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idledim
20-07-2021, 01:49 PM
Tournament and Registration details for the 2021 Tasmanian Rapid & Lightning Championships have now been published. Here are the links:

Tas Rapid 2021 (https://tasmanianchessassociation.squarespace.com/tournaments-enter/2021/08/21/tasmanian-rapid-championships)

Tas Lightning 2021 (https://tasmanianchessassociation.squarespace.com/tournaments-enter/2021/08/21/tasmanian-lightning-championships)

idledim
21-07-2021, 11:24 AM
It would be good to try and find group accommodation with someone who drives, but a quick scan of options shows that airbnb options we've used in the past are either permanently off-market or already booked. Hotel options are available but are also more expensive. There's a place in Heybridge that looks free. Please message me urgently if you are intending on playing and you drive an automobile! I think Kevin is happy to join; the Heybridge option has 4 bedrooms (6 beds) and would cost about 55 each. Other options are even further away from the venue. Thanks.

Zach Lim
24-07-2021, 11:27 PM
There is a place called pineberry retreat where I used to live. It's about 18 minutes drive from burnie

James Peirce
25-07-2021, 02:32 PM
I've entered for the Rapid, (obligatory joke about me donating rating points as a reverse jinx):lol:

idledim
26-07-2021, 07:58 AM
Unfortunately, no private messages for me yet - so still not sure if I'll be able to make any booking this year. Hopefully, a few hardy Hobart players can decide to play this evening... and let me know.

Kevin Bonham
26-07-2021, 11:16 PM
Unfortunately, no private messages for me yet - so still not sure if I'll be able to make any booking this year. Hopefully, a few hardy Hobart players can decide to play this evening... and let me know.

Asked at the start of play at Hobart club tonight but so far nobody else has told me that they are going up let alone that they need accommodation. Maybe next week.

idledim
06-08-2021, 02:57 PM
I've just been advised by Burnie President Reg Harvey that Stella Maris Primary is no longer available as a venue for the Rapid & Lightning. He has organised, at late notice, an alternative venue in Somerset (about 10 minutes from Burnie). New details are:

Vinnies Hub, 43 Wragg St. Somerset.

All other details are as already published. Please advise your networks. Thanks. Denis

Zach Lim
11-08-2021, 03:53 PM
Its a week and a half out from the tournaments. Anyone going from Launceston on Saturday morning?

Marlboroman
14-08-2021, 02:33 PM
Its a week and a half out from the tournaments. Anyone going from Launceston on Saturday morning?

I will be.

Kevin Bonham
15-08-2021, 05:00 PM
Entries as known to me or expected by me so far. (Unofficial in case I am missing any.)

Zacharias Lim !
James Peirce R!
Walter Wolffs !
Denis McMahon !
Kevin Bonham
Thomas Powell-Davies
Dylan Kuzmic !
Himash Keerthiratne !
Scott Cohen R
Chris Shepherd
R'jaye Rojas R
Elijah Rojas R
Kam Lee R
Reg Harvey !
Andrew Kruup !R
Ian Rout R
Will Rumley !

# = still to formally enter to my knowledge
! = still to pay to my knowledge
R = entered or paid for rapid but not blitz at this stage

idledim
15-08-2021, 06:06 PM
I'm advised via Reg Harvey that tables are wide - about 900mm - and that the venue should accommodate 16 players comfortably ("and 20 at a pinch").

Entries so far for the Lightning:
Kevin Bonham
Yi Feng Zacharias Lim
Walter Wolffs
Denis McMahon
Thomas Powell-Davies
Dylan Kuzmic
Himash Keerthiratne
Chris Shepherd

Kam
15-08-2021, 09:20 PM
On Saturday morning 21-8-2021, I will be driving to from Hobart Somerset with Chris Shepherd, who will also be doing some
of the driving. Kevin Bonham will also be in the car. There is room for one more person.

Chris Shepherd and I will be staying in a cabin at Somerset Beach side Cabin and Caravan Park, 115 Bass Highway,
115 Bass Highway Somerset. The accommodation is about 1 km from the chess venue, which is 43 Wragg St., Somerset.

The cabin is able to accommodate another three people.
Maximum number of beds is 5. (4 single beds and a queen
size bed.) Interested people in staying in the cabin from Saturday afternoon to Sunday morning and
contribute to accommodation expenses, please contact Kam on 03 6225 1474 or 04 1514 0725.

idledim
16-08-2021, 11:37 AM
Do we have a (playing) D.O.P.?

Kevin Bonham
16-08-2021, 12:20 PM
Do we have a (playing) D.O.P.?

I don't know if Burnie is supplying a DOP or if they want someone else to be DOP.

I'm happy to do it if so desired, but if so would like to know by Friday so I know whether to enter in names into Vega on my computer.

Ian Rout
17-08-2021, 11:10 AM
I don't know if Burnie is supplying a DOP or if they want someone else to be DOP.

I'm happy to do it if so desired, but if so would like to know by Friday so I know whether to enter in names into Vega on my computer.I can say with confidence that Reg will be delighted for you to be DoP, so you can consider yourself appointed.

Incidentally the Tournaments page (but not the page for the event itself) on the TCA site is still showing the original venue.

Kevin Bonham
17-08-2021, 11:19 AM
I can say with confidence that Reg will be delighted for you to be DoP, so you can consider yourself appointed.

Thanks, will repost entrants in seeding order in coming days.

idledim
17-08-2021, 12:58 PM
+
William Rumley
Reg Harvey
Addison Djatschenko
Oscar Breslin

for the Lightning

Kevin Bonham
17-08-2021, 02:18 PM
Current rapid entries (21) in seeding order - those marked R (9) are currently entered in the Rapid only

Will Rumley 2084
James Peirce 2078 R $
Zacharias Lim 2068 $$
Ian Rout 2063 R $
Kevin Bonham 2042 $$
Eddy Amos 1985
Dylan Kuzmic 1927 $$
Reg Harvey 1908 $$
Denis McMahon 1902 $$
Oscar Breslin 1854 $$
Scott Cohen 1844 R $
Thomas Powell-Davies 1813 $$
Kam Lee 1719 R $
Addison Djatschenko 1700
Himash Keerthiratne 1581 $$
Andrew Kruup 1572 R $
Chris Shepherd 1543 R $
R'jaye Rojas 1400* R $
Angus Barnes 1250* R $
Thomas Hartwell 1054 R $
Elijah Rojas UNR R $

* estimate
$ = paid, $$ = paid for lightning and rapid
(according to my records those in bold have still to pay)

James Peirce
17-08-2021, 02:56 PM
I'll "probably" play in the Lightning as well :hmm:
Also I suspect my blitz rating is going to take a battering this weekend!:lol:

Kevin Bonham
17-08-2021, 08:42 PM
Unfortunately Walter Wolffs (ACT) has been kept out by the dreaded "moat", aka Tasmanian travel restrictions, so has had to withdraw.

Kevin Bonham
19-08-2021, 04:14 PM
Entries are being updated in post 18 - now up to by my count 20 for the Rapid, 12 for the Lightning.

Kam
19-08-2021, 06:47 PM
I wonder if there is a microwave oven in the chess venue?

Kam
19-08-2021, 06:50 PM
I believe I entered for the rapid, but not for the lightning tournament.

Kam

Kevin Bonham
19-08-2021, 06:57 PM
I believe I entered for the rapid, but not for the lightning tournament.

Kam

You are correct. Fixed in posts above.

Kevin Bonham
21-08-2021, 01:20 PM
Underway in the Rapid with 20 entrants (list above minus Eddy Amos).


Tasmanian Rapid 2021: Pairing of round 1

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1 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 0.0) - Rumley,William ( 0.0) = 11 - 1 = 0 - 1
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2 = Peirce,James ( 0.0) - Lee,Kam ( 0.0) = 2 - 12 = 1 - 0
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3 = Djatschenko,Addison ( 0.0) - Lim,Zacharias ( 0.0) = 13 - 3 = -
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4 = Rout,Ian C ( 0.0) - Keerthiratne,Himash ( 0.0) = 4 - 14 = 1 - 0
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5 = Kruup,Andrew ( 0.0) - Bonham,Kevin ( 0.0) = 15 - 5 = 0 - 1
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6 = Kuzmic,Dylan ( 0.0) - Shepherd,Chris ( 0.0) = 6 - 16 = 1 - 0
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7 = Rojas,R'jaye ( 0.0) - Harvey,Reg ( 0.0) = 17 - 7 = 1 - 0
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8 = McMahon,Denis ( 0.0) - Barnes,Angus ( 0.0) = 8 - 18 = 1 - 0
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9 = Hartwell,Thomas ( 0.0) - Breslin,Oscar ( 0.0) = 19 - 9 = 0 - 1
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10 = Cohen,Scott ( 0.0) - Rojas,Elijah ( 0.0) = 10 - 20 = 1 - 0
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Tasmanian Rapid 2021: Pairing of round 2

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1 = Rumley,William ( 1.0) - Kuzmic,Dylan ( 1.0) = 1 - 6 = ...
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2 = McMahon,Denis ( 1.0) - Peirce,James ( 1.0) = 8 - 2 = ...
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3 = Breslin,Oscar ( 1.0) - Rout,Ian C ( 1.0) = 9 - 4 = ...
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4 = Bonham,Kevin ( 1.0) - Cohen,Scott ( 1.0) = 5 - 10 = ...
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5 = Lim,Zacharias ( 0.5) - Rojas,R'jaye ( 1.0) = 3 - 17 = ...
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6 = Harvey,Reg ( 0.0) - Djatschenko,Addison ( 0.5) = 7 - 13 = ...
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7 = Shepherd,Chris ( 0.0) - Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 0.0) = 16 - 11 = ...
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8 = Lee,Kam ( 0.0) - Barnes,Angus ( 0.0) = 12 - 18 = ...
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9 = Keerthiratne,Himash ( 0.0) - Hartwell,Thomas ( 0.0) = 14 - 19 = ...
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10 = Rojas,Elijah ( 0.0) - Kruup,Andrew ( 0.0) = 20 - 15 = ...
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Kevin Bonham
21-08-2021, 02:47 PM
Tasmanian Rapid 2021: Pairing of round 2

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1 = Rumley,William ( 1.0) - Kuzmic,Dylan ( 1.0) = 1 - 6 = 1 - 0
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2 = McMahon,Denis ( 1.0) - Peirce,James ( 1.0) = 8 - 2 = 0 - 1
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3 = Breslin,Oscar ( 1.0) - Rout,Ian C ( 1.0) = 9 - 4 = -
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4 = Bonham,Kevin ( 1.0) - Cohen,Scott ( 1.0) = 5 - 10 = -
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5 = Lim,Zacharias ( 0.5) - Rojas,R'jaye ( 1.0) = 3 - 17 = 1 - 0
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6 = Harvey,Reg ( 0.0) - Djatschenko,Addison ( 0.5) = 7 - 13 = 0 - 1
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7 = Shepherd,Chris ( 0.0) - Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 0.0) = 16 - 11 = 0 - 1
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8 = Lee,Kam ( 0.0) - Barnes,Angus ( 0.0) = 12 - 18 = 1 - 0
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9 = Keerthiratne,Himash ( 0.0) - Hartwell,Thomas ( 0.0) = 14 - 19 = 1 - 0
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10 = Rojas,Elijah ( 0.0) - Kruup,Andrew ( 0.0) = 20 - 15 = 0 - 1
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Tasmanian Rapid 2021: Pairing of round 3

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1 = Peirce,James ( 2.0) - Rumley,William ( 2.0) = 2 - 1 = ...
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2 = Cohen,Scott ( 1.5) - Lim,Zacharias ( 1.5) = 10 - 3 = ...
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3 = Rout,Ian C ( 1.5) - Bonham,Kevin ( 1.5) = 4 - 5 = ...
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4 = Djatschenko,Addison ( 1.5) - Breslin,Oscar ( 1.5) = 13 - 9 = ...
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5 = Kuzmic,Dylan ( 1.0) - Lee,Kam ( 1.0) = 6 - 12 = ...
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6 = Rojas,R'jaye ( 1.0) - McMahon,Denis ( 1.0) = 17 - 8 = ...
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7 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 1.0) - Keerthiratne,Himash ( 1.0) = 11 - 14 = ...
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8 = Kruup,Andrew ( 1.0) - Shepherd,Chris ( 0.0) = 15 - 16 = ...
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9 = Hartwell,Thomas ( 0.0) - Harvey,Reg ( 0.0) = 19 - 7 = ...
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10 = Barnes,Angus ( 0.0) - Rojas,Elijah ( 0.0) = 18 - 20 = ...
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Kevin Bonham
21-08-2021, 04:21 PM
Tasmanian Rapid 2021: Pairing of round 3

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1 = Peirce,James ( 2.0) - Rumley,William ( 2.0) = 2 - 1 = -
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2 = Cohen,Scott ( 1.5) - Lim,Zacharias ( 1.5) = 10 - 3 = -
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3 = Rout,Ian C ( 1.5) - Bonham,Kevin ( 1.5) = 4 - 5 = 0 - 1
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4 = Djatschenko,Addison ( 1.5) - Breslin,Oscar ( 1.5) = 13 - 9 = 1 - 0
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5 = Kuzmic,Dylan ( 1.0) - Lee,Kam ( 1.0) = 6 - 12 = 1 - 0
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6 = Rojas,R'jaye ( 1.0) - McMahon,Denis ( 1.0) = 17 - 8 = -
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7 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 1.0) - Keerthiratne,Himash ( 1.0) = 11 - 14 = 1 - 0
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8 = Kruup,Andrew ( 1.0) - Shepherd,Chris ( 0.0) = 15 - 16 = 1 - 0
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9 = Hartwell,Thomas ( 0.0) - Harvey,Reg ( 0.0) = 19 - 7 = 1 - 0
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10 = Barnes,Angus ( 0.0) - Rojas,Elijah ( 0.0) = 18 - 20 = 1 - 0
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Tasmanian Rapid 2021: Pairing of round 4

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1 = Rumley,William ( 2.5) - Djatschenko,Addison ( 2.5) = 1 - 13 = ...
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2 = Bonham,Kevin ( 2.5) - Peirce,James ( 2.5) = 5 - 2 = ...
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3 = Lim,Zacharias ( 2.0) - Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 2.0) = 3 - 11 = ...
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4 = Kruup,Andrew ( 2.0) - Kuzmic,Dylan ( 2.0) = 15 - 6 = ...
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5 = Rout,Ian C ( 1.5) - Cohen,Scott ( 2.0) = 4 - 10 = ...
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6 = Breslin,Oscar ( 1.5) - Rojas,R'jaye ( 1.5) = 9 - 17 = ...
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7 = Lee,Kam ( 1.0) - McMahon,Denis ( 1.5) = 12 - 8 = ...
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8 = Barnes,Angus ( 1.0) - Hartwell,Thomas ( 1.0) = 18 - 19 = ...
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9 = Keerthiratne,Himash ( 1.0) - Rojas,Elijah ( 0.0) = 14 - 20 = ...
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10 = Harvey,Reg ( 0.0) - Shepherd,Chris ( 0.0) = 7 - 16 = ...
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Kevin Bonham
21-08-2021, 06:55 PM
Tasmanian Rapid 2021: Pairing of round 4

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1 = Rumley,William ( 2.5) - Djatschenko,Addison ( 2.5) = 1 - 13 = 1 - 0
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2 = Bonham,Kevin ( 2.5) - Peirce,James ( 2.5) = 5 - 2 = 1 - 0
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3 = Lim,Zacharias ( 2.0) - Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 2.0) = 3 - 11 = 1 - 0
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4 = Kruup,Andrew ( 2.0) - Kuzmic,Dylan ( 2.0) = 15 - 6 = 1 - 0
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5 = Rout,Ian C ( 1.5) - Cohen,Scott ( 2.0) = 4 - 10 = 1 - 0
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6 = Breslin,Oscar ( 1.5) - Rojas,R'jaye ( 1.5) = 9 - 17 = 1 - 0
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7 = Lee,Kam ( 1.0) - McMahon,Denis ( 1.5) = 12 - 8 = 0 - 1
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8 = Barnes,Angus ( 1.0) - Hartwell,Thomas ( 1.0) = 18 - 19 = 0 - 1
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9 = Keerthiratne,Himash ( 1.0) - Rojas,Elijah ( 0.0) = 14 - 20 = 1 - 0
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10 = Harvey,Reg ( 0.0) - Shepherd,Chris ( 0.0) = 7 - 16 = -
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Tasmanian Rapid 2021: Pairing of round 5

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1 = Bonham,Kevin ( 3.5) - Rumley,William ( 3.5) = 5 - 1 = ...
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2 = Lim,Zacharias ( 3.0) - Kruup,Andrew ( 3.0) = 3 - 15 = ...
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3 = Peirce,James ( 2.5) - Breslin,Oscar ( 2.5) = 2 - 9 = ...
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4 = McMahon,Denis ( 2.5) - Rout,Ian C ( 2.5) = 8 - 4 = ...
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5 = Djatschenko,Addison ( 2.5) - Kuzmic,Dylan ( 2.0) = 13 - 6 = ...
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6 = Cohen,Scott ( 2.0) - Keerthiratne,Himash ( 2.0) = 10 - 14 = ...
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7 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 2.0) - Hartwell,Thomas ( 2.0) = 11 - 19 = ...
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8 = Rojas,R'jaye ( 1.5) - Barnes,Angus ( 1.0) = 17 - 18 = ...
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9 = Shepherd,Chris ( 0.5) - Lee,Kam ( 1.0) = 16 - 12 = ...
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10 = Rojas,Elijah ( 0.0) - Harvey,Reg ( 0.5) = 20 - 7 = ...
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Kevin Bonham
21-08-2021, 11:04 PM
2021 Tasmanian Lightning


Tas Lightning 2021
Somerset - 21/08/2021, 21/08/2021

Cross Table

Pos N NAME Elo T Fed Pts | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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1 3 Bonham,Kevin 2042 TAS 9.0 | * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 1 Rumley,William 2084 TAS 7.0 | 0 * 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1
3 2 Lim,Zacharias 2068 TAS 7.0 | 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
4 10 Keerthiratne,Himash 1581 TAS 5.0 | 0 0 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 1
5 6 McMahon,Denis 1902 TAS 4.0 | 0 0 0 1 * 0 0 1 1 1
6 9 Djatschenko,Addison 1700 TAS 3.0 | 0 1 0 0 1 * 0 0 0 1
7 5 Harvey,Reg 1908 TAS 3.0 | 0 0 0 0 1 1 * 1 0 0
8 8 Powell-Davies,Thomas 1813 TAS 3.0 | 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 1 1
9 7 Breslin,Oscar 1854 TAS 2.5 | 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 *
10 4 Kuzmic,Dylan 1927 TAS 1.5 | 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 *

Remark:

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I'm amazed! Normally I run out of energy and start losing after round 7 or so if not earlier. I got in time trouble in a lot of games but not board trouble. Oscar could have won the exchange against me at one point but I think I would have had good play for a blitz game anyway.

Scott Colliver
22-08-2021, 01:02 AM
Well done Kevin

Kevin Bonham
22-08-2021, 02:23 PM
Tasmanian Rapid 2021: Pairing of round 5

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1 = Bonham,Kevin ( 3.5) - Rumley,William ( 3.5) = 5 - 1 = 0 - 1
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2 = Lim,Zacharias ( 3.0) - Kruup,Andrew ( 3.0) = 3 - 15 = 1 - 0
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3 = Peirce,James ( 2.5) - Breslin,Oscar ( 2.5) = 2 - 9 = 0 - 1
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4 = McMahon,Denis ( 2.5) - Rout,Ian C ( 2.5) = 8 - 4 = 0 - 1
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5 = Djatschenko,Addison ( 2.5) - Kuzmic,Dylan ( 2.0) = 13 - 6 = -
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6 = Cohen,Scott ( 2.0) - Keerthiratne,Himash ( 2.0) = 10 - 14 = 0 - 1
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7 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 2.0) - Hartwell,Thomas ( 2.0) = 11 - 19 = 0 - 1
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8 = Rojas,R'jaye ( 1.5) - Barnes,Angus ( 1.0) = 17 - 18 = 1 - 0
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9 = Shepherd,Chris ( 0.5) - Lee,Kam ( 1.0) = 16 - 12 = -
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10 = Rojas,Elijah ( 0.0) - Harvey,Reg ( 0.5) = 20 - 7 = 0 - 1
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Tasmanian Rapid 2021: Pairing of round 6

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1 = Rumley,William ( 4.5) - Lim,Zacharias ( 4.0) = 1 - 3 = 1 - 0
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2 = Breslin,Oscar ( 3.5) - Bonham,Kevin ( 3.5) = 9 - 5 = 0 - 1
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3 = Hartwell,Thomas ( 3.0) - Rout,Ian C ( 3.5) = 19 - 4 = 1 - 0
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4 = Keerthiratne,Himash ( 3.0) - Djatschenko,Addison ( 3.0) = 14 - 13 = 1 - 0
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5 = Kruup,Andrew ( 3.0) - McMahon,Denis ( 2.5) = 15 - 8 = 1 - 0
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6 = Kuzmic,Dylan ( 2.5) - Rojas,R'jaye ( 2.5) = 6 - 17 = 1 - 0
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7 = Cohen,Scott ( 2.0) - Peirce,James ( 2.5) = 10 - 2 = 1 - 0
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8 = Lee,Kam ( 1.5) - Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 2.0) = 12 - 11 = 0 - 1
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9 = Harvey,Reg ( 1.5) - Barnes,Angus ( 1.0) = 7 - 18 = 1 - 0
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10 = Shepherd,Chris ( 1.0) - Rojas,Elijah ( 0.0) = 16 - 20 = -
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Tasmanian Rapid 2021: Pairing of round 7

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1 = Rumley,William ( 5.5) - Kruup,Andrew ( 4.0) = 1 - 15 = 1 - 0
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2 = Bonham,Kevin ( 4.5) - Keerthiratne,Himash ( 4.0) = 5 - 14 = 0 - 1
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3 = Lim,Zacharias ( 4.0) - Hartwell,Thomas ( 4.0) = 3 - 19 = -
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4 = Rout,Ian C ( 3.5) - Kuzmic,Dylan ( 3.5) = 4 - 6 = 1 - 0
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5 = Powell-Davies,Thomas ( 3.0) - Breslin,Oscar ( 3.5) = 11 - 9 = 0 - 1
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6 = Djatschenko,Addison ( 3.0) - Cohen,Scott ( 3.0) = 13 - 10 = 0 - 1
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7 = Lee,Kam ( 1.5) - Harvey,Reg ( 2.5) = 12 - 7 = 1 - 0
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8 = McMahon,Denis ( 2.5) - Shepherd,Chris ( 1.5) = 8 - 16 = 1 - 0
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9 = Barnes,Angus ( 1.0) - Peirce,James ( 2.5) = 18 - 2 = 0 - 1
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10 = Rojas,R'jaye ( 2.5) - ( not paired ) ( 0.0) = 17 - 0 = 0
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11 = Rojas,Elijah ( 0.5) - ( not paired ) ( 0.0) = 20 - 0 = 0
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Tasmanian Rapid 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 Rumley,William 2084 TAS 6.5 | +B14 +W11 =B10 +W13 +B3 +W5 +W9 | 23.0 26.0
2 Keerthiratne,Himash 1581 TAS 5.0 | -B4 +W6 -B14 +W20 +B8 +W13 +B3 | 23.5 24.5
3 Bonham,Kevin 2042 TAS 4.5 | +B9 =W8 +B4 +W10 -W1 +B7 -W2 | 28.5 32.0
4 Rout,Ian C 2063 TAS 4.5 | +W2 =B7 -W3 +W8 +B12 -B6 +W11 | 26.0 29.5
5 Lim,Zacharias 2068 TAS 4.5 | =B13 +W15 =B8 +W14 +W9 -B1 =W6 | 25.0 28.0
6 Hartwell,Thomas 1023 TAS 4.5 | -W7 -B2 +W17 +B19 +B14 +W4 =B5 | 24.0 25.0
7 Breslin,Oscar 1854 TAS 4.5 | +B6 =W4 -B13 +W15 +B10 -W3 +B14 | 23.0 26.0
8 Cohen,Scott 1844 TAS 4.0 | +W20 =B3 =W5 -B4 -W2 +W10 +B13 | 25.0 26.0
9 Kruup,Andrew 1572 TAS 4.0 | -W3 +B20 +W18 +W11 -B5 +W12 -B1 | 24.0 25.0
10 Peirce,James 2078 TAS 3.5 | +W16 +B12 =W1 -B3 -W7 -B8 +B19 | 25.5 26.5
11 Kuzmic,Dylan 1927 TAS 3.5 | +W18 -B1 +W16 -B9 =B13 +W15 -B4 | 23.5 25.0
12 McMahon,Denis 1902 TAS 3.5 | +W19 -W10 =B15 +B16 -W4 -B9 +W18 | 19.0 20.0
13 Djatschenko,Addison 1700 TAS 3.0 | =W5 +B17 +W7 -B1 =W11 -B2 -W8 | 28.0 30.5
14 Powell-Davies,Thomas 1813 TAS 3.0 | -W1 +B18 +W2 -B5 -W6 +B16 -W7 | 27.5 29.0
15 Rojas,R'jaye (W) 1400 TAS 2.5 | +W17 -B5 =W12 -B7 +W19 -B11 -- | 22.0 23.0
16 Lee,Kam 1719 TAS 2.5 | -B10 +W19 -B11 -W12 =B18 -W14 +W17 | 17.5 18.5
17 Harvey,Reg 1908 TAS 2.5 | -B15 -W13 -B6 =W18 +B20 +W19 -B16 | 15.5 16.5
18 Shepherd,Chris 1543 TAS 1.5 | -B11 -W14 -B9 =B17 =W16 =W20 -B12 | 19.0 20.0
19 Barnes,Angus 1250 TAS 1.0 | -B12 -B16 +W20 -W6 -B15 -B17 -W10 | 19.5 20.5
20 Rojas,Elijah (W) 0 TAS 0.5 | -B8 -W9 -B19 -B2 -W17 =B18 -- | 18.5 19.5

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James Peirce
22-08-2021, 03:28 PM
Congratulations to William, Himash and the many people in 3rd :lol:
I will post all my games soon :)

Performance ratings using Pappubahry's calculator
4956

James Peirce
22-08-2021, 04:08 PM
Round 1
James Peirce vs Kam Lee
1-0 Black Resigned

1. e4 Nf6 2. e5 Nd5 3. d4 d6 4. Nf3 dxe5 5. Nxe5 c6 6. Bd3 Nb4 7. Be2 Bf5 8. Na3 Nd7 9. Nxd7 Qxd7 10. c3 Nd5 11. O-O e6 12. Nc4 Be7 13. Ne3 Nxe3 14. Bxe3 O-O 15. Qd2 Rac8 16. b4 Rfd8 17. Rfd1 Bf6 18. a4 e5 19. dxe5 Qxd2 20. Rxd2 Rxd2 21. Bxd2 Bxe5 22. Rc1 Re8 23. Be3 a6 24. Bc4 Be6 25. Bxe6 Rxe6 26. c4 h6 27. g3 g5 28. Bc5 Bd6 29. Bxd6 Rxd6 30. b5 axb5 31. cxb5 cxb5 32. axb5 b6 33. Rc8+ Kg7 34. Rc6 Re6 35. Kg2 Kf6 36. Rc2 Ke7 37. Kf3 f5 38. h4 Re5 39. Rc6 Rxb5 40. Rxh6 Rb3+ 41. Ke2 gxh4 42. gxh4 Rb2+ 43. Kf3 Rb3+ 44. Kf4 Rb5 45. f3 Kf7 46. Rc6 Kg7 47. Kg5 Kh7 48. Rc7+ Kg8 49. h5 f4+ 50. Kg6 Kf8 51. h6 Rb1 52. Rf7+ Ke8 53. Rxf4 Rg1+ 54. Rg4 Rh1 55. Kg7

Round 2
Denis McMahon vs James Peirce
0-1 Black is Checkmated

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 c5 4. Qg4 Nc6 5. Nf3 Qb6 6. Bd3 cxd4 7. O-O Bd7 8. Re1 h6 9. Nbd2 a5 10. b3 Nge7 11. Bb2 Nf5 12. a3 O-O-O 13. Rab1 h5 14. Qh3 Be7 15. Bxf5 exf5 16. Qg3 Be6 17. Qf4 g5 18. Nxg5 Bxg5 19. Qxg5 Rdg8 20. Qf4 Rg4 21. Qf3 Rhg8 22. g3 Qc7 23. h3 Re4 24. Nxe4 dxe4 25. Qxh5 Nxe5 26. Re2 Nf3+ 27. Kf1 Rg5 28. Qh8+ Kd7 29. Bxd4 f4 30. Rd1 Kc6 31. Qe8+ Kd6 32. Bb6+ Rd5 33. Bxc7+ Kxc7 34. Rxd5 Bxh3#

Round 3

James Peirce vs William Rumley
0.5/0/5 Draw by Agreement

1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 e6 3. g3 a6 4. a4 Nc6 5. Bg2 Nf6 6. d3 d5 7. exd5 exd5 8. Nge2 d4 9. Ne4 Be7 10. O-O O-O 11. Nf4 Re8 12. Nxf6+ Bxf6 13. Nd5 Ne5 14. Bf4 Bg4 15. Nxf6+ gxf6 16. f3 Bd7 17. Qd2 Bc6 18. Rae1 Bxa4 19. Bxe5 fxe5 20. f4 Qc7 21. f5 f6 22. Bd5+ Kh8 23. Qh6 Qg7 24. Qxg7+ Kxg7 25. b3 Bc6 26. Bxc6 bxc6 27. Ra1 a5 28. Ra4 Reb8 29. Rfa1 Rb5 30. Kg2 Kh6 31. h4 Kh5 32. Kf3 Ra7 33. R1a2 Kh6 34. Ra1 Kg7 35. R1a2 h5 36. Ra1 Kf7 37. R4a3 Ke8 38. Ra4 Kd8 39. R4a3 Kc7 40. g4 hxg4+ 41. Kxg4 Kb6 42. Kh5 Rg7 43. Kh6 Rg2 44. R3a2 Ka6 45. Kh5 Kb6 46. Kh6

Round 4 Kevin Bonham vs James Peirce
1-0 Black Resigned

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. g3 Bg7 6. Bg2 c6 7. O-O O-O 8. a3 Nd7 9. e4 Nxc3 10. bxc3 Nb6 11. d4 Nc4 12. Qe2 b5 13. Bf4 Qa5 14. Qd3 Bg4 15. a4 Qb6 16. axb5 cxb5 17. Nd2 Rac8 18. Nxc4 Rxc4 19. Rfb1 Rfc8 20. Bd2 a5 21. Bf1 Bd7 22. Qe3 R4c7 23. e5 e6 24. c4 Rxc4 25. Bxc4 Rxc4 26. Rxa5 Qxd4 27. Ra8+ Bf8 28. Qxd4 Rxd4 29. Bh6

Round 5 James Peirce vs Oscar Breslin
0-1 White Resigned

1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 Be7 4. Bc4 Bh4+ 5. Ke2 d5 6. Bxd5 Nf6 7. Bxf7+ Kxf7 8. Nxh4 Nxe4 9. Nf3 Re8 10. Kf1 Qf6 11. d3 Nd6 12. Nc3 c6 13. Bd2 Bg4 14. h3 Bh5 15. Ne2 g5 16. Bc3 Qe7 17. Ne5+ Kg8 18. Ng4 Nf5 19. Qd2 Qxe2+ 20. Qxe2 Ng3+ 21. Kf2 Rxe2+ 22. Kf3 Nd7 23. Rhe1 Rae8 24. Rxe2 Rxe2 25. h4 Re3+

Round 6 Scott Cohen vs James Peirce
1-0 Black is Checkmated

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 d5 5. g3 O-O 6. Bg2 c6 7. O-O Bf5 8. Qb3 Qb6 9. c5 Qxb3 10. axb3 Nbd7 11. Bf4 Ne4 12. Rfd1 Rfe8 13. Nh4 e5 14. Nxf5 gxf5 15. Nxe4 fxe4 16. Be3 exd4 17. Bxd4 Bxd4 18. Rxd4 Nxc5 19. Ra3 Ne6 20. Rda4 a6 21. f3 f5 22. Bh3 Ng7 23. Bg2 Kf7 24. Rb4 Re7 25. Kf2 Kf6 26. Ra5 Rd8 27. e3 Ne6 28. Bh3 Ng5 29. Bg2 Nxf3 30. Bxf3 exf3 31. Kxf3 Rdd7 32. Rh4 Re4 33. Ra4 Rde7 34. Rh6+ Kg5 35. Rd6 Rxe3+ 36. Kg2 Rxb3 37. h4+ Kh5 38. Rf4 Rxb2+ 39. Kh3 Re5 40. Rxf5+ Rxf5 41. g4#

Round 7 Angus Barnes vs James Peirce
0-1 White is Checkmated

1. d4 Nf6 2. Bf4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. e3 O-O 5. Bc4 d5 6. Bb3 c6 7. Nc3 Bf5 8. O-O Nbd7 9. Re1 Ne4 10. Be5 Nxe5 11. dxe5 Nxc3 12. bxc3 Qc7 13. Qd4 a5 14. c4 a4 15. cxd5 axb3 16. cxb3 cxd5 17. Rec1 Qd7 18. Rc5 Rfd8 19. a4 Rac8 20. Rac1 Rxc5 21. Rxc5 e6 22. Ng5 h6 23. Nf3 Bf8 24. Ra5 Qc7 25. Qd2 Rc8 26. g3 Bh3 27. Ne1 Qc1 28. Qxc1 Rxc1 29. f3 Rxe1+ 30. Kf2 Rc1 31. Ra8 Rc2+ 32. Ke1 Kg7 33. Kd1 Rxh2 34. Rb8 Bf5 35. Rxb7 Bc2+ 36. Kc1 Ba3#

Capablanca-Fan
22-08-2021, 04:13 PM
Well done Kevin

Indeed, especially against an evenly matched field at the top few seeds.

Kevin Bonham
22-08-2021, 04:59 PM
Normally I am the better player at the rapid time control and there are at least a few of these who are better than me at blitz, so the Quick ratings are not necessarily accurate as seedings for either tournament. However this week the roles were reversed!

I'll post my games later. I was lost against Scott near the end of our draw, was outplayed by Will. Against Himash I thought I had a great position in the opening and suddenly missed something and found I was losing a piece - fought on but only got spectacularly smothered-mated for my troubles, as far as I can tell a beautiful and correct combination by Himash seen with just a few minutes on the clock.

Tony Dowden
22-08-2021, 09:12 PM
Congratulations William! That training at the Doeberl Cup earlier this year must have made the difference!

Kevin Bonham
22-08-2021, 09:32 PM
Bonham - Keerthiratne round 7 (I'll post my other games later except one I seem to be missing but this is the most entertaining anyway)

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 e6 4.0-0 d6 5.c3 Nf6 6.Bxc6+ bxc6 7.e5 dxe5 8.Nxe5 Qc7 9.Qf3 Bb7 10.Nc4 Ba6 11.Nba3 Be7 12.d3 0-0 13.Bf4 Qc8 14.Ne5 Bb7 15.Nac4 Nd5 16.Bg3? Thinking that I'm in total control here and can afford to keep the bishop on the board (it is better to just let it go) I trip over my own position and lose a piece! 16...f6 17.Ng4 f5 18.Nd6 Qd7 19.Nxb7 Qxb7 20.c4 fxg4 21.Qxg4 Nb4 22.Qxe6+ Kh8 23.Qe4 Rae8 24.Rae1 Qd7 25.a3 Bf6 [25...Bg5 etc is probably stronger eg 26.Be5 or queen goes 26...Nc2 27.Rd1 Nd4] 26.Qf3 Bxb2 27.Rxe8 Qxe8 28.Qd1 Na6 29.Qa4 Qc8 30.Qb3 Bd4 31.Rb1 Nc7 32.Qa4 Qf5 33.Rf1 Qxd3 34.Qxc6 Ne8 35.Qa6 Nf6 36.Qxa7 Ne4 37.Qe7 Rxf2!! [37...Kg8 is also completely winning but it isn't mate in eight!] 38.Bxf2 [38.Qe8+ Rf8+! a normally suicidal move but it is discovered check so winning] 38...Bxf2+ 39.Rxf2 Qd1+ 40.Rf1 Qd4+ 41.Kh1 Nf2+ 42.Kg1 [42.Rxf2 Qd1+ and mates] 42...Nh3+ 43.Kh1 Qg1+ 44.Rxg1 Nf2# 0-1

A beautiful combination played with only a few minutes on his clock - it's not just that smothered mate is there but also the other mating lines that had to be seen too.

Kevin Bonham
22-08-2021, 11:20 PM
Kruup - Bonham

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+ 4.Bd2 a5 5.a3 Bxd2+ 6.Qxd2 b6 7.Nc3 Bb7 8.d5 Qe7 9.Nb5 d6 10.Nc3 0-0 11.e3 Na6 12.Be2 Nc5 13.Rd1 exd5 14.cxd5 Nce4 15.Nxe4 Qxe4 16.Qd3 Qxd3 17.Bxd3 Bxd5 18.Be2 Bb7 19.0-0 Rfd8 20.Rc1 c5 21.Rfd1 d5 22.b4 axb4 23.axb4 c4 24.Nd4 Ra2 25.Ra1 Rda8 26.Rxa2 Rxa2 27.h3 h6 28.Nf3?? Rxe2 29.Kf1 Rb2 30.Nd4 Rxb4 31.Nc2 Rb2 32.Nd4 Ne4 0-1

Bonham - Cohen

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nc3 e5 4.g3 Bb4 5.Bg2 0-0 6.0-0 Bxc3 7.bxc3 d6 8.d3 Rb8 9.Ng5 Qe8 10.Rb1 h6 11.Ne4 Nxe4 12.Bxe4 f5 13.Bd5+ Be6 14.Qa4 Bxd5 15.cxd5 Nd4!? [Apparently the weird looking 15...b5 is best because if 16.Rxb5 Nd4 wins the exchange] 16.Qd1 Nb5 17.Qb3 a6 18.a4 Na7 19.Qc4 Qd7 20.f4 b5 21.axb5 Nxb5 22.fxe5 dxe5 23.d6+ Kh8 24.dxc7 Rb7 25.Qc5 Re8 26.c4 Rxc7 27.Qf2 Nd4 28.e3 [28.Bb2] 28...Ne6 29.Qxf5 Rf8 30.Qh3?? [30.Qe4=] 30...Qxd3 31.Rb6 [My plan was 31.Rxf8+ Nxf8 32.Rb8 but just 32...Rf7 is crushing] 31...Qxf1+ [A lucky escape since 31...Rcf7! is game over eg 32.Rxf7 Rxf7 33.Rxe6 Qd1+ 34.Kg2 Qf1#] 32.Qxf1 Rxf1+ 33.Kxf1 Rxc4 34.Bb2 Nc5 35.Bxe5 Nd7 36.Bxg7+ Kxg7 37.Rb7 Ra4 38.Rxd7+ Kf6 39.Kg2 Ra3 40.Kf3 a5 41.h3 a4 42.Ra7 Ra1 43.e4 a3 44.Kf4 a2 45.Ra6+ Kf7 46.Ke5 h5 47.g4 hxg4 48.hxg4 Kg7 49.g5 Kf7 50.Rf6+ Kg7 51.Rf2 Kg6 52.Rg2 Kf7 53.g6+ Kg7 54.Ke6 Re1 55.Rxa2 Rxe4+ 56.Kf5 and drawn several moves later

Rout - Bonham. Not either of our best games against each other!

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Bd7 6.Bd3 Rc8 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.0-0 f6 9.exf6 Nxf6 10.Bf4 0-0 11.Nbd2 Ng4 12.Bxh7+ I was a bit miffed for allowing this having noticed it might happen then forgotten about it. Then I decided it was an OK pawn to lose. Actually it was more than OK to lose this pawn but I didn't see why. [12.Bg3 and black does not have 12...e5 immediately because of 13.Qb3] 12...Kh8 13.Bg5 Qb6 [missing 13...Nxf2 winning the exchange because 14.Rxf2 Bxf2+ 15.Kxf2 (15.Kh1) 15...Qxg5] 14.Bh4 e5 15.h3 [15.Bc2] 15...e4 [15...Nxf2 16.Bxf2 Bxf2+ 17.Rxf2 Kxh7 18.Ng5+ Kg8 19.Ndf3=] 16.hxg4 [16.Nxe4 dxe4 17.Bxe4 and now white is winning] 16...exf3 17.Nxf3 [17.Bb1] 17...Bxg4 18.Qxd5 Bxf3 19.gxf3 Kxh7 20.Kg2 Ne7! 21.Bxe7 Bxe7 22.Rh1+ Kg6 23.Rag1 Kf6 [23...Rf5 24.Kf1+ Kf6] 24.Rh5 [24.Rh4 Qd6 25.Qxb7 Rh8 26.Rd4 Qb8 white has drawing chances] 24...Qe6 25.Qg5+ Kf7 26.Qf4+ Bf6 27.Rd1 Rfd8 28.Rxd8 Rxd8 29.Rc5 Rd7 30.Rc8 Qd5 31.Qg4 Qg5 and black won 0-1

Bonham - Peirce already posted but with a few comments

1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.g3 Bg7 6.Bg2 c6 7.0-0 0-0 8.a3 Nd7 9.e4 Nxc3 10.bxc3 Nb6 11.d4 Nc4 12.Qe2 b5 13.Bf4 Qa5 14.Qd3 [14.a4 is fine eg 14...Qxc3 15.Rfc1 Qb3 16.axb5 cxb5 17.e5] 14...Bg4 15.a4 Qb6 16.axb5 cxb5 17.Nd2 Rac8 [17...e5!] 18.Nxc4 Rxc4 19.Rfb1 Rfc8 20.Bd2 a5 [20...b4] 21.Bf1 Bd7 22.Qe3 [I considered 22.Qxc4 Rxc4 23.Bxc4 but it felt too murky and in any case it is answered by 23...Bxd4 24.cxd4 Qxd4=] 22...R4c7 23.e5 e6 24.c4 Rxc4 best 25.Bxc4 Rxc4 26.Rxa5 Qxd4?? [26...h5 black might draw this but it won't be easy.] 27.Ra8+ Bf8 28.Qxd4 Rxd4 29.Bh6 1-0

Bonham - Rumley. Was actually winning this briefly but somewhat against the run of play and missed a key resource.

1.Nf3 f5 2.c4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.g3 Bg7 5.Bg2 0-0 6.0-0 d6 7.d3 e5 8.Rb1 h6 9.b4 g5 10.e3 Qe8 11.Nd2 f4 12.exf4 gxf4 13.Nd5?! [13.Nde4] 13...Nxd5 14.Bxd5+ Kh8 15.Bb2 c6 16.Bg2 Qg6 17.Be4 Bf5 18.Qe2 [18.Nf3! with idea 18...Bxe4 (18...Bf6) 19.Nh4 Qh7 20.dxe4 Qxe4 21.Qxd6] 18...Nd7 19.Bxf5 Rxf5 20.b5 [20.Nf3 Qg4 21.Kg2 perhaps] 20...Raf8 21.bxc6 bxc6 22.Qe4 Nc5 23.Qxc6 f3 [23...Nxd3 favours black eg 24.Ba3 fxg3 25.fxg3 Qg5 26.Bxd6 Qe3+ 27.Kh1 Nf2+ 28.Rxf2 Rxf2 29.Bxf8 Bxf8 30.Qe4 Qxd2 31.Qxe5+ Kg8 32.Qe6+ Rf7 33.Qg6+ Rg7 34.Qe6+ Kh8] 24.Ba3 Qg4? 25.Bxc5 [25.Qxd6 Qh3 26.Nxf3 is also fine for white] 25...dxc5 26.Rb7? [26.Qd7! and now no 26...Qh3 because the front rook is pinned] 26...Qh3 27.Nxf3 Rxf3 28.Qg6 Rg8 29.Rxa7 Rf5 stopped scoring here; I eventually lost this because with his bishop pinning my pawn on f2 I played h4 trying to win his rook (which was on g6 pinned against his king) and allowed a catastrophic Qxg3+ mating 0-1

Breslin - Bonham as supplied by Oscar. The exchange sac is the main feature (up to that I'd missed quite a lot of positional points) and after that 31.Kg1 is better but position still -2ish according to Stockfish.

1.e4 e6 2.Qe2 c5 3.Nf3 Be7 4.g3 Nc6 5.Bg2 d5 6.exd5 exd5 7.0-0 Nf6 8.c3 0-0 9.h3 Re8 10.Qd1 Bf5 11.d4 cxd4 12.Nxd4 Be4 13.Be3 Bd6 14.Nd2 Bxg2 15.Kxg2 Ne5 16.Qc2 a6 17.Rfe1 Nc4 18.Nf5 Nxe3+ 19.Rxe3 Rxe3 20.Nxe3 Bc5 21.Nf5 Qb6 22.Nb3 Bf8 23.Nfd4 Re8 24.Rd1 Bd6 25.a4 Qc7 26.Nf5 Bf8 27.Ne3 Rxe3 28.fxe3 Ne4 29.Qe2 Qxg3+ 30.Kf1 Qxh3+ 31.Ke1 Qh1+ 32.Qf1 Qh4+ 33.Ke2 Ng3+

Zach Lim
23-08-2021, 11:14 AM
I didn't record my amazing blunders against Addison in the first round or my 5th round win against Andrew.

I played very uninspiredly against RJ.

[Event "Tas Rapid"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Lim"]
[Black "Rojas, RJ"]
[Result "1-0"]

[Event "Tasmanian Rapids"]
[Date "2021.08.21"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Lim"]
[Black "Rojas, RJ"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. b3 e5 2. Bb2 Nc6 3. e3 d5 4. Bb5 Bd6 5. f4 Ne7 6. fxe5 Bc5 7. Nf3 O-O 8. O-O
Bg4 9. Be2 Ng6 10. d4 Be7 11. h3 Bf5 12. Nbd2 Nb4 13. Ne1 Qd7 14. a3 Bxh3 15.
axb4 Bg5 16. Rf3 Bf5 17. Nd3 Nh4 18. Rg3 Qe7 19. Nf1 f6 20. Nf4 fxe5 21. dxe5
Be4 22. Bf3 Bxf4 23. exf4 Rxf4 24. Bxe4 dxe4 25. Qd5+ Kh8 26. Rd1 Raf8 27. Ne3
Qxb4 28. e6 Ng6 29. Rxg6 hxg6 30. Qe5 Qe7 31. Rd7 Qf6 32. Qxf6 gxf6 33. e7 Re8
34. Rd8 *


In R3 I swindled a draw from a losing endgame. I don't have the last few moves as I was too low on time.

[Event "Tasmanian Rapids"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2021.08.21"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Scott Cohen"]
[Black "Zach Lim"]
[Result "*"]
[WhiteElo "1844"]
[BlackElo "2068"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. g3 c5 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg2 Nc6 7. O-O Bf5 8. Nc3
Qd7 9. Re1 Be7 10. Be3 Rd8 11. Qa4 cxd4 12. Nxd4 Nxd4 13. Qxd7+ Rxd7 14. Bxd4 a6
15. Rac1 O-O 16. Na4 b5 17. Nc5 Bxc5 18. Rxc5 Ne4 19. Rc6 Ra8 20. Rec1 Rdd8 21.
Rc7 Be6 22. Re7 Rd7 23. Rxd7 Bxd7 24. Rc7 Be6 25. f3 Nd6 26. b3 Nf5 27. Bc5 Rc8
28. Rxc8+ Bxc8 29. Kf2 f6 30. Bh3 Kf7 31. e4 dxe4 32. fxe4 Ne7 33. Bxc8 Nxc8 34.
Ke3 Ke6 35. Bf8 g6 36. Kd4 Nd6 37. g4 Nb7 38. Bb4 a5 39. Be1 Kd6 40. Bg3+ Ke6
41. Bf4 f5 42. exf5+ gxf5 43. gxf5+ Kxf5 44. Bc7 Ke6 45. Bb6 Kd6 46. Ba7 Ke6 47.
Bb8 h6 48. Bc7 Kd7 49. Bf4 h5 50. Ke5 Nc5 51. Bg5 Nd3+ 52. Kf5 1/2-1/2*

My R4 game had some fun ideas. I fooled around too much with Rhh5. The computer is also telling me that 30. Qxf7+ is better than 30. Rh8+ which I find quite ridiculous.
[Event "Tasmanian Rapids"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2021.08.21"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Lim"]
[Black "Powell-Davies"]
[Result "*"]
[WhiteElo "2068"]
[BlackElo "1813"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bf4 c5 5. e3 cxd4 6. exd4 dxc4 7. Bxc4 Bb4 8.
Nf3 Ne4 9. Qd3 Nxc3 10. bxc3 Bd6 11. Bg3 Bxg3 12. hxg3 h6 13. Bb3 Nd7 14. Kd2
Nf6 15. Rae1 O-O 16. Ne5 Nd7 17. Bc2 f5 18. Bb3 Nxe5 19. Rxe5 Rf6 20. Rxf5 Qf8
21. Rhh5 g6 22. Rxf6 Qxf6 23. Rxh6 Qxf2+ 24. Qe2 Qxg3 25. Rh3 Qg5+ 26. Kd1 Qe7
27. Qe5 Qg7 28. Bxe6+ Bxe6 29. Qxe6+ Qf7 30. Rh8+ Kg7 31. Qxf7+ Kxf7 1-0*

My R6 loss against Will. I was running really low on time so I stopped recording moves and blundered really bad in the process. Computer says I would have been winning if I had traded the rook at move 33, but I doubt my ability to play imbalances. Also the game ended somewhere after I put my King and rook into a knight fork:
[Event "Tasmanian Rapids"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2021.08.22"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Rumley"]
[Black "Lim"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2084"]
[BlackElo "2068"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. h4 h6 5. g4 Bg6 6. h5 Bh7 7. e6 fxe6 8. Bd3 Nf6
9. Nf3 Nbd7 10. Bxh7 Rxh7 11. g5 Ne4 12. Qd3 Qc7 13. Nc3 Rh8 14. Nxe4 dxe4 15.
Qxe4 O-O-O 16. Qxe6 Qd6 17. Qxd6 exd6 18. Bf4 Re8+ 19. Kd2 Be7 20. Be3 Rhf8 21.
gxh6 gxh6 22. Nh4 Bg5 23. Raf1 Nf6 24. Ng6 Rf7 25. f4 Ne4+ 26. Kd3 Ng3 27. Rfg1
Nxh1 28. fxg5 hxg5 29. Rxh1 Rf3 30. Re1 Rh3 31. Kd2 Rxh5 32. Rf1 Rh2+ 33. Rf2
Rh3 34. Bxg5 Kc7 35. Nf4 Rh1 36. d5 cxd5 37. Nxd5+ Kc6 38. Nb4+ Kb5 39. Nd3 Re4
40. Rf5+ Kc6 41. Kc3 Rh3 42. b4 b5 43. a3 Rh2 44. Kb3 Rc4 45. Ne1 Re2 46. Rf1
Rce4 47. Nd3 Rg4 48. Bf6 Rgg2 49. Ne1 Rh2 50. Bc3 Rh3 51. Nd3 Rhh2 52. Ne1 Rh3
53. Kb2 Rh7 54. Nf3 1-0*

My final game was against Thomas H, who either is severely underrated, or I am severely overrated. I tend to think the latter. I made very dubious opening moves and was lucky to get away with a draw. The computer disagrees and thinks the game was just a dead draw all the way.

[Event "Tasmanian Rapids"]
[Date "2021.08.22"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Lim"]
[Black "Hartwell"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2068"]
[BlackElo "1054"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bf4 Bb4 5. e3 h6 6. h3 O-O 7. Nf3 c5 8. Be2 Ne4
9. Qc2 cxd4 10. exd4 Qa5 11. Rc1 Qxa2 12. O-O Bxc3 13. bxc3 Qxc2 14. Rxc2 Re8
15. Ra1 Nf6 16. Bxb8 Rxb8 17. Rxa7 dxc4 18. Bxc4 Bd7 19. Ne5 Bc6 20. f3 Ra8 21.
Nxc6 bxc6 22. Rca2 Rab8 23. Kf2 Nd5 24. Rc2 Nb6 25. Bd3 Nd5 26. Ra6 Rec8 27. Be4
Rb3 28. Ra5 Rxc3 29. Rxc3 Nxc3 30. Rc5 Nxe4+ 31. fxe4 Kf8 32. d5 exd5 33. exd5
Ke7 34. dxc6 Kd6 35. Rf5 f6 36. Ra5 Rxc6 37. Ra8 Rc7 38. Re8 Re7 39. Ra8 Ke6 40.
Kf3 Kf5 41. g4+ Kg6 42. Kf4 Re2 43. h4 h5 44. gxh5+ Kxh5 45. Kf3 Rh2 46. Kg3 Re2
47. Kf3 Re5 48. Kg3 f5 49. Kf4 Rb5 50. Rc8 Rb4+ 51. Kxf5 g6+ 52. Kf6 Rf4+ 53.
Kg7 1/2-1/2*

Ian Rout
23-08-2021, 11:59 AM
Rout - Bonham. Not either of our best games against each other!

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Bd7 6.Bd3 Rc8 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.0-0 f6 9.exf6 Nxf6 10.Bf4 0-0 11.Nbd2 Ng4 12.Bxh7+ I was a bit miffed for allowing this having noticed it might happen then forgotten about it. Then I decided it was an OK pawn to lose. Actually it was more than OK to lose this pawn but I didn't see why. [12.Bg3 and black does not have 12...e5 immediately because of 13.Qb3] 12...Kh8 13.Bg5 Qb6 [missing 13...Nxf2 winning the exchange because 14.Rxf2 Bxf2+ 15.Kxf2 (15.Kh1) 15...Qxg5] 14.Bh4 e5 15.h3 [15.Bc2] 15...e4 [15...Nxf2 16.Bxf2 Bxf2+ 17.Rxf2 Kxh7 18.Ng5+ Kg8 19.Ndf3=] 16.hxg4 [16.Nxe4 dxe4 17.Bxe4 and now white is winning] 16...exf3 17.Nxf3 [17.Bb1] 17...Bxg4 18.Qxd5 Bxf3 19.gxf3 Kxh7 20.Kg2 Ne7! 21.Bxe7 Bxe7 22.Rh1+ Kg6 23.Rag1 Kf6 [23...Rf5 24.Kf1+ Kf6] 24.Rh5 [24.Rh4 Qd6 25.Qxb7 Rh8 26.Rd4 Qb8 white has drawing chances] 24...Qe6 25.Qg5+ Kf7 26.Qf4+ Bf6 27.Rd1 Rfd8 28.Rxd8 Rxd8 29.Rc5 Rd7 30.Rc8 Qd5 31.Qg4 Qg5 and black won 0-1
.Yes, not a great game. My plan on playing 18.Qxd5 was that I had the option of 22.Qe4+ regaining the piece on e7. Unfortunately I had overlooked that the interpolation Qg6 would be check. Moreover Black could in any case allow Qxe7 after which Qg6+ followed by Rf5 wins.

I played two or three good games (or parts) and a similar number of shockers so my final score is about a fair reflection.

idledim
23-08-2021, 12:26 PM
My final game was against Thomas H, who either is severely underrated, or I am severely overrated. I tend to think the latter. (Zach)

Thomas' rating is 1023. His estimated perf.rtg was 1959 (post #32). In the round before he drew with Zach (2068), he defeated Ian Rout (2063). Yet Zach tends to think it more likely that he is severely (sic) over-rated than that Thomas is severely (sic) under-rated. Based on his observation, I tend to think Zach has significant difficulty with giving credit where it is due.

Zach Lim
23-08-2021, 12:27 PM
I think self-deprecation is the way to go

Kevin Bonham
23-08-2021, 12:52 PM
Thomas's performance was remarkable. Another one on the way up.