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Capablanca-Fan
14-04-2007, 03:44 PM
See our website (http://members.optusnet.com.au/loganchess/index.html), which has results, games, history, and the QLD Teams Champs results (our President was the main organizer of these).

Garrett
22-04-2007, 12:28 PM
Hey Jono

Did you end up winning your last round game against Jim ?

Capablanca-Fan
22-04-2007, 01:33 PM
Hey George


Did you end up winning your last round game against Jim ?

No, I only drew that. :eek: Here is the crosstable and pic (http://members.optusnet.com.au/loganchess/Results/070420_club_champ.html).

Obviously you had little trouble in your last game. But I would suggest Nf3 before e4, otherwise Black can counter with ...e5; cf. Alekhine vs Marshall, 1925 (http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1012325).

Garrett
22-04-2007, 01:57 PM
Congratulations to Craig and Jono for winning the Logan championships as well as John, Aaron and Tony for taking out the rating divisions.

Thanks for the hint about the Marshall.

Cheers
George.

Capablanca-Fan
29-05-2007, 02:11 AM
Glad to see Joe Wycha back. He has done much for the club in recent years, with the study group, personalized scorebooks, compiling a history.

Axiom
29-05-2007, 11:03 PM
do you have a tournament at the club entitled "Logan's Run" ?..........if not, you really must ! ;)

Capablanca-Fan
30-05-2007, 06:48 AM
do you have a tournament at the club entitled "Logan's Run" ?..........if not, you really must ! ;)
Might not be so silly. Our premier tournament after the Club Champs was a time handicap tourney called the "Logan 2000" last century, but we haven't agreed on an appropriate name for this century.

Axiom
30-05-2007, 02:48 PM
Might not be so silly. Our premier tournament after the Club Champs was a time handicap tourney called the "Logan 2000" last century, but we haven't agreed on an appropriate name for this century.
well you're naturally most welcome to use it........seems too cute to miss, from a marketing angle at least.

Capablanca-Fan
03-11-2007, 12:53 AM
Klein, F (2205) - Sarfati, J (2265)
[C88]
Logan Teams Rapid
02.11.2007
[J. Sarfati]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.a4 Rb8 9.c3 d5 10.exd5 Nxd5 11.Nxe5 Nxe5 12.Rxe5 Nf6 13.d4 Bd6 14.Re1 Ng4 15.g3?! {I hardly ever get a good opening against Felix, but this is an exception. If 15.h3 Qh4 16.Qf3 (Because of a4/Rb8, this doesn't attack that R, so if White follows the recommended line against the original Marshall, there results 16...Nxf2 17.Re2 Ng4 18.g3 Qxh3)} 15...Nxh2 {Tempting, but probably even better was 15...Qf6! 16.Qe2 Nxh2 (now threatening ... Nf3+ so the riposte in the game doesn't work) 17.Kxh2 Qh4+ with much the same lines. The Re1 hangs if White blocks with the Q} 16.Qh5 {16.Kxh2 Qh4+ 17.Kg1 Bxg3 18.fxg3 Qxg3+ 19.Kh1 Bg4} 16...Ng4 17.Bg5 Qd7 18.Be6? {played quickly, but fatally weakening the light squares} 18...fxe6 19.Qxg4 Qf7 20.Qe2 Qf5 21.Bd2 Rf6 22.Na3 Bb7 23.f4 {otherwise 23... Qh3} 23... Rh6 24.g4 Qd5 0-1

Capablanca-Fan
06-01-2008, 03:49 PM
2008 is under way at the Logan club, which combines a good social atmosphere with strong competition as shown by our second place in the 2007 QLD Interclub. See our 2008 calendar (http://members.optusnet.com.au/loganchess/calandar.html), which also has the dates for the CAQ Teams League and Queensland Teams Championship.

Spiny Norman
07-01-2008, 06:47 AM
Jono, a mate of mine is now living not far from Logan ... I will see if he's still interested in chess ... if he is, I'll put you in touch with him. Very friendly chap, about 1200 ACF rating approx, also very helpful if club organisers need a hand with setting up, packing up, that sort of thing. Will PM you details if he agrees.

Capablanca-Fan
07-01-2008, 11:50 AM
Jono, a mate of mine is now living not far from Logan ... I will see if he's still interested in chess ... if he is, I'll put you in touch with him. Very friendly chap, about 1200 ACF rating approx, also very helpful if club organisers need a hand with setting up, packing up, that sort of thing. Will PM you details if he agrees.
Thanx Spiny. We can certainly do with extra helpers, that's for sure.

Capablanca-Fan
26-01-2008, 04:24 AM
Klein,F - Sarfati,J [C88]
Logan Summer Rapid (4), 25.01.2008
[J. Sarfati]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.a4 Rb8 9.axb5 axb5 10.h3 d6 11.c3 Be6 12.Bc2 d5?! 13.exd5 Nxd5 14.Nxe5 Nxe5 15.Rxe5 Bd6 16.Re1 Nf4 17.d4 Qg5 18.Bxf4 [18.Qf3 Bd5 (18... Nxh3+? 19.Qxh3 Bxh3 20.Bxg5+-) 19.Be4 Rbe8+=] 18...Qxf4 19.g3 Qh6 20.h4 [20.Re4+=] 20...Bd5 21.Qg4 Rbe8 22.Na3 Rxe1+ 23.Rxe1 Bxa3 24.bxa3 Qd2 25.Qd1 Qxc3 26.Re3 Qc6 27.Qb1 g6 28.Bd3 Rb8 29.Bf1 Qd7 30.Qb4 Bc6 31.Rb3 Rd8 32.Bxb5 Bxb5 33.Qxb5 Qxb5 34.Rxb5 Rxd4 (and drew after many more moves where the result wasn't that much in doubt) ½-½

Capablanca-Fan
24-02-2008, 02:19 PM
Current Australian Champion, IM Stephen Solomon, led his team to victory in our Lightning Teams Champs (http://members.optusnet.com.au/loganchess2/Results/2008/TeamsLightning2008/) on Friday 22 Feb by a convincing margin. As expected, he was the top scorer on Board 1, but it was quite close:


1 2 3 4 T
1. Solomon XXX 1 0 1 ½ 1 1 4½
2. Sarfati 0 1 XXX 1 0 1 1 4
3. Klein 0 ½ 0 1 XXX 1 1 3½
4. Korenevsky 0 0 0 0 0 0 XXX 0


Craig Stewart scored 6/6 on Board two, and was the only player to score 100%.

Garrett
24-02-2008, 05:26 PM
well done Jono,

you often take a point off Solo.

Commiseration to poor Oleg :(

Capablanca-Fan
10-04-2008, 04:44 PM
Thanx, Garrett

Our club champs has started, and includes Solo, Klein and me; must be our strongest ever.

Basil
10-04-2008, 05:42 PM
Our club champs has started, and includes Solo, Klein and me; must be our strongest ever.
Have often envied the wonderful strength at Melbourne Club. Fantastic to see the nucleus of same at Logan.

Axiom
10-04-2008, 06:17 PM
Have often envied the wonderful strength at Melbourne Club. Fantastic to see the nucleus of same at Logan.
Nurse it and Ratchet up a little ;)

Capablanca-Fan
26-04-2008, 10:38 AM
After four rounds, Klein and Sarfati are leading with 3.5, having both drawn with Solomon in very tough fights. Both were the last games to finish on the nights; defending a worse endgame against Solo is no fun! My game was played down to the last P. Got a clear edge from the opening, but misplayed an exchange sac and was on the back foot. Just held on.

The leaders will play in R5, and Solo might play Korenevsky. We have a new guy from South Africa who is about 1900, but started two rounds late. He is probably the only guy with a realistic chance to take something from the leaders.

Garvinator
26-04-2008, 01:59 PM
We have a new guy from South Africa who is about 1900, but started two rounds late. He is probably the only guy with a realistic chance to take something from the leaders.
To give a comparison from Brisbane Chess Club.

We had a player join from South Africa about a year ago who was rated in the 1900's in South Africa. He now has an acf in the 1600's and plays in all the Brisbane CC rated competitions.

So with no further information to go on for this new player, I would estimate a similar rating transition.

Capablanca-Fan
27-04-2008, 01:43 AM
To give a comparison from Brisbane Chess Club.

We had a player join from South Africa about a year ago who was rated in the 1900's in South Africa. He now has an acf in the 1600's and plays in all the Brisbane CC rated competitions.

So with no further information to go on for this new player, I would estimate a similar rating transition.
I wonder if it's the same guy ... Thanx for the tip.

Capablanca-Fan
28-04-2008, 06:29 PM
Sarfati,J - Solomon,S [D30]
Logan Chess Club Championship (4), 25 April 2008
[Sarfati]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 e6 4.Qc2 Nf6 5.Bg5 dxc4 6.Qxc4 b5 7.Qc2 Bb7 8.e4 Na6 9.a3 Be7 10.e5 Nd5 11.Bxe7 Qxe7 12.Nbd2 0-0 13.b4 {I think White has a big advantage here. It's doubtful that Black needed to compromise his dark squares so.} 13...Nac7 14.Nb3 Nb6 15.Nc5 {This could have waited, because it was holding up a5.} 15...Ncd5 16.Bd3 h6 17.Qd2?! {Solo recommended h4, Ng5, Bh7+, Bg8 with a strong attack, pointing out that Kasparov won many games by binding the Q-side then switching to destroying the K-side. It hadn't occurred to me.} 17...Nc4 18.Bxc4 bxc4 {I had too readily dismissed this line, thinking that the doubled c-pawn would be too weak. But it is hard to kill.} 19.0-0 a5 20.bxa5 c3 21.Qd3 Rxa5 22.Rfb1 Bc8 23.Rb3 Qa7 24.Rxc3 Ba6 {I didn't realise how strong this zwischenzug would be. Without it, Black would have had a hard time reorganizing, and White could have played a4 and used the R elsewhere,with more than enough for the exchange.} 25.Qd2 Nxc3 26.Qxc3 Bb5 27.Nb7 Ra4 28.Nc5 Rc4 29.Qe3 Rd8 30.h3 Rdxd4 {Probably too hasty} 31.Nxd4 Qxc5 32.Rd1 Ba4 33.Rd3 [33.Nxe6 fxe6 34.Rd8+ Kf7 35.Qf3+ Kg6 36.Rf8! {I had overlooked this quiet move which guarantees perpetual. But the game move holds on.}] 33...Rc1+ 34.Kh2 Qc4 35.Nb3 Bxb3 36.Rxb3 g5 37.Rb8+ Kg7 38.Qf3 Qf4+ 39.Qxf4 gxf4 40.Rb4 f3 41.gxf3 Rc3 42.a4 Rxf3 43.Kg2 Ra3 44.Rg4+ Kf8 45.Rc4 h5 46.f3 Kg7 47.Kg3 Kg6 48.Kf4 c5 49.h4 Ra2 50.Kg3 Kf5 51.Rxc5 Rxa4 52.Rc7 Kg6 53.Rc8 Kg7 54.Rc5 Rd4 {a last try} 55.Ra5 Rd5 56.Rxd5 exd5 57.Kf4 Kg6 58.Ke3 Kf5 59.Kd4 Kf4 60.Kxd5 Kxf3 61.e6 {actually agreed a draw here because ...} 61...fxe6+ 62.Kxe6 Kg4 63.Ke5 Kxh4 64.Kf4 ½-½

Garvinator
28-04-2008, 07:46 PM
I see from this game that Solo had an easy weekend, two blacks against 2200 acf players ;)

Capablanca-Fan
28-04-2008, 08:46 PM
I see from this game that Solo had an easy weekend, two blacks against 2200 acf players ;)
Yes, for a 2400-rated player, that should have been relatively easy ;)

Capablanca-Fan
03-05-2008, 01:47 AM
Club champs R5/7:

Klein – Sarfati hard fought draw where White was clearly better most of the way.

Solomon – Korenevsky 1–0.

Leaders Solomon, Klein and Sarfati 4/5.

Garrett
03-05-2008, 06:08 AM
sounds like a tough tourney.

Kevin Bonham
03-05-2008, 03:02 PM
Will there be a playoff should the current three-way tie persist, or will the title be shared?

Capablanca-Fan
03-05-2008, 03:03 PM
Will there be a playoff should the current three-way tie persist, or will the title be shared?
Probably a tie, as per precedent. Felix has to return to Germany on 2 July anyway.

Capablanca-Fan
10-05-2008, 12:56 AM
Alll three of us won again: Ambatali v Solo 0-1, Korenevsky v Klein 0-1, Sarfati v Ryan Stevens (South Africa)

[Event "Logan City Chess Club champs"]
[Site "Logan City Chess Club"]
[Date "2008.5.9"]
[Round "6"]
[White "J Sarfati"]
[Black "Stevens, Ryan"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Eco "E40"]
[Annotator "J Sarfati"]
[Source ""]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 c5 5.Bd3 Nc6 6.Nge2 Bxc3+ {%02
?! not so good here with White's centre mobile. Against 6.Nf3 it's the Huebner
variation, a sound line, but then White's f-pawn is blocked}
7.bxc3 d6 8.O-O e5 9.e4 O-O {%02
Taking the P would open the game for White's B-pair. But one advantage of
having the Bs is discouraging P exchanges, so the side with the Bs can gain more space.}
10.f4 h6 11.d5 Nb8 12.f5 Nbd7 13.h3 Nh7 14.Qe1 f6 15.g4 Nb6 16.Be3
Qe8 17.Ng3 Qa4 18.Qe2 Kf7 {%02
Although White's doubled Ps are supposed to be Black's target, it's hard to get
at them. Meanwhile, Black sensibly tries to run his K away from White's P advance.}
19.Nh5 Rg8 20.h4 Ke7 21.Rf2 Bd7 22.Rg2 Be8 23.Nxg7 {%02
! Not exactly calculated, but it seemed that Black would have a hard time
stopping this passed Ps with only 2 ranks to work with.} Rxg7
24.Bxh6 Rg8 25.g5 Qa5 26.Rc1 Na4 27.g6 Nf8 ( 27...Nxc3 28.Qd2 )
28.h5 Bd7 29.Bd2 Be8 30.h6 Bxg6 {%02Desperation} 31.fxg6 Nxg6
32.Qg4 Nf4 33.Qxg8 Rxg8 34.Rxg8 Nxc3 35.h7 Nce2+ 36.Bxe2 Qxd2
37.Rg7+ 1-0

Garvinator
16-05-2008, 11:31 PM
Making a small assumption here, so when is the three way playoff?

Capablanca-Fan
16-05-2008, 11:54 PM
Making a small assumption here, so when is the three way playoff?
The assumption was correct, but the question doesn't follow. Indeed, the results were:

S. Solomon 1-0 R. Stevens
J. Sarfati 1-0 C. Stewart
F. Klein 1-0 R. Ambatali

But it's likely that we will share the title.

For the record, my game was:

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Bd2 Nc6?! {5... c6 to make room for the Q} 6. Bb5! Bd7? 7. Nd5! {winning the Q} 7... Nxd5 {and resigns} 1-0

Kevin Bonham
17-05-2008, 12:00 AM
That sort of piece sac in Sarfati-Stevens (#29) is such a misery to defend against.

How about 26...fxg5 27.hxg5 Kd8 as a defensive attempt? The idea is that at some stage white will push g6 and then ...Nf6 can be used to attempt a blockade. Perhaps black will get an opportunity to return the piece for two pawns on g6 with not too bad a position sometime down the track. White is better and I'm not convinced that black can hold it together forever (esp. as the black king is not safe anywhere with the b-file half open) but it looks more stubborn than allowing the g and h pawn pair to roll as in the game.

Quite a good example of a game between a high-rated and much lower-(not yet) rated player where the underdog does well by avoiding major tactical errors for much of the game, but the stronger player just has too many strong ideas.

Capablanca-Fan
17-05-2008, 01:55 AM
That sort of piece sac in Sarfati-Stevens (#29) is such a misery to defend against.

How about 26...fxg5 27.hxg5 Kd8 as a defensive attempt? The idea is that at some stage white will push g6 and then ...Nf6 can be used to attempt a blockade.
Looks better than the game, since as you say passed Ps on f5 and g5 are not as dangerous as those on g6 and h6.

But continuing with 28. g6 Nf6 29. Bg5 Nd7 30. Qf2 threatening Qh4 looks hard to meet. The Nf6 has no squares, and Rf8 to protect it allows g7. If the protects it on e7, then Qh4-h7+ looks strong.

Of course I didn't calculate all this at the time. It just seemed that Black would have a hard time unravelling with my Ps denying him lots of squares.


Quite a good example of a game between a high-rated and much lower-(not yet) rated player where the underdog does well by avoiding major tactical errors for much of the game, but the stronger player just has too many strong ideas.
Yeah, it wasn't too badly handled, but having little space means he has to wait for White to come at him, and that's hard to handle.

Kevin Bonham
17-05-2008, 01:00 PM
But continuing with 28. g6 Nf6 29. Bg5 Nd7 30. Qf2 threatening Qh4 looks hard to meet.

Yes. When I made my previous comments I had looked at meeting this by 30...Kc8 to make room for ...Qd8, but I now see that after 30.Qf2 Kc8 31.Qh4 Qd8 white can put still more pressure on by B-c2-a4, and if not winning outright has got to be +/-.

Capablanca-Fan
17-05-2008, 10:49 PM
Logan Chess Club news
17 May 2008

It was the final round of our Club Championships last night. We had a Three way tie for first place Stephen Solomon, Jonathan Sarfati and Felix Klein. In the u1600 division we also had a three way tie David Cigelj, John Surridge and Mark Cervenjak also finishing equal 4-8th over all. In the u1200 division we had a clear winner Aaron Downey that also finished equal 9-13th overall. See full details here (http://members.optusnet.com.au/loganchess2/Results/2008/ClubChampionsip2008/)

You may have noticed a different look and feel to the website (http://members.optusnet.com.au/loganchess/). Well we have an added feature and extra menu item Tutorials (http://members.optusnet.com.au/loganchess/tutorials.html). YouTuber Matt Pullin aka GreenCastle has allowed us to embed his tutorial videos on this site. I will be developing this page as time goes by refining the navegation as it grows. I am also looking at having our own tutorial videos featuring the knowledge of some of our top players.

Basil
18-05-2008, 05:25 AM
Tuts are a great addition.

Desmond
18-05-2008, 08:10 AM
You may have noticed a different look and feel to the website (http://members.optusnet.com.au/loganchess/). I notice that that ridiculous YouTube video is still there. Does anyone think that is good advertising for your club?

Capablanca-Fan
18-05-2008, 01:41 PM
I notice that that ridiculous YouTube video is still there. Does anyone think that is good advertising for your club?
<Sigh!> I'll say no more ... but will mention this to him.

OK, he replies and said I could post it:


Who is Boris anyway? Under his name describes him well “Rearranged Pond Scum” critics! The video is personal and a cry from my heart. It shows a human face. “Does anyone think that is good advertising for your club?” The one thing our club is known for is being a social and friendly club where we can show a human face and be real people.

Capablanca-Fan
28-06-2008, 04:38 PM
Last night we farewelled Felix Klein, who flies back to Germany on Wednesday. He was a most welcome addition to the club on our regular club night and teams. While here, he managed to scalp Moulthun Ly and IM Peter Froelich, and his last teams match was a hard-fought win over Jonathan Humphrey on Board 1. We wish him success in chess and his career.

Capablanca-Fan
19-07-2008, 12:23 AM
Bennet,P - Sarfati,J [B70]
Winter Cup, 18 July 2008
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be2 Bg7 7.f3 mixing the systems; there is no need for Be2 if there is a P on f3 7...0-0 8.Be3 Nc6 9.Qd2 d5 White would rather have 0-0-0 already played than Be2. 10.Nxc6 bxc6 11.0-0-0 Qa5 12.Bh6 Bxh6 13.Qxh6 dxe4 14.fxe4 Be6 15.a3 Rab8 16.h4 Rxb2! 17.Kxb2 Rb8+ 18.Kc1 [18.Nb5 cxb5 would last longer, but Black still has a strong attack after the coming ...b4;
18.Bb5 Nxe4! (18...cxb5 19.Qf4 Rc8 also gives a strong attack) 19.Nxe4 Rxb5+ 20.Kc1 Qxa3+ 21.Kd2 Rd5+ 22.Ke1 Rxd1+ 23.Kxd1 Qa1+ 24.Qc1 Bg4+ 25.Kd2 Qd4+ 26.Ke1 Qxe4+-+] 18...Qxc3 19.Bd3 Ba2 mates in 4 0-1

Tony Dowden
19-07-2008, 08:29 PM
The assumption was correct, but the question doesn't follow. Indeed, the results were:

S. Solomon 1-0 R. Stevens
J. Sarfati 1-0 C. Stewart
F. Klein 1-0 R. Ambatali

But it's likely that we will share the title.

For the record, my game was:

1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Bd2 Nc6?! {5... c6 to make room for the Q} 6. Bb5! Bd7? 7. Nd5! {winning the Q} 7... Nxd5 {and resigns} 1-0

:lol: How much time did you use on the clock?!

Garrett
19-07-2008, 09:04 PM
Nice win with the dragon.

Home in time for the second half of the footy huh.

Cheers
Garrett.

Capablanca-Fan
19-07-2008, 09:11 PM
:lol: How much time did you use on the clock?!
Probably negative, since we had 30 sec increments ;)

Capablanca-Fan
17-08-2008, 11:44 AM
I played a simul on 15 Aug, scored about +16 = 1 -2 (losses to Phil Bennet and Amir Karibašić, draw with Aaron Downey).

Kings of chess
17-08-2008, 01:46 PM
[QUOTE=Jono]I played a simul on 15 Aug, scored about +16 = 1 -2 (losses to Phil Bennet and Amir Karibašić, draw with Aaron Downey).[/QUOTE

Me and my son had a nice evening at friendly Logan Chess Club.
I was little bit lucky as Jono did not have time to analyse position in simul but I think it was a nice and unexpected trap, whorted to be displayed:
See:

www.kingsofchess.biz/games1.html

I did try to upload on FEN which chess chat members using, but sorry I am littlle bit to busy at the moment to study new technique.

Adamski
17-08-2008, 01:56 PM
I played a simul on 15 Aug, scored about +16 = 1 -2 (losses to Phil Bennet and Amir Karibašić, draw with Aaron Downey). Sounds like a good warm-up for the blindfold simul at Manly, Jono. Well done!:clap: By the way we have the 8 players, plus 2 reserves! U 1800 people are keen to take you on!

Capablanca-Fan
17-08-2008, 03:00 PM
Me and my son had a nice evening at friendly Logan Chess Club.
I was little bit lucky as Jono did not have time to analyse position in simul but I think it was a nice and unexpected trap, whorted to be displayed:
See:

www.kingsofchess.biz/games1.html

I did try to upload on FEN which chess chat members using, but sorry I am littlle bit to busy at the moment to study new technique.
Glad you and your son enjoyed the night. The game, from memory, was something like:

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 d6 4.d4 exd4 5.Nxd4 Bd7 6.Nc3 Nxd4 7.Bxd7+ Qxd7 8.Qxd4 Nf6 9.0-0 0-0-0? 10.Qxa7 Qc6 11.f3 h6 12.Be3 g5 13.Rad1 g4 14.e5 [14.Bd4 then 15.fxg4 was simplest] 14... Nd7 15.Qa8+ [15.exd6 Bxd6 16. fxg4 increases White's advantage] 15...Nb8 16.Ba7? b6! [a neat trick I overlooked] 17.Qxc6 [17.Qxb8+ Kd7 17.Nd5 Rxb8 18.Bxb8 Qxc2 19.Bxc7 was best, with enough compensation for the Q] 16... Nxc6 17.Bxb6 cxb6 [and Black played well to exploit his advantage]

Capablanca-Fan
07-09-2008, 08:27 PM
My club is having its annual handicap tourney. In the following game, my opponent (White) has 43 min + 10 sec increment while I have 7 min + 4sec. Perhaps unwisely, he went into a Marshall and played a very old line:

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 c6 12.d4 Bd6 13.Re1 Qh4 14.g3 Qh3 15.Bxd5 cxd5 16.Qf3 Bf5 17.Qxd5 Rae8 18.Re3 Qh5 19.Qf3 [19.f3 Qg6 with the unstoppable double threat of ... Bxb1 and ... Bxg3.;
19.Qxd6 Bh3 20.f3 Rxe3 21.Bxe3 Qxf3] 19...Qxf3 20.Rxf3 Re1+ 21.Kg2 Be4 22.Nd2 Bc6 23.Nb3 Rfe8 24.Be3 Rxa1 25.Nxa1 f6 26.Nb3 g5 27.h3 h5 28.g4 hxg4 29.hxg4 f5 30.Nd2 fxg4 31.Bxg5 gxf3+ 32.Nxf3 Rf8 another pinned piece dies, so 0-1

Capablanca-Fan
13-11-2008, 11:53 PM
Here is a recent club game I played at 1 hr + 30 sec, showing the danger of allowing minor pieces to be "biffed" by centre pawns.

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Bc5 5.c3 b5 6.Bc2 Nf6 7.d4 exd4 8.cxd4 Bb6 9.e5 Ng8 10.d5 Na7 11.d6 Bb7 12.0-0 h6 13.Nc3 Bxf3 14.Qxf3 Nc6 15.Bb3 Nxe5 16.Re1 Kf8 17.Rxe5 Nf6 18.Re7 1-0

Garrett
14-11-2008, 04:33 AM
Black needs to book up on his openings, he/she went wrong very early.

Desmond
14-11-2008, 08:55 AM
Black needs to book up on his openings, he/she went wrong very early.Yeah, moved the e-pawn too far, for one thing. ;)

Adamski
14-11-2008, 10:40 AM
Yeah, moved the e-pawn too far, for one thing. ;)Boris, yet again you cause me to LOL. I assume you are like KB a French Defence player?

Desmond
14-11-2008, 11:32 AM
Boris, yet again you cause me to LOL. I assume you are like KB a French Defence player?Yep, sure am. Used to play the Sicilian, Dragon & Scehvinigen mostly, but I think the French suits my style better.

Capablanca-Fan
15-11-2008, 02:44 PM
Yeah, moved the e-pawn too far, for one thing. ;)
He must have taken your advice, sort of:

Bennet, P – Cervenjak, M [B12]
Spring tournament, R5 (final round)
14 Nov 2008

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 e6 Defeats the purpose of the Caro-Kann to block in this B. 3... Bf5 is normal. But now White has an extra tempo on the advance French. 4.f4 c5 5.c3 Nc6 6.Nf3 cxd4 Releases the tension too soon. 7.cxd4 Nge7 8.Nc3 Nf5 9.Bb5?! An unwise exchange, since this is White's good B, and it strengthens Black's centre. [9.g4 Nh4 10.Be3±] 9...a6 10.Bxc6+ bxc6 11.0-0 c5 12.Kh1 Bd7 13.a4 Be7 I prefer 13... Qb6 which pressures the Ps on d4 and b2. 14.Ne2 0-0 15.g4 Nxd4 16.Nexd4 cxd4 17.Nxd4 Rc8 17... f6! would undermine White's centre, when his K-side will feel the draft, especially if Black's light-squared B is released. 18.f5 Bg5 Exchanging off the good B and doing nothing about White's plans. 19.Bd2 Bxd2 20.Qxd2 Qh4 21.f6 gxf6 22.Nf3 Qh3 23.exf6 Kh8 24.Ng5 [24.Ne5! would keep Black's B shut in, and split Black's forces in two while White piles into the weak K-side.] 24...Qh4 25.Rf3 d4 now this B becomes strong 26.Rh3 Bc6+ 27.Kg1 Qxg4+ 28.Kf1 Be4! both attacking and defending 29.Re1 Bg6 [29...Rc2! was not played because of the possibility of 30.Rxe4 but both players overlooked the desperado 30...Qxh3+! with an easy win the exchange ahead, esp. with the R on the 7th.] 30.Rg3 My memory of the remaining moves is a bit hazy, except for the final position. 30...Qf5+ 31.Kg1 Qxf6 32.Rd1 d3 33.Rh3 Qd4+ 34.Kf1 Rc2 35.Qe1 d2 36.Qg3 Rc1 37.Ke2 Rxd1 38.Kxd1 Bc2+ 0-1

The following game from the same round shows that it's not so easy for White to draw in the Marshall if you don't know what you're doing.

Garthe, T. – Sarfati, J. [C89]
Spring Tournament, 2008

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nxe5 11.Rxe5 c6 12.d4 Bd6 13.Bxd5? Bxe5! 14.Bxc6 Bxh2+ 15.Kxh2 Qc7+ 16.Kg1 Qxc6 17.d5 Rd8! 18.c4 Qxc4 19.Nc3 b4 20.Bg5 f6 21.Bxf6 gxf6 0-1

Garrett
15-11-2008, 04:56 PM
that's a smash.....

but I do give white a lot of credit. He's got the guts to have a go and not wimp out with the Colle, Stonewall, Tromp etc.

It's the only way to improve.

Cheers
Garrett.

Capablanca-Fan
15-11-2008, 05:20 PM
that's a smash.....

but I do give white a lot of credit. He's got the guts to have a go and not wimp out with the Colle, Stonewall, Tromp etc.

It's the only way to improve.
Good point. Yermolinsky in The Road to Chess Improvement also advises against "quick fixes" to avoid learning real openings, since the former are really wimpy openings that surrender real hope for opening advantage. g3/b3 openings are another target. The Stonewall with White is the worst of the lot, because Black can hope for an early advantage, as per Liu–Truscott (http://www.chesschat.org/showpost.php?p=215504&postcount=119) that decided this year's QLD Champs.

Basil
15-11-2008, 05:26 PM
that's a smash.....

but I do give white a lot of credit. He's got the guts to have a go and not wimp out with the Colle, Stonewall, Tromp etc.

It's the only way to improve.

Cheers
Garrett.
WTF? I assume you're attributing balls to white's alternatives where the territory has been mapped out very soundly.

And what about my black repertoire?
I play Scandinavian, Dutch and Owens.

Garrett
15-11-2008, 05:29 PM
Good point. Yermolinsky in The Road to Chess Improvement also advises against "quick fixes" to avoid learning real openings, since the former are really wimpy openings that surrender real hope for opening advantage. g3/b3 openings are another target. The Stonewall with White is the worst of the lot, because Black can hope for an early advantage, as per Liu–Truscott (http://www.chesschat.org/showpost.php?p=215504&postcount=119) that decided this year's QLD Champs.

Solo is coaching Yi (I believe) and it shows in his improvement and his defence to 1.d4........ but he's obviously not yet prepared to listen as far as the white opening is concerned (I cannot believe Solo is pushing the Stonewall).

Garrett
15-11-2008, 05:34 PM
WTF? I assume you're attributing balls to white's alternatives where the territory has been mapped out very soundly.

And what about my black repertoire?
I play Scandinavian, Dutch and Owens.

Scandinavian must be okay because Smerdon seems to play it a lot. I have no idea because I play 1.d4 2.c4 and never play it as black.

Dutch always gives me a challenge and I think it's okay at our level (and even higher!), especially the Leningrad.

cheers
Garrett.

Capablanca-Fan
15-11-2008, 05:40 PM
Scandinavian must be okay because Smerdon seems to play it a lot. I have no idea because I play 1.d4 2.c4 and never play it as black.
Scandinavian with 2... Qxd5 is similar to the Caro, so it probably not too bad. Solo doens't think much of the new 3... Qd6 retreat though.


Dutch always gives me a challenge and I think it's okay at our level (and even higher!), especially the Leningrad.
Yes, Yermo relates that someone told noted Leningrad Dutch specialist Malaniuk that he should try the Bird. Malaniuk replied that the extra tempo would hurt him. Similarly, the Dutch Stonewall is playable against White's fianchetto, because that B is biting on granite, but if White plays the Stonewall, Black has a chance to develop this B to a better diagonal.


I play Scandinavian, Dutch and Owens.
Owens is the only one that should be played only as an occasional surprise. It doesn't set White enough problems.

Basil
15-11-2008, 05:52 PM
Smurf has played The Tromp as well (I played it first ;)) Doubt it. But I was playing before I knew who he was.

Capablanca-Fan
20-12-2008, 01:57 AM
Logan is now closed for Christmas / New Year; back on 9 Jan 2009.

My last club game for the year:

Sarfati,J - Surridge,J [A57]
Logan Allegro, 2008

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.Nf3 bxc4 5.Nc3 g6 6.e4 d6 7.Bxc4 Bg7 8.Bf4 Nbd7 9.h3 Nh5 [driving the B to a safer square] 10.Bh2 Qa5 11.0-0 Bxc3? [this P grab is far too risky in such a position, losing lots of time and the valuable Bg7] 12.bxc3 Qxc3 13.Rc1 Qa5 14.e5 Qc7 15.exd6 exd6 16.Re1+ Kd8 17.Qe2 Nb6 18.Bb5 Bd7 [18...a6 19.Qe8+ Rxe8 20.Rxe8#] 19.Qe7+ Kc8 20.Ba6+ Kb8 21.Bxd6 1-0

Spiny Norman
20-12-2008, 08:19 AM
Nice finish to the game Jono, a very good example of the perils of pawn grabbing at the expense of development! BTW, I've been getting interested in the Benko Declined lately ... what are your feelings about it, from a White perspective?

Capablanca-Fan
20-12-2008, 10:45 AM
Nice finish to the game Jono, a very good example of the perils of pawn grabbing at the expense of development! BTW, I've been getting interested in the Benko Declined lately ... what are your feelings about it, from a White perspective?
Thanx SK. Declining the Benko shouldn't really be a threat to Black, but I play it myself so didn't want to fight against my own weapons.

Capablanca-Fan
24-01-2009, 02:08 PM
Club Captain’s Report, Logan City Chess Club Inc. 2008

This year was quite a good one for the club.

Club member IM Stephen Solomon became Australian Champion and represented Australia at the Chess Olympiad in Dresden, Germany.
For half the year, we had 2200+-rated 17-year-old Felix Klein from Aachen, Germany.

As a result of this strengthening, the Club Champs was probably the strongest ever, finishing in a 3-way tie between Solomon, Klein and Sarfati. In many tournaments where there is a big gap between a few players and the rest, the top ones agree a quick draw and try to beat the rest, although in our case, other players can put up stiff resistance. Not so here—the games between the winners were drawn only after almost all material had disappeared from the board.

While the LCCC will always try never to lose its good social atmosphere, it’s also good to attract highly skilled players. A club with a reputation for strength is more likely to attract the numbers we need to fund the social activities we like. We also note a number of new faces.

We had our third annual friendly match with the Brisbane City Council team, the brainchild of our club member Oleg Korenevsky, as part of the Multicultural Festival. This time, our top three players were absent, all away from Brisbane, and although we held the top boards, the BCC team had too much depth.

The third Day of Knights tournament was also very well attended, with 45 entrants, and won by Solomon. Our club even made a small profit. Thanks once again to the generous sponsorship of White Knights Realty, and to our President for his efforts in obtaining this.

This year we had some innovations: a simul, which attracted a few outsiders; an endgame solving tournament, a most instructive evening thanks to Jim Ritchie’s preparation; and two transfer nights.

I and my colleagues on the tournament committee have noted that most club members prefer shorter time controls. So we have proposed a minor reduction of the intermediate time controls, so the regulated games can finish early and leave more time for casual games or allow an earlier night. We have also proposed one fewer one-game-per-night official event, replacing that with another faster tournament. But since the slow games are ‘classical’ chess, we have proposed an option where a slower tournament runs concurrently some of the faster tourneys, with a limited number of players.

I wish to thank the assistant captain, John Surridge, for running the computer draw and posting the results on our club’s website. And I thank all members for making my life easy by not getting into too many disputes!

Capablanca-Fan
24-01-2009, 02:09 PM
Logan City Chess Club is back in full swing for the new year. The slightly shortened time controls seem to be working: they still give players reasonable thinking time, but we are not playing so late, and there is time for casual games afterwards.

The following rapid game shows White putting up fairly good resistance, but the Bishop pair eventually costs him, by the common method of swapping one for a N at the right time.

Stewart,C - Sarfati,J [A46]
Logan Rapid, 2009

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 c5 3.c3 b6 4.Bf4 [a come-and-get-me type of opening, quite solid but doesn't really put much pressure on Black either] 4... Bb7 5.e3 e6 6.Bd3 Be7 7.h3 0-0 8.0-0 Nc6 9.Nbd2 Rc8 10.e4 [allows Black to win the B-pair] 10... cxd4 11.cxd4 Nb4 12.Qb3 Nxd3 13.Qxd3 d5 14.e5 Ne4 15.Rac1 Nxd2 16.Qxd2 Ba6 17.Rfe1 Qd7 18.Rxc8 Rxc8 19.Rc1 h6 20.Rxc8+ Qxc8 21.Qc1 Qxc1+ 22.Bxc1 Kf8 23.g3 Bc4 24.b3 Bd3 25.Nd2 Ke8 26.f4 f5 27.Kf2 Kd7 28.Ke3 Be4 29.h4 Ke8 30.Nf3 Bb1 31.a3 Bc2 32.b4 Kd7 33.Kd2 Be4 34.Ne1 Kc6 35.Kc3 Bh1 [I touched it so had to place it somewhere not en prise ...] 36.a4 a6 37.Ba3 b5 38.a5 Be4 39.Nc2 Bxc2 40.Kxc2 Kd7 41.Kd3 Ke8 42.Ke3 Kf7 43.Kf3 Kg6 44.g4 fxg4+ 45.Kxg4 h5+ 46.Kg3 Kf5 47.Kf3 Bf8 0-1

ER
29-01-2009, 12:41 PM
My God it's Zugzwang!!! The Bishop has been in an offside position since move 37!!! Maybe Dr Sarfati's whole endgame strategy was based upon this weakness. Had the Bishop defended the Pawn from say c3, would the result be a draw?

Capablanca-Fan
29-01-2009, 01:33 PM
My God it's Zugzwang!!! The Bishop has been in an offside position since move 37!!! Maybe Dr Sarfati's whole endgame strategy was based upon this weakness. Had the Bishop defended the Pawn from say c3, would the result be a draw?
That's a very good question. In the final position, yes, it looks drawn although it's a rotten B because it can't be zugged and the Black K can't penetrate. 37.Ba3 was aiming for the discovered attack b5+, but it backfired by turning the B into a P. But then, if the B were not on a3, I wouldn't have blocked with ... b5 or swapped off the B for N, and would have tried to enter my K on the K-side and used the B-pair to harrass the Q-side.

ER
29-01-2009, 04:01 PM
ty for both positional analysis and endgame lesson! :)

Kevin Bonham
29-01-2009, 04:24 PM
That's a very good question. In the final position, yes, it looks drawn although it's a rotten B because it can't be zugged and the Black K can't penetrate. 37.Ba3 was aiming for the discovered attack b5+, but it backfired by turning the B into a P. But then, if the B were not on a3, I wouldn't have blocked with ... b5 or swapped off the B for N, and would have tried to enter my K on the K-side and used the B-pair to harrass the Q-side.

I think even if the B is on c3 then the final position is still an easy win for black whoever's move it is. Black can play ...Be7 committing the white bishop to e1 to defend b4 and h4. If Black needs to lose a move, ...g6 is still available, with another zugzwang.

Desmond
29-01-2009, 04:32 PM
IMO white should have played h5 before the black K arrived at g6.

Capablanca-Fan
29-01-2009, 05:52 PM
IMO white should have played h5 before the black K arrived at g6.
That certainly had to be considered. But at what point? If it's before I exchanged my light-squared B, it would just be picked off.

Capablanca-Fan
29-01-2009, 05:54 PM
I think even if the B is on c3 then the final position is still an easy win for black whoever's move it is. Black can play ...Be7 committing the white bishop to e1 to defend b4 and h4. If Black needs to lose a move, ...g6 is still available, with another zugzwang.
Yes, two weaknesses are usually vital to zug a bad B if it's not going to turn itself into a big P, as on a3. But this would mean something had to be attackable on h4.

Desmond
29-01-2009, 09:34 PM
That certainly had to be considered. But at what point? If it's before I exchanged my light-squared B, it would just be picked off.Say move 43.

Kevin Bonham
29-01-2009, 10:38 PM
Yes, two weaknesses are usually vital to zug a bad B if it's not going to turn itself into a big P, as on a3. But this would mean something had to be attackable on h4.

In the final position as shown by the game viewer there is a white pawn there.

Capablanca-Fan
29-01-2009, 11:21 PM
Say move 43.
43. h5 g6 44. hxg6+ Kxg6 45. Kf2 Kh5 46. Kf3 Bf8 47. Kf2 Kg4, then ... h5-h4, gxh4 Kxh4, Kf3 Be7, White must give way to g4, then lose the f-pawn, because Black has an unlimited supply of tempo moves with the B.

Desmond
30-01-2009, 08:35 AM
Thanks Jono.

Capablanca-Fan
30-01-2009, 09:36 AM
In the final position as shown by the game viewer there is a white pawn there.
In that case, there is no defence.

But suppose White had a B on c3 and also tried Boris' idea of h5 to remove that target? Then this Zugzwang wouldn't be possible.

Black could try


... g6, hxg6 Kxg6
... h5-h4, gxh4 Kh5 then Kxh4 [But White might be able to stop Black from getting his K to this square with Be1, so then what?]
... Kh3-h2-g1-f1. White can't stop this by Kf2 because ... Bh4+ forces White to give away. White can't allow ...Kg4
... Bh4-f2. Now the "principle of two weaknesses" is operational, because White's B needs to guard both Pd4 and the square e1 which would allow the BK a path to destroy White's Ps from below. White's K must remain on f3 to guard both g2 and e2.
... If White's B is on c3 and Black's on f2, White to move loses easily because if Bb2 to maintain protection of Pd4, then ... Be1, Ba3 Bc3. Black to move waits with ... Bg1

Capablanca-Fan
03-04-2009, 11:39 PM
Our club has already had a number of tournaments. Tonight we had an Allegro Teams tournament, with four evenly matched teams, playing a round robin. Recent Australian Champion, Solo (IM) turned up to lead one of them. Both of us beat the other two top boards Oleg Korenevski and Craig Stewart, and our own game was right to the wire ending in a draw with a few seconds left.

Solo is also likely to lead our team in the QLD Interclub and play in our club champs, starting a week after Easter.

NB: we have no club night on Good Friday.

Capablanca-Fan
16-04-2009, 07:03 PM
A game played a few weeks ago (as best as I can remember), with a fairly standard ...Rxc3 sac in the Dragon:

Bennet,P - Sarfati,J [B78]
Logan, 2009

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0-0 8.Bc4 Nc6 9.Qd2 Bd7 10.0-0-0 Rc8 11.Bb3 Ne5 12.Bh6 Bxh6 13.Qxh6 Rxc3 14.bxc3 Qa5 15.Ne2 Rc8 16.Kd2 Bb5 17.Qe3 Nc4+ 18.Bxc4 Bxc4 19.Nc1 d5 20.e5 d4! [exploiting all the pins] 0-1

Desmond
16-04-2009, 07:33 PM
Assume you didn't miss 17...Qxc3#

Capablanca-Fan
16-04-2009, 07:36 PM
Assume you didn't miss 17...Qxc3#
I doubt that my opponent would have in the post mortem either, so my move order was not right. Fixed now, thanx.

Capablanca-Fan
18-04-2009, 11:32 AM
The Club Champs started last night, with quite a good crowd by our standards lately: 22. Solo might play next week after the SIO (http://chesschat.org/showthread.php?t=8331). But we had both runners up in the recent QLD Open in Bundaberg (http://chesschat.org/showthread.php?t=9144&page=4), Ryan Stevens and Brodie McClymont, and Korenevsky is not to be taken lightly either.

Someone tried to improve on White's play in #20 by not recapturing on c3, but it leaves too little firepower for either defence or attack.

Vasilakos,C - Sarfati,J [B78]
Logan Chess Club Champs
R1, 17 April 2009

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0-0 8.Bc4 Nc6 9.Qd2 Bd7 10.0-0-0 Rc8 11.Bb3 Ne5 12.Bh6 Bxh6 13.Qxh6 Rxc3 14.h4 Rxb3 15.Nxb3 Qb6 16.Rdf1 Nc4 17.Re1 a5 18.h5 a4 19.g4 axb3 20.a3 bxc2 21.b4 Qd4 22. Kxc2 Ba4+ 23.Kc1 Qb2# 0-1

Garvinator
24-04-2009, 03:11 PM
The Club Champs started last nightIs the tournament going to be ACF rated?

Mephistopheles
24-04-2009, 06:28 PM
Someone tried to improve on White's play in #20 by not recapturing on c3, but it leaves too little firepower for either defence or attack.

Vasilakos,C - Sarfati,J [B78]

Is 12. Bg6 not just plain rubbish? I thought that 12. h4 was fairly standard in that position. It is certainly what I would tend to play as White.

Capablanca-Fan
24-04-2009, 06:58 PM
Is 12. Bg6 not just plain rubbish? I thought that 12. h4 was fairly standard in that position. It is certainly what I would tend to play as White.
I believe so. But were not for the exchange sac, it would be quite logical, removing the fianchettoed B.

Mephistopheles
25-04-2009, 04:10 AM
I believe so. But were not for the exchange sac, it would be quite logical, removing the fianchettoed B.
It's certainly "logical" but, as a FM, you are aware that Chess is not always a logical game. Looking at theory...

12. h4 Nc4 13. Bxc4 Rxc4 14. h5 Nxh5 15. g4 Nf6 16. Bh6 and the line that I like is 16. ... Nxe4 17. Qe3 Rxc3 and the exchange sac is hardly devastating but White is somewhat disrupted and Black's counterplay is pretty decent. I would happily play that position with either colour.

Kevin Bonham
25-04-2009, 03:40 PM
That sort of Bh6 thing is often much more dangerous when you have a knight in the neighbourhood, which in this case white does not. I notice how the Nf6 more or less singlehandedly renders white's kingside push ineffective for several more moves than the game actually takes to finish.

Capablanca-Fan
25-04-2009, 04:21 PM
Sarfati,J - Flynn,C [E85]
Logan club champs
R2, 24 April 2009

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 d6 5.f3 0-0 6.Be3 Nc6 7.Nge2 e5 This doesn't work so well with ... Nc6 in the Sämisch. Play one or the other. 8.d5 Ne7 9.g4 This might become an attacking move, but sometimes its main purpose is to restrict Black from gaining a huge K-side space advantage. 9...Ne8 10.Qd2 f5 11.h3 Displaying White's intention, for now, of just holding the fort on the K-side while storming the Q-side. 11...f4 While this stops White's attack on the K-side,it helps White's fort-holding. 12.Bf2 Nf6 13.0-0-0 White's K is well protected by the space advantage, but it temps Black to play some "attacking" P moves, which help White more. 13...Qe8 14.Kb1 Bd7 15.Nc1 a5 16.c5 Nc8 17.Bc4 Kh8 18.Qe2 dxc5 19.Bxc5 Nd6 Now White begins the conquest of the light squares. 20.Bxd6 cxd6 21.Bb5 Rf7 22.Bxd7 Qxd7 23.Qb5 Qxb5 Avoiding this exchange was better. White wants to remove the guardians of the light squares. 24.Nxb5 Bf8 25.a4 Ne8 26.Nb3 Nc7 27.Nxc7 White has no objection to the swap 27...Rxc7 28.Rc1 Rd7 29.Rh2 b6 30.h4 Mainly to close the K-side, but White won't mind if it leads to new black targets. 30...Be7 31.h5 gxh5 32.Rxh5 Rg8 33.Nd2 Rb7 34.Nc4 Ra8 35.Na3 Black probably should have tried for ...b5 earlier, since there was nothing to lose. White won't give him any more chances for that. 35...Bf8 36.Rc6 Kg7 37.Kc2 Kg6 38.Kd3 [38.Rxe5] 38...h6 39.Rxe5 But even without this loss of a P, with more to follow, Black couldn't prevent White's K march to b5, then Nc4, when Black's Q-side is overwhelmed. 1-0

ER
25-04-2009, 09:36 PM
That's an impressive lecture of how to conduct the White pieces in the Sämisch Variation! As you note, Black did not handle the defence well, nevertheless, White's domination in the Centre plus the neutralisation of Black's forces before they were able to co-ordinate for the thematic Q-side attack are sound references for the King's Indian Student! Thanks Jono!

Capablanca-Fan
02-05-2009, 12:47 AM
Round 3 of the Club Champs tonight (1 May 09):

Solo won with a powerful positional P sac that left his opponent tangled up in knots:

Solomon,S - Bennet,P [E01]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 Nbd7 5.Nf3 c6 6.0-0 Bd6 7.b3 0-0 8.Nc3 dxc4 9.bxc4 e5 10.e3 exd4 11.exd4 Re8 12.Qc2 a6 13.Nh4 g6 14.Bg5 Bf8 15.d5 c5 16.d6! Bxd6 17.Nd5 Be7 18.Nxe7+ Qxe7 19.Rad1 Qe6 20.Qc3 Qe5 21.Qd2 Qc7 22.Rfe1 Rxe1+ 23.Qxe1 a5 24.Qe7 Qb6 25.Bh3 Ra6 26.Bh6 Black is so tied up that mate is imminent, so he gave up here. Some lines are: 26...Ra8 [26...Qc7 27.Rxd7 mate in 3] 27.Nf3 Qc7 28.Ng5 mate in 4 1-0

The following featured a rare line:
Stevens,R - Sarfati,J [C54]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Bc4 Bc5 5.c3 Nf6 6.e5 d5 7.Bb5 Ne4 8.cxd4 Bb6 [8...Bb4+= is also fine] 9.Qc2N Bd7 10.Bxc6 Bxc6 11.0-0 0-0 12.Be3 f5 13.exf6 Qxf6 14.Nbd2 Nd6 15.a4 Nf5 16.Nb3 a5 17.Bg5 Qg6 18.Qd2 h6 19.Bf4 Be8 20.Rfe1 Nd6 21.Bxd6? [an unforced error, although White was slightly worse] 21... Rxf3 22.Qd1 Rd3-+ keeps the piece 23.Be5 [23.Qc2 cxd6] 23...Rxd1 and won easily 0-1

Garvinator
23-05-2009, 01:36 AM
Logan Club recently received a decent write up in their local paper in the sports section. Take note- I said the sports section ;) :whistle:

Capablanca-Fan
30-05-2009, 12:52 AM
Logan Club recently received a decent write up in their local paper in the sports section. Take note- I said the sports section ;) :whistle:
Surely not: CameronD would be irate!

Capablanca-Fan
30-05-2009, 12:56 AM
Stephen Solomon is the worthy winner of the Club Champs, with Jonathan Sarfati and Oleg Korenevsky tied for second. The decisive game was played in the penultimate round, where the winner sacrificed a P for sustained pressure:

J. Sarfati – S. Solomon
Logan Club Champs R6
22 May 2009
(E83)

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 0-0 5.Be3 d6 6.f3 Nc6 7.Nge2 a6 8.a3 [Dlugy liked this move after 8.Qd2 Rb8] 8...Na5 9.Nc1 [9.Ng3 Doesn't disconnect the Q and R] 9...c5 Not an uncommon move in KID, saccing a
P for activity 10.dxc5 Be6 11.Nd5 Rc8 12.Nb3 Nxb3 13.Qxb3 dxc5 14.Qxb7 [14.Rd1 would have been safer, but Black is OK] 14...Rb8 15.Qxa6 [15.Qxe7 Nxd5 16.Qxd8 Rfxd8 (Both of us thought the following fantasy variation was strong for Black but the main line of this note is better 16...Nxe3 17.Qd3 Bxb2) 17.cxd5 Bxd5! 18.exd5 Re8 19.Kf2 Rxb2+ 20.Be2 Bd4] 15...Rxb2 16.Rc1 [16.Rd1 Nxd5 17.cxd5 Bc3+ 18.Bd2 Rxd2! 19.Rxd2 Bxd5! Looks a bit like Morphy's box office game but White holding after 20.Qd3 Bxd2+ 21.Qxd2 Bc6 22.Bc4 Qxd2+ 23.Kxd2] 16...Qb8 17.Qa4 Nh5 18.Rc2 f5 19.exf5 gxf5 20.Be2 Rb1+ 21.Rc1 Bxd5 Now the N is gone, but I never liked the idea of Nxe7+ since White's development is so lagging 22.cxd5 Bd4! 23.Kf2 Bxe3+ 24.Kxe3 Rb2 25.f4? The final blunder, although White has a position only a computer could approve of [25.Qc4] 25...Nxf4! [White lost on time but the game was lost as well. White can't play 26.Qxf4 Rxe2+ 27.Kf3 Rf2+] 0-1

Desmond
30-05-2009, 06:54 AM
Oleg seems to be doing quite well of late.

Garrett
30-06-2009, 11:54 AM
I was talking to Craig Stewart on the weekend and apparently the Day of Knights is still on this Sunday.

I think he mentioned the details could be found at the Logan Chess Club website.

cheers
Garrett.

Capablanca-Fan
30-06-2009, 01:28 PM
I was talking to Craig Stewart on the weekend and apparently the Day of Knights is still on this Sunday.

I think he mentioned the details could be found at the Logan Chess Club website.

cheers
Garrett.
I won't be in Brisbane for the next two months; I was double booked for this one unfortunately. It's likely that Craig will direct it instead. He has organized and directed tournaments for the Redlands Bay RSL club, including an open, so he should be very good. Here is an entry form and details (http://members.optusnet.com.au/loganchess/NewFiles/DOK2009.pdf).

MIRKO
25-07-2009, 08:10 PM
Last night we had our simul, Stephen Solomon played against every player who came to the club,and he won EVERY game!!!!Now thats pretty impressive!!!There were approx 20 challengers but Solo in his polite and friendly manner disposed of us all !!!!Great work champ and thanks for your time, it shows what a great player he is and a really nice bloke!!!

Solo
25-07-2009, 10:18 PM
Thankyou Mirko; thats so nice of you, you'd think it was my birthday! Brodie McClymont had me beaten, and blundered at a later stage when I came back quickly. Tony Garthe played the best game, and I had to think a lot in a tricky position against 80 year old Barbara Hurst! Mirko if you are who I think you are, you played far too passively:doh: .

Amir K.
25-07-2009, 11:16 PM
Thankyou Mirko; thats so nice of you, you'd think it was my birthday! Brodie McClymont had me beaten, and blundered at a later stage when I came back quickly. Tony Garthe played the best game, and I had to think a lot in a tricky position against 80 year old Barbara Hurst! Mirko if you are who I think you are, you played far too passively:doh: .

I am sure he is not IM Mirko Rujevic. He is not to passive.

Capablanca-Fan
30-07-2009, 01:36 AM
I am sure he is not IM Mirko Rujevic.
Me too; he's never been seen at Logan, and it's unlikely that an IM would play in a simul against another IM.

Well done to Solo for his picket fence against quite decent opposition.

Kings of chess
02-09-2009, 08:02 AM
Hi Jono,
I have been informed by some Logan chess club members that you have tournament on 27 September 2009, on the same day of surfers Paradise Open 2009 and that they need to decide where to go.
Our club kindly ask you to postpone this tournament for another day.
Regards,
Kings of chess club Inc

Capablanca-Fan
02-09-2009, 09:16 AM
Hi Jono,
I have been informed by some Logan chess club members that you have tournament on 27 September 2009, on the same day of surfers Paradise Open 2009 and that they need to decide where to go.
Our club kindly ask you to postpone this tournament for another day.
Regards,
Kings of chess club Inc
Hi Amir

This is most unfortunate. The LCCC calendar has been planned since last year, and this includes our booking the venue for the Logan Handicap Finals. I will certainly ask about rescheduling since your tourney is so prestigious and it would be good for as many Logan members to play.

Kings of chess
04-09-2009, 04:49 PM
Hi Amir

This is most unfortunate. The LCCC calendar has been planned since last year, and this includes our booking the venue for the Logan Handicap Finals. I will certainly ask about rescheduling since your tourney is so prestigious and it would be good for as many Logan members to play.


We have sent email to CAQ (Garvin Gray) in September or October 2008 with application for 26/27 September 2009.
However Garvin Gray has mostlikely deleted this email and asked me in December 2008 to apply for dates for 2009 Surfers Paradise Open.
Anyway, I know is not your fault and I know that your President John Surridge usualy does not check CAQ Calendar and we can not do nothing about that.

Garvinator
04-09-2009, 05:37 PM
We have sent email to CAQ (Garvin Gray) in September or October 2008 with application for 26/27 September 2009.
However Garvin Gray has mostlikely deleted this email and asked me in December 2008 to apply for dates for 2009 Surfers Paradise Open.
Anyway, I know is not your fault and I know that your President John Surridge usualy does not check CAQ Calendar and we can not do nothing about that.

However Garvin Gray has most likely deleted this email and asked me in December 2008 to apply for dates for 2009 Surfers Paradise Open.
Anyway, I know is not your fault and I know that your President John Surridge usualy does not check CAQ Calendar and we can not do nothing about that.
I really hope you have something to back up this claim as you are basically saying that I have deliberately ignored the interests of one club over another, or something similar. If you think I find this offensive, then you have guessed correctly.

Would this be the email you are referring to? Feel free to gift wrap your apology to me and all on this board asap. As you can see, I did not delete the email you refer to. So you are clearly wrong and I want you to re-tract your quoted claim.

================================================== ====
From: Amir Karibasic
Sent: Sunday, October 19, 2008 9:23 PM
To: Patrick Byrom ; Garvin Gray ; Gail Young ; Gail Young ; Atomic
Subject: Broadbeach Cup 2009 and Surfers Paradise Open 2009

Hi to all,

We would like to register following tournaments and dates in Year 2009:
Broadbeach Cup on 06/07/08 JUNE 2009
Surfers Paradise Open 2009 between 22 September and 27 September 2009 (5 Days Fide tournament including weekend tournament).
In addition, we would like to see: How serious are dates for Queensland women Championship on 13/14 December 2008 as we would like to organise rapid tournament on Sunday, 14 December 2008 ( we could not find any other date free, but suddenly Women's Championship has appeared on CAQ Calendar)?
Regards,
Amir Karibasic
Kings of chess club
www.kingsofchess.biz

--------------------------------------------------------------
When you emailed council two months later about the matter, we then added your tournaments to the calendar. The current CAQ calendar has not changed for quite a while, especially in regards to your tournament. In fact it probably needs an update since it still shows your tournament as being a 5 day event: http://www.caq.org.au/htm/2009CAQcalendar.htm.

Why I am pointing out our own error in not updating the calendar is that it is proof that the calendar has been on the website in the same form for quite a while now.

Kings of chess
04-09-2009, 06:15 PM
I really hope you have something to back up this claim as you are basically saying that I have deliberately ignored the interests of one club over another, or something similar. If you think I find this offensive, then you have guessed correctly.

Would this be the email you are referring to? Feel free to gift wrap your apology to me and all on this board asap. As you can see, I did not delete the email you refer to. So you are clearly wrong and I want you to re-tract your quoted claim.

================================================== ====
From: Amir Karibasic
Sent: Sunday, October 19, 2008 9:23 PM
To: Patrick Byrom ; Garvin Gray ; Gail Young ; Gail Young ; Atomic
Subject: Broadbeach Cup 2009 and Surfers Paradise Open 2009

Hi to all,

We would like to register following tournaments and dates in Year 2009:
Broadbeach Cup on 06/07/08 JUNE 2009
Surfers Paradise Open 2009 between 22 September and 27 September 2009 (5 Days Fide tournament including weekend tournament).
In addition, we would like to see: How serious are dates for Queensland women Championship on 13/14 December 2008 as we would like to organise rapid tournament on Sunday, 14 December 2008 ( we could not find any other date free, but suddenly Women's Championship has appeared on CAQ Calendar)?
Regards,
Amir Karibasic
Kings of chess club
www.kingsofchess.biz

--------------------------------------------------------------
When you emailed council two months later about the matter, we then added your tournaments to the calendar. The current CAQ calendar has not changed for quite a while, especially in regards to your tournament. In fact it probably needs an update since it still shows your tournament as being a 5 day event: http://www.caq.org.au/htm/2009CAQcalendar.htm.

Why I am pointing out our own error in not updating the calendar is that it is proof that the calendar has been on the website in the same form for quite a while now.


Apologise?
Why we did not receive reply on this email and why you have requested from Kings of chess and other clubs to apply for tournament dates in December again and you ignored my email from October 2008 and now finally you did find this email which I have sent to you in December again.
How is possible that Joh Surridge from Logan chess Club has not been reminded about 2009 Surfers Paradise Open?

MIRKO
05-09-2009, 12:35 AM
Hi Jono,
I have been informed by some Logan chess club members that you have tournament on 27 September 2009, on the same day of surfers Paradise Open 2009 and that they need to decide where to go.
Our club kindly ask you to postpone this tournament for another day.
Regards,
Kings of chess club Inc HI AMIR,the club de3cided to change the final to the following week!!!! Thats good news so we will all be able to play in your tournament and the logan tourney if they choose!!!Its good to see that chess people are flexible and supporting each other!!! You will have to come to the club and thank them and promote your exciting tournament!!! see you soon.

Capablanca-Fan
05-09-2009, 05:09 PM
We had the first night of our annual handicap tourney. In this game, the lower-rated player used his time well:

Mark Cervenjak v J. Sarfati
R3, 43 minutes +10 sec increment v 7 min + 5 sec

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.b3?! [This is no way to refute the Benko] 4... bxc4 5.bxc4 [This P can be troublesome to defend] 5... g6 [going for that airy diagonal] 6. Bd2 Bg7 [6... Ne4 to remove that B and leave Black's without an opponent] 7.Qa4 7... Ne4? [simply 7... 0-0 if fine for Black] 8.Ba5! [So [I]that was the point!] 8... 0-0 9. Bxd8 Rxd8 10. f3 Nd6 11. Qc2 Bxa1 12. Nc3 Nxc4 13. Qc1 Bb2 14. Qc2 Na6?? 15. Nb5! [exploiting the loose minors, and winning one of them. White won fairly easily after this, otherwise it would have been a hard one.] 1-0

Capablanca-Fan
04-10-2009, 03:55 PM
Today was our annual club highlight, the Handicap Finals at the Logan Butter Factory, with a BBQ to follow. Thanks to John Surridge and Phil Bennet for organizing, the team at the BBQ (Jim Ritchie, Anne Harris, Joe Wycha and Phil Bennet), and to the family and friends for a good turnout, and Tony Garthe for photos.

A: D. Castor – Sarfati 0–2
B: O. Korenevski – Mark Cervenjak 2–0
C: P. Bennet – J. Aquilina 1.5–0.5
D: A. Downey – J. Wycha 1–1 (Downey wins on tiebreak, having the beter score in the preliminary Swiss)
E: C. Flynn – P.-O. Nilsson 0.5–1.5
F: T. Garthe – Matthew Cervenjak 0.5–1.5

The following were the games for the trophy, from memory; teh top two seeds made it into the final despite the time handicaps. These two games were played even. The first one had White's pressure without Qs leading to a decisive advantage. In the return game, White was making most of the running until a surprising unforced error left too many weaknesses.
Sarfati,J - Castor,D [A16]
Logan Handicap Final R1

1.c4 Nf6 2.Nf3 [not 2.Nc3 d5 3.cxd5 Nxd5 4. e4 Nxc3 5. dxc3 as happened with the same opponents on Friday night, which is too drawish, and Black even won] 2... g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.dxc3 Qxd1+ 7.Kxd1 Bg7 [the extra moves favour White, because the B is not well placed here, as becomes clear. The loos of castling is no problem; in fact, White's K is well placed to invade the Q-side if there are enough further exchanges] 8.Bf4 c6 9.Bc4 Nd7 10.a4 Nc5 11.Re1 Be6 12.Bxe6 Nxe6 [12...Nd3 13.Bg3 Nxe1 14.Bc4 Nxg2 15.Bf1] 13.Be3 0-0 14.Kc2 Rfd8 15.Red1 c5 16.Kb3 b6 17.Ng5! Nf8 18.Rxd8 Rxd8 19.a5 f6 [19...Bh6 20.Nxf7!] 20.Nf3 Ne6 21.axb6 axb6 22.Ra7 Kf7 23.Rb7 Rd6 24.Kc4 Nd8 25.Rb8 Nc6 26.Rxb6 Na5+ 27.Kxc5 Rxb6 28.Kxb6 Nc4+ 29.Kb5 Nxb2 30.c4 Nd1 31.c5 Nc3+ 32.Ka6 Nxe4 33.c6 Ke6 34.Bf4 g5 35.Nd4+! Kd5 36.c7 gxf4 37.c8Q Kxd4 38.Qg8 Bh6 39.Qxh7 Bf8 40.Qg8 Bh6 41.Qh8 Nc5+ 42.Kb5 Bg5 43.h4 and won 1-0

Castor,D - Sarfati,J [A45]
Logan Handicap Final R2

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bg5 e6 3.e4 h6 4.Bxf6 Qxf6 5.c3 d5 6.e5 Qd8 7.Nf3 c5 8.dxc5 Bxc5 9.Bd3 Qb6 10.Qc2 Nc6 11.Nbd2 Bd7 12.Nb3 Be7 13.0-0 Rc8 14.Qe2 Na5 15.Nxa5 Qxa5 16.Nd4 a6 17.f4 b5 18.a3 Qb6 19.Kh1 g6 20.g4 Kd8 21.Qf2 Bc5 22.Rac1 Kc7 23.b4 Be7 24.Qe2 Kb7 25.Rc2 White has some pressure, aiming for f5 while holding everywhere else, so Black tries to mix things up 25...f5 26.g5? a surprising mistake [26.exf6 Bxf6 27.Bxg6 Bxd4 28.cxd4 Qxd4 with a messy position] 26...hxg5 27.fxg5 Rh5 Now White has weak Ps on h2, g5, e3 and c3 28.Rg1 Rch8 29.Qg2 Qc7 30.Qe2 Rh3 [30...Rxh2+!] 31.a4 Rxh2+ 32.Qxh2 Rxh2+ 33.Rxh2 Qxc3 34.Rh7 Qxd3 (and now 35.Rxd7 allows ...Qh3#, so Black won) 0-1

Capablanca-Fan
10-10-2009, 12:14 AM
Tonight was a lightning tournament with 9 rounds:
1 J. Sarfati 9
2 D. Castor 8
3 O. Korenevski 7
4 Matthew Cervenjak (12yo!) 6.
...

Here is one game with fairly standard sacs in the Dragon:

P. Bennet – J. Sarfati

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 Nc6 8.Qd2 0-0 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.0-0-0 Rc8 11.Bb3 Ne5 12.Bh6 Bxh6 13.Qxh6 Rxc3 14.bxc3 Qa5 15.Qe3 Rc8 16.Kd2? Neg4! 17.fxg4 Rxc3! 18.Qf4 [18.Qxc3 Nxe4+;
18.Qe1 Rxb3+ 19.Ke2 Bxg4+] 18...Rf3+ 0-1

Capablanca-Fan
25-10-2009, 05:03 PM
Last Sunday, a Logan team beat a Council team 7-3 as part of the Brisbane City Council's Multicultural Festival. This was the brainchild of Oleg Korenevski, and it's turned into an annual event; this was the fourth one. Don't know all the matchups yet (I was away from town for work), but top two boards were pretty strong:

1. S. Solomon 1-0 T. Truscott
2. D. Castor 1-0 K.(I.) Abylkassov

We have now had R2 of our Spring Tourney, with 1 hour + 30 sec Fischer time control. Some games:

D. Castor – Mark Cervenjak
This shows up the dangers of putting a piece in front of a backward P on an open file:
1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Bg5 Be7 6.e3 b6 7.Qa4+ Bd7?! 8.Qb3 Bc6?! 9.Nf3 Ne4 10.Bxe7 Kxe7?! [10...Qxe7 11.Ne5 (No need to fear 11.Nxd5?! Bxd5 12.Qxd5 Qb4+ with complications) 11...Nxc3 12.Qxc3 Bb7 13.Bb5+ is still good for White, but not as good as the game] 11.Ne5 Nxc3 12.Qxc3 Qd6 13.Nxc6+ Nxc6 14.Rc1 Qb4? [but alternatives lose the Pc7 with a dreadful game besides] 15.Qxb4+ Nxb4 16.a3 [winning a piece now, and the game a few moves later]

T. Garthe – J. Sarfati
An ancient Dragon trap:
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.Be2 Nc6 8.0-0 0-0 9.f4?! Qb6! 10.Rb1? Nxe4! 11.Nxe4 Bxd4 12.Bxd4 Qxd4+ [winning a P then the game later]

Capablanca-Fan
08-01-2010, 01:27 AM
We close only for Christmas, New Year and Good Friday, so we are back in business tonight!

Adamski
08-01-2010, 08:31 AM
...Don't know all the matchups yet ...I would never have guessed that Jono and Goughfather play at the same club. Have now met and chatted with the latter and of course have been friends with the former for many years.

Capablanca-Fan
30-01-2010, 10:38 AM
Stewart,C - Sarfati,J [E81]
Summer Rapid, 29 Jan 2010

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 0-0 5.f3?! c5 6.d5 d6 7.Be3 Qa5 8.Qd2 a6 9.Bh6 Bxh6 10.Qxh6 Nbd7 11.g4?! White can't sustain an attack since Black will force the return of the Q, so this is just weakening. 11...Qb4 12.Qd2 Ne5 13.b3 b5 14.cxb5 axb5 15.Bxb5 [15.Nxb5 Qxd2+ 16.Kxd2 Ba6 17.Nc7 Bxf1 18.Nxa8 Bg2] 15...Ba6 16.Bxa6 Rxa6 but thanks to the loosening g4, it's hard to develop. 17.Kf2? Nexg4+! 18.fxg4 Qxc3! 0-1

Solo
30-01-2010, 11:09 AM
Nice game. The website may not be working at present; an optus message comes up. I would like to see the calender.

Adamski
30-01-2010, 11:26 AM
Nice game.Yes, good one Jono. So many players try those g4 type ideas against KID. You showed up the weaknesses it can create very nicely.:clap:

Capablanca-Fan
30-01-2010, 03:41 PM
Nice game. The website may not be working at present; an optus message comes up. I would like to see the calender.
Thanx Solo. Unfortunately John Surridge had to move for family reasons, and we are trying to find a replacement to run the website (we have some possibilities). The calendar is available, and we discussed last night about posting it to club members.

Capablanca-Fan
13-02-2010, 02:00 PM
Logan is already up to the fourth tourney of the year, with fairly good turnout. This one is the Summer Active, and featured a variant of an old trap:

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.dxc5 e6 4.b4?! a5 5.b5 Bxc5 6.Bg5? Ne4! [6...Bxf2+ 7.Kxf2 Ne4+ was also not bad.] 7.Be3 [7.Bxd8 Bxf2#] 7...Bxe3 8.fxe3 Qh4+ 9.g3 Nxg3 winning

Solo showed up, which is good to see, and of course scored 3/3. Afterwards he beat me +2-1 in blitz.

MIRKO
27-02-2010, 07:05 PM
GARVINATOR, Logan needs some alterations to the CAQ club information,if u can do it,we would appreciate it, our juniours now begins 6.30. thanks.

Garvinator
27-02-2010, 07:15 PM
GARVINATOR, Logan needs some alterations to the CAQ club information,if u can do it,we would appreciate it, our juniours now begins 6.30. thanks.
Send me an email with the new information and I will update. Also, can you please send to me who the current committee members are to? My email: president@caq.org.au

Capablanca-Fan
27-03-2010, 01:32 PM
Thanks to the Logan club for having a good last night for me. We had a BBQ (thanks to Phil Bennet for all his cooking), then a tandem simul by Solo and me. This means, Solo does a full circle (16 players in all), then I would do one, and alternate. This is quite a hard one, since our styles are a bit different and neither of is knows what the other one is thinking. Also, as Solo is the stronger player, I didn't see some of his plans, e.g. I repeated moves in one game where, as I found out, he wanted to sac a N for a powerful P mass in the centre. We managed to avoid any losses, but had some fortunate escapes all the same. Draws were made with Joe Aquilina, Tony Garthe, Craig Stewart, Anthony Solomon, and Martin Post (a friend from my Kiwi days who joined the club just as I am leaving).

I wish the Logan club well for the future; I had about 13 years of pleasant Friday nights and some team competitions with them. My work might let me loose in QLD again, and if so, I'll make sure a Friday night is free so I can pop in.

Adamski
27-03-2010, 01:43 PM
Good to see you got a good send-off Jono. I recall Martin Post too. Another Christian who plays chess. Don't know if he's YEC or not.
Bon voyage, Jono. Look forward to your posts from GA!

Solo
28-03-2010, 07:53 PM
Jono you are very modest! You were the driving force behind the club for those 13 years:)

Yes I would have sac'd that Knight because it is my style, but I'm not sure if it was good!

Solo
28-03-2010, 07:58 PM
Mirko, you played a much better game last night than in the simul last year, and had us busted in the opening! After my desperate Qf1 if you had played ...d4 straight away we would have been gurgling!:)

MIRKO
29-03-2010, 06:08 PM
Solo and Jono,Thanks 4 the pleasure of playing two of Logan's finest!!I, like every body else really enjoyed the night.I might have to try my luck in Squash !!!Good luck in Canberra and Sydney Solo, and all the best in USA Jono!!Win some chess tournaments over there.

redchess
09-04-2010, 08:01 PM
The Logan City Chess Club has a new website at
www.logancitychessclub.110mb.com (http://www.logancitychessclub.110mb.com) . :owned:

It just has the basics at the moment, location, time, calendar but will gradually add results, links and more to it.

Capablanca-Fan
16-04-2010, 02:49 PM
The Logan City Chess Club has a new website at
www.logancitychessclub.110mb.com (http://www.logancitychessclub.110mb.com) . :owned:

It just has the basics at the moment, location, time, calendar but will gradually add results, links and more to it.
Excellent! Thanks for creating the site.

Capablanca-Fan
16-04-2010, 02:50 PM
Solo and Jono,Thanks 4 the pleasure of playing two of Logan's finest!!I, like every body else really enjoyed the night.I might have to try my luck in Squash !!!Good luck in Canberra and Sydney Solo, and all the best in USA Jono!!Win some chess tournaments over there.
Thanx Mirko. Almost settled in here now. Haven't played any chess yet though.

MIRKO
18-04-2010, 08:50 AM
Thanx Mirko. Almost settled in here now. Haven't played any chess yet though.
Hi Jono. Nice to hear from you and that you made it safely.We are missing you at the club allready,when are you coming back?At the momment we are having the club championship,we finished 2nd round on fri.I will post the weekly results from now on with the cross table.Solo is playing so the rest of us are playing for 2nd!!!. all the best...

MIRKO
22-05-2010, 08:06 AM
Congratulations to Martin Post ,friend of Jono and Adamski,for winning the logan club championship last night. He played Craig Stewart in the final round. The winner of that match was going to win the title,well done Martin.Solo who was 10 lenghts ahead with 200m to go,unfortunatly he couldn't make it to the last two rounds.

Capablanca-Fan
23-05-2010, 05:11 AM
Congratulations to Martin Post ,friend of Jono and Adamski,for winning the logan club championship last night. He played Craig Stewart in the final round. The winner of that match was going to win the title,well done Martin.Solo who was 10 lenghts ahead with 200m to go,unfortunatly he couldn't make it to the last two rounds.
Well done Martin. Thanks for the updates, Mirko. Two rounds is too much of a handicap for anyone, even Solo.

Capablanca-Fan
29-07-2010, 08:10 AM
Day Of Knights Tournament

Sunday August 29th Springwood Bowls Club

Lots of prizes, fun chess tournament, register now!!

CLICK HERE (http://www.logancitychessclub.110mb.com/Logan%20DOK%20Entry%20Form%202010.pdf) for Entry Form

MIRKO
24-10-2010, 08:48 PM
Today we had our annual Logan Handicap final's at the butter Factory.It was a beautiful day,the weather was fantastic,the steaks were tender and juicy and the atmosphere was friendly and vibrant.Jono who won the tournament last year couldn't defend his title due to moving to America.For those who don't know this tournament has a time handicap so the higher rated player has much less time which can really provide upset's.we had four matches.The finalist's were determined in the 4 previous Friday night's. playing for first was Matthew cervenjak vs Me (Matt is 13yrs old) and he beat me on countback 1-1 the lower rated player wins.On board two we had Phil jackson playing Russell Mortimer Phil won 1-0 (since he won the first game being the lower rated player it was all over).The third board Craig Stewart played Chris Flynn Craig won 2-0 (even though he was out till 4am Fishing).And on board 4 Tony Garthe beat Derrick 2-0.Thanks to Jim Ritchie and Phil Bennet for a great day. With Matt winning he joins one other Junior(at the time) whose name is on the trophy and that person is one of Australia's best Player's none other than David Smerdon(Very big shoes to fill)

Capablanca-Fan
26-10-2010, 04:48 PM
Thanks for the report, Mirko. Yes, that was always a major highlight of the Logan club year, and I miss that. Looks like the final was a family affair! Well done both of you.

Capablanca-Fan
11-11-2010, 01:21 PM
Hey Loganites: why not take a few car pools down to the 2010 Gold Coast Chess Festival (http://chesschat.org/showthread.php?t=12001), 26–30 December 2010? Should be a great tourney, good fun, and a chance to hone your skills against a wider variety of players.

MIRKO
14-11-2010, 05:42 PM
Jono we need you or Solo if a loganite is going to win this Tournament otherwise we are only participants who try hard, but we can't fight with rocks against machine guns!!! Are you coming down to play Jono?

Capablanca-Fan
15-11-2010, 07:56 AM
Jono we need you or Solo if a loganite is going to win this Tournament otherwise we are only participants who try hard, but we can't fight with rocks against machine guns!!! Are you coming down to play Jono?
Hey Mirko, it's a bit too far to travel from the USA ;) Some of you guys should be able to score well.

MIRKO
15-11-2010, 06:49 PM
Hey Mirko, it's a bit too far to travel from the USA ;) Some of you guys should be able to score well.
We will try our best,I thought you might be around this way with work,Amir will have Live games with MONROI so you can follow the games.

Capablanca-Fan
04-02-2011, 06:10 AM
We will try our best,I thought you might be around this way with work,Amir will have Live games with MONROI so you can follow the games.
Good, saw that. Some galant games on your part too!

Here's another one that Loganites should be encouraged to enter: Gold Coast Tin Cup Sat/Sun 12/13 Feb (http://chesschat.org/showthread.php?p=300675#post300675).

Capablanca-Fan
15-05-2011, 04:24 PM
Congratulations to a long-term club stalwart, as well as a popularizer in the Redlands area! :clap: :clap:

redchess
01-04-2012, 06:57 PM
NEW WEB ADDRESS for Logan City Chess Club
www.logancitychessclub.webs.com (http://www.logancitychessclub.webs.com)

Please update your bookmarks...

Capablanca-Fan
02-04-2012, 02:44 AM
NEW WEB ADDRESS for Logan City Chess Club
www.logancitychessclub.webs.com (http://www.logancitychessclub.webs.com)

Please update your bookmarks...
Thanks, Red. Looks very good. Now I can see the results clearly; looks like you have more people turning up per night now, which is excellent. Give my best to the club.

Capablanca-Fan
28-09-2012, 12:50 PM
So, did young Matthew Cervenjak win the club champs (http://logancitychessclub.webs.com/2012%20Club%20Championships.html) then? He has improved a lot since I left 2.5 years ago, considering that the field included some of the best veterans of the club.

Capablanca-Fan
20-01-2017, 02:32 PM
Congratulations to two Logan club members on becoming Candidate-Master–elect, Aurel-John Buciu and Oleg Korenevski :clap::clap:

StokesyRedcliff
05-02-2017, 12:11 AM
Congrats to both Aurel-John and Oleg from the Redcliffe Chess Club too!

Capablanca-Fan
03-01-2020, 01:52 AM
The Logan City Chess Club has a combination of social and serious. Their website (https://www.logancitychessclub.com.au/) says:


The Logan City Chess club meets every Friday evening for a mix of social and tournament games. Beginner to advanced, everyone welcome!

The Club runs from 7:20 pm to 10:30 pm. Cost is $5 per night ($4 concession) or $8 per family.

The club is held at Springwood High School (200 Springwood Rd, Springwood QLD 4127), Building H - Room 3,

CHECK THE 2020 CALENDAR (https://www.logancitychessclub.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/LCCC-2020-Calendar.pdf)