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Kevin Bonham
03-08-2020, 04:09 PM
Hosted by the Burnie Chess Club whose willingness to run this event amid the chaos of coronavirus is greatly appreciated.

Details at https://tasmanianchessassociation.squarespace.com/tournaments-enter/2020/08/29/2020-tasmanian-open

Note that a faster schedule with the time limit cut from the usual 90/30 to 60/10 for this year only has been approved by the TCA in order to allow the event to be played on a weekend that is not a long weekend. Also the Burnie Chess Club has been given authority over tournament conditions (eg the usual 45 minute break per player between rounds will presumably not apply.)

James Peirce
03-08-2020, 05:37 PM
I will probably be entering. One interesting note is the August 7th re-open to certain states has been delayed.

Kevin Bonham
04-08-2020, 09:27 AM
I will probably be entering. One interesting note is the August 7th re-open to certain states has been delayed.

Yes, til August 31st to stop mainlanders winning our tournament. :)

Vlad
04-08-2020, 09:32 AM
Yes, til August 31st to stop mainlanders winning our tournament. :)

Ahh, I was planning to come with a little bunny...:lol:

antichrist
04-08-2020, 09:42 AM
Ahh, I was planning to come with a little bunny...:lol:

Tasmania is a rabbit-free quarantined area - bunnies are not permitted. When that tourney co-incides with the Southern Lights I will be there.

Blunderbuss
04-08-2020, 09:58 AM
Tasmania is a rabbit-free quarantined area - bunnies are not permitted. When that tourney co-incides with the Southern Lights I will be there.

australias-answer-to-the-northern-lights (http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20200706-australias-answer-to-the-northern-lights)

Kevin Bonham
04-08-2020, 10:17 AM
Tasmania is a rabbit-free quarantined area - bunnies are not permitted.

About as true as most of the rest of your posts lately.

ER
04-08-2020, 01:23 PM
Yes, til August 31st to stop mainlanders winning our tournament. :)

serves ya right! :P

https://www.facebook.com/abcnews.au/videos/750163919051519/

Ian Rout
04-08-2020, 04:04 PM
Tasmania is a rabbit-free quarantined area - bunnies are not permitted. When that tourney co-incides with the Southern Lights I will be there.You'll find the aurora pretty tame in Burnie, if you find it at all. You really need to go further south.

Here's a rabbit in our back yard in Wynyard. There are plenty more in Burnie.
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Garvinator
04-08-2020, 06:01 PM
Theme of this tournament so far:

1) Rabbits welcome and in fact encouraged
2) Bunnies, not so much :)

But, it does seem that one poster did miss the entire joke here :P

MichaelBaron
07-08-2020, 02:24 AM
Theme of this tournament so far:

1) Rabbits welcome and in fact encouraged
2) Bunnies, not so much :)

But, it does seem that one poster did miss the entire joke here :P

There will be plenty of Bunnies in the tournament though :).

antichrist
07-08-2020, 07:04 AM
A typical bunny game would be racing ahead then forgetting to push the clock so running out of time to a tortise. El al an MCC game recently.

Ian Rout
24-08-2020, 11:23 AM
According to my sources, entries as at yesterday (Sun 23/8) are:

Kevin Bonham
Ian Rout
Will Rumley
Denis McMahon
Reg Harvey
John Patrick
Addison Djatschenko
Thomas Powell-Davies

idledim
24-08-2020, 04:31 PM
Ian Little is playing - but hasn't officially entered yet. As per the entry form:

All competitors MUST enter online using the digital registration form.

Entries close at 5pm on Thursday the 27th of August.

Here's the link again: 2020 Tas. Open (https://tasmanianchessassociation.squarespace.com/tournaments-enter/2020/08/29/2020-tasmanian-open)

Kevin Bonham
24-08-2020, 09:09 PM
Small field so far but a strong one on average. I am not getting notifications for all of the entries, only some of them, so will rely on others for the lists.

idledim
26-08-2020, 09:52 AM
Monty Brown has entered.

Ian Little will be chatting about the Open this afternoon on Edge FM (99.3) - at about 5.15, in a segment called The Penalty Box.

idledim
26-08-2020, 01:23 PM
James Banbury has entered.

Felix Elllis MP has kindly offered to donate the junior cash prizes. Thanks to Felix and good luck to him today on the occasion of his inaugural speech in the Tas. parliament.

Patrick Byrom
26-08-2020, 01:55 PM
Small field so far but a strong one on average. I am not getting notifications for all of the entries, only some of them, so will rely on others for the lists.It's not a bad turnout given the unfavourable circumstances. And, in my experience, half of a weekender's entries tend to arrive in the last few days :(

Kevin Bonham
26-08-2020, 09:21 PM
And, in my experience, half of a weekender's entries tend to arrive in the last few days :(

By which stage entries have done a thing called "close", which down here appears only to mean "you can still enter but if we don't have enough gear your late entry may not be accepted".

idledim
26-08-2020, 11:22 PM
Ian Little has entered.

idledim
27-08-2020, 03:33 PM
Kerry Beeton
Luwanna Beeton
Bayani Beeton
Himash Keerthiratne

have entered.

Kevin Bonham
27-08-2020, 07:58 PM
Field thus far in rating order:

Kevin Bonham 1976
Ian Rout 1923
Denis McMahon 1738
Reg Harvey 1676
Will Rumley 1566
John Patrick 1447
Ian Little 1442
Thomas Powell-Davies 1375
Kerry Beeton 1341
Addison Djatschenko 1100
Monty Brown 938
Luwanna Beeton 382
Bayani Beeton 314

Of the unrated players James Banbury has a chess.com rapid rating of 1793 while I get a TPR for Himash Keerthiratne of 1096 for his performance in the 2019 Launceston Cup, which I think is his only rapid perfomance. Neither has any classical form that I'm aware of.

Note: I am listed as DOP (TBC) on the entry form but have not had it confirmed that I am actually DOP (I am happy to be or not to be!)

idledim
27-08-2020, 10:42 PM
Egie Aigbogun has entered.

Himash's quick rating is a little bit lower than his Launceston Cup TPR - based mostly on club games at Devonport - but the Launceston number feels about right. There's a big difference in quick and classic for the 2 junior Beetons - their classic ratings just look weird (for both of them). As for James - the sky is probably the limit.

Kevin Bonham
28-08-2020, 09:25 AM
Egie Aigbogun has entered.

Himash's quick rating is a little bit lower than his Launceston Cup TPR - based mostly on club games at Devonport - but the Launceston number feels about right. There's a big difference in quick and classic for the 2 junior Beetons - their classic ratings just look weird (for both of them). As for James - the sky is probably the limit.

Ah, Himash actually has a quick rating of 1298; thanks, I didn't notice that.

The quick ratings in Tasmania are inflated so I adjust them when using them for seedings purposes (the last adjustment I calculated was 360 points) but there are also issues with some of the juniors including the Beetons and a few others having extremely low classic ratings.

Kevin Bonham
28-08-2020, 06:16 PM
Field thus far (16) in rating/suggested seed rating order (assuming I am DOP) with a couple of errors corrected:

Kevin Bonham 1976
Ian Rout 1923
James Banbury 1793 (chess.com rapid)
Denis McMahon 1738
Reg Harvey 1676
Will Rumley 1566
John Patrick 1447
Ian Little 1442
Thomas Powell-Davies 1375
Kerry Beeton 1341
Addison Djatschenko 1100
Monty Brown 938
Himash Keerthiratne 938 (ACF rapid - 360)
Luwanna Beeton 382
Bayani Beeton 314
Egie Aigbogun UNR

(I believe Vega will break the tie in the above by surname).

ER
29-08-2020, 01:46 PM
A Tassie Online Chess Festival?

I believe that along with the future Tasmanian Champs / Opens future events featuring

Tasmanian Online Champs / Open
Tasmanian Online Women Champs / Open
Tasmanian Online Juniors Champs/ Open

Could be nice attractions for local / interstate and why not? International players.

Wishing you all the best for the Open starting today!

E.

Kevin Bonham
29-08-2020, 01:54 PM
We're underway with a neatly sized field of 16.


2020 Tasmanian Open: Pairing of round 1

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1 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 0.0) - Bonham,Kevin ( 0.0) = 9 - 1 = ...
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2 = Rout,Ian C ( 0.0) - Beeton,Kerry ( 0.0) = 2 - 10 = ...
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3 = Djatschenko,Addison ( 0.0) - Banbury, James ( 0.0) = 11 - 3 = ...
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4 = McMahon,Denis ( 0.0) - Brown,Monty ( 0.0) = 4 - 12 = ...
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5 = Keerthiratne,Himash ( 0.0) - Harvey,Reg ( 0.0) = 13 - 5 = ...
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6 = Rumley,William ( 0.0) - Beeton,Luwanna ( 0.0) = 6 - 14 = ...
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7 = Beeton,Bayani ( 0.0) - Patrick,John ( 0.0) = 15 - 7 = ...
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8 = Little,Ian ( 0.0) - Aigbogun,Egie ( 0.0) = 8 - 16 = ...
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Higher seed has already won on boards 1,2,6,7.

Kevin Bonham
29-08-2020, 02:08 PM
As usual I post all my games here so I can find them easily and to assist all my opponents to outprepare me.

TPD - KB

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nf3 Bd6 5.Nc3 c6 6.Bg5 Nf6 7.Bd3 0-0 8.0-0 Bg4 9.Re1 Nbd7 10.Be2 Qc7 11.g3 Rfe8 12.Bxf6 Nxf6 13.Ne5 Bxe2 This required several minutes of calculation but it wins a pawn. 14.Qxe2 Nd7 15.Qh5 Nxe5 16.dxe5 Bxe5 17.Qf3 Bf6 18.Kf1 Qb6 19.b3 Qb4 0-1

Patrick Byrom
29-08-2020, 02:51 PM
As usual I post all my games here so I can find them easily and to assist all my opponents to outprepare me.
TPD - KB
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.Nf3 Bd6 5.Nc3 c6 6.Bg5 Nf6 7.Bd3 0-0 8.0-0 Bg4 9.Re1 Nbd7 10.Be2 Qc7 11.g3 Rfe8 12.Bxf6 Nxf6 13.Ne5 Bxe2 This required several minutes of calculation but it wins a pawn. 14.Qxe2 Nd7 15.Qh5 Nxe5 16.dxe5 Bxe5 17.Qf3 Bf6 18.Kf1 Qb6 19.b3 Qb4 0-1Did you play the French in honour of Uhlmann?

ER
29-08-2020, 03:00 PM
He always plays the French Defense!

Kevin Bonham
29-08-2020, 03:33 PM
I always play 1...e6 vs 1.e4 but I don't always play 2... d5 ;)


2020 Tasmanian Open: Pairing of round 1

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1 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 0.0) - Bonham,Kevin ( 0.0) = 9 - 1 = 0 - 1
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2 = Rout,Ian C ( 0.0) - Beeton,Kerry ( 0.0) = 2 - 10 = 1 - 0
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3 = Djatschenko,Addison ( 0.0) - Banbury, James ( 0.0) = 11 - 3 = 0 - 1
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4 = McMahon,Denis ( 0.0) - Brown,Monty ( 0.0) = 4 - 12 = 1 - 0
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5 = Keerthiratne,Himash ( 0.0) - Harvey,Reg ( 0.0) = 13 - 5 = 1 - 0
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6 = Rumley,William ( 0.0) - Beeton,Luwanna ( 0.0) = 6 - 14 = 1 - 0
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7 = Beeton,Bayani ( 0.0) - Patrick,John ( 0.0) = 15 - 7 = 0 - 1
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8 = Little,Ian ( 0.0) - Aigbogun,Egie ( 0.0) = 8 - 16 = 1 - 0
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2020 Tasmanian Open: Pairing of round 2

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1 = Bonham,Kevin ( 1.0) - Rumley,William ( 1.0) = 1 - 6 = ...
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2 = Patrick,John ( 1.0) - Rout,Ian C ( 1.0) = 7 - 2 = ...
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3 = Banbury, James ( 1.0) - Little,Ian ( 1.0) = 3 - 8 = ...
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4 = Keerthiratne,Himash ( 1.0) - McMahon,Denis ( 1.0) = 13 - 4 = ...
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5 = Harvey,Reg ( 0.0) - Brown,Monty ( 0.0) = 5 - 12 = ...
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6 = Beeton,Luwanna ( 0.0) - Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 0.0) = 14 - 9 = ...
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7 = Beeton,Kerry ( 0.0) - Beeton,Bayani ( 0.0) = 10 - 15 = ...
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8 = Aigbogun,Egie ( 0.0) - Djatschenko,Addison ( 0.0) = 16 - 11 = ...
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Kevin Bonham
29-08-2020, 05:50 PM
There was a lot of drama in the first round game Djatschenko - Banbury. It was a long endgame where James had rook and bishop and two more pawns for Addison's two bishops and a knight. Addison sacrificed his knight to force James to give up his rook for a speeding pawn, however he unnecessarily underpromoted to rook (I think James could have declined to swap for the new rook and won a piece instead, but he took it.) This led to a position with a bishop and three connected passed pawns for James vs two bishops for Addison, in which Addison gave up his bishop for a pawn unnecessarily and James won (I am still not sure if he would have held if he kept it on.)

Also an undetected castling through check in Keerthiratne - McMahon!


2020 Tasmanian Open: Pairing of round 2

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1 = Bonham,Kevin ( 1.0) - Rumley,William ( 1.0) = 1 - 6 = 1 - 0
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2 = Patrick,John ( 1.0) - Rout,Ian C ( 1.0) = 7 - 2 = 0 - 1
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3 = Banbury, James ( 1.0) - Little,Ian ( 1.0) = 3 - 8 = -
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4 = Keerthiratne,Himash ( 1.0) - McMahon,Denis ( 1.0) = 13 - 4 = -
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5 = Harvey,Reg ( 0.0) - Brown,Monty ( 0.0) = 5 - 12 = 0 - 1
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6 = Beeton,Luwanna ( 0.0) - Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 0.0) = 14 - 9 = 0 - 1
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7 = Beeton,Kerry ( 0.0) - Beeton,Bayani ( 0.0) = 10 - 15 = 0 - 1
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8 = Aigbogun,Egie ( 0.0) - Djatschenko,Addison ( 0.0) = 16 - 11 = 1 - 0
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2020 Tasmanian Open: Pairing of round 3

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1 = Rout,Ian C ( 2.0) - Bonham,Kevin ( 2.0) = 2 - 1 = ...
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2 = McMahon,Denis ( 1.5) - Banbury, James ( 1.5) = 4 - 3 = ...
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3 = Little,Ian ( 1.5) - Keerthiratne,Himash ( 1.5) = 8 - 13 = ...
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4 = Rumley,William ( 1.0) - Beeton,Bayani ( 1.0) = 6 - 15 = ...
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5 = Brown,Monty ( 1.0) - Patrick,John ( 1.0) = 12 - 7 = ...
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6 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 1.0) - Aigbogun,Egie ( 1.0) = 9 - 16 = ...
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7 = Djatschenko,Addison ( 0.0) - Harvey,Reg ( 0.0) = 11 - 5 = ...
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8 = Beeton,Luwanna ( 0.0) - Beeton,Kerry ( 0.0) = 14 - 10 = ...
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Bonham - Rumley

1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 c5 3.Bg2 Nc6 4.d4 Bf5 5.0-0 e6 6.c3 [6.c4 is fine eg 6...dxc4 7.Qa4] 6...Nf6 7.Qa4 a6 8.Ne5 b5 9.Nxc6 Qc7 10.Qd1 Qxc6 11.a4 Bd6 12.axb5 axb5 13.Rxa8+ Qxa8 14.Na3 Qb7 15.Qb3 [15.c4 is good] 15...b4?! [15...0-0] 16.dxc5 [16.Nc4!] 16...Bxc5 17.Bd2 0-0 18.cxb4 Rb8 19.Rc1 Bxb4?? Missing the back rank threat. 20.Qxb4 Qxb4 21.Bxb4 e5 22.Bd6 Rxb2 23.Bxe5 Rxe2 24.Bxf6 gxf6 25.Bxd5 Rd2 26.Bg2 Rd4 27.Nc4 Kg7 28.Ne3 Be6 29.Rd1 Ra4 30.Nd5 Ra7 31.Nf4 Bc8 32.Be4 f5 33.Bd3 Kf6 34.Re1 Bd7 35.Nd5+ Kg5 36.h4+ Kg6 37.Nf4+ Kg7 38.Kf1 Ra5 39.Rb1 Kf8 40.Bc4 Ra7 41.Ke2 Kg7 42.Rb2 Rc7 43.Kd3 Bc6 44.Bd5 Rd7 45.Kc4 Ba4 46.Rb7 Rxb7 47.Bxb7 Bd1 48.Kd4 Kf6 49.Nd5+ Kg6 50.Ke5 Bg4 51.Bc8 h5 52.Nf4+ Kg7 53.Bxf5 f6+ 54.Ke6 1-0

Kevin Bonham
29-08-2020, 08:59 PM
Rout - Bonham. Happy with this because I won in a line that I don't know well (beyond that the object is to put a knight on d5) and that I am normally afraid to allow.

1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.d4 Bd6 5.c4 dxc4 6.Bxc4 Nf6 7.0-0 0-0 8.Nc3 c6 [8...Nc6] 9.Re1 Nbd7 10.Bg5 Qc7 11.Rc1 Bf4 12.Bxf4 Qxf4 13.Ne2 Qd6 14.Ng3 Nb6 15.Bd3 Bg4 16.Nf5 Qf4 17.Qd2 Qxd2 18.Nxd2 Nbd5 19.h3 Nf4 20.Ne7+ Kh8 21.Bc4 Bd7 22.Nf3 Rae8 23.Ng5? [23.g3 Nxh3+ 24.Kg2 g5 25.d5 g4 26.Nd4 cxd5 27.Nxd5 Rxe1 28.Rxe1 Re8 black is a pawn up but it will probably be a draw.] 23...Ne6! 24.Bxe6 [24.f4 Rxe7 25.f5 Nxg5 26.Rxe7 is an alternative which should also lose eventually] 24...fxe6 25.Nxe6 Rf7 26.Nc5 Rfxe7 27.Rxe7 Rxe7 28.Nxb7 Bxh3 29.gxh3 Rxb7 30.Rxc6 Rxb2 31.Ra6 Rd2 32.Rxa7 Rxd4 33.Ra8+ Ng8 34.a4 h6 35.Kg2 Kh7 36.Kf3 Nf6 37.Ke3 Rh4 38.a5 Rxh3+ 39.Kd4 Ra3 40.Kc5 h5 41.a6 h4 42.Kb6 Nd5+ 43.Kc5 Nc7 0-1

Kevin Bonham
29-08-2020, 09:18 PM
2020 Tasmanian Open: Pairing of round 3

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1 = Rout,Ian C ( 2.0) - Bonham,Kevin ( 2.0) = 2 - 1 = 0 - 1
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2 = McMahon,Denis ( 1.5) - Banbury, James ( 1.5) = 4 - 3 = -
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3 = Little,Ian ( 1.5) - Keerthiratne,Himash ( 1.5) = 8 - 13 = 1 - 0
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4 = Rumley,William ( 1.0) - Beeton,Bayani ( 1.0) = 6 - 15 = 1 - 0
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5 = Brown,Monty ( 1.0) - Patrick,John ( 1.0) = 12 - 7 = 0 - 1
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6 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 1.0) - Aigbogun,Egie ( 1.0) = 9 - 16 = 1 - 0
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7 = Djatschenko,Addison ( 0.0) - Harvey,Reg ( 0.0) = 11 - 5 = 0 - 1
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8 = Beeton,Luwanna ( 0.0) - Beeton,Kerry ( 0.0) = 14 - 10 = 1F-0F
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2020 Tasmanian Open: Pairing of round 4

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1 = Bonham,Kevin ( 3.0) - Little,Ian ( 2.5) = 1 - 8 = ...
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2 = Rumley,William ( 2.0) - Rout,Ian C ( 2.0) = 6 - 2 = ...
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3 = Banbury, James ( 2.0) - Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 2.0) = 3 - 9 = ...
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4 = Patrick,John ( 2.0) - McMahon,Denis ( 2.0) = 7 - 4 = ...
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5 = Brown,Monty ( 1.0) - Keerthiratne,Himash ( 1.5) = 12 - 13 = ...
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6 = Harvey,Reg ( 1.0) - Beeton,Luwanna ( 1.0) = 5 - 14 = ...
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7 = Beeton,Bayani ( 1.0) - Djatschenko,Addison ( 0.0) = 15 - 11 = ...
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8 = Beeton,Kerry ( 0.0) - ( bye ) ( 0.0) = 10 - 0 = 1
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9 = Aigbogun,Egie ( 1.0) - ( half point bye ) ( 0.0) = 16 - 0 =
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MichaelBaron
29-08-2020, 09:50 PM
Rout-Bonham was the key game of the tournament I guess.

MichaelBaron
29-08-2020, 09:52 PM
Rout - Bonham. Happy with this because I won in a line that I don't know well (beyond that the object is to put a knight on d5) and that I am normally afraid to allow.

1.e4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.d4 Bd6 5.c4 dxc4 6.Bxc4 Nf6 7.0-0 0-0 8.Nc3 c6 [8...Nc6] 9.Re1 Nbd7 10.Bg5 Qc7 11.Rc1 Bf4 12.Bxf4 Qxf4 13.Ne2 Qd6 14.Ng3 Nb6 15.Bd3 Bg4 16.Nf5 Qf4 17.Qd2 Qxd2 18.Nxd2 Nbd5 19.h3 Nf4 20.Ne7+ Kh8 21.Bc4 Bd7 22.Nf3 Rae8 23.Ng5? [23.g3 Nxh3+ 24.Kg2 g5 25.d5 g4 26.Nd4 cxd5 27.Nxd5 Rxe1 28.Rxe1 Re8 black is a pawn up but it will probably be a draw.] 23...Ne6! 24.Bxe6 [24.f4 Rxe7 25.f5 Nxg5 26.Rxe7 is an alternative which should also lose eventually] 24...fxe6 25.Nxe6 Rf7 26.Nc5 Rfxe7 27.Rxe7 Rxe7 28.Nxb7 Bxh3 29.gxh3 Rxb7 30.Rxc6 Rxb2 31.Ra6 Rd2 32.Rxa7 Rxd4 33.Ra8+ Ng8 34.a4 h6 35.Kg2 Kh7 36.Kf3 Nf6 37.Ke3 Rh4 38.a5 Rxh3+ 39.Kd4 Ra3 40.Kc5 h5 41.a6 h4 42.Kb6 Nd5+ 43.Kc5 Nc7 0-1

French exchange can be tricky but this line is pretty harmless. Also like a poor version of c3 Sicilian or Panov attack with the difference being, its easier for black to swap pieces.

AddisonDj
29-08-2020, 10:26 PM
Addison Djatschenko - James Banbury (Round 1)

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. dxe6 Bxe6 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. a3 Qe7 7. Be2 Bxc4 8.
d3 O-O-O 9. O-O h6 10. Qc2 Be6 11. b4 g5 12. Bb2 Rg8 13. b5 Na5 14. Ne5 Qc5 15.
Qxc5 Bxc5 16. Nc4 Bxc4 17. Bxf6 Bxd3 18. Bg4+ Kb8 19. Rd1 Rde8 20. Bc3 Nb3 21.
Ra2 Bxb5 22. Rb2 Ba4 23. Bf3 g4 24. Bd5 Rd8 25. Rxb3 Bxb3 26. Bxb3 Rxd1+ 27.
Bxd1 h5 28. g3 Re8 29. Kf1 c6 30. Bb3 Re7 31. Bf6 Rd7 32. Ke2 b5 33. Nd2 Bxf2
34. Ne4 Bg1 35. Kf1 Bd4 36. Bg5 f5 37. Bf4+ Kb7 38. Nd6+ Kb6 39. Be6 Rd8 40.
Nxf5 Bb2 41. Be3+ c5 42. Bg5 Rd3 43. Ne3 Bxa3 44. Ke2 Rd6 45. Bb3 a5 46. Ke1 Rd7
47. Nd5+ Kc6 48. Nf6 Bb4+ 49. Kf2 Re7 50. Bd5+ Kb6 51. Nxh5 Re5 52. Bd8+ Ka6 53.
Nf6 a4 54. Ba2 c4 55. Nxg4 Bc5+ 56. Kf1 Re8 57. Bf6 Ka5 58. h4 Rg8 59. h5 Rxg4
60. h6 Rxg3 61. h7 Rh3 62. h8=R Rxh8 63. Bxh8 Kb4 64. Ke1 Ka3 65. Bxc4 bxc4 66.
Kd2 Kb3 67. Kc1 Bb4 68. Kb1 Bc3 69. Bxc3 Kxc3 70. Kc1 a3 71. Kb1 Kd2 72. Ka1 c3
73. Ka2 c2 74. Kxa3 c1=Q+ 75. Ka2 Qc8 76. Ka3 Kc3 77. Ka4 Qb7 78. Ka5 Kc4 79.
Ka4 Qb4# 0-1

This game felt all over the place, to be honest.
I'm pretty sure I was lost for the entirety of the endgame and my careless sacrifices and underpromotion (59.h5?!?!, 62.h8=R??, 65.Bxc4??) clearly didn't help.
I don't think either of us played as well as we could have, but it was definitely a fun game.

AddisonDj
29-08-2020, 10:57 PM
Egie Aigbogun - Addison Djatschenko (Round 2)

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. Bd2 a6 7. Ng5 h6 8. h4
hxg5 9. hxg5 b5 10. gxf6 Qxf6 11. Qh5 Bxf2+ 12. Kd1 Bh4 13. Rxh4 Qxh4 14. Qxh4
bxc4 15. dxc4 f5 16. Qh5 fxe4 17. Nxe4 d6 18. g4 Nd4 19. Ng5 Rf1+ 20. Be1 Rf4
21. Qh7+ Kf8 22. Qh8+ Ke7 23. Qxg7+ Kd8 24. Nf7+ Ke8 25. Kd2 Rxf7 26. Qg6 Kf8
27. Bh4 Nf3+ 28. Ke2 Nxh4 29. Qh6+ Rg7 30. Qxh4 Bxg4+ 31. Ke3 Kg8 32. Rg1 Be6
33. Rh1 Kf8 34. Qh8+ Bg8 35. Rf1+ Rf7 36. Qh6+ Ke7 37. Qg5+ Kd7 38. Rxf7+ Bxf7
39. Qf5+ Be6 40. Qh7+ Kc6 41. b3 Rf8 42. a4 Bd7 43. b4 Be6 44. b5+ axb5 45.
cxb5+ Kb7 46. a5 d5 47. Qe7 d4+ 48. Ke4 Ra8 49. b6 Rc8 50. Qxe6 d3 51. Qd5+ c6
52. Qd7+ Ka6 53. Qxc8+ Kxa5 54. Qxc6 d2 55. Qc5+ Ka6 56. Qd6 d1=B 57. Qxd1 Kxb6
58. Kxe5 Kc6 59. c4 Kb6 60. Qd4+ Kc6 61. Qd5+ Kc7 62. c5 Kb8 63. c6 Kc8 64. Qd7+
Kb8 65. c7+ Ka7 66. c8=Q+ Kb6 67. Qdc6+ Ka5 68. Q8a6+ Kb4 69. Qcc4# 1-0

absolutely ridiculous. I fell for a really obvious opening trap. I guess that's what happens when you haven't played chess for months lol.

AddisonDj
29-08-2020, 11:21 PM
Addison Djatschenko - Reg Harvey (Round 3)

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. c4 Nb6 4. c5 Nd5 5. Qf3 e6 6. Bc4 c6 7. d4 b6 8. cxb6
Qxb6 9. Ne2 Qb4+ 10. Nd2 Be7 11. a3 Qa5 12. O-O O-O 13. Ne4 f5 14. exf6 Nxf6 15.
Bd3 d5 16. Nxf6+ Bxf6 17. Qh5 g6 18. Bxg6 hxg6 19. Qxg6+ Bg7 20. Bh6 Qc7 21. h4
Qf7 22. Qg5 Qf6 23. Qxf6 Rxf6 24. Bg5 Rf7 25. Nf4 Bf6 26. Bxf6 Rxf6 27. g3 Nd7
28. h5 Ba6 29. Rfe1 Re8 30. Kg2 e5 31. dxe5 Rxe5 32. Rh1 Nf8 33. Rh4 Bc8 34.
Rah1 Rg5 35. Ng6 Bg4 36. Ne7+ Kf7 37. f4 Rxh5 38. Rxh5 Bxh5 39. Nxc6 Bg6 40.
Ne5+ Ke6 41. Re1 Be4+ 42. Kf2 Nd7 43. Ng4 Rg6 44. Ne3 Nf6 45. b4 Ng4+ 46. Nxg4
Rxg4 47. b5 Rg7 48. Rc1 Rb7 49. a4 Rb6 50. g4 a6 51. bxa6 Rxa6 52. Ra1 Ra5 53.
Ke3 Bc2 54. g5 Rxa4 55. Re1 Re4+ 56. Kd2 Rxe1 57. Kxe1 Kf5 58. g6 Kxf4 59. g7
Bh7 60. Kd2 Bg8 61. Kd3 Ke5 62. Ke3 Kf6 63. Kd4 Kxg7 64. Ke5 Kg6 65. Kd4 Kf5 66.
Ke3 Ke5 67. Kd3 d4 68. Ke2 Ke4 69. Kd2 d3 70. Kd1 Ke3 71. Ke1 Bb3 72. Kf1 d2 73.
Kg2 d1=Q 74. Kh2 Qg4 75. Kh1 Bd5+ 76. Kh2 Qg2# 0-1

This was a fun game despite losing, I made a bishop sacrifice in the middlegame which wasn't bad, but wasn't winning either. I couldn't hold on to the position and ended up down and eventually lost.

Capablanca-Fan
30-08-2020, 04:22 AM
Addison Djatschenko - Reg Harvey (Round 3)

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. c4 Nb6 4. c5 Nd5 5. Qf3 e6 6. Bc4 c6 7. d4 b6 8. cxb6
Qxb6 9. Ne2 Qb4+ 10. Nd2 Be7 11. a3 Qa5 12. O-O O-O 13. Ne4 f5 14. exf6 Nxf6 15.
Bd3 d5 16. Nxf6+ Bxf6 17. Qh5 g6 18. Bxg6 hxg6 19. Qxg6+ Bg7 20. Bh6 Qc7 21. h4
Qf7 22. Qg5 Qf6 23. Qxf6 Rxf6 24. Bg5 Rf7 25. Nf4 Bf6 26. Bxf6 Rxf6 27. g3 Nd7
28. h5 Ba6 29. Rfe1 Re8 30. Kg2 e5 31. dxe5 Rxe5 32. Rh1 Nf8 33. Rh4 Bc8 34.
Rah1 Rg5 35. Ng6 Bg4 36. Ne7+ Kf7 37. f4 Rxh5 38. Rxh5 Bxh5 39. Nxc6 Bg6 40.
Ne5+ Ke6 41. Re1 Be4+ 42. Kf2 Nd7 43. Ng4 Rg6 44. Ne3 Nf6 45. b4 Ng4+ 46. Nxg4
Rxg4 47. b5 Rg7 48. Rc1 Rb7 49. a4 Rb6 50. g4 a6 51. bxa6 Rxa6 52. Ra1 Ra5 53.
Ke3 Bc2 54. g5 Rxa4 55. Re1 Re4+ 56. Kd2 Rxe1 57. Kxe1 Kf5 58. g6 Kxf4 59. g7
Bh7 60. Kd2 Bg8 61. Kd3 Ke5 62. Ke3 Kf6 63. Kd4 Kxg7 64. Ke5 Kg6 65. Kd4 Kf5 66.
Ke3 Ke5 67. Kd3 d4 68. Ke2 Ke4 69. Kd2 d3 70. Kd1 Ke3 71. Ke1 Bb3 72. Kf1 d2 73.
Kg2 d1=Q 74. Kh2 Qg4 75. Kh1 Bd5+ 76. Kh2 Qg2# 0-1

This was a fun game despite losing, I made a bishop sacrifice in the middlegame which wasn't bad, but wasn't winning either. I couldn't hold on to the position and ended up down and eventually lost.

Maybe prepare that sac by bringing another piece into play. E.g. 17.Nf4 Bxd4? 18.Qh5 g6 19.Nxg6 hxg6 20.Qxg6+ Bg7 21.Bh6 followed by 22.Qh7+ and 23.Qxg7+.

AddisonDj
30-08-2020, 10:55 AM
Bayani Beeton - Addison Djatschenko (Round 4)

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 a6 4. h3 Nf6 5. a3 d5 6. d3 dxe4 7. dxe4 Qxd1+ 8.
Nxd1 Nxe4 9. Bc4 Bd6 10. Nc3 Nxc3 11. bxc3 O-O 12. O-O b5 13. Bd5 Bb7 14. Be4
Na5 15. Bd3 e4 16. a4 exd3 17. cxd3 Bxf3 18. gxf3 b4 19. cxb4 Bxb4 20. Kh2 Bd6+
21. Kh1 Nb3 22. Rb1 Nxc1 23. Rbxc1 c5 24. Rc4 Rab8 25. Rg1 Rb4 26. Rc3 Rxa4 27.
h4 Rb4 28. Kg2 a5 29. Ra3 Ra8 30. Re1 c4 31. f4 cxd3 32. f3 Rb2+ 33. Kh3 Bxa3
34. Re3 d2 35. Rxa3 d1=Q 36. Re3 Qf1+ 37. Kg4 Qg1+ 38. Kf5 g6+ 39. Kf6 Qxe3 0-1

A straightforward win but Bayani seems to be improving, he beat Kerry Beeton in round 2 - an upset of over 1000 points.

Kevin Bonham
30-08-2020, 11:33 AM
2020 Tasmanian Open: Pairing of round 4

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1 = Bonham,Kevin ( 3.0) - Little,Ian ( 2.5) = 1 - 8 = 1 - 0
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2 = Rumley,William ( 2.0) - Rout,Ian C ( 2.0) = 6 - 2 = 0 - 1
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3 = Banbury, James ( 2.0) - Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 2.0) = 3 - 9 = 1 - 0
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4 = Patrick,John ( 2.0) - McMahon,Denis ( 2.0) = 7 - 4 = 0 - 1
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5 = Brown,Monty ( 1.0) - Keerthiratne,Himash ( 1.5) = 12 - 13 = 0 - 1
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6 = Harvey,Reg ( 1.0) - Beeton,Luwanna ( 1.0) = 5 - 14 = 1 - 0
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7 = Beeton,Bayani ( 1.0) - Djatschenko,Addison ( 0.0) = 15 - 11 = 0 - 1
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8 = Beeton,Kerry ( 0.0) - ( bye ) ( 0.0) = 10 - 0 = 1
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9 = Aigbogun,Egie ( 1.0) - ( half point bye ) ( 0.0) = 16 - 0 =
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2020 Tasmanian Open: Pairing of round 5

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1 = McMahon,Denis ( 3.0) - Bonham,Kevin ( 4.0) = 4 - 1 = ...
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2 = Rout,Ian C ( 3.0) - Banbury, James ( 3.0) = 2 - 3 = ...
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3 = Little,Ian ( 2.5) - Harvey,Reg ( 2.0) = 8 - 5 = ...
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4 = Keerthiratne,Himash ( 2.5) - Rumley,William ( 2.0) = 13 - 6 = ...
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5 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 2.0) - Patrick,John ( 2.0) = 9 - 7 = ...
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6 = Aigbogun,Egie ( 1.5) - Beeton,Kerry ( 1.0) = 16 - 10 = ...
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7 = Djatschenko,Addison ( 1.0) - Brown,Monty ( 1.0) = 11 - 12 = ...
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8 = Beeton,Luwanna ( 1.0) - Beeton,Bayani ( 1.0) = 14 - 15 = ...
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MichaelBaron
30-08-2020, 12:11 PM
Bayani Beeton - Addison Djatschenko (Round 4)

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 a6 4. h3 Nf6 5. a3 d5 6. d3 dxe4 7. dxe4 Qxd1+ 8.
Nxd1 Nxe4 9. Bc4 Bd6 10. Nc3 Nxc3 11. bxc3 O-O 12. O-O b5 13. Bd5 Bb7 14. Be4
Na5 15. Bd3 e4 16. a4 exd3 17. cxd3 Bxf3 18. gxf3 b4 19. cxb4 Bxb4 20. Kh2 Bd6+
21. Kh1 Nb3 22. Rb1 Nxc1 23. Rbxc1 c5 24. Rc4 Rab8 25. Rg1 Rb4 26. Rc3 Rxa4 27.
h4 Rb4 28. Kg2 a5 29. Ra3 Ra8 30. Re1 c4 31. f4 cxd3 32. f3 Rb2+ 33. Kh3 Bxa3
34. Re3 d2 35. Rxa3 d1=Q 36. Re3 Qf1+ 37. Kg4 Qg1+ 38. Kf5 g6+ 39. Kf6 Qxe3 0-1

A straightforward win but Bayani seems to be improving, he beat Kerry Beeton in round 2 - an upset of over 1000 points.

The white player needs some lessons in strategy and planning. 4.a3 and 5. h3 is not a way to play.

Desmond
30-08-2020, 12:38 PM
Egie Aigbogun - Addison Djatschenko (Round 2)

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. d3 O-O 6. Bd2 a6 7. Ng5 h6 8. h4
hxg5 9. hxg5 b5 10. gxf6 Qxf6 11. Qh5 Bxf2+ 12. Kd1 Bh4 13. Rxh4 Qxh4 14. Qxh4
bxc4 15. dxc4 f5 16. Qh5 fxe4 17. Nxe4 d6 18. g4 Nd4 19. Ng5 Rf1+ 20. Be1 Rf4
21. Qh7+ Kf8 22. Qh8+ Ke7 23. Qxg7+ Kd8 24. Nf7+ Ke8 25. Kd2 Rxf7 26. Qg6 Kf8
27. Bh4 Nf3+ 28. Ke2 Nxh4 29. Qh6+ Rg7 30. Qxh4 Bxg4+ 31. Ke3 Kg8 32. Rg1 Be6
33. Rh1 Kf8 34. Qh8+ Bg8 35. Rf1+ Rf7 36. Qh6+ Ke7 37. Qg5+ Kd7 38. Rxf7+ Bxf7
39. Qf5+ Be6 40. Qh7+ Kc6 41. b3 Rf8 42. a4 Bd7 43. b4 Be6 44. b5+ axb5 45.
cxb5+ Kb7 46. a5 d5 47. Qe7 d4+ 48. Ke4 Ra8 49. b6 Rc8 50. Qxe6 d3 51. Qd5+ c6
52. Qd7+ Ka6 53. Qxc8+ Kxa5 54. Qxc6 d2 55. Qc5+ Ka6 56. Qd6 d1=B 57. Qxd1 Kxb6
58. Kxe5 Kc6 59. c4 Kb6 60. Qd4+ Kc6 61. Qd5+ Kc7 62. c5 Kb8 63. c6 Kc8 64. Qd7+
Kb8 65. c7+ Ka7 66. c8=Q+ Kb6 67. Qdc6+ Ka5 68. Q8a6+ Kb4 69. Qcc4# 1-0

absolutely ridiculous. I fell for a really obvious opening trap. I guess that's what happens when you haven't played chess for months lol.

Yeah you can't take that knight on g5. You fought back well though, that Q4P v RB4P had some hope of holding. Once he got the passed a-pawn it's probably gone though.

AddisonDj
30-08-2020, 01:39 PM
Addison Djatschenko - Monty Brown (Round 5)

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nxd4 5. Qxd4 c5 6. Qe3 Be7 7. Bc4 b5 8.
Bxb5 Qa5+ 9. Nc3 Nf6 10. Bd2 Qb6 11. e5 Ng4 12. Qe4 Qb8 13. Qxg4 Qxe5+ 14. Qe4
Qxe4+ 15. Nxe4 Bb7 16. f3 Rb8 17. Ba4 Ba6 18. O-O-O Bb5 19. Bf4 Rb7 20. Bxb5
Rxb5 21. Nd6+ Bxd6 22. Bxd6 Ra5 23. Rhe1+ Kd8 24. Kb1 Re8 25. Bc7+ Kxc7 26. Rxe8
c4 27. Re7 Rb5 28. Rdxd7+ Kc6 29. Rxf7 Re5 30. Rc7+ Kb6 31. Rb7+ Kc6 32. Rfc7+
Kd6 33. a3 Re2 34. Rxg7 Re1+ 35. Ka2 Re2 36. Rxa7 c3 37. bxc3 Rxc2+ 38. Kb3 Rc1
39. Ra6+ Kd5 40. Rg5# 1-0

I didn't really have to do anything apart from noticing my opponent's mistakes.
On move 12, he made an illegal move at first (12...d5?!?!?) and the 2 minute penalty definitely helped me win lol

Kevin Bonham
30-08-2020, 02:39 PM
Bonham - Little

1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 c5 3.e3 Bg4 4.c4 e6 5.cxd5 Bxf3 6.Bb5+ Nd7 [6...Nc6! is best but not easy to see. 7.Qxf3 exd5 8.Nc3 white is better] 7.Qxf3 exd5 8.Qxd5 Ngf6 9.Qxb7 cxd4 10.Bxd7+ Nxd7 11.Qe4+ Be7 12.exd4 0-0 13.0-0 Nf6 14.Qd3 Qd6 15.Nd2 Rfd8 16.Nf3 Nd5 17.Re1 Bf8 18.a3 a5 19.Bd2 a4 20.Bg5 Rdb8 21.Rab1 Rb3 22.Qe4 Rab8 23.Nd2 Rxb2?? 24.Rxb2 Rxb2 25.Nc4 Nc3 26.Qd3 1-0

McMahon - Bonham

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.Bd3 Bd7 [6...cxd4] 7.0-0 cxd4 8.cxd4 Nxd4 9.Nbd2 Nxf3+ 10.Nxf3 Bb5 11.Be3 Qa6 12.Bxb5+ Qxb5 13.Rc1 Ne7 14.a4 [14.Rc7 is very strong. I had intended 14...Nc6 but 15.Nd4 Nxd4 16.Qxd4 Be7 17.Qg4!] 14...Qd7 15.b4 Nf5 16.Bc5 Bxc5 17.Rxc5 0-0 18.Qb3 b6 19.Rc2 Rac8 20.Rfc1 Rxc2 21.Rxc2 Rc8 22.g4 Ne7 23.b5 Rxc2 24.Qxc2 Qc8 25.Qxc8+ Nxc8 As much as I like knight endings this one probably should have been avoided. 26.Nd4 Kf8 27.f4 Ke8 28.Kf2 Ne7 29.Ke3 Kd7 30.h4 f6 31.h5 fxe5 32.fxe5 g6 33.Kf4 [33.h6 draws] 33...h6 34.Nf3 gxh5 35.gxh5 Nf5 36.Ne1 Nd4 37.Nd3 Ne2+ 38.Kf3 Nc3 39.Nf2 Nxa4 40.Ng4 Ke7 41.Nxh6 Kf8 42.Kg4 Kg7 43.Nf5+ exf5+ 44.Kxf5 Nc5 0-1

I am assured of another Tas Open title but Ian Rout can tie me if he wins in the final round and I lose.

Capablanca-Fan
30-08-2020, 03:20 PM
The white player needs some lessons in strategy and planning. 4.a3 and 5. h3 is not a way to play.

Agreed. 4... a6 is also not good, for the same reason. White would have a clear advantage after 5.d4. As it was, Black was first to play into the centre with his d-P.

AddisonDj
30-08-2020, 04:57 PM
Luwanna Beeton - Addison Djatschenko (Round 6)

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 a6 4. Bc4 Bc5 5. d3 Nf6 6. O-O O-O 7. Be3 Bxe3 8.
fxe3 Re8 9. Re1 d6 10. d4 Bg4 11. d5 Na5 12. Be2 b5 13. a3 Nc4 14. h3 Nxe3 15.
Qd2 Bxf3 16. Bxf3 Nc4 17. Qc1 c5 18. b3 Na5 19. b4 cxb4 20. axb4 Qb6+ 21. Kf1
Nc4 22. Be2 Ne3+ 23. Kf2 Nxc2+ 24. Kf3 Nxe1+ 25. Qxe1 Qd4 26. Kg3 Qxb4 27. Bf3
Rec8 28. Rc1 a5 29. Na2 Rxc1 30. Qxc1 Qc4 31. Qd2 Qxe4 32. Qb2 Qf4+ 33. Kf2 e4
34. Qxb5 exf3 35. gxf3 Qh2+ 36. Ke3 Qxa2 37. Qc6 Qxd5 38. Qc7 Qb3+ 39. Kf4 Nd5+
40. Ke4 Nxc7 41. Kf4 g5+ 42. Kg4 h5+ 43. Kxh5 Qxf3+ 44. Kxg5 Ne6+ 45. Kh4 Qf4+
46. Kh5 Qg5# 0-1

My opponent tried to make an illegal move (24.Ra2) so once again I was very grateful for the 2 minute penalty.

I ended the tournament with 3/6 so very average you could say.

Kevin Bonham
30-08-2020, 06:42 PM
2020 Tasmanian Open: Pairing of round 6

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1 = Bonham,Kevin ( 5.0) - Banbury, James ( 3.0) = 1 - 3 = -
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2 = Harvey,Reg ( 3.0) - Rout,Ian C ( 4.0) = 5 - 2 = -
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3 = Patrick,John ( 3.0) - Rumley,William ( 3.0) = 7 - 6 = 0 - 1
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4 = Little,Ian ( 2.5) - McMahon,Denis ( 3.0) = 8 - 4 = -
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5 = Beeton,Kerry ( 2.0) - Keerthiratne,Himash ( 2.5) = 10 - 13 = 0 - 1
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6 = Beeton,Luwanna ( 2.0) - Djatschenko,Addison ( 2.0) = 14 - 11 = 0 - 1
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7 = Beeton,Bayani ( 1.0) - Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 2.0) = 15 - 9 = 0 - 1
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8 = Brown,Monty ( 1.0) - ( bye ) ( 0.0) = 12 - 0 = 1
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9 = Aigbogun,Egie ( 1.5) - ( not paired ) ( 0.0) = 16 - 0 = 0
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I missed out on 6/6 when I blundered on about move 80 with R+2P vs R. Apparently it had been bouncing back and forth between won and drawn on tablebases for some time.


2020 Tasmanian Open
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 Bonham,Kevin 1976 TAS 5.5 | +B10 +W3 +B2 +W8 +B5 =W4 | 18.5 21.5
2 Rout,Ian C 1923 TAS 4.5 | +W14 +B9 -W1 +B3 +W4 =B6 | 19.5 21.0
3 Rumley,William 1566 TAS 4.0 | +W13 -B1 +W16 -W2 +B7 +B9 | 18.0 19.0
4 Banbury, James 1793 AUS 3.5 | +B11 =W8 =B5 +W10 -B2 =B1 | 19.5 22.5
5 McMahon,Denis 1738 TAS 3.5 | +W12 =B7 =W4 +B9 -W1 =B8 | 18.5 20.0
6 Harvey,Reg 1676 TAS 3.5 | -B7 -W12 +B11 +W13 +B8 =W2 | 15.5 17.0
7 Keerthiratne,Himash 938 TAS 3.5 | +W6 =W5 -B8 +B12 -W3 +B14 | 15.5 17.0
8 Little,Ian 1442 TAS 3.0 | +W15 =B4 +W7 -B1 -W6 =W5 | 19.5 22.0
9 Patrick,John 1447 TAS 3.0 | +B16 -W2 +B12 -W5 +B10 -W3 | 16.5 17.5
10 Powell-Davies,Thomas 1375 TAS 3.0 | -W1 +B13 +W15 -B4 -W9 +B16 | 16.0 17.0
11 Djatschenko,Addison 1100 TAS 3.0 | -W4 -B15 -W6 +B16 +W12 +B13 | 12.5 13.5
12 Brown,Monty 938 TAS 2.0 | -B5 +B6 -W9 -W7 -B11 +BYE | 16.5 17.5
13 Beeton,Luwanna 382 TAS 2.0 | -B3 -W10 +BYE -B6 +W16 -W11 | 15.0 16.0
14 Beeton,Kerry 1341 TAS 2.0 | -B2 -W16 -BYE +BYE +BYE -W7 | 13.0 14.0
15 Aigbogun,Egie (W) 0 TAS 1.5 | -B8 +W11 -B10 =BYE -BYE -- | 14.5 17.0
16 Beeton,Bayani 314 TAS 1.0 | -W9 +B14 -B3 -W11 -B13 -W10 | 14.5 16.0

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Prizes: 1st Kevin Bonham, 2nd Ian Rout, 3rd Will Rumley, U1650 Ian Little, U1500 Thomas Powell-Davies, best junior Himash Keerthiratne, =2nd junior John Patrick and Addison Djatschenko.

Desmond
30-08-2020, 07:37 PM
Addison Djatschenko - Monty Brown (Round 5)

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nxd4 5. Qxd4 c5 6. Qe3 Be7 7. Bc4 b5 8.
Bxb5 Qa5+ 9. Nc3 Nf6 10. Bd2 Qb6 11. e5 Ng4 12. Qe4 Qb8 13. Qxg4 Qxe5+ 14. Qe4
Qxe4+ 15. Nxe4 Bb7 16. f3 Rb8 17. Ba4 Ba6 18. O-O-O Bb5 19. Bf4 Rb7 20. Bxb5
Rxb5 21. Nd6+ Bxd6 22. Bxd6 Ra5 23. Rhe1+ Kd8 24. Kb1 Re8 25. Bc7+ Kxc7 26. Rxe8
c4 27. Re7 Rb5 28. Rdxd7+ Kc6 29. Rxf7 Re5 30. Rc7+ Kb6 31. Rb7+ Kc6 32. Rfc7+
Kd6 33. a3 Re2 34. Rxg7 Re1+ 35. Ka2 Re2 36. Rxa7 c3 37. bxc3 Rxc2+ 38. Kb3 Rc1
39. Ra6+ Kd5 40. Rg5# 1-0

I didn't really have to do anything apart from noticing my opponent's mistakes.
On move 12, he made an illegal move at first (12...d5?!?!?) and the 2 minute penalty definitely helped me win lol

Just wondering if 13.e5xd6+ would have been better than a 2 min penalty. :)

Patrick Byrom
30-08-2020, 08:31 PM
... I missed out on 6/6 when I blundered on about move 80 with R+2P vs R. Apparently it had been bouncing back and forth between won and drawn on tablebases for some time.Congratulations on winning the first/equal first/second (depending on how the Bundy one is counted) post-shutdown open weekender!

John Patzerbane
30-08-2020, 10:04 PM
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Nf3 Bg4
5. Be2 Nf6 6. Nc3 e6 7. h3 Bh5 8. g4 Bg6
9. Ne5 Nbd7 10. Nxg6 hxg6 11. Bg5 Bd6 12. Qd2 a6
13. O-O-O Qc7 14. Bf3 Rc8 15. Bg2 b5 16. Rhe1 O-O
17. f3 Nb6 18. h4 Nc4 19. Qd3 b4 20. Ne2 Qa5
21. Kb1 Na3+ 22. bxa3 Rc3 23. Nxc3 bxc3 24. Ka1 Bxa3
25. Rb1 Bb2+ 26. Rxb2 cxb2+ 27. Kb1 Qxe1+ 28. Kxb2 Rb8+

This incredibly reckless and inaccurate game is very dear to my heart. I love it... but yet, it's not right
Anyway, it looks nice and romantic, so what the hell?
Eventually, despite all lapses in calculation on both sides, the pressure broke through.

AddisonDj
30-08-2020, 10:23 PM
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Nf3 Bg4
5. Be2 Nf6 6. Nc3 e6 7. h3 Bh5 8. g4 Bg6
9. Ne5 Nbd7 10. Nxg6 hxg6 11. Bg5 Bd6 12. Qd2 a6
13. O-O-O Qc7 14. Bf3 Rc8 15. Bg2 b5 16. Rhe1 O-O
17. f3 Nb6 18. h4 Nc4 19. Qd3 b4 20. Ne2 Qa5
21. Kb1 Na3+ 22. bxa3 Rc3 23. Nxc3 bxc3 24. Ka1 Bxa3
25. Rb1 Bb2+ 26. Rxb2 cxb2+ 27. Kb1 Qxe1+ 28. Kxb2 Rb8+

This incredibly reckless and inaccurate game is very dear to my heart. I love it... but yet, it's not right
Anyway, it looks nice and romantic, so what the hell?
Eventually, despite all lapses in calculation on both sides, the pressure broke through.

21...Na3+?! is an unsound sacrifice and throws away the advantage (although obviously with counterplay) however 22...Rc3!!? is not terrible - after 23.Nxc3?? Black wins by force, however White can play the hard to find 23.Qd2! which somehow survives Black's massive kingside attack.

John Patzerbane
30-08-2020, 10:27 PM
21...Na3+?! is an unsound sacrifice and throws away the advantage (although obviously with counterplay) however 22...Rc3!!? is not terrible - after 23.Nxc3?? Black wins by force, however White can play the hard to find 23.Qd2! which somehow survives Black's massive kingside attack.

I mean, absolutely! but I really didn't care if it did throw away the advantage - if I could win in any way like that, I would. wouldn't you? Tal did XD

idledim
31-08-2020, 08:02 AM
John Patrick v. Denis McMahon (R4)

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nbd7 4. Nf3 e5 5. Bc4 Be7 6. Bxf7+ Kxf7 7. Ng5+ Kg8
8. Ne6 Qe8 9. Nxc7 Qg6 10. Nxa8 Qxg2 11. Rf1 exd4 12. Qxd4 Ne5 13. Qxa7 Bh3 14.
Qb8+ Bf8 15. Qxb7 Qxf1+ 16. Kd2 Nc4#

Kevin Bonham
31-08-2020, 11:23 AM
Bonham - Banbury. Note that my blunder was in his time trouble, I still had 10 minutes left. However I should have won earlier anyway.

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nxd5 4.Bc4 e6 5.Nf3 c5 6.d4 [6.0-0 first.] 6...cxd4 7.Nxd5 exd5 8.Bb5+ Bd7 9.Bxd7+ Qxd7 10.0-0 Be7 11.Qxd4 0-0 12.Rd1 Qc6 13.c3 Rd8 14.Qg4 Nd7 15.Nd4 Qg6 16.Qxg6 hxg6 17.Bf4 Nf6 18.Re1 Bc5 19.Nb3 Bb6 20.Re7?! Re8 [20...d4 is also good] 21.Rxe8+ Rxe8 22.Kf1 Re4 23.Bg3 Nh5 24.Bd6 Nf4 25.Bc5 [25.Rd1!] 25...Bxc5 26.Nxc5 Re7 27.Rd1 b6 28.Nd3 Nxd3 29.Rxd3 Re5 30.f3 Kf8 31.Kf2 g5 32.Rd4 f5 33.Rb4 Re7 [33...Ke7] 34.Rb5 Rd7 35.Ke3 Kf7 36.a4 Ke6 37.a5 Rd6 [37...bxa5! 38.Kd4 a4 39.Rb4 (39.Ra5 Rb7) 39...a3 40.bxa3] 38.Kd4 bxa5 39.Rxa5 a6 40.Ra1 Rc6 41.Re1+ Kd6 42.Re8 Rc4+ 43.Kd3 Rc7 44.Ra8 Rc6 45.Ra7 Rb6 46.b4 Ke6 47.Rxg7 Kf6 48.Rd7 Ke6 49.Rh7 Ke5 50.g3 Rf6 51.Re7+ Kd6 52.Re2 f4 53.Rg2? [53.g4 Rh6 54.Kd4 Rh3 55.Re5 Rxf3 56.Rxd5+ Ke6 57.Rxg5 easy win] 53...Re6 54.gxf4 gxf4 55.Re2 Rh6 56.Kd4 Rh3 57.Ra2 Rxf3 58.Rxa6+ Kd7 59.Rf6 Ke7 60.Rf5 Ke6 61.Re5+ Kf6 62.Rxd5 Rh3 63.b5 Rxh2 64.Ke4 [64.b6 Rb2 65.Kc5 wins trivially] 64...Rc2 65.Rd3 Rb2 66.c4 Rb4 67.Rc3 Ke6 68.Kxf4? [drawn now. 68.Kd4 Kd6 69.Rf3 wins easily] 68...Kd6 69.Ke4 Kc5 70.Kd3 Rb2 71.Rc2 Rb3+ 72.Kd2 Rh3 73.Kc1 Rb3 74.Rb2 Rc3+ 75.Kb1 Kb6 76.Rc2 Rh3 77.Kb2 Rg3 78.Rc3 Rg2+ [78...Rg1 draws, now white is winning again.] 79.Kb3 Kc5 80.Rd3 Rg5 81.Rd5+?? [81.Kc3 Rh5 82.Rd5+ wins!] 81...Rxd5 82.cxd5 Kxb5! I simply hadn't seen this. Perhaps because the b-pawn was protected by the c-pawn, I had only analysed him taking the d-pawn, which loses. 83.Kc3 draw agreed. 1/2-1/2

Capablanca-Fan
31-08-2020, 01:08 PM
Luwanna Beeton - Addison Djatschenko (Round 6)

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 a6 4. Bc4 Bc5 5. d3 Nf6 6. O-O O-O 7. Be3 Bxe3 8.
fxe3 Re8 9. Re1 d6 10. d4 Bg4 11. d5 Na5 12. Be2 b5 13. a3 Nc4 14. h3 Nxe3 15.
Qd2 Bxf3 16. Bxf3 Nc4 17. Qc1 c5 18. b3 Na5 19. b4 cxb4 20. axb4 Qb6+ 21. Kf1
Nc4 22. Be2 Ne3+ 23. Kf2 Nxc2+ 24. Kf3 Nxe1+ 25. Qxe1 Qd4 26. Kg3 Qxb4 27. Bf3
Rec8 28. Rc1 a5 29. Na2 Rxc1 30. Qxc1 Qc4 31. Qd2 Qxe4 32. Qb2 Qf4+ 33. Kf2 e4
34. Qxb5 exf3 35. gxf3 Qh2+ 36. Ke3 Qxa2 37. Qc6 Qxd5 38. Qc7 Qb3+ 39. Kf4 Nd5+
40. Ke4 Nxc7 41. Kf4 g5+ 42. Kg4 h5+ 43. Kxh5 Qxf3+ 44. Kxg5 Ne6+ 45. Kh4 Qf4+
46. Kh5 Qg5# 0-1

My opponent tried to make an illegal move (24.Ra2) so once again I was very grateful for the 2 minute penalty.

I ended the tournament with 3/6 so very average you could say.

3... a6 is time-wasting, and White could have gained a clear advantage with 4. d4. 3... Nf6 is normal, or if you want to break symmetry, 3... Bb4 or 3... g6 would do it better.

23... Neg4++ might have meant not needing the two extra minutes.

31... Qxe4 was well spotted.

MichaelBaron
31-08-2020, 01:48 PM
3... a6 is time-wasting, and White could have gained a clear advantage with 4. d4. 3... Nf6 is normal, or if you want to break symmetry, 3... Bb4 or 3... g6 would do it better.



I think While White was playing 4 knights....black decided to play Ruy Lopez nevertheless :).

Desmond
31-08-2020, 02:28 PM
John Patrick v. Denis McMahon (R4)

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nbd7 4. Nf3 e5 5. Bc4 Be7 6. Bxf7+ Kxf7 7. Ng5+ Kg8
8. Ne6 Qe8 9. Nxc7 Qg6 10. Nxa8 Qxg2 11. Rf1 exd4 12. Qxd4 Ne5 13. Qxa7 Bh3 14.
Qb8+ Bf8 15. Qxb7 Qxf1+ 16. Kd2 Nc4#

Nice refutation of the unsound sac. White could try 13.f3 to stay in the game a bit better, as in this game (https://lichess.org/KCPPj7gQ#25) between 2 2200 players.

idledim
31-08-2020, 03:07 PM
Nice refutation of the unsound sac. White could try 13.f3 to stay in the game a bit better, as in this game (https://lichess.org/KCPPj7gQ#25) between 2 2200 players.

I think 10. 0-0 instead of taking the rook. 13.f3 is better than the game move, but it should still be lost. The game you linked continued 13... Qc2?? (with Bh3 suggested as best). I wasn't going to play either Qc2 or Bh3 after 13.f3. I was thinking Nh5 - to get the bishop to h4 asap. Nh5 also stops moves like Qf2 .... which is what i was worried about if Bh3 straight away.

On another note, in my game with James Banbury (drawn) the computer has me at about +150(or mate in 29/ take your pick) right at the moment my scoresheet becomes completely illegible (about move 46) - so quite an effort on my part to get a draw in 5 moves time! If James has a legible copy, I'd be really grateful if he could post the remaining moves here - and also confirm if the position was as i think it was (or if it looked completely different).

8/1k6/1P4p1/4K2p/5PP1/4B1n1/8/8 w - - 0 47

White to play ...

I think this is how we get to the position:

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. d4 Nxd5 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. Be2 e6 6. O-O Nd7 7. c4 N5f6 8.
Nc3 Be7 9. h3 Bxf3 10. Bxf3 c6 11. Re1 O-O 12. d5 cxd5 13. cxd5 exd5 14. Nxd5
Re8 15. Nxe7+ Rxe7 16. Bxb7 Rb8 17. Bf3 Rxe1+ 18. Qxe1 Qb6 19. Bf4 Re8 20. Qc3
Qc5 21. Qxc5 Nxc5 22. b4 Nd3 23. Bd6 Ne4 24. Bxe4 Rxe4 25. a3 a6 26. Rd1 Re1+
27. Rxe1 Nxe1 28. Kf1 Nc2 29. a4 Nd4 30. Bc5 Ne6 31. g3 f6 32. Ke2 Kf7 33. Kd3
Ke8 34. Kc4 Kd7 35. f4 Kc6 36. b5+ Kb7 37. Be3 g6 38. Kb4 Nc7 39. Kc5 axb5 40.
axb5 f5 41. b6 Ne8 42. Kd5 Nf6+ 43. Ke6 Ne4 44. g4 fxg4 45. hxg4 h5 46. Ke5 Ng3

Desmond
31-08-2020, 08:06 PM
I think 10. 0-0 instead of taking the rook. 13.f3 is better than the game move, but it should still be lost. Hmm lost is a pretty concrete term. Certainly after Qxa7 it is lost. After 13.f3 black is a little better, but white can play on.

rob
31-08-2020, 08:55 PM
Entertaining Denis! I do wonder if on move 10 instead of Nxa8, just castle and if Rb8 then f4.

ER
31-08-2020, 10:47 PM
...

I missed out on 6/6 when I blundered on about move 80 with R+2P vs R.

Prizes: 1st Kevin Bonham, 2nd Ian Rout, 3rd Will Rumley, U1650 Ian Little, U1500 Thomas Powell-Davies, best junior Himash Keerthiratne, =2nd junior John Patrick and Addison Djatschenko.

Congrats for winning the flag again, as well as for the other winners and participants (16 must be one of the top numbers on the relevant chronological list).
What's the statistics of a 6/6 (x/x) in the history of either Tasmanian Open / Champs?

Kevin Bonham
01-09-2020, 01:44 AM
Congrats for winning the flag again, as well as for the other winners and participants (16 must be one of the top numbers on the relevant chronological list).
What's the statistics of a 6/6 (x/x) in the history of either Tasmanian Open / Champs?

I was pleased with there being 16 entries in the circumstances but it's not a high number historically.

The list of picket fence scores is in the history section at http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?6034-Tasmanian-Chess-Titles There have been 16 picket fences in the Champs (but only 3 in the last 50 years, the last of them mine in 2002) and five in the Open (the last was Phil Donnelly's in 2013).

Kevin Bonham
01-09-2020, 01:46 AM
An oddity in this tournament involved Kerry Beeton not playing three rounds in a row. He forfeited (with notice) in round 3, Vega gave him a bye in round 4, then he won on forfeit in round 5 (his opponent had withdrawn for the whole of the second day but done so ambiguously so we weren't sure if he was unavailable for only one round or all three.)

Himash Keerthiratne is another new junior talent to watch. He's only in grade six but I'm told his win over Reg Harvey was very impressive. (Indeed any win over a top ten player at that age is impressive!)

Capablanca-Fan
01-09-2020, 03:50 AM
Nice refutation of the unsound sac. White could try 13.f3 to stay in the game a bit better, as in this game (https://lichess.org/KCPPj7gQ#25) between 2 2200 players.

Both of them are better tries than the continuation of this ancient game from the NZ Juniors in 1982: Martin Paul Dreyer [now FM] vs Mark Fredrick Noble [now FM and Corr GM] (https://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1543589), heheh:

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nd7 4.Nc3 Ngf6 5.Bc4 Be7 6.Bxf7+ Kxf7
7.Ng5+ Kg8 8.Ne6 Qe8 9.Nxc7 Qg6 10.Nxa8 Qxg2 11.Rf1 exd4
12.Qxd4 Ne5 [12... Ne5 13.f3 Bh3
(13...Nxf3+ 14.Rxf3 Qxf3 15.Qc4+ d5 16.Qxc8+ Kf7 17.Qxh8? {Stockfish finds forced mate with limited material}
(17.Qf5 {with minimal advantage for Black})
17...Nxe4 18.Nxe4 Qxe4+ 19.Kf1 Qh1+ 20.Kf2 Bh4+ 21.Ke2 Qg2+ 22.Kd3 Qe4+ 23.Kd2 Bg5+ 24.Kd1 Qh1+ 25.Ke2 Qg2+ 26.Ke1 Bh4+ 27.Kd1 Qf1+ 28.Kd2 Bg5+ 29.Kc3 Qc4#)
14.Qf2 Qxf1+ 15.Qxf1 Bxf1 16.Kxf1 Nxf3 17.Bf4 {White is not that badly off, because of Black's weak d-P, and White can extricate the Na8. Or as Desmond rightly said, "After 13.f3 black is a little better, but white can play on." But White resigned after Black's 12th move.}] 0-1

idledim
01-09-2020, 02:03 PM
Entertaining Denis! I do wonder if on move 10 instead of Nxa8, just castle and if Rb8 then f4.

Hi Rob - agreed...

Kevin Bonham
01-09-2020, 04:18 PM
TPRs for the unrated players were James Banbury 1704 and Himash Keerthiratne 1558.

Thomas P-D
01-09-2020, 09:24 PM
Congratulations Kevin on your win and thank you Burnie Chess Club for hosting such an amazing tournament, it was awesome to be back OTB :) Here are my games:

Game 1 (Thomas vs Kevin)
This game was already uploaded by Kevin in post #28. Not much to say about this one, my 13. Ne5 was obviously unsound and 19. Rb1 would probably have been way better than my b3.

Game 2 (Thomas vs Luwanna)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Bc5 5. O-O O-O 6. d3 d6 7. Bg5 Bd7 8. Nd5
h6 9. Nxf6+ gxf6 10. Bxh6 Re8 11. Nh4 Kh7 12. Bxc6 Bxc6 13. Nf5 Rg8 14. Qh5 Rg6
15. Bg7+ Rh6 16. Qxh6+ Kg8 17. Qh8# 1-0
Not much to say about this game either, Luwanna should have probably kicked my bishop earlier or maybe used the light square bishop to stop my knight from sliding into d5, my king-side attack just became too great to stop.

Game 3 (Thomas vs Egie, yes I was somehow white three times in a row!)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Bc5 4. d3 d6 5. Be2 Be6 6. Bg5 f6 7. Be3 Bb4 8. a3
Bxc3+ 9. bxc3 Qe7 10. d4 O-O-O 11. d5 Nb8 12. dxe6 Qxe6 13. Bxa7 Nh6 14. Be3 Ng4
15. Nd2 d5 16. Bxg4 f5 17. Bxf5 Qxf5 18. exf5 Rhe8 19. O-O Nc6 20. Nb3 d4 21.
cxd4 exd4 22. Bf4 d3 23. cxd3 Rf8 24. Qg4 Kb8 25. Qxg7 Rc8 26. Bxc7+ Ka8 27. Nc5
Rg8 28. Qb2 Rxc7 29. Qb6 Rcg7 30. g3 Nd4 31. f4 Ne2+ 32. Kh1 Rb8 33. Qa5# 1-0
Still not much to say about this game, a couple of tactical mistakes by Egie game me an early advantage, had he not blundered mate in 1 it still would have been quite a straightforward win given my overwhelming advantage.

Game 4 (James vs Thomas)
I've lost my annotation sheet for this game! It's unfortunate because this game was quite interesting, albeit very short. I tried reconstructing it but I can't remember all of the moves, but I can still remember the decisive mistakes. I didn't castle early enough (I failed to get my dark squared bishop out), James had a bishop on f4 and a knight threatening to come down to c7 and cause all types of damage, I analysed it with James afterwards and it turns out Bd6 was the critical move to defend for me by blocking the bishop's line of sight but I did a6 instead with the idea of not allowing the knight onto b5. I ended up getting my centre blown apart, and a few moves later I was 2 pawns down with an absolutely terrible position so I resiged.

Game 5 (Thomas vs John)
This game was already posted by John in post #52. This was probably the most fun game I played, it was a wild ride: John simply outcalculated me and I thought I could see a way to get out from his attack with a material advantage, but unfortunately it wasn't to be.

Game 6 (Bayani vs Thomas)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. Nc3 Bg4 4. h3 Bh5 5. g4 Bg6 6. Bg2 Nf6 7. O-O Nc6 8. d3
Qd7 9. a3 O-O-O 10. Be3 h6 11. Qd2 Bh7 12. Nb5 a6 13. Na7+ Nxa7 14. Bxa7 g5 15.
c4 Rg8 16. Rac1 h5 17. Rc3 hxg4 18. hxg4 Qxg4 19. Rb3 Nh5 20. Qb4 Nf4 21. Ne1
Ne2+ 22. Kh1 Qh4+ 0-1
By this point I was feeling extremely tired: I didn't play that well in this game but luckily I was allowed an opportunity for a pawn storm and with enough pieces with access to the kingside I had a good attack going. I spent some time worrying about the threat of Qxb7+ but I came to the conclusion that it was still safe for me to proceed.

Summary
All in all it was a fun tournament :) 3/6 is a decent score, my rating somehow went up by 4 points so it can't have been that bad, and I'm looking forward to the next tournament!

Bill Gletsos
01-09-2020, 10:07 PM
Game 3 (Thomas vs Egie, yes I was somehow white three times in a row!)That is because according to the pairings you played with the wrong colors in round 2.

6 = Beeton,Luwanna ( 0.0) - Powell-Davies,Thomas. ( 0.0)

Thomas P-D
01-09-2020, 10:11 PM
That is because according to the pairings you played with the wrong colors in round 2.
Oh no, we did too! That would explain it, I thought something was off!

Kevin Bonham
01-09-2020, 10:22 PM
Game 3 (Thomas vs Egie, yes I was somehow white three times in a row!)

I don't still have the piece of paper with the pairings from round 2 because I wrote a list of prizewinners on the back of it and it got taken. In the Vega pairings for round 2 you were shown as black.

Capablanca-Fan
02-09-2020, 04:07 AM
Game 2 (Thomas vs Luwanna)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Bc5 5. O-O (5.Nxe5 Nxe5 6.d4) 5... O-O 6. d3 d6 7. Bg5 Bd7 8. Nd5
h6 9. Nxf6+ gxf6 10. Bxh6 Re8 11. Nh4 Kh7 12. Bxc6 Bxc6 13. Nf5 Rg8 14. Qh5 Rg6
15. Bg7+ Rh6 16. Qxh6+ Kg8 17. Qh8# 1-0
Not much to say about this game either, Luwanna should have probably kicked my bishop earlier or maybe used the light square bishop to stop my knight from sliding into d5, my king-side attack just became too great to stop.

Game 3 (Thomas vs Egie, yes I was somehow white three times in a row!)
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Bc5 4. d3 (4.Nxe5 Nxe5 5.d4) 4...d6 5. Be2 Be6 6. Bg5 f6 7. Be3 Bb4 8. a3
Bxc3+ 9. bxc3 Qe7 10. d4 O-O-O 11. d5 Nb8 12. dxe6 Qxe6 13. Bxa7 Nh6 14. Be3 Ng4
15. Nd2 d5 16. Bxg4 f5 17. Bxf5 Qxf5 18. exf5 Rhe8 19. O-O Nc6 20. Nb3 d4 21.
cxd4 exd4 22. Bf4 d3 23. cxd3 Rf8 24. Qg4 Kb8 25. Qxg7 Rc8 26. Bxc7+ Ka8 27. Nc5
Rg8 28. Qb2 Rxc7 29. Qb6 Rcg7 30. g3 Nd4 31. f4 Ne2+ 32. Kh1 Rb8 33. Qa5# 1-0
Still not much to say about this game, a couple of tactical mistakes by Egie game me an early advantage, had he not blundered mate in 1 it still would have been quite a straightforward win given my overwhelming advantage.

In both these games, there is a small combination sometimes called the ‘fork trick’—a temporary sacrifice followed by a P fork that regains the material. It doesn't always give much, but sometimes it is by far the best continuation. It is given in the notes to the games. It was better in Game 3 than in Game 2. It is usually a mistake to respond with the desperado ...Bxf2+. After Kxf2 Nxe5; d4, White's strong centre and B-pair outweigh the temporary K displacement. The latter is easily fixed by Rf1 or e1, then Kg1, while the central and B-pair advantages remain.

Tony Dowden
14-09-2020, 10:08 PM
... I am assured of another Tas Open title but Ian Rout can tie me if he wins in the final round and I lose.

Congratulations Kevin! Your 11th or 12th Tassie Open title right?

Kevin Bonham
14-09-2020, 11:12 PM
Congratulations Kevin! Your 11th or 12th Tassie Open title right?

Thankyou! Number 12 (including seven ties).

Tony Dowden
20-09-2020, 11:52 AM
Thankyou! Number 12 (including seven ties).

You are welcome KB :) I have a hankering to play some more chess in Tassie but I'm unsure when I can manage it!