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StokesyRedcliff
20-11-2019, 11:35 AM
It is time to start forming your Teams of 6 for the FUN CAQ TEAMS OF 6 CHESS DAY on Sunday December 15.

WHEN: SUNDAY DECEMBER 15

WHERE: SAINT JOSEPHS BRACKEN RIDGE SCHOOL HALL - Park in Phillips Street car park and follow the path to the big school hall.

REGISTRATION: 10:30 AM STARTING TIME OF ROUND 1: 11AM

TIME CONTROL: 15 MINUTES EACH + 3 SECONDS PER MOVE FROM THE START ( Fischer )

NUMBER OF ROUNDS : 7

HOW TO PAY: $90 per Team of 6 to be paid into the CAQ NAB ACCOUNT - ACCOUNT NAME: CAQ BSB: 084 391 ACCOUNT NUMBER : 2050 17068 OR $90 cash on the day.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR TEAM OF 6: Email your Team of 6 in ACF Rating Order with the players ACF Rating to this email: markcstokes@hotmail.com Teams can be a combination of junior and adults or just juniors or adults.

PRIZES: Trophy for winning team plus board prizes for boards 1-6.

See you at the Saint Josephs Primary School Hall, Phillips Street, Bracken Ridge around 10:30am Sunday December 15 for the FUN Teams of 6 Chess Day!

ENQUIRIES: Email Mark C Stokes : markcstokes@hotmail.com OR text Mark on 0431419136

PS Please submit your teams no later than Friday December 13 to ensure a smooth start on the day!

StokesyRedcliff
21-11-2019, 12:12 PM
You can view full details of The Fun CAQ Teams of 6 Chess Day on Sunday December 15 from 10:30am at St Josephs Primary School Hall in Phillips St, Bracken Ridge NOW: www.caq.org.au

StokesyRedcliff
26-11-2019, 08:48 AM
Have you got your Team of 6 organized yet for Sunday December 15??? It is not that far away now!

StokesyRedcliff
26-11-2019, 08:02 PM
Tyson has texted me his Excessive Epicness Team of 6 for Sunday December 15 at Bracken Ridge, the first entry received for this FUN DAY of 15 minutes plus 3 sec a move chess. His Team is Eliot Soo- Burrows 2149, Hughston Parle 2104, Sravan Renjith 2051, Charles Tsai 1984, Tyson Walker 1883 and Andrew Mather 1876! They could be hard to beat! Get full Teams of 6 entry details off the CAQ Website under Coming Events: www.caq.org.au

Capablanca-Fan
29-11-2019, 07:57 AM
I hope my mates at Logan will enter a team.

StokesyRedcliff
02-12-2019, 11:12 PM
I hope lots of teams enter! It is just the Sunday after this one! December 15 is fast approaching! Get your Teams of 6 organized soon! Full details above OR off the CAQ Website under Coming Events:
www.caq.org.au See you there!

StokesyRedcliff
09-12-2019, 05:32 PM
I hope lots of teams enter! It is just the Sunday after this one! December 15 is fast approaching! Get your Teams of 6 organized soon! Full details above OR off the CAQ Website under Coming Events:
www.caq.org.au See you there!

Bullwinkle are getting 2-3 Teams together, Redcliffe are getting 2-3 Teams together, Gold Coast is getting 1-2 Teams together, Logan is getting 1 Team together and Excessive Epicness has already entered one strong team. Who else is getting a Team of 6 together? Remember, it is on this Sunday, December 15, from 10:30 am, at St Joseph’s Primary School Hall, Phillips St, Bracken Ridge!

Horace
15-12-2019, 10:50 AM
10 teams have registered for todays tournament.

Actually the average rating for the top 4 teams is over 2000. So, with such a good turnout every effort will be made to play a 9 round event.

Horace
15-12-2019, 12:40 PM
The 10 teams entered are:

Bullwinkle 1 (average rating for the 6 boards is 2120)
Gold Coast 1 (2064)
Excessive Epicness (2012)
Bullwinkle 2 (1798)
Redcliffe 1 (1507)
Logan-Redlands (1452)
Bullwinkle 3 (1208)
Gold Coast 2 (1123)
All Juniors (1095)
Redcliffe 2 (1037)

It is a full round robin, with all play all. There are two divisions being contested for both the Open and a divisional winner as well as individual board prizes.

Horace
16-12-2019, 06:53 AM
Team winners on the day were:

Division 1.
1st Excessive Epicness 1 on 17 match points.
2nd Gold Coast 1 on 16mps.
3rd Bullwinkle 1 on 15 mps.

The Excessive Epicness team have been runners up in this event for the past few years and were worthy winners this year. The team members were: Board 1 Eliot Soo-Burrows; 2 Hughston Parle; 3 Sravan Renjith; 4 Charles Tsai; 5 Tyson Walker and 6 Andrew Mather. Out of the 54 games that they contested they only lost 3 and drew 3.

Division 2 winners were:
1st Bullwinkle 3 on 7 mps.
=2nd were Logan-Redlands and All Juniors on 6mps.

The Bullwinkle 3 team members were Board 1 Jayden Ooi; 2 Michael D'Arcy; 3 Jason Chan; 4 Regina Edwards; 5 Keon Poon and 6 Keenan Poon.

Horace
16-12-2019, 07:10 AM
Board winners on the day were:

Division 1.
1. GM David Smerdon from the Bullwinkle 1 team on 8.5 points out of 9.
2. Hughston Parle of Excessive Epicness (EE) after a count back on 8.
3. Sravan Renjith of EE on 8.
4. Charles Tsai of EE on 9. Charles scored the only 9/9 in the tournament.
5. Tyson Walker of EE after a count back on 8.
6. Andrew Mather of EE on 8.

Division 2.
1. Aiden Brady of the Logan-Redlands after count back. Aiden has had a remarkable chess journey this year and his results are a credit to him.
2. =2nd were Michael D'Arcy of Bullwinkle 3 and Oleg Korenevski of Logan-Redlands.
3. Jason Chan of Bullwinkle 3.
4. Roy Cristuta of Logan-Redlands after count back.
5. Micah Young ofGold Coast 2.
6. Lachlan Wang of the All Juniors team.

StokesyRedcliff
16-12-2019, 08:21 AM
It was another epic day of Team Chess in more ways than one on Sunday December 15 in the spacious hall of St Joseph's Primary School in Bracken Ridge. When the third seeded team Epic Epicness defeated Gold Coast Team 1, the second seeds, by 5.5 to 0.5, a buzz went round the room. What was in the flowers around their necks, perhaps a performance enhancing perfume? When they later drew their match 3 all with the Number 1 seeds Bullwinkle Team 1, victory seemed assured. However, Redcliffe Team 1 looked a possible giant killer in the final round when they looked to be doing quite well on at least 3 of the six boards. But Charles Tsai came back from the dead against Mark C Stokes and the other close games fell Epic Epicness' way and a very deserved Division 1 Teams of 6 Queensland Championship was theirs for the first time by just 1 match point! Division 2 was also decided by 1 match point, with Bullwinkle 3 taking it out in a very close contest. The day was full of fun and very well run by Arbiter Max Kershaw, with up to date Team Match points and individual board score points on display for one and all from round 1 to round 9! Max certainly deserved the big round of applause he received from all 60 players at the prize giving ceremony! But Tyson Walker and Epic Epicness deserve the biggest applause for an outstanding, epic performance, winning 48 games, drawing 3 games and losing just 3 games on the day! What was in those flowers???? We now all look forward to the Christmas Swiss this Saturday, December 21 and this Sunday, December 22 - get full entry details now off the CAQ Website under Coming Events - www.caq.org.au

Sheroff
16-12-2019, 10:19 AM
Brilliant tourney, and Excessive Epicness were truly devastating this year - they blew everybody else out of the water. I can personally attest to the growing strength of Sravan Renjith - an extremely talented young player who will be one of the best in Queensland one day, I suspect. Bullwinkle's matching tee shirts were just as epic, but our play couldn't keep up!

Congrats to Max Kershaw and Mark Stokes on their hard work keeping this well-attended event running smoothly all day.

Great fun all round - I even snuck in the obligatory winning queen sac against my old nemesis Gene Nakauchi in the final round, just in the nick of time....

Cheers,
Kevin Casey

Desmond
16-12-2019, 01:59 PM
No queen sac, but a fun speculative piece sac that had the desired result. Though I missed some better lines along the way.

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 d4 4.Nf3 Nc6 5.g3 f6 6.exf6 Qxf6 7.Bg2 Bg4 8.O-O h6 9.Na3 O-O-O 10.Qa4 Nge7
(10...d3)
11.Nb5 a6 12.Bf4 axb5
(12...g5 13.Na7+
(13.Bxc7 axb5 14.cxb5 Kxc7 15.bxc6)
13...Kb8 14.Nxc6+ Nxc6 15.Bd2)
13.cxb5 Nb8 14.Rac1
(14.Ne5 ! )
14...Nd5 15.Be5 Qe6 16.Bxd4 Be7 17.Ne5
(17.Qa8)
17...Bf5 18.e4
(18.Rxc7+ ! 18...Nxc7 19.Bxb7+ Kxb7 20.Qa7+ Kc8 21.b6)
18...Nb6 19.Bxb6 Qxb6 20.exf5 Rd4 21.Qc2 1-0

Sheroff
16-12-2019, 05:29 PM
Here's my game against Gene (apologies, I might have transposed some moves as this is all from memory):

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nge7 4.O-O Ng6 5.c3 d6 6.d4 Bd7 7.Be3 Be7 8.Re1 O-O 9.d5 Nb8 10.Bd3 f5 11.exf5 Bxf5 12.Bxf5 Rxf5 13.Nbd2 Nd7 14.Qc2 Rf7 15.c4 Ndf8 16.Ne4 h6 17.Ng3 Qd7 18.b4 a5 19.a3 b6 20.Red1 Rxf3!?

The sort of sac I feel practically obligated to make, on general principle.

21.gxf3 Nh4 22.Kh1 Qh3 23.Rg1 Nxf3 24.Rg2 axb4 25.Qe4 Nh4 26.Rg1 bxa3 27.Ra2 Bf6 28.Bxh6 Nfg6 (With limited time, I couldn't work out the consequences of taking the bishop, but I thought he would obtain far too much enjoyment so I decided to play it safe. 29.Be3 Kh7 30.Rga1 Rf8 31.Rxa3 Bg5!

So that if 32.Bxg5, Rxf2 is a big ouch. 32.Rg1 Bxe3 33.Rxe3 The decisive mistake. He had to retake with the queen to protect f2, I feel.

Rxf2 34.Nf1

This retreat seems to hold everything, since I have no time for ...Rxf1 because my queen is now hanging. Meanwhile, the knight covers h2. However, ...Qxf1!! Taking the queen gets White mated. I had a brief worry about the try 35.Reg3 at this point, but ... Qe2 doubly attacking the h2 square and hitting the queen at e4 seems to be an adequate antidote to the threat of 36.Rxg6. Gene only had about 3 seconds left here (10-3 time control), and tried the desperate 35. Qxg6+, but ended up a piece (and several pawns down) and lost on time shortly thereafter. An entertaining game - high on bamboozlement, low on accurancy, but far from boring. I haven't checked any of it with a chess engine, and it's all no doubt full of holes, but hey, even a rather token queen sac counts... :)

Cheers,
Kevin Casey

Desmond
16-12-2019, 08:57 PM
Here's my game against Gene (apologies, I might have transposed some moves as this is all from memory):

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nge7 4.O-O Ng6 5.c3 d6 6.d4 Bd7 7.Be3 Be7 8.Re1 O-O 9.d5 Nb8 10.Bd3 f5 11.exf5 Bxf5 12.Bxf5 Rxf5 13.Nbd2 Nd7 14.Qc2 Rf7 15.c4 Ndf8 16.Ne4 h6 17.Ng3 Qd7 18.b4 a5 19.a3 b6 20.Red1 Rxf3!? {The sort of sac I feel practically obligated to make, on general principle.} 21.gxf3 Nh4 22.Kh1 Qh3 23.Rg1 Nxf3 24.Rg2 axb4 25.Qe4 Nh4 26.R2g1 bxa3 27.Ra2 Bf6 28.Bxh6 Nfg6 {(With limited time, I couldn't work out the consequences of taking the bishop, but I thought he would obtain far too much enjoyment so I decided to play it safe.)} 29.Be3 Kh7 30.Rga1 Rf8 31.Rxa3 Bg5! {So that if 32.Bxg5, Rxf2 is a big ouch.} 32.Rg1 Bxe3 33.Rxe3 {The decisive mistake. He had to retake with the queen to protect f2, I feel.} 33... Rxf2 34.Nf1

{This retreat seems to hold everything, since I have no time for ...Rxf1 because my queen is now hanging. Meanwhile, the knight covers h2. However, ...}34... Qxf1!! {Taking the queen gets White mated. I had a brief worry about the try 35.Reg3 at this point, but ... Qe2 doubly attacking the h2 square and hitting the queen at e4 seems to be an adequate antidote to the threat of 36.Rxg6. Gene only had about 3 seconds left here (10-3 time control), and tried the desperate } 35. Qxg6+{, but ended up a piece (and several pawns down) and lost on time shortly thereafter. An entertaining game - high on bamboozlement, low on accurancy, but far from boring. I haven't checked any of it with a chess engine, and it's all no doubt full of holes, but hey, even a rather token queen sac counts... :)}

Cheers,
Kevin Casey

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Capablanca-Fan
17-12-2019, 01:40 AM
The computer* likes 20... Rxf3; it also liked 19... Rxf3 instead of the unnecessary 19... b6. As you suspected, 28.Bxh6 was a bluff and should have been taken; refusing it let White back into the game—it rates 29.Bc1 as holding. It rates your 31...Bg5 and 34... Qxf1 as the best moves. White should have responded 35.h3, and anything else loses outright; its best line is 35.h3 Nf5 36.Qg4 Nf8 37.Rxf1 Rxf1+ 38.Kh2 Nxe3 39.Qe2 Rf4 40.Qxe3 Nd7, and Black is far better (-1.50) with RNPP v Q.

Good game—20... Rxf3 deserves an outright exclamation mark.

* Another plug for Bill Forster's free Tarrasch Chess GUI (http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?16820-Bill-Forster-s-Tarrasch-Chess-GUI), database plus engine.

Horace
17-12-2019, 09:35 AM
Just a final post regarding individual team point scores and some other comments for the statistically minded:

There were 540 games played, of which there were 253 wins, 253 losses and only 34 draws.
There were only 7 illegal moves requiring adjudication during the tournament and only 1 game was lost due to 2 illegal move rule.

Team point scores in order of team number used for the draw:

Team No and name Team point score.

1. Bullwinkle 3 21
2. Redcliffe 1 22.5
3. Gold Coast 2 17
4. All Juniors 17
5. Gold Coast 1 44.5
6. Logan-Redlands 21.5
7. Redcliffe 2 3
8. Excessive Epicness 49
9. Bullwinkle 1 43.5
10. Bullwinkle 2 31

The tournament was played in the true spirit of Christmas - very friendly with good will to your opponent but every player was participating for the honour of their team.
Congratulations to all the team and individual winners and the compliments of the season to everyone.

Sheroff
17-12-2019, 10:59 AM
Thanks, Jono. Another important tactical point is that if White had played the 'normal' 9.Nbd2 in the opening (instead of 9.d5), he loses a pawn to ...Nxd4! - a well-known trap in this position.

I shall check out the Tarrasch engine ... looks good.

Cheers,
Kevin

Capablanca-Fan
18-12-2019, 03:13 AM
Just a final post regarding individual team point scores and some other comments for the statistically minded:

There were 540 games played, of which there were 253 wins, 253 losses and only 34 draws.
There were only 7 illegal moves requiring adjudication during the tournament and only 1 game was lost due to 2 illegal move rule.

Team point scores in order of team number used for the draw:

Team No and name Team point score.

1. Bullwinkle 3 21
2. Redcliffe 1 22.5
3. Gold Coast 2 17
4. All Juniors 17
5. Gold Coast 1 44.5
6. Logan-Redlands 21.5
7. Redcliffe 2 3
8. Excessive Epicness 49
9. Bullwinkle 1 43.5
10. Bullwinkle 2 31

The tournament was played in the true spirit of Christmas - very friendly with good will to your opponent but every player was participating for the honour of their team.
Congratulations to all the team and individual winners and the compliments of the season to everyone.

Excellent. Any lists of team members and their scores, or even individual game results?

Desmond
18-12-2019, 03:34 PM
Excellent. Any lists of team members and their scores, or even individual game results?

There's some here (http://www.clubbullwinkle.com/2019-blackout/)

Capablanca-Fan
18-12-2019, 03:41 PM
There's some here (http://www.clubbullwinkle.com/2019-blackout/)

Very good, thanks.

Desmond
19-12-2019, 08:34 AM
Desmond - CameronD (http://www.chesschat.org/member.php?3120-CameronD) (if I've remembered the move order correctly)

1.d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.Nc3 e5 4.d5 Nf6 5.e4 c6 6.Bxc4 Bb4 7.Qc2
(7.Qb3)
7...O-O 8.Ne2 cxd5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.O-O Nxc3 11.Nxc3 Qh4 12.Nd5
(12.Bd5)
12...Nc6 13.Be3 Nd4 14.Bxd4 Qxd4 15.Nxb4 b5 16.Bd5 Rb8 17.Nc6 Qxd5 18.Ne7+