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Thai Ly
30-12-2019, 10:45 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 (or as announced*).

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/WGMs free, Club Members IMs/WIMs and FMs/WFMs 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.

A "Biggest Upset" is awarded to the player who scores the biggest upset win over an opponent (so long as the rating difference between the players is at least 300 Tornelo rating points).

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 or Chris Kolak at the club

Become a Member for big discounts on all our events

* Please check this thread for any announcements of other Saturdays that may not be hosting Allegro - this could happen if there is a lack of capacity due to another tournament hosted at MCC (e.g. MCC Fast Play Championship, etc)

MichaelBaron
02-01-2020, 11:55 PM
And the first allegro of the year will be taking place tomorrow!
See you there, everyone!

MichaelBaron
04-01-2020, 08:51 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--70/pairings
Today's allegro results:
We had 3 IMs playing!

MichaelBaron
10-01-2020, 07:04 PM
Allegro tomorrow!
See you there everyone!

MichaelBaron
11-01-2020, 07:16 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--314/pairings
Today's allegro results!
Oliver Li who is 12 yo finished first equal!

HAHAHAHA
14-01-2020, 03:15 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--314/pairings
Today's allegro results!
Oliver Li who is 12 yo finished first equal!

Well done to Oliver-one of MCC's/Victoria's up and coming juniors. To adults don't let age fool you ;)

HAHAHAHA
14-01-2020, 03:24 PM
Following results on Tornelo from home there seems to be a big gap between the masters>2150 and strong club players 1850><2000.
An idea is to have a double game (wh&Bl) 4 Player Scheveningen Round Robin for the top 4 seeds. Something for the committee to consider. (Maybe borrow 2 DGT boards from BHCC??? to make it online thing)
But in any case Allegro has come a long way from the days of <30 adult regulars (2010/11)-Well done to MCC

MichaelBaron
17-01-2020, 09:08 AM
Allegro tomorrow!
hopefully, we will get over 50 players once again!

MichaelBaron
19-01-2020, 01:19 AM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--71/pairings
Today's allegro results~
Note the strength of the field 2 IMs 4 FMs, WGM, more strong juniors than in Aus champs!

antichrist
19-01-2020, 08:17 AM
Why do some participants have different group names?

HAHAHAHA
21-01-2020, 01:35 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--71/pairings
Today's allegro results~
Note the strength of the field 2 IMs 4 FMs, WGM, more strong juniors than in Aus champs!

4 FM's, I counted 3, am I missing someone?
Nevertheless strong tournament with 50+ entries-hopefully this can be the norm for 2020!

MichaelBaron
24-01-2020, 09:17 PM
Allegro is on@!
Join the Chinese New Year Allegro - some fun chess as always.
Note that due to the RV Memorial taking place at MCC - the Allegro will be played in the backroom!

MichaelBaron
25-01-2020, 08:40 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--315/pairings

Results for our little Allegro

machomortensen
25-01-2020, 10:02 PM
A great result for Chris Kolak. Congratz.

MichaelBaron
31-01-2020, 07:39 PM
Allegro tomorrow!
Once again, large and strong field expected!

MichaelBaron
01-02-2020, 08:59 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--316/pairings
Today's allegro results. Congrats to James on his picket fence!

MichaelBaron
08-02-2020, 05:31 PM
Another Great Allegro today!
Unfortunately I had to miss it due to work overload.
Congratulations to Alex on winning!
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--317/pairings

MichaelBaron
14-02-2020, 09:09 PM
Allegro tomorrow!
As always, large field expected@!

HAHAHAHA
15-02-2020, 09:06 AM
Allegro tomorrow!
As always, large field expected@!

A new addition to MCC:
Hand sanitiser and hand wipes will be available for clean hands.
Allegro players will get "first dibs". enjoy

MichaelBaron
15-02-2020, 08:42 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--318/pairings

Today's Allegro results.
Another picket fence by James!

machomortensen
15-02-2020, 10:14 PM
Pleased to see the great result by Lachlan Lee ...

MichaelBaron
15-02-2020, 11:47 PM
Pleased to see the great result by Lachlan Lee ...

He put up a great fight against me in the last round!

antichrist
16-02-2020, 07:59 AM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--318/pairings

Today's Allegro results.
Another picket fence by James!

Our mate DB had a shocker week before and only slight improvement yesterday. Is he getting old?

MichaelBaron
16-02-2020, 10:58 AM
Our mate DB had a shocker week before and only slight improvement yesterday. Is he getting old?

Everyone's chess is on and off.

machomortensen
22-02-2020, 03:26 AM
One of my friends from Denmark, Nils Hoffmann, will turn up tomorrow. He is very rusty, but please give him a few points ... Next month I "send" some of my Swedish friends.

MichaelBaron
22-02-2020, 10:39 AM
One of my friends from Denmark, Nils Hoffmann, will turn up tomorrow. He is very rusty, but please give him a few points ... Next month I "send" some of my Swedish friends.

Big thank you for your support.
Scandinavians are always welcome!
Please send us Andersson and Nilsen if you can - Not to mention Magnus!

MichaelBaron
22-02-2020, 10:40 AM
Allegro in 2.5 hours!
As always, large, strong and friendly field of players is expected@!

MichaelBaron
22-02-2020, 08:18 PM
Today's results:
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--319/pairings?fbclid=IwAR3Lrj4MgZVFlMhlOG5GPnx7vGw00mxD wZpbKFz3RESmAQ9YjM8YNG0ia9Q

machomortensen
22-02-2020, 09:04 PM
Congratz, Michael, good to see you back on the horse again. And another fine performance by young Lachlan Lee ...

Off topic: It's not very likely that I bring Ulf Andersson for an Allegro, but Peter Heine Nielsen has several times asked me about Australian trips. Probably an Open with me, but it's very much about his kids. An interesting idea with Magnus ... More likely than Ulf ...

MichaelBaron
22-02-2020, 09:43 PM
Congratz, Michael, good to see you back on the horse again. And another fine performance by young Lachlan Lee ...

Off topic: It's not very likely that I bring Ulf Andersson for an Allegro, but Peter Heine Nielsen has several times asked me about Australian trips. Probably an Open with me, but it's very much about his kids. An interesting idea with Magnus ... More likely than Ulf ...

Do not discard Ulf, our medical services are good and he can come...as long as he purchases the right kind of Insurance!
P.S. Note that Norvegians have been coming and playing our Masters events in the last couple of years.

MichaelBaron
29-02-2020, 10:12 AM
Allegro in 3 hours!
Great field expected as always!

MichaelBaron
29-02-2020, 07:14 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--320/pairings
Today's Allegro results.
Once again, Plenty of upsets caused by youngsters!

MichaelBaron
06-03-2020, 03:36 PM
Allegro tomorrow!

Weekend chess fix for those who are not playing in Begonia!

MichaelBaron
07-03-2020, 08:12 PM
Today's Allegro results:
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--72/pairings
Note that 3 members of the same family (Khamatgaleev/Rjanova family) were playing on the top 2 boards in the final round!

DanielHolland
08-03-2020, 02:32 PM
Today's Allegro results:
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mccallegro--72/pairings
Note that 3 members of the same family (Khamatgaleev/Rjanova family) were playing on the top 2 boards in the final round!

Congrats on the win Michael!

MichaelBaron
13-03-2020, 02:46 PM
Allegro tomorrow, great and friendly atmosphere as always! Good luck to all the participants (I am unlikely to be playing due t work committments)!

MichaelBaron
14-03-2020, 06:04 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--321/pairings

Today's allegro results: Not sure when the next allegro will be taking place given the club's closure due to the Virus.

Given that it was the last allegro...i am sad that I had to miss it due to work commitments.

With a strong field participating (3 IMs + WGM) - Julia scored an impressive win!

Thai Ly
14-03-2020, 06:31 PM
https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/mcc-allegro--321/pairings

Today's allegro results: Not sure when the next allegro will be taking place given the club's closure due to the Virus.

Given that it was the last allegro...i am sad that I had to miss it due to work commitments.

With a strong field participating (3 IMs + WGM) - Julia scored an impressive win!

See statement from MCC about the temporary closure of the Club linked to in another Chesschat thread - http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?15037-M-C-C-Announcements&p=463282&viewfull=1#post463282