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Kevin Bonham
26-05-2019, 12:52 AM
At Mt Carmel College, Sandy Bay

Details here: https://www.tasmanianchessassociation.org/tournaments-enter/2019/6/8/2019-tasmanian-open

I will post a list of entries maybe later this week. There have been several already.

Ian Rout
26-05-2019, 12:50 PM
Was my entry received? I put it in on Thursday evening and paid by direct deposit, which seems to have worked, but I didn't get a system generated (or human) acknowledgement.

I don't think the direct transfer option existed before so possibly has the odd issue. I was getting some strange effects and had to start again; the second time looked fine but I just realised there wasn't an acknowledgement.

idledim
26-05-2019, 01:06 PM
Was my entry received? I put it in on Thursday evening and paid by direct deposit, which seems to have worked, but I didn't get a system generated (or human) acknowledgement.

I don't think the direct transfer option existed before so possibly has the odd issue. I was getting some strange effects and had to start again; the second time looked fine but I just realised there wasn't an acknowledgement.

Hi Ian

i've seen notification that it was received - but have passed this on to Ian L. anyhow. I can't play in this year's event - so good luck in advance (not that you should need much). Denis

phyrexianrook
31-05-2019, 09:45 AM
Hi Ian

i've seen notification that it was received - but have passed this on to Ian L. anyhow. I can't play in this year's event - so good luck in advance (not that you should need much). Denis

Hi Ian, Denis.

entry received along with payment. After the last AGM we've rolled back to a 2 part entry system which is a little more robust and has more payment options, the down side is there isn't an auto generated reply like there was with the online payment registration we've used over the previous 12 months.

All registrations are sent to the TCA account which is then forwarded to the exec, but not to the entrant.

I'll update this page with the current entry list over the weekend.

Ian Rout
31-05-2019, 12:56 PM
Hi Ian, Denis.

entry received along with payment. After the last AGM we've rolled back to a 2 part entry system which is a little more robust and has more payment options, the down side is there isn't an auto generated reply like there was with the online payment registration we've used over the previous 12 months.

All registrations are sent to the TCA account which is then forwarded to the exec, but not to the entrant.

I'll update this page with the current entry list over the weekend.
Thanks Ian and Denis, see one of you next weekend.

Kevin Bonham
31-05-2019, 02:32 PM
Entries to date (will be ordered by rating when new ratings list is issued) :

Bayani Beeton
Luwanna Beeton
Kerry Beeton
Roger Blackburn
Kevin Bonham
Addison Djatschenko
Kam Lee
Ian Little
Tan Thanh Nguyen
Thomas Powell-Davies
Ian Rout
Priyanjith (Sella) Silva
Owen Swan

ThanhNguyen
31-05-2019, 10:08 PM
Dear Kevin,
I did enter to play via the Website of Tasmanian Chess Association.

"Order Confirmed: #00115

Thank you for your order at Tasmanian Chess Association (Inc.). We will be in contact shortly regarding the services you have ordered. Your order confirmation is below.

Order Number: #00115 (placed on May 23, 2019 at 9:40 AM GMT+10)" .

Could you please have a check on the system?
Cheers

Kevin Bonham
31-05-2019, 11:45 PM
Dear Kevin,
I did enter to play via the Website of Tasmanian Chess Association.

"Order Confirmed: #00115

Thank you for your order at Tasmanian Chess Association (Inc.). We will be in contact shortly regarding the services you have ordered. Your order confirmation is below.

Order Number: #00115 (placed on May 23, 2019 at 9:40 AM GMT+10)" .

Could you please have a check on the system?
Cheers

I don't have access to the system; I only get copied on the emails that it sends through. Ian has access to the system.

However I see what happened now. I was only checking those emails for which I had an Entry Form confirmation email. In your case I have a Payment confirmation email but not an Entry Form confirmation email. I've added you to the list above, thanks.

There don't seem to be any other similar cases.

ThanhNguyen
01-06-2019, 12:31 AM
Thank you :D

Kevin Bonham
01-06-2019, 08:50 PM
David Escobar has entered.

Kevin Bonham
01-06-2019, 09:08 PM
Ian Rout 1963
Kevin Bonham 1901
Kam Lee 1649
Tan Thanh Nguyen 1635
Yang Liu 1583
Ian Little 1579
Will Rumley 1444
Owen Swan 1389
Priyanjith Silva 1565Q
Thomas Powell-Davies 1502Q
Chris Shepherd 1307
Roger Blackburn 1243
Kerry Beeton 1233
Floyd Connolly 1196Q
Addison Djatschenko 1116Q
Luwanna Beeton 303
Sean Carpenter UNR
David Escobar UNR
Bayani Beeton UNR
Monty Brown UNR

Q = quick rating
Note 1: This is not a confirmed seeding order; it is for information purposes only.
Note 2: There is currently a discrepancy between Tasmanian Quick and Normal ratings such that on average an adult player with active ratings on both lists has a Quick rating 180 points higher than their Normal rating. I am intending to apply an adjustment on account of this.
Note 3: Some entries listed above are subject to payment.

Kevin Bonham
03-06-2019, 09:55 PM
Yang Liu, Will Rumley and Chris Shepherd have entered (edited into above post).

I am intending to adjust Quick ratings downwards by 180 points for players who have only Quick ratings; seedings above have been adjusted on this basis.

Kevin Bonham
04-06-2019, 03:54 PM
Monty Brown has entered. There are now 18 entries. Entries close 5 pm tomorrow.

Blunderbuss
05-06-2019, 02:23 PM
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Kevin Bonham
05-06-2019, 07:09 PM
I've received a further entry via an email two hours after the deadline (edited into list above) but I don't know whether the TCA email system is necessarily instantaneous in forwarding emails to me (such relays often aren't). There is also always the possibility of people showing up on the day having failed to complete the entry process online correctly. Acceptance of any late entries will be subject, if not to anything else, to any table space restrictions.

Pairings for round 1 and draw for colours will be done on the day. At this stage Priyanjith Silva has a half-point bye for round 1 (to be confirmed).

Kevin Bonham
08-06-2019, 04:30 PM
We're underway with the 20 listed above.


Tas Open 2019: Pairing of round 1

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1 = Shepherd,Chris ( 0.0) - Rout,Ian C ( 0.0) = 11 - 1 = ...
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2 = Bonham,Kevin ( 0.0) - Blackburn,Roger ( 0.0) = 2 - 12 = ...
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3 = Beeton,Kerry ( 0.0) - Lee,Kam ( 0.0) = 13 - 3 = ...
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4 = Nguyen,Tan Thanh ( 0.0) - Connolly,Floyd ( 0.0) = 4 - 14 = ...
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5 = Djatschenko,Addison ( 0.0) - Liu,Yang ( 0.0) = 15 - 5 = ...
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6 = Little,Ian ( 0.0) - Escobar,David ( 0.0) = 6 - 16 = ...
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7 = Carpenter,Sean ( 0.0) - Rumley,William ( 0.0) = 17 - 7 = ...
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8 = Swan,Owen ( 0.0) - Beeton,Luwanna ( 0.0) = 8 - 18 = ...
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9 = Beeton,Bayani ( 0.0) - Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 0.0) = 19 - 10 = ...
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10 = Brown,Monty ( 0.0) - ( bye ) ( 0.0) = 20 - 0 = 1
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11 = Silva,Priyanjith ( 0.0) - ( half point bye ) ( 0.0) = 9 - 0 = ½
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Kevin Bonham
08-06-2019, 04:47 PM
Bonham - Blackburn

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bxd7+ Nxd7 5.0-0 Ngf6 6.Re1 Rc8 7.c3 e6 8.d4 cxd4 9.cxd4 Qc7 10.Nc3 a6 11.Bg5 e5 12.Rc1 Qb8 13.Qa4 [13.Bxf6! gxf6 (13...Nxf6 14.Qa4+ Nd7 15.Nd5) 14.Nd5 Rxc1 15.Qxc1 Be7 16.Nh4] 13...Rc6 14.d5 b5 15.Qa5 Qb6 16.Qxb6 Rxb6 17.Ne2 Be7 18.Ng3 g6 19.Rc8+ Bd8 20.Be3 Rb8 21.Rc6 a5 Better to let this one go 22.Rxd6 Rc8 23.Rc1 [23.Rc6 is also fine as if 23...Rxc6 24.dxc6 Nb8 25.Nxe5 Bc7 26.Bd4] 23...Rxc1+ 24.Bxc1 0-0 25.Rc6 Kg7 26.h3 h5 27.Bg5 Re8 28.a3 Bb6?? 29.Bxf6+ Nxf6 30.Rxb6 1-0

Kevin Bonham
08-06-2019, 05:17 PM
Tas Open 2019: Pairing of round 1

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1 = Shepherd,Chris ( 0.0) - Rout,Ian C ( 0.0) = 11 - 1 = 0 - 1
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2 = Bonham,Kevin ( 0.0) - Blackburn,Roger ( 0.0) = 2 - 12 = 1 - 0
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3 = Beeton,Kerry ( 0.0) - Lee,Kam ( 0.0) = 13 - 3 = ½ - ½
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4 = Nguyen,Tan Thanh ( 0.0) - Connolly,Floyd ( 0.0) = 4 - 14 = 1 - 0
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5 = Djatschenko,Addison ( 0.0) - Liu,Yang ( 0.0) = 15 - 5 = 0 - 1
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6 = Little,Ian ( 0.0) - Escobar,David ( 0.0) = 6 - 16 = 1 - 0
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7 = Carpenter,Sean ( 0.0) - Rumley,William ( 0.0) = 17 - 7 = ½ - ½
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8 = Swan,Owen ( 0.0) - Beeton,Luwanna ( 0.0) = 8 - 18 = 1 - 0
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9 = Beeton,Bayani ( 0.0) - Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 0.0) = 19 - 10 = 0 - 1
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10 = Brown,Monty ( 0.0) - ( bye ) ( 0.0) = 20 - 0 = 1
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11 = Silva,Priyanjith ( 0.0) - ( half point bye ) ( 0.0) = 9 - 0 = ½
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Tas Open 2019: Pairing of round 2

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1 = Rout,Ian C ( 1.0) - Little,Ian ( 1.0) = 1 - 6 = ...
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2 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 1.0) - Bonham,Kevin ( 1.0) = 10 - 2 = ...
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3 = Brown,Monty ( 1.0) - Nguyen,Tan Thanh ( 1.0) = 20 - 4 = ...
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4 = Liu,Yang ( 1.0) - Swan,Owen ( 1.0) = 5 - 8 = ...
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5 = Lee,Kam ( 0.5) - Silva,Priyanjith ( 0.5) = 3 - 9 = ...
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6 = Rumley,William ( 0.5) - Beeton,Kerry ( 0.5) = 7 - 13 = ...
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7 = Blackburn,Roger ( 0.0) - Carpenter,Sean ( 0.5) = 12 - 17 = ...
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8 = Escobar,David ( 0.0) - Shepherd,Chris ( 0.0) = 16 - 11 = ...
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9 = Connolly,Floyd ( 0.0) - Beeton,Bayani ( 0.0) = 14 - 19 = ...
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10 = Beeton,Luwanna ( 0.0) - Djatschenko,Addison ( 0.0) = 18 - 15 = ...
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The two draws were both by perpetual (rook sac for draw in heavy piece ending by Carpenter, and double rook ending in Beeton-Lee.)

Kevin Bonham
08-06-2019, 06:50 PM
Powell-Davies - Bonham

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.b3 cxd4 7.cxd4 Bb4+ 8.Ke2 Bd7 9.a3 Be7 10.Nc3 Rc8 11.Na4 Qc7 12.Nc5 Bxc5 13.dxc5 Nxe5 14.Qd4 Nxf3 15.gxf3 f6 16.Qg4?? Qe5+ 17.Kd1 f5 [or just 17...Qxa1 18.Qxg7 Rxc5] 0-1

Kevin Bonham
08-06-2019, 10:09 PM
Tas Open 2019: Pairing of round 2

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1 = Rout,Ian C ( 1.0) - Little,Ian ( 1.0) = 1 - 6 = 1 - 0
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2 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 1.0) - Bonham,Kevin ( 1.0) = 10 - 2 = 0 - 1
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3 = Brown,Monty ( 1.0) - Nguyen,Tan Thanh ( 1.0) = 20 - 4 = 0 - 1
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4 = Liu,Yang ( 1.0) - Swan,Owen ( 1.0) = 5 - 8 = 1 - 0
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5 = Lee,Kam ( 0.5) - Silva,Priyanjith ( 0.5) = 3 - 9 = 0 - 1
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6 = Rumley,William ( 0.5) - Beeton,Kerry ( 0.5) = 7 - 13 = 1 - 0
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7 = Blackburn,Roger ( 0.0) - Carpenter,Sean ( 0.5) = 12 - 17 = 0 - 1
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8 = Escobar,David ( 0.0) - Shepherd,Chris ( 0.0) = 16 - 11 = 0 - 1
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9 = Connolly,Floyd ( 0.0) - Beeton,Bayani ( 0.0) = 14 - 19 = 1 - 0
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10 = Beeton,Luwanna ( 0.0) - Djatschenko,Addison ( 0.0) = 18 - 15 = 0 - 1
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Tas Open 2019: Pairing of round 3

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1 = Nguyen,Tan Thanh ( 2.0) - Rout,Ian C ( 2.0) = 4 - 1 = ...
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2 = Bonham,Kevin ( 2.0) - Liu,Yang ( 2.0) = 2 - 5 = ...
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3 = Silva,Priyanjith ( 1.5) - Rumley,William ( 1.5) = 9 - 7 = ...
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4 = Carpenter,Sean ( 1.5) - Little,Ian ( 1.0) = 17 - 6 = ...
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5 = Swan,Owen ( 1.0) - Connolly,Floyd ( 1.0) = 8 - 14 = ...
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6 = Djatschenko,Addison ( 1.0) - Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 1.0) = 15 - 10 = ...
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7 = Shepherd,Chris ( 1.0) - Brown,Monty ( 1.0) = 11 - 20 = ...
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8 = Escobar,David ( 0.0) - Lee,Kam ( 0.5) = 16 - 3 = ...
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9 = Beeton,Kerry ( 0.5) - Beeton,Luwanna ( 0.0) = 13 - 18 = ...
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10 = Beeton,Bayani ( 0.0) - Blackburn,Roger ( 0.0) = 19 - 12 = ...
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Capablanca-Fan
09-06-2019, 04:04 AM
Bonham - Blackburn

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bxd7+ Nxd7 5.0-0 Ngf6 6.Re1 Rc8 7.c3 e6 8.d4 cxd4 9.cxd4 Qc7 10.Nc3 a6 11.Bg5 e5 12.Rc1 Qb8 13.Qa4 [13.Bxf6! gxf6 (13...Nxf6 14.Qa4+ Nd7 15.Nd5) 14.Nd5 Rxc1 15.Qxc1 Be7 16.Nh4] 13...Rc6 14.d5 b5 15.Qa5 Qb6 16.Qxb6 Rxb6 17.Ne2 Be7 18.Ng3 g6 19.Rc8+ Bd8 20.Be3 Rb8 21.Rc6 a5 Better to let this one go 22.Rxd6 Rc8 23.Rc1 [23.Rc6 is also fine as if 23...Rxc6 24.dxc6 Nb8 25.Nxe5 Bc7 26.Bd4] 23...Rxc1+ 24.Bxc1 0-0 25.Rc6 Kg7 26.h3 h5 27.Bg5 Re8 28.a3 Bb6?? 29.Bxf6+ Nxf6 30.Rxb6 1-0

Surely 11... e5 was horribly antipositional. Note 13 was a very strong continuation as you say, but even without it, White had good v bad B, the cramping P chain with d5, and control of the open file with quick penetration.

Blunderbuss
09-06-2019, 07:59 AM
Shepherd - Rout R1

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Nb5 Na6 6. c4 O-O 7. e3 c5 8. Be2
Qa5+ 9. Qd2 Qxd2+ 10. Nxd2 cxd4 11. Nxd4 Re8 12. N2f3 Nh5 13. Bg5 h6 14. Bh4 g5
15. Bg3 Nxg3 16. hxg3 Nc7 17. cxd5 Nxd5 18. e4 Nb6 19. Rd1 Bg4 20. b3 a6 21. Nf5
Bxf5 22. exf5 Red8 23. O-O Nd5 24. Bc4 [maybe 24. Rd3] 24...Nc3 25. Rxd8+ Rxd8 26. a4 b5 27. axb5
axb5 28. Bxb5 Nxb5 29. Re1 Bf6 30. g4 Nd4 31. b4 Nxf3+ 32. gxf3 Rb8 33. Rb1 Rb5
34. Rb3 Be5 35. Kf1 Bd6 36. Rd3 Kg7 37. Kg2 Rxb4 38. Re3 Kf6 39. Re4 Rxe4 40.
fxe4 Ke5 41. f3 Kf4 42. Kf2 Bc5+ 43. Ke2 Ba7 0-1

Kevin Bonham
09-06-2019, 12:09 PM
Bonham - Yang Liu

In which I waste half a point (twice) by missing tactics. Examine all captures! :wall:

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.0-0 Bd7 5.c3 g6 6.d4 cxd4 7.cxd4 Bg7 8.Nc3 a6 9.Ba4 Nf6 10.Re1 0-0 11.Rb1 [better 11.e5] 11...Rc8 12.a3 Bg4 13.Bxc6 Rxc6 14.h3 Bxf3 15.Qxf3 Nd7 16.Qd3 Qc8 17.Be3 Nb6 18.Rec1 [I thought 18.d5! didn't work primarily because of 18...Bxc3 19.dxc6 Bxe1 20.Rxe1 Qxc6 but here missed 21.Rc1 winning] 18...Nc4 19.Nd5 Re8 20.Nb4 [And also missing 20.Rxc4 Rxc4 21.Nb6 winning] 20...Rc7 21.Nd5 Rc6 22.Nb4 Rc7 23.Nd5 1/2-1/2

antichrist
09-06-2019, 12:54 PM
Bonham - Yang Liu

In which I waste half a point (twice) by missing tactics. Examine all captures! :wall:

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.0-0 Bd7 5.c3 g6 6.d4 cxd4 7.cxd4 Bg7 8.Nc3 a6 9.Ba4 Nf6 10.Re1 0-0 11.Rb1 [better 11.e5] 11...Rc8 12.a3 Bg4 13.Bxc6 Rxc6 14.h3 Bxf3 15.Qxf3 Nd7 16.Qd3 Qc8 17.Be3 Nb6 18.Rec1 [I thought 18.d5! didn't work primarily because of 18...Bxc3 19.dxc6 Bxe1 20.Rxe1 Qxc6 but here missed 21.Rc1 winning] 18...Nc4 19.Nd5 Re8 20.Nb4 [And also missing 20.Rxc4 Rxc4 21.Nb6 winning] 20...Rc7 21.Nd5 Rc6 22.Nb4 Rc7 23.Nd5 1/2-1/2

I was half expecting you to do a Ryjanova and castle long side. Was move 13 trading your light squared bishop off aggressive enough?

Kevin Bonham
09-06-2019, 01:34 PM
Was move 13 trading your light squared bishop off aggressive enough?

It's actually the best move, or I will be worse after ...b5.

Kevin Bonham
09-06-2019, 05:01 PM
Tas Open 2019: Pairing of round 4

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1 = Liu,Yang ( 2.5) - Nguyen,Tan Thanh ( 3.0) = 5 - 4 = 1 - 0
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2 = Silva,Priyanjith ( 2.5) - Bonham,Kevin ( 2.5) = 9 - 2 = 0 - 1
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3 = Rout,Ian C ( 2.0) - Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 2.0) = 1 - 10 = 1 - 0
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4 = Little,Ian ( 2.0) - Shepherd,Chris ( 2.0) = 6 - 11 = 0 - 1
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5 = Connolly,Floyd ( 2.0) - Beeton,Kerry ( 1.5) = 14 - 13 = 0 - 1
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6 = Lee,Kam ( 1.5) - Carpenter,Sean ( 1.5) = 3 - 17 = 1 - 0
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7 = Rumley,William ( 1.5) - Swan,Owen ( 1.0) = 7 - 8 = 0 - 1
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8 = Blackburn,Roger ( 1.0) - Djatschenko,Addison ( 1.0) = 12 - 15 = 1 - 0
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9 = Brown,Monty ( 1.0) - Beeton,Bayani ( 0.0) = 20 - 19 = 1 - 0
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10 = Beeton,Luwanna ( 0.0) - Escobar,David ( 0.0) = 18 - 16 = 0 - 1
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Tas Open 2019: Pairing of round 5

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1 = Bonham,Kevin ( 3.5) - Rout,Ian C ( 3.0) = 2 - 1 = ...
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2 = Shepherd,Chris ( 3.0) - Liu,Yang ( 3.5) = 11 - 5 = ...
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3 = Nguyen,Tan Thanh ( 3.0) - Lee,Kam ( 2.5) = 4 - 3 = ...
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4 = Beeton,Kerry ( 2.5) - Silva,Priyanjith ( 2.5) = 13 - 9 = ...
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5 = Little,Ian ( 2.0) - Blackburn,Roger ( 2.0) = 6 - 12 = ...
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6 = Swan,Owen ( 2.0) - Brown,Monty ( 2.0) = 8 - 20 = ...
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7 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 2.0) - Connolly,Floyd ( 2.0) = 10 - 14 = ...
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8 = Djatschenko,Addison ( 1.0) - Rumley,William ( 1.5) = 15 - 7 = ...
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9 = Carpenter,Sean ( 1.5) - Escobar,David ( 1.0) = 17 - 16 = ...
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10 = Beeton,Bayani ( 0.0) - Beeton,Luwanna ( 0.0) = 19 - 18 = ...
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Kevin Bonham
09-06-2019, 08:56 PM
Silva - Bonham

1.c4 Nf6 2.d3 e5 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.g3 Bb4+ 5.Nbd2 0-0 6.Bg2 Re8 7.0-0 d6 8.a3 Bc5 9.e4 h6 10.Nb3 Bb6 11.Qe1 Be6 12.Be3 Qd7 13.Bxb6 axb6 14.Nh4 g5 15.Nf3 Nh7 16.Nfd2 f5 17.Qe2 f4 18.Qh5 Kg7 19.gxf4?? Bg4 20.Bh3 Bxh3 21.f5 Bxf1 22.Rxf1 Qf7 23.Qg4 Nf6 24.Qg3 Nh5 25.Qe3 Nf4 26.Kh1 Qh5 27.Rg1 Kf6 28.f3 Rg8 29.Rg4 Qf7 30.Nf1 h5 31.Rg3 Rg7 32.d4 Qxc4 33.Nfd2 Qd3 34.dxe5+ dxe5 35.Qg1 Ne2 36.Qf2 Nxg3+ 37.Qxg3 Nd4 38.Nxd4 Qxd4 39.Nf1 Qd1 40.Kg2 Qe2+ 41.Kg1 Rd8 42.Qh3 Rd1 43.b4 Rgd7 44.f4 Rxf1+ 45.Qxf1 Rd1 46.fxg5+ Kxg5 47.h4+ Kxh4 48.Qxd1 Qxd1+ 49.Kf2 Kg4 50.Ke3 Qd4+ 51.Ke2 Qxe4+ 0-1

Bonham - Rout

1.Nc3 e5 2.e4 Nf6 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Bb5 Bc5 5.0-0 0-0 6.d3 d6 7.h3 h6 8.Na4 Bb6 9.Bxc6 bxc6 10.c3 Re8 11.Re1 Be6 12.Nxb6 axb6 13.a3 c5 14.d4 cxd4 15.cxd4 exd4 16.Qxd4 Qd7 17.Bxh6!? Qa4 [17...Bxh3! 18.Nh2] 18.Be3? [18.Bg5 and black has little compensation for the pawn.] 18...Nxe4 19.Qxa4 Rxa4 20.Nd4 Bd7 21.Rad1 Nc5 22.Nf3 Ne6 23.Bd2 Raa8 24.Bc3 Nc5 25.Nd4 Rxe1+ [25...Na4] 26.Rxe1 Re8 27.Rxe8+ Bxe8 28.Nf5 f6 29.f3 Kf7 1/2-1/2

antichrist
09-06-2019, 09:14 PM
It's actually the best move, or I will be worse after ...b5.

I have a silly theory of not trading king side pieces for queen side pieces unless a clear advantage so I don't place the king bishop on b5.

Kevin Bonham
09-06-2019, 09:24 PM
Tas Open 2019: Pairing of round 5

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1 = Bonham,Kevin ( 3.5) - Rout,Ian C ( 3.0) = 2 - 1 = ½ - ½
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2 = Shepherd,Chris ( 3.0) - Liu,Yang ( 3.5) = 11 - 5 = 0 - 1
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3 = Nguyen,Tan Thanh ( 3.0) - Lee,Kam ( 2.5) = 4 - 3 = 1 - 0
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4 = Beeton,Kerry ( 2.5) - Silva,Priyanjith ( 2.5) = 13 - 9 = 1 - 0
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5 = Little,Ian ( 2.0) - Blackburn,Roger ( 2.0) = 6 - 12 = ½ - ½
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6 = Swan,Owen ( 2.0) - Brown,Monty ( 2.0) = 8 - 20 = 1 - 0
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7 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 2.0) - Connolly,Floyd ( 2.0) = 10 - 14 = 1 - 0
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8 = Djatschenko,Addison ( 1.0) - Rumley,William ( 1.5) = 15 - 7 = ½ - ½
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9 = Carpenter,Sean ( 1.5) - Escobar,David ( 1.0) = 17 - 16 = 0 - 1
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10 = Beeton,Bayani ( 0.0) - Beeton,Luwanna ( 0.0) = 19 - 18 = 0 - 1
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Tas Open 2019: Pairing of round 6

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1 = Liu,Yang ( 4.5) - Beeton,Kerry ( 3.5) = 5 - 13 = ...
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2 = Nguyen,Tan Thanh ( 4.0) - Bonham,Kevin ( 4.0) = 4 - 2 = ...
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3 = Rout,Ian C ( 3.5) - Swan,Owen ( 3.0) = 1 - 8 = ...
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4 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 3.0) - Shepherd,Chris ( 3.0) = 10 - 11 = ...
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5 = Lee,Kam ( 2.5) - Little,Ian ( 2.5) = 3 - 6 = ...
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6 = Blackburn,Roger ( 2.5) - Silva,Priyanjith ( 2.5) = 12 - 9 = ...
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7 = Escobar,David ( 2.0) - Rumley,William ( 2.0) = 16 - 7 = ...
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8 = Connolly,Floyd ( 2.0) - Brown,Monty ( 2.0) = 14 - 20 = ...
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9 = Beeton,Luwanna ( 1.0) - Carpenter,Sean ( 1.5) = 18 - 17 = ...
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10 = Beeton,Bayani ( 0.0) - Djatschenko,Addison ( 1.5) = 19 - 15 = ...
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Capablanca-Fan
10-06-2019, 04:17 AM
Shepherd - Rout R1

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Nb5 Na6 6. c4 O-O 7. e3 c5 8. Be2
Qa5+ 9. Qd2 Qxd2+ 10. Nxd2 cxd4 11. Nxd4 Re8 12. N2f3 Nh5 13. Bg5 h6 14. Bh4 g5
15. Bg3 Nxg3 16. hxg3 Nc7 17. cxd5 Nxd5 18. e4 Nb6 19. Rd1 Bg4 20. b3 a6 21. Nf5
Bxf5 22. exf5 Red8 23. O-O Nd5 24. Bc4 [maybe 24. Rd3] 24...Nc3 25. Rxd8+ Rxd8 26. a4 b5 27. axb5
axb5 28. Bxb5 Nxb5 29. Re1 Bf6 30. g4 Nd4 31. b4 Nxf3+ 32. gxf3 Rb8 33. Rb1 Rb5
34. Rb3 Be5 35. Kf1 Bd6 36. Rd3 Kg7 37. Kg2 Rxb4 38. Re3 Kf6 39. Re4 Rxe4 40.
fxe4 Ke5 41. f3 Kf4 42. Kf2 Bc5+ 43. Ke2 Ba7 0-1
I think it was more of a case of gradually conceding small advantages, then the large one of 26. a4 that lost a piece. 27. b4 would give the B some room, and you're still in the game. Black would probably play 27... g4 and your N must go out of play for a bit, but at least it would still be on the board.

Blunderbuss
10-06-2019, 05:29 AM
Shepherd – Yang Liu

Where I get over excited and play an unsound sacrifice

1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. e3 a6 6. Nbd2 Nf6 7. Bd3 c4 8. Be2 Bd6
9. Bg3 Bxg3 10. hxg3 b5 11. Qc2 h6 12. b3 Bd7 13. e4 Nh7 14. e5 a5 15. bxc4 bxc4
16. Nh4 Rb8 17. Ng6 fxg6 18. Qxg6+ Kf8 19. Rh4 Qe8 20. Rf4+ Kg8 21. Bh5 Qxg6 22.
Bxg6 Be8 23. Bxe8 Rxe8 24. Rb1 Rb8 25. Ke2 g5 26. Rf3 Kg7 27. g4 Rhf8 28. Rh3
Rxb1 29. Nxb1 Rb8 30. Rh1 Rb2+ 31. Ke3 Rxa2 32. Rc1 Ra1 33. Kd2 a4 34. Kc2 Ra2+
35. Kd1 Rxf2 0-1

Capablanca-Fan
10-06-2019, 06:20 AM
Shepherd – Yang Liu

Where I get over excited and play an unsound sacrifice

1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 e6 3. Nf3 c5 4. c3 Nc6 5. e3 a6 6. Nbd2 Nf6 7. Bd3 c4 8. Be2 Bd6
9. Bg3 Bxg3 10. hxg3 b5 11. Qc2 h6 12. b3 Bd7 13. e4 Nh7 14. e5 a5 15. bxc4 bxc4
16. Nh4 Rb8 17. Ng6 fxg6 18. Qxg6+ Kf8 19. Rh4 Qe8 20. Rf4+ Kg8 21. Bh5 Qxg6 22.
Bxg6 Be8 23. Bxe8 Rxe8 24. Rb1 Rb8 25. Ke2 g5 26. Rf3 Kg7 27. g4 Rhf8 28. Rh3
Rxb1 29. Nxb1 Rb8 30. Rh1 Rb2+ 31. Ke3 Rxa2 32. Rc1 Ra1 33. Kd2 a4 34. Kc2 Ra2+
35. Kd1 Rxf2 0-1
Yeah, White's pieces were in no position to follow up. Still, swapping even more pieces while a piece down is making it even easier for Black. In such positions, it's hard to make progress without using your pawns, i.e. f4-f5 against one of the rear pawns of Black's chain, and opening files for the rooks.

Earlier, 8. Bc2 looks better, because it aims at the K-side where White will play. 12. b3 is in the wrong part of the board. White should just sit tight on the Q-side and let Black make the effort to open lines, and just play e4-e5 as a move later, then prepare the f-pawn advance.

GoodNite
10-06-2019, 09:52 AM
I’m never a fan of ...c4?! by Black. I remember reading Colle-Delvaux played somewhere in Belgium 1929. Saw that game when I was a kid. Ended badly for Black after releasing all the central pressure on white. Major diff here being white’s B on the outside of the pawn chain. Must be even better for white. Bc2 of course is the retreat. I would have held off b3. F4-f5 is hard to achieve, and the doubled g pawns dont help. One idea could be a later f4, g4, Nf1-e3/g3 as a plan?

Kevin Bonham
10-06-2019, 12:40 PM
Congratulations to Yang Liu who has won the 2019 Tasmanian Open!


Tas Open 2019: Pairing of round 6

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1 = Liu,Yang ( 4.5) - Beeton,Kerry ( 3.5) = 5 - 13 = 1 - 0
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2 = Nguyen,Tan Thanh ( 4.0) - Bonham,Kevin ( 4.0) = 4 - 2 = 0 - 1
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3 = Rout,Ian C ( 3.5) - Swan,Owen ( 3.0) = 1 - 8 = 1 - 0
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4 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 3.0) - Shepherd,Chris ( 3.0) = 10 - 11 = 0 - 1
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5 = Lee,Kam ( 2.5) - Little,Ian ( 2.5) = 3 - 6 = ½ - ½
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6 = Blackburn,Roger ( 2.5) - Silva,Priyanjith ( 2.5) = 12 - 9 = 1 - 0
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7 = Escobar,David ( 2.0) - Rumley,William ( 2.0) = 16 - 7 = ½ - ½
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8 = Connolly,Floyd ( 2.0) - Brown,Monty ( 2.0) = 14 - 20 = 0 - 1
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9 = Beeton,Luwanna ( 1.0) - Carpenter,Sean ( 1.5) = 18 - 17 = 1F-0F
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10 = Beeton,Bayani ( 0.0) - Djatschenko,Addison ( 1.5) = 19 - 15 = 0 - 1
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Kevin Bonham
10-06-2019, 12:44 PM
Tas Open 2019
Cross Table at round 6 sorted by score

Pos NAME Rtg T Fed Pts | 1 2 3 4 5 6 | Buc1 BucT
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1 Liu,Yang 1583 TAS 5.5 | +B14 +W10 =B2 +W4 +B5 +W6 | 19.5 22.0
2 Bonham,Kevin 1901 TAS 5.0 | +W7 +B8 =W1 +B13 =W3 +B4 | 20.5 23.0
3 Rout,Ian C 1963 TAS 4.5 | +B5 +W9 -B4 +W8 =B2 +W10 | 19.0 22.0
4 Nguyen,Tan Thanh 1635 TAS 4.0 | +W17 +B12 +W3 -B1 +W11 -W2 | 20.5 22.5
5 Shepherd,Chris 1307 TAS 4.0 | -W3 +B15 +W12 +B9 -W1 +B8 | 18.5 21.0
6 Beeton,Kerry 1233 TAS 3.5 | =W11 -B16 +W18 +B17 +W13 -B1 | 15.5 17.0
7 Blackburn,Roger 1243 TAS 3.5 | -B2 -W19 +B20 +W14 =B9 +W13 | 15.0 15.0
8 Powell-Davies,Thomas 1322 TAS 3.0 | +B20 -W2 +B14 -B3 +W17 -W5 | 18.0 18.0
9 Little,Ian 1579 TAS 3.0 | +W15 -B3 +B19 -W5 =W7 =B11 | 17.5 19.5
10 Swan,Owen 1389 TAS 3.0 | +W18 -B1 -W17 +B16 +W12 -B3 | 17.0 18.5
11 Lee,Kam 1649 TAS 3.0 | =B6 -W13 +B15 +W19 -B4 =W9 | 15.5 17.5
12 Brown,Monty 0 TAS 3.0 | +BYE -W4 -B5 +W20 -B10 +B17 | 15.5 15.5
13 Silva,Priyanjith 1385 TAS 2.5 | =BYE +B11 +W16 -W2 -B6 -B7 | 18.0 20.5
14 Djatschenko,Addison 936 TAS 2.5 | -W1 +B18 -W8 -B7 =W16 +B20 | 16.0 16.0
15 Escobar,David 900 TAS 2.5 | -B9 -W5 -W11 +B18 +B19 =W16 | 14.5 16.0
16 Rumley,William 1444 TAS 2.5 | =B19 +W6 -B13 -W10 =B14 =B15 | 14.0 16.0
17 Connolly,Floyd 1016 TAS 2.0 | -B4 +W20 +B10 -W6 -B8 -W12 | 16.0 16.0
18 Beeton,Luwanna 303 TAS 2.0 | -B10 -W14 -B6 -W15 +B20 +BYE | 12.5 12.5
19 Carpenter,Sean 800 TAS 1.5 | =W16 +B7 -W9 -B11 -W15 -BYE | 14.5 17.0
20 Beeton,Bayani 0 TAS 0.0 | -W8 -B17 -W7 -B12 -W18 -W14 | 13.5 15.0

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Prizes

1st Yang Liu
2nd Kevin Bonham
3rd Ian Rout
U1650 Tan Thanh Nguyen
U1500 Chris Shepherd
Best Junior: tied - Thomas Powell-Davies and Monty Brown

Capablanca-Fan
10-06-2019, 01:59 PM
I’m never a fan of ...c4?! by Black. I remember reading Colle-Delvaux played somewhere in Belgium 1929. Saw that game when I was a kid. Ended badly for Black after releasing all the central pressure on white.

This game (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1242927)?

Capablanca-Fan
10-06-2019, 02:04 PM
(Ratings are in many cases seeding rating)

Prizes

1st Yang Liu
2nd Kevin Bonham
3rd Ian Rout
U1650 Tan Thanh Nguyen
U1500 Chris Shepherd
Best Junior: tied - Thomas Powell-Davies and Monty Brown

Well done to the above! That's quite something to see an U1650 player like Yang Liu win the tournament, ahead of much higher rated players. I suppose there was a rule against winning both a major prize and a rating group prize?

Blunderbuss
10-06-2019, 02:49 PM
Powell-Davies v Shepherd

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. Nf3 e6 7. Be2 Bd6 8. Ne5
Nd7 9. Nxg6 hxg6 10. Be3 Qc7 11. Nf1 Ngf6 12. Qd2 Nd5 13. g3 N7f6 14. Bf3 O-O-O
15. O-O-O e5 16. Bg5 Rd7 17. dxe5 Bxe5 18. Bxd5 Rxd5 19. Qe2 Bxb2+ 20. Kxb2 Rxg5
21. Ne3 Rb5+ 22. Kc1 Qe5 23. Qd3 Qb2+ 24. Kd2 Rd8 25. Nc4 Rxd3+ 26. Kxd3 Rd5+ 0-1

GoodNite
10-06-2019, 02:57 PM
Not sure C-F. What is the question exactly?

antichrist
10-06-2019, 02:58 PM
Well done to the above! That's quite something to see an U1650 player like Yang Liu win the tournament, ahead of much higher rated players. I suppose there was a rule against winning both a major prize and a rating group prize?

I hope not. Did he go down special for the event? presume a guy

GoodNite
10-06-2019, 02:58 PM
Congratulations Yang Liu and to the other awardees.

Kevin Bonham
10-06-2019, 03:43 PM
Well done to the above! That's quite something to see an U1650 player like Yang Liu win the tournament, ahead of much higher rated players. I suppose there was a rule against winning both a major prize and a rating group prize?

Yes. Yang's rating is based on only a couple of classic tournaments so it is not a reliable indication of his strength.

Nguyen - Bonham

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Bb5 c5 6.Nb3 Nc6 7.Bxc6 bxc6 8.c3 cxd4 9.Qxd4 Qc7 10.f4 Qb6 11.Ne2 Ba6 12.Qxb6 axb6 13.Nbd4 c5 14.Nf3 Bc4 15.a3 Be7 16.Be3 0-0 17.Nd2 Bb5 18.Rc1 Ra4 19.Nb1 f6 20.exf6 Nxf6 21.b3 Re4 22.c4 Rxe3 23.cxb5 Rxb3 24.a4 Rb4 25.a5 Rxb5 26.axb6 Rxb6 27.0-0 Ne4 28.g3 Bf6 29.f5 Bg5 30.Rcd1 Rxf5 31.Rxf5 exf5 32.Nbc3 d4 33.Nd5 Rd6 34.Nc7 Kf7 35.Nb5 Rb6 36.Na3 Be3+ 37.Kg2 Rb2 38.Kf1 Rxe2 0-1

Kevin Bonham
10-06-2019, 03:44 PM
I hope not. Did he go down special for the event?

He is listed as NSW on the ratings but has been living in Tas for several months at least, his rating just hasn't been transferred over yet.

AddisonDj
10-06-2019, 04:03 PM
Only game worth posting, I drew against Will Rumley:
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 d6 5. Bb5 Bd7 6. Nxc6 Bxc6 7. Qd3 Rc8 8.
Qd5 [You may think this is a weird move, but that's because it is. It isn't
actually too bad though.] 8... Qa5+ 9. Nc3 Bxb5 10. Qxb5+ Qxb5 11. Nxb5 a6 12.
Nc3 g6 13. Bd2 Bg7 14. O-O-O Nf6 15. f3 Nd7 16. h4 O-O 17. Nd5 Rfe8 18. h5 Ne5
19. hxg6 fxg6 (19... Nd3+ 20. Kb1 Nf2 [looks good for black but I think White
has enough counterplay.]) 20. Bg5 Nc6 21. f4 Bf8 22. f5 Ne5 23. Bh6 Bxh6+ 24.
Rxh6 Rc4 25. Rdh1 Nd3+ [I saw this move and it seems to avoid losing because
after 26. Kd2 Nf2 27.R1h4 is forced and black can play Rxe4 or even Nxe4 which
is better.] 26. Kd2 Nf2 27. R1h4 Rxe4 [Fortunately for me Will didn't play Nxe4
which I really didn't want to have to deal with.] 28. Rxh7? [Should have played
fxg6!] 28... Rxh4 29. Rxh4 gxf5 [avoids trapping the knight] 30. Rf4 Ne4+ 31.
Ke3 e6?! [Looks cool but it doesn't actually work.] 32. Rxe4 fxe4 33. Nf6+ Kf7
34. Nxe8 Kxe8 35. Kxe4 Kf7 36. c4 Kf6 37. b4 Kg5 38. a4 b6 39. a5 [I thought
this wins but it actually draws.] 39... bxa5 40. b5 axb5 41. cxb5 [Tablebase
draw] 41... a4 42. Kd3 a3?? [White now wins with DTZ 2] 43. Kc3 d5 44. b6??
[Draw again] 44... d4+! 45. Kb3 d3 46. b7 d2 47. b8=Q d1=Q+ [At this point I was
wondering how I managed to convert a win into a draw, however Will thought it
was a win for him. (It's a tablebase draw here)] 48. Kc3?? [Neither of us
realised, but this is a losing move and loses with a DTZ of 14] 48... Qc1+ 49.
Kd3 Qf1+ 50. Kc3 Qf6+ 51. Kd3 e5 52. Ke2 Qe6 53. Qd8+ Kg6?? [Only Kh5! wins.
Position is now drawn.] 54. Qd3+! [Only move that draws] 54... e4 55. Qxa3 Qg4+
56. Kf2 Qf4+ 57. Ke2 Qg4+ [Draw by agreement.] 1/2-1/2

Kevin Bonham
10-06-2019, 10:16 PM
Playback function on the game viewer is often stopped by (i) the appearance of numbers in a note (ii) the appearance of a move sequence starting with a move after the current one (or an unnumbered move) in a note. There's probably some way around it using curly brackets but I'm not certain about it.

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 d6 5.Bb5 Bd7 6.Nxc6 Bxc6 7.Qd3 Rc8 8.Qd5 Qa5+ 9.Nc3 Bxb5 10.Qxb5+ Qxb5 11.Nxb5 a6 12.Nc3 g6 13.Bd2 Bg7 14.0-0-0 Nf6 15.f3 Nd7 16.h4 0-0 17.Nd5 Rfe8 18.h5 Ne5 19.hxg6 fxg6 20.Bg5 Nc6 21.f4 Bf8 22.f5 Ne5 23.Bh6 Bxh6+ 24.Rxh6 Rc4 25.Rdh1 Nd3+ 26.Kd2 Nf2 27.R1h4 Rxe4 28.Rxh7 Rxh4 29.Rxh4 gxf5 30.Rf4 Ne4+ 31.Ke3 e6 32.Rxe4 fxe4 33.Nf6+ Kf7 34.Nxe8 Kxe8 35.Kxe4 Kf7 36.c4 Kf6 37.b4 Kg5 38.a4 b6 39.a5 bxa5 40.b5 axb5 41.cxb5 a4 42.Kd3 a3 43.Kc3 d5 44.b6 d4+ 45.Kb3 d3 46.b7 d2 47.b8=Q d1=Q+ 48.Kc3 Qc1+ 49.Kd3 Qf1+ 50.Kc3 Qf6+ 51.Kd3 e5 52.Ke2 Qe6 53.Qd8+ Kg6 54.Qd3+ e4 55.Qxa3 Qg4+ 56.Kf2 Qf4+ 57.Ke2 Qg4+ 1/2-1/2

Adamski
10-06-2019, 11:40 PM
I add my congrats to Yang Liu. Clearly under-rated!

Capablanca-Fan
11-06-2019, 12:40 AM
Only game worth posting, I drew against Will Rumley:
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 d6 5. Bb5 Bd7 6. Nxc6 Bxc6 7. Qd3 Rc8 8.
Qd5 [You may think this is a weird move, but that's because it is. It isn't
actually too bad though.] 8... Qa5+ 9. Nc3 Bxb5 10. Qxb5+ Qxb5 11. Nxb5 a6 12.
Nc3 g6 13. Bd2 Bg7 14. O-O-O Nf6 15. f3 Nd7 16. h4 O-O 17. Nd5 Rfe8 18. h5 Ne5
19. hxg6 fxg6 (19... Nd3+ 20. Kb1 Nf2 [looks good for black but I think White
has enough counterplay.]) 20. Bg5 Nc6 21. f4 Bf8 22. f5 Ne5 23. Bh6 Bxh6+ 24.
Rxh6 Rc4 25. Rdh1 Nd3+ [I saw this move and it seems to avoid losing because
after 26. Kd2 Nf2 27.R1h4 is forced and black can play Rxe4 or even Nxe4 which
is better.] 26. Kd2 Nf2 27. R1h4 Rxe4 [Fortunately for me Will didn't play Nxe4
which I really didn't want to have to deal with.] 28. Rxh7? [Should have played
fxg6!] 28... Rxh4 29. Rxh4 gxf5 [avoids trapping the knight] 30. Rf4 Ne4+ 31.
Ke3 e6?! [Looks cool but it doesn't actually work.] 32. Rxe4 fxe4 33. Nf6+ Kf7
34. Nxe8 Kxe8 35. Kxe4 Kf7 36. c4 Kf6 37. b4 Kg5 38. a4 b6 39. a5 [I thought
this wins but it actually draws.] 39... bxa5 40. b5 axb5 41. cxb5 [Tablebase
draw] 41... a4 42. Kd3 a3?? [White now wins with DTZ 2] 43. Kc3 d5 44. b6??
[Draw again] 44... d4+! 45. Kb3 d3 46. b7 d2 47. b8=Q d1=Q+ [At this point I was
wondering how I managed to convert a win into a draw, however Will thought it
was a win for him. (It's a tablebase draw here)] 48. Kc3?? [Neither of us
realised, but this is a losing move and loses with a DTZ of 14] 48... Qc1+ 49.
Kd3 Qf1+ 50. Kc3 Qf6+ 51. Kd3 e5 52. Ke2 Qe6 53. Qd8+ Kg6?? [Only Kh5! wins.
Position is now drawn.] 54. Qd3+! [Only move that draws] 54... e4 55. Qxa3 Qg4+
56. Kf2 Qf4+ 57. Ke2 Qg4+ [Draw by agreement.] 1/2-1/2

Interesting game. I recommend 5. c4, even though the Maróczy Bind is not quite as scary for Black as once thought. Bb5 is not usually a good move in the open Sicilian, because normally White is playing for an attack and needs pieces for that. Black could have played 6... bxc6 capturing towards the centre, and also with a tempo on the Bb5. If 8. Qd5 is really OK, then why not on move 7 instead of losing a tempo by playing 7.Qd3 first? Black might have played 11... Rxc2.

By move 18, you were doing quite well; you exploited the main weak points of the Dragon even with reduced material: the weak d5 square and the target on g6 for your h-pawn to open lines. 19. Bg5 would force Black to block his B temporarily with ... f6, and it also ‘discovers’ protection for the d3 square. After White's choice of 19.hxg6, Black really had to try ... Nd3+ because ... fxg6 gave you a big advantage. Instead of swapping an active for a passive piece with 23. Bh6, 23. f6 is strong, because 23... e6 24. f7+!

The P endgame is complex, and the tablebase helps a lot. 37... b6 would have stopped a lot of play, because 38.a4 a5. After the game move 37... Kg5, White could have won with 38.c5. If Black replies 38... d5+, then it's a typical position where White will get widely separated passed pawns. 38... dxc5 39. bxc5 is a straightforward win with the outside passed pawn.

Black was definitely winning the Q endgame. The main thing with Q endgames is advanced passed pawns. Black didn't need to touch the e-pawn with 51...e5; just push the a-pawn if it's not lost to a fork, as in the game. 51... a2 was winning straightforwardly.

Capablanca-Fan
11-06-2019, 12:44 AM
Not sure C-F. What is the question exactly?

There was a link for "This game (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1242927)", although the slight colour change is hard to see.

GoodNite
11-06-2019, 06:12 AM
There was a link for "This game (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1242927)", although the slight colour change is hard to see.

Thanks, yes, that is the one. I seem to recall it was in a book about the Colle System written by Koltanowski. Now the book is, unfortunately, like several hundred others, lost!! When travelling around the world, sadly many books did not come with me. As a young teenager, I thought the Colle was *the* system, unbeatable and switched to playing d4. Unfortunately the truth that it was very beatable when playing against a stronger opponent did not take long to learn. But I did enjoy it when my opponents played c4. I don’t play the London System, but I image it is the same. Looking over the game in the Tas Open, the B retreat to g3 doesn’t sit comfortably with K side expansion. Maybe white can hold off an early e5. Thanks for taking me down memory lane C-F.
Sorry I was unable to play in the Open. An aging mother to look after on Sunday and a musical commitment Monday made it impossible. I dropped in to see the start of Round 3?, and saw an interesting 2 Knights opening with white’s Ng5 stuff and Black’s K on e7. Ian Rout had earlier played the unusual Nd4 instead of the standard Na5 and I left thinking Black had good chances despite the K position. I would love to see the score of the game if it can be posted.

(Edit) PS. Just to be clear, it went something like e4 e5, Nf3 Nc6, Bc4 Nf6, Ng5 d5, exd5 Nd4 ?!, d6 (c3?) Qxd6, Bxf7+ Ke7. I left here, expecting something like Bb3 Nxb3, axb3 then maybe ...h6 and ...e4. Cool! Nice to see a bit of swashbuckling! Love to know what happened.

Ian Rout
11-06-2019, 10:03 AM
I dropped in to see the start of Round 3?, and saw an interesting 2 Knights opening with white’s Ng5 stuff and Black’s K on e7. Ian Rout had earlier played the unusual Nd4 instead of the standard Na5 and I left thinking Black had good chances despite the K position. I would love to see the score of the game if it can be posted.

(Edit) PS. Just to be clear, it went something like e4 e5, Nf3 Nc6, Bc4 Nf6, Ng5 d5, exd5 Nd4 ?!, d6 (c3?) Qxd6, Bxf7+ Ke7. I left here, expecting something like Bb3 Nxb3, axb3 then maybe ...h6 and ...e4. Cool! Nice to see a bit of swashbuckling! Love to know what happened.See game below. I don't think I've ever played 5...Nd4 before but I had a suspicion that Tan was bluffing, so if neither of us knew much of the theory I could wing it.

6.d6 is considered not critical but it's not really bad (if you don't fall for 7.Nxf7?? - this is left as an exercise for the reader). The sequence quoted above (Nb3/h6/e4) is considered best but I really wanted to go for more; you need full points in a six-round tournament, as we now know the winning score was 5.5 as it also was last year. Unfortunately White didn't make any mistakes so it was just a pawn down for nothing.

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Nd4 6. d6 Qxd6 7. Bxf7+ Ke7 8.
Bb3 Bg4 9. f3 Nxb3 10. axb3 Bf5 11. d3 Rd8 12. Qe2 h6 13. Ne4 Bxe4 14. fxe4 a6
15. Be3 Kd7 16. Nd2 Kc8 17. Nc4 Qe6 18. Bd2 Bc5 19. h3 Rdf8 20. O-O-O Qe8 21.
Rdf1 Nh5 22. Qg4+ Kb8 23. Rf3 Rxf3 24. gxf3 Rf8 25. Rf1 g5 26. Nxe5 Qxe5 27.
Qxh5 Ba3 28. c3 Bxb2+ 29. Kxb2 Qh2 30. Kc2 Qe2 31. Re1 1-0

idledim
11-06-2019, 10:14 AM
Thanks to Hobart for hosting the event - and especially to Kevin and Ian L. Congratulations to Yang Liu on an eminent win - also good to see Chris and Tan having a solid result. The next TCA events are the Rapid and Lightning Championships in Burnie (August 17,18).

ThanhNguyen
11-06-2019, 11:19 AM
Thanks to Hobart for hosting the event - and especially to Kevin and Ian L. Congratulations to Yang Liu on an eminent win - also good to see Chris and Tan having a solid result. The next TCA events are the Rapid and Lightning Championships in Burnie (August 17,18).

Thanks Denis and hope to see you in Burnie ^^

GoodNite
11-06-2019, 11:20 AM
Thanks, Ian. A very interesting opening. Didn’t know that Nxb3 and h6 was still book. Well, I didn’t know that Nd4 was book either (lol) - not in my opening repertoire. White seems comfortable after 13... Bxe4, giving up the good B. If I had been white, I might have had a long look at an earlier o-o rather than o-o-o. In the end you got more activity on the dark squares that perhaps was your fair share.

ThanhNguyen
11-06-2019, 12:03 PM
See game below. I don't think I've ever played 5...Nd4 before but I had a suspicion that Tan was bluffing, so if neither of us knew much of the theory I could wing it.

6.d6 is considered not critical but it's not really bad (if you don't fall for 7.Nxf7?? - this is left as an exercise for the reader). The sequence quoted above (Nb3/h6/e4) is considered best but I really wanted to go for more; you need full points in a six-round tournament, as we now know the winning score was 5.5 as it also was last year. Unfortunately White didn't make any mistakes so it was just a pawn down for nothing.

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Nd4 6. d6 Qxd6 7. Bxf7+ Ke7 8.
Bb3 Bg4 9. f3 Nxb3 10. axb3 Bf5 11. d3 Rd8 12. Qe2 h6 13. Ne4 Bxe4 14. fxe4 a6
15. Be3 Kd7 16. Nd2 Kc8 17. Nc4 Qe6 18. Bd2 Bc5 19. h3 Rdf8 20. O-O-O Qe8 21.
Rdf1 Nh5 22. Qg4+ Kb8 23. Rf3 Rxf3 24. gxf3 Rf8 25. Rf1 g5 26. Nxe5 Qxe5 27.
Qxh5 Ba3 28. c3 Bxb2+ 29. Kxb2 Qh2 30. Kc2 Qe2 31. Re1 1-0

I only planed for playing against Sicilian as the game previous two years ago (Tas Open 2017). But Ian surprised me with e5 (I was not expecting that and after 2. Nf3 Nc6 I only have two choices: Bc4 or Bb5). At home, when thinking about what to go if the game going like this I decided play Bb5 (without further planning). In the real game, from the move 1....e5 I understood that I have to play the game with my own experience and calculating (Because I knew not much theory about that). So I thought I will go with Bb5. However, before making the move of my Bishop I accidentally saw in the next board the Bishop was standing in Bb5 so I put my Bishop in Bc4 instead of Bb5 (just trying to make some differences and move exciting variations without any even the very next moves). And Ian is right, we were trying to play with the hope of a full-point so we trying to make unusual moves to make the game more complexity as much as possible. In this game, I was lucky enough to get it.
Ps. After the game, I know that Bb5 in the game of Kevin-Liu was not in the Spanish variation as I thought. :).

ThanhNguyen
11-06-2019, 12:10 PM
I only saw 8. Bb3 Nxb3, 9. axb3 and think about 9. ...h6 but did not know what happen like 9. ...e4?

ThanhNguyen
11-06-2019, 12:14 PM
Thanks, Ian. A very interesting opening. Didn’t know that Nxb3 and h6 was still book. Well, I didn’t know that Nd4 was book either (lol) - not in my opening repertoire. White seems comfortable after 13... Bxe4, giving up the good B. If I had been white, I might have had a long look at an earlier o-o rather than o-o-o. In the end you got more activity on the dark squares that perhaps was your fair share.

Yes, at some points I was thinking about 0-0 but I worried two many pieces of black standing in the King side.

GoodNite
11-06-2019, 12:24 PM
Well, in the end, your decision was justified. Even the Giuoco Pianissimo after Bc5 by black, instead of the 2 knights, has sting if white knows what he is doing (delaying o-o, c3, h3, Nd2-f1 is dangerous). Hardly pianissimo. So good choice. The Ruy is so theoretical anyway, much more positional. Bc4 is great for those who are not up on their openings. The 2 Ns leads to interesting play. Not to mention the under-rated Evans Gambit, favoured by Nigel Short. I love Bc4, there is so much romance in the move. Hmmmm, maybe I should switch back to e4 now.!!??

GoodNite
11-06-2019, 12:27 PM
The problem for Black in mounting a KSA is the the dark squared B when on d6 is essentially a pawn and cant participate in the attack directly. After it gets to c5 it is harder to o-o without allowing a possible exchange on e3. So the white K should be safe if white had o-o-ed early. Black on the other had some long term structural problems.

ThanhNguyen
11-06-2019, 12:40 PM
Well, in the end, your decision was justified. Even the Giuoco Pianissimo after Bc5 by black, instead of the 2 knights, has sting if white knows what he is doing (delaying o-o, c3, h3, Nd2-f1 is dangerous). Hardly pianissimo. So good choice. The Ruy is so theoretical anyway, much more positional. Bc4 is great for those who are not up on their openings. The 2 Ns leads to interesting play. Not to mention the under-rated Evans Gambit, favoured by Nigel Short. I love Bc4, there is so much romance in the move. Hmmmm, maybe I should switch back to e4 now.!!??

Thank you for your recommendation. I will look at Bc4 for the future development.

Blunderbuss
11-06-2019, 02:40 PM
Little - Shepherd

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3 Nf6 8.
h5 Bh7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 e6 11. Bf4 Nd5 12. Bd2 Bd6 13. O-O-O Nd7 14.
Rhe1 c5 15. dxc5 Bxc5 16. Qxd5 Bxf2 17. Re2 (17. Bb4 Bxe1 18. Rxe1 Qc7 19.
Bd6 O-O-O 20. Bxc7 exd5 21. Bxd8 Kxd8) 17. .. Bxg3 18. Bb4 Bf4+ 19. Kb1 Qc7
20. Qd4 Nf6 21. Ne5 Bxe5 22. Rxe5 Rd8 23. Qxd8+ Qxd8 24. Rxd8+ Kxd8 25. c4
Nd7 26. Re3 b6 27. Bc3 Nf6 28. Rf3 Ke7 29. Bb4+ Ke8 30. Bc3 Nxh5 31. g4 Nf6
32. Bxf6 gxf6 33. Rxf6 Ke7 34. Rf3 Rg8 35. Rf4 e5 36. Re4 Kf6 37. b4 Rd8
38. Re2 Rd4 39. Rh2 Kg6 40. Re2 f6 41. Rg2 Rxc4 42. a3 Kg5 43. Kb2 Rxg4 44.
Rd2 Rd4 45. Rg2+ Kf5 46. Rh2 Kg6 47. Rg2+ Kf7 48. Rh2 Kg7 49. Rg2+ Kh7 50.
Rf2 Rf4 51. Rd2 Rd4 52. Rf2 Kg6 53. Rg2+ Kf5 54. Rh2 e4 55. Rxh6 e3 56. Kc2
Kg4 57. Rh1 f5 58. Kc3 Rd7 59. Rg1+ Kf4 60. Rf1+ Ke4 61. Rh1 f4 62. Rh8 e2 0-1

Blunderbuss
11-06-2019, 02:53 PM
Shepherd - Monty Brown

1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 Bf5 3. e3 e6 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bd3 Bxd3 6. Qxd3 Bd6 7. Bg3 Ne4 8.
Nbd2 Nxd2 9. Qxd2 Nc6 10. c3 Qd7 11. Bxd6 Qxd6 12. O-O O-O-O 13. Rac1 Na5 14. b3
b6 15. Ne5 Qe7 16. Qe2 f6 17. Qa6+ Kb8 18. b4 fxe5 19. bxa5 Qa3 20. Rb1 Rhf8 21.
Qb5 Kb7 22. Rb3 Qxa2 23. Rbb1 exd4 24. cxd4 Rd6 25. Ra1 Qd2 26. axb6 Rxb6 27.
Qa4 Ra8 28. Rfb1 Rxb1+ 29. Rxb1+ Kc8 30. Qe8# 1-0

Kevin Bonham
11-06-2019, 03:25 PM
Monty played very well there up until ...Rxb1+ (28...a5 would have kept him in the game, albeit worse). He would be an easy winner in the most improved category if we had one.

idledim
11-06-2019, 05:42 PM
Little - Shepherd

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3 Nf6 8.
h5 Bh7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 e6 11. Bf4 Nd5 12. Bd2 Bd6 13. O-O-O Nd7 14.
Rhe1 c5 15. dxc5 Bxc5 16. Qxd5 Bxf2 17. Re2 (17. Bb4 Bxe1 18. Rxe1 Qc7 19.
Bd6 O-O-O 20. Bxc7 exd5 21. Bxd8 Kxd8) 17. .. Bxg3 18. Bb4 Bf4+ 19. Kb1 Qc7
20. Qd4 Nf6 21. Ne5 Bxe5 22. Rxe5 Rd8 23. Qxd8+ Qxd8 24. Rxd8+ Kxd8 25. c4
Nd7 26. Re3 b6 27. Bc3 Nf6 28. Rf3 Ke7 29. Bb4+ Ke8 30. Bc3 Nxh5 31. g4 Nf6
32. Bxf6 gxf6 33. Rxf6 Ke7 34. Rf3 Rg8 35. Rf4 e5 36. Re4 Kf6 37. b4 Rd8
38. Re2 Rd4 39. Rh2 Kg6 40. Re2 f6 41. Rg2 Rxc4 42. a3 Kg5 43. Kb2 Rxg4 44.
Rd2 Rd4 45. Rg2+ Kf5 46. Rh2 Kg6 47. Rg2+ Kf7 48. Rh2 Kg7 49. Rg2+ Kh7 50.
Rf2 Rf4 51. Rd2 Rd4 52. Rf2 Kg6 53. Rg2+ Kf5 54. Rh2 e4 55. Rxh6 e3 56. Kc2
Kg4 57. Rh1 f5 58. Kc3 Rd7 59. Rg1+ Kf4 60. Rf1+ Ke4 61. Rh1 f4 62. Rh8 e2 0-1

After 17.Bb4 - or even Qd3 or Qd6 - this should be an easy win for White.

Blunderbuss
11-06-2019, 08:01 PM
After 17.Bb4 - or even Qd3 or Qd6 - this should be an easy win for White.

That is true. Clearly in hindsight 14...c5 is a bad move and I was lucky to get away with it.

Blunderbuss
12-06-2019, 09:33 AM
I don’t play the London System, but I image it is the same. Looking over the game in the Tas Open, the B retreat to g3 doesn’t sit comfortably with K side expansion. Maybe white can hold off an early e5. Thanks for taking me down memory lane C-F.

GoodNite & Capablanca-Fan thanks for your interesting comments on my game with Yang. As I keep telling anyone who’ll listen, because I was born at the top of the ninth-highest point in London* I have to play the London System!

* Shooter’s Hill at a mighty 132m – source Wikipedia.org

GoodNite
12-06-2019, 08:01 PM
GoodNite & Capablanca-Fan thanks for your interesting comments on my game with Yang. As I keep telling anyone who’ll listen, because I was born at the top of the ninth-highest point in London* I have to play the London System!

* Shooter’s Hill at a mighty 132m – source Wikipedia.org

Shooter’s Hill was an archery range?
I can’t say much about the London System, because it is not in my repertoire. I played the Colle, like more than 50 years ago. The difference with the Colle is that in the Colle the B is held back behind the pawns, awaiting an e4, often after dxc5 first, like a Slav with colours reversed (or a main line QGD). The B is then very well placed for a KSA, which is at the heart of the strategy of the Colle System. In the London, the B is developed and exerts more pressure on the centre and is potentially available on the h2 to b8 diagonal, but it is not ideally placed for a KSA as it often ends up on the wrong diagonal. I think Black’s best is often to challenge the B with Bd6. I am more comfortable with White’s position if the black B is developed to e7.

I think the London is more positional and the Colle more spring-like in releasing energy towards a KSA. But I really don’t know much about the London and maybe C-Fan knows much more. There are some excellent recent books on the London system. Today, I am most comfortable in a classical QGD.

Kevin Bonham
12-06-2019, 08:24 PM
Lee - Little final round

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.b4 Nh5 10.Re1 f5 11.Ng5 Nf4 12.Bf1 h6 13.Nf3 Qe8 14.Qc2 g5 15.Nb5 Qd8 16.c5 fxe4 17.cxd6 cxd6 18.Nd2 Bf5 19.Nxe4 Rc8 20.Qb3 Bxe4 21.Rxe4 a6 22.Nc3 b5 23.g3 Nfg6 24.Bh3 Rc7 25.Be6+ Kh8 26.Be3 Qb8 27.a4 Nf5 28.axb5 Nd4 29.Bxd4 exd4 30.Nd1 axb5 31.Ra6 Ra7 32.Qa2 Ra8 33.h4 gxh4 34.gxh4 Qb7 35.Rxa8 Qxa8 36.Qe2 1/2-1/2

Ian (black) is much better here according to the computer but offered the draw on the grounds of having no idea what was going on here, which was also my initial reaction. (It seems what is going on is despite black's superficially dire pawn structure it is white who will be losing a pawn.)

Capablanca-Fan
13-06-2019, 07:29 AM
Lee - Little final round

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.Nf3 0-0 6.Be2 e5 7.0-0 Nc6 8.d5 Ne7 9.b4 Nh5 10.Re1 f5 11.Ng5 Nf4 12.Bf1 h6 13.Nf3 Qe8 14.Qc2 g5 15.Nb5 Qd8 16.c5 fxe4 17.cxd6 cxd6 18.Nd2 Bf5 19.Nxe4 Rc8 20.Qb3 Bxe4 21.Rxe4 a6 22.Nc3 b5 23.g3 Nfg6 24.Bh3 Rc7 25.Be6+ Kh8 26.Be3 Qb8 27.a4 Nf5 28.axb5 Nd4 29.Bxd4 exd4 30.Nd1 axb5 31.Ra6 Ra7 32.Qa2 Ra8 33.h4 gxh4 34.gxh4 Qb7 35.Rxa8 Qxa8 36.Qe2 1/2-1/2

Ian (black) is much better here according to the computer but offered the draw on the grounds of having no idea what was going on here, which was also my initial reaction. (It seems what is going on is despite black's superficially dire pawn structure it is white who will be losing a pawn.)

On intiutive grounds, White should have swapped off his technically bad (albeit nice-looking) B for the N on f5 on move 28, rather than allow it to play to d4. Black's B is very bad. The blockading piece on e4 should be a N not a R, but there is little Black can do about it with his N on g6, two diagonal squares away. Stockfish agrees, because it analyses that White will then play 29. axb5 and win the Pb5, so about +1.5.