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GapChess
13-11-2020, 09:12 AM
The Marcus Porter Memorial is the annual memorial event to honour the late Marcus Porter who brought such life to any event that he played in.

The tournament will be 8 rounds with 4 rounds played on each evening of Friday 27th November and Friday 4th December 2020.

Time Control: 10 minutes each plus 2 seconds a move Fisher.
Venue: The Draney Theatre, Marist College Ashgrove, Frasers Road, Ashgrove. You can use the back entrance which is Glenlyon Dr.
Registration by 7:00 pm on both nights.

To remember Marcus, a special Grob Prize will be awarded to the player with the highest score playing the Grob and the Reverse Grob.

Entry fee: $10 seniors; $5 juniors to be paid on the first night.

This tournament will be run according to a COVID-Safe Plan, details of which will be communicated to all entrants.

All are welcome.
To assist with planning please confirm attendance to Shane via text on 0437 737 537 or email shane_mather@sunsuper.com.au.

StokesyRedcliff
27-11-2020, 01:50 PM
The first night of the 2020 Marcus Porter Memorial is tonight, Friday November 27, in the Draney Theatre of Marist College, Ashgrove. Registration is at 7pm. Drive in via the back entrance using Glenlyon Drive. See you tonight at 7pm!

Michael_D'Arcy
27-11-2020, 01:57 PM
Thanks, Mark - good to get a reminder posted for this event. Thanks to Shane for his organisation once again. See you all this evening.

Michael

Michael_D'Arcy
28-11-2020, 01:32 PM
Hi everyone,

Here is the crosstable for the first half of the event, which concludes next Friday.


No Name Feder Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3 4

1 Slater-Jones, Tom 2126 4 38:W 23:W 5:W 3:W
2 Brady, Aiden 1748 4 18:W 35:W 8:W 11:W
3 Walker, Tyson 1898 3 34:W 16:W 4:W 1:L
4 Smerdon, David 2419 3 24:W 9:W 3:L 15:W
5 Mather, Andrew 1876 3 36:W 17:W 1:L 12:W
6 Maguire, Tom 2223 3 12:D 28:W 11:D 16:W
7 Stahnke, Alex 1800 3 39:W 11:L 14:W 20:W
8 Slater-Jones, Henry 1899 3 20:W 15:W 2:L 21:W
9 D'Arcy, Michael 1744 3 25:W 4:L 34:W 19:W
10 Reilly, Taylor 3 17:L 0:W 24:W 23:W
11 Baneshi, Kiamehr 1380 2.5 21:W 7:W 6:D 2:L
12 Praveen, Jeeva 1126 2.5 6:D 27:W 13:W 5:L
13 Edwards, Jacob 2020 2.5 26:W 14:D 12:L 34:W
14 Tang, Terrence 1554 2.5 41:W 13:D 7:L 27:W
15 Stewart, Craig 1485 2 19:W 8:L 25:W 4:L
16 Moss, Jasper 1491 2 40:W 3:L 18:W 6:L
17 Chippendale, Matthew 1351 2 10:W 5:L 19:L 35:W
18 Davine, Oscar 2 2:L 26:W 16:L 40:W
19 Reberger, Lachlan 2 15:L 36:W 17:W 9:L
20 Au, Oliver 982 2 8:L 42:W 22:W 7:L
21 Chen, Austin 2 11:L 43:W 28:W 8:L
22 Stawski, Nik 1915 2 0: 0: 20:L 38:W
23 Stokes, Mark 1508 2 42:W 1:L 35:W 10:L
24 Nag, Suvan 1130 2 4:L 37:W 10:L 39:W
25 Noller, Zecchaeus 2 9:L 38:W 15:L 36:W
26 Pendrith, Mark 1008 2 13:L 18:L 41:W 37:W
27 Prasad, Mahadeva 1.5 0: 12:L 40:W 14:L
28 Sachse, Bradley 1186 1.5 37:D 6:L 21:L 43:W
29 Wang, Lachlan 1352 1.5 0: 0: 0: 0:
30 Wang, Kingston 1229 1.5 0: 0: 0: 0:
31 Tan, Kevin 1007 1.5 0: 0: 0: 0:
32 Dale, Liam 1.5 0: 0: 0: 0:
33 Brake, Jamie 1.5 0: 0: 0: 0:
34 Rosenberg, Reuben 892 1 3:L 41:W 9:L 13:L
35 Prasad, Basavaguru 747 1 43:W 2:L 23:L 17:L
36 Warda, Josephine 783 1 5:L 19:L 42:W 25:L
37 Worrall, Thomas 1 28:D 24:L 39:D 26:L
38 Williams, Elizabeth 1064 1 1:L 25:L 43:W 22:L
39 Xing, Zeqi 600 1 7:L 40:D 37:D 24:L
40 Reilly, Cameron .5 16:L 39:D 27:L 18:L
41 Van, Corey .5 14:L 34:L 26:L 42:D
42 O'Donohue, Caiseal .5 23:L 20:L 36:L 41:D
43 Prasad, Om 0 35:L 21:L 38:L 28:L

Basil
28-11-2020, 10:58 PM
Well blow me down with a feather and call me Ruth.

ER
29-11-2020, 01:04 AM
Hi everyone,

Here is the crosstable for the first half of the event, which concludes next Friday.



23 Stokes, Mark 1508 2 42:W 1:L 35:W 10:L


C'mon Stokesy, get up there and kick some arse!

Desmond
29-11-2020, 07:47 PM
Great turnout, looks like a very strong tournament. Anyone willing to share examples of g-pawn abuse?

Patrick Byrom
29-11-2020, 09:17 PM
Some HUGE upsets in that crosstable - although my money's still on the GM!

Tyson
02-12-2020, 03:28 PM
Great turnout, looks like a very strong tournament. Anyone willing to share examples of g-pawn abuse?

My games from the night (made this before the cross table was posted so had forgotten the name of my round 1 opponent).

I'm a 1.d4 player and a number of people were going for the Grob prize with black (1...g5) which gave a bit of an unfair advantage.

Marcus Porter Memorial 2020 - night 1 (http://view.chessbase.com/cbreader/2020/11/28/Game1393920140.html?fbclid=IwAR16OMygNasvXgsYrHA_1 SgKk0Q8yiF0ZZHcFnPuCKHDqr3SSis-PoKRnyo)

Patrick Byrom
02-12-2020, 03:56 PM
My games from the night (made this before the cross table was posted so had forgotten the name of my round 1 opponent).
I'm a 1.d4 player and a number of people were going for the Grob prize with black (1...g5) which gave a bit of an unfair advantage.
Marcus Porter Memorial 2020 - night 1 (http://view.chessbase.com/cbreader/2020/11/28/Game1393920140.html?fbclid=IwAR16OMygNasvXgsYrHA_1 SgKk0Q8yiF0ZZHcFnPuCKHDqr3SSis-PoKRnyo)Congratulations on beating a GM! I was going to put the game into the Chess Chat pgn viewer, but - although you held your own for the entire game - it was really decided by White's unfortunate last move.

Michael_D'Arcy
04-12-2020, 10:04 PM
No Name Feder Rtg Loc Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 Maguire, Tom 2223 7 6:D 25:W 12:D 11:W 5:W 2:W 3:W 10:W
2 Slater-Jones, Tom 2126 6 24:W 17:W 13:W 8:W 4:W 1:L 6:W 3:L
3 Smerdon, David 2419 6 20:W 10:W 8:L 16:W 13:W 4:W 1:L 2:W
4 Brady, Aiden 1748 5.5 14:W 40:W 35:W 12:W 2:L 3:L 7:W 5:D
5 Stahnke, Alex 1800 5.5 41:W 12:L 7:W 22:W 1:L 14:W 9:W 4:D
6 Praveen, Jeeva 1126 5.5 1:D 36:W 9:W 13:L 10:W 32:W 2:L 12:W
7 Tang, Terrence 1554 5.5 29:W 9:D 5:L 36:W 17:W 8:W 4:L 13:W
8 Walker, Tyson 1898 5 21:W 11:W 3:W 2:L 19:W 7:L 10:L 18:W
9 Edwards, Jacob 2020 5 26:W 7:D 6:L 21:W 12:D 19:W 5:L 20:W
10 D'Arcy, Michael 1744 5 39:W 3:L 21:W 33:W 6:L 18:W 8:W 1:L
11 Moss, Jasper 1491 5 28:W 8:L 14:W 1:L 15:W 20:L 22:W 24:W
12 Baneshi, Kiamehr 1380 4.5 15:W 5:W 1:D 4:L 9:D 13:D 20:W 6:L
13 Mather, Andrew 1876 4.5 34:W 32:W 2:L 6:W 3:L 12:D 25:W 7:L
14 Davine, Oscar 4.5 4:L 26:W 11:L 28:W 22:W 5:L 17:D 25:W
15 Chen, Austin 4.5 12:L 42:W 25:W 35:L 11:L 21:W 28:W 16:D
16 Stewart, Craig 1485 4.5 33:W 35:L 39:W 3:L 18:L 27:W 19:W 15:D
17 Stokes, Mark 1508 4.5 38:W 2:L 40:W 19:L 7:L 31:W 14:D 26:W
18 Stawski, Nik 1915 4 0: 0: 22:L 24:W 16:W 10:L 32:W 8:L
19 Reilly, Taylor 4 32:L 0:W 20:W 17:W 8:L 9:L 16:L 34:W
20 Nag, Suvan 1130 4 3:L 23:W 19:L 41:W 33:W 11:W 12:L 9:L
21 Rosenberg, Reuben 892 4 8:L 29:W 10:L 9:L 23:W 15:L 36:W 31:W
22 Au, Oliver 982 4 35:L 38:W 18:W 5:L 14:L 39:W 11:L 30:W
23 Worrall, Thomas 4 25:D 20:L 41:D 26:L 21:L 40:W 39:W 32:W
24 Williams, Elizabeth 1064 4 2:L 39:L 42:W 18:L 40:W 33:W 30:W 11:L
25 Sachse, Bradley 1186 3.5 23:D 1:L 15:L 42:W 36:W 26:W 13:L 14:L
26 Pendrith, Mark 1008 3.5 9:L 14:L 29:W 23:W 31:D 25:L 27:W 17:L
27 Brake, Jamie 3.5 0: 0: 0: 0: 37:W 16:L 26:L 38:W
28 Reilly, Cameron 3.5 11:L 41:D 36:L 14:L 29:W 37:W 15:L 39:W
29 Van, Corey 3.5 7:L 21:L 26:L 38:D 28:L 41:W 42:W 36:W
30 McSwan, Isaac 3 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 34:W 24:L 22:L
31 Dale, Liam 3 0: 0: 0: 0: 26:D 17:L 33:W 21:L
32 Chippendale, Matthew 1351 3 19:W 13:L 33:L 40:W 39:W 6:L 18:L 23:L
33 Reberger, Lachlan 3 16:L 34:W 32:W 10:L 20:L 24:L 31:L 41:W
34 Warda, Josephine 783 3 13:L 33:L 38:W 39:L 41:W 30:L 40:W 19:L
35 Slater-Jones, Henry 1899 3 22:W 16:W 4:L 15:W 0: 0: 0: 0:
36 Prasad, Mahadeva 2.5 0: 6:L 28:W 7:L 25:L 38:W 21:L 29:L
37 Gupta, Vaibhav 618 2.5 0: 0: 0: 0: 27:L 28:L 38:L 42:W
38 O'Donohue, Caiseal 2.5 17:L 22:L 34:L 29:D 42:W 36:L 37:W 27:L
39 Noller, Zecchaeus 2 10:L 24:W 16:L 34:W 32:L 22:L 23:L 28:L
40 Prasad, Basavaguru 747 2 42:W 4:L 17:L 32:L 24:L 23:L 34:L 0:W
41 Xing, Zeqi 600 2 5:L 28:D 23:D 20:L 34:L 29:L 0:W 33:L
42 Prasad, Om 1 40:L 15:L 24:L 25:L 38:L 0:W 29:L 37:L
43 Wang, Lachlan 1352 0 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0:
44 Wang, Kingston 1229 0 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0:
45 Tan, Kevin 1007 0 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0:
46 Ooi, Jayden 1807 0 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0: 0:

Tom M
05-12-2020, 04:44 PM
The two decisive (lucky) games, to the best of my memory (both are definitely at least slightly wrong):


[Event "2020 Marcus Porter Memorial"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2020.12.04"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Maguire, Tom"]
[Black "Slater-Jones, Tom"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A00"]
[PlyCount "99"]

1. g4 g5 2. d4 d5 3. h3 Bg7 4. Bxg5 c5 5. dxc5 Bxb2 6. Nd2 Bxa1 7. Qxa1 f6 8.
Bg2 h5 9. gxh5 Rxh5 10. Bf4 e5 11. Bf3 Rh7 12. Bg3 Na6 13. c4 d4 14. c6 Qc7 15.
Be4 f5 16. cxb7 Bxb7 17. Bxb7 Qxb7 18. Ngf3 f4 19. Bh2 O-O-O 20. h4 Nb4 21. O-O
Nf6 22. Qb1 Rg8+ 23. Kh1 e4 24. Bxf4 d3 25. Nh2 dxe2 26. Rg1 Rxg1+ 27. Qxg1 e3+
28. Ndf3 exf2 29. Qxf2 Qe4 30. Qc5+ Nc6 31. Bg3 Rb7 32. Qf8+ Kd7 33. Qxf6 Rb1+
34. Kg2 e1=N+ 35. Bxe1 Rxe1 36. Qg7+ Kc8 37. Qh8+ Kb7 38. Qb2+ Kc8 39. Qh8+ Kc7
40. Qg7+ Qe7 41. Qg3+ Re5 42. Ng4 Qd6 43. Ngxe5 Kb6 44. Nxc6 Qxc6 45. Qe5 Qxc4
46. Kg3 Qxa2 47. Qd6+ Kb5 48. Nd4+ Ka5 49. Qc5+ Ka6 50. Qb5# 1-0


[Event "2020 Marcus Porter Memorial"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2020.12.04"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Smerdon, David"]
[Black "Maguire, Tom"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A00"]
[Annotator "Tom"]
[PlyCount "92"]

1. g4 g5 2. d4 d5 3. Bxg5 Bxg4 4. Bg2 c6 5. Qd2 Bg7 6. Nc3 Nf6 7. Qf4 Nbd7 8.
O-O-O Bh5 9. Nf3 Bg6 10. Ne5 Qb8 11. Nxg6 hxg6 12. Qxb8+ Rxb8 13. e4 dxe4 14.
Nxe4 Nxe4 15. Bxe4 Nf6 16. Bf3 Bh6 17. h4 Kd7 18. c4 Bxg5+ 19. hxg5 Nh5 20. Rh4
Ng7 21. Rdh1 Rxh4 22. Rxh4 Nf5 23. Bg4 e6 24. Rh7 Ke7 25. Bxf5 exf5 26. Kd2 Rd8
27. Kd3 Rd7 28. b4 Ke6 29. f4 Re7 30. Rh3 f6 31. gxf6 Kxf6 32. Rh8 Re4 33. Rb8
Rxf4 34. c5 g5 35. Rxb7 g4 36. b5 g3 37. bxc6 g2 38. Rb1 Rf1 39. c7 Rxb1 40.
c8=Q g1=Q 41. Qf8+ Kg5 42. Qe7+ Kg4 43. Qe2+ {Here with ten seconds left I
actually didn't notice at first that this move was check, and played ...Qd1+,
unintentionally getting a bit more time to think while the arbiter set the
clock. It probably wouldn't have changed the result, however, as the checks
aren't difficult to escape from.} Kg3 44. c6 Rd1+ 45. Kc4 Rc1+ 46. Kb5 Qxd4 {
Some more moves were played but I don't remember what they were. Black won
shortly thereafter.} 0-1

Thanks to all those who attended the tournament, it was a great event to remember Marcus.

GapChess
06-12-2020, 06:52 PM
Congratulations to Tom Maguire who has taken out the Marcus Porter Memorial for the 2nd year in a row. Tom is the first repeat winner since the tournament started 6 years ago.

Well done to Oscar Davine who won the best placed under 1000 prize.

Tom Slater-Jones won the Grob competition (also for the 2nd time) with 6 grob points from 8 attempts ahead of Jacob Edwards (8 attempts) and Michael D’Arcy (8 attempts) and Alex Stahnke (7 attempts), each with 5 grob points. Special mentions to Jasper Moss and Craig Stewart who played the grob or reverse grob 8 times. Once again, many players embraced the grob theme and the grob or reverse grob was played 81 times.

The prizes for best dressed went to Austin Chen, Tyson Walker and Jasper Moss who in true Marcus spirit wore pj's.

Many thanks to the Porter family who once again donated a beautiful clock trophy for the winner. Thank you to everyone who played and hope to see you next year.

Shane

Michael_D'Arcy
06-12-2020, 09:32 PM
Thanks also to the Mather family for their fantastic collective organisational work, and to Andrew Robinson for handling the DOP duties (which he has done since the tournament's inception). It is great to see so many people continuing to support the event (there are quite a few who have played in every edition, or perhaps with a single exception), but also very pleasing that people new to the event are attending and still getting really into the spirit of the event. That the event continues to be played in outstanding spirits reflects well upon all involved, and is an aspect of what makes the Marcus Porter Memorial such a special event.

Congratulations to Tom and Tom for their respective prizes. I hope to see you all back next year.

Michael D'Arcy