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SGHoens
09-12-2019, 08:21 PM
The Link to the next tournament is Rome Chess International 2019 (http://vesus.org/results/master-4deg-international-chess-festival-roma-cittagrave-apertabicentenario-accademia-scacchistica-romana/)

Won Round 1

Scott

SGHoens
10-12-2019, 11:24 AM
Won Round 2 and leading - Well Done

Metro
10-12-2019, 12:25 PM
Follow his progress:http://chess-results.com/tnr473991.aspx?lan=1&art=9&fed=AUS&flag=30&snr=2

cathyc
12-12-2019, 12:18 AM
You can see the top 3 boards live here: http://www.scuolapopolarediscacchi.it/open-a-live-games/

cathyc
15-12-2019, 10:31 PM
Anton seems to have found a creative way to get out of a troublesome ending in the last round. I hope that's not speaking too soon at move 61. He is super good at staying calm in difficult situations.

Metro
16-12-2019, 11:22 AM
1 7 GM Kollars Dmitrij 2584 GER
2 6.5 GM Smirnov Anton 2585 AUS
3 6.5 GM Mikaelyan Arman 2467 ARM
4 6.5 GM Evdokimov A. 2472 RUS

Vlad
17-12-2019, 09:30 PM
The first half of Antonís trip has finished. He has played 22 games undefeated - 11 with white and 11 with black. With white he has a phenomenal score of 10 wins and 1 draw. With black he is not as dominating, he has 4 wins and 7 draws. Overall he added 31 rating points for his new January rating expected to be 2604.

He also played in a couple blitz tournaments to score 12/13 in Munich and 8/9 in Rome. Unfortunately only the second one is rated. But even Rome blitz by itself adds 15 rating points and moves Anton into the top 100 blitz players in the world.

Kevin Bonham
17-12-2019, 10:46 PM
Overall he added 31 rating points for his new January rating expected to be 2604.

Congrats in advance to Anton on cracking 2600. I believe he's the second Australian to ever do so, after Rogers.


But even Rome blitz by itself adds 15 rating points and moves Anton into the top 100 blitz players in the world.

Wow.

Shaun94
17-12-2019, 10:51 PM
The first half of Anton’s trip has finished. He has played 22 games undefeated - 11 with white and 11 with black. With white he has a phenomenal score of 10 wins and 1 draw. With black he is not as dominating, he has 4 wins and 7 draws. Overall he added 31 rating points for his new January rating expected to be 2604.

He also played in a couple blitz tournaments to score 12/13 in Munich and 8/9 in Rome. Unfortunately only the second one is rated. But even Rome blitz by itself adds 15 rating points and moves Anton into the top 100 blitz players in the world.

It's great to see Anton having such great success abroad, hopefully he's having a great time and enjoying the travel.

Hopefully we will have a chance to witness him play locally in 2020. All the best and good luck for the rest of his trip!

Metro
19-12-2019, 01:20 PM
The first half of Antonís trip has finished. He has played 22 games undefeated - 11 with white and 11 with black. With white he has a phenomenal score of 10 wins and 1 draw. With black he is not as dominating, he has 4 wins and 7 draws. Overall he added 31 rating points for his new January rating expected to be 2604.

He also played in a couple blitz tournaments to score 12/13 in Munich and 8/9 in Rome. Unfortunately only the second one is rated. But even Rome blitz by itself adds 15 rating points and moves Anton into the top 100 blitz players in the world.

What is Antons next event? I think you may have posted it in the shoutbox.

Adamski
19-12-2019, 05:50 PM
Awesome recent performances in Europe by Anton! Way to go!

Vlad
19-12-2019, 10:03 PM
What is Antons next event? I think you may have posted it in the shoutbox.

Montebelluna near Venice (27 December - 6 January) https://www.grandiscacchi.com/

Wijk Aan Zee (10-26 January)

Dutch League (1 February)

German League (8-9 February)

ElevatorEscapee
20-12-2019, 08:26 PM
I hope Anton gets enough time at each venue to have fun and enjoy the local atmosphere - having to play chess every day must seem like having to go to work!
(Of course, chess would be his job if ever he became a professional chess player).

Vlad
20-12-2019, 11:22 PM
I hope Anton gets enough time at each venue to have fun and enjoy the local atmosphere - having to play chess every day must seem like having to go to work!
(Of course, chess would be his job if ever he became a professional chess player).

Well, he is at the kind of age when he much more enjoys playing than anything else. I remember when very young Yuan was attending his first Olympiad, he went to the Bermuda party and according to Shaun Press spent the whole evening talking about openings. These kids are crazy about chess and this is why they are successful.

One day I am sure he will look at the world differently. But hey this is not the last time Anton is taking the European tour. He is thinking abut making them regularly.:P

Becoming professional chess player? Highly unlikely. His hsc results have just become known. Even though he attended a public school and missed a lot of classes due to chess, he still got a respectable 99.3%. My hope he will follow steps of his parents but much better.

ER
21-12-2019, 05:54 AM
His hsc results have just become known. Even though he attended a public school and missed a lot of classes due to chess, he still got a respectable 99.3%. My hope he will follow steps of his parents but much better.

I was just looking at the Killara High School Maths honour board! Amazing stuff!!! It must be equivalent to chess GM title! :D

Vlad
21-12-2019, 10:29 AM
I was just looking at the Killara High School Maths honour board! Amazing stuff!!! It must be equivalent to chess GM title! :D

We were not particularly happy with the school, I would certainly not recommend it to anybody. You can check its NSW ranking and see that it goes down the hill (68 last year, 90 this year). At some point we even had to meet with the principal as some teachersí quality is below any reasonable belief. Nothing happened - she completely ignored our concerns.

I have to agree about the math program though. The level of math which is taught in high school in NSW is equivalent to the first year of the top Russian university program in mathematics. Truly amazing. It comes with a caveat though. The teachers themselves barely manage this material.