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idledim
04-02-2021, 08:44 PM
The venue and dates are now confirmed for the 2021 Tasmanian Championships.

Ian Little is finalising the entry form and I'll post a link to it when it's ready. In the meantime, please be advised that Launceston are hosting the event at the YMCA in Kings Meadows from Sat. March 6 - Monday, March 8. As usual, it's a 7 round swiss. The Opening Ceremony is scheduled for 1.30 p.m., with R.1 to commence at 2 p.m.
The 2021 AGM will be held shortly after the closing ceremony. I hope everyone can make it.

James Peirce
05-02-2021, 09:17 AM
Barring any unforeseen issue I will be playing. :)

idledim
05-02-2021, 02:25 PM
Here's the link to the 2021 Tas. Champs entry details and registration form:

https://tasmanianchessassociation.squarespace.com/tournaments-enter/tasmanian-championships-2021

Entries close at 5pm on Thursday the 4th of March.

A $10 early bird discount applies to all entries registered before Saturday the 20th of February.

James Peirce
08-02-2021, 03:58 PM
I've entered, haven't played in a Classic time control weekender since 2015! :lol:

Kevin Bonham
12-02-2021, 06:59 PM
Entries so far:

Kevin Bonham 2029
Miles Patterson (ACT) 1832
Denis McMahon 1743
James Peirce 1737
Ian Little 1506
Addison Djatschenko 1126
Oscar Breslin UNR*

* Seed rating to be calculated off rapid rating after March ratings list is released.

idledim
19-02-2021, 12:36 PM
A quick reminder that there's a $10 early bird discount for all entries received by Saturday, Feb.20 (i.e. tomorrow). So far, we have 15 entries:

Ian Little
Denis McMahon
Kevin Bonham
Addison Djatschenko
James Peirce
Oscar Breslin
Miles Patterson
Thomas Powell-Davies
chris shepherd
Edidiong Amos
Monty Brown
Reg Harvey
Udani Amarasekara
Jeeva Praveen
John Patrick

Shaun94
19-02-2021, 12:55 PM
Goodluck to Queensland Junior, Jeeva Praveen

James Peirce
19-02-2021, 01:02 PM
Very nice to see quite a few entries from mainlanders! :clap:

idledim
19-02-2021, 02:40 PM
Goodluck to Queensland Junior, Jeeva Praveen

Indeed! Jeeva was planning to play in the Begonia, but those plans were interrupted by the travel restrictions. Interstate entries are ineligible for the title, but welcome to the money. Players already registered with their State Association don't need to register with the TCA to play.
I've sent reminder emails to everyone who played in the 2020 Launceston Cup and the 2020 LCC Northern Champions, but who haven't yet registered, so we might get a few more. Unfortunately, Toby Straton has a wedding gig and can't play this year. Roger Blackburn, Luwanna Beeton & Bayani Beeton have also now entered, bringing the total to 18.

James Peirce
19-02-2021, 02:50 PM
but welcome to the money.
And our rating points! :lol:

Kevin Bonham
19-02-2021, 06:40 PM
Entries so far:

Kevin Bonham 2029
Ian Rout 1967
Miles Patterson (ACT) 1832
Denis McMahon 1743
James Peirce 1737
Reg Harvey 1660
Will Rumley 1628
Eddy Amos 1530
Ian Little 1506
John Patrick 1466
Thomas Powell-Davies 1382
Roger Blackburn 1315
Chris Shepherd 1300
Jeeva Praveen (QLD) 1128
Addison Djatschenko 1126
Monty Brown 1036
Luwanna Beeton 479
Bayani Beeton 426
Oscar Breslin UNR*
Thomas Hartwell UNR*
Udani Amarasekara UNR#

* Seed rating to be calculated off rapid rating after March ratings list is released.
# Seed rating may be applied if information about playing strength becomes available.

Kevin Bonham
19-02-2021, 06:45 PM
And our rating points! :lol:

His chess.com rapid rating is higher than mine! :eek:

James Peirce
19-02-2021, 08:22 PM
His chess.com rapid rating is higher than mine! :eek:

This isn't exactly a rapid tournament :P My classic rating is ~3-4yrs old, not sure how reliable that is :lol:

Thomas P-D
20-02-2021, 06:48 PM
Hello, for previous tournaments I have seen things about accommodation sharing, I was just wondering, is there anything of the sort happening for this tournament, and if so, is there any more space available?

idledim
20-02-2021, 08:13 PM
Hello, for previous tournaments I have seen things about accommodation sharing, I was just wondering, is there anything of the sort happening for this tournament, and if so, is there any more space available?

Hi Thomas - I had to book a 3 bedroom place early this year, for the sake of finding anywhere, so can't help. When checking airb'nb, there seemed to be less 4 or 5 bedroom places available this year. Even 3 bedroom places within reasonable proximity to the venue weren't that easy to find. Not sure if this has anything to do with the pandemic or not.

Blunderbuss
21-02-2021, 11:46 AM
Hello, for previous tournaments I have seen things about accommodation sharing, I was just wondering, is there anything of the sort happening for this tournament, and if so, is there any more space available?

Hi Thomas, I'm looking for somewhere to stay. Maybe we could share? I've sent you a direct message.

Blunderbuss
22-02-2021, 11:45 AM
Hi Thomas, I'm looking for somewhere to stay. Maybe we could share? I've sent you a direct message.

Kings Meadows Hotel - Bar, Bistro is within walking distance of the venue and has rooms available, or at least did when I called this morning.

idledim
27-02-2021, 09:49 AM
+ Himash Keerthiratne = 22

James Peirce
27-02-2021, 10:49 AM
Who's the 21st entrant? TCA tournament page has 20 entrants (as of the 22nd February)

idledim
27-02-2021, 02:22 PM
Who's the 21st entrant? TCA tournament page has 20 entrants (as of the 22nd February)

Will Rumley - entered 02/22/2021 21:13:54.

and recorded here: http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?18326-2021-Tasmanian-Championships&p=477590&viewfull=1#post477590

James Peirce
27-02-2021, 02:55 PM
Thanks :clap:

Desmond
28-02-2021, 10:18 AM
And our rating points! :lol:

At the risk of putting mockers on, I predict he'd perform minimum 200 points above current rating.

pappubahry
28-02-2021, 10:27 AM
At the risk of putting mockers on, I predict he'd perform minimum 200 points above current rating.

He played in the Perth Open last weekend, 1500 performance. (And could have been better: he was piece up against a 1700 before blundering mate.)

James Peirce
28-02-2021, 10:43 AM
Rating will probably go up a fair bit from that performance with the March ratings.

Kevin Bonham
01-03-2021, 01:38 AM
Seeding estimates in brackets for unrated players.

Kevin Bonham 2065
Ian Rout 1967
Miles Patterson (ACT) 1886
Denis McMahon 1743
James Peirce 1737
James Banbury UNR (1706)
Will Rumley 1683
Reg Harvey 1660
Oscar Breslin UNR (1590)
Eddy Amos 1530
Ian Little 1506
John Patrick 1466
Chris Shepherd 1447
Thomas Powell-Davies 1445
Zane Cusack UNR (1414)
Himash Keerthiratne UNR (1336)
Roger Blackburn 1335
Jeeva Praveen (QLD) 1297
Rares-Daniel Ocoleanu 1184 (FIDE)
Addison Djatschenko 1126
Monty Brown 1036
Andrew Campbell 798
Thomas Hartwell UNR (778)
Luwanna Beeton 479
Bayani Beeton 426
Udani Amarasekara UNR*
Noah Magunssen UNR*

(For players with ACF Quick ratings but no ACF Classic rating the seed rating is their Quick rating minus 245 points which is the current median difference for Tasmanian active players. Ditto for players for whom an ACF Quick TPR can be estimated.)
* Seed rating may be applied if information about playing strength becomes available.

James Peirce
01-03-2021, 11:40 AM
I'm not sure I like the theoretical 1st round draw with the current number of entrants. :eek:

Kevin Bonham
02-03-2021, 06:47 PM
Zane Cusack and Rares-Daniel Ocoleanu added (post 24), bringing the field to 24.

James Peirce
02-03-2021, 08:24 PM
Well that would be a pretty brutal 1st round for pretty much everyone :P (Based on current entries and ratings)
4796

idledim
04-03-2021, 10:13 AM
+ Andrew Campbell = 25

Kevin Bonham
04-03-2021, 03:43 PM
Entrant number 26 James Banbury added and edited into list above. We have also had an enquiry from another possible entrant.

The hierarchy I am using for seed ratings for the players who do not have an ACF classic rating is:

1. FIDE rating
2. ACF Quick rating, adjusted for parity - this may be varied if not from Tasmania.
3. TPR estimate from ACF Classic tournament(s)
4. TPR estimate from ACF Quick tournament(s), adjusted for parity - this may be varied if not from Tasmania.
5. Any other information

ER
04-03-2021, 04:01 PM
The heirarchy I am using ...
hierarchy, unless of course you are planning to assign heir apparent and/or heir presumptive status of someone's throne to the 2021 Tasmanian Championships participants. :D :P

idledim
04-03-2021, 05:06 PM
+ Noah Magunssen= 27

idledim
04-03-2021, 07:31 PM
+ Andrew Martini, Imogen Martini & Raphael Martini = 30.

James Peirce
04-03-2021, 07:39 PM
:clap::clap::clap:

Kevin Bonham
04-03-2021, 10:05 PM
The 2007 record field of 32 players is under serious threat with 30 now entered. Also for the first time since 2009 the current conditions for awarding the Tasmanian Womens Champion title will be met.

Seeding estimates in brackets for unrated players.

Kevin Bonham 2065
Ian Rout 1967
Miles Patterson (ACT) 1886
Denis McMahon 1743
James Peirce 1737
James Banbury UNR (1706)
Will Rumley 1683
Reg Harvey 1660
Oscar Breslin UNR (1590)
Eddy Amos 1530
Ian Little 1506
John Patrick 1466
Chris Shepherd 1447
Thomas Powell-Davies 1445
Zane Cusack UNR (1414)
Andrew Martini 1406
Himash Keerthiratne UNR (1336)
Roger Blackburn 1335
Jeeva Praveen (QLD) 1297
Rares-Daniel Ocoleanu 1184 (FIDE)
Addison Djatschenko 1126
Christian Duboudin UNR (1088)
Monty Brown 1036
Imogen Martini UNR (803)
Andrew Campbell 798
Thomas Hartwell UNR (778)
Noah Magunssen UNR (722)
Udani Amarasekara UNR (500)
Luwanna Beeton 479
Bayani Beeton 426
Raphael Martini UNR*

(For players with ACF Quick ratings but no ACF Classic rating the seed rating is their Quick rating minus 245 points which is the current median difference for Tasmanian active players. Ditto for players for whom an ACF Quick TPR can be estimated.)
* Seed rating may be applied if information or further information about playing strength becomes available.

idledim
05-03-2021, 05:20 PM
+ Christian Duboudin = 31

Kevin Bonham
06-03-2021, 03:57 PM
We are underway with the 31 listed above. Two games still going in a first round with a lot of upsets so far.

Kevin Bonham
06-03-2021, 04:37 PM
Tas Champs 2021: Pairing of round 1

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1 = Bonham,Kevin ( 0.0) - Martini,Andrew ( 0.0) = 1 - 16 = 1 - 0
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2 = Keerthiratne,Himash ( 0.0) - Rout,Ian C ( 0.0) = 17 - 2 = 0 - 1
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3 = Patterson,Miles ( 0.0) - Blackburn,Roger ( 0.0) = 3 - 18 = 1 - 0
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4 = Praveen,Jeeva ( 0.0) - McMahon,Denis ( 0.0) = 19 - 4 = 1 - 0
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5 = Peirce,James ( 0.0) - Ocoleanu,Rares-Danie ( 0.0) = 5 - 20 = ˝ - ˝
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6 = Djatschenko,Addison ( 0.0) - Banbury,James ( 0.0) = 21 - 6 = 1 - 0
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7 = Rumley,William ( 0.0) - Duboudin,Christian ( 0.0) = 7 - 22 = 0 - 1
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8 = Brown,Monty ( 0.0) - Harvey,Reg ( 0.0) = 23 - 8 = 0 - 1
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9 = Breslin,Oscar ( 0.0) - Martini,Imogen ( 0.0) = 9 - 24 = 1 - 0
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10 = Campbell,Andrew ( 0.0) - Amos,Eddy ( 0.0) = 25 - 10 = 0 - 1
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11 = Little,Ian ( 0.0) - Hartwell,Thomas ( 0.0) = 11 - 26 = 1 - 0
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12 = Magnussen,Noah ( 0.0) - Patrick,John ( 0.0) = 27 - 12 = 0 - 1
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13 = Shepherd,Chris ( 0.0) - Amarasekara,Udani ( 0.0) = 13 - 28 = 1 - 0
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14 = Beeton,Luwanna ( 0.0) - Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 0.0) = 29 - 14 = 1 - 0
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15 = Cusack,Zane ( 0.0) - Beeton,Bayani ( 0.0) = 15 - 30 = 1 - 0
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16 = Martini,Raphael ( 0.0) - ( bye ) ( 0.0) = 31 - 0 = 1
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Tas Champs 2021: Pairing of round 2

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1 = Patrick,John ( 1.0) - Bonham,Kevin ( 1.0) = 12 - 1 = ...
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2 = Rout,Ian C ( 1.0) - Shepherd,Chris ( 1.0) = 2 - 13 = ...
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3 = Cusack,Zane ( 1.0) - Patterson,Miles ( 1.0) = 15 - 3 = ...
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4 = Harvey,Reg ( 1.0) - Praveen,Jeeva ( 1.0) = 8 - 19 = ...
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5 = Duboudin,Christian ( 1.0) - Breslin,Oscar ( 1.0) = 22 - 9 = ...
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6 = Amos,Eddy ( 1.0) - Djatschenko,Addison ( 1.0) = 10 - 21 = ...
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7 = Martini,Raphael ( 1.0) - Little,Ian ( 1.0) = 31 - 11 = ...
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8 = Ocoleanu,Rares-Danie ( 0.5) - Beeton,Luwanna ( 1.0) = 20 - 29 = ...
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9 = McMahon,Denis ( 0.0) - Peirce,James ( 0.5) = 4 - 5 = ...
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10 = Banbury,James ( 0.0) - Brown,Monty ( 0.0) = 6 - 23 = ...
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11 = Martini,Imogen ( 0.0) - Rumley,William ( 0.0) = 24 - 7 = ...
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12 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 0.0) - Campbell,Andrew ( 0.0) = 14 - 25 = ...
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13 = Martini,Andrew ( 0.0) - Hartwell,Thomas ( 0.0) = 16 - 26 = ...
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14 = Amarasekara,Udani ( 0.0) - Keerthiratne,Himash ( 0.0) = 28 - 17 = ...
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15 = Blackburn,Roger ( 0.0) - Magnussen,Noah ( 0.0) = 18 - 27 = ...
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16 = Beeton,Bayani ( 0.0) - ( bye ) ( 0.0) = 30 - 0 = 1
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Scott Colliver
06-03-2021, 05:01 PM
Juniors causing upsets, always good to see them improving unless you happen to be the victim.

Blunderbuss
06-03-2021, 07:38 PM
Chris Shepherd - Udani Amarasekara (R1)

1. d4 d5 2. Bf4 Bf5 3. e3 e6 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. c3 c6 6. Nbd2 Bd6 7. Bg3 Qc7 8. Ne5
Nbd7 9. Ndf3 Ne4 10. Bd3 Nxg3 11. hxg3 Bxd3 12. Qxd3 h6 13. Nxd7 Qxd7 14. Ne5
Qc7 15. f4 O-O-O 16. Rc1 f6 17. Nf3 Rde8 18. O-O e5 19. Qf5+ Qd7 20. Qxd7+ Kxd7
21. dxe5 fxe5 22. fxe5 Bxe5 23. Nxe5+ Rxe5 24. Rf7+ Re7 25. Rcf1 Re8 26. R1f3
Rxf7 27. Rxf7+ Re7 28. Rf3 Ke6 29. Kf2 Rf7 30. Ke2 Rd7 31. Kd3 Ke5 32. g4 Re7
33. Rf5+ Kd6 34. Rf4 Kc5 35. g5 hxg5 36. Rf5 g4 37. Rg5 b5 38. Rxg4 Kd6 39. Kd4
Kc7 40. Kc5 Kb7 41. Rg6 Rc7 42. g4 a6 43. Re6 Rc8 44. Rg6 Rc7 45. g5 a5 46. Re6
Rc8 47. Kd6 (47. Re7+ Rc7 48. Rxc7+ (48. Kd6)) 47... Kb6 48. Re7 Rg8 49. g6 Rd8+
50. Ke6 Kc5 51. Kf7 Rd6 52. Kxg7 Rxg6+ 53. Kxg6 b4 54. cxb4+ axb4 55. Kf5 Kc4
56. Ke5 c5 57. Rd7 d4 58. exd4 cxd4 59. Rxd4+ Kb5 60. Kd5 Ka4 61. Kc5 Ka5 62.
Rxb4 Ka6 63. Kc6 Ka7 64. Kc7 Ka6 65. a3 Ka5 66. Kc6 Ka6 67. Ra4# 1-0


Ian Rout - Chris Shepherd (R2)

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Bf5 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. cxd5 cxd5 6. Qb3 Qb6 7. Nxd5 Nxd5 8.
Qxd5 Qb4+ 9. Nd2 e6 10. Qb3 Nc6 11. e3 Qxb3 12. axb3 Bb4 13. Bb5 Rc8 14. O-O a6
15. Be2 O-O 16. Bf3 Bd3 17. Re1 Na5 18. Be2 Bxe2 19. Rxe2 Rc2 20. Kf1 Rfc8 21.
Nc4 Nxb3 0-1

James Peirce
06-03-2021, 07:50 PM
Juniors causing upsets, always good to see them improving unless you happen to be the victim.

Board 5 round 1 wasn't exactly an upset, our ACF Quick ratings are only 18pts apart (2078-2060) and his FIDE rating is ~3yrs old. :P

James Peirce
06-03-2021, 08:09 PM
James Peirce vs Rares-Daniel Ocoleanu
Round 1

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6
5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. Bd3 d5 7. exd5 cxd5 8. O-O Bd6
9. Re1+ Be6 10. g3 O-O 11. Nc3 c6 12. b3 Bb4
13. Bd2 Qa5 14. Nb1 Bg4 15. Bxb4 Qxb4 16. Qd2 Qd6
17. Nc3 Rfe8 18. Rxe8+ Rxe8 19. Re1 Re5 20. Rxe5 Qxe5
21. Be2 Bh3 22. Qe3 Qxe3 23. fxe3 Bf5 24. Bd3 Bg6
25. Bxg6 hxg6 26. h3 Kf8 27. Kg2 Ke7 28. Kf3 Kd6
29. b4 a5 30. b5 cxb5 31. Nxb5+ Kc5 32. Nc3 Kc4
33. Nb1 Ne4 34. a3 Nc3 35. Nd2+ Kb5 36. e4 dxe4+
37. Nxe4 Nxe4 38. Kxe4 Kc4 39. h4 a4 40. Ke5 Kc3
41. Kd5 Kb2 42. c4 Kxa3 43. c5 Kb3 44. c6 a3
45. c7 a2 46. c8=Q a1=Q 47. Qc4+ Ka3 48. Qa6+ Kb2
49. Qxa1+ Kxa1 50. Kd6 Kb2 51. Ke7 f6 52. Kf7 g5
53. hxg5 fxg5 54. Kg6 g4 55. Kg5 Kc3 56. Kxg4 Kd4
57. Kf5 Kd5 58. g4 Kd6 59. g5 Ke7 60. Kg6 Kf8
61. Kf5 Kf7 62. g6+ Kf8 63. Ke6 Draw Agreed 1/2-1/2

Denis McMahon vs James Peirce
Round 2

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. f3 e6 4. Bd3 Nf6
5. Ne2 c5 6. c3 Qb6 7. Nd2 Nc6 8. e5 Nd7
9. Bc2 cxd4 10. f4 a5 11. Nf3 dxc3 12. bxc3 Bc5
13. Rb1 Bf2+ 14. Kf1 Qa7 15. Ned4 Bxd4 16. Nxd4 Nxd4
17. cxd4 b6 18. Qg4 Ba6+ 19. Ke1 Qc7 20. Qd1 O-O
21. Bd2 Qc4 22. Rb3 Rfc8 23. Bxh7+ Kxh7 24. Rh3+ Kg8
25. Qh5 Kf8 26. Qh8+ Ke7 27. Qh4+ f6 28. Qg4 Rg8
29. f5 exf5 30. exf6+ Kd8 31. Qf3 Re8+ 32. Be3 f4 White Resigned 0-1

James Peirce
06-03-2021, 08:16 PM
This illustrates the first round game pretty well:doh: 4800

Kevin Bonham
06-03-2021, 08:46 PM
Patrick - Bonham. Another winning position wasted.

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Bd3 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Ne2 cxd4 8.cxd4 f6 9.exf6 Nxf6 10.0-0 Bd6 11.Nf3 Qc7 12.Bg5 Bd7 13.Rc1 0-0 14.a3 I thought this was a bit slow. 14...h6 15.Bh4 Be8 16.Bb1 Bh5 17.Qd3 Ne4 18.Bg3 Bxf3 19.gxf3 Ng5 20.Kg2? [20.f4 Bxf4 21.Nxf4 Rxf4 22.Kg2! Raf8 23.Qe3=] 20...Rxf3 21.Qg6 Raf8 22.h4 R3f6 23.Qh5 Nf3 24.b4 Bxg3 [24...Nd2 immediately is best] 25.fxg3 Qf7? Yes exchanging queens a pawn up here is actually bad! 26.Qxf7+ R6xf7 27.Rcd1 Rf6 28.Bc2 g5 29.hxg5 Nxg5 30.Nf4 Ne7 31.Bd3 Nf5 32.Bxf5 Rxf5 33.Rde1 R5f6 34.Rc1 Ne4 35.Rc7 R8f7 36.Rfc1 Nd6 37.Rxf7 Kxf7 38.Rc7+ Ke8 39.Nd3 [39.a4=] 39...Kd8 [39...Rf7 is obvious and wins] 40.Rh7 Kc8 41.Ne5 Nb5 42.Rh8+ Kc7 43.Rh7+ Kd8 44.Rh8+ [44.Rxb7 also draws] 44...Kc7 45.Rh7+ Kd8 46.Rh8+ Kc7 47.Rh7+ ˝-˝

Kevin Bonham
06-03-2021, 08:57 PM
Tas Champs 2021: Pairing of round 2

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1 = Patrick,John ( 1.0) - Bonham,Kevin ( 1.0) = 12 - 1 = ˝ - ˝
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2 = Rout,Ian C ( 1.0) - Shepherd,Chris ( 1.0) = 2 - 13 = 0 - 1
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3 = Cusack,Zane ( 1.0) - Patterson,Miles ( 1.0) = 15 - 3 = 0 - 1
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4 = Harvey,Reg ( 1.0) - Praveen,Jeeva ( 1.0) = 8 - 19 = 0 - 1
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5 = Duboudin,Christian ( 1.0) - Breslin,Oscar ( 1.0) = 22 - 9 = 1 - 0
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6 = Amos,Eddy ( 1.0) - Djatschenko,Addison ( 1.0) = 10 - 21 = 1 - 0
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7 = Martini,Raphael ( 1.0) - Little,Ian ( 1.0) = 31 - 11 = 0 - 1
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8 = Ocoleanu,Rares-Danie ( 0.5) - Beeton,Luwanna ( 1.0) = 20 - 29 = 1 - 0
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9 = McMahon,Denis ( 0.0) - Peirce,James ( 0.5) = 4 - 5 = 0 - 1
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10 = Banbury,James ( 0.0) - Brown,Monty ( 0.0) = 6 - 23 = 0 - 1
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11 = Martini,Imogen ( 0.0) - Rumley,William ( 0.0) = 24 - 7 = 0 - 1
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12 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 0.0) - Campbell,Andrew ( 0.0) = 14 - 25 = 1 - 0
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13 = Martini,Andrew ( 0.0) - Hartwell,Thomas ( 0.0) = 16 - 26 = ˝ - ˝
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14 = Amarasekara,Udani ( 0.0) - Keerthiratne,Himash ( 0.0) = 28 - 17 = 0 - 1
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15 = Blackburn,Roger ( 0.0) - Magnussen,Noah ( 0.0) = 18 - 27 = 1 - 0
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16 = Beeton,Bayani ( 0.0) - ( bye ) ( 0.0) = 30 - 0 = 1
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Tas Champs 2021: Pairing of round 3

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1 = Patterson,Miles ( 2.0) - Shepherd,Chris ( 2.0) = 3 - 13 = ...
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2 = Praveen,Jeeva ( 2.0) - Amos,Eddy ( 2.0) = 19 - 10 = ...
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3 = Little,Ian ( 2.0) - Duboudin,Christian ( 2.0) = 11 - 22 = ...
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4 = Bonham,Kevin ( 1.5) - Ocoleanu,Rares-Danie ( 1.5) = 1 - 20 = ...
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5 = Peirce,James ( 1.5) - Patrick,John ( 1.5) = 5 - 12 = ...
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6 = Djatschenko,Addison ( 1.0) - Rout,Ian C ( 1.0) = 21 - 2 = ...
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7 = Rumley,William ( 1.0) - Blackburn,Roger ( 1.0) = 7 - 18 = ...
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8 = Keerthiratne,Himash ( 1.0) - Harvey,Reg ( 1.0) = 17 - 8 = ...
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9 = Breslin,Oscar ( 1.0) - Martini,Raphael ( 1.0) = 9 - 31 = ...
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10 = Beeton,Bayani ( 1.0) - Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 1.0) = 30 - 14 = ...
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11 = Beeton,Luwanna ( 1.0) - Cusack,Zane ( 1.0) = 29 - 15 = ...
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12 = Brown,Monty ( 1.0) - Martini,Andrew ( 0.5) = 23 - 16 = ...
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13 = Hartwell,Thomas ( 0.5) - Banbury,James ( 0.0) = 26 - 6 = ...
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14 = Campbell,Andrew ( 0.0) - McMahon,Denis ( 0.0) = 25 - 4 = ...
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15 = Magnussen,Noah ( 0.0) - Martini,Imogen ( 0.0) = 27 - 24 = ...
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16 = Amarasekara,Udani ( 0.0) - ( bye ) ( 0.0) = 28 - 0 = 1
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James Peirce
06-03-2021, 09:16 PM
Higher seed has only won 9/15=60% of games in both rounds, both rounds had 1 draw as well.

Garvinator
06-03-2021, 09:42 PM
Small typo I think. Shouldn't the name in the pairings be: Rares-Daniel, Ocoleanu?

Scott Colliver
06-03-2021, 09:52 PM
Small typo I think. Shouldn't the name in the pairings be: Rares-Daniel, Ocoleanu?

No, FIDE have it the other way as well.

Scott Colliver
06-03-2021, 10:19 PM
James Peirce vs Rares-Daniel Ocoleanu
Round 1

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6
5. Nxc6 bxc6 6. Bd3 d5 7. exd5 cxd5 8. O-O Bd6
9. Re1+ Be6 10. g3 O-O 11. Nc3 c6 12. b3 Bb4
13. Bd2 Qa5 14. Nb1 Bg4 15. Bxb4 Qxb4 16. Qd2 Qd6
17. Nc3 Rfe8 18. Rxe8+ Rxe8 19. Re1 Re5 20. Rxe5 Qxe5
21. Be2 Bh3 22. Qe3 Qxe3 23. fxe3 Bf5 24. Bd3 Bg6
25. Bxg6 hxg6 26. h3 Kf8 27. Kg2 Ke7 28. Kf3 Kd6
29. b4 a5 30. b5 cxb5 31. Nxb5+ Kc5 32. Nc3 Kc4
33. Nb1 Ne4 34. a3 Nc3 35. Nd2+ Kb5 36. e4 dxe4+
37. Nxe4 Nxe4 38. Kxe4 Kc4 39. h4 a4 40. Ke5 Kc3
41. Kd5 Kb2 42. c4 Kxa3 43. c5 Kb3 44. c6 a3
45. c7 a2 46. c8=Q a1=Q 47. Qc4+ Ka3 48. Qa6+ Kb2
49. Qxa1+ Kxa1 50. Kd6 Kb2 51. Ke7 f6 52. Kf7 g5
53. hxg5 fxg5 54. Kg6 g4 55. Kg5 Kc3 56. Kxg4 Kd4
57. Kf5 Kd5 58. g4 Kd6 59. g5 Ke7 60. Kg6 Kf8
61. Kf5 Kf7 62. g6+ Kf8 63. Ke6 Draw Agreed 1/2-1/2


With my 1500 brain I am wondering whether 36 .... d4 would have been better for black than swapping off the pawns and knights on e4?
The idea is that black seems to win the white a pawn and would have a great chance of running it to a1.

GoodNite
07-03-2021, 07:41 AM
Worth following the old saw that you should never exchange into a P endgame unless you know you can win the position blindfolded with both hands tied behind your back against your grandmother.

Tony Dowden
07-03-2021, 04:27 PM
With my 1500 brain I am wondering whether 36 .... d4 would have been better for black than swapping off the pawns and knights on e4?
The idea is that black seems to win the white a pawn and would have a great chance of running it to a1.

Interesting query Scott but, no, 36...d4 is not much different - using my 2000 (-ish) brain and an engine here and there ;) Later on Black could have improved with 41...Kxc2 when both sides will queen but Black has more pawns on the kingside and therefore retains winning chances.

Also, as Black I would have avoided 29...a5? as giving white two a-pawns in a N+P ending is asking for trouble. After the natural 30.bxa5 (instead of the strange 30.b5?) White would have been better.

I hope the Championship goes well :) One of these days I must come down for another Tassie event!

Kevin Bonham
07-03-2021, 04:49 PM
Tas Champs 2021: Pairing of round 3

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1 = Patterson,Miles ( 2.0) - Shepherd,Chris ( 2.0) = 3 - 13 = 1 - 0
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2 = Praveen,Jeeva ( 2.0) - Amos,Eddy ( 2.0) = 19 - 10 = 0 - 1
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3 = Little,Ian ( 2.0) - Duboudin,Christian ( 2.0) = 11 - 22 = 1F-0F
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4 = Bonham,Kevin ( 1.5) - Ocoleanu,Rares-Danie ( 1.5) = 1 - 20 = 1 - 0
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5 = Peirce,James ( 1.5) - Patrick,John ( 1.5) = 5 - 12 = 1 - 0
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6 = Djatschenko,Addison ( 1.0) - Rout,Ian C ( 1.0) = 21 - 2 = 0 - 1
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7 = Rumley,William ( 1.0) - Blackburn,Roger ( 1.0) = 7 - 18 = 1 - 0
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8 = Keerthiratne,Himash ( 1.0) - Harvey,Reg ( 1.0) = 17 - 8 = 0 - 1
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9 = Breslin,Oscar ( 1.0) - Martini,Raphael ( 1.0) = 9 - 31 = 1 - 0
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10 = Beeton,Bayani ( 1.0) - Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 1.0) = 30 - 14 = 0 - 1
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11 = Beeton,Luwanna ( 1.0) - Cusack,Zane ( 1.0) = 29 - 15 = 0 - 1
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12 = Brown,Monty ( 1.0) - Martini,Andrew ( 0.5) = 23 - 16 = 0 - 1
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13 = Hartwell,Thomas ( 0.5) - Banbury,James ( 0.0) = 26 - 6 = 1 - 0
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14 = Campbell,Andrew ( 0.0) - McMahon,Denis ( 0.0) = 25 - 4 = 0 - 1
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15 = Magnussen,Noah ( 0.0) - Martini,Imogen ( 0.0) = 27 - 24 = 0 - 1
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16 = Amarasekara,Udani ( 0.0) - ( bye ) ( 0.0) = 28 - 0 = 1
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Tas Champs 2021: Pairing of round 4

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1 = Little,Ian ( 3.0) - Patterson,Miles ( 3.0) = 11 - 3 = ˝ - ˝
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2 = Amos,Eddy ( 3.0) - Peirce,James ( 2.5) = 10 - 5 = 1 - 0
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3 = Rout,Ian C ( 2.0) - Bonham,Kevin ( 2.5) = 2 - 1 = 1 - 0
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4 = Shepherd,Chris ( 2.0) - Rumley,William ( 2.0) = 13 - 7 = 0 - 1
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5 = Harvey,Reg ( 2.0) - Cusack,Zane ( 2.0) = 8 - 15 = 1 - 0
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6 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 2.0) - Breslin,Oscar ( 2.0) = 14 - 9 = 0 - 1
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7 = Duboudin,Christian ( 2.0) - Praveen,Jeeva ( 2.0) = 22 - 19 = 1 - 0
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8 = Patrick,John ( 1.5) - Hartwell,Thomas ( 1.5) = 12 - 26 = 1 - 0
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9 = Martini,Andrew ( 1.5) - Ocoleanu,Rares-Danie ( 1.5) = 16 - 20 = 0 - 1
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10 = McMahon,Denis ( 1.0) - Amarasekara,Udani ( 1.0) = 4 - 28 = 1 - 0
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11 = Martini,Imogen ( 1.0) - Keerthiratne,Himash ( 1.0) = 24 - 17 = 0 - 1
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12 = Blackburn,Roger ( 1.0) - Beeton,Luwanna ( 1.0) = 18 - 29 = 1 - 0
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13 = Beeton,Bayani ( 1.0) - Djatschenko,Addison ( 1.0) = 30 - 21 = 0 - 1
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14 = Martini,Raphael ( 1.0) - Brown,Monty ( 1.0) = 31 - 23 = 0 - 1
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15 = Banbury,James ( 0.0) - Campbell,Andrew ( 0.0) = 6 - 25 = 1 - 0
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16 = Magnussen,Noah ( 0.0) - ( bye ) ( 0.0) = 27 - 0 = 1
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Tas Champs 2021: Pairing of round 5

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1 = Patterson,Miles ( 3.5) - Amos,Eddy ( 4.0) = 3 - 10 = ...
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2 = Rumley,William ( 3.0) - Little,Ian ( 3.5) = 7 - 11 = ...
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3 = Breslin,Oscar ( 3.0) - Rout,Ian C ( 3.0) = 9 - 2 = ...
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4 = Harvey,Reg ( 3.0) - Duboudin,Christian ( 3.0) = 8 - 22 = ...
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5 = Bonham,Kevin ( 2.5) - Peirce,James ( 2.5) = 1 - 5 = ...
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6 = Ocoleanu,Rares-Danie ( 2.5) - Patrick,John ( 2.5) = 20 - 12 = ...
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7 = Keerthiratne,Himash ( 2.0) - McMahon,Denis ( 2.0) = 17 - 4 = ...
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8 = Praveen,Jeeva ( 2.0) - Shepherd,Chris ( 2.0) = 19 - 13 = ...
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9 = Brown,Monty ( 2.0) - Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 2.0) = 23 - 14 = ...
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10 = Cusack,Zane ( 2.0) - Blackburn,Roger ( 2.0) = 15 - 18 = ...
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11 = Djatschenko,Addison ( 2.0) - Martini,Andrew ( 1.5) = 21 - 16 = ...
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12 = Hartwell,Thomas ( 1.5) - Martini,Imogen ( 1.0) = 26 - 24 = ...
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13 = Banbury,James ( 1.0) - Beeton,Bayani ( 1.0) = 6 - 30 = ...
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14 = Beeton,Luwanna ( 1.0) - Magnussen,Noah ( 1.0) = 29 - 27 = ...
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15 = Amarasekara,Udani ( 1.0) - Martini,Raphael ( 1.0) = 28 - 31 = ...
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16 = Campbell,Andrew ( 0.0) - ( bye ) ( 0.0) = 25 - 0 = 1
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GoodNite
07-03-2021, 05:22 PM
Tony, I presume that Black was planning 41...Kxc2 but then noticed 42. Kc4 in reply. Black is still more than OK, but maybe he got worried seeing that white would queen first on the queenside. After chasing down the Kingside pawns, black should win all the white pawns.


Interesting query Scott but, no, 36...d4 is not much different - using my 2000 (-ish) brain and an engine here and there ;) Later on Black could have improved with 41...Kxc2 when both sides will queen but Black has more pawns on the kingside and therefore retains winning chances.

Also, as Black I would have avoided 29...a5? as giving white two a-pawns in a N+P ending is asking for trouble. After the natural 30.bxa5 (instead of the strange 30.b5?) White would have been better.

I hope the Championship goes well :) One of these days I must come down for another Tassie event!

Desmond
07-03-2021, 06:16 PM
Tony, I presume that Black was planning 41...Kxc2 but then noticed 42. Kc4 in reply. Black is still more than OK, but maybe he got worried seeing that white would queen first on the queenside. After chasing down the Kingside pawns, black should win all the white pawns.Yes I think 41.Kd5 was a very good move. 41.Kd6 going after the black kside pawns was too slow, and at least this gives black more to think about, with Kc2 Kc4-b4 etc. Doesn't work, but a good try.

Kevin Bonham
07-03-2021, 07:36 PM
As usual I post all my games so I can find them (and so Ian L can find them too.)

Bonham - Martini, decided by blunder on black's 9th.

1.Nf3 d5 2.d4 Nf6 3.g3 c5 4.dxc5 Na6 5.Bg2 e6 6.0-0 Bxc5 7.Nbd2 b6 8.c4 Bb7 9.cxd5 Bxd5?? 10.Qa4+ Qd7 11.Qxa6 Bd6 12.Ne1 Be5 13.Bxd5 Qxd5 14.Qc4 Rd8 15.Qxd5 Rxd5 16.Nd3 Bb8 17.Nc4 0-0 18.Ne3 Rd7 19.b3 h6 20.Bb2 a6 21.Rfd1 Rfd8 22.Ne5 Bxe5 23.Bxe5 Rd2 24.Rxd2 Rxd2 25.Bc3 Rd7 26.Rd1 Rc7 27.Bxf6 gxf6 28.Kg2 Rc6 29.Rd2 b5 30.Nc2 Kg7 31.Nb4 Rb6 32.Rc2 a5 33.Rc6 Rb7 34.Nd3 Kg6 35.Ra6 h5 36.Rxa5 h4 37.Nf4+ Kg5 38.a4 1-0

Bonham - Ocoleanu

1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 d6 5.Nf3 Be6 6.d3 Be7 7.0-0 0-0 8.a3 a5 9.Rb1 Qd7 10.Ng5 Bf5 11.e4 Bg4 12.f3 Bh5 13.Be3 h6 14.Nh3 Nd4 15.Bxd4! exd4 16.Ne2 c5 17.Nef4 [17.b4] 17...Rab8 18.Nxh5?! Nxh5 19.f4 Nf6 20.f5 b5 21.b3 a4 22.cxb5 Rxb5 23.bxa4 Rxb1 24.Qxb1 Qxa4 25.Qb2 Ra8? 26.Ra1? [Double blunder - annoyed at myself for messing up what had been a good position I miss 26.e5] 26...Ra7 27.Bf3 Nd7 28.Nf4 Ne5 29.Be2 Qd7 30.Nd5 Rb7 31.Qc2 Bf8 Passive. With this white is OK again. 32.a4 Ra7 33.Nb6 Qc6 34.Nc4 Nxc4 35.Qxc4 Ra5 36.Bd1 Qb7 37.Bb3 Ra7 Draw offered but black is in big trouble here. 38.Kf2 Qb6 39.Rb1 [39.a5] 39...Qa5 40.Ke2 Qc3 41.Qxc3 dxc3 42.Rc1 Rb7 43.Rxc3 Be7 44.Bc2 Kf8 45.Ra3 Bd8 46.a5 Ra7 47.a6 Bb6 48.Bb3 Ke8 49.Bd5 Ke7 50.Bb7 Kd7 51.Ra1 Ke7 52.Rf1 Kd7 53.g4 f6 54.Kd2 Ba5+ 55.Kc2 Kc7 56.Rb1 Bb4 57.Kb3 Kd7 58.Kc4 Bd2 59.Kd5 Bf4 60.h3 Bg3 61.Rb6 Bf4 62.Kc4 Bd2 63.Rc6 Be3 64.Kd5 Bf4 65.Rc8 Be3 66.Rg8 Kc7 67.Rxg7+ Kb6 68.Kxd6 Bf4+ 69.Ke6 Bg5 70.e5 fxe5 71.f6 Bxf6 72.Kxf6 e4 73.dxe4 c4 74.Rd7 c3 75.Rd3 h5 76.g5 c2 77.Rc3 c1=Q 78.Rxc1 Rxb7 79.axb7 Kxb7 80.e5 h4 81.e6 Kb6 82.e7 Kb7 83.Ke6 Kb6 84.Kd5 Kb7 85.Kd6 Kb8 86.Kd7 Kb7 87.Rb1+ Ka6 88.Kc6 Ka5 89.Rb8 Ka4 90.Kc5 Ka3 91.Kc4 Ka2 92.Kc3 Ka1 93.Kc2 Ka2 94.Ra8# 1-0

Rout - Bonham. Mistakes in the opening meant I was losing from quite early here and Ian didn't let me get away with it.

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.Bd3 Bd7?! I was thinking this was just what I do all the time in the Advanced but in fact I was mixing up lines - I've actually never played this in this position in a classic rated game, and more commonly put the bishop here on the previous move. Unsurprisingly I suddenly found I didn't know what to do. [6...cxd4 7.cxd4 Bd7 is fine] 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.0-0 Qc7 9.b4 Bf8 [9...Bb6 may be better] 10.Re1 Nge7 11.Bf4 g6 12.Qd2 h6 13.Na3 a6 14.Nc2 Nc8 15.Ne3 g5 16.Bg3 Nb6 17.Ng4 Be7 18.Nf6+ Bxf6 19.exf6 Qd8 20.Ne5 [20.Qe3 may be stronger] 20...Na7 [20...Nxe5 may be a better attempt to survive.] 21.Re3 Rc8 22.Rd1 Bb5 23.Qe2 Bxd3 24.Rexd3 Nc6 25.Nxc6 bxc6 26.Be5 Nd7 [26...Nc4] 27.Bd4 Qc7 28.Re3 Nf8 29.Qxa6 Ng6 30.a4 Nf4 31.a5 Qd7 32.Qa7 Qxa7 33.Bxa7 Ra8 34.Bd4 0-0 35.g3 Ng6 36.Ra1 Ra6 37.Rf1 Kh7 38.f4 gxf4 39.gxf4 Nh4 40.Be5 Nf5 41.Rd3 Rc8 42.Ra1 Rca8 43.Kf2 R8a7 44.Ke2 Rb7 45.Rdd1 Rb5 46.Kd3 d4 47.Bxd4 Nxd4 48.Kxd4 Kg6 49.Rdb1 Kxf6 50.c4 Rb8 51.b5 cxb5 52.cxb5 Rd6+ 53.Kc5 Rd5+ 54.Kc6 Ke7 55.a6 Rd6+ 56.Kc5 Rd5+ 57.Kc4 Rc8+ 58.Kb4 Rd4+ 59.Ka5 Rxf4 60.a7 Rd4 61.b6 1-0

Bonham - Peirce

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.g3 b6 Seems unusual. 5.Bg2 Bb7 6.0-0 0-0 7.d4 c5 8.d5 d6 9.Bf4 Nbd7 10.Qd2 Nh5 11.Bh6 Bc8 12.e4 Ne5 13.Nxe5 dxe5 14.Ne2 Rb8 15.Bxg7 Nxg7 16.f4 Qd6 17.Rf2 Bg4 18.h3 Bxe2 19.Qxe2 Stockfish thinks black is OK here after giving up B for N. 19...f6 20.Raf1 Nh5 21.Qe3 Ng7 [21...exf4 22.gxf4 e5 is apparently alright.] 22.Bf3 Kf7? Draw offered but actually this move is a mistake. 23.Bg4 h5 24.Be2 Rh8 25.Qc3! exf4 26.gxf4 Kg8 27.e5 Qd8 28.Rg2 Kh7 29.Qg3 Qe8 30.Bd3 f5 31.Kh2 b5 32.cxb5 Rb6 33.Rfg1 Rf8 34.a4 1-0

Scott Colliver
07-03-2021, 07:39 PM
Interesting query Scott but, no, 36...d4 is not much different - using my 2000 (-ish) brain and an engine here and there ;) Later on Black could have improved with 41...Kxc2 when both sides will queen but Black has more pawns on the kingside and therefore retains winning chances.

Also, as Black I would have avoided 29...a5? as giving white two a-pawns in a N+P ending is asking for trouble. After the natural 30.bxa5 (instead of the strange 30.b5?) White would have been better.

I hope the Championship goes well :) One of these days I must come down for another Tassie event!

Thank you for answering my question.

Kevin Bonham
07-03-2021, 08:10 PM
Tas Champs 2021: Pairing of round 5


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1 = Patterson,Miles ( 3.5) - Amos,Eddy ( 4.0) = 3 - 10 = 1 - 0
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2 = Rumley,William ( 3.0) - Little,Ian ( 3.5) = 7 - 11 = 1 - 0
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3 = Breslin,Oscar ( 3.0) - Rout,Ian C ( 3.0) = 9 - 2 = 0 - 1
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4 = Harvey,Reg ( 3.0) - Duboudin,Christian ( 3.0) = 8 - 22 = 0 - 1
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5 = Bonham,Kevin ( 2.5) - Peirce,James ( 2.5) = 1 - 5 = 1 - 0
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6 = Ocoleanu,Rares-Danie ( 2.5) - Patrick,John ( 2.5) = 20 - 12 = 0 - 1
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7 = Keerthiratne,Himash ( 2.0) - McMahon,Denis ( 2.0) = 17 - 4 = 0 - 1
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8 = Praveen,Jeeva ( 2.0) - Shepherd,Chris ( 2.0) = 19 - 13 = 1 - 0
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9 = Brown,Monty ( 2.0) - Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 2.0) = 23 - 14 = 0 - 1
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10 = Cusack,Zane ( 2.0) - Blackburn,Roger ( 2.0) = 15 - 18 = 0 - 1
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11 = Djatschenko,Addison ( 2.0) - Martini,Andrew ( 1.5) = 21 - 16 = 0 - 1
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12 = Hartwell,Thomas ( 1.5) - Martini,Imogen ( 1.0) = 26 - 24 = 1 - 0
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13 = Banbury,James ( 1.0) - Beeton,Bayani ( 1.0) = 6 - 30 = 1 - 0
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14 = Beeton,Luwanna ( 1.0) - Magnussen,Noah ( 1.0) = 29 - 27 = 1 - 0
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15 = Amarasekara,Udani ( 1.0) - Martini,Raphael ( 1.0) = 28 - 31 = 1 - 0
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16 = Campbell,Andrew ( 0.0) - ( bye ) ( 0.0) = 25 - 0 = 1
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Provisional pairing round 6 - subject to change in case of withdrawals


Tas Champs 2021: Pairing of round 6

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1 = Duboudin,Christian ( 4.0) - Patterson,Miles ( 4.5) = 22 - 3 = ...
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2 = Amos,Eddy ( 4.0) - Rumley,William ( 4.0) = 10 - 7 = ...
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3 = Rout,Ian C ( 4.0) - Patrick,John ( 3.5) = 2 - 12 = ...
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4 = Little,Ian ( 3.5) - Bonham,Kevin ( 3.5) = 11 - 1 = ...
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5 = McMahon,Denis ( 3.0) - Breslin,Oscar ( 3.0) = 4 - 9 = ...
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6 = Blackburn,Roger ( 3.0) - Harvey,Reg ( 3.0) = 18 - 8 = ...
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7 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 3.0) - Praveen,Jeeva ( 3.0) = 14 - 19 = ...
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8 = Peirce,James ( 2.5) - Martini,Andrew ( 2.5) = 5 - 16 = ...
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9 = Ocoleanu,Rares-Danie ( 2.5) - Hartwell,Thomas ( 2.5) = 20 - 26 = ...
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10 = Amarasekara,Udani ( 2.0) - Banbury,James ( 2.0) = 28 - 6 = ...
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11 = Shepherd,Chris ( 2.0) - Djatschenko,Addison ( 2.0) = 13 - 21 = ...
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12 = Cusack,Zane ( 2.0) - Brown,Monty ( 2.0) = 15 - 23 = ...
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13 = Beeton,Luwanna ( 2.0) - Keerthiratne,Himash ( 2.0) = 29 - 17 = ...
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14 = Campbell,Andrew ( 1.0) - Beeton,Bayani ( 1.0) = 25 - 30 = ...
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15 = Magnussen,Noah ( 1.0) - Martini,Raphael ( 1.0) = 27 - 31 = ...
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16 = Martini,Imogen ( 1.0) - ( bye ) ( 0.0) = 24 - 0 = 1
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MichaelBaron
07-03-2021, 08:53 PM
Over 30 players! Am I wrong to assume that this is the biggest Tassie tournament of all held in recent months or even years?

Kevin Bonham
07-03-2021, 09:08 PM
Over 30 players! Am I wrong to assume that this is the biggest Tassie tournament of all held in recent months or even years?

Not quite; we had 33 for the Tasmanian Rapid in December. At 31 this is one off the record for the Tas Champs.

ER
07-03-2021, 09:34 PM
Over 30 players!

there is definitely some indications of consistency in their tournaments attracting increasing no. of entries!

Blunderbuss
08-03-2021, 03:35 AM
Miles Patterson - Chris Shepherd R3

In which I discover there is something called the reverse benko

1. Nf3 d5 2. c4 c6 3. b3 d4 4. g3 c5 5. b4 cxb4 6. a3 bxa3 7. Bxa3 Nc6 8. d3
Qa5+ 9. Nbd2 Qc7 10. Bg2 e5 11. Bxf8 Kxf8 12. O-O Nge7 13. Qb3 Be6 14. Rfb1 Rb8
15. Ng5 h6 16. Nxe6+ fxe6 17. Ne4 b6 18. Bh3 Nf5 19. c5 Ke7 20. Qa3 bxc5 21.
Qxc5+ Kf7 22. Rc1 Rhc8 23. Bxf5 exf5 24. Nd6+ Kg8 25. Nxc8 Rxc8 26. Ra6 1-0

Blunderbuss
08-03-2021, 03:53 AM
Chris – Will R4

This tactic comes up all the time on chess.com’s puzzle rush but do I spot it over the board when it matters – no I don’t.

1. d4 f5 2. Bf4 Nf6 3. e3 g6 4. Nf3 d6 5. Bc4 Bg7 6. c3 e6 7. Ng5 d5 8. Be2 Ne4
9. Nf3 Nd7 10. Nbd2 O-O 11. Ne5 Nxe5 12. Bxe5 Bxe5 13. dxe5 c5 14. f3 Qh4+ 15.
g3 Nxg3 16. hxg3 Qxh1+ 17. Nf1 c4 18. f4 Qh6 19. Qc2 Qg7 20. O-O-O b5 21. Nd2 a5
22. b3 Qa7 23. Nf1 cxb3 24. axb3 Bd7 25. Kd2 b4 26. Ke1 bxc3 27. Qxc3 Rfc8 28.
Qd4 Qxd4 29. exd4 Rc3 30. Nd2 Rxg3 31. Kf2 Rc3 32. Ra1 Bc6 33. Ra3 a4 34. Kg2
Rc2 0-1

Blunderbuss
08-03-2021, 04:18 AM
Jeeva Praveen – Chris Shepherd R5

Oh dear! In which I get hopelessly lost while my opponent bangs out his moves in double quick time. Can't help but think that 13 …Bxc6 would have better suited me. However having got to 25 ..Nxd4 I then mess it up :-(

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. Nf3 e6 5. c3 cxd4 6. cxd4 Ne7 7. Nc3 Nf5 8. Bf4
Bb4 9. Qa4+ Nc6 10. Bb5 Bd7 11. O-O Be7 12. Rfd1 a6 13. Bxc6 bxc6 (13... Bxc6
14. Qc2 O-O) 14. Qc2 O-O 15. Rac1 Qb6 16. Na4 Qa7 17. Qd2 Rab8 18. Nc5 Rb5 19.
a4 Rb6 20. Rc2 Rfb8 21. Qc3 Be8 22. Bd2 a5 23. Rb1 Rb4 24. Qa3 Nxd4 25. Nxd4
Rxd4 (25... Bxc5 26. Bxb4 axb4) 26. Be3 Rdb4 27. Nxe6 d4 28. Nxd4 c5 29. Nf5 Bf8
30. b3 Qd7 31. Nd6 Qe6 32. Nxe8 Rxe8 33. Bxc5 Bxc5 34. Rxc5 Reb8 35. Rxa5 Qb6
36. Rd5 h6 37. Rd3 Qc5 38. Re3 Qc2 39. Rc1 Qd2 40. g3 Qd5 41. Rb1 Rd4 42. Qa1
Rd8 43. a5 Rb4 44. Qa3 Qb5 45. Ra1 Rb8 46. a6 Rxb3 47. Rxb3 Qxb3 48. Qxb3 Rxb3
49. a7

Kevin Bonham
08-03-2021, 03:01 PM
Tas Champs 2021: Pairing of round 6

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1 = Duboudin,Christian ( 4.0) - Patterson,Miles ( 4.5) = 22 - 3 = 0 - 1
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2 = Amos,Eddy ( 4.0) - Rumley,William ( 4.0) = 10 - 7 = 0 - 1
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3 = Rout,Ian C ( 4.0) - Patrick,John ( 3.5) = 2 - 12 = 1 - 0
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4 = Little,Ian ( 3.5) - Bonham,Kevin ( 3.5) = 11 - 1 = 0 - 1
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5 = McMahon,Denis ( 3.0) - Breslin,Oscar ( 3.0) = 4 - 9 = 1 - 0
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6 = Blackburn,Roger ( 3.0) - Harvey,Reg ( 3.0) = 18 - 8 = 1 - 0
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7 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 3.0) - Praveen,Jeeva ( 3.0) = 14 - 19 = 1 - 0
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8 = Peirce,James ( 2.5) - Martini,Andrew ( 2.5) = 5 - 16 = 1 - 0
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9 = Ocoleanu,Rares-Danie ( 2.5) - Hartwell,Thomas ( 2.5) = 20 - 26 = 1 - 0
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10 = Amarasekara,Udani ( 2.0) - Banbury,James ( 2.0) = 28 - 6 = ˝ - ˝
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11 = Shepherd,Chris ( 2.0) - Djatschenko,Addison ( 2.0) = 13 - 21 = 0 - 1
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12 = Cusack,Zane ( 2.0) - Brown,Monty ( 2.0) = 15 - 23 = ˝ - ˝
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13 = Beeton,Luwanna ( 2.0) - Keerthiratne,Himash ( 2.0) = 29 - 17 = 0 - 1
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14 = Campbell,Andrew ( 1.0) - Beeton,Bayani ( 1.0) = 25 - 30 = 1 - 0
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15 = Magnussen,Noah ( 1.0) - Martini,Raphael ( 1.0) = 27 - 31 = ˝ - ˝
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16 = Martini,Imogen ( 1.0) - ( bye ) ( 0.0) = 24 - 0 = 1
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1 = Patterson,Miles ( 5.5) - Rout,Ian C ( 5.0) = 3 - 2 = ...
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2 = Rumley,William ( 5.0) - Bonham,Kevin ( 4.5) = 7 - 1 = ...
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3 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 4.0) - McMahon,Denis ( 4.0) = 14 - 4 = ...
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4 = Blackburn,Roger ( 4.0) - Amos,Eddy ( 4.0) = 18 - 10 = ...
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5 = Peirce,James ( 3.5) - Duboudin,Christian ( 4.0) = 5 - 22 = ...
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6 = Patrick,John ( 3.5) - Little,Ian ( 3.5) = 12 - 11 = ...
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7 = Harvey,Reg ( 3.0) - Ocoleanu,Rares-Danie ( 3.5) = 8 - 20 = ...
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8 = Breslin,Oscar ( 3.0) - Praveen,Jeeva ( 3.0) = 9 - 19 = ...
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9 = Keerthiratne,Himash ( 3.0) - Djatschenko,Addison ( 3.0) = 17 - 21 = ...
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10 = Martini,Andrew ( 2.5) - Banbury,James ( 2.5) = 16 - 6 = ...
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11 = Hartwell,Thomas ( 2.5) - Cusack,Zane ( 2.5) = 26 - 15 = ...
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12 = Brown,Monty ( 2.5) - Amarasekara,Udani ( 2.5) = 23 - 28 = ...
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13 = Martini,Imogen ( 2.0) - Campbell,Andrew ( 2.0) = 24 - 25 = ...
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14 = Martini,Raphael ( 1.5) - Shepherd,Chris ( 2.0) = 31 - 13 = ...
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15 = Beeton,Bayani ( 1.0) - Magnussen,Noah ( 1.5) = 30 - 27 = ...
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16 = Beeton,Luwanna ( 2.0) - ( bye ) ( 0.0) = 29 - 0 = 1
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Kevin Bonham
08-03-2021, 03:03 PM
Four games are still going but:

* Board 1 draw. Miles Patterson 6/7 wins the tournament undefeated.
* Board 2 win for Bonham. Kevin Bonham and Ian Rout 5.5/7 are Tasmanian co-champions for 2021.
* Udani Amarasekera is Tasmanian Women's Champion with 3.5/7.
* Ian Rout is Tasmanian Seniors Champion.

GoodNite
08-03-2021, 04:05 PM
Congratulations to Miles, Kevin, Ian and Udani.
It seems the tourney has been a great success. I look forward to seeing the final crosstable.
David


Four games are still going but:

* Board 1 draw. Miles Patterson 6/7 wins the tournament undefeated.
* Board 2 win for Bonham. Kevin Bonham and Ian Rout 5.5/7 are Tasmanian co-champions for 2021.
* Udani Amarasekera is Tasmanian Women's Champion with 3.5/7.

Kevin Bonham
08-03-2021, 04:22 PM
Rumley - Bonham round 7

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 exd5 4.c4 Bb4+ [This seems like a me sort of move. I had prepared 4...Nf6 for a previous game but switched to this on reading Watson volume 4 after having a long time to prepare for playing Will in the final round.] 5.Bd2 [5.Nc3 is the main line here. Against the move played black at least seems to equalise - the argument presumably being that if white will have an IQP any pieces going off the board is good for black.] 5...Bxd2+ 6.Qxd2 Nf6 7.Nc3 0-0 8.Bd3 dxc4 9.Bxc4 c6 10.Nge2 Nbd7 11.0-0 Nb6 12.Bb3 Nbd5 13.Nxd5 Nxd5 14.Nc3 Be6 15.Nxd5 Bxd5 16.Bc2 Qf6 17.b3 Rfd8 18.Rad1 Be6 19.Be4 Bf5 20.Bxf5 Qxf5 21.Qb4 [21.Rfe1 white is objectively holding.] 21...Rd7 22.Qc5 Rd5 23.Qe7 Qd7 24.Rfe1 Rd8 25.Qxd7?! It is hard for black to make progress if white leaves the queens on. 25...R5xd7 26.Re4 f5! Force rook to a passive square. 27.Rf4 Rd5 [27...g6 is more accurate.] 28.h4 [28.Re1 is worth a try.] 28...g6 29.b4 a5 30.Rb1 Rb5 31.a3 axb4 32.Rxb4 [32.axb4 Ra8 33.Rf3 Ra4 34.Rfb3 is probably white's best chance to hold.] 32...Rxb4 33.axb4 Rd5 34.Kf1 Rb5 35.Ke2 Rxb4 36.Kd3 c5 37.g3 Rxd4+ 38.Rxd4 cxd4 39.Kxd4 Kf7 40.Kc5 Ke6 41.f4 Kd7 42.Kb6 Kc8 43.Kc5 Kc7 44.Kd5 b6 [44...h5 is a simpler win because white cannot take the g-pawn and stay inside the square of the b-pawn] 45.h5 Kd7 46.h6 Ke7 47.Kc6 Kf6 48.Kxb6 g5 49.Kc5 gxf4 50.gxf4 Kg6 51.Kd4 Kxh6 52.Ke3 [52.Ke5 Kg6 53.Ke6 h5 54.Ke5 h4 and promotes as white must step out of the square.] 52...Kh5 53.Kf3 Kh4 54.Kg2 Kg4 55.Kh2 Kxf4 56.Kh3 Ke3 57.Kh2 f4 0-1

Kevin Bonham
08-03-2021, 04:38 PM
Little - Bonham Rd 6

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.d4 Bg7 4.Bg2 0-0 5.0-0 d6 I remember years ago deciding that I liked this move without ever registering that it turns into a King's Indian which I really do not know for black! 6.c4 Nbd7 7.Nc3 c5 [7...e5 is the main line of course.] 8.d5 a6 9.Rb1?! [9.a4] 9...b5 10.b3 Long think here because it looks like I should have something very strong but white seems to have adequate answers (just) to whatever I do. 10...b4 [10...Nb6 11.Nd2 b4 12.Nce4] 11.Na4 Ne4 12.Qc2 Ndf6? [12...Nb6! the knight on e4 cannot be taken] 13.Nd2 [13.Nh4! and black has actually tripped over a bit and loses a pawn.] 13...Nxd2 14.Qxd2 [14.Bxd2] 14...Bf5 15.Bb2 presumably unsound but white did get play the exchange down. 15...Bxb1 16.Rxb1 Nd7 17.f4 Nb6 18.Nxb6 Qxb6 19.e4 [19.Bxg7 looks more likely to lead to a swindle here.] 19...Bxb2 20.Qxb2 a5 21.e5 a4 22.h4 axb3 23.axb3 Ra3 24.h5 f6 [24...Qa5 is fine, after 25.h6 Ra2 26.Qc1 Qa3 27.Qf1 Rb2 it is all under control] 25.e6 Qa5 26.Be4 Kg7 27.Qc2 Ra2 28.Qd3 f5 29.Bf3 Ra1 30.Bd1 Qa2 31.Bc2 Rxb1+ 32.Bxb1 Qb2 33.g4 Ra8 34.gxf5 Ra1 0-1

Kevin Bonham
08-03-2021, 05:00 PM
Tas Champs 2021: Pairing of round 7

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1 = Patterson,Miles ( 5.5) - Rout,Ian C ( 5.0) = 3 - 2 = ˝ - ˝
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2 = Rumley,William ( 5.0) - Bonham,Kevin ( 4.5) = 7 - 1 = 0 - 1
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3 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 4.0) - McMahon,Denis ( 4.0) = 14 - 4 = 0 - 1
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4 = Blackburn,Roger ( 4.0) - Amos,Eddy ( 4.0) = 18 - 10 = 0 - 1
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5 = Peirce,James ( 3.5) - Duboudin,Christian ( 4.0) = 5 - 22 = ˝ - ˝
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6 = Patrick,John ( 3.5) - Little,Ian ( 3.5) = 12 - 11 = 1 - 0
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7 = Harvey,Reg ( 3.0) - Ocoleanu,Rares-Danie ( 3.5) = 8 - 20 = 1 - 0
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8 = Breslin,Oscar ( 3.0) - Praveen,Jeeva ( 3.0) = 9 - 19 = 1 - 0
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9 = Keerthiratne,Himash ( 3.0) - Djatschenko,Addison ( 3.0) = 17 - 21 = 1 - 0
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10 = Martini,Andrew ( 2.5) - Banbury,James ( 2.5) = 16 - 6 = 1 - 0
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11 = Hartwell,Thomas ( 2.5) - Cusack,Zane ( 2.5) = 26 - 15 = 0 - 1
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12 = Brown,Monty ( 2.5) - Amarasekara,Udani ( 2.5) = 23 - 28 = 0 - 1
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13 = Martini,Imogen ( 2.0) - Campbell,Andrew ( 2.0) = 24 - 25 = 0 - 1
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14 = Martini,Raphael ( 1.5) - Shepherd,Chris ( 2.0) = 31 - 13 = 0 - 1
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15 = Beeton,Bayani ( 1.0) - Magnussen,Noah ( 1.5) = 30 - 27 = 1 - 0
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16 = Beeton,Luwanna ( 2.0) - ( bye ) ( 0.0) = 29 - 0 = 1
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Tas Champs 2021
Cross Table at round 7 sorted by score

Pos NAME Rtg T Fed Pts | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 | Buc1 BucT
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1 Patterson,Miles 1886 ACT 6.0 | +W10 +B17 +W21 =B15 +W5 +B7 =W2 | 26.0 29.0
2 Rout,Ian C 1967 TAS 5.5 | +B13 -W21 +B22 +W3 +B11 +W8 =B1 | 27.0 30.0
3 Bonham,Kevin 2065 TAS 5.5 | +W18 =B8 +W16 -B2 +W9 +B15 +B4 | 26.0 29.0
4 Rumley,William 1683 TAS 5.0 | -W7 +B28 +W10 +B21 +W15 +B5 -W3 | 25.5 27.0
5 Amos,Eddy 1530 TAS 5.0 | +B24 +W22 +B20 +W9 -B1 -W4 +B10 | 25.0 27.5
6 McMahon,Denis 1743 TAS 5.0 | -B20 -W9 +B24 +W19 +B13 +W11 +B14 | 22.0 24.5
7 Duboudin,Christian 1088* TAS 4.5 | +B4 +W11 -BYE +W20 +B12 -W1 =B9 | 28.0 31.0
8 Patrick,John 1466 TAS 4.5 | +B31 =W3 -B9 +W25 +B16 -B2 +W15 | 24.0 25.0
9 Peirce,James 1737 TAS 4.0 | =W16 +B6 +W8 -B5 -B3 +W18 =W7 | 28.5 32.0
10 Blackburn,Roger 1335 TAS 4.0 | -B1 +W31 -B4 +W23 +B17 +W12 -W5 | 26.0 27.0
11 Breslin,Oscar 1590* TAS 4.0 | +W28 -B7 +W30 +B14 -W2 -B6 +W20 | 24.0 25.0
12 Harvey,Reg 1660 TAS 4.0 | +B26 -W20 +B13 +W17 -W7 -B10 +W16 | 23.0 25.5
13 Keerthiratne,Himash 1336* TAS 4.0 | -W2 +B19 -W12 +B28 -W6 +B23 +W22 | 23.0 24.5
14 Powell-Davies,Thomas 1445 TAS 4.0 | -B23 +W24 +B29 -W11 +B26 +W20 -W6 | 19.5 21.0
15 Little,Ian 1506 TAS 3.5 | +W25 +B30 +BYE =W1 -B4 -W3 -B8 | 27.5 28.5
16 Ocoleanu,Rares-Daniel 1184F TAS 3.5 | =B9 +W23 -B3 +B18 -W8 +W25 -B12 | 24.0 26.5
17 Cusack,Zane 1414* TAS 3.5 | +W29 -W1 +B23 -B12 -W10 =W26 +B25 | 21.5 23.0
18 Martini,Andrew 1406 TAS 3.5 | -B3 =W25 +B26 -W16 +B22 -B9 +W27 | 21.0 23.5
19 Amarasekara,Udani 500* TAS 3.5 | -B21 -W13 +BYE -B6 +W30 =W27 +B26 | 19.0 20.0
20 Praveen,Jeeva 1297 QLD 3.0 | +W6 +B12 -W5 -B7 +W21 -B14 -B11 | 27.0 30.0
21 Shepherd,Chris 1447 TAS 3.0 | +W19 +B2 -B1 -W4 -B20 -W22 +B30 | 25.5 26.5
22 Djatschenko,Addison 1126 TAS 3.0 | +W27 -B5 -W2 +B29 -W18 +B21 -B13 | 23.5 25.0
23 Beeton,Luwanna 479 TAS 3.0 | +W14 -B16 -W17 -B10 +W31 -W13 +BYE | 21.0 22.0
24 Campbell,Andrew 798 TAS 3.0 | -W5 -B14 -W6 -B27 +BYE +W29 +B28 | 19.5 20.5
25 Hartwell,Thomas 778* TAS 2.5 | -B15 =B18 +W27 -B8 +W28 -B16 -W17 | 20.5 22.0
26 Brown,Monty 1036 TAS 2.5 | -W12 +B27 -W18 +B30 -W14 =B17 -W19 | 20.5 21.5
27 Banbury,James 1704* TAS 2.5 | -B22 -W26 -B25 +W24 +W29 =B19 -B18 | 17.0 18.5
28 Martini,Imogen 803* TAS 2.0 | -B11 -W4 +B31 -W13 -B25 +BYE -W24 | 19.5 20.5
29 Beeton,Bayani 426 TAS 2.0 | -B17 +BYE -W14 -W22 -B27 -B24 +W31 | 18.0 19.0
30 Martini,Raphael 0 TAS 1.5 | +BYE -W15 -B11 -W26 -B19 =B31 -W21 | 18.5 19.5
31 Magnussen,Noah 722* TAS 1.5 | -W8 -B10 -W28 +BYE -B23 =W30 -B29 | 15.5 16.5

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F = FIDE rating

Prize list (I will edit in if there are any more)

1st Miles Patterson
=2nd Ian Rout, Kevin Bonham (Co-Champions)
Junior Prize: Will Rumley
U1650: Eddy Amos
U1500: John Patrick
Womens Champion: Udani Amarasekera

James Peirce
08-03-2021, 05:17 PM
James Peirce vs John Patrick
Round 3

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 d6
5. O-O Bg4 6. h3 h5 7. d3 Bxf3 8. Qxf3 Qf6
9. Bxc6+ bxc6 10. Qxf6 Nxf6 11. Bg5 Rb8 12. Bxf6 gxf6
13. b3 d5 14. c4 Bb4 15. a3 Bc5 16. Nd2 a5
17. exd5 cxd5 18. cxd5 Rd8 19. Ne4 Be7 20. Nc3 Bc5
21. Nb5 Rd7 22. Rac1 Bb6 23. Rc6 O-O 24. Nc3 Kg7
25. Na4 Rxd5 26. Nxb6 cxb6 27. Rxb6 Rxd3 28. Rb5 a4
29. Rb1 Rfd8 30. Rb4 Rd1+ 31. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 32. Kh2 Rb1
33. bxa4 Rc1 34. a5 Rc7 35. a6 Ra7 36. Ra4 Kg6
37. Kg3 Kg5 38. Kf3 Kf5 39. g4+ hxg4+ 40. hxg4+ Kg5
41. Kg3 f5 42. f3 f4+ 43. Kh3 f5 44. gxf5 Kxf5
45. Kg2 Ke6 46. Kf2 Kd5 47. Ra5+ Kc4 48. Rxe5 Rxa6
49. Re4+ Kd5 50. a4 Rf6 51. Kg2 Rg6+ 52. Kf2 Rf6
53. Ke2 Rb6 54. Rxf4 Ke5 55. Re4+ Kf5 56. Kf2 Rh6
57. Ke3 Rh1 58. Rb4 Re1+ 59. Kd4 Kf4 60. Kc5+ Kxf3
61. a5 Re5+ 62. Kb6 Re6+ 63. Ka7 Re7+ 64. Rb7 Re5
65. a6 Ke4 66. Ka8 Re6 67. a7 Re8+ 68. Rb8 Re7
69. Rc8 Re5 70. Kb7
Black Lost on Time

Eddy Amos vs James Peirce
Round 4

1. e4 c6 2. f4 d5 3. e5 e6 4. Nf3 c5
5. Be2 Nc6 6. d3 Qb6 7. O-O Bd7 8. c4 d4
9. Nbd2 f5 10. a3 Be7 11. Rb1 a5 12. h3 Nh6
13. Qe1 Nf7 14. Kh2 O-O-O 15. Nb3 Qc7 16. Bd2 b6
17. Nc1 h6 18. Na2 g5 19. b4 g4 20. Ng1 gxh3
21. Nxh3 axb4 22. axb4 cxb4 23. Nxb4 Nxb4 24. Bxb4 Bc5
25. Ra1 Bc6 26. Bxc5 bxc5 27. Ra5 Rhg8 28. Rf2 Nxe5
29. fxe5 Qxe5+ 30. Kh1 Qg3 31. Bf3 Bxf3 32. Qxe6+ Rd7
33. Rxc5+ Kd8 34. Qf6+ Re7 35. Qb6+ Ke8 36. Qb5+ Rd7
37. Re5+ Kf8 38. Rxf5+ Rf7 39. Rxf7+ Kxf7 40. Rxf3+
Black Resigned

Kevin Bonham vs James Peirce (Already posted by Kevin)
Round 5

James Peirce vs Andrew Martini
Round 6
1. e4 c5 2. c3 Nf6 3. e5 Nd5 4. d4 Nc6
5. Nf3 d6 6. c4 Nc7 7. exd6 Qxd6 8. d5 Ne5
9. Bf4 Nd3+ 10. Bxd3 Qxf4 11. O-O Bg4 12. Nbd2 e6
13. Qa4+ Ke7 14. Rfe1 Qd6 15. Qb3 g6 16. Ne4 Qf4
17. d6+ Kd7 18. dxc7 Kxc7 19. Ned2 Bg7 20. Re4 Qf5
21. h3 Bxf3 22. Nxf3 Rad8 23. Rd1 Bxb2 24. Qxb2 Rxd3
25. Rxd3 Qxe4 26. Qd2 Qc6 27. Ne5 Qe8 28. Rd7+ Kb8
29. Nxf7
Black Resigned

James Peirce vs Christian Duboudin
Round 7

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Bc5
5. Nxc6 Qf6 6. Qe2 bxc6 7. Nc3 Ne7 8. Be3 Bd4
9. Bxd4 Qxd4 10. Qd3 Qxd3 11. cxd3 Ba6 12. d4 Bxf1
13. Rxf1 O-O 14. O-O-O a5 15. f4 f5 16. e5 Nd5
17. Nxd5 cxd5 18. Rfe1 Rfe8 19. Rd3 Rab8 20. Ra3 Rb5
21. Ree3 Reb8 22. Rab3 Kf7 23. g3 Rxb3 24. Rxb3 Rxb3
25. axb3 Kg6 26. b4 axb4 27. Kc2 Kh5 28. Kb3 Kg4
29. Kxb4 Kh3 30. Ka5 Kxh2 31. Ka6 Kxg3 32. Kb7 c6
33. Kc7 h5 34. Kxd7 h4 35. e6 h3 36. e7 h2
37. e8=Q h1=Q 38. Qe3+ Qf3 39. Qxf3+ Kxf3 40. Kxc6 Kxf4
41. b4 Ke4 42. b5 f4 43. b6 f3 44. b7 f2
45. b8=Q f1=Q 46. Qe5+ Kd3 47. Qxg7
Draw Agreed

James Peirce
08-03-2021, 05:32 PM
32 Buchholz tiebreak for me? That's the 3rd tournament in a row I've had the highest! :P

ER
08-03-2021, 06:12 PM
what happened to that QLD boy wonder? Looks like the Tasmanians proved a tad too strong for him! Well, to be fair 20th out of 31 and 3/7 isn't that bad! maybe better next tournament!

pappubahry
08-03-2021, 06:47 PM
what happened to that QLD boy wonder? Looks like the Tasmanians proved a tad too strong for him! Well, to be fair 20th out of 31 and 3/7 isn't that bad! maybe better next tournament!

Still a 1450 performance (counting Duboudin as a 1088 as per seeding), comfortably above his rating.

James Peirce
08-03-2021, 06:54 PM
Alot of those seeding ratings are about as accurate as playing darts blindfolded :P

Tony Dowden
08-03-2021, 08:09 PM
what happened to that QLD boy wonder? Looks like the Tasmanians proved a tad too strong for him! ...

OK, I get the message! I'll be back (read thick Austrian accent)!

Congrats to Ian and Kevin :clap: :clap: I was especially impressed with the latest KB Houdini act, this time involving winning on demand with Black twice in a row!

MichaelBaron
08-03-2021, 08:14 PM
what happened to that QLD boy wonder? Looks like the Tasmanians proved a tad too strong for him! Well, to be fair 20th out of 31 and 3/7 isn't that bad! maybe better next tournament!

Great start though - 2/2 vs. much higher rated opposition!

John Patzerbane
08-03-2021, 08:47 PM
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 d6 7. Bc4 Bd7 8. a4
h6 9. O-O Ng4 10. Nxc6 bxc6 11. Qe2 Qc8 12. f4 Nxe3 13. Qxe3 Be6 14. Bd3 Qb8 15.
f5 Bd7 16. Bc4 Qa7 17. Qxa7 Rxa7 18. Rae1 e5 19. f6 Be6 20. Bxe6 fxe6 21. Re3
Rf7 22. fxg7 Rxf1+ 23. Kxf1 Bxg7 24. Nd1 h5 25. Rb3 O-O+ 26. Ke2 Rf4 27. Nf2 d5
28. g3 Rf7 29. Rb6 Rc7 30. Rxa6 Bf8 31. Nd3 Bd6 32. Ra8+ Kg7 33. a5 c5 34. a6 c4
35. Nf4 exf4 36. a7 Kf7 37. Rf8+ Bxf8 38. a8=Q fxg3 39. hxg3 Bd6 40. exd5 Bxg3
41. dxe6+ Kxe6 42. Qg8+ Rf7 43. Qxg3 Rf5 44. Ke3 Rd5 45. Qg6+ Ke5 46. Qxh5+ Kd6
47. Qh2+ Kc5 48. Qc7+ Kb5 49. b3 cxb3 50. cxb3 Rd1 51. Ke2 Rd5 52. Qc4+ * 1-0

A game that I'm fairly proud of. The Knight Sac on move 35, in retrospect, wasn't as good as I believed it was. But it looked nice - how could I resist?

MichaelBaron
08-03-2021, 09:41 PM
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Be3 d6 7. Bc4 Bd7 8. a4
h6 9. O-O Ng4 10. Nxc6 bxc6 11. Qe2 Qc8 12. f4 Nxe3 13. Qxe3 Be6 14. Bd3 Qb8 15.
f5 Bd7 16. Bc4 Qa7 17. Qxa7 Rxa7 18. Rae1 e5 19. f6 Be6 20. Bxe6 fxe6 21. Re3
Rf7 22. fxg7 Rxf1+ 23. Kxf1 Bxg7 24. Nd1 h5 25. Rb3 O-O+ 26. Ke2 Rf4 27. Nf2 d5
28. g3 Rf7 29. Rb6 Rc7 30. Rxa6 Bf8 31. Nd3 Bd6 32. Ra8+ Kg7 33. a5 c5 34. a6 c4
35. Nf4 exf4 36. a7 Kf7 37. Rf8+ Bxf8 38. a8=Q fxg3 39. hxg3 Bd6 40. exd5 Bxg3
41. dxe6+ Kxe6 42. Qg8+ Rf7 43. Qxg3 Rf5 44. Ke3 Rd5 45. Qg6+ Ke5 46. Qxh5+ Kd6
47. Qh2+ Kc5 48. Qc7+ Kb5 49. b3 cxb3 50. cxb3 Rd1 51. Ke2 Rd5 52. Qc4+ * 1-0

A game that I'm fairly proud of. The Knight Sac on move 35, in retrospect, wasn't as good as I believed it was. But it looked nice - how could I resist?

very unclear though...35...Bf8 makes queening impossible so Rxf8 Ra7
also, black may play f3+ first followed up by Bf8.
Last but not least...may allow Rg8+ and get R & B vs queen.

Bill Gletsos
08-03-2021, 09:57 PM
very unclear though...35...Bf8 makes queening impossible so Rxf8 Ra7
also, black may play f3+ first followed up by Bf8.
Last but not least...may allow Rg8+ and get R & B vs queen.Doesn’t 35..Bf8 just lose to Nxe6+ forking K, B and R.
Maybe you mean’t 36... Bf8

idledim
08-03-2021, 11:30 PM
Win News

https://m.facebook.com/watch/?v=467707821265883&_rdr

Southern Cross (from about the 5.16 mark)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TGqHpMi6PI&ab_channel=NightlyNews7Tasmania

MichaelBaron
09-03-2021, 01:34 AM
Doesn’t 35..Bf8 just lose to Nxe6+ forking K, B and R.
Maybe you mean’t 36... Bf8

yep. first capture the knight of course!

Blunderbuss
09-03-2021, 07:05 AM
I think Addison has taught me a valuable lesson here. The short version of which is ‘Don’t Panic’.

The longer version, having survived a crazy opening I had a platform to strike back via rooks on an open file. But after playing 23 Rxb6 I hadn’t considered the reply f5. At this crux moment my confidence collapsed thinking that I had blundered – I then proceeded to blunder by not finding Rc6.

This is the same thing that happened to me last night. At the crucial moment thinking I don’t understand the position I panic. In both cases I had plenty of time in hand (in this game well over an hour), so why not get up from the board go for a walk and come back with a clear head.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing.

Chris – Addison R6

1. d4 e5 2. d5 c6 3. d6 Qf6 4. Nc3 Qxd6 5. Bg5 (5. Qxd6 Bxd6) (5. Bd2) 5...
Qxd1+ 6. Rxd1 d5 7. Nf3 e4 8. Nd4 Be7 9. Bf4 Nf6 10. f3 O-O 11. Bg5 Re8 12. Bxf6
Bxf6 13. fxe4 dxe4 14. e3 a6 15. Be2 Bg5 16. Kf2 Bf6 17. Rhe1 c5 18. Nb3 Bxc3
19. bxc3 b6 20. Rd6 Nd7 21. Bg4 Ra7 22. Red1 Re7 23. Rxb6 f5 24. Bxf5 (24. Rc6
fxg4 25. Rxc8+ Nf8 26. Rdd8 Rf7+ 27. Kg3) 24... Rf7 25. Rxd7 Rxf5+ 26. Ke2 Bxd7
27. Rd6 Bb5+ 28. Ke1 Rd7 29. Re6 Rf1# 0-1

Blunderbuss
09-03-2021, 07:57 AM
For completeness my last round game…

Raphael - Chris R7

1. e4 c6 2. Bc4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Bb5+ Bd7 5. Nc3 d4 6. Bxd7+ Qxd7 7. Ne4 Nc6
8. d3 e5 9. Nf3 Be7 10. O-O Nf6 11. Bd2 O-O 12. Bg5 h6 13. Bxf6 gxf6 14. Nh4 f5
15. Ng3 Bxh4 16. Qh5 Bxg3 17. hxg3 Qe6 18. Qf3 Rac8 19. Rfe1 Rc7 20. c3 Qf6 21.
cxd4 Nxd4 22. Qe3 Nc2 23. Rec1 Nxe3 24. Rxc7 Nd5 25. Rxb7 Qa6 26.
Rd7 Nf6 27. Rc7 Rc8 28. Re7 Ng4 29. Rf1 Rc2 30. f3 Qb6+ 31. Kh1 Nf2+ 32. Kh2
Nxd3 33. Rd1 Qf2 34. Kh3 Qxg2+ 35. Kh4 Qh2# 0-1

Blunderbuss
09-03-2021, 10:11 AM
Don’t let anybody tell you chess isn’t a sport

Blunderbuss
09-03-2021, 10:13 AM
Kevin this is the story I was trying to tell you in the car on the way home last night after we had mentioned the recent Thylacine photo thingy...

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/mar/05/ship-hovering-above-sea-cornwall-optical-illusion

Blunderbuss
09-03-2021, 10:15 AM
At this point I’m just posting stuff to get into the coffee lounge :-)

James Peirce
09-03-2021, 10:32 AM
Below position is from Amos-Peirce, White has just played 35.Qf6-Qb6+ (winning is the very difficult to see Nf4!!), which throws away the win and unbelievably is a forced draw with best play! The game continued 35... Ke8 36. Qb5+ Rd7?? (Kd8 draws) I avoided 35...Kd8 because I thought Qb8 was checkmate, even though I knew the Queen covered that square! :doh:

3k2r1/4r3/1Q5p/2R2p2/2Pp4/3P1bqN/5RP1/7K b - - 4 35

Kevin Bonham
09-03-2021, 11:41 AM
Because of the high number of ACF Classic unrated players in the tournament I had a bit of fun with the TPRs by entering them all in pappubahry's calculator then iterating the TPRs for the unrated players until they more or less stabilised.

Of the players with existing ratings, Luwanna Beeton performed the most above rating, and also well above rating were John Patrick, Jeeva Praveen, Eddy Amos and Roger Blackburn. Of the unrated players Christian Duboudin was the standout and could have scored even higher had he not unavoidably missed round 3.


Pos NAME Rtg Perf T Fed Pts | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 | Buc1 BucT
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1 Patterson,Miles 1886 1990 ACT 6.0 | +W10 +B17 +W21 =B15 +W5 +B7 =W2 | 26.0 29.0
2 Rout,Ian C 1967 1908 TAS 5.5 | +B13 -W21 +B22 +W3 +B11 +W8 =B1 | 27.0 30.0
3 Bonham,Kevin 2065 1882 TAS 5.5 | +W18 =B8 +W16 -B2 +W9 +B15 +B4 | 26.0 29.0
4 Rumley,William 1683 1786 TAS 5.0 | -W7 +B28 +W10 +B21 +W15 +B5 -W3 | 25.5 27.0
5 Amos,Eddy 1530 1702 TAS 5.0 | +B24 +W22 +B20 +W9 -B1 -W4 +B10 | 25.0 27.5
6 McMahon,Denis 1743 1575 TAS 5.0 | -B20 -W9 +B24 +W19 +B13 +W11 +B14 | 22.0 24.5
7 Duboudin,Christian 0 1871 TAS 4.5 | +B4 +W11 -BYE +W20 +B12 -W1 =B9 | 28.0 31.0
8 Patrick,John 1466 1751 TAS 4.5 | +B31 =W3 -B9 +W25 +B16 -B2 +W15 | 24.0 25.0
9 Peirce,James 1737 1705 TAS 4.0 | =W16 +B6 +W8 -B5 -B3 +W18 =W7 | 28.5 32.0
10 Blackburn,Roger 1335 1503 TAS 4.0 | -B1 +W31 -B4 +W23 +B17 +W12 -W5 | 26.0 27.0
11 Breslin,Oscar 0 1568 TAS 4.0 | +W28 -B7 +W30 +B14 -W2 -B6 +W20 | 24.0 25.0
12 Harvey,Reg 1660 1410 TAS 4.0 | +B26 -W20 +B13 +W17 -W7 -B10 +W16 | 23.0 25.5
13 Keerthiratne,Himash 0 1385 TAS 4.0 | -W2 +B19 -W12 +B28 -W6 +B23 +W22 | 23.0 24.5
14 Powell-Davies,Thomas 1445 1170 TAS 4.0 | -B23 +W24 +B29 -W11 +B26 +W20 -W6 | 19.5 21.0
15 Little,Ian 1506 1392 TAS 3.5 | +W25 +B30 +BYE =W1 -B4 -W3 -B8 | 27.5 28.5
16 Ocoleanu,Rares-Daniel 0 1476 TAS 3.5 | =B9 +W23 -B3 +B18 -W8 +W25 -B12 | 24.0 26.5
17 Cusack,Zane 0 1134 TAS 3.5 | +W29 -W1 +B23 -B12 -W10 =W26 +B25 | 21.5 23.0
18 Martini,Andrew 1406 1274 TAS 3.5 | -B3 =W25 +B26 -W16 +B22 -B9 +W27 | 21.0 23.5
19 Amarasekara,Udani 0 1050 TAS 3.5 | -B21 -W13 +BYE -B6 +W30 =W27 +B26 | 19.0 20.0
20 Praveen,Jeeva 1297 1547 QLD 3.0 | +W6 +B12 -W5 -B7 +W21 -B14 -B11 | 27.0 30.0
21 Shepherd,Chris 1447 1255 TAS 3.0 | +W19 +B2 -B1 -W4 -B20 -W22 +B30 | 25.5 26.5
22 Djatschenko,Addison 1126 1265 TAS 3.0 | +W27 -B5 -W2 +B29 -W18 +B21 -B13 | 23.5 25.0
23 Beeton,Luwanna 479 1091 TAS 3.0 | +W14 -B16 -W17 -B10 +W31 -W13 +BYE | 21.0 22.0
24 Campbell,Andrew 798 699 TAS 3.0 | -W5 -B14 -W6 -B27 +BYE +W29 +B28 | 19.5 20.5
25 Hartwell,Thomas 0 1061 TAS 2.5 | -B15 =B18 +W27 -B8 +W28 -B16 -W17 | 20.5 22.0
26 Brown,Monty 1036 977 TAS 2.5 | -W12 +B27 -W18 +B30 -W14 =B17 -W19 | 20.5 21.5
27 Banbury,James 0 862 TAS 2.5 | -B22 -W26 -B25 +W24 +W29 =B19 -B18 | 17.0 18.5
28 Martini,Imogen 0 375 TAS 2.0 | -B11 -W4 +B31 -W13 -B25 +BYE -W24 | 19.5 20.5
29 Beeton,Bayani 426 330 TAS 2.0 | -B17 +BYE -W14 -W22 -B27 -B24 +W31 | 18.0 19.0
30 Martini,Raphael 0 N/A TAS 1.5 | +BYE -W15 -B11 -W26 -B19 =B31 -W21 | 18.5 19.5
31 Magnussen,Noah 0 N/A TAS 1.5 | -W8 -B10 -W28 +BYE -B23 =W30 -B29 | 15.5 16.5

James Peirce
09-03-2021, 11:51 AM
My classic rating will be interesting, could be anywhere from 1300-1900:P (Since my 1737 is ~4yrs old)
EDIT: I'm guessing my wins over Denis,John and Andrew Martini (1743, 1466 and 1406) will outweigh my losses to Kevin and Eddy (2065 and 1530) with both my draws being against UNR (Christian and Daniel) :hmm:
EDIT 2: Depending on how it weights my draws with Christian and Daniel, somewhere between 1700-1750 seems likely.

Blunderbuss
09-03-2021, 01:53 PM
Because of the high number of ACF Classic unrated players in the tournament I had a bit of fun with the TPRs by entering them all in pappubahry's calculator then iterating the TPRs for the unrated players until they more or less stabilised.


So I've gone from top improver (http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?18350-ACF-March-2021-Ratings&p=477903&viewfull=1#post477903) to biggest loser in the space of a week.

Kevin Bonham
09-03-2021, 03:42 PM
A few other things worth bearing in mind for those trying to crystal-ball possible ratings changes:

* The ratings system uses intermediate ratings for performance calculations (I haven't done this above) so your rated opponent counts as somewhere between their previous rating and their performance rating for the period being rated. Players most likely to benefit from this include Little, Amos and Shepherd.

* Games played against unrated opponents have relatively little impact on your rating but their internal ratings will be affected by other tournaments as well. This especially concerns Banbury who performed at >1700 in last year's Tas Open, but others with internal ratings that will be different include Keerthiratne (somewhat higher) and Ocoleanu (somewhat lower).

Tony Dowden
14-03-2021, 08:30 PM
... Games played against unrated opponents have relatively little impact on your rating ...

I had always thought games against unrated players had zero impact on one's rating. Or am I wrong?

Kevin Bonham
15-03-2021, 12:20 AM
I had always thought games against unrated players had zero impact on one's rating. Or am I wrong?

This is not the case in the ACF's implementation of the Glicko-2 system. Unrated players do have some impact provided that some kind of performance can be calculated for them (for very weak unrated players this is sometimes impossible, eg those who have lost every rated game). The system stores an internal rating estimate but these estimates are not published as they are too unreliable to use for purposes like seedings, selections and ratings prizes.

Tony Dowden
15-03-2021, 09:25 PM
Thanks for explaining Kevin. The Glicko system never fails to surprise me!

Congrats on another Tasmanian Championship title too :clap: Your seven titles has edged ahead of my six. You have some work to do to overtake Otto Weber's 13 titles though!

Capablanca-Fan
16-03-2021, 12:22 PM
I think Addison has taught me a valuable lesson here. The short version of which is ‘Don’t Panic’.

The longer version, having survived a crazy opening I had a platform to strike back via rooks on an open file. But after playing 23 Rxb6 I hadn’t considered the reply f5. At this crux moment my confidence collapsed thinking that I had blundered – I then proceeded to blunder by not finding Rc6.

This is the same thing that happened to me last night. At the crucial moment thinking I don’t understand the position I panic. In both cases I had plenty of time in hand (in this game well over an hour), so why not get up from the board go for a walk and come back with a clear head.
Hindsight is a wonderful thing.

Chris – Addison R6

1. d4 e5 2. d5 c6 3. d6 Qf6 4. Nc3 Qxd6 5. Bg5 (5. Qxd6 Bxd6) (5. Bd2) 5...
Qxd1+ 6. Rxd1 d5 7. Nf3 e4 8. Nd4 Be7 9. Bf4 Nf6 10. f3 O-O 11. Bg5 Re8 12. Bxf6
Bxf6 13. fxe4 dxe4 14. e3 a6 15. Be2 Bg5 16. Kf2 Bf6 17. Rhe1 c5 18. Nb3 Bxc3
19. bxc3 b6 20. Rd6 Nd7 21. Bg4 Ra7 22. Red1 Re7 23. Rxb6 f5 24. Bxf5 (24. Rc6
fxg4 25. Rxc8+ Nf8 26. Rdd8 Rf7+ 27. Kg3) 24... Rf7 25. Rxd7 Rxf5+ 26. Ke2 Bxd7
27. Rd6 Bb5+ 28. Ke1 Rd7 29. Re6 Rf1# 0-1

The only real move is 2.dxe5.

Blunderbuss
16-03-2021, 12:45 PM
The only real move is 2.dxe5.

Yes, but I recalled that Addison had a famous 8 move win with the Englund Gambit the previous year 2020-Tasmanian-Championships (http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?17871-2020-Tasmanian-Championships&p=462922&viewfull=1#post462922)

Which I think influenced me to decline the gambit. But as played it was white who gives up a pawn for nothing

Capablanca-Fan
17-03-2021, 03:27 PM
Yes, but I recalled that Addison had a famous 8 move win with the Englund Gambit the previous year 2020-Tasmanian-Championships (http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?17871-2020-Tasmanian-Championships&p=462922&viewfull=1#post462922)

Which I think influenced me to decline the gambit. But as played it was white who gives up a pawn for nothing
Yes, not the best start. Here are some ideas:

1.d4 e5 2.dxe5 Nc6 3.Nf3 Qe7 4.Bf4 {sharpest and probably best}
(4.Nc3 Nxe5 5.e4 {gives P back with a simple advantage: White has centre P and Black's Q looks silly})
(4.Qd5 f6 5.exf6 Nxf6 6.Qb3 {make Black prove that he has enough for a P})
4...Qb4+ 5.Bd2 Qxb2 6.Nc3!
(6.Bc3?? Bb4 7.Qd2 Bxc3 8.Qxc3 Qc1# {the most infamous Englund trap})
6...Bb4 7.Rb1 Qa3 8.Nd5 Bxd2+ 9.Qxd2 Kd8 10.e4 Nge7 11.Be2 h6 12.O-O Qa5 13.Qf4 {Black has a yucky position and hasn't even a P for his troubles}

Blunderbuss
18-03-2021, 01:29 PM
Thanks. As it happens, I noticed this lesson in my chess.com feed today: refuted-englund-gambit (https://www.chess.com/lessons/every-gambit-refuted/every-gambit-refuted-englund-gambit) which agrees with your analysis.


GM Eugene Perelshteyn is back with a guide to refute another gambit. The Englund Gambit is unsound, but popular in fast time controls. Take a look and never get tricked by this opening again.