence - 7/7!

Did she castle long side in any of the games?

MichaelBaron
19-05-2019, 01:06 PM
Did she castle long side in any of the games?

???

antichrist
19-05-2019, 02:56 PM
???

I have become interested in her games so I can learn more the intricacies if castling long side and improving my game. I realise now I will have to go a chess games base.

MichaelBaron
24-05-2019, 06:36 PM
Allegro in 13 hours! Promising to be an exciting event as always, so see you there!
Another Saturday - Another allegro!

See you there, everyone!

machomortensen
25-05-2019, 07:24 PM
Where are the results??

MichaelBaron
25-05-2019, 07:57 PM
Where are the results??

The bad news today is: Tornelo does not seem to be listing the results.

Hopefully the final crosstable will become available at later date, then I I will post it.

I won on 6.5/7 with Eugene Schone coming 2nd on 6.

MichaelBaron
01-06-2019, 12:20 AM
Its Saturday and allegro is on!
As well as the usual suspects, participation of a visiting Israeli IM is likely!

MichaelBaron
02-06-2019, 12:11 AM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--296/pairings
Today's allegro results.
Congratulations to Eugene.
Also, great tournament by Daniel!

Amigo
02-06-2019, 04:05 PM
Can anyone confirm that allegro will be running and next Saturday? There is Vic Open tournament simultaneously. And if there is allegro tournament next week I would like to play. Can organizers of allegro put me on the list of entries please?
Goran Ilic

MichaelBaron
03-06-2019, 11:11 AM
Can anyone confirm that allegro will be running and next Saturday? There is Vic Open tournament simultaneously. And if there is allegro tournament next week I would like to play. Can organizers of allegro put me on the list of entries please?
Goran Ilic

Unfortunately can not confirm.
The message from Vic Open Organizers is: if there are less than 80 entries in Vic Open, it will run alongside with the weekender.
If not - it will not :(.

Amigo
04-06-2019, 07:26 AM
Thank you. Michael. I checked on MCC website. There are 76 entries so far. I believe there will be more than 80 by Friday.
Most likely we won't have allegro this Saturday, unfortunately.
I will be at the club anyway and if there is allegro I'll play.
Goran

MichaelBaron
14-06-2019, 07:16 PM
Tomorrow, Allegro is back!
See you there everyone!

MichaelBaron
14-06-2019, 07:17 PM
Just a quick note for those who are planning to come to Chess Club via public transport:
A number of Train Lines will be having bus replacements, so you better start your journey to the MCC early!

MichaelBaron
15-06-2019, 11:20 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--64/pairings
Today,s allegro results.
Played horribly...but enjoyable atmosphere as usual!

MichaelBaron
22-06-2019, 01:55 AM
Allegro at 2 pm!
See you there!

MichaelBaron
22-06-2019, 08:27 PM
Today's Allegro results:
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--297/pairings
I managed to come back despite getting smashed by Chris in Rd4.

MichaelBaron
28-06-2019, 05:28 PM
Allegro tomorrow!
Once again - promising to be a fun event with the circa of 50 players participating!
See you there!

MichaelBaron
30-06-2019, 04:30 AM
Today's event's results are not showing on tornelo for some reason.
We had a strong event with 3~ international players rated around 2300 playing. Julia Rjyanova won on 6.5 7 half point ahead of myself and Alex Khamatgaleev.

MichaelBaron
05-07-2019, 04:52 PM
Allegro tomorrow!
With junior state champs getting over - even larger numbers of participants are expected!
See you there, everyone!

MichaelBaron
06-07-2019, 09:55 PM
Todays Allegro results:
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--298/pairings
In the end, we had a 3-way tie for first.

DanielHolland
08-07-2019, 12:29 PM
Todays Allegro results:
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--298/pairings
In the end, we had a 3-way tie for first.

Good stuff you guys on 6:cool: I can't help but think what could have been with our game If it weren't for my touch piece error, in actual fact I was thinking of resigning on the spot, and asking If you would like to play it out casually to see If Ke2 had a chance:D

MichaelBaron
08-07-2019, 08:21 PM
Good stuff you guys on 6:cool: I can't help but think what could have been with our game If it weren't for my touch piece error, in actual fact I was thinking of resigning on the spot, and asking If you would like to play it out casually to see If Ke2 had a chance:D

You could :)

MichaelBaron
12-07-2019, 09:00 PM
Allegro tomorrow at 2.15pm!
Note that Train works are still to continue for the rest of the week, so if you are to travel to MCC by a train replacement bus - do start early!

MichaelBaron
13-07-2019, 11:18 PM
Today's Allegro results:
Very strong performance by young Daniel Poberezovsky!
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--299/pairings

antichrist
14-07-2019, 12:21 PM
Today's Allegro results:
Very strong performance by young Daniel Poberezovsky!
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--299/pairings

Was Poberezovsky v Baron a memorable game?

MichaelBaron
14-07-2019, 02:06 PM
Was Poberezovsky v Baron a memorable game?

It was. Many blunders, and I was exchange up at some point. In the end, played a losing move in the endgame instead of the easy winning one.

MichaelBaron
19-07-2019, 05:49 PM
It was. Many blunders, and I was exchange up at some point. In the end, played a losing move in the endgame instead of the easy winning one.

Another week - another Allegro!
See you there tomorrow, everyone!

MichaelBaron
20-07-2019, 11:05 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--300/pairings
Today's allegro results

machomortensen
21-07-2019, 10:35 PM
A good result from Lachlan Lee.

MichaelBaron
22-07-2019, 12:51 AM
A good result from Lachlan Lee.

And he gave me a very hard game. It ended in mutual timetrouble

MichaelBaron
26-07-2019, 06:00 PM
Allegro tomorrow!
Starting 2.15 sharp so be there by 2.
cheers, Michael

MichaelBaron
27-07-2019, 09:31 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--301/pairings

Today's Allegro results.
With some luck, I managed a picket fence

antichrist
28-07-2019, 01:49 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--301/pairings

Today's Allegro results.
With some luck, I managed a picket fence

Has D Beaumont ever had a win against you?

MichaelBaron
30-07-2019, 02:37 PM
Has D Beaumont ever had a win against you?

Of course! Over the years, he has beaten me plenty of times!

MichaelBaron
02-08-2019, 04:59 PM
Of course! Over the years, he has beaten me plenty of times!

Tomorrow...its the ALLEGRO DAY AGAIN!
See you at MCC everyone!

MichaelBaron
03-08-2019, 09:40 PM
Today's allegro results:
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--302/pairings

antichrist
03-08-2019, 10:51 PM
Today's allegro results:
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--302/pairings
I think player 27 is in the wrong division

MichaelBaron
04-08-2019, 12:41 AM
I think player 27 is in the wrong division

He actually performed roughly at his rating.

antichrist
04-08-2019, 08:35 AM
He actually performed roughly at his rating.

I was referring to his age - he is certainly a prodigy

MichaelBaron
04-08-2019, 11:46 AM
I was referring to his age - he is certainly a prodigy

We've got many at MCC!

antichrist
04-08-2019, 12:47 PM
We've got many at MCC!
You realise he is listed as 0 years old?

Andy009
04-08-2019, 03:27 PM
You realise he is listed as 0 years old?

That way participant no.3 a WGM is only 1yr old on the listing!:D

MichaelBaron
04-08-2019, 06:44 PM
That way participant no.3 a WGM is only 1yr old on the listing!:D

Fair enough. Women are ageless anyway :)

Andy009
04-08-2019, 07:06 PM
Fair enough. Women are ageless anyway :)
:):)

MichaelBaron
10-08-2019, 01:27 AM
Allegro today!
Hopefully, It won't be raining so we will be welcomed into the MCC by the rays of sunshine!
See you there, everyone!

MichaelBaron
10-08-2019, 09:35 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--25/pairings

Today's allegro results.

antichrist
10-08-2019, 10:04 PM
Can there be equal first place and pride money split? Did your superior rating cost you the win?

MichaelBaron
10-08-2019, 10:51 PM
Can there be equal first place and pride money split? Did your superior rating cost you the win?

In cases of tie - the money is split

antichrist
11-08-2019, 06:10 AM
In cases of tie - the money is split

Can't Tornela record a tied result? It must show a result based on rating differences?

Kevin Bonham
11-08-2019, 01:00 PM
Can't Tornela record a tied result? It must show a result based on rating differences?

It is not based on rating differences. There is a "Tie" column which is obviously a tiebreaker, presumably Buchholz (sum of opponents' scores). In the cases where that is tied too they are ordered by surname.

antichrist
11-08-2019, 01:08 PM
It is not based on rating differences. There is a "Tie" column which is obviously a tiebreaker, presumably Buchholz (sum of opponents' scores). In the cases where that is tied too they are ordered by surname.

Well I have learnt something knew that I may one day use. Thanks.

MichaelBaron
11-08-2019, 07:31 PM
Can't Tornela record a tied result? It must show a result based on rating differences?

This is the least of the concerns we have about Tornelo :)

MichaelBaron
16-08-2019, 04:52 PM
This is the least of the concerns we have about Tornelo :)

Allegro tomorrow! See you there, everyone!

MichaelBaron
16-08-2019, 04:52 PM
Note that some of the train lines are having trains replaced by buses once again so allow yourself extra time to get to the club on time!~

MichaelBaron
17-08-2019, 11:59 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--303/pairings
Today's allegro Results

antichrist
18-08-2019, 05:41 AM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--303/pairings
Today's allegro Results

Did Alex get a draw due to late arriving or due to quirky Tornela?

machomortensen
18-08-2019, 06:15 AM
An excellent result by the young Sulia.

MichaelBaron
18-08-2019, 12:06 PM
Did Alex get a draw due to late arriving or due to quirky Tornela?

Yep, had to get a bye in rd 1. Sometimes players do it when can not get to the venue on time.

MichaelBaron
18-08-2019, 12:07 PM
An excellent result by the young Sulia.
We got so many upcoming juniors - every week - some do impress!

MichaelBaron
23-08-2019, 04:40 PM
Allegro tomorrow!
Be there to join the fun!

MichaelBaron
24-08-2019, 07:56 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--304/pairings
Today's allegro results.
Congrats to Alex!

MichaelBaron
24-08-2019, 09:24 PM
Another curious fact to note: in Rd2, 4 of the 6 players on the top 3 boards...were female!

antichrist
24-08-2019, 09:54 PM
Another curious fact to note: in Rd2, 4 of the 6 players on the top 3 boards...were female!
But only one made the final eight - it was probably before they met the top seeds

machomortensen
25-08-2019, 07:23 AM
Again, excellent results from youngsters Lachlan and Sulia ...

MichaelBaron
25-08-2019, 12:19 PM
Again, excellent results from youngsters Lachlan and Sulia ...

One of my students complained that when playing against micro-juniors reminds him how smart little kids are!

MichaelBaron
30-08-2019, 04:36 PM
Allegro tomorrow!!!
See you there!

MichaelBaron
30-08-2019, 04:37 PM
Also, note that there are several bus/train replacements happening!
Better start to the MCC early!



https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-...tions/11461594

MichaelBaron
01-09-2019, 01:26 AM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--27/pairings

Lots of ''confusion'' today.
First I was having a promising endgame against Alex...but lost on time as at some point forgot about the clock (has not happened to me recently :)).
After that Alex was winning against Chris...but it was his turn to lose on time.

antichrist
01-09-2019, 05:34 AM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--27/pairings

Lots of ''confusion'' today.
First I was having a promising endgame against Alex...but lost on time as at some point forgot about the clock (has not happened to me recently :)).
After that Alex was winning against Chris...but it was his turn to lose on time.

Looking at the time of posting and lots of confusion headline and the date did the players get confused when daylight began?

MichaelBaron
01-09-2019, 11:39 AM
Looking at the time of posting and lots of confusion headline and the date did the players get confused when daylight began?

Sat Night after allegro was very busy, I had some work to do before I got to the posting.

MichaelBaron
06-09-2019, 04:04 PM
Allegro tomorrow!
We are expecting participant numbers to get back to normal (4osh/50sh) now that junior events and BestinWest are over!
See you there!

MichaelBaron
07-09-2019, 10:22 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--44/pairings
Congratulations to Solo on scoring picket fence!

MichaelBaron
13-09-2019, 11:12 AM
Allegro tomorrow! Solo is expected to be back so 2 IMs and 1 WGM (at least are likely to play)

MichaelBaron
14-09-2019, 09:55 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--305/pairings
Fantastic performances by some of the youngsters.

antichrist
14-09-2019, 11:45 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--305/pairings
Fantastic performances by some of the youngsters.

are you sure, the average age of the top four places is fifty years old??

MichaelBaron
15-09-2019, 04:47 PM
are you sure, the average age of the top four places is fifty years old??

See rating performances :)

MichaelBaron
20-09-2019, 04:53 PM
Allegro tomorrow!

MichaelBaron
21-09-2019, 08:18 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--306/pairings
Today's allegro results.
Well done to the visiting IM!

antichrist
22-09-2019, 12:15 AM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--306/pairings
Today's allegro results.
Well done to the visiting IM!

You uncharacteristically ended up in the back stalls treading water - any excuse?

MichaelBaron
22-09-2019, 02:10 AM
You uncharacteristically ended up in the back stalls treading water - any excuse?

My poor play. If I play that badly...I score what i deserve!

machomortensen
22-09-2019, 05:34 AM
It goes up and down in showbizz, Michael, you are back on the track next week.

MichaelBaron
22-09-2019, 11:45 AM
It goes up and down in showbizz, Michael, you are back on the track next week.

Need my motivation and focus back if it want to reverse my fortunes :)

MichaelBaron
28-09-2019, 11:39 AM
Allegro today!
Far more fun to play chess rather than watch Footy..See you at MCC!

antichrist
28-09-2019, 03:23 PM
Allegro today!
Far more fun to play chess rather than watch Footy..See you at MCC!

To watch chicken AFL footy I agree with you wholeheartedly. And you do better than last week - we can't have Beaumont on board 1.

MichaelBaron
28-09-2019, 08:35 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--61/pairings
Today's results. We were delighted to have Carl Gorka playing!

Carl Gorka
30-09-2019, 06:30 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--61/pairings
Today's results. We were delighted to have Carl Gorka playing!

Yes, I enjoyed it, even if faster time controls aren't really my thing. Maybe I need to practice and play some more!

MichaelBaron
04-10-2019, 05:55 PM
Yes, I enjoyed it, even if faster time controls aren't really my thing. Maybe I need to practice and play some more!

Yep, practice makes it perfect!
See you back soon hopefully!

MichaelBaron
04-10-2019, 06:39 PM
Allegro tomorrow!
Looking forward to see you there!

MichaelBaron
05-10-2019, 09:59 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--65/pairings
Congratulations to James on his picket fence!

antichrist
06-10-2019, 01:25 AM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--65/pairings
Congratulations to James on his picket fence!

Jame's draw was easier but may not have made any difference.

MichaelBaron
09-10-2019, 01:01 AM
Jame's draw was easier but may not have made any difference.

7/7 is perfect against any field!

MichaelBaron
11-10-2019, 04:37 PM
Allegro tomorrow!
We'have picket fence scored for 3 weeks in a row (with a new winner every time).
As always players of all levels (both MCC members and non members) are welcome to play!
see you there!

MichaelBaron
12-10-2019, 11:19 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--66/pairings
Today's allegro results.
Some players were late and had to take a bye in rd 1 due to Tram 96 tracks being occupied by some idiotic protesters.

MichaelBaron
18-10-2019, 05:15 PM
Allegro tomorrow!
Hopefully, nobody will be having trouble getting to the venue this time around.
See you there!

MichaelBaron
19-10-2019, 08:26 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--308/pairings

Today's allegro results!
Congratulations to Alexey!

MichaelBaron
25-10-2019, 09:40 PM
Allegro tomorrow!
Once again, players of all levels are welcome!

MichaelBaron
26-10-2019, 10:04 PM
Today's allegro results:
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--309/pairings

machomortensen
03-11-2019, 03:05 AM
No results so far ...

MichaelBaron
08-11-2019, 04:46 PM
No results so far ...

No allegro last weekend due to the big weekender taking place :(

MichaelBaron
08-11-2019, 04:46 PM
Allegro tomorrow, We are back from 1 week break.
Once again, a large and strong field is expected.
see you there, everyone!

MichaelBaron
09-11-2019, 11:28 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--67/pairings

Today's Allegro results.
55 players playing!

antichrist
10-11-2019, 12:14 AM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--67/pairings

Today's Allegro results.
55 players playing!

Who is Ray Yang that defeated Julia? Reminds me of a Sydney Easter Cup where a Chinese guy wiped the field - never being seen before or afterwards again. Knocked off a bit of the cream of Sydney he did (that weren't at the Doeberl).

machomortensen
10-11-2019, 12:45 AM
I think I have beaten Ray Yang in earlier Allegro's. Of course he was younger at that time.

ER
10-11-2019, 02:57 AM
Who is Ray Yang that defeated Julia? ...
If you 'd spent sometime following chess related threads you would have noticed a very recent post by Kevin referring to that extremely talented youngster!
hint: there was an FM title involved!

Kevin Bonham
10-11-2019, 07:53 AM
I see the Tornelo ratings have been deflating ridiculously again.

antichrist
10-11-2019, 08:06 AM
If you 'd spent sometime following chess related threads you would have noticed a very recent post by Kevin referring to that extremely talented youngster!
hint: there was an FM title involved!

Well this site's table did classify him as new so I took that at face value. I have noticed an IM has slipped here recently but he did score 7/7 against a "varied" field.

Kevin Bonham
10-11-2019, 08:08 AM
Well this site's table did classify him as new so I took that at face value.

It's Tornelo, not a real rating system. He just wasn't in the Tornelo system before.

MichaelBaron
11-11-2019, 12:55 PM
I see the Tornelo ratings have been deflating ridiculously again.

Yes. This is the core problem. And whenever MCC/others complained, I believe all the was/is done is manual adjustments.

MichaelBaron
11-11-2019, 12:57 PM
Who is Ray Yang that defeated Julia? Reminds me of a Sydney Easter Cup where a Chinese guy wiped the field - never being seen before or afterwards again. Knocked off a bit of the cream of Sydney he did (that weren't at the Doeberl).

Ray Yang's Fide Rating is about same as Julia's.

MichaelBaron
15-11-2019, 04:38 PM
Allegro tomorrow!
Once again, a large field is expected!
See you there!

MichaelBaron
16-11-2019, 08:40 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--310/pairings
Today's allegro results

antichrist
16-11-2019, 09:44 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--310/pairings
Today's allegro results

Did D Beaumont come in half hour late? Loss to Herlinton Napitupulu 1212

MichaelBaron
17-11-2019, 12:53 AM
Did D Beaumont come in half hour late? Loss to Herlinton Napitupulu 1212

I do not think so. The game was played.

antichrist
23-11-2019, 12:06 PM
The allegro is on again this arvo, take care with tram delays and roadworks, XR sit ins holding up traffic, time differences with interstate visitors from NSW and Qld and finally young underrated juniors stealing your precious rating points and the prize money. Michael and I are communicating via ESP Extrasensory perception

MichaelBaron
23-11-2019, 10:10 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--68/pairings
Today's results.
Once again a strong field.
Congratulations to Jack on his outright win.

MichaelBaron
06-12-2019, 03:55 PM
Allegro tomorrow!
See you there, everyone!

MichaelBaron
07-12-2019, 10:31 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--69/pairings
Today's allegro results.
Mark Chapman scored picket fence!

MichaelBaron
13-12-2019, 07:40 PM
A reminder that there is no Allegro tomorrow due to the MCC rapidplay championships.

MichaelBaron
20-12-2019, 09:17 PM
Allegro tomorrow!
A chance to play in the allegro - then stay on to spectate the Masters Tournament that will start right after all the Allegro!
See you there, everyone!

MichaelBaron
21-12-2019, 10:43 PM
Today's Allegro Results: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--312/pairings
Congrats to Kai on his Picket Fence

MichaelBaron
21-12-2019, 10:57 PM
One notable highlight of Today's allegro: Michael Khamatgaleev has beaten his mum (WGM Rjanova) for the very first time!

DanielHolland
22-12-2019, 12:14 AM
One notable highlight of Today's allegro: Michael Khamatgaleev has beaten his mum (WGM Rjanova) for the very first time!

A changing of the guard? Lol. C y'all tomorrow;)

MichaelBaron
28-12-2019, 02:15 AM
Last Allegro of the year today!

MichaelBaron
28-12-2019, 08:26 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--313/pairings
Today's allegro results. Small but very strong field!

Thai Ly
30-12-2019, 10:47 PM
New Thread for MCC Allegro in 2020 can be found here (http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?17834-MCC-Allegro-2020).